Quick, healthy and at the same time, a dish that will keep you “full” for a long time?! If you think that this is an impossible combination, try Roasted Brussels Sprouts with pieces of bacon and parmesan. It will for sure become a dish you will often go back to!!!
Finally here I am again. If you haven’t noticed that I wasn’t here, just take a look at the date of my last post and everything will become clear. For almost two weeks, food, cookies and chocolate was something that looked just like the ancient past.
My harsh reality was the thermometer, cold compresses, tea, lemon and fever. Of course, you can suppose that this kind of company can be caused only by the flu. It came to me just when I thought that the winter is over and that the viruses are behind us.
But, it is what it is! After a few days of real hell, things became better and of course, I started getting new ideas for Easter recipes which was a pretty good sign that I was coming back to “normal”. But then, something out of the blue! There was my husband on the door, with a plate with dinner served on it!
“Dinner is served! Are you ready to eat some real food?” my husband was smiling all proud.
“OH, noooo, my fever is coming back!” The probability that my husband cooked lunch was so low that hallucinations from the flu were the more believable option.
But just a few seconds later, on the plate in front of me, I had the beautiful smell of Roasted Brussels Sprouts with fried pieces of bacon and my favorite parmesan cheese.
“And not only do you have dinner, you have the next post on your blog. I also took some photos, so you could see how the real masters do it ” he continued to brag on, while I was watching the plate in total disbelief.
And so, after a few days without food and appetite, my first real meal were Roasted Brussels Sprouts and I must admit that for me, they were fantastic. A combination of beautiful roasted vegetables and pieces of bacon are really a great choice for someone who is recovering from the flu.
“I can’t believe it! How did you get the recipe and the idea for this” I asked my husband after lunch.
“Ah, all the questions you ask… there is nothing easier then to think of something for lunch”, my husband was growing like paste.
But, few days later, on my computer, I found the bookmarked page for Roasted Brussels Sprouts from the blog “ A Family Feast” which made clear to me from where his unbelievable cooking creativity came from.
- 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts (cut in half if sprouts are large)
- 3 smoked bacon slices-cut into bite size
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 2–3 Tablespoons parmesan cheese (reserve some for garnish)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a large bowl combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper and toss until well coated.
- Spread Brussels sprouts in a single layer in a pan, sprinkle with parmesan and chopped bacon and bake 25-30 minutes until golden and tender. Sprinkle with more parmesan before serving .