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How to Cut Brussels Sprouts, with Photos & Recipe Suggestions

People ask all the time, What's the best way to cut up Brussels sprouts? Is there an easy way? A quicker way? My answer, sorry, is that it depends. That's why I'm sharing four ways to cut Brussels sprouts. One method works best for cooking Brussels sprouts whole; another way works best for roasting and sautéeing; another for cooking quickly and lightly; still another for quick-cooking just the leaves. Step by step photo illustrations of each technique.
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Buying, Washing & Trimming Brussels Sprouts
#1 Best for Cooking Brussels Sprouts Whole
#2 Best for Roasting or Sautéing
#3 Best for Cooking Quickly & Lightly
#4 Best for Cooking Just the Leaves

Some times, you look at a vegetable and wonder how in heavens to cut it up for cooking. Take Brussels sprouts. The baby cabbages may look like green golf balls but take a closer look, they're really tightly bound leaves surrounding a dense core.

(While we're at it, how do we…

Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Concentrate ♥ Recipe

How to make bouillon concentrate from scratch using fresh vegetables, a few herbs, lots of salt and a food processor. No cooking required! The concentrate keeps in the freezer to scoop out a teaspoon or two at a time over the next few months. Then just add water for a fresh, lively stock that makes a huge difference. And if you have foodie friends? Homemade Vegetable Boullion Concentrate makes a great savory food gift.

Fresh & Seasonal. Kitchen DIY. A Staple for a Homemade Pantry. Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.

How to Succeed with Weight Watchers & Win a Kitchen Scale

Sunday is the last day to enter to win a kitchen scale!
This week, I dusted off the tips and techniques I used in 2002 to lose 30 pounds using Weight Watchers, see How to Lose Weight with Weight Watchers.

I invited readers to share their best tips too and boy, have they, all to win one of my favorite Weight Watchers tools, a kitchen scale.

If you don't have a kitchen scale, head on over to the contest to enter to win, it's easy and there are five ways to enter!

WEIGHT WATCHERS RESOURCES
~ Weight Watchers recipes ~
(sorted by Weight Watchers points)
~ Low-Carb Recipes
~ Low-Calorie Recipes ~
from Kitchen Parade, my food column

~ Weight Watchers Recipes ~
(zero-point, one-point and two-point vegetable recipes,
including the famous Weight Watchers Zero-Point Soup Recipes)
~ Low-Carb Vegetable Recipes ~
from A Veggie Venture, my food blog about vegetables

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