Skip to main content

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprout "Bacon"

In my last post, I shared the Butternut Squash Sandwich that is going to take over the world, and guess what? It totally took over my world. Luckily for me and my waist line, we ate all the bread last night, so I wasn't able to make more sandwiches for lunch today.

Buuuuut what I did get to make was a delicious variation of this butternut squash soup with the leftover squash.  I topped it with a slice of green apple, a dollop of the garlic aioli, and this amazing brussels sprout concoction that just so happened to get born in my kitchen today. Check it.

a handful of brussels sprouts, sliced
1 tsp olive oil
1-2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
cayenne pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients. Cook until desired doneness. 
  2. Put on everything. 
  3. Eat.

Here's the variation of the soup:
1/2 - 3/4 of a medium squash leftover
1 c veggie broth
1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 green onions, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp cumin
  1. I cooked up the green onion and garlic until it was good and smelly and then I tossed all ingredients into my blender. When it looked soupy, I put it all back in the sauce pan to warm it evenly and then I topped it with all that yummy jazz. 


Popular posts from this blog



I’m not gonna lie to you my pizza was very bomb but everything else was very not.

Firenza (located in downtown Boise) looks, feels, and acts like a corporate fast food franchise because it is a corporate fast food franchise but it’s a corporate fast food franchise that offers vegan pizza, and if it wasn’t for the damn up-charges it would be, on the cheap. 

My guests and I walked through the front door of Firenza (which was kinda hard to find to be honest) and I immediately got thrown back to my high school cafeteria and not in a pleasant way. Imagine bare white walls and what looks like a giant high school logo painted over a pizza assembly line. 
We approached the pizza assembly line and I immediately told the staff member who welcomed us that this was our first time visiting the restaurant and asked for guidance. They said ok and blankly stared at us until I eventually broke the awkward silence and started asking about vegan options. 
The sauces on the menu were clearly marked as veg…

Swimming Rama

Happy MoFo! I'm excited to be back on my newly revamped, but same old same, mediocre blog for Vegan MoFo 2018. Last year I participated but I participated exclusively on the gram (you can follow me if you feel like it). While I loved the daily prompts, I totally missed sharing the recipes; so I'm glad to be back. 
Quick explanation about the name change (in case you noticed):In previous years, this blog participated in Vegan MoFo as "Vegan4One." There were a lot of reasons why I felt the need to change my blog name but ultimately the main reason was that my recipes were no longer 4One and I found the name misleading to readers. When I originally started this blog back in September of 2009, I was cooking vegan for one person but so much has happened over the years (as it should) and to make that long story short, I'm cooking for more like 6 folks now (2 grown men, 1 teenage boy, myself, and an extra serving for my lunch the next day). 
Back to Vegan MoFo:I'll be…

Savory Taco Pancakes

Below is an actual text I sent to my partner and son, but first some context: I practice Intermittent Fasting every day, so breakfast doesn't get served until noon or later daily - thus it's not really referred to as breakfast. We usually refer to it as "first meal" and sometimes brunch. My kid and partner can't really handle the late first meal on the weekends, but they deal surprisingly well. While I was making first meal today, my son was snacking on leftover cold pizza from yesterday and my partner was chugging a blueberry protein shake. So what does this have to do with the above referenced text? Well when they grew tired of waiting on me to finish putting together this dish, they decided to run down to our closest music store and grab some new guitar strings. Almost immediately after their departure, I had completed today's first meal and let me tell you I feel like a completed a masterpiece. So here's the text I sent in a group message as the van w…