I Feel Fat: DETOX Shaved Brussels Sprouts w/ Red Onion & Pecorino
Why do I always overdo it during the holidays? Why can't I just heed my own advice: MODERATION.
But no, I have to try every dessert, have second helpings of stuffing, eat fat turkey sandwiches slathered with mayo all weekend long (yum!), and drink way too much wine. Why? Because I can't say no.
I am glad leggings are in style. It's like wearing sweat pants, you can just keep eating and the elastic waist keeps expanding, so it's a trick.
Well, today I feel lousy, and deservingly so.
Here is my first detox salad of the week.
It's simple to put together and you'll feel healthier after eating it.
It's from Food52.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad:
juice of a lemon
1 tsp honey
1 tsp whole grain mustard
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cups of Brussels sprouts, shaved on a mandolin
1/2 red onion, shaved into thin slices
sea salt & pepper
1/4 cup of grated Pecorino cheese
Trim the ends of the sprouts and shave them (carefully) with a mandolin. If you don't have a mandolin, you can chop them very fine with a chef's knife.
Soak the onion slices in cold water for 15 minutes to take the bite out of them and add them to a bowl w/ the shaved sprouts.
Mix the dressing with a fork and add to the salad just before serving. Sprinkle w/ Pecorino and season w/ sea salt & pepper.