We wanted to thank you for all your wonderful messages you left on our last post. We kept it up for the past couple weeks as we were relishing in your comments. We appreciated them so much and wanted to reply to each and every one but were worried unless you went back to the replies you wouldn’t see them. I realized that another reason for not sharing Lance’s MRI results initially besides the reasons I wrote (jinxing, needing it to sink in and relish it) was that I was worried about diffusing this healing energy that seems to be working. Then I realized,”Wait! They are our healing energy!!” You have completely supported us in so many ways and your love and continued caring has been a big part of all this process. So this is a BIG THANK YOU TO ALL. The cheers all around us makes us feel like we’re Madonna at the Super Bowl!
It’s been awhile since I posted a veggie recipe and I want to make sure you are all eating up your veggies since to me there is no food more important.
Ever since I was in NY last fall, I can’t stop thinking about the Italian man who asked me to be his lover….I mean my raw brussels sprouts salad(!) that I had at a restaurant in the West Village called Frankies. Actually, the Italian guy stopped me on my the way to the restaurant, but he was quickly forgotten when I was served my brussels sprouts! They were delicious and I couldn’t believe I was eating raw brussels sprouts. So when I returned to Boulder, I called the restaurant and did some research and found quite a few raw brussels sprout recipes and since I have been on a brussels sprouts binge all winter, I wanted to get this recipe out before they go out of season. This is combination of several recipes including Frankies in NY.
Shaved Raw Brussels Sprouts with grated cheese, toasted walnuts, lemon and olive oil
This is a quick 10 min preparation recipe that is simply delicious.
- 1lb brussels sprouts (washed and ends cut off), put in food processor or chop finely
- 1 cup walnuts (lightly toasted on 300 for about 10-15 min)..oh wait, i guess that makes preparing this a little longer.
- 1/3 cup finely grated hard cheese like a pecorino, parmigiano-reggiano, castelrosso, or manchego (my preference since it’s a sheep cheese).
- 1/3 cup of olive oil, potentially more if it seems like it needs it
- Lemon zest (use a lemon zester)
- Juice of one lemon
- Himilayan salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir it all up. Voila.
Here is a few facts about the nutritional qualities of Brussels Sprouts:
- They have a high glucosinolate content which means they have special cancer-preventitive components.
- Brussels sprouts (especially raw) can lower your cholesterol.
- Brussels sprouts may have unique health benefits in protecting your DNA!
Sending you veggie love,