Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad + Restaurantware Review & Giveaway


Restaurant ware Review by An Unrefined Vegan

Restaurantware Review by An Unrefined Vegan

I’m a sucker for anything kitchen/dining-related – and even moreso since becoming a food blogger. It’s kind of like (for the females in the audience) searching endlessly for that perfect pair of shoes or the little black dress. What you already have in the closet is close, but isn’t quite right, so the search continues.

When Restaurantware approached me about reviewing their products I took a look through their online catalog and decided their eco-friendly goods were right up my alley. They sent me a bamboo sample box and I’ve been having fun using the bowls, plates, utensils, and straws in my photography and in my kitchen ever since. You can see everything that was in the box of goodies that they sent me.  And to showcase their bambooware, I’m sharing another recipe, Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tempeh Bacon, from the Green chapter of Crave Eat Heal

RW’s products are not limited to bamboo, however. They’ve got porcelain bowls, glass bottles, drinking glasses, brightly-colored food-grade bags, skewers, ramekins, wooden boards, and even some food items.

Some other things I have my eye on (these are NOT affiliate links, BTW):

There are SO many fun things! The site is geared to those in the food business – – but there are tons of items that appeal to food bloggers and those who just love to show off their culinary creations. 

I think you’ll like RW’s products, too, and so I’m pleased that they’ve given me the go-ahead for one lucky reader to win $50 of store credit. And good news! This is giveaway open to those in the U.S., Canada, and overseas! (Disclaimer:  the winner pays for shipment costs.) You can enter the giveaway below; I’ll be selecting a winner on June 18.

Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad from Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio



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Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tempeh Bacon

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  • Author: Annie
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20


Crunchy, green, tangy, and slightly sweet, this healthful salad will have you loving Brussels sprouts. It’s a recipe from the Green chapter of my cookbook, Crave Eat Heal.




  • 1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 1 large head fresh fennel, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 8 slices tempeh bacon (store-bought or homemade)


  • 6 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp. unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • Pinch sea salt


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, add the Brussels sprouts and fennel and pulse until finely chopped/shredded. Add to the bowl with the dressing. Now process the carrots and red onion and pulse until chopped into small pieces. Add the carrots and red onion to the bowl with the Brussels sprouts.
  3. Stir in the dried cherries and divide the salad between four bowls. Sprinkle the salads with the toasted walnuts and crumble 2 slices of tempeh bacon per salad on top. Serve immediately.


  • Use cabbage in place of Brussels sprouts.
  • Try using lemon juice/zest in place of orange.
  • If you won’t be serving the salad immediately, just don’t dress the salad. Store the salad and the dressing separately and wait until you’re ready to serve before combining them.


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 250
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 120
  • Fat: 17
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 14
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Protein: 7
  • Cholesterol: 0

Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad from Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio

Restaurant ware Review by An Unrefined Vegan

Restaurant ware Review by An Unrefined Vegan

Giveaway runs through June 17, 2015 and is open to EVERYONE! Keep in mind that this prize DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COSTS OF SHIPPING.


40 thoughts on “Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad + Restaurantware Review & Giveaway

  1. Carrie D.

    I’m not a blogger, but I’m a big, fat sucker for kitchen stuff! I love kitchen stores and always find stuff I didn’t know I needed!

  2. Linda @ Veganosity

    I’m obsessed! Those bamboo serving dishes are phenomenal! I love photographing with natural wood, it’s so clean and beautiful, and it doesn’t take away from the food. I need to check into this company. Thanks!

    The salad looks delicious. I could eat Brussels sprouts everyday, especially out of those adorable bamboo boats. :).

  3. Brittany

    I adore that bamboo stuff!! This looks delicious alone, but served with good lookin plates/bowls/utensils makes it even better looking!

  4. Amber

    First of all, I want you to know how much I am loving your book! I have found it so useful, even made my fiance read it as we are trying to get our health back in order. Such a blessing! 🙂

    Second, I’m obsessed with all things kitchen! I love finding new and fun gadgets, and have been wanting some bamboo cutlery for a while now. Fingers crossed!!

  5. Jessica

    I’m not a blogger but I’m always looking for cool stuff to make food presentation fun. Especially for parties.

  6. Tiffany

    I am a part time food blogger looking for cool props AND I just love anything that’s cute for the kitchen.

  7. lovemefeedme

    I’m swooning over all of these!! How have I never heard of Restaurantware?! I’m so obsessed with dishes and kitchenware, my family always teases me about it haha!

  8. Jessica Eagle

    Thanks Annie for this wonderful giveaway. Yeahhhh…! Cool stuff…I really like it. Yes, I am a food blogger and really enjoy nice kitchenware like that, especially the one made in bamboo. I would definitely enjoy this gift

  9. tearoomdelights

    Kitchenware is very tempting and I particularly like the bamboo items. I’ve got some wooden tongs like those and they’re incredibly useful. Thanks for reminding me about raw Brussels sprouts. I think I prefer them raw but I’ve never put them in a salad before. Great idea.

  10. Bd

    Never tried Brussels Sprouts in the raw before, leaving out the “bacon” for me. It looks really spectacular in the bamboo boat.
    – We are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

  11. Sophie33

    These different kitchenware items look so cool, alternative & good for the envirement too! I have several bamboe kitchen items & love them too!
    This all sounds like a cool range!

    This is a lovely unusual salad with tasty ingredients for the dressing,…Yum Yum Yummm!

  12. sue hegle

    alas I am just a kitchen stuff hoarder! You just cant have to many bowls, skewers, and wooden boards.

  13. Nicollette D

    All of this stuff looks so cool. I’d have trouble using the straws though–they’re all so fun, how could I choose?


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