Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts Salad

I remember this episode of full house where the girls have to eat Brussels sprouts and they show disgust. After I moved here, I continued to believe it was a nasty vegetable…I mean have you ever seen any restaurant serve brussels sprouts?? Never tasted it… until my friend “J” said… it taste delicious roasted… hmm… what if  buy it and hubbs does not like it… come to find one of his sister in law he lived with would make it with Indian spices and it tasted delicious. But still never tried it!!

So while at the grocery store yesterday…looking over at the produce nicely laid out…. there were plenty veggies I have never tried…maybe…. a new veggie at every trip to the grocery?? …. start with brussels sprout? Alright then…. so I ended up with a bag of brussels sprouts 🙂 After some pinterest search….found Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts by Kosher On A Budget. Love balsamic… and anything with balsamic is delish!!

BSS1BALSAMIC ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

By: Kosher On A Budget

IngredientsBSS2

  • 1 lb of Brussels sprouts
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil (I added 2)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar (I added 2)
  • Course kosher salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and check brussels sprouts well, then cut in half length-wise.
  3. Toss brussels sprouts with oil and vinegar and spread out into one layer on a cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  5. Roast for 20-25 minutes until the brussels sprouts begin to caramelize.
  6. Cool, serve and enjoy!

Besides that I had also pinned this other recipe of a salad made with roasted brussels sprouts. This recipe called for roasting the sprouts in just oil and making a vinaigrette dressing and adding some red pepper, green onion and feta cheese. Another good recipe. You can find this recipe at The Black Peppercorn.

But I liked the idea of roasting them with the balsamic vinegar!! So I made the Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe and then added red peppers, green onions and a good sprinkle of feta cheese over the warm sprouts. I ensured to scrape the caramelized balsamic that was on the pan. Mixed everything well…. YUM!!! Did not add any extra dressing or salt!!

BSSaTo me, the sprouts were like mini cabbage… I tried some raw while cutting them… they taste delicious. I also found a brussels sprout slaw recipe…. next time I guess!!

A simple and easy recipe… must try…..and when you do…let me know how you liked it!!

Until next time,

Cheers =)

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Cheesy Spinach Oatmeal

Breakfast is always a daunting meal… especially when you do not want to eat eggs everyday or are not fan of sweet start to the day with pancakes or waffles. Although my weekday breakfasts happen in the car driving to work…so I always end up making this egg sandwhich…. toasted Ezekiel Bread with one sliced boiled egg, spinach, brown mustard and little mayo- easy to eat in car.

However, on days home… I want to eat non egg things. We have some breakfast recipes in our Indian food too. But still at times there is a desire to eat something different. I have been wanting to add more protein in the mornings, to have more energy….Oatmeal is a filler….but again….can’t eat the sweet stuff!! So I decided to research on Savory Oatmeal dishes. I have made Oatmeal Khichdi (indian term for mix of rice, lentils and veggies–gonna have to be another post!!) But somehow never thought of Savory Oats breakfast…until I came across Girl Makes Food. She has Cheesy oatmeal recipe….which looked delish….So I decided to give it a try while we have been snowed/iced in for 4 days now 😉

CheesySpinachOatmeal

Cheesy Spinach Oatmeal

Adapted form Girl Makes Food Recipe

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oatmeal (I used Extra Thick Rolled oats, Girl Makes food used Steel cut Oats)

1- 1/4 cup water

1-2 cups spinach

1/4 cup shredded mild cheddar (or any cheese of your choice)

Salt, Pepper to taste

Method:

1. Cook oatmeal as per package direction with little bit of salt in it (Let water boil, add the oats, bring the flame down and cook covered). My package suggested 1 cup water for 1/2 cup oatmeal. However, I like mine slightly loose/runny so I used 1-1/4 cup. My oats took 10 mins to cook.

2. Once the oats are cooked, add the spinach, cheese, and pepper. Stir. Adjust seasonings as per taste.

3. Enjoy while hot/warm!!

Conclusion: Yummeeee!!! It is delicious. After tasting it, my brains started sprinting on ideas of all the seasonings I could add or all the veggies I could add or all the desi spices I could add to give it an Indian twist. It is definitely a keeper…. I think a perfect breakfast for Saturdays when my husband and I go do our long walks!!

Something worth trying!!

Until next time

Enjoy!!