Kale. Cauliflower. Brussels sprouts. These words made you run for the hills as a kid, but you’re a grown-up now, and lucky for you, these cruciferous veggies are turning up across town as appetizers, salads and sides in imaginative ways. At Burger Joint (10890 S. Eastern Ave., burgerjointlv.com), cauliflower comes tossed in a spicy Buffalo sauce and served with either ranch or white bean hummus for vegans. For some killer kale, head to Bronze Cafe (401 S. Maryland Pkwy., 611 Fremont St.) and order The Bizness—David’s Special, featuring the green du jour massaged in house-made lemon vinaigrette and topped with a choice of three side items, such as spiced chickpeas, curried quinoa, sweet potatoes and more. Lazy Dog’s (Downtown Summerlin, Town Square, lazydogrestaurants.com) caramelized Brussels sprouts tossed with lemon, garlic, butter, capers and sprinkled with romano will have you asking for seconds. Your mom would be proud.
Diana Edelman aims to make living a vegan lifestyle in Las Vegas accessible to everyone. Check out the latest vegan news (and find out where to eat) on her website, VegansBaby.com.