Gluten-free Vegetarian Thanksgiving 4: Mushroom Socca Tartlet and Apricot Brussels Sprouts

November 17th, 2011 yum Posted in Blog Event, Blog News, Brussels Sprouts, Dairy Free, Fellow Food Bloggers, Holiday, Party Food, Party Menu, Soy Free, Thanksgiving, Vegan, beans 3 Comments »


Welcome to Episode 4 in our Vegetarian Thanksgiving Series. Today Kim of Welcoming Kitchen shared a creative recipe for a Mushroom Socca Tartlet that would be a wonderful entree in any holiday meal. Kim used all whole ingredients, even grinding her own chickpea flour from dried chickpeas to make the socca. My favorite part of this recipe is probably the fresh herb infused oil. Not only does it look beautiful but it sounds like it would taste simply divine. All of the recipes at Kim and Megan’s site are free of the eight common allergens (dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, fish, and shellfish), gluten-free, and vegan. Not only that, but they have a series of cookbooks out, and the latest released in June Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes looks pretty awesome. Allergen AND Gluten-free AND Vegan recipes? Sign me up!

For my contribution, I thought I’d share an unusual but absolutely recipe for delicious apricot glazed brussels sprouts. In my opinion, brussel sprouts are an unfairly maligned vegetable. If they are prepared right, they can be really, really tasty.

Here are some lovely blog recipes for Brussel Sprouts.
I tried the first three recipes and they were YUMMY!
Elana’s Pantry Chestnuts with Brussel Sprouts
Gluten-free Bay Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Gluten-free Bay Lemon Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Fat Free Vegan Brussels Sprouts with Basil and Garlic
Simply Recipes Hashed Brussel Sprouts with Lemon

Apricot Glazed Roasted Brussel Sprout recipe
Ingredients
1 lb- 1 1/2 lb. brussels sprout
olive oil
dried dill to taste
salt
pepper

1/2 cup apricot jam (i use a no-sugar variety)
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
lemon zest, if desired

Directions
Clean sprouts and shake off water, or fold in a towel. Cut in half, horizontally, and place in medium to large bowl, drizzling with olive oil. Season with dill, salt, and pepper and place flat on cookie sheet. I think that it is easiest if you put them all one way, either flat, cut side face down or round exterior face down. Place in 425 F oven and bake for 15 minutes and then check. If one side is nicely browned, turn over. Otherwise, put back in oven for another 10-15 minutes or until browned on one side. (This will depend on size of the brussel sprout) When this one side is brown, turn the sprouts over and bake for 5-10 minutes or until done to your preference. I like them more done than my DH- My favorite part is the crispy, paper-like exterior. yum! He likes them lightly browned but not papery. To each their own.

While sprouts finish browning, put your jam, lemon juice, and zest in a heavy bottomed, small soup pot. Bring to a simmer and let it come to a liquid like texture. Then turn off the stove and reserve glaze.

When brussel sprouts are done, put in a pretty, medium sized serving bowl and drizzle generously with glaze, stirring if necessary. Serve and enjoy!

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Gluten free hypo-allergenic Rotation Diet Menu: Apricot glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

October 18th, 2009 yum Posted in Breastfeeding for Allergic Baby Recipe, Brussels Sprouts, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fellow Food Bloggers, Gluten Free Blogs, Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday, JM friendly, Menu, Menu Plan Monday, Soy Free, TED Elimination Diet, Vegan, Vegetarian 11 Comments »

brussels2 This week the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is hosted by Celiacs in the house with a theme of squash. I’ve included a plan for a tasty, low-carb spaghetti squash “pasta” dish in my lineup. I just love the mild taste and texture of spaghetti Squash. What’s your favorite way to prepare it? I’d love some new ideas! Below is my menu, but don’t forget to check out more menus at Org Junkie.
Monday: Italian
Spaghetti Squash “pasta” with eggplant tomato caponata

Tuesday: Chinese
White Jasmine rice with Veggie stir fry

Wednesday: Indian
Aloo Jeera Recipe (Potato with Cumin), Spiced Okra Recipe, Chard Chips

Thursday:
Vegan
Brown Rice Pot Pie with Kidney Beans

Friday: Vegan
Mashed Smoky Sweet Potatoes, Veggie Soup

Saturday:
Chinese
White Fried Rice and Veggie Stir Fry

Sunday: American Breakfast
Fried Potatoes and Onions, Slow Simmered Greens

This week I thought I would share a seasonal recipe for apricot glazed Brussels Sprout that is perfect for Thanksgiving or other Fall celebrations. I happened to have some apricot jam, which is odd as I have never liked apricots all that much, and some brussels sprouts begging to be used. Somehow it occurred to me that brussel sprouts might be nice glazed in apricot jam… and you know what? They were quite delightful! I took heart and inspiration from the blog Veggie Venture’s experiment with apricot glazed brussels sprouts, but I always roast brussels sprouts whenever I can rather than boil them. I have By the Bay to thank for that- and her savory Roasted Brussel Sprout Recipe is a favorite in our house. If you haven’t had brussel sprouts lately (or ever)- why not try one of these tasty recipes?

Other Book of Yum Gluten-free Brussels Sprouts Recipes:
Chinese Szechuan Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Gluten-free beer glazed Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Indian Mustard Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Sweet Caramelized Brussels Sprouts Recipe

*note: While strictly speaking the following is not TED, those doing extreme protein elimination diets may find it useful. Brussels Sprouts are also high in Calcium, which is nice for breastfeeding moms, although some moms reportedly have trouble with the “gassiness” of this kind of vegetable. Luckily, we seem to tolerate vegetables well.

Apricot Glazed Roasted Brussel Sprout recipe
Ingredients
1 lb- 1 1/2 lb. brussels sprout
olive oil
dried dill to taste
salt
pepper

1/2 cup apricot jam (i use a no-sugar variety)
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
lemon zest, if desired

Directions
Clean sprouts and shake off water, or fold in a towel. Cut in half, horizontally, and place in medium to large bowl, drizzling with olive oil. Season with dill, salt, and pepper and place flat on cookie sheet. I think that it is easiest if you put them all one way, either flat, cut side face down or round exterior face down. Place in 425 F oven and bake for 15 minutes and then check. If one side is nicely browned, turn over. Otherwise, put back in oven for another 10-15 minutes or until browned on one side. (This will depend on size of the brussel sprout) When this one side is brown, turn the sprouts over and bake for 5-10 minutes or until done to your preference. I like them more done than my DH- My favorite part is the crispy, paper-like exterior. yum! He likes them lightly browned but not papery. To each their own.

While sprouts finish browning, put your jam, lemon juice, and zest in a heavy bottomed, small soup pot. Bring to a simmer and let it come to a liquid like texture. Then turn off the stove and reserve glaze.

When brussel sprouts are done, put in a pretty, medium sized serving bowl and drizzle generously with glaze, stirring if necessary. Serve and enjoy!

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