Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Can i hear a B?!

when I was little I used to dread the words "Brussels sprouts". They would sit there on my plate mocking me and even after copious amounts of butter and salt were added I would gag as I tried to choke them down. Oh, the drama of childhood. :)

I happen to love roasted vegetables of pretty much any variety. I mean, come on, who doesn't? Roasting vegetables make them taste like candy (and for this sweet tooth, there is nothing better).

I was grocery shopping the other day when I spied some brussels sprouts in the produce department. I don't remember ever eating them fresh when I was little, they were always of the frozen variety. Anyway, I was in a daring mood so I thought, why not live dangerously? In my cart they went.

And then into my oven they went. They turned out far better than anything I remember as a child. In fact, I munched on them as a snack for several days. :)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Better than your Mama makes, or I guess my Mama;)

1 carton fresh Brussels sprouts
1 clove garlic
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. panko bread crumbs

Mix the garlic, oil, and bread crumbs together and then toss the brussels sprouts with the mixture until evenly coated. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Spread onto parchment lined jelly-roll pan and bake in 400 degree oven until tender approx. 30 minutes.


These were so surprisingly good that I can't wait to make them again.

Warning: Let it be known that Spencer and the redheads were not as enamored with the green lovelies as I was. I guess I just have a more sophisticated palate. :)

Question: are there any foods that you hated as a child that you love today?

To see where I party at go here


Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables which means they are cancer-inhibitors (so are cabbage and broccoli to name a few). they are also a good source of vitamin K & C.


  1. Yum! I love this recipe. I never had Brussel sprouts growing up so I never had a chance to hate them. I was a super picky eater, though, and now I eat everything!

  2. Yeah, I can pretty much eat anything now! It's funny how tastes change, it gives me hope for my picky little boys. :)

  3. i will say they werent as bad as i remember, but they were still brussel sprouts!!!! i did clean my plate though...

  4. wow nv thought of adding panko bread crumbs! sounds yummy. i'm weird though, i actually liek brussel sprouts anyway.