What is this mystery vegetable? Could it be… brussels sprouts?
It’s true! Grated brussels sprouts. From Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals book. Remember how I said I was underwhelmed by that book? A couple more recipes and I might be ready to retract that statement. It’s not as bad as I thought. Patience, grasshopper.
Anyway, this is a really quick & easy (haha) way to prepare brussels sprouts: grate them in a food processor, sautee in a pan with olive oil. That’s it (takes about 10 minutes). Another victory for the sprouts!
Like a lot of other people who make an effort to eat healthy, I’m trying to extend my foray into the wonderful world of vegetables. While I doubt I will ever be as knowledgable as some foodies I know (particularly the vegans), I still think this is an important exercise for everyone. If dabbling in different recipes and preparation methods will help you eat healthier, then do it. I think too many of us have suffered through eating mushy vegetables that have had the sh*t cooked out of them, and have never known how awesome they can be.
Listen up parents (and adults who need to eat more vegetables): do this. Find new ways to cook vegetables. Have them every day. Have lots of them. Find weird ones and cook them with your kids. Experiment. And for goodness sake, don’t hide them! Your kids will never learn to love the veg if they don’t even know they’re eating them! To start with, try roasting vegetables. It makes them awesome. Trust me. And that is today’s portion of completely unwarranted parenting advice. Please understand that I only say these things because I feel more like a kid who has an adult capacity for communication. I am a grown up version of your child.
On the menu for Thursday: turnips. ugh. I’ll let you know how that goes.