Brussels Sprouts for the Win

We polled our staff to find out everyone’s favorite vegetable and how they like to eat it. Turns out, lots of us are into brussels sprouts. Here are a few ways we like to make them (hint: bacon and sriracha are involved).

Pulling_150x150Erin Pulling
President & CEO
Favorite veggie: brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are something I never even tried until I was an adult and are now my ultimate favorite!

I cut them in half and toss them into a preheated cast iron skillet on high with a little bacon grease or avocado oil and balsamic vinegar. I stir them infrequently enough that they get a little charred, and I don’t overcook them as I like them a little crunchy in the middle. The only seasoning needed is a little sea salt. Once cooked, I often add something sweet (pomegranate seeds or chopped granny smith apples are my favorites) and something savory (bleu cheese, toasted pecans, or bacon). Mmmm! Makes me hungry!

Rachael_Raab_150x150Rachael Raab
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Favorite veggie: brussels sprouts

After cleaning the sprouts, I coat them with olive oil, maple syrup, salt, and pepper, put them into a baking dish and bake for 40-ish minutes. Best part is, I add bacon to the sprouts about halfway through.

So epically delicious.

Elizabeth BugayElizabeth Bugay 150x150
Administrative Coordinator
Favorite veggie: brussles sprouts

I never dreamed that I would select brussels sprouts as my favorite vegetable. I did NOT like them before restaurants started serving them with balsamic vinegar and Sriracha! Here’s a recipe I tried recently that I love: 


balsamic+sriracha+brussels+sprouts from cooking with cocktail rings
Balsamic Sriracha Brussels Sprouts, from Cooking with Cocktail Rings


What’s your favorite vegetable? Have an awesome recipe to share? Share it below for a chance to be featured on the blog!

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