In place of bacon: spanish or mexican chorizo, pancetta, duck confit, seitan
In place of the pine nuts: toasted bread crumbs, Rice Krispies, chopped walnuts
In place of white wine: homemade stock, beer, soy sauce
In place of parmesan: feta, asiago, tofu, bonito flakes, miso, fried egg
Deft improvisation in the kitchen is a learned skill. Mastery of simple recipes like the above is a key first step in that process.. Let me know your favorite way to enjoy Brussels sprouts @SethUnger.
*For the record, radishes are now the most hated on vegetable.