This easy recipe can be a fast breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make it your own by adding your favorite spices, substituting other veggies in for the brussels sprouts, or incorporating a little meat, such as turkey sausage or bacon bits. Also, this recipe can be done in a frying pan too, as a scramble.
Time: less than 30 minutes
2 cups Brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Shredded cheese (optional)
Bread, for serving (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small bowl, toss sprouts with olive oil, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Place in a baking dish and roast for about 15 minutes, until browned. Turn off oven.
- Remove dish from oven and crack eggs over roasted brussel sprouts. Place back in still-warm oven.
- Let sit for 2 to 3 minutes, or until eggs are cooked.
- Top with cheese and enjoy with bread, if desired.
Original recipe found on http://greatist.com/eat/recipes/brussels-sprout-and-egg-scramble. Check out other delicious, healthy recipes at Greatist.com.
In the late 1980’s a drug campaign featured an egg being scrambled in a frying pan with the slogan, “This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs; any questions?” Growing up in the 80’s, most if not all children remember seeing this commercial and would probably say today that it was effective in its message of anti-drug usage. On the other hand, some say commercials or campaigns similar to “eggs” actually spark their curiosity and in turn provoke them to experiment to determine the accuracy of the claim. Others simply do not believe that the brain is actually being altered by drugs at all. Yesterday, a column by fellow blogger Diane Francis, discussed the boundaries of graphics used in public service advertisements. The featured ad campaign displays a cancerous tumor growing on the side of a cigarette someone was smoking. Though the image maybe disturbing, it may capture those two groups mentioned above who felt the message portrayed in the anti-drug campaign was not realistic enough. Francis, stated the Advertising Standards Authority received over 60 complaints regarding the cigarette ad, stating it was too graphic. However, how do we interpret these 60 complaints? On possible interpretation is the campaign is being noticed and getting the attention of the public; the graphics are meant to be disturbing in order to prevent initiation of behavior or quitting of the behavior because of the grotesque consequences. While frying eggs may have gotten the few of us “fraidy cats” like myself in the 80’s, we may need more commercials of people with breathing stomas to relay the severity of their bad health habits.
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