Mmmm, Brussels Sprouts!
OK, I'll man up and be the first to proclaim my love for these little cabbages.
Anyway, here's the deal: get about a dozen brussels sprouts. Trim the stems, and slice them in half. Place them flat-side down on a tin-foil covered cookie sheet, and drizzle them with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and a tablespoon of dried bacon bits (optional). Roast in a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes. Snack on them hot with a pint of beer. Or eat them as a side with steak or fish. Just enjoy them, no need to thank me.
Every time I eat brussels sprouts, I remember how much I hated them as a child. (Maybe because they were boiled? I don't know, maybe my tastes were just different.) Brussels sprouts are now one of my favorite snacks, they are tasty, cheap and healthy. Best of all, as I munch on their deliciousness, I'm reminded to be humble and open-minded; to keep my opinions fluid and not set in stone.