Sprouts a la Josh

Sprouts A La Josh

This is another original recipe from your truly. After making Jamie Oliver’s Brussels with Hustle, I decided I liked my sprouts better once they had been ground up. However, just like the Brussels Sprouts and Bacon I made before that, Jamie Oliver’s recipe relies on pork in order to disguise the taste of brussels sprouts. That means your vegetarian and vegan guests are left without a side dish (usually one of the few items they can eat). That also means you are adding a lot of calories- specifically fat- from the pork.

This time out my mission was simple: create a brussels sprouts recipe that was delicious, but remained totally accessible to my vegetarian and vegan friends. I took my inspiration from Indian food (as you can see from the spices I used). I also wanted to add just a dash of rich sweetness, to help hold the flavors together.

Special thank to Serena Moser for giving me some advice and inspiration on the matter.


Makes 6 portions:

Total Cost: $7.71

Cost Per Portion: $1.29


So easy even I can do it:

  1. Prep the brussels sprouts by cutting off the stem and removing the outer few leaves
  2. Run the sprouts through the shredder attachment of your food processor; it should look like coleslaw
  3. Dice a red onion into long strips
  4. Heat a wok or frying pan; add a tablespoon of olive oil
  5. Toss in the sprouts and onions
  6. Drizzle coconut oil and add seasonings
  7. While sprouts cook, dice up pepper and celery
  8. Once cooked, add pepper and celery and stir together

The Verdict

F***ing nailed it.

Thoughts for next time:

  • Why mess with perfection?