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Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts Recipe & Unprocessed Cookbook Giveaway!

I am super excited to share this lip smackin’ good Brussels Sprouts recipe with you! The lovely little green spheres are delicious on their own but this recipe takes them over the top. It contains so many of my favorite flavor profiles like mild shallots, comforting real maple syrup, savory and salty low sodium tamari sauce and tangy Dijon mustard. Each bite is pure joy! If that isn’t exciting enough for you how about a chance to get a copy of the cookbook Unprocessed by Chef AJ that is filled with more amazing recipes just like this one?

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts In her cookbook Chef AJ says, “Even people who say they don’t normally like Brussels sprouts will enjoy this dish”. It’s absolutely a company worthy dish. The recipe called for finely diced red pepper but all I had was a yellow one so I went with it.

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

 The chopped walnuts are optional but I really enjoyed the the crunch as well as the flavor they added. You don’t need much just a little sprinkle will do.

Lentil Loaf & Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

We enjoyed the Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts as a side dish along with Chef AJ’s Hearty Lentil Loaf – the recipe is also in her cookbook Unprocessed. Our tummies were so happy!

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh Brussels Sprouts
  • 1/4 cup finely minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium tamari sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • finely diced red bell pepper – optional
  • chopped walnuts or pecans, (raw,candied or spiced) – optional

Cut stems from washed Brussels sprouts, then cut in half. Cook for 2 minutes in boiling water or I steamed mine for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking  process. (This step can be done well in advance if you want to prep them early for a dinner party)

Wisk together maple syrup, tamari, Dijon mustard and arrowroot, set aside.

In a heavy nonstick pan, saute shallots in a little vegetable broth or water for 2-3 minutes.

Add Brussels sprouts to the pan with shallots and saute for 4 minutes longer. Pour maple syrup mixture over Brussels sprouts and cook 2 more minutes or until sauce is thickened. Garnish with red bell pepper and nuts if desired.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Chef AJ’s cookbook Unprocessed.

Serves: 6

Nutritional Information – not including optional nuts

Per Serving: 107 Calories, 0g Fat, o mg Chol, 183.8 mg Sodium, 234.7 mg Potassium, 23.7 g Carbs, 3.2 g Fiber, 3.3 g Protein, WWPP 3

This recipe is featured on Healthy Vegan Fridays.

Nutmeg Notes 

Cookbook Giveway!

Chef AJ Unprocessed I have made several of Chef AJ’s recipes and all have been big hits around my house. I first learned of Chef AJ on the Dr Fuhrman message boards. Her cookbook and recipes are quite popular there as well as on the Forks Over Knives and Engine 2 web sites. She is a professional chef who also is a keynote speaker and culinary instructor all across the United States. Chef AJ and her husband both follow a plant based diet and they reside in Southern CA.

Chef AJ Unprocessed

 I find her recipes to be stream lined and easy to follow. This cookbook does contain quite a few sweet treats which I haven’t tried yet – but they do sound tempting and I have read rave reviews of them on the Furhman message boards.

I’ve been very impressed with her soup recipes like the Nutrient Rich Black Bean Soup on page 134. It’s not only hearty, filling and flavorful – it’s also packed full of healthy vegetables. Love that!

After making another one of her soup recipes, I contacted her to ask if she would mind me posting about it and she not only gave me permission to do that but she also offered to give a cookbook away to one of my readers! I am so delighted to be hosting this giveaway.

Not only does this cookbook contain nutritious plant based recipes but Chef AJ shares her own personal journey along with plenty of good advice and tips on getting started eating a plant based diet. All of the recipes contain no added refined sugar, salt or oil. If you are interested in eating healthier, lowering your cholesterol and cleaning up your food plan this cookbook is for you! You can also check out Chef AJ’s Facebook page, Chef AJ’s Unprocessed website or watch her Cooking Videos.

 This giveaway is open until Saturday September 7, 2013 12:00 pm. A winner will be chosen using Random.Org. I will contact the winner by email as well as posting about it here on the blog. You will have 48 hours to respond with your shipping information. If I don’t hear back from the winner within 48 hours a new winner will be selected.

11/20/13 Please Note this giveaway is now closed.

How to enter the giveaway:

Leave a comment telling me if you like Brussels sprouts!

For additional entries do any or all of the following and come back and tell me you did.

You must leave a separate comment for each additional entry. If you already have done these things leave a comment telling me so.

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Post about this giveaway on your blog.

Good Luck!


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  1. Cindy says:

    I’ve always thought Brussels sprouts to be “OK.” But this recipe looks incredible!! Would love to see more of Chef AJ’s recipes by winning her book!

  2. caroline says:

    I love brussel sprouts! That cookbook sounds awesome!

  3. claire says:

    I love brussel sprouts! my dad helped me grow brussel sprouts as a kid and i have always loved them since. They taste wonderful and always bring back good memories with my dad.

  4. Di says:

    I never used to like Brussels sprouts but recently retried them. I must say they are now one of my favorite veggies.

  5. Di says:

    I already follow you on Facebook and love the recipes including Brussels Sprouts.

  6. Michelle P says:

    I love love love brussels sprouts… YUM-O!

  7. SharonF says:

    I love Brussels sprouts. I have a row of them growing in my garden right now.

  8. SharonF says:

    I liked you on facebook.

  9. ConnieK says:

    Haven’t liked brussels sprouts since getting a gritty one several years ago. I want to try them again by roasting some for starters.

  10. Rachel R says:

    I love Brussel sprouts! I usually eat them steamed, but this recipe sounds absolutely delicious!

  11. Rachel R says:

    I already subscribe to your emails! :)

  12. Kristi says:

    Can’t say I live Brussels sprouts but would like to try this recipie!

  13. Linda says:

    I love brussel sprouts and so do my kids. They are all grown now, but when they come over for dinner they love it if I am making roast balsamic brussels, or maple roasted brussels or just plain old brussels! They have always loved them!

  14. Linda says:

    I am already following you on facebook!

  15. Linda says:

    I already receive email notifications from your blog!

  16. Linda says:

    I am following on Twitter!

  17. Lynn says:

    We LOVE Brussel Sprouts! The title of this post certainly got my attention.

  18. Lynn says:

    Liked on Facebook! Thanks!

  19. Lynn says:

    I subscribe to emails! Thanks!

  20. Tracy Patton says:

    I love brussels sprouts roasted in the oven till crispy. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Tracy Patton says:

    I already subscribe to email notifications of your blog – and really enjoy it.

  22. Tracy Patton says:

    I liked your Facebook page.

  23. MIZ says:

    no need to enter me.
    IM BUYING.
    We need :-)

  24. Jessie B says:

    I LOVE brussels sprouts, especially when they’re roasted!

  25. Jessie B says:

    I like you on FB.

  26. marilyn apolito says:

    I learned how to roast brussel sprouts not to long ago and everyone loves it. I want to branch out and find other healthy ways to enjoy this some times bitter vegetable.

  27. Racheal @ Running with Racheal says:

    I LOVE brussle sprouts! I have some growing in my garden right now. As soon as I figure out the right time to harvest them and I buy some arrowroot powder, I will be making this recipe!

    Thanks Tami!

  28. Kathy says:

    I love, love, love Brussels sprouts !!
    I also love your blog you always have great recipes.

  29. Kris T. says:

    I didn’t always like Brussels sprouts – I only remember my mom making them once and they were boiled to death. I LOVE Brussels sprouts now, though – I roast the heck out of them and toss them with a balsamic reduction and dried cranberries and toasted pecans or almonds. I turned lots of previous-Brussels sprouts haters into Brussels sprouts-proselytizers!

  30. Charity says:

    I love roasted Brussels sprouts!

  31. Stephanie OMalley says:

    I love Brussels sprouts – especially fresh ones that we broil!

  32. sarah says:

    I loveee them! especially with balsamic. and roasted

  33. karina says:

    I always have and always will love me some brussel sprouts :)

  34. Jody - Fit at 55 says:

    Great recipe!! No need to enter me for the cookbook! ;)

  35. bn100 says:

    I like them

  36. veganmiam.com says:

    Mmmmmm, the maple glazed brussel sprouts look so delicious! I would love to try Chef AJ’s recipes someday!

  37. diana @ veggienextdoor says:

    I adore brussel sprouts. From plain steamed to honey mustard roasted, they’re all good :-)

  38. Amy says:

    My mom never cooked our family Brussels sprouts growing up, so I only discovered my love for them as an adult! Thanks for this chance to win! :)

  39. Terri Cole says:

    I hated brussels sprouts as a little kid, but now I love them. I make a roasted version with a sauce similar to Chef AJ’s that is incredible!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Terri Cole says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  41. Terri Cole says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  42. Elizabete says:

    Is this open to overseas too (I live in Latvia)?
    I do like Brussels sprouts a lot, but don’t eat them often as they aren’t as popular here and are almost always imported.

  43. Biz says:

    I’ve tried to like brussel sprouts – but they have a weird aftertaste to me. My MIL and SIL love them though, so I do cook with them, just don’t eat them. :D

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  44. Ryan D says:

    My wife and I love brussel sprouts so much as they are, that we never thought about putting anything on them. This sounds delicious though!

  45. Ryan D says:

    I liked you on facebook.

  46. Ryan D says:

    I am now an email subscriber, too

  47. Angie Wood says:

    As I grew up on a farm, Brussell Sprouts were often on the menu, cooked simply. My mom had a way of making them to taste good, yet, I haven’t mastered it yet as an adult. Am going to try out your recipe and they sure sound tastier that way!!

  48. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I like Brussels Sprouts a lot (but I didn’t like them when I was little). The recipe sounds really good and so does the book. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Becca F says:

    I actually just found out that I liked Brussels Sprouts after shunning them for many years. I guess now that I’m almost no longer a teenager my taste buds have matured!

  50. The Peace Patch says:

    I love Brussels sprouts! :)

  51. Aimee Douglass says:

    I love brussels sprouts, and have managed to make my veggie-disliking husband love them too.

  52. Aimee Douglass says:

    I liked your FB page.

  53. Aimee Douglass says:

    I subscribed to your blog.

  54. Shelley says:

    The only vegetable I have never been able to love, let alone tolerate, is Brussels sprouts. They say people like me are “super tasters” which means I love everything BUT Brussels sprouts, and with my discriminating palate, can analyze a food and often go home and replicate it. it’s a great skill to have, sadly The trade of is that I may never know how wonderful this recipe is!

  55. Renee@Mykitchenadventures says:

    Oh gosh, I love brussels sprouts! I have made a maple glazed version myself. The cookbook looks like a great resource. Would love to win!

  56. Renee@Mykitchenadventures says:

    I like you on fb!

  57. Veronica says:

    I don’t want to enter the giveaway, but I do love brussels sprouts, any way I can get them, and this sounds fabulous!

  58. Ozlem says:

    I LOVE Brussels sprouts. I would love to have a copy of this cookbook. Thanks!

  59. Lisa says:

    I love brussels sprouts! They are one of my favorite veggies and I am so glad I tried them a few years ago. For a long time I thought I didn’t like them but that wasn’t the case! I eat them almost every night for dinner in the winter time.

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