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.
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!

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  • Reply Megan

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

    because I do.

    and asparagus.

    my hubby LOVES some sauteed brussle

    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…..


    March 24, 2011 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply sarah nicole

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

    New reader and loving your blog!


    March 24, 2011 at 11:26 pm
  • Reply Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]

    Such healthy greens!! I love springtime – coming out of cream and butter hibernation!

    March 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Alena

    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!

    March 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply {lovely little things}

    Squash from the garden! Looks like a great dinner!

    March 24, 2011 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply meghan

    I love brussels sprouts. Try chopping them up really well and sautรฉing 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!

    March 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Taylor

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

    March 24, 2011 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    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.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Oh, My Darling

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

    March 25, 2011 at 1:24 am
  • Reply Alisha

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 25, 2011 at 1:36 am
  • Reply Tiffany

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


    March 25, 2011 at 1:47 am
  • Reply Roxanne

    The difference between the two squashes is almost mind blowing!

    March 25, 2011 at 2:39 am
  • Reply Sydney


    March 25, 2011 at 2:44 am
  • Reply Southern Twenties

    Looks so yummy!!!
    I eat Brussel sprouts like popcorn! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 25, 2011 at 3:07 am
  • Reply Sarah

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

    – Sarah

    March 25, 2011 at 3:20 am
  • Reply Megan

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

    March 25, 2011 at 4:38 am
  • Reply SavedthruLove

    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 :(..


    March 25, 2011 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Kristina

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

    March 25, 2011 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Krystal

    I LOVE Brussel sprouts! for real!

    March 25, 2011 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Elizabeth

    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!

    March 25, 2011 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

    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! : )

    March 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply mj { a r c h i โ™ฅs m a r y - j a n e }

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

    March 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    YUM!!!! Looks delish!

    March 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    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.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply LG + PL + LF


    thanks for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

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

    March 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Sara

    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.

    March 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    yummm sarah! come cook for me haha.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Sam {}

    yummy!! loving all those colorful veggies.

    March 25, 2011 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply kate {lipstick junglegym}

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

    March 25, 2011 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Petchie

    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 ๐Ÿ™

    Thanks for the great tips!


    March 26, 2011 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Gabriella

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
    xo – and have a lovely weekend, Gabriella

    March 26, 2011 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Sonja

    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!

    March 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Kristen

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

    March 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply *D*

    OoOo that looks so yummy! i really need to learn how to cook more! lol ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply tschitschi

    I am not a fan of brussels sprouts, but they do look yummy in this picture. Maybe I should give them another try ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Lavender and Lilies

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

    March 27, 2011 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Elle Sees

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

    March 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply CarrieJo

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

    March 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Something Old, Something New

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

    March 29, 2011 at 1:10 am
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