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A New Staple for Us Thanks to Powerful Paleo Superfoods (by Heather Connell)

My sweet, beautiful, strong and talented friend Heather Connell, author of MultiplyDelicious.com has come out with a new amazing book, Powerful Paleo Superfoods. This book is so great because it’s educational yet everything is explained in such a way that it is easy to understand. It also provides so many practical recipes that are simple to make from Avocado Tomato Tarts to Caribbean Citrus Roasted Sweet Potatoes. See what I mean? These are great creative twists on our familiar weekly staples.

Stiritup.me brussels sprout slaw

In our household, we eat sauteed shredded brussels sprouts (in lots of ghee with onion powder, salt and pepper) literally 2-3 times a week. Yes, partly because you can get brussels sprouts pre-shredded from Trader Joe’s and they’re so easy to make, but also because they are delicious, and honestly, it’s my son’s favorite veggie. I will typically make them for lunch (add some protein) and save the leftovers for him for when he gets home from school. Don’t get me wrong, he doesn’t always want or eat veggies after lunch, but this just happens to be one of those random things that he loves so you better believe I’m going with it.

Anyway, Heather has a fabulous new spin on cooking brussels sprouts that—as of tonight— has become a new regular for us. It’s so simple yet packed with so much flavor!!! And not only am I excited to have a new staple, but now I also know, thanks to Heather and Powerful Paleo Superfoods, that brussels sprouts have 50% more vitamin C than an orange, more antioxidants than any other cruciferous vegetable, and contains lots of sulfur that can help the liver to detox and reduce inflammation. Now I feel even better about eating so many brussels sprouts! Anyway, here is her fabulous recipe for Apple Brussels Sprouts Slaw. I know you will love it as much as we do!

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Apple Brussels Sprout Slaw

  • 1 tbsp bacon grease (from the bacon from this recipe)
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts, shredded (we used Trader Joe’s 10 oz. pack)
  • 1 apple, finely sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2-3 slices (of course we used 4) nitrate-free pastured bacon, cooked and broken into pieces

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In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until brown. Add the shredded brussels sprouts, apple, salt and pepper and stir to continue. Continue to stir and cook until the brussels sprouts are wilted down and start to turn golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir immediately.
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Add the shredded brussels sprouts, apple, salt and pepper and stir to continue. Continue to stir and cook until the brussels sprouts are wilted down and start to turn golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir immediately.  I hope you’ll love this recipe, and book, as much as I do! I know you will. You can get her book directly from Amazon here. It’s the perfect book to kick off the Summer!_DSC1973 2

To get more great recipes from her, be sure to check out her other book, Paleo Sweets & Treats, “like” her Facebook page, or visit her blog.

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Apple Brussels Sprout Slaw
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Serves: 4-5
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp bacon grease (from the bacon from this recipe)
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts, shredded (we used Trader Joe’s 10 oz. pack)
  • 1 apple, finely sliced into matchsticks
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2-3 slices (of course we used 4) nitrate-free pastured bacon, cooked and broken into pieces
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until brown. Add the shredded brussels sprouts, apple, salt and pepper and stir to continue. Continue to stir and cook until the brussels sprouts are wilted down and start to turn golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir immediately. Add the shredded brussels sprouts, apple, salt and pepper and stir to continue. Continue to stir and cook until the brussels sprouts are wilted down and start to turn golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir immediately.

 

landriav - Ha, so glad Harriette!! I might try more apple next time too. Good thought and thanks for posting!!

Harriette Knight - This was delicious! My boyfriend is a slaw connoisseur and he loved it!! Easy to make. I actually had all the ingredients here, though I chopped up the bag of brussel sprouts. Next time I will add more apple, but it was a total hit!

landriav - Love that Marie!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Goes to show, it’s always good to try and try again (and not just with our kids!). Thanks for the reminder for myself as well, and for the great suggestion. I will definitely try it that way next time. I m so glad you both liked it! :)

Marie Smith - Three days ago I was on your website to refresh my memory on the chocolate chip recipe (we love it!), and I saw your blog on Heather’s brussels sprout recipe. My first thought, “Yuck! I ate brussels sprouts!”. . . but then I remembered how I *thought* that I hated asparagus, avocados and kiwi. . . hmmm, maybe brussels sprouts deserved my attention? The bacon convinced me. When I told hubby what I was making, he wrinkled his nose. I followed the recipe exactly! Gave him a small bowl, made a bigger one for myself (this was our breakfast) . . . and we both liked it! Much to our surprise. I even kept some as leftover and ate it cold the next day, and was really good. My tummy felt satisfied for hours! I love that it’s super food, so I figured I should make it again! The second time, I added some finely chopped onions in while browning the bacon. It made a huge difference! It really packed in the flavor and was so yummy! There was nothing left, and hubby gobbled it down with me!

landriav - It’s so good. Yall will love this Whitney!!

landriav - Of course! Thanks for your comment Ann!

landriav - Hey Coleen, thanks! I typically use Trader Joe’s 40% leaner (only because I like the red meat on the bacon!)!

Whitney - YUM! Can’t wait to try these, we love brussels. I may also need this book….

Coleen - Landria, this looks delish! What brand of bacon do you use?

Ann - Thank you for the great recipe and the heads up on a great book and paleo blog!

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