Finely slice the brussel sprouts, starting at the top, and discarding the hard bottoms.
Make sure to purchase seedless dates. Slicing them will give you a workout… it’s a little tough, but it will be worth it.
Either buy roasted hazelnuts or roast them yourself on a sheet pan, in a 400F oven for 15 minutes or until fragrant.
A tip. When crushing nuts, put them in a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible, and roll over them with a rolling pin. If they won’t roll easily, give a few initial whacks to break them up first. It’s kind of fun.
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper- plus more to taste