RECIPE: Brussel Sprout Hash


Brussel Sprouts.  Those notorious green ‘spheres of gross’ that your parents would bribe you to eat…

Turns out,  they’re actually pretty tasty when done up right!

This is my husband’s easy-peasy, extra-tasty dish and it goes a lil’ sumthin’ like this:

15-20 brussel sprouts, halved

1/2 white onion, chopped

1/2 head of red cabbage, chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

2 Tbsp of olive oil

dash of salt and pepper

fresh grated Parmesan, optional

Serves 8-10 depending on how many brussel sprouts you bribe your kids to eat (kidding, never bribe when it’s your kids’ health! Only punish. Kidding again. Do what you like, this isn’t a parenting blog…but make your kids eat greens from the first year of life on)


In a large pan, sauté olive oil, onion and garlic on med/high x 5 mins

Then add Brussel Sprouts x 5-7 min cover but flip sprouts/stir occasionally

add cabbage and sauté x 2 minutes

salt and pepper to taste

garnish with parmesan, if so desired (cheese makes everything taste better, but some of us should avoid dairy)

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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