How many of you have tried Brussels sprouts? It was definitely not a food I grew up eating and the first time I tried them was when I was an adult. The first time I tried them, they were..well, just-meh. Nothing special, but I wasn't going to give up on Brussels sprouts so quickly. After all, what kind of dietitian would I be if didn't at least try them again. While I was brainstorming ways I could prepare Brussels sprouts in a way that would satisfy my taste buds, I turned back to my Desi roots and decided to season them with garam masala! Oh boy! This was a game changer! Paring the somewhat new food (ie the Brussels sprouts) with flavours that my family and me are familiar with turned us into Brussels sprout fans! These Brussels sprouts are spicy, crispy, and filled with flavour.
Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous family. Other members of this family include kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, radish, collard greens, mustard greens..and the list goes on). They are als...
If you grew up in a Desi household, you’ve probably heard health and nutrition tips from elders, whether it was your parents, grandparents, or concerned neighbourhood aunty. You’ve heard these tips so many times that it almost feels like its right but you’re not quite sure if it even makes sense anymore. I’m here to help with that!
After giving birth, it’s as if mothers have a sign on them that invites all aunties to give their unsolicited advice. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about combining traditional health practices with modern techniques, but there are some pieces of advice that just don’t work. The problem with some of these nutrition myths are that it can actually just cause more overwhelm to an already tired mom, especially if it isn’t true.