I had a big, huge, milestone birthday…
Birthdays and Christmas came and went…
I’ve also become a little addicted to Pinterest – anyone else having this problem??
So I have tried a few recipes – some were winners, some not so much.
I thought I’d post this one to get your New Year off to a yummy, healthy start! I don’t know why this one was so intriguing to me. I just never thought to pair Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes together, so I was dying to try this one. It was a hit – especially with my 14 year old, who kept asking me if he could have more “cabbage heads” and asking why we don’t have these more often! Who knew? If you are “iffy” on Brussels sprouts, I dare you to try this recipe. You will probably really love it!
|Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes||
- Serves 2
- 10-15 Brussels sprouts, cut into quarters or halves, depending on how large they are (I quartered most)
- 1 large sweet potato, diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp roasted garlic
- 1/2 tbsp butter (optional, but I used)
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place quartered Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes in a baking pan. Coat with olive oil, sea salt, thyme and roasted garlic. If desired throw in a little melted butter. Mix well. Roast for 25 -30 minutes, removing halfway to stir.
- Serve with cooked quinoa and a salad!
For dessert that night, I let the boys have some coconut yogurt. Vanilla is normally their favorite flavor, but our yogurts seemed to have separated. I buy this yogurt all the time and I LOVE it!! However, I am REALLY curious to know if anyone else is experiencing this problem. We have had yogurt after yogurt that are just fine, but we’ve also had our fair share that look this way. Thumbs down. Not sure what to do, except maybe email So Delicious, and ask them what is up! It might be OK to eat them this way, but it’s sure not as enjoyable.
Later in the week, I thought I would make a dessert that I also saw on Pinterest. Although the title was Chocolate Granola Bars, the outcome was a bit more like Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge. Perhaps it is because I used Almond Butter. Perhaps it was my Cosmo? I’m not sure. I’ll link to the recipe here – and below is the pic I took. Really, don’t mind the Cosmo in the background. Hopefully it didn’t influence the outcome. The dessert was delicious!!! It’s just that it wasn’t quite the texture I was hoping for, and it sure didn’t look like the picture on Pinterest, so I ended up tossing most of it. The last thing I need is “fudge” lying around. JennyJenn and I are both training for Dallas’ Rock and Roll ½ Marathon – so anything Fudgelike is just out of my house right now! I’ll post more about my training in upcoming days. I happened to have all of the ingredients in my pantry – so it was fun to try it – but I won’t re-make it. Maybe someone is trying to tell me something with the whole dessert flop thing.
I hope you all are off to a good, healthy start this year! In my next post, I’ll let you know how this turned out!
Definitely another family hit….