4.01.2013

hooded jacket + brussel sprout salad.

say you buy a jacket because it's better than or slightly different from the previous one(s) you purchased...but you continue to wear the previous one(s). is that still considered a quest to find the right jacket? or is it a jacket obsession? i originally wanted a green military/surplus parka and bought this one, but it wasn't olive green. so i got this one, but it's way too hot. then i found this one, but it's more like a shirt. well, this one came along...love, but it's camo. finally, i stumbled upon this one. it's green, hooded, lightweight, and has a drawstring waist. perfection? or perfect till the next one comes along?

i finally had a chance to make a brussel sprout salad since seeing recipes floating around the blogosphere. after a random google search for recipes, i took bits from a couple different ones depending on what i had in the kitchen, and whatever methods would be the easiest. scroll down for my recipe.


Brussel Sprout Salad
20-25 brussel sprouts
1/2 medium red onion
1/3 c grated parmesan (or pecorino romano)
chopped roasted almonds (or toasted walnuts)
dressing:
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

remove any bad leaves, cut off the ends, and soak in water.
for the dressing:
simply add all ingredients to a jar, cover, and...
thinly slice red onion and soak in water for 15 minutes.
slice brussels by hand (or mandolin slicer), chop almonds.
toss everything together and serve.
i forgot to take a good picture of the salad,
but here's one from my phone.
 i really enjoyed this salad. you could add cranberries for a little sweetness...add anything you want, for that matter. i'm thinking kale would make the ultimate "green" salad.
(mossimo jacket; nine west heels; juicy couture bag)

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33 comments:

  1. hmm we don't really each much brussel sprouts here but heards it's pretty good for health. have to try it out!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. it seems to have made a comeback!

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  2. Becks each jacket serves its own purpose. There's a use for all. Ok, this salad looks good. It just might be the thing for me to eat Brussels sprouts :D

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    1. true, each does have its own purpose!

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  3. Omg so funny. I've been looking for the perfect military jacket forever. Found one thrifting this weekend. Bought it. Went to another thrift store, found another better version of the jacket and bought it too. Lol. I love yours and I think your salad looks delish! I'd love to try it with berries!

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    1. i've had a similar kale salad with berries...it's good!

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  4. yum! that looks delicious. I have been looking for a military jacket and so far have ended up with 2 so-so ones until I find the perfect one. You are not alone in your quest! Heather

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    1. good to know i'm not alone! quest it is!

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  5. Fantastic outfit! love your jacket and your jeans!

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  6. the salad looks delish! im going to try it today! thanks for the recipe =)
    -lauren

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    1. if you do, let me know how it turns out :)

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  7. I'm totally trying that recipe, and those jeans are amazing!!! I want! xo

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    1. thanks! the jeans are becomming a fave of mine.

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  8. I kinda love them all. I'm no help at all!

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  9. I have the tendency to do that too, or certain jackets will be good with certain pieces but not others. I don't ever think I will find one that's absolutely perfect. I love this one though, it's amazing and perfect with those spotted jeans
    I love brussel sprouts so I will definitely be trying this out!!
    xJennaD

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  10. I am loving those polka dot pants you have there, so great for spring!!

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  11. Not so keen on the salad but I absolutely love this outfit!

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    1. haha, i didn't like brussels as a kid, but love them now :)

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  12. adore your jeans, so cute!!!

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  13. Your pants are ADORABLE! In love. :)

    xox,

    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  14. The salad looks too delicious! AND i am loving your pants =)

    XOXOJOANNIE
    ANURBAN-EXPLORER.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  15. Love your polka dot jeans! So cute.

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  16. hehe. I know what you mean. I always find that I buy a similar iteration of something I already have! ;)

    I LOVE your dotty trousers! and i haven't tried raw brussels sprouts yet, but I might try it with the cranberries you've suggested!

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  17. excellent photographs and certainly a beautiful jacket
    http://maisondemilla.blogspot.com.br/

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  18. Love your jacket and the JEANS! Ohhh and the food looks amazing. Love brussel sprouts.

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  19. Love this outfit! So confession, I own like 5 utility jackets and I still want more. I am really obsessed. The color, the ease of the style, it pairs so well with everything....This is how I justify buying more of pretty much the same thing...lol.

    The owl necklace is adorable and yummy salad! I will definitely have to try this. I love me some brussel sprouts.

    Candida
    Merch Maven

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  20. First, I'm obsessed with those pants! I recently tried a brussel sprout salad for the first time, and fell in love. I've been wanting to try my hand at making my own. Thanks for the inspiration to give it a try :)
    xo Jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  21. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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