N O U R I S H recipe | Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite veggies. Gone are the days of overcooked, boring boiled B-sprouts! You can sauté them, roast them, you name it and give them so much amazing flavor and substance.  My favorite recipe is super easy and always a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients: 

2lbs of Brussels sprouts

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 tablespoons (expeller pressed or raw) coconut oil

1/4 cup raw pepitas

Do this:

Slice the end off the Brussels to get rid of that nasty nubbin and peel off any ragged/old outside leaves.  Slice it longwise 3-4 times like so:

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Do this for all 2 lbs.  Next, put a wok or large frying pan on the stove with the coconut oil and get it really hot. Add all the sprouts, stir to coat with coconut oil.  Let sit for a few minutes, to really brown/crisp up the ones on the bottom.  Stir, repeat this process until tender and cooked, but not mushy - you still want there to be some crunch and texture. Toss in chopped garlic and let cook for 2 more minutes to take the raw edge off the garlic.  Meanwhile, toast your pepitas (or raw sunflower seeds if pepitas aren't available to you).  Toss these in.  Serve and enjoy! 

Normally I would have a picture of the final product, but we were so excited to eat them, it didn't happen this time! :)