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Blistered Brussels Sprouts

Its no secret that I love to cook… so I wanted to share one of my favourite meals to cook for friends and family. Blistered brussels sprouts. Now I know that many of you have only ever tried the bland and boring version of these tasty little treats – but Im making it my mission to change that.

I’m a huge fan of trying new things at restaurants and then recreating them with my own twist.

This is my take on blistered brussels sprouts, pan seared chicken,  and a lemon balsamic vinaigrette.

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I  took a simplistic approach when I seasoned the chicken breast. Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Salt.

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Pan sear the chicken breast on medium to high heat with EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

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As the chicken breast cooks I add some diced peppered bacon strips. This helps Flavor the chicken and oil that you’ll later cook the brussels sprouts in. After the chicken and bacon is cooked fully – remove from heat and let cool.

I cut my brussels sprouts in half and then steam them for 10-12 mins. After draining throw them into the same pan that you cooked the chicken and bacon. I like to use the left over bacon grease for extra flavor.

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Dont stir too much. You want to let the brussels sprouts blacken (Blister).

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I chose to pair the blistered brussels sprouts with a lemon balsamic vinaigrette to help cut down on the fat from the bacon.

Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 3 Lemons
  • Honey
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

 

 

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And that it! super simple dish. I like to serve with pan seared chicken to make it a main dish – however, just the brussels sprouts make a great hors d’oeuvre.

Give this dish a try and let me know how you like it!  It’s absolutely one of my favorites.

 

 

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Hey, Y’all!!!

Hey, y’all!

I  just want to quickly thank each of you for giving me a moment of your crazy busy day. I am so excited to share this project with you – I like to view this website as a personal journal of all the things that I love. Fashion. Cooking. Health. Lifestyle.

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Fashion

You can expect to see posts regarding some of my favorite trends, looks for the season, and   looks to stay ahead of the game.

Cooking

I absolutely LOVE to cook for my friends and family. I’m excited to share some of my personal recipes and tricks and tips for the kitchen.

Health

I’m on a journey to better my heath – both mentally and physically. I want to share some of my stories and progress. I’m hope to create an open dialogue on some of the mental and physical health struggles we all face.

Lifestyle

This is probably the most vague category. I aim to share a snapshot into my life in these posts. Whether it be a post on organization to a travel journal. It will be exciting to share some of the things I love and how I live in this section.

This is a new path for me. As long as I can remember I have been an extremely private person. The goal of this website isn’t to boast or brag – rather, share a part of my life with you.

– Michael

 

 

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Autumn is finally here!

Ok… So I know the official first day of autumn was on September  22nd, but I haven’t had the opportunity to get out into nature until today – so its officially Autumn to me!

Today I took a ride up to Golden Gate Park in Colorado for a little personal time to clear my head. I absolutely love the mountains this time of year. Golden Gate Park is low enough in elevation that some of the aspen trees are still holding onto their leaves. The colors are absolutely stunning!!!

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I wanted to share a little teaser of what to expect on this website before the official launch date of 10/31/16. I am so excited to be able to share some of my passions with all of you. You can expect posts related to Menswear (and occasionally Womenswear when I see something I have to share), Lifestyle posts (which will include some of my notorious meals), and of course Personal Care / Health posts. I’m so excited for this new endeavor and I hope you will join me along for the ride! Don’t forget to subscribe  via email for updates!

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Outfit Details:

Trench Coat – Banana Republic

1/4 Zip Sweater – Banana Republic

White Oxford Shirt – Polo Ralph Lauren

Jeans – Levi (Athletic Fit)

Boots – Johnston & Murphy

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