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Roasted brussels sprouts and a cookbook giveaway!

Hello friends! It is time for another cookbook giveaway! We are extremely grateful for our wonderful readers, so this is our way of thanking you for visiting our blog. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you did for Mother's Day or what the weather is like where you live or what your favorite cookbook is or anything you want, for that matter. We will randomly choose one lucky winner on May 16th, 2011, to receive a copy of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten.

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Now onto a quick and easy veggie recipe from this very cookbook!

Have you ever read the children's book A Bad Case of Stripes? Poor Camilla Cream gets a bad case of stripes because she doesn't want to admit to anybody that she loves lima beans. And mmmmmm, does she love lima beans. When she finally decides to eat her beloved lima beans despite what others think of her, her stripe ailment disappears.

I can totally relate to Camilla! Well, I was never plagued with stripes, but when I was little I can remember asking my mom to pack me salads and vegetables for my school lunches. Sometimes I would be too embarrassed to eat them in front of the other kids. Other times I didn't care. Every single time, though, I was the anomaly. You like that? Eeeeewww! I did like it. I've always adored vegetables. And thankfully, now I'm an adult and I don't care what people think about the platefuls of broccoli I heat up at work for a snack.

Brussels sprouts rank right up there on my Favorite Veggies list. Not only are they delicious, but they are just the cutest little things. They look like adorable baby cabbages!

Roasting Brussels sprouts is super simple. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut off the ends of 1 1/2 pounds of Brussels sprouts and pull off any outer yellow leaves.

Mix them in a bowl with:

3 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Turn them out on a baking sheet.

Roast in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until they are crisp outside and tender inside. Shake the pan from time to time, to brown the Brussels sprouts evenly. Sprinkle with more kosher salt and serve.


Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (39)

I LOVE Ina and I want to add this cookbook to my collections. I have 2 of hers, but not this one!

I wasn't going to comment to win the cookbook, I was going to comment on the brussel sprouts. I have never been a fan of them... but perhaps they deserve a re-trial?

Now that I've commented though, I want to win the book! It's supposed to be a really good one! Haha, but commenting first never really works out. Ah well... :p Bring on the spouts!

05.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Are you still snowed in? It topped out at 94 degrees today. It's officially coat-yourself-in-baby-powder season. Bleh. I think some of Ina's lovely refreshing recipes would be a big, BIG help :) That is, if overseas followers are allowed to enter.

Love the sexy brussels sprouts :)

05.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

simply delicious
what a wonderful giveaway choice

05.8.2011 | Unregistered Commentertorviewtoronto

Love brussels, I dont get why they have such a bad rap? Love Ms. Ina too, you can never go wrong with her. =)

Following you on twitter now! (MsLindselicious)

And Facebook!

I love roasted Brussels sprouts (and lima beans!) :D

05.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

I love Ina Garten, simple and delicous recipes! And these beautiful brussels sprouts of yours are a perfect example of that :-).
Thanks for this giveaway!

05.8.2011 | Unregistered Commentercooking rookie

I subscribed to your RSS feed.

05.8.2011 | Unregistered Commentercooking rookie

We love Ina's recipes and we love watching her show but at the same time she drives Boy and me CRAZY! I think it has something to do with our jealousy issues of her garden and amazing home in the Hamtons. I would love a chance to win the cookbook.

Today its sunny and perfect. I went to church now preparing for dinner with the entire fam at G-mas house. I almost stayed out of the kitchen, I couldn't help myself...i prepared the marinade for the chicken

05.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterGwenevere

These brussel sprouts look amazing! I don't have any of Ina's cookbooks. Would love this one!

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables; especially roasted. My weather is warm and beautiful.

05.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Yummy! I am pretty new to Brussels Sprouts, but I love them too! And I love the book A Bad Case of Stripes, too - - I think I need to pick up a copy for my kids lol!

Thanks for the giveaway!

I subscribe to the RSS feed

I follow you on twitter

I'm with you on the Brussels sprout love. I can't say that I begged for veggies when I was a kid, but now that I'm an adult, I love them and can't get my fill. This is an awesome looking recipe. Nothing beats the roasted flavor of foods, no? Thanks for another good one.

I called my mother on Mother's Day.

I'm following you on Twitter (ps152).

We have brussell spouts twice a week! Yum. Love your blog!

05.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Oh my! I LOVE your brussell sprout recipe - easy and delish!

Okay - my whole family took me to Fat Lorenzo's for lunch, then Kitchen Window to shop - it was heaven!

I totally want this cookbook! I am a HUGE fan of Ms. Ina, but I do not have this cookbook - YET :-)

Am already following you on Twitter :-)

i really really want to win! :)

05.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterS from Work

Barefoot Contessa ROCKS and I need this cookbook! I have two of hers and they are well, well-used!!

05.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Food Hound

And I follow on Twitter!!

05.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Food Hound

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