Browned Brussels sprouts with Bread Crumbs

  How many kids do you know who like Brussels sprouts? Somehow, Brussels sprouts are at the top of our list (minus the husband).  I should clarify, Trader Joe’s Shaved Brussels sprouts, sautéed with olive oil and sea salt, was what originally put them on our radar. From there, I gained the confidence to experiment with a new dish: Brussels sprouts and Bacon with Maple Syrup.  Another hit.  The irony? There isn’t a shred of Brussels sprouts in any of Mom’s recipes.  In fact, I didn’t even know what they looked like until starting the … [Read more...]

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

How many times have you been stumped, trying to figure out a vegetable side to your dinner? I was so tired of steaming and sauteeing broccoli (and so were my kids).   When I discovered Brussels sprouts (note proper spelling) I felt as if I had truly turned a corner and opened up a whole new realm of veggie possibilities. I introduced the first Brussels sprouts recipe sautéed with some chunks of bacon and hot maple syrup.  I had hoped the salty and sweet toppings would draw the attention away from the fact that is was labeled a "mystery … [Read more...]

Shaved Brussels sprouts with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Something very strange has happened the past two nights for dinner:  my son has demanded vegetables!  I swear.   I thought I was having an out of body experience.  And, this morning for breakfast, he asked for vegetables, again: Brussels sprouts.  The past two days, all he’s eaten for the past two dinners is Brussels sprouts. If you’re scratching your head, I had the same thought: this is extremely uncharacteristic for a seven year old boy! And, I wasn’t intentionally trying to get him to eat his veggies either.  I simply made a new side … [Read more...]