Roasted Brussels Sprouts

By November 17, 2011 May 30th, 2017 Dinner, Gluten Free, Recipes, Seasonal, Vegetables

You’ll want to include Brussels sprouts as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis. These vegetables, in the cabbage family, provide fantastic cancer preventing benefits.  All cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates which are important phytonutrients for our health because they are the chemical starting points for a variety of cancer-protective substances. Cruciferous vegetables detoxify.  Lab studies show that one of the phytochemicals found in cruciferous vegetables – sulforaphane – can stimulate enzymes in the body that detoxify carcinogens before they damage cells.

Be sure not to overcook your Brussels sprouts. Not only do they lose their nutritional value and taste but they will begin to emit the unpleasant sulfur smell associated with overcooked cruciferous vegetables.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Paleo

Serves 4 as a side dish

1 lb brussel sprouts
4 Tb olive oil
3 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
Sea salt & fresh pepper

• Trim the ends off of the brussel sprouts but leave enough so the leaves remain attached. Cut in half through the stem
• In a bowl mix Brussels sprouts, garlic,  olive oil, salt & pepper
• Put onto a roasting tray in one layer with the cut side down.
• Roast in 400 degree oven for 10- 15 minutes until brown and tender.

2 Comments

  • lynne says:

    hey Ing,

    estie told me about your site…now we need tofu mushroom cashew casserole! and carrot loaf!
    hope you are well. happy thanksgiving.

    lynne

    • Ingrid says:

      Hi Lynn
      Thanks for reminding me. I will have the carrot loaf recipe out within a few weeks.These days I don’t usually recommed for people to eat tofu or any soy products unless they are fermented because they are hard to digest, as explained by Donna Gates from Body Ecology “That’s because soybeans, like all beans, are a hardy combo of protein and starch…mostly starch… Soybeans are difficult to digest. The enzymes in your digestive tract have a difficult time breaking down the starch and the protein especially if you’re low on stomach acid. And who isn’t these days since our blood is chronically acidic…a common cause of low stomach acid.”
      Have a great Thanksgiving too!
      Love
      Ingrid

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