Maple-Glazed Roasted Veggies \\\ Légumes rôtis au sirop d’érable

(version française plus bas)

Especially since the holidays, I have not felt any motivation to prepare complicated meals. Well, this one is as easy as they get. You get plenty of greens, carbs, and proteins, everything is roasted together and covered in maple syrup, it’s beautiful, and it makes for a great lunch too!

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Here is what you need:

  • 200g Brussel sprouts
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 block of tempeh (250g)
  • 1/2 tsp hot chili flakes
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Here is what you do:

  1. Wash and slice the Brussel sprouts lengthwise. Cut the sweet potatoes and tempeh in bite-sized pieces.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with some aluminum foil, and place your veggies and tempeh on it. Mix in the hot chili flakes, salt, pepper and olive oil, and make sure everything is well coated.
  3. Place everything in a preheated oven at 350F. Let cook for 30 minutes, or until everything has a nice golden colour.
  4. Mix in the almonds, and return to the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove everything from the oven, and mix in the pomegranate seeds and the maple syrup. Enjoy!

This is so good on its own, but you can also serve it over some greens or rice. It’s very simple to prepare and so pretty to look at because of the pomegranate seeds. The flavors are also very well balanced between the bitterness of the sprouts, sweetness of the maple syrup and acidity of the pomegranate. Let me know if you try it out!

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Depuis que les fêtes sont terminées, je dois dire que je n’ai eu aucune envie de préparer des plats compliqués. Celui-ci s’inscrit dans cette lignée de cuisine simple, mais est vraiment délicieux. Des légumes verts, des glucides et des protéines: tout dans le même plats! Le tout est recouvert de sirop d’érable, plein de couleurs et peut faire un excellent lunch aussi!

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Voici ce dont vous aurez besoin:

  • 200g de choux de Bruxelles
  • 2 patates douces
  • 1 bloc de tempeh (250g)
  • 1/2 c. à thé de flocons de piment
  • 1 c. à soupe d’huile d’olive
  • 1/2 tasse d’amandes entières
  • 1/2 tasse de graines de grenade
  • 2 c. à soupe de syrop d’érable
  • sel et poivre au goût

Voici ce qu’il faut faire:

  1. Lavez et tranchez les choux de Bruxelles dans le sens de la longueur. Couper les patates douces et le tempeh en petits cubes.
  2. Recouvrez une plaque à biscuits de papier d’aluminium et placez-y les légumes et le tempeh. Ajoutez les flocons de piment, le sel, le poivre et l’huile d’olive et bien mélanger le tout.
  3. Placez votre plaque dans votre four préchauffé à 350F (180C) pour 30 minutes, ou jusqu’à ce que le tout ait une belle couleur dorée.
  4. Retirez du four et ajoutez les amandes. Retournez au four pour 10 minutes.
  5. Retirez le tout du four et incorporer les graines de grenade et le sirop d’érable. Mélangez bien le tout et savourez!

Ce joli plat est délicieux seul, mais vous pouvez aussi le servir sur une salade verte ou avec du riz. C’est super facile à préparer et tellement beau à regarder: tout un mélange de couleurs, de textures et de saveurs. Dites-moi si vous l’essayez!

 

Maple Glazed Tempeh

I really don’t like tempeh: there is something about its aftertaste that just grosses me out. However, this recipe will really make it more than palatable: it is quite amazing! No aftertaste, great sauce, fun textures and superb flavours. Yup, it is all good!

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Here is what you need:

  • One large yellow onion, chopped thinly
  • 1 tsp oil (I used pistachio because I was feeling fancy, but any oil will do!)
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans and walnuts)
  • 1 block of tempeh, cubed

Here is what you do:

  1. In a sauce pan, sauté the onions and nuts with the oil until the onions are translucent. Adjust the stove to medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large dish, mix the maple syrup, tamari, sesame seeds, sriracha and water. Add the tempeh cubes and stir until each piece is well coated. Let sit until the onions are ready.
  3. Add the tempeh and all the sauce in the sauce pan, and give a quick stir. Put on a lid and let sit until the tempeh is cooked through. Give a final stir and serve with warm rice and some greens. I used sprouts.

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This is great! The nuts add a nice bite to this comforting stir fry. The maple syrup flavour is subtle, but definitively there and makes the entire thing scrumptious. The sesame seeds also add their thing to the mix, which is always a good thing.

Let me know if you try this out or what you do with your tempeh!