All posts tagged: brussel sprouts

3 (Vegetarian) Ways with Sprouts

The vegetable that divides the nation come December is finally back in season, and I’m sat firmly in the camp of people that are delighted. I’m fairly sure I despised sprouts as a child, as did most of us. These days, my fridge is never without a bag in the winter. Those of us with a fondness for sprouts are often looking for new ways to prepare them so as to entice those of us who refuse to pile them onto their plate. I wanted to try and do something vegetarian this year, because in previous years I’ve relied solely on bacon to tempt sprout haters and I like a challenge. Whether or not you succeed in convincing the sprout haters in your life that the little green things should be given another chance, I hope you’ll find something in this post that you haven’t tried before. Sprouts with Goats Cheese and Dried Cranberries This never used to be my style, but I’m finding this year that I’m more partial to sprouts that have been …

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and a Crispy Fried Egg

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and a Crispy Fried Egg

This post was written in collaboration with British Lion eggs This is not the most exciting recipe I’ve posted throughout the Christmas season, but it’s actually what I’ve been eating for breakfast at least twice a week or so since December started. I think that’s grounds to tell you about it, don’t you? It was last year that I realised I actually do like brussel sprouts, very much so in fact. I’d never eaten them roasted before, and I can’t for the life of me remember where I first saw it suggested, but it changed my Christmas life forever. They’re crispy on the outside, a little sweet on the inside and salty and delicious all over – the fact that they’re green means that they must also be healthy. I use eggs that carry the British Lion standard in this recipe – as I always do, it’s a sure fire sign of optimum food safety. Head on over to the British Lion website to find out more about their standards. Eggs are my go-to at Christmas for …

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Chestnuts and Cranberries

I don’t like sprouts, I don’t think any of us do if we’re really being honest with ourselves. But it’s part of our great British stoicism to suck it up and serve them with Christmas dinner all the same, so here’s a recipe to make them bearable. It’s quite easy to give this recipe a vegetarian or vegan makeover; vegetarians: ditch the bacon, vegans: ditch the bacon (obv) and swap out butter for coconut oil or walnut oil. This recipe will serve 4-6 as a side dish. 750g brussel sprouts 160g bacon lardons 200g cooked and peeled chestnuts (the vacuum packed ones), chopped roughly 75g dried cranberries 25g butter Boil your sprouts according to pack instructions, about 5 minutes is the norm. While they’re on the boil, get a non-stick frying pan going on a high heat and start sizzling those lardons. Drain your sprouts and melt the butter in the same pan on a gentle heat, then start cooking the chestnuts and cranberries. Once they’ve been warmed through (3-4 minutes should do the trick) …