Saturday, March 15, 2014

Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes and Clovers

With a whole lot of crafty stuff going around the World Wide Web for Saint Patrick's day, the little guy  and I spotted a green leaf clover. We were all set to dazzle  in our crafty creativeness when we realized that we didn't have enough  green colored paper to make the clover. I never knew the real reason behind green and Saint Patrick's day. All these years I never questioned the green deal. I simply followed the norm and wore green on Saint Patrick's day. I was even told that if I didn't wear green I would be bitten by the Lepricauhn.

The idea of not having enough green supplies was reason enough for me to dwell deep in to the subject. Probing a little further in to the great green mystery (as in trying to read about it on Wikipedia) we discovered that apparently there is blue and orange involved too. Making a long story short, we decided the clover doesn't have to be green and made an amazing multicolored clover. Simple yet dazzling.

The clover was simple, elegant and festive just like this salad. Brussels sprouts and potatoes roasted together with few zippy zappy ingredients makes this salad a tasty treat.

2 cups of Brussels sprouts and 1 cup of potatoes ( I used a mix and yellow and red potatoes)

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp red chili flakes

1 tsp red chili powder

1 tsp dried mint leaves

1 clove of garlic

2 tsp of olive oil


3 hard boiled eggs

Preheat the oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cut the Brussels sprouts and potatoes in to bite size pieces.

Toss them with all the spices and olive oil.

Roast them in the oven for about 30 minutes - This time may vary depending on the oven.

Top it off with hard boiled eggs and its done.

I believe some of the  tastiest recipes are inspired by simple ingredients complementing and bringing out the best in each other just like the Brussels sprouts and potatoes.

Linking this toFavorite things at Living Lavender/Show Stopper Saturday/thisgalcooks at Marvelous Mondays/priyaeasyntastyrecipes./cooksjoy./.nibblesbynic.