roasted brussels sprouts

by Kristen :) on May 29, 2013

Hey there!  Did you hate brussels sprouts as a kid or still don’t really like them?  I didn’t really not like them, but didn’t eat them very often. Chris hated them when he was a kid (and rarely ate vegetables!). Boy were we wrong. This recipe is super easy, delicious and we love them now.  I’m sure a little crispy bacon helps too ;)  

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

by eatingRD

Keywords: bake side gluten-free paleo low-carb brussels sprouts

Ingredients (4 – 6 servings)

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed off and cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp grass-fed ghee or butter
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup bacon, crisped in oven and then chopped (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375.

Place all ingredients (except crispy bacon) into a glass baking dish.

Cover and cook for 40 minutes.

Sprinkle with crispy bacon (I make the bacon in the oven on a sheet pan at about 350 for 20 minutes until crispy).

Enjoy the healthy saturated fat deliciousness.

If you’re worried that bacon is a bad food to never eat – think again.  Check out this article and enjoy some bacon and some quality saturated fats for that matter. Saturated fats are actually beneficial and nourishing, contrary to popular belief!  I only cook in stable saturated fats like unrefined coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed butter, tallow and lard and forgo the rancid, unstable vegetable oils like canola, corn, soy, etc.

Yum!

Speaking of other deliciousness…

A good friend of mine took me out to dinner at Scarpetta for my 28th birthday and boy it was an amazing food experience.  I love meals like this…

We started with a walk around the Conservatory at the Bellagio.  So beautiful!

Dreaming of chocolate…

Peaceful waterfalls…

I started with a yummy limoncello berry cocktail.  This one was dangerously sweet.

I started with the heirloom beet salad with la tur cheese and hazelnuts.  My kind of dish! I don’t do dairy but only a few times per year and this was one of them.

My friend had the creamy polenta with a fricassee of truffled mushrooms.  Holy wow, this was really really good.  I had to steal a few bites ;)

I had the rosemary umbrian lentils with broccoli  rabe and oven dried tomatoes.  This had such great, complex depth of flavor for a vegetarian dish. Perfect.

For dessert I had to have the Amedei chocolate cake with toasted almond gelato and salted caramel sauce.  I am a big fan of dark chocolate and this one hit the spot.  It had a nice crispy outer crust and gooey chocolate-y center.  I ate the. whole. thing. Gluten free too!

After dinner we went and watched the fountain show in front of the Bellagio.  Fun!

Chris got me a fabulous Le Crueset!!!!!  I am soooo happy with this pan.  I can’t believe I waited so long to get one because it works so well for everything (even eggs!).  We’ve finally gotten rid of our non-stick toxic pan yay!  This pan is so worth the price and very versatile.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

I haven’t been posting very much =/ but I do post lots of pics on Instagram and Twitter because it is a little more time friendly.  Does anyone have an Instagram account that I don’t follow already?  I recently started Instagram and want to follow more :)  Let me know!

Do you use saturated fats? Any great food experiences lately?  

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1 erin June 2, 2013 at 7:47 am

Bussels + bacon = one of the best combos ever!

Happy birthday! Looks like you had a fantastic night out… and, that dinner…! Yum :)

Totally jonesing for a Le Creuset pan (or set!)! Best food experience lately: Our first al fresco brunch yesterday at our favorite farm-to-table restaurant :)

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