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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Almonds, Cranberries & Feta

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The other night I was looking for a way to make the brussels sprouts I had into more of a “meal.”  Honestly I hadn’t gone shopping in a while so I was working with what I had leftover in the fridge.  I was having a craving for my favorite roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, but it needed something.  Then I found I had these:

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Dried cranberries, almonds and feta cheese.  The perfect salty-sweet-crunchy combo!  The awesome thing about this recipe…it’s the PERFECT compliment to all of those holiday meals coming up!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Almonds, Cranberries and Feta
Serves 2
A delicious salty-sweet-crunchy version of roasted brussels sprouts!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  2. 20-30 brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
  3. Fresh ground pepper
  4. 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  5. 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  6. 2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Dice the bacon and cook in a small pan over medium heat for around 10 minutes until lightly browned but not cooked fully.
  3. Depending on the size, half or quarter the brussels sprouts and place on a sheet pan with fresh ground black pepper.
  4. Pour bacon along with the bacon fat over the brussels sprouts and toss to combine.
  5. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes or until browned.
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with almonds, cranberries and feta.
  7. Enjoy!
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This recipe is quick, easy, and absolutely delicious!  I’m pretty sure you could even get the most avid brussels sprouts hater to like these.  Enjoy!

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Cauliflower Puree

I have had a ton of requests for my recipe for cauliflower puree on Twitter and Instagram, so here you go!  I think you will be surprised at how easy this is to make and how delicious it is.

The recipe contains 6 ingredients: cauliflower, almond milk, chicken broth, butter, salt  and pepper.  That’s it!  

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I use almond milk because that’s what I have in the house and I like the flavor.  You can certainly use any other liquid you have on hand (milk, soy milk, etc…) or stick with just chicken broth for a lighter puree.  You can also omit the butter, but I think that it adds an extra creaminess to the puree that makes it more like mashed potatoes.

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Mmmm…butter!

This is my go-to side dish lately and it’s the perfect pairing for any protein!  My favorites are a nice grilled steak or some seared scallops!

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Hope you enjoy!  Let me know how it turns out 🙂

Cauliflower Puree
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 head of cauliflower (4 cups)
  2. 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  4. 2 Tbsp grass-fed butter
  5. Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. 1. Add about 1 inch water to a pot large enough to hold a metal steamer and bring to a boil.
  2. 2. Cut cauliflower into florets.
  3. 3. Add cauliflower florets to the steamer, cover pots and reduce heat to a medium-low. Steam for 20 - 25 minutes.
  4. 4. Once cauliflower is fork tender, transfer to a food processor.
  5. 5. Add almond milk and broth to food processor and pulse until smooth.
  6. 6. Add butter to mixture and pulse until creamy.
  7. 7. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  8. 8. EAT!
Notes
  1. The amount of liquid will vary depending on how much cauliflower you use. Start will less and add as needed until the mixture gets to a smooth consistency.
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