Blue Jeans with Roasted Radishes and Brussel Sprouts

I almost hate to post this because it’s not a real recipe, but it was a delicious experiment!  I have to give my friend Ysabel partial credit for this one, as she encouraged me to try roasting my brussel sprouts in the oven.  I already knew I liked roasting radishes the same way, so I combined them!

It’s as easy as it gets.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Trim the bottom of the brussel sprout stem and cut brussel sprouts in half.  Half or quarter radishes (depending on size to make them relatively uniform) and toss everything together with a generous amount of olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Spread on a large cooking sheet and roast in oven for 15 minutes.  Stir, and roast for about another 10 minutes, or until veggies are softened and brussel sprouts are slightly crispy.


My kids both ate their entire servings.  L even thanked God for radishes and “green radishes” in his evening prayers!  My husband liked the radishes but, as this was his first experience with brussel sprouts, gave them a couple of fair tries, and then decided they weren’t really his thing.  I give him credit for trying!

This was the ultimate quick and easy dinner.  I served the roasted veggies along side a bison dog (uncured and really yummy – from Costco) and some organic black grapes.

My son's Thomas plate

I know I promised you all a paleo pizza-inspired post, and believe me, I haven’t forgotten.  It will probably come tomorrow, as (due to car troubles) I won’t be taking my regular Monday morning errand run with the boys.  However, this is going to be an extremely busy week.  In addition to my full time university teaching load, I have rehearsals or concerts every evening this week, and two on Saturday.  So posting will be sparse as I make my way through the hectic week!

In other happy news, I think I probably confused some people at the local Kohl’s a couple of days ago.  I desperately needed new jeans (every pair I owned was falling off me) and I had Kohl’s cash (and my mom was in town to keep the boys occupied) so the timing was perfect.

A year ago I was wearing size 16’s.  I am now, officially, for the first time in my life, wearing an 8!  Even in high school, I wasn’t wearing an 8.  GO PALEO!  As I tried on pair after pair of blue jeans, I stood in the dressing room and laughed.  I’m sure people there were wondering what in the world was wrong with me!  I was having the time of my life.  🙂

Showing off my new blue jeans - special thanks to Mom (AKA Grandma) for taking the picture


3 responses to “Blue Jeans with Roasted Radishes and Brussel Sprouts

  1. Go, you! Congrats on your new jeans! They’re cute! I am eager to try this recipe. My go-to preparation method for brussels sprouts is roasting them (tossed with cooked bacon and bacon fat with salt, pepper, and thyme), but I have never tried it with radishes and often have wondered what to do with them when I’ve gotten radishes in my food co-op share. This looks great!

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