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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Roasted Rainbow Brussels Sprouts

This dish is so pretty and healthy



  Now that the weather is cold, I have been working out at the gym more. My favorite machine to use at the gym is the elliptical machine as is works out my whole body and feels like running to me. I like that this exercise machine has a TV connected to it so I can watch the Cooking Channel as I get my workout in. Lately, The Pioneer Woman has been the show that I have been watching as I get my miles and minutes in. I have been enjoying her holiday recipes for inspiration on what to cook. The week before Thanksgiving, she was making a Brussel sprout dish that looked so delicious so I knew that I had to create this recipe as I love Brussel sprouts. Her dish was also so pretty with the different colors. I looked up The Pioneer Woman's recipe on her website when I got home from the gym and then made some modifications to the recipe. I substituted Malaysian palm oil for the olive oil and it gave the dish a nice buttery taste as well as extra health benefits. I made these Brussel Sprouts for Thanksgiving and they were so delicious. I think Brussel sprouts are my favorite vegetable. My husband loves when I make Maple Roasted Brussels sprouts for dinner.




Comes from the fruit of the oil palm tree

  I discovered palm oil at a conference that I went to last month and I really loved the way it tasted on popcorn. So I have been experimenting with the oil in my cooking and baking. Malaysian palm oil has a nice orange color to it so while it makes my popcorn beautiful it did not work in my chocolate chip cookie recipe that well. The cookies tasted great but I did not care for the orange color that they had. So for now, I will just be using Malaysian palm oil in recipes other than baked goods. I really like the buttery taste that the palm oil gives to my food and the health benefits are pretty amazing too. Malaysian palm oil has a natural source of Carotenoids & Vitamin E as well as fatty acids and other important fat-soluble micronutrients. I have found that Malaysian palm oil is great for sauteing and when I make eggs. This buttery oil tastes amazing on potatoes!


I learned a new way to make a balsamic glaze

 Watching the Pioneer Woman has had other benefits as I learned a new way to make a balsamic glaze that does not involve me getting a second-degree burn. The last time I reduced balsamic vinegar to a glaze, I splatter a drop on my thumb when I tried to pour it into a bowl. That drop formed a nice blister that hurt so much and took 2 weeks to heal. So I like the recipe from the Pioneer Woman's website as she uses plum or peach preserves along with brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. This results in a glaze that does not harden so I can let it cool down and avoid burning myself.


Cutting the butternut squash is so simple

Step 1: cut off the ends



 Step 2: cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds



Step 3: peel off the skin, cut the squash into strips, and cut into chunks.



Then peel and cut the onion into pieces. 



Slice off the ends of the Brussels Sprouts and then slice in half.


Roasted Rainbow Brussels Sprouts 

INGREDIENTS

1-1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 whole small butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 whole large red onions, peeled and cut into wedges
2 tablespoons Malaysian palm oil or olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 balsamic glaze- see recipe below

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

1. Place the vegetables in a bowl with the Malaysian palm oil and stir them to coat well with the oil. Stir in the salt, pepper, and rosemary.
2. Spread the vegetables on an oiled baking sheet or one that is covered with a silicone sheet.
3. Roast for 25 minutes or until slightly brown.
4. Remove from the oven and place in a serving bowl and sprinkle the dried cranberries on top. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the veggies.
  Serve immediately for best flavor.


Balsamic Glaze
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 jar (15 Ounces) peach preserves
2 tablespoons brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
In a blender, puree the balsamic vinegar, peach preserves, and brown sugar until smooth. Pour into a small to medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn the heat to simmer and cook until the mixture has reduced by half. It should be fairly thick and will thicken further as it cools. Remove from heat and pour into a heatproof bowl. Drizzle about half or more depending on your preference, of the glaze over the Brussels Sprouts. The rest of the glaze can be stored in the fridge after it cools down. To use the glaze in another dish it may need to be warmed up. This glaze is also wonderful on pizza or a sandwich. The Pioneer Woman uses it over tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese.


Check out some other delicious roasted veggie recipes

Easy oven-roasted beets
 https://www.momknowsbest.net/2019/01/easy-roasted-beets-in-oven.html

Easy Oven Roasted Rainbow Peppers With A Caribbean Flair
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/04/easy-oven-roasted-rainbow-peppers-with.html

Roasted Rainbow Carrots


Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pumpkin Seeds



60 comments:

  1. Wow, that's way too much vegetables. If my mother sees, she will make me eat all of this. But to be honest, this does look which I can eat all the time. And we have special ingredient with us which can make it a little more tasty.

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  2. I don't think I've ever tried something like this before. I would taste to see if I like it! I do need to eat more vegetables.

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  3. This looks amazing and so simple to do. Who ever thought that these three would be a good combo. I love my vegetables.

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  4. Look at all of those colors!! Pioneer Woman has surely inspired us all with this dish! It looks delish.

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  5. My brother hates Brussel sprouts.. That's y i love serving them every time we have a fun dinner...i live his expressions when he sees then...of course i make plenty of his favs too...ur dish looks awesome..gonna try this one

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  6. Such an easy recipe!! I will definitely give it a try!!

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  7. Looks like simple, doable and very much healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  8. Oh em! It looks so simple to make. I will surely prepare this for Christmas evening. Love it.

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  9. Ok, what a revelation!!! Peach preserves with the balsamic! I am holding on to this. I love brussels sprouts, and I think so many people just don't know how to serve them, which is why so many often think they don't like them :)

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  10. What a colourful addition to the Christmas table. And 3 of my favourite veg!

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  11. What a fabulous way to cook sprouts! I love them, so I'll be adding this recipe to my list to try!

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  12. I love some of The Pioneer Woman's recipes so much! These look absolutely amazing! I wish I wasn't the only one in my family who like brussel sprouts, LOL!

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  13. This is 10000% my kind of combo of veggies!!! Now I need to make this rainbow tonight!! :)

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  14. I've never tried a brussel sprout before, and I want to! I'll have to give this recipe a try - it looks delicious!

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  15. I wish I liked the Brussel Sprouts. I know they are supposed to be good for you, but I just havent found a way I like them. This recipe does look delicious though.

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  16. Cool! This is a new different recipe that I can try. Let's see how will it turn out when I make it on my own. Hopefully it will turn out just like this.

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  17. The dish looks so pretty...just as I love it. Good enough, it is just as healthy. Pretty dishes get my appetite on.

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  18. Wow..this looks so delicious and healthy. I want to give it a try. But I am not sure these ingredients available here.

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  19. This looks so good! My dad loves brussel sprouts. I think he'd love to try this out, thanks for sharing!

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  20. That is a plate full of fall deliciousness! I love the Brussels sprouts paired with the squash. I think my family is going to love this.

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  21. I had some amazing brussels sprouts at a restaurant a few weeks ago and this looks pretty much like it. I might add a little honey to it!

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  22. We love roasted brussel sprouts and the addition of butternut squash and red onion sounds like it would be amazingly good. I pinned your post so I can refer back to it after my next shopping trip which will include all these great ingredients.

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  23. I struggle with veggies, but I feel like if I found good ways to cook them then maybes I'd like them? I might have to try this out! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

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  24. This recipe looks so good! I love how tasty fall veggies are when cooked right.

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  25. Oh wow, what a beautiful combination of colors! It looks really delicious and not that complicated to do. I have to try this recipe really soon! ~ Ola @ WanderWithOla

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  26. This dish looks absolutely delicious! I love the combination of flavors.

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  27. the presentation is really beautiful and creative. plus, it looks so delicious and healthy! <3
    cha @ littlemisadvencha.com

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  28. This roasted brussel sprouts dish is perfect for the fall. I love colorful dishes.

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  29. Such a perfect Fall dish! My favorite festive side dish! It's on my holiday menu!

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  30. This is so pretty, and looks delicious! Thank you for the inspiration, I've been trying to get more creative with veggies!!

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  31. I love the colors of this dish! I must admit I've never tasted brussels sprouts before so I'm curious of the taste.

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  32. This is so colorful and looks delicious. Definitely a fall comfort food!

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  33. Looks lovely, but personally not my cup of tea :) But the colours are gorgeous.

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  34. What a lovely recipe! I actually enjoy brussel sprouts, but this is something a little more special. I’ll give it a go.

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  35. I just made a soup with similar ingredients. :) Maybe I should try this recipe too, looks delicious.

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  36. I like doable recipes like this one. It looks yummy! I'd like to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I am one of a rare breed of people who like brussel sprouts. I will be trying this recipe.

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  38. I like your balsamic glaze recipe. That would make this dish really delicious. No more picky eaters in the house with this veggie dish!

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  39. The balsamic glaze is a nice touch. I haven't had brussel sprouts in awhile. I'm the only one who likes them so I don't make them much.

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  40. I love roasted veg. They are by far the best part of any Christmas/Sunday/Thanksgiving dinner.

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  41. This looks so yummy AND pretty! I'm going to give this a try :)

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  42. This must be such a flavorful Brussels sprout dish with that glaze. I'd really like to make some and try it out.

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  43. My kids and I all love brussels sprouts and have been known to fight over them when I didn't cook enough. This recipe looks awesome!

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  44. I love butternut squash so much! This recipe looks amazing! I would love to try it!
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  45. This looks amazing. I love that it's colorful too. Brussel sprouts are one of my favorites. I'm looking forward to trying this.

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  46. This looks delicious, I might just eat Brussels sprouts even if I'm not really a big fan. This dish looks pretty!

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  47. This looks so delicious! I love brussel sprouts and eat them often. I'll have to try this!

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  48. We love roasted veggies at our house. In fact, we just bought Brussels sprouts to have this week. Perfect timing.

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  49. The perfect Fall side dish! Love this flavor combo! I must make it!

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  50. This looks so delicious! Easy to make, healthy, and perfect for lunch at work!

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  51. baked Brussels sprouts is honestly one of my favorite things to make. Especially with sweet potato and red onion. Simple and so yummy@

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  52. Oh wow I love all the colors! I'm not usually one for brussels sprouts but might give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

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  53. I have recently discovered roasted brussels sprouts. I had no idea they could be made any way other than boiled.

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  54. This looks delicious. I like that it's simple yet colorful. Looks like a great idea for this Thanksgiving Day Dinner.


    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!! <3

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  55. We love them at home and I cannot wait to prepare them with this recipe, they look delicious, yummy

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  56. Love roasted vegetables! Sometimes I just have them for dinner!

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  57. What a colorful, healthy dish! I'm definitely going to try it

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  58. I'm not a fan of these ingredients, but I must say, very well presented!

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  59. That dish looks quite delicious and it's quite easy to make. I'd love to try making this sometime.

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  60. I would love to try to make this. It looks really good

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