Brain Food - Kick A** Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Brussels Sprouts. I had no idea there was an 's' - my whole life I've called them Brussel sprouts. My only actual prior experience with the little green guys is when my mom used to steam them for my dad when I was a kid. The smell would permeate the house and I'd walk around in a constant state of mid-gag. I tried tasting one once and couldn't spit it out far enough across the room.

It wasn't until last year, when I was out to eat with a friend that I gave the little stink-balls another try. To my dismay, she ordered the B.S. which caused my gag reflex to kick in before the waiter ever left the table with our order. Long story short, after losing a round of rock, paper, scissors - it was determined that I would have to eat and swallow one of her Sprouts...WITHOUT GAGGING. And that's how I fell in love with Roasted Brussels sprouts.