Full Circle


As I was processing these photos I suddenly remembered I have an almost identical recipe up on the blog… my smoky tasty quesadilla for one also makes good use of Brussel Sprouts and here they are again, making an appearance in my Indian-style lunch. In fact, most of my lunch was leftovers from last nights dinner (dhal, rice and roasted broccoli/brussels), which perhaps makes this the laziest offering I have yet to, er, offer.


Anywho, it’s all pretty indicative of my life at present and it’s kinda apt that I’m re-discovering old loves (sliced Brussels just being one) whilst also being in the midst of what I could only describe as my momentary ‘harumph’ episode.  And if you are totally baffled as to what the heck I am talking about, then let me draw your attention to the distinct lack of blogging of late and my current ‘meh’ state of mind that I’m making myself overcome.


Being the uber self-critical person that I am, I’ve made it my mission of late to rid myself of these mental hurdles, and staying away from the blog has kinda helped. I think I just needed a bit of breathing space to clear my all too cluttered mind and refocus – fortunately it’s working! Silencing that inner monologue, which seems to rage around my brain most of the time is not easy but I now find myself settling right into my new way of life here and I’m starting to feel pretty serene. It took a little while but I think (I hope) I might just have come full circle – quirks and brussel sprouts obsession intact… about bloody time too.


sliced and spiced brussel sprouts


1/2 onion

8 brussel sprouts

1 garlic clove

small piece of ginger

1/4 green chilli

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 smoked paprika

pinch of dried chilli flakes

salt and pepper

sunflower and sesame seed oil

finely chopped parsley and lightly toasted sesame seeds to serve




heat both oils in a large frying pan and lightly fry the onion – don’t forget to season


slice the brussels and add to pan. season and allow to soften a little before adding the chopped garlic, ginger and chilli, and saute for a few minutes more


add the cumin, smoked paprika, chilli flakes and stir throughly. cook for a few minutes more before serving a side or topping to almost any Asian inspired dish


One response to “Full Circle”

  1. Wow, these sound amazing! Love me some sprouts and always looking for new ways to prepare them. Just stumbled upon your blog and enjoying reading through the posts (and drooling over the pics!). Looking forward to reading more. Laura xx

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