Muscles from Brussels

I bet you’re thinking this post is gonna be about Jean-Claude Van Damme.  Wrong!  But if it got you this far I win.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love the Universal Soldier as much as the next girl, but even couldn’t write a whole post about JCVD.

So I’ll write about Brussels sprouts instead.  Wait, don’t go, it’s good, I promise.

I made Brussels sprouts for the first time on Christmas Day.  A couple nights before, I was walking through Albertson’s when I noticed a bag of the little greens just sitting there.  I remembered seeing one of my healthy friend’s post about them and I thought, hey, maybe I’ll give it a whirl.  I texted said friend for the recipe and she also suggested checking out Pinterest.  You know I love me some Pinterest.

I combined my friend’s recipe with one I found on Pinterest.  I washed and cut each sprout in half.

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Tossed those bad boys in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  I love balsamic vinegar!  Laid out a layer on a baking sheet and dusted with sea salt, pepper, and garlic salt.

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Put them in oven for 30 minutes at 400.  The recipe called for 20, you can go as high as 40 minutes depending on how crispy you want them.  I wanted somewhere in between.

From what I gather, this tastes way better than steaming them.  I thought they were quite delicious and easy.

I don’t know when I’ll cook again.  That’s why I get so jazzed and proud of myself.  Hopefully whenever I do, it turns out just as good.  Plus we ate our vegetables so that’s good too!

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I’m sure many great things come from Belgium.  I’ll leave you with some gems from the Muscles from Brussels.

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