Toasted Coconut Brussels

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FIRE  -  Julie Johnson Bear Don’t Walk / Eastern Nutrition / Fall 2013

Toasted Coconut Brussels adapted from How Sweet It Is

1 lb brussels sprouts, quartered

1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

pinch of nutmeg

2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut, shredded


Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Add quartered brussels sprouts to a bowl and drizzle with coconut oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle

with salt, pepper, and nutmeg; toss. Sprinkle with coconut flakes.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until tender and beginning to brown. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings (about 2/3 cup each).

Nutrition Information (per serving): 108 calories; 7 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 144 mg. sodium; 9.8

g. carbohydrate; 3.5 g. fiber; 3 g. protein

Result: Nutty and buttery with a touch of coconut flavor. These are a fun twist on your average

roasted brussels sprout recipe. Simple to make, healthy, and sure to please any brussels sprout

and coconut-lover! Enjoy!

Pattern: Clear heart fire, calm shen, connect heart and kidneys, clear SI fire

Recipe analysis:

Brussels sprouts: Bitter, clears heat

Coconut: Sweet, generates fluids, clears heat

Coconut oil: moistening, cooling

Nutmeg: warming, acrid, astringent: opens orifices by its acrid nature, but preserves fluids w /


This would be a good calming dish for a patient with heart or SI fire. It is bitter and sweet, so it

would calm the shen (with sweet) while draining heat. Because the Brussels sprouts are bitter,

they also tonify the Kidneys, this, combined with the bitter clearing heat from the heart, helps the

heart and kidney to communicate. The coconut ties it all up with a sweet shen-calming bow.