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Easy Peasy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Whether you have jumped on the brussels-sprout bandwagon, or you still consider yourself “brussel-phobic”, I urge you to try this recipe.

Nearly everyone I have made these for has been won over by the crunchy, salty-sweet flavor these mini cabbages take on during the roasting process. The flavor is only enhanced by the nuttiness a sprinkle of pine nuts in the last few minutes of cooking adds to the dish. These tender morsels make a great side for a weekday dinner or for entertaining. I have even been known to make them for myself as a main course on a night when I don’t feel like cooking.

The best part of this recipe is that it is easy!  A few minutes of prep and 20 or so minutes in the oven and the dish is ready to go with minimal fuss!


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The More Than Reluctant Paleo

Okay, so that title might be a little misleading, but hear me out…

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And another year begins…

With the holiday season finally behind us, things are slowly, but surely returning to normal.  I am excited to find what new opportunities and challenges 2013 holds, but right now, I’m even more excited to get some blogging in!

I’m not one to make new year’s resolutions other than to try to live my life better than I did last year.  I do, however, embrace to do lists and I’ve already started mine for this year.  Two of items on my current list pertain to my blog.

1) I aim to log at least 100 entries on modern kitchen maven in the coming year.

2) I am planning to run a half or full marathon this year– any race suggestions greatly appreciated (leave them in the comments section).

Okay, so the second item isn’t directly food related, but as I train for a race, making sure I’m eating healthy, nutrient rich food to fuel my runs will be essential and I’m excited to share some of those recipes here.

As always, I’m also open to suggestions so whether it’s something you’ve tried at a restaurant and want me to recreate it or you need ideas for a dinner party or birthday dessert, please don’t hesitate to send me requests. I will do my best to oblige.

I hope the recipes I post here and my love for healthy food helps to inspire your cooking this coming year.

HAPPY 2013!


Obsessed, Ed. 5 “Vitamix Amazement”

Vitamix “Blender”

I don’t even know where to begin with this post, but hopefully my frenzied, excitement over this appliance will show through in my writing and win you over…

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