In this series I am sharing my favourite veganized recipes for traditional holiday foods, and today I’ve got everyones favourite vegetable, brussels sprouts!

I really did not like these one bit as a child but once I got over the smell and gave them a chance, I became a convert. They are easy to prepare, very nutritious and give a holiday plate a nice bit of much needed green.

Though brussels sprouts are probably the most likely dish to be vegan already I just thought I would share my very simple cooking method, perfect if you are looking for an alternative to boiling them and stinking up the house;

Ingredients:

  • brussels sprouts trimmed and cut in half
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic
  • lemon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C.
  2. Place washed, trimmed and halved sprouts into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, add salt, pepper and minced garlic. Toss around until mixed.
  3. Spread sprout mixture on a baking tray, on some parchment for easy cleaning.
  4. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, checking periodically to make sure they are not getting too crispy. (…or not, I like the crispy bits)
  5. Remove from oven when they are cooked through and have golden brown edges. Add a bit more salt and squeeze lemon over top before serving.

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I know there is a lot of different foods on your plate at Christmas dinner but it is always good to have a green vegetable in there to make yourself feel healthy.