Linguine with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Lemon Buerre Blanc Recipe

By Ashley Bode | March 13, 2012

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Photo: Rooey202

As we age, our taste buds change and fall in love with flavors and foods we may have despised in our younger years. We acquire a taste for harsher, complex flavors like bleu cheese, green olives, and even pungent alcohols like scotch that may have been off-putting even during young adulthood. Brussels sprouts, however, are not just an acquired love but one that yields a beneficial relationship.

Known as the dreaded green vegetable side dish by many, the truth is their tastiness and healthfulness comes out only when cooked just right. Like spinach, Brussels sprouts serve the body best when slightly cooked, allowing specific fibers unique to the spout to help with digestion, the prevention of cancer and the protection of white blood cells and DNA. Furthermore, Brussels sprouts work as a natural detoxification for the body, providing the necessary glucosinolates to strengthen the immune system and supply the ample amounts of sulfur needed to detoxify the body. Low in calories and high in nearly every vitamin, Brussels sprouts are the definition of a superfood. Read More


Lobster with Linguine and Mint Recipe

By Laura Ratliff and Ryan Smith | October 4, 2011

Photo: Laura Ratliff

Photo: Laura Ratliff

Ryan and I have an affinity for fresh ingredients and this dinner couldn’t have been any fresher. I’m a long-time reader of Mark Bittman’s now-defunct Minimalist column in The New York Times and frequently search the archives for dinner inspiration.

This week’s meal, a pasta dish with lobster and mint, was inspired both by Bittman and a dish at Mario Batali’s southern Italian seafood restaurant Esca. In addition to being delicious, it involves no more than three ingredients-two of which you probably have in your pantry already. The third ingredient might require a trip to the market-I wasn’t lying when I said this meal was fresh. Read More

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