So what have you heard about brussel sprouts?
Growing up the only time I’d ever heard them mentioned was when someone referred to being ‘forced’ to eat them as a kid. And I’d never even seen one until I was in my teens, but by then had only negative feeling towards them and wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole!
What are brussel sprouts?
They are a close relative of the cabbage and actually look like tiny little cabbages themselves. They contain phytonutrients that enhance the body’s ability to fight off disease (even cancer) and also boost the body’s detoxification enzymes, helping the liver.
Brussel sprouts are also very high in vitamins C and K as well as a great source of folic acid.
The first time I’d ever tried them was at the Weston A. Price convention last November. A place where it would look bad if I was picky! They were nothing I’d imagined and they have been on our menu plans at least once a month since then.
I wash them in a bowl of warm water, cut off the stems and wilted leaves, douse in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. They make a great side to any dish!
I sucked it up and tried something I was sure I wouldn’t like, so what have you tried lately?
And how do you prepare your brussel sprouts?
This post is also linked to: Real Food Wednesday