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3/9/12 9:13 A

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I have still not tried brussel sprouts. Our farmers market has not had any yet.

Rob

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3/8/12 10:16 A

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This recipe sounds really good - I will have to try this! I've never had brussels sprouts before.

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3/5/12 2:49 A

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I have been receiving fresh Brussels Sprouts for the past few weeks in my local box of produce. They are in season in Tx and you don't get better than farm fresh!



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12/31/11 1:07 A

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I love brussel sprouts so much! They're super adorable besides being tasty! I like to cook mine in a bit of water with garlic, but roasting sounds like a great alternative. Thanks for the recipes -- I'm going to try them out!

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12/30/11 12:03 P

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That sounds wonderful!

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12/30/11 11:49 A

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I LOVE brussels and have since I was a child - my mom used to make them for just me and my dad at the holidays since no one else would eat them! Here is my favorite recipe for roasting them.

Preheat oven to 325.

1 pound of fresh brussels sprouts halved

1 pound of fresh broccolli cut into bite size "trees"

3-4 cloves of fresh garlic, coursely chopped

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt, finely ground

2-3 tbps avocado oil (depends on preference)

Take all of the above ingredients and toss together (I use a large plastic bowl with lid). Spead evening on a cookie sheet and bake for about 20-30 min (to tenderness desired).

Bon appetit!

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12/18/11 9:21 P

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emoticon for the recipe!


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10/20/11 9:20 A

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My husband had never eaten them until he met me. I love to find just picked ones at the farmer's market. There are many great fall themed recipes out right now for roasting them which I hope to try - I have always steamed or sauteed them.



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10/19/11 9:48 A

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OK, I guess I will have to try them. Who can resist tiny green balls of cabbage ; )

Rob

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10/19/11 1:40 A

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i don't know how you describe what they taste like? they're like tiny green balls of ----cabbage maybe? i don't know. they just taste like brussels sprouts................ emoticon

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10/18/11 6:56 P

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Omg, I have deep, desperate love for brussies... as we call them around here. (Yes, they have a pet name.) I just ate them for the first time this past summer, and I adore them. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I've thought about eating a bag of them for a meal, but I suspect my stomach would have some objections after the fact. (Although I may try it one day, just to verify that hunch.) My very favorite are the Bird's Eye Steamables. Throw 'em in the microwave for 5 minutes, sprinkle with lemon juice, and NOM NOM NOM. Husby and I have to count them to make sure we divide them evenly, otherwise we fight about who got more. Lol!

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10/18/11 10:10 A

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I hate to admit it, but I have never even tried brussel sprouts. That is one of the problems of growing up in a meat and potatoes family. I never tried veggies as a kid. I love to roast sweet potato wedges. Maybe I will buy some to try next time I make sweet potatoes.

What do brussel sprouts taste like?

Rob

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10/16/11 8:22 A

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I loooove brussels sprouts! If you've never tried roasting them, you're missing out! I love making a big batch of mixed winter veggies and enjoying the leftovers for lunch:

3/4 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 carrots, sliced into thick sticks
1/2 head cauliflower, broken into bite-sized chunks
1 small sweet potato, cubed

Drizzle them with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with rosemary, then roast at 400 degrees until nice and caramelized. SOOOO GOOD!

I also like steaming my sprouts then coating them in a sauce made of 2tbsp. plain greek yogurt, 1 tbsp. mayo, juice of half a lemon, 1 tbsp. parmesan cheese, and some dried tarragon. It's how my grandfather made them and now it's how the whole family eats them!

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10/15/11 4:28 A

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i love brussels sprouts. the joke in our family is that i, as a child, had to make my mom eat her brussels sprouts! LOL. she always hated them, but, i would always make her eat at least one. we usually only got them at thanksgiving and christmas.

now, she actually buys them for herself, as she knows how healthy they are, and she can handle the taste.

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10/14/11 8:39 P

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Sounds yummy. I love brussels sprouts emoticon

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10/14/11 6:43 P

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sounds good! I love them.

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10/14/11 6:22 P

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I love them too, as does the hubs. Will definitely try your recipe

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10/14/11 5:45 P

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I think I'm the only one I know who loves those little bundles of cruciferous joy!
Well, me and my rabbit, that is... emoticon

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10/14/11 5:43 P

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Hahaha, I know what you're thinking cuz I used to hate them too, until I started making them like this.

2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, stems removed
½ c. pecans, chopped
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
1 Tbs. butter
Heat oven to 350°. Halve the Brussels sprouts. Place Brussels sprouts, pecans, oil, salt, &
pepper on sheet pan. Toss to coat. Bake 20-30 minutes, until tender & lightly browned.
Remove from oven, toss with butter, and serve. Serves 4-6.


Is it possible that suddenly Brussels sprouts will become popular? They're featured on the cover of Whole Living this month and in one of my cooking mags.

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