Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Artichokes and Brussel Sprouts

Yes, this week I am doing a raw food diet, and I went two whole days eating only fruits, veggies and nuts.  However, tonight I still stuck with the fruits and veggies-only theme, but decided to heat them up.  So technically this was not a raw-food meal, but it still consisted of only produce.

And it was amazing.

1 -- Boil the artichokes for about fifteen minutes.

2 -- Slice the brussel sprouts in half and blanch in boiling water for two minutes.

3 -- Slice half an onion and add to a bowl with the brussel sprouts and handful of red grapes.

4 -- Add to the veggies 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 pinch of dried thyme, 1 pinch of dried oregano.  Mix well.

5 -- Roast the vegetables on a baking sheet for 20 minutes at 450 degrees. 

Voila.  In less than half an hour we had an amazing dinner of simply veggies (and grapes).  My husband even got into this one enthusiastically.  He says that artichokes are like the lobsters of vegetables.  Okay!  Sounds good to me!

And don't worry, tomorrow I'm still eating salads and fresh fruit.

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