The word Eurasian means a combination of European, or European American, and Asian cultures. When I made this recipe I was trying to create crispy-crunchy Brussels sprouts that had an emphasis on Italian flavors. My decision to use Pad Thai rice noodles seemed like just the perfect and unexpected accompaniment to the dish. Additionally, the rice noodles are gluten-free so, in my mind, a winner!
You can serve the Brussels Sprouts on their own as a side dish or mixed with traditional pasta but I would strongly suggest you first try using rice noodles.
I went light on the red pepper flakes, which can be adjusted to individual taste. I used the CHICKENLESS Better than Bouillon however the vegetable variety would also work great.
This dish also works great for leftovers but I recommend adding a splash of water and a drizzle of olive oil before reheating.
This New York Times recipe popped into my inbox a few days ago and I was excited to give it a try. I went to pick up some dumpling wrappers at Whole Foods and unfortunately, they only had eggroll wrappers. Being a fan of Bob Ross, I subscribe to the saying that “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents!”
I followed the recipe for the “dumplings” but was not happy with the filling. It tasted bland and spicey. So, I decided to make some adjustments and the outcome was spectacular.
I’ve included a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to wrap the pockets. First, cut the squares into two triangles. Add a small amount of filling and fold over like shown in the pictures. Please use water and lightly coat the edges to make sure every side is sealed.
This does take a bit of time but makes enough to pop in the freezer for a quick, weeknight meal alongside a salad.
When I think of comfort food it definitely involves a creamy texture. This one just uses a little bit of vegan cream cheese per serving which makes it a lot less naughty.
You can, as always, substitute veggies in this dish depending on your individual tastes.
I used Lotus Foods Jade Rice Noodles* to keep it gluten free. But feel free to use any type of preferred rice/noodle/grain.
*Make sure you buy the Ramen Cakes, not soup.