Category Archives: Vegan

Yummy Vegan Brussels Sprouts Salad

This is the third and final post in this collaboration with my friend Julie, the uber talented chef behind The Magic Fridge. Her first recipe for delicious lamb shanks can be found here. The second recipe for a yummy vegan squash soup can be found here. All three recipes are definitely worth a try! And who knows…we may do this again some day as I know she has a wealth of delicious recipes worth sharing.

Vegan Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe

Vegan Brussels Sprouts Salad

– 1/2 a red onion, very thinly sliced (optional)

– 2 tsp olive oil 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced

– 1 apple

– 1 pear

– 1 cup roasted or steamed butternut squash cubes (optional – but highly recommended by me!)

Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

2 tbsp honey

3 tbsp Dijon mustard, or more if desired

1/2 tsp each onion and garlic powders 1

1/2 tsp salt, or more to taste

Place all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously. Set aside. Place sliced onions in a large mixing bowl.

Put oil in pan and heat on medium-high. Sauté sprouts until they are bright green and slightly tender but still crunchy. Pour them into the bowl, too. Thinly slice the apple and pear and add them to the bowl along with the squash, if using. Toss with the dressing about an hour before serving.

Vegan brussels sprouts salad

Brussels Sprouts

Vegan Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe

 

Squash Soup with Roasted Garlic – vegan option!

It’s taken me a while to get caught up but I wanted to finish my series of recipe posts with my friend good friend Julie of The Magic Fridge! This is part 2 of the 3 (see part 1 here) and today I am blogging Julie’s recipe for a delicious and easy squash soup. What’s great about this recipe (aside from the ease of making it!) is the fact that you can easily veganize it by using vegetable broth. A really simple recipe and perfect for warming up on a cold fall or winter day!

Squash Soup with Roasted Garlic recipe, vegan

Easy and Healthy Squash Soup with Roasted Garlic

– 2 small or 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks

– 1 head of garlic

– Olive oil

– Chicken or vegetable broth

– Thyme and/or sour cream to garnish

Cut the top off of the head of garlic and wrap it in two layers of foil, topping with a splash of olive oil before closing.

Toss the squash in a roasting pan with more oil and nestle the garlic foil bundle into the corner of the pan. Roast at 375F for approx. 1 hour or until garlic is brown and soft.

Squeeze garlic out of the cloves. Place squash, garlic and chicken into a blender or in a large pot if using an immersible stick blender. Puree, adding broth as necessary to blend smoothly and reach your desired consistency. Add fresh thyme and/or some sour cream before serving.

Squash Soup Recipe

Squash and Roasted Garlic Soup Recipe