Elegant but easy, Cranberry Pear Brussels Sprouts embody the essence of autumn produce, roasted together in a concert of color and flavor. The savory earthiness of the sprouts are tempered by the sweet and tart flavors of the fruit.
Until recently, I was the one at the table that would say “pass” on the dishes that combined fruit and vegetables. My palate never enjoyed the mixing of the two. Since eating a cleaner diet, my world of cuisine has been greatly expanded. I enjoy so many taste and flavor combinations that I was never able to appreciate before. It is like finding an entirely new type of food I didn’t know existed!
This dish is one you will want to add to your list of easy sides. Cut a few veggies and slice up some fruit, mix in the oil and in the oven it goes! This simple preparation is only one (albeit a very important one) of the benefits of this side dish. In addition to being a flavorful and artistic touch added to your meal, it is loaded with nutrients. Vitamins A, C, K and B-6 are aplenty, along with protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Second helpings are highly recommended!
While I do love the way this dish brightens up the dinner table, I will share a little secret with you: It is so easy to make that sometimes I will just toss it together and put it in the oven for a delicious lunch. Then I get to eat it all myself! He,He! Enjoy!!
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