What's your favorite season? I used to be a fall girl, what with the changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, scarves, and boots. Summer in both Nashville and New York was....oppressive. So much sweating. So when fall finally came, the cooler weather was always welcomed. Then I moved back to the Midwest for 1 winter, and now I have PTSD. It was the worst winter in 23042 years, I'm pretty sure.
Now fall gives me anxiety. Each day that the temperatures drop I'm reminded that cold and snow are just around the corner. But didn't we just finish with all that?? We just HAD winter! So these days, I'm a summer girl. I love the warm weather, the fresh fruit, the loooong days, trips to see friends, and time off work. Living out west, I don't mind the summer heat anymore. I think my body adjusted to the heat when I was living in Ethiopia. And, we don't have the oppressive humidity that the East has.
This summer I was on a kick with this recipe. It is such a breeze to throw together, which makes it perfect for weeknights. But, since the ingredients just sort of scream "fall" I decided to wait and share it with you for my first October recipe!
You could gussy this up a hundred different ways for a special occasion, but in real life, when I'm cooking dinner after work, the quicker and more simple, the better! Pro tip: this makes a great breakfast dish with a fried egg thrown on top. I know that all things Pumpkin are finally here, but here are some veggies to balance out all of the sweets!
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Pepitas
10 oz. brussels sprouts, shredded
1/4t garlic powder
1/8t black pepper
1T balsamic vinegar
2T pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the ghee in the pan as it heats.
- To the pan, add the brussels sprouts, salt, pepper, and garlic.
- Sauté the brussels sprouts until they're softened and bright green, about 4 minutes.
- Add the balsamic vinegar and pepitas to the pan, and stir until everything is well combined and the veggies are coated with the vinegar, about 1 more minute.
- Serve hot, and sprinkle with more pepitas if you'd like.
If you decide to throw this together, snap a photo for Instagram, and tag me! I love seeing what you cook. Or, you can Pin the picture below to make this another time.