Thursday, April 25, 2013

Roasted Brussel Sprouts....EWWWW!

We have been trying to eat healthier since Christmas although we often fall off of the wagon! Anyway, we're concentrating on eating more whole foods and less processed stuff, and fewer carbs.

Now, a little background may be necessary. We like to eat. We most often choose not so healthy fare...burgers & fries, casseroles, bread, bread, and more bread. And we LOVE desserts! Bud especially loves ice cream, and I'm always happy to join him in eating a bowl!

So, we have added more fruits and veggies into our diet. And some of those we've never tried before. The mangoes we tried were tasty, and Bud loved the pomegranate salad. Tonight it was brussel sprouts.

Lately I keep seeing brussel sprouts mentioned on some of the blogs I read. So, that was our "treat" for supper tonight.

This is the recipe that I followed:
1 lb. brussel sprouts
2 T coconut oil(melted)
3 T balsamic vinegar
1 tsp garlic salt
Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash brussel sprouts and cut off any yellow leaves. After cleaning the B brussels sprouts, halve them and place in a large bowl. Pour the vinegar over them, making sure to fully coat them. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to absorb the vinegar. Pour the melted coconut oil over the sprouts and coat thoroughly. On a baking sheet, place the sprouts face down in a single layer. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Place the pan in your preheated oven for 10 minutes and then turn. This will ensure even cooking throughout. Cook for another 15 minutes.

Let's just say I've tasted better grass clippings. They were strong smelling, and disgusting!! We won't be having them again in this household. Bud's word for them was, "putrid"! And that's coming from a guy we've always said would eat $&@t if you gave him a slice of bread!

So, who out there LIKES brussel sprouts and how do you eat them?
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The Hartsocks said...

I am LOL - literally at your description - tastier "grass clippings!" I have never made (and maybe never eaten) b.s. either . . . but check with Suz. I think she likes them. ;)

Laurie said...

I love brussel sprouts! They are one of my favorite veggies, Kim. However, the recipe does sound a bit strange! I just steam them, and sprinkle on the salt and pepper. I used to put butter on them, but have cut back on that since they taste yummy to me without it!

Trilby Owens said...

I have been wanting to try them because I see them everywhere too. I would try a different recipe before you check them completely off your list. I don't know about the coconut oil. That sounds like a strange combination!!!

Travis and Kerry said...

I think I'm glad this wasn't on the menu Sunday. S'mores were so much better!