Tuesday, July 9, 2013


I had a conversation with some friends the other day about brussels sprouts.  I had never had brussels sprouts before, but after hearing them talk about them, I decided to try them.  I went to the farmer's market this past weekend and bought fresh brussels sprouts.  Then I was on the lookout for a recipe for them that I could use with my diet.  I have a friend who is a Vegan and she shared a recipe with me.  I made a few changes to it so I could eat it.  And guess what I discovered!  One - Hubby had never had brussels sprouts before either.  Two - We BOTH thought they were delicious!  I can't wait to have them again! 

Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts
scallion greens
¾ tsp garlic, crushed
1 Tb. olive oil
1 tsp. chicken boullion

Clean the brussels sprouts and cut each one vertically in half.  Finely chop the scallions and crush the garlic.  In a large flat-bottomed frying pan, heat about a tablespoon of olive oil.  Place the brussels sprouts in the pan, cut side down, in a single layer.  Scatter the chopped scallions and garlic over the sprouts.  When the sprouts are just starting to caramelize (you will smell them), turn them over and cook for another 5 minutes or so.  Add enough water to just cover the bottom of the pan.  Add chicken boullion into the pan. Then allow them to steam until all the liquid has cooked off and the sprouts are tender.