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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Brussels Sprouts and other things

It seems like lately a lot of bloggers have been talking about and posting pictures of brussels sprouts...
The last time I ate them,  I was a child. My mom would cook them and we would mash them up with butter and salt. I remember that I didn't hate them, but I didn't like them either. But that was the last time I had them! I have a friend who was at a neighbors house once, when she was a child, and was forced to eat them. She said she turned green, ran outside and threw up in their yard!!
 But, I decided I need to try them again. So, I found a recipe for roasted brussels sprouts, with salt, pepper and garlic. This is how it ended up. 
They look yummy, right? Well, they WERE NOT! I seriously almost gagged, and I even tried several bites! I had to burn several candles to get the smell out of my house!
I posted the pic on my facebook page, and got a lot of suggestions. Some people said they were burnt, some people suggested adding bacon, craisins, walnuts, parmesan cheese. Someone said to roast them with almonds, mushrooms, honey and balsamic vinegar. But the majority of people said do not roast them, steam them instead. 
  I know I should probably give them another chance, but I don't know if I can...

Then I made this, and my fam loved me again. I roasted the cauliflower, then mixed it with a little sour cream, salt, pepper and shredded cheese. Then put it back in the oven for 10 minutes. Yummo!

 As for my foot, I've been able to take off the boot, and now just wear some KT tape wrapped around it.
I'm going to the dr Thursday moring!
 Tomorrow will be a week since I've done any running, and it's KILLING me, not being able to! I've still been doing my Debbie Sieber's, Slim in 6 strength training, and today I will get out my spin bike and use that for about an hour. I can't wait to run again!!


  So, what do you think, should I give Brussels Sprouts another try? Any good recipes for me?



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  1. HAAA!! I wouldnt try brussel sprouts again, so many other (as in better tasting) veggies out there

    Hope the doctor has good news

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  2. So glad that I'm not the only person who does not like brussel sprouts. It's one of the few things I refuse to eat. Great that your foot is feeling better and you can take the boot off! Hopefully the doctor will have good news, maybe you injury isn't as serious as you thought (fingers crossed!).

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    1. I've refused to eat them my whole adult life, but figured I would try again! Not a good idea!
      Thank you, I sure hope it's nothing serious too!

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  3. I love brussel sprouts! But, they aren't everyone's up of tea. I'm totally going to try that cauliflower recipe--- it looks AMAZING! But, I'm going to swap out the sour cream with greek yogurt! I hope you can run again soon! I can only imagine how stressful that must be for you!

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    1. You will love the cauliflower! I'm sure greek yogurt would be deelish instead of the sour cream. Let me know if you make it!

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  4. I'm not really sure about brussel sprouts, but another blogger I follow just posted about them in a list of foods. She suggested making them like by shredding them and then sauteing with a little olive oil, garlic, sea salt and red pepper flakes. She's pretty awesome, so I bet these are, too.

    That cauliflower dish looks delish! I'll need to pin this for future reference. :)

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    1. Shredding them sounds interesting. I'll try that- then the flavor probably isn't so overwhelming!

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  5. Brussels sprouts are one of those veggies that took me a loooooooong time to develop a taste for, but I remember all too well how awful I thought they were when I was a kid! My daughter loves, son hates!

    I used the Debbie Siebers Slim in 6 dvds when I was trying to get rid of my second baby weight... they worked great! Just did Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and it kicked my butt!

    Good to hear your foot is on the mend! You'll be back to running in no time :)

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  6. No NO No! Brussels Sprouts can be sooooo good! Here's how I make them for the holidays, and I tried to make something different, but everyone complained so I had to change the menu to put them back in. I NEVER had them growing up, because my mom hates them (so she thought) but she was the loudest protester when I thought I would make something different. Give it a try! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/brussels-sprouts-with-bacon-recipe/index.html It's also a lot better when you blanch them in boiling salted water for five minutes before you saute them (takes some bitterness out) and use good bacon from the butcher, not pre packaged stuff.

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    1. Ok Jess, I saved that link and I will try them again!! I'll let you know how they turn out! Thank you!

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  7. I seriously hate brussels sprouts, but I force myself to eat them once in a long while. However, your cauliflower sounds much better!

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  8. I have never tried them but I have been curious recently as I am trying to get more veggies in my diet....thank you for not candy coating how bad they were :)

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  9. I haven't really tried them recently either, but Im willing to give it a shot. Good luck at the Dr. Hopefully they will get you all fixed up!

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  10. I didn't like them roasted either! My favorite way is to steam them then add tony sachere's and either buffalo or enchilada seasoning. So definitely not for someone trying to watch their sodium intake but they are good that way! And like some other people above said, they might not be for everyone... eat what you enjoy when it comes to veggies :-)

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    1. That sounds good, I will try them that way!

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  11. I'm new to your blog just having come over from your linked up recap on Laura's blog. I wanted to say that I just recently tried brussel sprouts again (it was on my bucket list for the year) after hating them as a kid. I did try them roasted (with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a bit of garlic and red pepper), and I liked them. Steaming them doesn't hold much appeal for me, but I hope that works for you.

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    1. I've gotten so many ideas here for cooking them a different way, I will definitely try them again. Thanks, Raquelita, and welcome!! :)

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