I love brussel sprouts.

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by bizarre cravings and hangovers.

Nowadays in my old age, I typically limit myself to a drink or two when I go out – if I am even drinking. This is for a plethora of reasons:

  • To not feel like shiz the next day.
  • To avoid the dreaded “brain cloud” that makes studying, or really any intellectual activity impossible.
  • To be able to have an effective workout, if desired.
  • To remember the people I meet and conversations I have at parties, bars, etc.
  • Too keep my cool while everyone else acts a fool.
  • To not partake in any cringe, tear, or Emergency Room-inducing activities.
Despite all that, last night I had a couple extra and I paid the price for it today. The brain cloud only lifted an hour or so ago and I was able to work on my 10 page lab report – which is due every. single. week. On the bright side, I had a  great time with my friends and got a cute photo out of it: 
Carlyn, Shelby, me, Cassi, Annemieke

When I am hungover, the last thing I ever want to eat is lettuce. For some reason, the mere  thought of my gut trying to digest cellulose is almost enough to send me running to the porcelain throne. I was craving vegetables tonight though, and it made sense to me that cooked vegetables would be more tolerable. That, in combination with my current obsession with Alexia’s frozen sweet potato waffle fries and the desire to get back into my egg and feta cheese phase, was the catalyst to a highly unexpected and extremely delicious dinner.

Don’t knock it till youve tried it.

Sweet potato fries and scrambled brussel sprouts with eggs and feta

lazy iphone pic – sorryyy

The sweet potato fries are a delicious contrast to the savory, cheesy brussel sprouts and eggs. Its not weird – its uhmazing.

Recipe: Serves 1

~1 cup frozen sweet potato waffle fries

4 large brussel sprouts, sliced

3 tbsp onion, chopped

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tbsp lemon juice

1 garlic clove, finely chopped (or garlic salt if you are hungover lazy)

3 egg whites

1 whole, organic egg

~2 tbsp feta cheese

salt

fresh ground pepper

Directions – Place two pans on the stove on medium high heat. Grease one with olive oil and add the onions, garlic, and brussel sprouts. Saute. Add the lemon juice and continue to saute until lightly browned. In the other pan, add the sweet potato fries and occasionally flip until warmed through and slightly browned. In the other pan, once the brussel sprouts and onions are lightly browned, add the egg whites and feta cheese and stir fry until cooked. On a plate, add a layer of sweet potato fries. Top with the brussel sprout egg mixture. Take the whole egg and crack it carefully into one of the pans. Let the white cook but remove before the yolk is cooked. Drizzle the yolk over the entire dish and eat the white. Top dish with salt and fresh ground pepper. Enjoy!!!

Benefits:

Brussel Sprouts * a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins C, A, and K

Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams of complete protein!

Sweet potato * high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, and B6! The antioxidants in sweet potatoes work to eliminate free radicals (which damage the body) and are anti-inflammatory, so they can help alleviate symptoms of many conditions.

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29 responses to “I love brussel sprouts.

  1. Trust me girl. I believe you that it’s delish.

  2. That dinner sounds pretty great to me!! The combo of brussel sprouts + sweet potatoes is so interesting – I’m sure there were a lot of awesome textures and flavors in this dinner! And it definitely sounds like good comfort food to me. You look gorgeous in that dress btw – glad you had fun!

  3. I love how you always stress how the egg yolk is where all the nutrients are! Too many people only eat egg whites!
    Great dress and you look incredible in it :)

  4. Been loving brussel sprouts these days.
    And you look gorgeous!

  5. thats my kind of dish, you know it! maybe even goat cheese vs. feta on top. either one is delicious though ;)

  6. Brussels are high up there on my favorite list of veggies. This looks delish & and can I just say your an amazing dedicated student. I’ve never commented before but always think wow that girls got some brains! Keep up the hard work:)

  7. Found you through a link to your primal pancakes (which are definitely going to be made–I have a primal roommate who will love me forever for whipping those up :D ) and now I learn you are also a fan of brussel sprouts?? It doesn’t get much better. I have a pan full of roasted brussels sitting in my fridge for snacking purposes. Weird snack? Maybe. But delicious! Would be even better with some sweet potato fries, oh yes.

  8. I am all about weird cravings…especially lumped together in one dish. Plus brussels, of course!

  9. sweet potatoes + eggs + brussel sprouts + feta = some of my favorite foods and I almost always have them on hand. Making this asap!

  10. Loooove sweet potato fries. I would cut up sweet potatos at least once a week in portland and feast on em.

  11. hot dresss!!

    im all about sweet potato fries…but i dont think brussel sprouts do it for me!

  12. That is such a hot dress. This meal is 100% something I would make myself after a long night out. Or any time for that matter. Now i don’t feel that weird. But i only do full eggs – if you tasted the yolks from my CSA you’d know why :) If only brussel sprouts didn’t make my tiny studio apartment smell like dirty gym socks for days on end…. or ventilation or space existed in Manhattan :)

  13. That looks yummy!! I swear our taste buds were separated at birth. Or you just have excellent taste.

    Heh, I get tipsy very easily because I rarely drink, so two really strong drinks will have me giggling. I seem immune to hangovers though, regardless of how drunk I get. Some primordial protection passed down from my Irish-German heritage? I wake up craving apples though.

    Blame it on University of San Francisco though — I was always more into, ahem, herbal recreation than libations. Less likely to devour a plate of nachos too.

  14. wow Lauren~you know the way into my heart! I looove brussel sprouts, and this crazy combo looks delicious! You have the cutest little face! :)

  15. Okay…you girls are GORGEOUS. Now that I’ve established that, let me say I’m right there with you. Brussel Sprouts are my favorite. Your plate looks so delicious. Such a great way to start my weekend. I hope you have a fabulous day!

  16. I love love Brussels sprouts as well!! Especially roasted with Greek spices. Yummy get in my tummy.

    And that’s a sexy little dress!! Can I has it? ;)

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