Hidden Greens

Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy over Mashed Potatoes with Green Beans and Brussels Sprouts w. Joanna Tester Sausage

If you like a certain vegetable and no one else in your family does you have to get creative if you want to eat it but don’t want to just make it for yourself. That vegetable for me is Brussels Sprouts. My husband hates them. I’m not sure if Reno likes them or not but I wasn’t going to take a chance. She’s been on a I don’t eat vegetables kick (little does she know how many veggies she is really eating).

I’m not a fan of frozen veggies but I find myself using them more and more because its easier with our daughter. So I bought a bag of the frozen sprouts and dumped them into the pot of almost boiled potatoes along with some frozen string beans. Drained em. Mashed em with some Earth Balance and non dairy milk. Served them with VwaV’s Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy and breakfast sausage, fennel and seitan based, I made as a tester for Joanna’s new Yellow Rose cookbook.

I’m happy to report that all of it was eaten by the 3 of us. Later I confessed to my husband that he had indeed eaten brussels sprouts for dinner. He didn’t seem to mind since the whole meal tasted so good.

3 Comments on Hidden Greens

  1. Vic
    April 21, 2009 at 10:38 AM (12 years ago)

    That is so tricky….and smart! I may try this with some veggies myself. Thanks for the idea!

  2. veggievixen
    April 21, 2009 at 12:17 PM (12 years ago)

    extremely punk rock. and delicious!!!

  3. Sal
    April 22, 2009 at 6:32 AM (12 years ago)

    I love that punk rock gravy, it’s the shizzle. I used to hate brussels too, until I tried them roasted – and now it’s love!!


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