Healthy Brussel Sprout Cranberry Almond Salad

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  1. Ever since I was a kid I loved brussel sprouts and couldn’t understand why people thought they were bitter. My mom would halve them, add some lemon juice and vinegar, a dash of salt and pepper and braise them lightly in a skillet.
    Since then I’ve added some red wine instead of vinegar; too sweet a wine detracts from the sprouts flavors, although some of my friends like it; the sweeter, the better. I prefer the taste with Merlot or Pinot Noir.
    If one likes them sweet, you can always add molasses or corn syrup, VERY lightly, though! These sweeteners easily completely drown out the flavor; might as well eat green beans! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Wow, that’s a lovely list of options. I don’t drink or use alcohol. So, cant use most of these. But I can definitely try your mom’s recipe next time. In fact, I am planning to use up Brussels tomorrow. Will let you know how it works. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

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      1. If you warm the wine before adding most all of the alcohol evaporates and all you will get it the flavor. My family was tea-totaler as well. When she saw my bride (of 31 years πŸ˜‰ ) adding beer to a lobster pot, her eyes got wide and she said, “Well, c.a., I can’t have any of that lobster!” But when I pointed out that the beer was actually BOILED, there could be zero alcohol left, she tried it and liked it! However, whenever she got a hankering for beer-boiled lobster, she would have someone else buy the beer; she did not want any neighbors seeing her in a liquor store!!! :-D))))

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      2. So, I tried the brussels yesterday with some vinegar(first time) with simple salt & pepper along with homemade tomato coup and baked chickpeas. Yumm…..We loved this version too. I wish I could send some pics to you. Thanks again!
        PS- I love the way you talk about your bride of 31 years. She is lucky πŸ™‚

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