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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I never enjoyed Brussels sprouts when I was a kid but thankfully my taste buds grew up and became educated!  Perhaps they were a bit too soft for my liking or maybe I just didn’t like the taste.  After experimenting with different ways to enjoy this cruciferous veggie, Brussels sprouts are amazingly good for your health!  They provide nutrient support for the body’s detox system, its antioxidant system, and its inflammatory/anti-inflammatory system.  Any imbalances in these can increase the risk of cancer.  For more details on this super-charged vegetable, click here.

Brussels sprouts, cut in half
olive oil
salt and pepper
fresh thyme leaves
lemon wedges

Preheat oven to 180c (350f).  Toss all ingredients except lemon.  Squeeze a bit of the lemon over the sprouts and transfer to a baking sheet.  Roast in the oven 20 to 30 minutes until golden.  Remove from oven and squeeze more lemon juice over the sprouts (optional).  Serve immediately or at room temperature.

The Culinary Chase’s Note:  Serve these as a perfect snack or as a side dish.  As an alternative, chop up some bacon and toss with the sprouts and bake.  Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. Ada (new york) on October 31, 2012 at 10:33

    What an AMAZING photo featuring it’s DELICIOUSNESS! I didn’t like brussels sprouts as a child either, as an adult I like it but get a bit bored cooking it the same way so THANK YOU for the new recipe!!!!