November 2021 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 52

November 2021 Health Hotline® Magazine Issue 52

Recipes

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash
  • Potato Tart

Articles

  • Think Wisely
  • How to Eat for a Better Mood
  • For the Love of Organic: Cranberries
  • Earth Watch: Organic Good for You and the Planet!
  • Nutrition Bytes
  • Vitamins C & D: The Dynamic Duo to Never Be Without
 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash Recipe
Frozen Brussels sprouts and butternut squash make this recipe a breeze! Combined with cranberries and toasted pecans and tossed in a Dijon mustard vinaigrette, the layers of flavor in this good4u side will delight the taste buds. The delicious flavors, beautiful colors, and ease make this recipe a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving feast, or as a simple side any night of the week!
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Brussels Sprouts, thawed
1 (10-ounce) package frozen butternut squash, thawed
2 tablespoons coconut oil , divided
Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Ingredients
1⁄2 cup Pecans
1⁄4 cup Natural Cranberries Juice Sweetened
3⁄4 teaspoon Real Salt
For the Vinaigrette
1 teaspoon organic Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt, (or to taste)

1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Position the oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.

2. While the oven preheats, make the vinaigrette. Combine the Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and salt in a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Set aside.

3. Once the oven is preheated, place a large rimmed baking sheet on the top rack for 3 minutes. Note: There should be plenty of room for the sprouts to properly roast; if they are crowded, use two baking sheets and place them on the upper and lower racks.

4. Remove the baking sheet(s) from the oven, place one tablespoon coconut oil in the center and use a spatula to spread it as it melts, coating the entire pan (if using two pans, evenly divide the tablespoon of oil between both). Add the Brussels sprouts to the pan and spread them out. Place on the top rack and roast for 10-15 minutes (check at 10 minutes to prevent burning). Remove from the oven and stir/turn to ensure even cooking and place back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, remove the pan again, add the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil to the center of the pan. With the spatula, move the Brussels sprouts around the pan to spread the coconut oil as it melts. Add the butternut squash, spreading it out evenly. Place on the lower rack and bake for another 10 minutes. Note: If using two baking sheets, switch them from the top to bottom racks about halfway through cooking time.

5. While the vegetables roast, toast the pecans. Place a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat and add the pecans. Stir frequently until they are fragrant and one shade darker than they were. Do not leave unattended; watch carefully until done.

6. Remove the Brussels sprouts and squash from the oven, drizzle the dressing over the top and toss to coat. Scatter the dried cranberries and toasted pecans evenly over the vegetables and season with salt; gently toss to mix. Transfer to a serving dish and serve while hot.

 

Wine Pairing

Recommended Wine Style: Sauvignon Blanc

  • Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc

 

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Potato Tart

Potato Tart Recipe
The humble potato. You can boil it, mash it, or toss it in a stew, but sometimes you want something a little more special. Enter the potato tart. This showstopper is made with a combination of colorful potatoes and parsnip, and is savory with just the right amount of sweetness. The flavors are delightful, and it is easy to prepare, making it a great side dish for any occasion!
4 tablespoons Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
1 medium organic yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 medium organic russet or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
1 medium organic Garnet yam, peeled
1 medium organic sweet potato peeled or 2-3 small organic purple sweet potatoes, peeled
1 medium organic parsnip, peeled
2 tablespoons butter or Natural Grocers Brand Organic Plant Based Buttery Sticks
2 tablespoons fresh organic thyme for garnish , (optional)
Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Seasonings
1 teaspoon Real Salt
1 teaspoon Organic Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Organic Thyme Leaf

1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a 12-inch oven-proof skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sliced onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and start to take on a golden color, 10-12 minutes.

3. While the onion cooks, thinly slice the potatoes and parsnip. (If you have a food processor with a slicing attachment or a mandolin, this is the preferred method, if not, use a chef’s knife.) Place into a large bowl and season with the salt, pepper, and thyme.

4. Add the cooked onions to the vegetables and toss to combine with the seasonings.

5. Layer the sliced vegetables in a circular design in the skillet, alternating the potatoes and parsnip. Lay as flat as possible, pressing down as you go.

6. Cut the 2 tablespoons of butter or buttery sticks into little cubes and dot the top of the vegetables.

7. Cut a piece of parchment paper into a round about the same size as the skillet and place on top of the vegetables, pushing down to compress vegetables, and lightly coat the parchment with a drizzle of olive oil to prevent burning.

8. Bake at 400° F on the top rack for 45 minutes.

9. When finished baking, run a knife around the edge of the tart to release it from the skillet and allow it to cool slightly before slicing. Sprinkle with fresh thyme as a garnish, if desired.

 

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