Sriracha Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Thoughts on Soy Lecithin!


I’ve heard this more than once, “I didn’t think I liked Brussels Sprouts!”

Well, you probably didn’t. But these little beauties are game changing veggie candy! Seriously, I sneak into the fridge and eat the cold leftovers like it’s chocolate cake or something!

These are so easy  to make!

I could eat these all day long!

Look at those beautiful roasted babies!!!

Ingredients: Remember to get organic if possible. Use the highest quality ingredients that you can afford and find. But most of all, just eat REAL FOOD!

  • 2 cups Brussels Sprouts, cut in half (I just cut up enough to fit in a big sauté pan, cut side down)
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter, Salted is fine
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Local Unfiltered Honey (eating a local raw honey helps with allergies)
  • salt and pepper to taste

The How To’s:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. I know it’s summertime! This is the ONLY bad thing about this recipe. It heats up your kitchen a bit.
  2. Preheat a skillet, such as a large cast iron skillet to moderate high heat.
  3. Cut the Brussels Sprouts in half if you haven’t already done so.
  4. Add the coconut oil and butter to the hot skillet.
  5. Carefully add the Sprouts to the pan and stir to coat with the fat.
  6. Add the Sriracha, Honey and a little Salt and Pepper to the pan and stir to coat again.
  7. Remove the pan from the burner (oh yeah, turn it off!)
  8. Turn the Sprouts cut side down in the pan and place the pan in the oven.
  9. Roast the Sprouts for about 10-15 minutes. You will see the tops begin to get a little crispy. This is what you want. Remove from  the oven and stir once more before serving or eating all by yourself…because they are that dang good.

Tactical Keto Questions!

We get a lot of Keto Diet questions. One of the questions from this week:

What about Soy Lecithin? Can I have that?

First let’s answer the Lecithin thing. What the heck is lecithin?

Lecithin, in this case is used generally as an emulsifier. Soy Lecithin is a mixture of Phospholipids and Oil.  Phospholipids are just a component of the cell membranes of a plant or animal.

So here is our answer to the “Is soy lecithin okay to have?”

No. Why? Because it is made of soy.

What’s bad about soy? Soybeans are one of the largest subsidized crops in the United States. Soy is used in processed foods because it’s cheap. But to get soy lecithin there’s a process that involves a Hexane Solvent. Hexanes are produced by refining crude oil. That same scent you smell when you pull up at the gas pump to fill your car with fuel…that’s the smell from Hexane solvents. Now just think about that being used in the process to make foods you eat.

After processing the soybeans in a hexane solvent the crude soy oil is put through a degumming process. This simply means that water is mixed with the soy oil until the lecithin becomes so hydrated it separates from the soy oil. Then it is dried out and usually bleached, Yes I said BLEACHED, using hydrogen peroxide. Sometimes, we just scratch our heads in disbelief that we have actually ingested some of these things!…insert gag face here.  But the FDA says it’s all good…

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Hexane is considered a Neurotoxin and a Hazardous Air Pollutant. Hmmmm. It seems like the FDA didn’t get the memo!

Keep in mind that all industrialized oils go through this similar process using Hexane Solvents to remove the oil from the seeds. You hopefully now understand that Vegetable Oil is not from Vegetables. It is from different groups of seeds that go through this process to get the oil separated from the seed. So FRIENDS! We implore you to just eat some damn good butter or animal fat from a quality pasture raised grass fed animal.

Our conclusion: No Soy Lecithin for YOU!

Thanks for stopping by and hanging with us for a little while. We like it when you Stalk Us with those Stalking Icons! Follow us around on Instagram, we’re always posting food pics and sometimes other shenanigans we get ourselves into.

Next time we will talk about Cholesterol and Saturated Fat! Did you know that the recommendations to reduce cholesterol in the our diets was not backed by medical and scientific research? It was a theory. The observational study done by Ancel Keys left out any information that did not fit his Theory. That’s called cherrypicking and it’s the epitome of BAD SCIENCE! This became the basis for our dietary guidelines. It’s changing…slowly. Become informed!

Remember! We aren’t just in Ketosis, We have gone #FullKetard around here.

The Tactical Kitchen,

Steve and Melody

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