Everyday I'm Brusselin

Anyone that knows me knows that brussels sprouts are my favorite food! For a lot of people there is this stigma that they taste horrible, but don't knock it until you have tried some well cooked brussels. Just trust me! If you cook them the right way I find that they can be the most flavorful, delicious, and satisfying vegetable, and of course they are packed with a lot of nutrients. Listed below are some health benefits, recipes, and my favorite restaurants with brussels in Nashville, TN. If you are in the area I would encourage you to check them out, or to try out some recipes yourself. If you don't like them there is nothing wrong with that, but you might be surprised if you give it a try!


Health Benefits from Brussels Sprouts:

  • Rich in vitamin and nutrients including: Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Potassium

  • Can prevent cancer

  • Reduces risk of high blood pressure

  • Reduces risk of high cholesterol

  • Reduces risk of heart disease

  • Reduces risk of diabetes

  • Supports vision or eye health

  • Supports weight management


Recipes:


"Everyday I'm Brusselin" Recipe (This is a simple recipe I use most nights for dinner)

  • 1 bag/bunch of brussels sprouts

  • 1 TBSP of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 TBSP of balsamic vinegar

  • 1 TSP of garlic power

  • 1 TSP of onion powder

  • 1 TSP of oregano

  • Dash of pepper

Instructions:

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees

  • Mix ingredients in a medium to large bowl

  • Place ingredients on a pan with olive oil (to prevent sticking)

  • Cook for about 25 minutes; toss after 15 minutes

  • Put on a plate and ENJOY!



"Brusselin in Nash" Recipe: (This is a recipe that resembles one of my favorite spots to order brussels in Nashville, TN)

  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts (trimmed and cut in half)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • Sea salt

  • 4 teaspoons champagne vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons honey or agave (vegan)

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter, creamy or chunky

  • Hot sauce (I personally love TRUFF hot sauce)

  • 1 large navel orange

  • 3 tablespoons dried tart cherries or cranberries (soak in warm water)


INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees

  • Toss sprouts with olive oil and salt

  • Put sprouts on baking sheet; roast for 15 minutes; toss; then cook for another 10-20 minutes

  • While the sprouts are roasting make the dressing: whisk together vinegar, honey, and peanut butter in a bowl until thick and creamy. Add water until consistency is like creamy salad dressing. Add hot sauce if you would like.

  • Take sprouts out of the oven and mix with sauce

  • Put on a plate and ENJOY!


"I don't have time for this because I'm out here Brusselin" Recipe: (This is a very quick recipe that I typically use during a busy work day. To me it tastes like cheesy brussels)

  • 1 cup of frozen brussels sprouts

  • 1 TBSP of nutritional yeast

  • 1 TBSP of Tahini dressing


INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Microwave frozen brussels for 3 minutes

  • Mix brussels with nutritional yeast and dressing

  • Put on a plate and ENJOY your 5 minute "brussels & cheese!"



Favorite Spots in Nashville to Get Brussels:

  • Virago

  • Josephine

  • Pork Belly Farmhouse

  • True Foods Kitchen

  • Kayne Prime

  • Sunda

  • Barcelona










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