Brussels Sprouts

4 Apr

Tomorrow is an exciting day, I get my new wheels for my bike! I am getting the Mavic Ksyruim wheelset, which only weigh 1485 grams, has bladed spokes, has better bearings then my wheels now and just looks kick ass. If you’re ever in the market for a new bike, wheels, trainer or have any other bike need go see Lino and crew at Orleans Cycle. They are a great group who love bikes and can answer any question you might have.

My new wheels!

The long weekend is coming up and I can’t wait! It means time to go biking and lots of good food. This weekend I am hoping to go over to Gatineau Park and bike up to Champlian Lookout at least once. Gatineau Park is one of the jewels of the Ottawa area. Within 15 minutes of downtown Ottawa, Gatineau Park will make you feel like you’re out in the middle of the country. It’s a great place to cycle, either in the park with all of its hills or as a destination. It’s always great to take a trip up to Old Chelsea at the park’s entrance and stop at the bakery or pub for some great food. This weekend will be more of a training ride for me. With the Rideau Lakes bike tour coming up, I need to make sure I get some hill training in before cycling all the way to Kingston and back.

This weekend is also Easter and my mom’s birthday! Which means that there will be some great food. On Sunday we’ll be going to the Wakefield Mill for brunch and one night we’ll be off to Sarah’s parent’s place for a great dinner. It is sure to be a delicious weekend!

Speaking of weekends, this past weekend was pretty good. We even ate healthy over the weekend, one night was a pork roast with beets and salad and the other night was rib steak (which is currently on sale at Metro) with sweet potato and Brussels sprouts.

Pork, beets, salad and home-made sauce

Brussels sprouts get a bum rap. You always hear how kids hate their Brussels sprouts and won’t eat them. If you’re one of those people who still won’t eat their Brussels sprouts, there are some good reasons to try them out! After doing some research online I found out that Brussels sprouts are loaded with vitamin A, folacin, potassium and calcium. They also contain 3-5 grams of fiber per cup, not only will they give you some of the vitamins you need but they’ll help keep you regular. Brussels sprouts belong to the cabbage family, which are supposed to help fight diseases. Like cabbage and broccoli, Brussels sprouts contains indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. So next time you’re out looking for some veggies for supper pick up some Brussels Sprouts, they’re great cooked with some bacon!

Just a little disclaimer, I am not a doctor, nutritionist, scientist, nurse or any other expert in being healthy. If you can type Brussels sprouts into Google, you could find the same information that I have here.

So how do you like your Brussels sprouts?

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One Response to “Brussels Sprouts”

  1. Vinny Grette April 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    I love the bean picture, but not so sure about your banner shot… I guess I never did like pasta LOL

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