Blue Brussels Sprouts
IntroductionThis is a makeover of ETL recipe: Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Blue Cheese. I have substituted beans for the pasta. You could also substitute rice. I usually don't have white miso paste, and the brown tastes very good in its place. This is a makeover of ETL recipe: Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Blue Cheese. I have substituted beans for the pasta. You could also substitute rice. I usually don't have white miso paste, and the brown tastes very good in its place.
300 grams brussels sprouts, cut in half (if large) to help take in all the flavors
100 g onion, slivered
100 g sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 t. black pepper
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus a few sprigs for garnish
1 1/2 c. cooked chickpeas, (3/4 c. from dried) Note: the nutrition info is for home cooked beans without sodium
3 apples, peeled & sliced, bite sized chop
"Blue Cheese" Sauce
1/2 c raw cashews
1 pkg firm tofu
3 cloves garlic
1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
3 T. lemon juice
1 T unhulled sesame seeds
5 g. miso paste (color is better with white paste)
6 T nutritional yeast
4 t raspberry vinegar
1 t onion powder
4 t dijon mustard
1 cup of cooked white northern beans can be substituted for the yogurt.
This sauce is delicious. The whole dish could be put into a casserole dish when you put it together and baked for about 15 minutes to serve to company, but it's not necessary. It's delicious and ready to serve in one half hour on top of the stove.
The original dish didn't use beans but served the sauce over bean pasta. You could serve this over rice or add some more veggies. It would be pretty with some chopped red peppers.
You could serve it as a side dish, planning on 12 1/2 cup servings, but you have 12 g of protein in 1 cup of this dish with no animal protein in sight.
I can honestly say this is the best meal I've ever had. Really.
You will find lots of uses for the sauce as a dip or binding sauce for other casseroles or veggies. I'd like to use it as a sauce in a white lasagna recipe.
Add the chopped apple, canned beans and "blue cheese" sauce. Continue to cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
Serve with a salad. I like romaine, oranges, ground flax and garlic rice vinegar with this meal.
Process all the ingredients for the Blue cheese sauce in a high speed blender if you haven't made it already.
Serving Size: Makes 6 one cup main dish servings
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