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Apr 19

Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potato Stir-Fry with Goat Cheese

Ay yi yi.

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So I lost my 1/4 cup measuring cup like two months ago and I found it today…in the bottom on my dishwasher.

I think that means I need to be more observant.  You know, take in my surroundings. But my current surrounding is my apartment that has hella high ceilings which means it takes forev for my air conditioning to cool down this place.  And earlier this week, the weather decided to get hot.

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Okay, I know it’d be frowned upon to leave my freezer open in an attempt to cool my entire apartment but I can’t say the thought didn’t cross my mind…twice.  I knew it wasn’t a good idea but then again, either is studying on the floor (because I fall asleep everytime) but that doesn’t stop me from doing it.  However, I did dig deep to find some sense of rational thinking and decided to not leave my freezer open.  I rewarded all this rational thinking by looking up extravagant hotels that we can’t afford to stay at for our honeymoon.  But hey, since we’re not being rational, $899/night is a totes reasonable price to pay for a hotel room.

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Speaking of honeymooney things (aka fiances), I keep finding notes on my phone that say things like, “my future husband is such a smoking hottie.”  I need to put a lock on my phone when I’m around him.  Other wedding update, this week I attempted to make our Save the Dates using Photoshop.  However, I then printed one out to check the quality and I was not impressed.  So imma just order them from here.  So.many.choices.  And that website is more fun than Disneyland.  For real.  I’d tell you how many hours I’ve spent on there designing potential Save the Dates, but you wouldn’t believe me.

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So big events in my life as of lately (other than being reunited with my 1/4 cup measuring cup)…

I tried Chobani’s pineapple flavor.  I’m not big on pineapple flavored things mainly because when we used to go on family ski trips my parents would stick me in ski school for one day (…just so I didn’t ski off a mountain).  It was a good idea but they served sick, nasty canned pineapple for lunch.  And after 12 years that canned pineapple is still traumatizing…probably because they said I had to eat it.

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I was never one of those kids who was big on going to a camp of any kind.  Is anyone else out there angry with The Parent Trap movie for setting unrealistic expectations of what summer camps are going to be like? Because it’s not like that.  I’ll tell you what it is like though, they take away all your freedom and feed you canned pineapple.  I know there are others who agree with me because of this.

But back to the greek yogurt.  Even with my finicky relationship with pineappley things, I found the yogurt to be beyond completely delicious.  And I might-just-maybe have added chocolate.

Sometimes things just need a little chocolate.  Kinda like how sometimes things just need a little goat cheese.  Like say you were to make a stir-fry out of brussels sprouts, that would most definitely need some goat cheese.

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potato Stir-Fry with Goat Cheese

serves 3

[inspired by Carrots n’ Cake]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

3 heaping cups sweet potato, cubed

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/4 +1/8 tsp chili powder

scant 1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 375F.  Place cubed sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add in olive oil, chili powder, salt and pepper.  Toss to coat.  Spread coated sweet potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.  Flip sweet potatoes to the other side after 20 minutes.

Brussels Sprouts Stir-fry

3 links sausage of choice, sliced into 1/2″ rounds (I used Jennie-O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage)

4 cups shaved Brussels sprouts, shaved (aka just slice/chop them up)

1 1/2 cup (or 1 large) red bell pepper, finely chopped

2 green onions (entire plant…onion & chive part), sliced horizontally

2 tsp garlic, minced

6 springs fresh thyme, remove stem

2-3 ounces soft (not crumbled) goat cheese

1/2 large lemon

Garnish: minced red bell pepper & chives

Heat a large skillet with 1 Tbsp olive oil over slightly above medium heat.  Add in the sausage rounds.  If using the same sausage I used, it kind of fell apart while I was slicing them so I had to reform them into little, flat sausage pieces.  Allow the sausage to cook for ~10 minutes, stirring/flipping frequently until cooked through.  Reduce heat to medium and add the red bell pepper into the sausage + oil.  Allow bell pepper to cook, stirring frequently until they begin to soften (~6 minutes).  Add in the shaved brussels sprouts and allow them to cook, stirring frequently until they begin to look a little brown on the edges (~5 minutes).  Stir in green onion, garlic and thyme and cook for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and stir in goat cheese.  Squeeze the juice from half a lemon over the top and serve hot garnished with minced red bell pepper and chives.

9 comments on “Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potato Stir-Fry with Goat Cheese”

  1. OMG, I am a HUGE Brussel Sprouts fan and I think I need to make this this weekend!

    • I never do anything fun with brussels sprouts because they are so delicious just steamed!! I had mixed feelings about chopping these all up haha but I’d definitely do it again:)

      Let me know if you try the recipe!

  2. This looks just delicious enough that I might hvae to go buy some brussel sprouts, even though my fridge is full of plenty of veggies. Question though. I know you say you NEEDed goat cheese, but do you think it would turn out alright without it? I’m not currently eating dairy, but every other part of this sounds super amazing.

    • The goat cheese definitely made it creamy and added some delicious flavor. But it’s really not NEEDED, I was just being dramatic:) You could always add a cashew cream of some sort!!

  3. I went to 4-H camp for a few years expecting to have these crazy midnight adventures and make cabin friends for life. Uh, no. Not even close. Try a wild coyote walking around camp so everyone was scared to walk outside alone, a mosquito bite in the middle of my forehead that made me look literally unrecognizable, a counselor who sprayed everyone in our cabin with a water gun because a few girls were talking too early in the morning (we were all still in our beds). So I’ve ranted too long already, but ya, I’m with ya on the whole Parent Trap deception thing.

  4. Why are sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts so good?!

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