I’ve had some requests for how to cook Brussels Sprouts in the manner that was mentioned in a previous email. So, I spoke with the person who did the cooking and here is what you need to know if you decide to make the attempt.
Brussels Sprouts, Hazelnuts, Garlic, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper.
Roast the hazelnuts separately in a cast iron skillet on the stove top, then coarsely chop.
After spending a few minutes admiring the beauty and color of the Brussels Sprouts stalk and marveling at the geometrical precision of its growth habit, remove the individual Brussels Sprouts from the stalk and rinse. Cut an “X” in the top of each sprout (this allows the sprouts to open up so more of the yummy oil and seasonings can get inside.)
Oven roast the Brussels sprouts together with the garlic and olive oil. Remove them from the oven, sprinkle with the toasted hazelnuts and add salt and pepper to taste.
Okay, I know that’s not as precise a recipe a some people might like, but like life in general, you just have to use your best judgement and make adjustments along the way until you get it to suit your own taste.
And here’s yet another interesting vegetable tidbit that I recently ran across.
Eating Veggies Makes Men More Attractive
Yes, you read that headline right: According to researchers, eating veggies makes a man more attractive to a woman.
Researchers in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus found that having a healthy skin tone is more important in determining how attractive a man is to a woman than how manly they look. The researchers found that in both African and Caucasian populations of men, the attractiveness ratings given by women were closely related to the amount of “golden” color in the skin, while a mathematical measure of the men’s facial masculinity had no effect on the attractiveness of the face.
Dr. Ian Stephen, who led the research, explains: “The attractive color in our face is affected by our health—especially by the amount of colorful antioxidant carotenoid pigments we get from fruit and vegetables in our diet. These carotenoids are also thought to be good for our immune and reproductive system, making us healthy and increasing our fertility.”
Yet another reason to chow down on those Brussels Sprouts.