I very much look forward to the appearance of Brussels sprouts in my local markets; they are one of my favorite winter/fall veggies.

They are also seriously nutritious, with lots of vitamin C and Vitamin K.

In order to enjoy Brussels sprouts, though, you really need to cook them correctly. They are prone to both overcooking (not a good thing), as well as uneven cooking (because the outer leaves cook faster than the interiors).

I like to slice them in half before cooking to ensure they cook all the way through, and this recipe for pan roasted Brussels sprouts with pears is one I really enjoy. The recipe does call for bacon (pastured and preservative-free, of course), but if you don’t do bacon, feel free to leave it out and cook the Brussels sprouts in 2 tablespoons of olive oil instead.

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    Lauren — November 6, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

    This looks so comforting and delicious! I don’t know if I’ve ever had brussel sprouts, but this looks like a perfect way to enjoy them =D.

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    drwinnie — November 6, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

    Lauren- do give them a try!

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