2.22.2012

brussel sprouts

I know that it is weird, but I love a good brussel sprout. I once asked my almost 95 year old grandmother what the secret was to aging so gracefully and she stated brussel sprouts {& exercise}.
For those of you who are intimidated by their bad reputation {the hubby and I discuss this every time we have them, which is at least once a week: why do they have a bad rap?! they are delicious!}:
  • Simply wash and cut off about a half of an inch of the bottom off {the tough stem part}.
  • Then cut in half. I prefer to "de-leaf" a bit, by pulling some of the outer layers of leaves off.
  • Spread the bunch across a cookie sheet and dress with salt and olive oil and place in the oven at 350 until light brown {about 15 minutes} and the de-leafed leaves are crispy.
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The new crispies, as they are called in our house, are better than any potato chip you will ever find!

enjoy and extra credit for you! you just had some veggies!

xoxo navy & orange

photo courtesy of pinterest

24 comments:

  1. Oh, I LOVE brussel sprouts! I even like the little frozen Green Giant ones from time to time... but either way it's all yummy!

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  2. YEAH! Here's my dinner! xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

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  3. Great post! I just may have to get over my fear of brussel sprouts :)
    Happy Wednesday!

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  4. Don't worry, I'm obsessed with them myself. I eat them at least 3 times a week! :) xoxo

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  5. I love this post!! I am also a big fan of brussel sprouts!

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  6. I'm a huge brussel sprout fan, my hubs thinks I'm nuts. haha glad I'm not the only one!

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  7. I'm dubious, but will give them another try! I think it's the memories of soggy brussel sprouts with Christmas dinners that puts me off!

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  8. I think I am the only one who likes them in our house!
    ~Anne

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  9. Our family loves them roasted like that! Also, Pioneer Woman Cooks has an amazing recipe with a sweet, tangy basalmic vinegar! Yum!

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  10. Very tasty when prepared properly and SO healthy! I agree, good idea to remove some of the outer leaves. They are also delicious with brown butter ;)

    leslie

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  11. i've never actually had brussel sprouts!! weird, huh?!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  12. i'm obsessed with brussel sprouts!! i found a gratin recipe that mixed these veggies with cheese and cream too - unhealthy - but delish:)

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  13. Oh, Sarah! A gratin recipe sounds amazing!

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  14. Sprouts... They were abandoned from our home when I was little (hilarous) and after eating them in a restaurant I discovered I like them, but my boyfriend doesn't so in the end I still don't eat them;)

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  15. My hubby loves brussel sprouts! Especially with bacon. Love this easy recipe. . always thought it was harder to make.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  16. Love them!

    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  17. A new twist! Thanks for this. I usually dip them in butter sauce. LOL
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  18. I would love to try this, thanks for sharing :)

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  19. can't wait to try this recipe. thanks for sharing!

    Keep in touch~
    Eau de Violet

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  20. I have a friend who likes to make brussel sprouts after a night out at the bar. No idea why! Maybe eating veggies balances out all the drinking, hehe

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  21. I am so trying this, this week. I never liked brussel sprouts till I cooked them with bacon, but this sounds so good. Going on my shopping list now!

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  22. I absolutely love brussel sprouts! They're so good served with a little bit of seasoning and some fish on the side!

    -Shan

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