Brussels Sprouts at the Farmers Market

Friday, September 18, 2009 13:01
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Brussels sproutsThe picture on the right is Brussels sprouts on the stalk. I remember the first time I saw it and had no idea what it was because I was so used to seeing Brussels sprouts in a small container wrapped with plastic in the supermarket, which I'm sure is the way many other people know of them.

If you have the chance to get to a farmers market see if you can find fresh on the stalk Brussels sprouts. By doing this you are supporting local farms and are getting connected to the story behind your food. Amazingly this connection can make food taste better and can encourage children to eat their vegetables.

Preparing Brussels sprouts is easy. Just cut off the bottoms and cut them in half. Steam over boiling salted water for about 10 minutes then saute in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Another easy recipe is Carrots and Brussels Sprouts. This is a low calorie, high fiber dish that can be a great side dish for any dish. It can also be combined with whole wheat pasta, brown rice, or quinoa to make a delicious vegetarian dish. A nutritional analysis of this recipes is available.

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