Simply Tasty: Cooking with Nicole

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I'm living up the last few seconds of my vacation so my girl Nicole is sharing a healthy and tasty recipe today. She's pretty fab and definitely one of my bloggy bffs so show her some love while I fly back to sunny California!


Hi there Simply Evani readers! I'm Nicole, the gal behind behind the blog Treasure Tromp. Evani is seriously one of my blogger bffs (remember when we went to disneyland and she got me a fab mustache ring?) and I am so excited that she asked me to do a post while she is off vacationing.

I started my blog as a way to document my attempts at finding life's little treasures ... and as a way to distract myself from my psychology Ph.D. studies (don't tell my research advisor!).

When I'm not doing research or working on program evaluations, I like to go camping around southern California, work on my photograph and make a mess in the kitchen.
And speaking of making a mess in the kitchen, I wanted to share one of my latest recipes with you today. Since becoming a pescatarian in February I've been trying to experiment with new recipes to make vegetables that I hate don't care for a little bit more bearable.

Enter Brussels Sprouts. Yuck.
Seriously, everyone age 4 and up typically hate 'em - myself included. And so naturally I was determined to try to make them delicious. Spoiler alert: they ended up beyond delicious!

Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts

1 lb Brussels Sprouts
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lemon, juiced and peeled
sea salt

- Chop off the ends of the sprouts and and remove the outer layer.
- Cut each one of those bad boys in half
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat
- Add the sprouts in with the oil and saute for 6-7 minutes on each side or until the sprouts turn a nice brownish color, and the inside is nice and soft
- Juice and peel one lemon into a small bowl and add salt and peper to taste
- Add garlic to the pan about half way through sautéing
- Mix in the lemon juice, skin, salt and pepper mixture and reduce heat to low
- Stir and serve it up!
And there you have it! Brussels Sprouts that actually taste delicious - I promise!

A big thank you for Evani for letting me take over her blog today. Feel free to stop by my blog and say hello - I look forward to meeting you!


After eating endless amounts of Top Pot Doughnuts, I NEED some vegetables in my life. And seriously, Nicole makes those veggies look GOOD. I try to have bloggy bffs that are fabulous cooks, it keeps me inspired. 😉

I just have to note that both Rima and Nicole did PERFECT guest posts to coincide with the week of Let's Get Physical and I swear we didn't even plan that! We are true bloggy soulmates, I tell ya. Here's another quick shout out that November Let's Get Physical happens tomorrow! For more info, go here and here.

I will be back tomorrow with the Link Up and I cannot WAIT to share pictures from Seattle! See you tomorrow loves 🙂

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