A Vegan Thanksgiving: Get Glazed

By November 19, 2015Food, Recipes, Sides and Snacks

Balsamic Thyme-Glazed Carrots. Soy Chili-Glazed Brussel Sprouts. YES. 

Soy Chili Glazed Brussel Sprouts | SPIRITPLATEEvery year, I experiment with at least one new dish to bring to my Thanksgiving table, while keeping the rest of the traditional dishes, well, traditional. This year I wanted to try a sticky-icky glaze on roast veggies, and I tested two versions. A sweeter, tangier version with carrots and a spicier, salty version using brussel sprouts.
Balsamic Thyme Glazed Carrots | SPIRITPLATEI’m sure you could substitute any veg here: broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, green beans, and even squash comes to mind. I just think it’s a nice departure from the usual bland, roasted and often fatty veggies that usually exist on the periphery of our holiday spread rather than taking center stage with bold flavors.

Balsamic Glazed Carrots & Soy Chili Glazed Brussel Sprouts | SPIRITPLATE

Join us this week as we post TWO recipes each day for your Thanksgiving consideration. Add just ONE completely plant-based side to your Thanksgiving menu this year, saving yourself those extra calories and post-meal lamentations. Tomorrow, we’re talking desserts!  

Balsamic Thyme-Glazed Carrots
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
85 calories
19 g
0 g
1 g
1 g
0 g
135 g
103 g
13 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
135g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85
Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 103mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
379%
Vitamin C
11%
Calcium
5%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs baby carrots, or thin whole carrots, washed and peeled
  2. 1 tsp olive oil (optional)
  3. 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  4. salt, to taste
  5. 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  6. 3 tbsp brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Toss carrots in olive oil, if using, salt, and thyme. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking tray and bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until carrot skin is wrinkled but the center has a firm bite. Flip carrots once halfway through.
  3. In the meantime, combine brown sugar and balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Reduce down until thickened, like caramel. You should smell the sugar caramelizing and the bubbles should get bigger and slower to pop.
  4. Remove carrots from oven and toss them in the glaze. Plate and serve hot.
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calories
85
fat
1g
protein
1g
carbs
19g
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Soy Chili-Glazed Brussel Sprouts
Serves 8
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
96 calories
20 g
0 g
1 g
5 g
0 g
155 g
930 g
10 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
155g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96
Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 930mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 10g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
207%
Calcium
7%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs brussel sprouts
  2. 1/2 cup soy sauce, tamari, or liquid aminos
  3. 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  4. 4 tbsp brown sugar
  5. 2 red thai chilis, halved OR 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced OR 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  7. cilantro or green onion, chopped for garnish (optional)
  8. toasted sesame seeds or crushed peanuts for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F and move oven rack to the topmost slot.
  2. Wash, trim, and pat dry brussel sprouts. Half each brussel sprout lengthwise, no matter how small the sprout is.
  3. Place cut side down on a baking tray and place in oven on the topmost rack.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until crispy, flipping once every 15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, chilies, and brown sugar. Reduce down until caramelized and thick, careful not to let it burn. You should smell the chili and caramelized sugar and the bubbles should become larger and slower.
  6. Remove brussel sprouts from oven and toss in the glaze to evenly coat.
  7. Serve immediately with cilantro, crushed peanuts, green onion, or sesame seed garnish.
Notes
  1. The brussel sprouts will get soggy sitting in the glaze, so add the glaze immediately before serving and not before.
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calories
96
fat
1g
protein
5g
carbs
20g
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