So much of my cooking is done without recipes these days. It wasn’t always that way though. I remember the first cookbook recipe I followed by myself in middle school (pampered chef – which I passed onto my baby brother and I’m pretty sure he hasn’t cooked from it yet….) and how fun it was to follow a recipe and know what the outcome would be like, at least what it was supposed to look like. Bonus that it even tasted good!
That is what’s so nice about recipes – someone else has already done the work measuring and figuring out flavors, all you have to do is do what the recipes says. Easy right? It really is! But sometimes following a recipe takes extra steps, like actually measuring your ingredients and looking back at the instructions and following steps in their correct order. And
sometimes most of the time this mama just doesn’t make the time for that. Maybe it’s a two kid thing…
How I tend to cook is what I call ‘no recipe’ recipes. They’re more like guidelines or methods on how to create a dish. It all starts with an idea, or a recipe I’ve made in the past, and thing just get thrown together. It’s simplified, but still a thoughtful way of throwing together items to create a dish.
Veggies are a standard ‘no recipe’ dish. And today I’m sharing one of my no recipes!
I actually shared it on Instagram (where I like to live these days) and Facebook and after such a good response I just had to share it here too. Here’s the ‘no recipe’ for a favorite and super simple way we enjoy brussel sprouts in our family.
For those that want a recipe to follow, here are 6 different ways to eat your brussel sprouts:
- roasted brussel sprouts via ina garten
- roasted brussel sprouts with balsamic vinegar via white on rice couple
- brussel sprouts with bacon via savory sweet life
- brussel sprouts gratin via emeril lagasse
- cheesy brussel sprout gratin via white on rice couple
- brussel sprout and potato hash via eating well
Do you follow recipes or go by the seat of your pants in the kitchen (like me!!)? Do you like brussel sprouts? What is your favorite way to eat them?