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.


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.


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.


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!


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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