Spicy Shaved Brussels and Yams

I have good news and bad news.

Bad news first.

Trader Joe’s discontinued Cashew Meal. As a former employee, I am well acquainted with the overly dramatic reactions of customers who discover that their “favorite item” has been “let go”. While I am bummed that now I have to find a new source for my preferred nut flour, I’m also happy to report that I did not verbally or physically accost the friendly TJ’s crew member who informed me of this tragedy.

Some of the recipes that include cashew meal:

Flourless Cashew Muffins
Blueberry Scones
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Plantain Pancakes

Grocery/Recipe Tip: If you use one of my recipes that includes cashew meal, you can always sub almond flour (cheapest at Ralphs for $6.99/lb.) or oftentimes almond meal (TJ’s for 5.99/lb.)

Good news!

I have a simple and tasty recipe for you that DOES NOT include cashew meal.

This is a quick, colorful, flavorful side dish to add to any meal. Some suggestions include:

Breakfast: Add some chopped bacon or ham for an Egg-Free option or top with some poached eggs and sliced avocado!

Lunch: Delicious with some Tuna or Egg Salad.

Dinner: Serve with Roasted Chicken and Romesco Sauce for a filling and nutritious crowd-pleaser!
Spicy Shaved Brussels and Yams

Spicy Shaved Brussels and Yams

2 medium yams, peeled, quartered, and sliced thin
1 lb. brussels sprouts, sliced thin (discard stems)
sprinkle of red pepper flakes
generous drizzle of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Toss ingredients with a drizzle of olive oil in a medium bowl.
  3. Spread evenly on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 25 mins or until edges of veggies begin to brown and crisp.

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