Category Archives: Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts in Balsamic Vinegar

It’s here! My first sprout recipe. This will be is an epic moment!

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper


Start by trimming the stems and loose leaves from the sprouts.


Next you will want to blanch the sprouts. Start by boiling the sprouts for about 5 minutes.


Then drain and submerge under cold water to stop the cooking


Heat olive oil in a frying pan and sauté onion and garlic until tender


Enjoy a Pom and seltzer “spritzer” while cooking Rolling on the floor laughing


Add the sprouts and cook to your liking. I probably cooked them about 10 minutes until the edges started to crisp a bit. mmm look how good those sprouts look!


Add vinegar to pan and toss! I cooked for another minute or 2, topped with a little S & P and voila!


Don’t they look so good you want to eat them through the screen?!!?

Final verdict: Yummm! The sprouts were cooked perfect! Why have I never blanched sprouts before? Only thing I would change is the amount of vinegar used. I ate these alone and the vinegar was a bit over powering. Maybe next time I’ll add some chicken or tofu to the pan when I add the sprouts and make one main meal with this recipe. Sounds like a winner!


Talk about fresh sprouts!

Today I stopped by my dad’s to pick up my brussels sprouts he has been promising. See, my dad has a green thumb. It probably came from the years he worked in the greenhouses my grandparents had while he was growing up.  He can grow anything from nothing. He doesn’t have a big house, nor does he own a lot of land but he has the most succesful garden I know! It’s October and he still has a ton of green peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and even strawberries still growing! By the way if you don’t know we live in Upstate, NY and it’s starting to get cold!

They might not have been the biggest brussels sprouts but they were home-grown with love!

Yes, the stalk was so big my dad had to get a hand saw to cut it down!

Tomorrow will be my first of many sprout recipes. Unfortunately I will be eating these sprouts separately. This is the different between the store-bought…… and the homegrown with love.

Maybe I’ll have to find a special recipe for these little guys since they can’t compete with the big guys. Hrmm wheels are a turning now….. stay tuned 🙂

*note these pictures are not of the best quality as they were taken with my cell phone today, sorry!*