Surprise, you like brussels sprouts!

brussels sprouts

What brussels sprouts look like for reals, photo credit Beth Wodnick (this is not my toddler)

Tonight I returned from a work trip to San Diego to find that the lights in our kitchen had burned out. Or, dimmed out? Something like that, I’m not very handy. So, I prepared dinner in our very dimly-lit galley kitchen. I decided to make the Herb Scalloped Potatoes and Cornmeal Marsala Roasted Brussels Sprouts (from Veganomicon) with a side of lightly pan-fried tofu–we have a ton of potatoes I purchased from Costco and then I kinda went out on a limb and bought the brussels last weekend. The tofu I made for the protein since I didn’t think 3tbs of chickpea flour in the brussels was going to satisfy my toddler.

I actually hate brussels sprouts. I used to hate all cabbage as a kid actually, but lately I’ve been warming up to cabbage in both raw and cooked forms, so I thought I’d give these little guys another try. And, they’re undeniably cute, aren’t they?

Herb Scalloped Potatoes

Herb Scalloped Potatoes. Meh.

Without seeing the meal with the lights on, I didn’t notice until I put it all on the dining table how ….yellow everything was. Golden potatoes, browned tofu, and cornmeal-encrusted greens. Honestly–the potatoes were kinda boring, the tofu was nothing special, but the brussels…man, they were good! ┬áThe brussels were gone so fast I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture! The cornmeal texture was really fun, and the garam marsala took the edge off the cabbagey smell.

So in lieu of the brussels, I leave you with a picture of the potatoes. They were pretty, but mediocre? Next time I’ll just add more butter. :)

More brussels sprouts recipes to try:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Ina Garten)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts (in a cast-iron skillet with lemon juice and garlic, sub nooch for the parmesan)

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  1. George says:

    Oh, but I do love brussels sprouts! Nice spread, Lace. =)

  2. jinx says:

    I LOVE brussel sprouts! (not always the case) and I LOVE the Veganomicon…so why-oh-why have I never made that brussel sprout dish??? I wonder if I can still sneak it into our Thanksgiving dinner menu…

  3. jinx says:

    Oh and really, the first time I saw brussel sprouts on the stalk I flipped out! Someone was buying the last stalk at a produce store and I was sooooo bummed out there weren’t any more. I tried growing them at home but they sprouted and then died :(

  4. lacey says:

    Thanks, Jinx! I’m totally going to try some of the recipes on your site. Any favorites??

    I keep finding recipes in Veganomicon that I’ve never seen before. One of my absolute faves is the (Spaghetti and) Bean Balls! Oh man…SO GOOD!!!

  5. jewbacca says:

    i like soup, b-sprouts, and doughnuts. AND i have two kids, so i feel your mommy pain. mmm. doughnuts. thanks for the muse!

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