Primalgirl Cooks: Paleo Holiday Brussel Sprouts

Complete with protein and fat, this dish is a meal in itself.

Let me start by saying, I don’t think there is anyone on this planet who hated brussel sprouts more than I did. I have tried them at various times throughout my life, prepared by different people and never had one I liked. Until I added bacon to them. I don’t know what made me experiment with brussel sprouts, perhaps it was one last ditch effort to enjoy a vegetable that my whole family loves and insists on having at every holiday. I came up with the perfect recipe for the holidays – the combination of the cranberries, bacon and walnuts is truly epic and compliments (while masking) the taste of the sprouts. Adding the balsamic vinegar reduction was the coup de grâce, though, it completely changes the entire flavor. This recipe can be a main dish in itself or makes the perfect accompaniment to any dinner. If it’s any testament as to how freakin’ delicious this is, I would willingly eat this a couple times a week. The leftovers are even better the next day, reheat beautifully and make a great lunch. This can be made up in advance and gently reheated in the microwave or oven. The measurements are subjective; … Continue reading