We’ve talked about poutine here before, so even if you’ve never tasted it, you’re likely familiar with the concept. The components of a true poutine are, of course, cheese curds, gravy, and deep-fried potatoes, so calling my various potato-based bowls “poutine” is likely as sacrilegious to Quebeckers as my calling my Christmas Eve lentil-quinoa pie “tourtiere”…but what the hell, I grew up in la belle province, so I feel I can take liberties.
And, as I may have mentioned, I’ve never liked real poutine. The few times I tasted it back in my pre-vegetarian days, I thought it was kind of a soggy mess. Oh, and cheese curds are disgusting.
I love me some taters though, so I’ll often make myself a bowl (remember the components of a vegan bowl: a green, a bean, a grain, and a sauce), but replace the grain with a potato.
Thus, I call it “poutine,” rather than “a bowl.”
Anyway, today at Sideways Cottage, the poutine of the day is a fabulous mixture of….
- Airfried potatoes
- A drizzle of vegan queso
- Grilled Brussels sprouts
- A drizzle of smoky paprika sauce
- A big dollop of sauerkraut
- A little blob of guacamole
And believe it or not, this weird combination of ingredients is absolutely scrumptious!
And this one bowl contains all of these good ingredients:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Serrano Peppers
- Nuts and Seeds (in the paprika sauce)
- Spices (in the queso and sauce)
- Nutritional Yeast (in the queso and sauce)
- Probiotics, Baby!! (in the sauerkraut, of course!)
Indeed, I often find it hard to hit all twenty-four items on Dr. Greger’s daily dozen, so a delicious poutine like this one is a handy way to tick off at least seven or eight of those little boxes.
Yeah, yeah, that little box at the end entitled “exercise” is not yet ticked off, so I’d better hop on that Fit Desk at have at it!
And the song of the day is brought to you by my sister-in-law, Doran, an amazing Cape Breton photographer and musician: Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”…