Thursday, March 24, 2011

Notes from the kitchen . . .

At dinner I like to load up on my phyto-nutrients, antioxidants, and omega 3's.

brussels sprouts.  one of my faves, but they get a bad rap.
  these little guys can be quite tasty if cooked correctly.

recipe here 
green beans: boil for 2 minutes, pour in ice cold water, saute with garlic & EVOO 
&
husband caught trout- with EVOO & seasoning.  perf.
artichoke - boil in water for 30-40 minutes
dip in butter.
mmmmmmmm
i got this for JB from Sur La Table last weekend
we love how this fish keeps our hands from burning up!

squash from the garden!
our squash from the garden is the above one.
the "organic" squash from grocery store is on the bottom.
in this case, bigger is better, and sweeter too!

40 comments:

  1. does it defeat the health purpose if i dip my artichoke in mayo?

    because I do.

    and asparagus.

    my hubby LOVES some sauteed brussle sprouts..mm

    You would be SO proud of me. for dinner tonight i had basmati rice, zucchini, tomatos, onion, (sauteed all together served over the rice). delish.

    and i didnt even eat a thing of ice cream after.

    because i ate the whole bin last night.....

    whatever.

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  2. Mmmmmmmmmm, I need brussel sprouts now! The entire dinner looks delicious.

    New reader and loving your blog!

    Sarah

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  3. Such healthy greens!! I love springtime - coming out of cream and butter hibernation!

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  4. I LOVE brussel sprouts!! Every one thinks I'm crazy for liking them, but I'm glad I found someone that likes them too. Your dinner looks fantastic and that hat is amazing!

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  5. Squash from the garden! Looks like a great dinner!

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  6. I love brussels sprouts. Try chopping them up really well and sautéing them with a small bit of butter and olive oil. Add salt and pepper and they're delicious. They'll brown a lot and you get some crispy and some tender. It's delicious!

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  7. yuuum, squash is one of my favorite veggies! yum yum. and i love the panama hat.

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  8. mmmm brussel sprouts.. we make 'em spicy by putting sriracha on them with salt, pepper and lime juice. Delicious.

    I've heard you can put bacon in them. But being vegetarian.. that. is. a. no. no.

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  9. Yum, brussel sprouts are so good, particularly when paired with bacon.

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  10. I've never been a fan of brussel sprouts because of the rap, but honestly, I've never actually tried them. Am I missing out?
    I just planted our garden (wanted to make sure we were done with any last minute frosts), and I can't wait till they're ready to pick!!
    Have a great night sweet friend! :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, that looks amazing! I'm going to have to go and get some green beans this weekend!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  12. The difference between the two squashes is almost mind blowing!

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  13. Looks so yummy!!!
    I eat Brussel sprouts like popcorn! Love it :)

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  14. I'll have to try the brussel sprout recipe. I'm someone who doesn't like them much, but I'd like to!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  15. Wow...you eat so healthy! I want to try the brussel sprouts recipe. I don't think I've ever had them before!

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  16. you eat so healthy and honestly if I could afford to eat like that with my non-existent budget here in Orange County I would be soooooo happy. I did for a while and boy was life blessed. Thanks for sharing. Praying I get the time and resources to enjoy veggies and fresh produce with every meal habitually :(..

    ♥cheche

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  17. wow, I love what you do in the kitchen. looks yummy and sooo healthy! and fresh trout is the best!!
    xox

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  18. I LOVE Brussel sprouts! for real!

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  19. This all looks delicious! Artichokes have been my favorite food since I was about 6!

    Come by and enter my giveaway for a See by Chloe tote bag if you like!

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  20. How can brussel sprouts get such a bad rap.. it makes no sense, they're so delicious! I've been craving them for a while now. Had to write them down on the grocery list today. Thanks for the reminder! : )

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  21. totally making brussels sprouts tonight. these pictures got my mouth watering.

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  22. yummm.. ina's recipe for sprouts is like the best thing ever. even the kids love it. like we fight over the brussel sprouts.

    but, with a child who wants pilgrims clothes, you're prob not surprised.

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  23. Scrum-Diddly-Umptious

    thanks for the recipe :)

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  24. Wow this looks so yummy. I love all of these veggies. Good for you being so healthy and all!

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  25. Yummy veges! I have never prepared artichokes that way but want to try. I have been getting on the Brussels Sprout train lately and need to try this recipe.

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  26. yummm sarah! come cook for me haha.

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  27. i love brussel sprouts! i might want them right now, thank you.

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  28. Yummy, these pictures look delicious! I also love brussels sprouts, but that is definitely true that they get a bad rep, part of the reason my family doesn't buy them to often :(

    Thanks for the great tips!

    xoxo
    Petchie

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  29. Okay, okay. I give in! Your blog is too good not to follow! Look forward to what you have in store for the next few weeks and months ;)
    xo - and have a lovely weekend, Gabriella

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  30. I looove brussel sprouts!
    Even when I was a kid (plus, then I think I thought they were really cute cause they look like mini cabbages haha)
    That dinner looks delicious!

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  31. we had roasted brussel sprouts last night. we are kinda obsessed! also had roasted asparagus and carrots. DELISH!

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  32. OoOo that looks so yummy! i really need to learn how to cook more! lol :)

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  33. I am not a fan of brussels sprouts, but they do look yummy in this picture. Maybe I should give them another try :)

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  34. I have never eaten a brussel sprout. I just might have to start. Hope you are doing well!

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  35. i too love brussel sprouts. i hated them as a kid but last year retried them and have been in love!

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  36. i am going to have to try your recipe for brussel sprouts...lately i have been really craving them!

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  37. I definitely do not usually love brussel sprouts, but this recipe actually sounds good. I may have to try these!

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