With this weather I have basically procrastinated going to the grocery store for as long as humanly possible because when there is a spare moment I refuse to spend it anywhere but under a down comforter with some wool socks. As a result not only do I live the life of a 90 year old woman, but there is absolutely no food around on a regular basis. So dinners have gotten creative.
I was genuinely foraging for some semblance of something and surprise surprise came across a whole bag of brussel sprouts, that one thing everyone saves until desperate times. But really most days I love these sprouts; it’s just something about a negative wind chill that makes you want to shy away from anything remotely nutritious.
Another thing you should know is that I can’t cook. Like constantly ruin boxed brownies can’t cook. I am convinced it is something about following a recipe that really dooms the entire experience. So here you go….when your car is frozen shut every other day recipe greatness is born.
Some brussel sprouts you can actually learn to love (and utterly fool proof, if I can do it so can you) enjoy :] You need:
- Brussel sprouts
- Olive oil
- Red Pepper flakes
- Tessames-Lemon Chesapeake if you’re fancy
- and Cilantro (because it makes anything taste better)
*the measurements are whatever looks acceptable because who has time for figuring that kind of stuff out anyways*
Turn your burner to high, warm the oil for a minute or so. Chop everything that is chop-able. Once oil is hot add mushrooms and brussel sprouts. Save the avocado for later…even I know skillet avocado pieces=radioactive looking apple sauce.
Cook the shrooms and sprouts for 2ish minutes and then start adding the flavors you prefer. Salt, pepper, red pepper, and cilantro. Mix it, flip it, whatever it takes, until the brussel sprouts start to look tender and the mushrooms darken.
For optimal flavor blast add the Tesseame’s and lemon during the last minute of cooking to heat thoroughly and infuse the deliciousness. You probably don’t just have Tesseame’s sitting around, but you definitely should. It is all vegan, natural, and the perfect marinade for everything from veggies to chicken. The best part is that it comes in other perfect flavors that can be purchased here & here. Learn more here.
Finally put on a huge plate and devour. Okay so clearly not your 5 star meal but for a college girl who can’t cook anything that looks like this can be summed up as a win. I am always a huge fan of ways to make veggies more appealing; this combo will surely be the newest addition to the list.