If you would've asked me 10 years ago what a Brussels sprout was, I would've told you I had no idea but it didn't sound like something I'd like. I certainly didn't know that there was an "s" after "Brussel," either...until about 6 months ago! Meat and potatoes were the staples in our house growing up, so unless it came in a can, most veggies were foreign to me.
It seems like a lot of people are also unfamiliar with, or avoid, veggies in the cruciferous family: kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc. My guess is because they had a bad experience with the food as a child, don't know what the heck the vegetable even is (in my case), or haven't found a way to prepare said vegetable in a way they'd enjoy.
I'm hoping to give you one tool for your toolbox to incorporate a new vegetable into your weekly menu. Cruciferous vegetables contain tons of fiber, vitamins C, E, & K, and antioxidants, and deserve a place in your life! Bacon (aka meat candy) adds some fat and salt to break up some of the bitterness of the Brussels sprouts. You can use this same technique for broccoli and cauliflower as well!
BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON
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