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We love Brussels sprouts, and usually find ourselves preparing them by roasting them in the oven. We wanted to shake things up a bit, adding a little variety to one of our favorite vegetables.
This recipe calls for a unique combination of Brussels sprouts and fresh ginger, which intrigued us. This dish would be great as a side to your dinner or would fit the bill when craving a salty mid-afternoon snack.
It’s the end of the work week (for some of us), which means it’s Real Food Friday.
As the fine folks from Food Myth Busters put it, Real Food Friday is a pledge to eat food that is real: sustainably and ethically raised from workers and food producers paid and treated fairly. If you’re feeling dedicated to real food, consider taking the pledge and being mindful on Friday (or everyday of the week) about the food you’re putting in your body.
Sesame Ginger Brussels Sprouts
- 10 ounces of brussels sprouts
- 2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled & grated
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, cut in half & thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp water
Trim stems and any yellow leaves from Brussels sprouts. Cut each sprout lengthwise into quarters. In a cup, stir together soy sauce, grated ginger and sesame oil. Meanwhile, in a nonstick 12-inch skillet heat olive oil over medium heat until hot.
Add onion and cook about 5 minutes or until it begins to soften, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium high, add Brussels sprouts and water; cover and cook about 5 minutes or until sprouts are beginning to soften and brown, stirring once.
Remove cover from skillet and cook about 5 minutes longer or until sprouts are tender-crisp, stirring frequently. Remove skillet from heat and stir in soy sauce mixture.
It’s Real Food Friday! Similar to Meatless Monday, this is a call to action. Food Mythbusters is asking individuals to pledge to eat food that is real. What constitutes real? According to Food Mythbusters real food is sustainably and ethically raised from workers and food producers that are paid and treated fairly.
We wholeheartedly believe in eating real food, and encourage people to be conscious about what they’re eating Friday (and everyday). Consider taking the pledge and being mindful about your diet today and throughout the weekend. It’s surprising how good you feel after eating whole, real foods.
To kick off this Real Food Friday we’re giving you a recipe for overnight oats. This is a great raw, vegan breakfast idea that involves little to no work. We’ll be getting in more strawberries this afternoon (fingers crossed) so you can add the spiced strawberry sauce to the oats to amp up the flavor.
This recipe is from My New Roots, a blog full of real food recipes that will keep you busy and inspired for days.
Over Night Oats with Spiced Strawberry Sauce
From: My New Roots
Over Night Oats
- 2/3 cup oats or any other whole, rolled grain
- 1 cup milk of your choice (almond, soy) or water
- A dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice (1/2 tsp.)
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
Spiced Strawberry Sauce
- 2 pounds strawberries
- Zest of 1/2 orange
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1 star anise
- 1 black peppercorn (optional)
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp raw honey or agave
You can start by making the spiced strawberry sauce. Wash and cut the strawberries in half, or into quarters depending on their size. Place in a large jar or container. Add all the other ingredients and using a muddler or a large spoon, smash the berries extracting their juices, but leaving some of them whole. Be sure to crush the whole spices too (you may want to use a mortar and pestle before placing them in the jar).
Cover with an airtight lid and place in the fridge to marinate for at least an hour. It will keep for a week.
Now you can move on to the overnight oats. All that you have to do for this is fold all the ingredients together in a jar or bowl and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, remove the oats from the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes if desired. Layer in more milk, yogurt and the spiced strawberry sauce. Enjoy!