We all know loved ones who have a hard time eating fruits and vegetables. Since we eat with our eyes first, the more appealing it looks the easier it will be to eat.

My rule of thumb — side dishes should be simple and vegetables should look as beautiful as possible.

Purple Cruciferous Sauté

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Large sauté pan


  • 1  large bunch of flowering or regular broccolini
  • 1 small head of purple cauliflower
  • 1/2 lb purple brussels sprouts or purple kale brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 tbsp cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste


  • In a large sauté pan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
  • Add vegetables and cover. Turn down the heat and cook until tender but still with a bit of a crunch. This should take just a few minutes. Take off the heat and uncover when done. Drain any excess water.
  • Pour the juice of 1 1/2 lemons over the veggies, drizzle with olive oil and add salt to taste.
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Purple Cruciferous Sauté


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