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2/8/13 4:20 P

I am definitely trying them with the balsamic vinegar, thanks for the recipe.

2/8/13 8:21 A

Thanks to the person that started this post. I haven't tried a healthy version recipe for brussel sprouts. And this post has 2 that I want to try; the roasted version with balsamic, and the shredded slaw version. Both sound yummy!! I wonder if feta cheese would be a compliment to brussel sprouts? hmm I'll try and post it back here.

2/8/13 12:37 A

One of my favorite vegetables which I love cooked with balsamic vinegar and herbs.

FIT_DAISHA Posts: 44
2/7/13 9:34 A

Mmmmm.. baked brussel sprouts sounds yummy.. At the holidays my family makes a VERY fattening pan fried with bacon brussel sprout dish that I have YET to find a healthier way to imitate! LOL

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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,387
2/6/13 7:15 P

I just had oven-roasted brussels sprouts for dinner a couple nights ago - halved, tossed in a small amount of olive oil, salt pepper and given a good shake of balsamic vinegar right after removing them from the oven. double yummmm

and yes, I too HATED these as a child. It should be a crime to boil them to macaroni-like consistency, ha ha isn't it true that as little as ONE exposure to brussels-slop can invoke trauma that lasts for years!

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2/6/13 6:50 P

Another totally delicious and much maligned vegetable. My husband bakes them and then chops them with butter, sour cream and a pinch of nutmeg. Some foods are so flavorful a little goes a long way. Our problem is buying them is small amounts.

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2/1/13 9:31 A

Cut in half, toss with olive oil and spices and bake them at 400 for about 20 minutes. Yummy!

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2/1/13 8:04 A

I use my Ninja and grate. They make an excellent coleslaw. Add carrots or other veggies for color or taste and add your favorite dressing. This is really good.


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SPKRAUSE Posts: 543
1/30/13 12:01 P

Apropos the topic, a new blog post at NPR's 'The Salt':


... plus recipes!

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1/29/13 11:55 A

Cut brussel sprouts in half. Coat with butter and olive oil. Salt and pepper. Roast at 400 until brown. Top with bacon and caramelized onions.

SPKRAUSE Posts: 543
1/28/13 12:35 P

"I was forced to try the nasty smelly green vegetable in my youth and hated them."

My mother mis-cooked them once when I was a child ... she probably boiled the hell out of them. And after that once disgusting experience I kept away from them for amost three decades. But when I realized (1) that they're basically small cabbages (and I like other cabbage-things) and (2) there's a correlation between liking cilantro an brussels sprouts (or disliking ... a chemist friend explained it years ago) and I like cilantro, I thought it was time to try them again, but with me doing the cooking!

Oven-roasted? Yum! Sauteed? Yum!

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1/28/13 12:35 A

tht is wonderful

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1/22/13 11:54 A

I love them tossed in some olive oil and roasted. Yummmmmmmmmmmm.

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1/21/13 4:34 P

Another great way is:

Boil until barely tender.
Mash in a dish with some plain yogurt, black pepper and nutmeg
Stir in cooked, chopped chestnuts.
Put in oven to brown the top a little.

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1/21/13 1:11 P

I was forced to try the nasty smelly green vegetable in my youth and hated them. I read the recipe for shredded brussel sprouts and decided it was time to try them again with an open mind. Much to shock they were awesome! I have made them twice now and my son-in-law eats them as well as my 7 year old granddaughter. Try them using a stir fry method and be prepared to be pleased.

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