Move on over, Kale. I think Brussels sprouts (another healthful Brassica vegetable) are starting to move into your circle as being a 'sexy' vegetable. Here is an article touting their foibles and virtues on the NPR website.
I confess that I also grew up only knowing Brussels sprouts as a vegetable 'cooked to death' and just darn awful tasting. I think I have mentioned before on this blog that my husband had to kindly 'shame me' into trying them again after we were first married. Well, I'm here to tell you that his tactics worked, and I'm glad they did. Brussels sprouts are now one of my favorite vegetables, year after year after year. They are fun to grow, and we always wait until after there has been a frost to harvest them (or buy more at our local farmers' markets) so they are sweeter tasting (like kale).
I'll have to keep paying attention for more Brussels sprouts recipes. Do you have a favorite way of eating them?
Where kale is more than decoration on my plate,
Diana Dyer, MS, RD