Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

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How to Cook Brussels Sprouts

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For decades, brussels sprouts battled a bad reputation. But the ways they’re being cooked now would make any vegetable jealous: roasted with honey and harissa until crispy; sautéed with salty sausage and topped with pickled red onions; doused with cream and baked with cheese until thick and bubbling. Here are five simple methods for cooking brussels sprouts, which are more versatile than greens and just as delicious.

~ Alison Roman, The New York Times ~

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic

If you haven’t yet figured out a go-to recipe for brussels sprouts, this simple dish is the answer. It results in sweet caramelized brussels sprouts that will make a believer out of anyone.

Seared Brussels Sprouts

Don’t use an expensive olive oil for this dish. It should not have a strong flavor.

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts With Shallots and Sherry

Make sure the Brussels sprouts are dry before they are put into the pan, or the liquid will turn the stir-fry into a braise.

Lemony Brussels Sprout Slaw

Like cabbage, raw brussels sprouts do well when shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice and zest, and a dressing of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise.

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