Eat Your Sprouts Kid!

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I was like many kids, if it was green I would not eat it! My family liked to hide my veggies in a pile of mashed potatoes so I would finish, because in our house there was no leaving that table till all your greens were done. Especially with my Nanny & GiGi (what I call my grandparents), one time I got a nice big spoonful of spinach pushed down my throat and never looked at cooked spinach the same but there is hope. I was not completely traumatized, flash forward to now, greens make up a majority of my diet and brussel sprouts are one of my favorites. 

 

PAN SEARED BRUSSELS  - up to 45 min to make

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  • 1/2 pound Brussels Sprouts (the smaller sprouts taste a little sweeter)
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil or Vegan Butter 
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • Dash Red Pepper

First prepare you sprouts by cutting the ends, trim old leafing and cut into halves.

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In a bowl mix sprouts, 1/2 tablespoon of oil, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Give it a good mix, ensuring all the sprouts are covered. 

 

Heat your skillet on a meduim high heat. Mince your garlic and in the heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) melt the rest of oil or butter over a moderate heat, toss in garlic and stir until golden.

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Reduce heat to medium and arrange sprouts in skillet, in one layer. Cook for 5 minutes, without turning or until crisp and undersides are golden brown. Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes if you like some heat, stir and let cook for 2-3 more minutes or until tender.

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These are so tasty, easy and fast to make. They go great by themselves as a snack or as a side to your favorite meal. Looking to pair it with a yummy Eggplant Parmesan? Head to my previous post for the recipe!

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I would love to see your results and hear about your favortie veggie recipies.

Hello World!

I have been posting on this blog randomly for sometime now, but never have really introduced myself.  So with the new year, new avenues & goals I thought now is as good of time as any!

My name is Teresa, I am a photographer, food lover & crazy cat lady. After graduating from California State of Long Beach with a degree in art I spent time creating, learning and finding my avenue.  I have been taking photos for about 10 years (a little more than that but it was more of a hobby then) and enjoyed shooting everything from commercial & fashion to interiors & weddings, as well as assisting some amazing Los Angeles photographers. Through the years I have been working on and continue to work on building my empire.

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The challenges of building a business on your own can definitively feel like a roller coaster.  For myself a lot of it was just trying to find out what I wanted out of life and the kind of person I want to be.  I care much for those around me and love to help others find their beauty from within. There were times I thought about quitting or lowering my expectations but meeting with and getting to know others, from all walks of life & all levels of entrepreneurship, has given me the inspiration to strive for higher goals. This journey is something I have worked for but am thankful in being able to pursue these dreams, learn and continue to grow as a person.

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I want to connect with others and share knowledge through the bond of community. As I continue to grow a business and find a balance between life & love, I feel sharing my continued journey with will allow others to know you are never alone in this. I will be showing an inside look on what goes on within Nuñez Photography including behind the scenes views into weddings & other photo shoots, business fun, connecting with other people & business’ and a dash of easy healthy recipes to keep you going.

I would love to stay in touch with all of you out there! Feel free to drop me a line for comments, things you would like to see or just to say Hi.

 

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Having time to see family & friends, as well as down time for myself is so important. I love to work hard & getting to grow in something that I am passionate about continues to be a journey. But without taking time out for yourself & others what’s the point? I feel fortunate that hard work can pay off.  Reading the writings of @ryanvisalus & seeing first hand has been such an inspiration through the years. Grab his new book & take a read for yourself. #nunezphotography #ryanblair #rb2rs #hardworkpaysoff #entrepreneur #bosslady  #journeys (at Whittier, California)

Having time to see family & friends, as well as down time for myself is so important. I love to work hard & getting to grow in something that I am passionate about continues to be a journey. But without taking time out for yourself & others what’s the point? I feel fortunate that hard work can pay off. Reading the writings of @ryanvisalus & seeing first hand has been such an inspiration through the years. Grab his new book & take a read for yourself. #nunezphotography #ryanblair #rb2rs #hardworkpaysoff #entrepreneur #bosslady #journeys (at Whittier, California)