What we’re eating this week on the inflammation detox

Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 8 May 2018

Yesterday was the start date of my group spring detox. This year's detox we are focusing on inflammation so today I am going to include one of the recipes on our meal plan this week: Crispy Brussel Sprouts

If you told me when I was twelve years old that I would be loving brussel sprouts I would have told you you were crazy! The thing to remember is - taste buds change over time - we just have to let them.

Crispy Brussel Sprouts
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 6 cups brussel sprouts (trimmed, halved, outer leaves removed)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tbsp Dry Harrisa spice blend (find at Bulk Barn)
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea sal
  • 1 tsp black pepper (to taste)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a paring knife, trim off the ends of the sprouts, then slice in half lengthwise, and pick off any loose outer leaves. Place the prepped sprouts into a large bowl.
  3. Add the oil onto the sprouts in the bowl and stir or toss with hands until thoroughly coated. Add the Harissa and salt, and stir until combined.
  4. Spread the Brussels sprouts onto the prepared baking sheet in a uniform layer. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Roast the sprouts for 20 minutes, then flip with spatula, and continue roasting for another 5-15 minutes until browned to your liking. I tend to "overcook" these because I like them crispy and charred (I usually brown mine more than the photos show). Smaller sprouts will brown faster than larger ones.
  6. Drizzle with a teaspoon or so of melted coconut oil and quickly toss to coat. This infuses with flavor and moistens them a bit after roasting. Sometimes I also sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds if I have some on hand. Taste and add another tiny pinch of salt, if desired, and serve immediately - the hotter the better.

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Now I would love to hear from you! What is your favourite veggie dish? Leave a comment below and I'll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!

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