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A New Healthy Addiction 

This Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is my latest favorite. It’s not only easy to prepare, but I promise you they will be gone in no time at all. So make enough for the whole family! I’m certain that these will quickly become your new healthy obsession. 

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts

3 tbsp olive oil separated

3/4 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp honey
Directions 

Preheat your oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside 

1. Trim off the outer, dry leaves, cut the bottom off and slice sprouts lengthwise. In a large mixing bowl, toss brussels sprouts with two tablespoons of olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper to coat thoroughly. Transfer the brussels sprouts to a baking sheet and roast until tender and caramelized approximately twenty minutes.

2. Place brussels sprouts back in a bowl. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey and toss to coat evenly. Taste and season with kosher salt if necessary and serve.

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Less one ingredient makes a recipe__

I admit I did something pretty goofy lol, I completely forgot to write down the most important ingredient that’s cooked in this dish and lol it was a bottle of beer. I’m certain this drives you crazy as well, whenever you forget to write down particular ingredients on your shopping list for the recipe(s) that you intended on cooking for the week. So anyway, for awhile I was irritated with myself lol, but then I decided to work with what I had lol and just went with the flow.

I soon learned my lesson though lol, as my version of tonight’s dish was not delicious as it should have been due to the fact I had no beer. Haha! 😀 Oh well, I know to do a better job next time! 🙂 Although, this is a super easy-to-make, fall-inspired meal that’s huge in flavor, but not on prep or clean up!

Oktoberfest sheet pan brats roasted vegetables

Ingredients

4 Bratwurst sausages
1 (12-oz) bottle dark lager beer
Two garlic cloves, crushed
One white onion
2-1/2 C Brussels sprouts, cut in half (outer leaves removed, as needed, and stem trimmed)
1/2 lb small white potatoes (Dutch Yellow), washed and cut in half
1-1/2 C carrots, cut into rounds (if using baby carrots, cut them in half, horizontally)
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsps mustard
2 Tbsps brown sugar
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Line a baking dish with foil and set aside. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F

Instructions

1. Pierce the sausages with a sharp knife. Pour the beer into a pot over medium-high heat and add the sausages and garlic. You may need to combine some water to the pan (just enough to cover the sausages). Bring to a boil, and decrease the heat to medium-low for about five minutes. Drain and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, mustard, and brown sugar. Mix to combine and stir until the brown sugar dissolves.

2. Combine the vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Pour the mustard mixture over the vegetables and stir to coat. Move the vegetables to the baking sheet and place the brats on top. Season with the caraway seeds and salt and black pepper. Cook for forty five-fifty minutes, tossing once halfway through the cooking time (and flipping the brats), or until the vegetables are cooked through and tender. Remove and serve warm.

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One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

I love the season of fall and cooking fall-related recipes, simply like the one I’m sharing with you today. Ha, a bit off subject but the weather in Texas hardly ever show signs of autumn. Haha! 😀

Furthermore, I am not going to lie though preparing this Chicken dinner was a bit challenging for me; working with the chicken was not so bad, but as for the fruit and veggies they were an entirely different story lol. The slicing of shallots and apples were somewhat easy. But, then came the brussel sprouts and the sweet potato lol. I would have to say that they were the hardest. I had a difficult time getting a firm hold of the brussel sprouts so that I could slice them in halves and the sweet potato was hard to chop as well because of its awkward shape. I had a few close calls, but I thankfully did not cut myself in the process. 🙂

However, my hard work did pay off once again as the result of this dish turned out to be very yummy! 🙂 This one pan Chicken dinner recipe would make an excellent meal for you and your family that I’m certain, you will all enjoy one or maybe a few nights during the season of fall.

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

Ingredients

4 – 5 (6 – 7 oz) bone-in, skin on chicken thighs, rinsed and pat dry
4 Tbsp olive oil divided
1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp dried thyme, sage, and rosemary
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 large sweet potato, peeled diced into 3/4-inch cubes
1 lb Brussels sprouts, sliced into halves
2 fuji apples, cored and sliced into half moons about 3/4-inch thick
2 shallot bulbs, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch thick
4 slices bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set aside.

1. Pour two tablespoons olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and herbs into a gallon size resealable bag, combine chicken, season with salt and pepper then seal bag and rub mixture over chicken while working to distribute herbs evenly. Set aside and let rest while cutting veggies.

2. Put sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, apples and shallots on the previously prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil then stir to evenly coat and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Spread into an even layer then place chicken over veggie/fruit mixture.

3. Sprinkle bacon (separate any pieces that stick together) evenly over veggie/fruit mixture. Roast in preheated oven until chicken and vegetables are golden brown, approximately thirty-forty-five minutes (chicken should register 165 in the center). Broil for approximately two-three minutes for a more golden skin on chicken if desired. Sprinkle with more herbs and serve immediately.

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Pistachios with Brussel Sprouts

 

I love eating pistachios! They are one of my favorite snacks, especially when it comes to eating healthy. I know I have already mentioned this before in a few of my posts, but since I am trying my best to eating healthier lol, one of my goals is to strive eating more veggies, particularly ones that I’m not crazy about but want to learn to appreciate them and or have not yet tried.

Furthermore, brussel sprouts are one of the veggies that I wanted to try, and I am happy to say that tonight was my night to try brussel Sprouts. My opinion on the vegetable at the moment are; well lol, I am not too crazy about them. Oh well, I gave it a try, and that’s what matters. 🙂 However, I am determined to teach my taste buds to appreciate Brussel Sprouts. Haha! 😀

Despite the fact that I’m not a huge fan of this veggie at the moment, I still had a blast cooking this healthy and delicious Pistachio with Brussel Sprouts recipe with my sister (Caylee). Also, I found it on Food Network’s Facebook page, created by Trisha Yearwood.

Pistachios with Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 lb. Brussels sprouts, rinsed, trimmed and halved
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
2 Tbsp. Lemon juice
1/2 C. shelled pistachios, finely chopped
Sea salt, for sprinkling

Directions

In a large skillet, heat the oil over high-medium heat. Add the Brussels sprouts and shallot and saute until just wilted, about five minutes, being careful not to let them burn. Combine the lemon zest, juice, and pistachios and continue to saute until completely heated through, three to five minutes. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Source  Food Network