Healthy Eating with Cancerwife

I love to eat.  Food delights me.

Even when I stayed in the hospital for chemo, I looked forward to each meal and snack. Some of the hospital food was not that great, but I found some appetizing items!

When I had to make the difficult decision to have my jaw joint and surrounding area surgically removed, the ability to eat was one of my main concerns. The top priority was to survive, even if it meant that I would have difficulty eating. I knew that I could adapt to my limitations and still enjoy food. I was prepared to blend all my food and drink it - for the rest of my life.

It's now been more than 2 years since I had my jaw surgery. Even though jaw is shifted and my teeth don't meet up, I've been able to eat almost everything, apart from al dente noodles and chewy bread. That's not bad, considering that initially I thought I had to liquify all my food!

I'm constantly looking for foods that are healthy and delicious to eat. I enjoy cooking and trying new dishes. Quick, easy and delicious is my motto! I use the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker and the Nuwave Oven for most of my cooking. When I occasionally go out to eat, I try to make the healthiest choice I can.  

Recently I've been on a low omega 6 diet that I believe has helped my cancer stay under control.  To encourage others towards healthy eating that can make a real difference to health, I want to share dishes that I cooked and healthy choices I found when eating out

Here's to healthy eating!


Why I Love the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

The Instant Pot has been a life-saver for me. This electric pressure cooker makes cooking much easier and faster. With the Instant Pot, I can quickly make tender stews and soups that usually take hours over the stove -- just by putting all the ingredients in, pressing a few buttons and leaving it to do the cooking! 

Why an electric pressure cooker vs. a regular pressure cooker?

Pressure cooking, which is cooking under high pressure, reduces cooking time. The Instant Pot is unique in that it automatically controls the temperature to maintain the pressure. Instead of spending time to look after and manually adjust the temperature of a pressure cooker on the stove, the Instant Pot does it for you! With the Instant Pot, you just need to put all your ingredients in, press a few buttons, and the Instant Pot will do the rest!

I got an Instant Pot after I burnt one too many pots that I had forgotten on the stove!

Why the Instant Pot vs. other electric pressure cookers?

One advantage of the Instant Pot over other electric pressure cookers is that it has a stainless steel inner pot. Many other electric pressure cookers have teflon (non-stick) coated pots. I prefer stainless steel over non-stick coatings to minimize unwanted chemicals and toxins in my food.

What can I make in the Instant Pot?

Anything that you normally steam, stew, slow cook or boil can be cooked in the Instant Pot.

The "Slow Cook" function of the Instant Pot completely replaces the slow cooker in your kitchen! In order to slow cook, you need to keep the lid on the "Venting" position, so that pressure does not build up in the pot.

The Instant Pot also has a "Saute" function, allowing you to brown or pan fry aromatics before pressure cooking.

There are many recipes for the Instant Pot. I recommend following recipes when you first get the Instant Pot to familiarize yourself with the difference in cooking times with Instant Pot.

Here are some of my favorite websites for Instant Pot recipes:  

I use my Instant Pot almost everyday, and here are some of my own favorite recipes!

One Pot Beef Ragu Pasta



instant pot electric pressure cooker chicken noodle soup recipeOne Pot Chicken Noodle Soup



Pork Rib Adobo



Ok, I'm finally convinced I should get the Instant Pot. Where can I buy one?

I'm glad you are ready to take the plunge! It will be life-altering once you get used to the Instant Pot and find recipes that you like!

The manufacturer sells it directly, at

You can also get it from Amazon, with free 2-day shipping.

I have the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6 quarts.

The usual price of the Instant Pot is around $130 from Amazon. During Black Friday 2015 there was a humongous Instant Pot sale, when it only cost $78.50. I don't know if it will ever drop to that price again though.

A good way to keep track of any drop in prices for the Instant Pot on Amazon is to enter the Instant Pot into, a site that notifies you by email when it drops to your desired price. Pretty nifty, right? 

Any gadgets that will help cooking with the Instant Pot?

There is a useful steam rack with two handles that comes with your Instant Pot. It keeps your food away from the water below while steaming. It's good for steaming large items such as squashes or a whole chicken. 

There are a few items that I found to be useful for my Instant Pot cooking:

A glass lid was the first thing I bought to use with my Instant Pot. It is perfect for covering the pot when I saute aromatics that tend to splatter all over. I learned the hard way that the pressure cooker lid does not function well after I used it to cover up oil splatter. The lid is also useful when I am storing Instant Pot left overs in the fridge.

Note that the official Instant Pot Lid has a hole to let out steam.

I actually purchased a Fagor 8.5-inch lid from Amazon, but it's not in stock anymore. It doesn't have a steam hole on the lid. It fit perfectly on my Instant Pot, but after a year of use, it seems to be a bit tight on the pot. Does anyone have any experience with the official Instant Pot lid not fitting exactly over time?

A stainless steel vegetable steamer works quite well if you have small loose vegetables to steam. Just pour a cup of water at the bottom of the Instant Pot, then put your vegetables on top of the steam rack.

It's also quite useful as a separator when you are cooking two things in the Instant Pot that you don't want mixed together. I have used it to separate out the bones from the vegetables that I cook together in a pot of soup. 

Um, yes, that's a dog bowl right there...

I have a 2 cup stainless steel bowl that I use in the Instant Pot to steam rice along with the stews that I make. It fits perfectly into the Instant Pot. I bought it from Daiso, a Japanese dollar store. It looks exactly like this dog bowl that is selling on Amazon. I guess I had bought a dog bowl at Daiso...I guess as long as it's safe for dogs, it should be safe for us?  In any case, it's the perfect accessory for the Instant Pot, as it allows you to cook rice along with your dish! 

And to take out your steaming bowl of rice or cooked squash, a plate holder tong such as this will save you from burning your fingers!




 Any tips on how to use the Instant Pot?

After using the Instant Pot almost daily for the past few years, here are my tips for reliable, safe and easy cooking with the Instant Pot!

Let me know what you think of the Instant Pot and your favorite thing to make with the Instant Pot!

Happy Instant Potting!

Why I love the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker 

8 Instant Pot Tips for Reliable, Safe and Easy Instant Pot cooking

8 Instant Pot TipsAfter several years of using the Instant Pot almost daily, I've learned some quirks and tricks to using the Instant Pot.

I hope these 8 tips will help you cook reliably, safely and easily with the Instant Pot!

Eight instant pot tips

Instant Pot Tips, how to reliably build up pressure

The first major hurdle is ensuring the Instant Pot builds up pressure, signified by the float valve (the silver metal cylinder) popping up.

Instant Pot Tips, wipe inner pot rim after all ingredients inTip #1 - Wipe the Inner Pot Rim

after all the ingredients are put in.

I cannot tell you how many times the lid not seal correctly, leading to no pressure build-up and my pasta dish becoming a sad mush.

Whatever dish you make, make it a habit to wipe down the inner pot rim after all the ingredients are in.



Instant Pot Tips, Wipe inner pot rim

Instant Pot Tips, Keep lid clean

Tip #2 - Keep the Lid Clean

Only put the Instant Pot lid onto the pot when you are ready to pressure cook.

I made the mistake many times where I used the Instant Pot lid to cover my sauting food. I would often find that the pressure did not build correctly afterwards. 

If you want to cover sauting food to avoid splatter, I recommend you buy a regular glass lid that fits the Instant Pot.

If the Instant Pot lid's silicone ring has some food particles or oil/liquid splatter, wash it well with soap before putting it on for pressure cooking. 




 Instant Pot Tips, Press handle of lidTip #3 - Press the Handle of the Instant Pot Lid

if the float valve hasn't popped up, and you see steam coming out.

Sometimes the Instant Pot lid just needs a little help to seal up. I find that using both hands to give the lid a little push down helps the float valve to pop up.




Instant Pot Tips, Safely open lid

One of the scariest thing you need to get used to with the Instant Pot is opening the lid! When cooking is done, and you need to do a quick release (QR) to open the lid, you can do it very safely without ever getting a steam burn.

Instant Pot Tip, cover vent with cloth

Tip #4 - Cover Vent with Cloth 

If there is a chance that liquid or food particles will come out of the vent with quick release, this prevents liquid or food particles from spraying all over your kitchen walls.

I cover only the half of the lid with the steam release handle, and I do not cover the handle of the lid. This is so that the steam does not heat up the lid handle so you can turn the lid handle without burning yourself. 




Instant Pot Tips, Cover lid with cloth

Instant Pot Tips, Use long utensil to open vent

Tip #5 - Use Long Utensil to Open Vent

NEVER use your hand to flick open the steam release handle!!

Always use a long utensil. In this picture I'm using a pair of tongs. A spatula, a long spoon, a pair of chopsticks - these will all work.

You need to flick the steam release handle (under the cloth) towards yourself to open it. 



Instant Pot Tips, Use a long utensil to open vent

Instant Pot Tips, Close vent if hear liquid spewing out

Tip #6 - Close Vent if You Hear Liquid Spewing Out

Sometimes when there is more liquid in the pot, the high pressure difference during quick release can make the liquid come out of the steam release handle.

If you hear a lot of liquid coming out, it may be best to flick the steam release handle back away from you (to close it), wait a few minutes for the contents of the pot to cool down a little before opening the steam release handle.



Instant Pot Tips, How to easily clean up

Once you enjoyed your Instant Pot deliciousness, it's time for clean up. Here are some easy ways to clean your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Tips, Fill inner pot with water, then manual for 2 minutes

Tip #7 - Fill the Dirty Inner Pot with Water, Manual Cook for 2 Minutes 

It's especially hard to clean the one pot pasta when there is pasta stuck to the bottom of the pot.

After taking all the pasta out, I would put about a cup (or two) of water into the bottom of the inner pot, so that the stubborn food particles are covered by the water. Then, manual cook it for 2 minutes. You can quick release or slow release depending how much time you have. This will steam clean the inner pot. 

Give the pot a good scrub, then put it in the dishwasher!

Instant Pot Tips, Hand wash 4 items

Tip #8 - Hand Wash 4 Items: Sealing ring, Anti-block Shield, Steam Valve and Condensation Collector 

There are little things to hand wash, but it's often easy to forget them.

Remember the number 4!

The sealing ring, anti-block shield and steam valve are all on the lid.

The condensation collector is at the back of the Instant Pot.  

 I hope these tips will make your Instant Pot cooking even more enjoyable and safe! I love my Instant Pot, and I know you will too!

Eight instant pot tips for reliable, safe and easy instant pot cooking.

Blueberry Chia Egg Oatmeal

I've been searching for a good breakfast food that is fast to make, low in carbs and high in protein.

I may have found it with this recipe!


I learned how to make egg oatmeal from my late grandfather.
It really is an ingenious way to easily make a delicious nutritious meal.  Grandfather knows best!
The egg gives the oatmeal a thick creamy consistency and good protein to start off the day.  
I updated my grandfather's recipe by adding blueberries and chia seeds.
The blueberries provide natural sweetness and antioxidants.  Chia seeds are packed full of omega 3 and fiber.
You can buy Chia seeds from Costco or from Amazon.  I like the frozen organic blueberries from Costco.
Blueberry chia egg oatmeal
For 1 person
2 tablespoons dry oatmeal
1 egg
1 cup water
1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
2 teaspoons chia seeds

1) Add dry oatmeal and water to pot and boil.  
TIP: For quicker cooking, I like to boil water in a hot water kettle first, then add that to the dry oatmeal.
2) When the oatmeal has boiled for a few minutes, break an egg into the oatmeal and immediately whisk until the egg has cooked.
3) Stir in frozen blueberries and chia seeds.  Cook until all is heated up.


Freekeh Mediterranean Salad

 In looking for healthy grains that are low glycemic, I found freekeh.  It's an ancient grain that is readily available at Costco (Village Harvest Organic Freekeh).

An added benefit of this dish is that I have fun saying "I'm eating freeky" :-)


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Freekeh is a green wheat that is high in fiber and protein.  1/2 cup of raw freekeh contains 11g of protein, and 8g of fiber (out of 54g total carbohydrates).
I cook the freekeh in the rice cooker.  I use the ratio of 1 cup freekeh to 2.25 cups water, as given on the package.  I like to presoak the freekeh to make it softer when it cooks. 
freekeh mediterranean salad cancer diet low glycemic low omega 6 
To add more flavor, fiber and color to the freekeh, I added cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers and red onion.
freekeh mediterranean salad cancer diet low glycemic low omega 6
Freekeh Mediterranean Salad
1 cup freekeh
2 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup diced cucumbers
1/2 cup diced bell peppers
1/4 cup diced red onion
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbs olive oil (optional)
1) Presoak the freekeh and water for 1/2-1 hour in a rice cooker.
2) Start the rice cooker.
3) Dice up all the vegetables and set aside.
4) After the freekeh is cooked, fluff the freekeh out on a plate to cool.
5) Add diced vegetables, salt and pepper to taste, to cooled freekeh.  Serve warm or chilled. 


No-Cook Honeydew Coconut Chia Pudding

honeydew coconut chia pudding recipeA quick and healthy spin to a classic Asian dessert, honeydew coconut pudding.

4 ingredients only and no cooking required!


honeydew coconut chia pudding recipe

Chia seeds, coconut milk, honeydew, and an optional sweetener (honey or sugar) are all you need!  
honeydew coconut chia pudding recipe 
Chia seeds substitute for the tapioca that usually goes into this dessert.
honeydew coconut chia pudding recipe
When the chia seeds are mixed with coconut milk and water, they start to swell up, giving it a gelatinous texture.
honeydew coconut chia pudding recipe
 After an hour in the refrigerator, the chia coconut pudding is ready!  Top with fresh honeydew and your dessert is done!
honeydew coconut chia pudding recipe
Honeydew coconut chia pudding 
1 cup light coconut milk
1 cup drinking water
1/3 cup dry chia seeds
cubed honeydew
honey or sugar to taste
1) Mix together chia seeds with light coconut milk and water.
2) Put in refrigerator for 1 hour.
3) Cube honeydew.
4) After 1 hour in the refrigerator, stir the chia mixture until there are no lumps.
5) Add cubed honeydew.  If the pudding is not sweet enough, add honey or sugar to taste.
6) Serve cold. 


Low Fat Organic Rotisserie Chicken

healthy eating rotisserie roasted chicken low omega 6This low fat rotisserie chicken is one of my favorite recipes.  Not only are whole organic chickens more affordable than other organic meats, this recipe is quick and you can even get a quick chicken broth out of it too!  The trick is using the Nuwave oven.


I marinate the chicken with the Kirkland organic seasoning.  I run through this seasoning super quick because it goes with all meats and vegetables.  It's just a wonderful combination of all the spices you can think of, and it's organic too!

healthy eating nuwave oven rotisserie chicken recipe 

The Nuwave oven makes this recipe low fat, quick and simple.  The rack drains all the oil from the chicken.  You'd be surprised how much oil collects!  Then the foil lined pan makes clean up fast.  I throw the foil with the drained oil away, then stick the pan into the dishwasher!
healthy eating nuwave oven rotisserie chicken recipe

Since I am on a strict low omega 6 diet, I do not eat any of the skin or remaining fat from the chicken.  However, sometimes it's very tempting to eat the crispy chicken skin.  Even then, I don't feel too bad about eating the skin, as most of the fat has drained away to the bottom of the pan while cooking.

nuwave oven rotisserie chicken recipe

Low Fat Rotisserie Chicken (with optional Chicken Broth) 

one 4 pound organic chicken (from Costco)
1.5 Tbs salt
2 Tbs Kirkland organic seasoning (from Costco)
Nuwave oven
1) Line the Nuwave oven pan with foil. Place the 1-inch rack on the foil-lined pan.
2) Remove the neck and organs from the chicken.
3) Rinse the chicken.
4) Marinate the chicken with salt and organic seasoning.  The chicken tastes better if it marinates in the refrigerator overnight or even for two nights.
5) Place the chicken, breast side down, on the Nuwave oven rack.
6) Bake in the Nuwave oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
7) When the Nuwave oven beeps, flip the chicken over to the other side and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
Optional Chicken Broth:
After carving out the breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings and drummettes, the chicken carcass can be used for a quick chicken broth.
1) Remove all skin and fat from the cooked chicken carcass.
2) Boil chicken carcass in 4 cups of water.
3) Add salt to taste.


Marinated Mushrooms

marinated mushroom recipe healthy eating with cancerwife low omega 6Whenever we go to a salad bar, we always look for marinated mushrooms to add to our salad.  The marinated mushrooms add quite a bit of weight and price to our salad!  This is until I realized I could make it myself at a fraction of the cost. 

Now, I make a batch of these every week! These marinated mushrooms are great on salads, or as a side dish to any meal! 

marinated mushrooms recipe healthy eating with cancerwife, low omega 6, ketogenic diet

I take a box of brown mushrooms from Costco, remove the stems, wash and bake them.
You can prepare these mushrooms with or without the stems.  I found that when it's prepared without the stems, the flavor goes into the mushrooms more. 
marinated mushrooms healthy eating
I like to let the marinade sit while the mushrooms are baking.  I add the salt, garlic powder and oregano to the olive oil first so the flavors meld.  After a while, I then add the balsamic vinegar.  If you're on a strict ketogenic diet, the balsamic vinegar can be omitted.
marinated mushrooms recipe healthy eating with cancerwife, low omega 6, ketogenic diet 
After the mushrooms have finished baking, I put them into a glass container, with the indented side facing up.  It's important to drain away as much of the liquid from the mushrooms as possible, so that the liquid doesn't dilute out the marinade.  I make sure to drizzle each mushroom with the marinade.
marinated mushrooms recipe healthy eating with cancerwife, low omega 6, ketogenic diet
Marinated Mushrooms
24 oz crimini mushrooms, stems removed (1 box from Costco)
1/4 Tbs salt
1/2 Tbs garlic powder
1/2 Tbs oregano
2 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1) Bake the mushrooms at 350 for 10 mins, or until cooked.
2) Mix all the seasonings + liquids together
       [TIP: Mix the marinade in the order above, to allow the dry seasonings to infuse into the oil first, before adding the balsamic vinegar.]   
3) Put the cooked mushrooms into a glass container, without the mushroom juices.
       [TIP: The mushroom juices can be saved to cook rice or soup.]
4) Spoon the seasoning mix over each mushroom.
5) Let the mushrooms marinate in the refrigerator overnight for better flavor.
       [TIP: The marinated mushrooms can be kept for up to a week in the fridge.] 


Healthy Eating at Home: Nuwave Oven

nuwave oven health eatingOne of the hardest diet regimens that I've been on is the ketogenic diet.  This involves cutting down carbohydrates to about 20g carbs a day, and mainly eating protein and fats.

Not only was it difficult with the low blood sugar, but on top of that, I needed to cook a LOT of protein throughout the day!  That was when we got a Nuwave oven to help cook all the meat.

 The advantage of the Nuwave oven is that it can cook frozen meat without toughening the meat like a microwave does.  When I was doing the ketogenic diet, I froze 3oz portions of meat.  When I needed to eat, I just put the frozen meat into the Nuwave oven.  The cooking time was very fast, usually about 10 minutes, depending on the thickness and portion size.

healthy eating nuwave oven rotisserie chicken recipe

One of our concerns was the Nuwave oven's plastic dome.  We would have prefered a glass dome, but that isn't available.  The next best thing was to get the Nuwave Elite model, which has a BPA-free plastic dome made from polyphenylsulfone (PPSU).  This model is more expensive than the usual Nuwave oven that is touted on the infomercials.  With shipping and handling, it costs about $150.  If you have a regular Nuwave oven, you can buy the BPA-free plastic dome separately, it's called the "Power Dome", for about $50.

nuwave oven rotisserie chicken recipe

I am not on the ketogenic diet anymore, but the Nuwave oven is still my trusted kitchen tool.  On the low omega 6 diet, I need to eat low fat.

The Nuwave oven is also perfect for this, as the oils drain off the rack and collect in the pan below.  I like to line the pan with foil for easy clean up.  Then the pan, metal rack and plastic dome can all be placed in the dishwasher.

nuwave oven rotisserie chicken recipe

To use the Nuwave oven, you press the "Cook Temp" button, then punch in the temperature.  Then press the "Cook Time" button, followed by the number of minutes you want to cook it at.  Press the "Start" button, and let it cook!  It will beep when it is finished cooking.  When cooking meat with the Nuwave oven, you need to flip the meat to the other side and cook, then you're done!

I've made rotisserie chickenmarinated mushrooms, brussel sprouts, meatloaf, even chocolate chip cookies in the Nuwave oven! Give these Nuwave recipes a try!

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One Pot Rice Cooker Shitake Chicken Rice

one pot shitake chicken rice recipe healthy eatingThis is my comfort food - succulent chicken over rice, with the umami of shitake mushrooms and a hint of spice from the ginger.

The best thing is that this full meal is made in one pot! 
One Pot Shitake Chicken Rice Recipe

This is a low fat recipe using organic chicken breast.  The chicken will be tastier if it's left to marinade in the refrigerator overnight.

One Pot Shitake Chicken Rice Recipe

The key to this recipe is to cook the rice in the rice cooker and then before the rice is fully cooked, to put the other raw ingredients in. Cooking the rice in chicken broth gives the rice more flavor.

One Pot Shitake Chicken Rice Recipe

The raw chicken, shitake mushrooms, leeks and ginger are gently placed on top of the bubbling rice, and the lid is immediately closed to let the raw ingredients cook.  The juices of the chicken and mushrooms permeate the rice, making this one of my favorites!

One Pot Shitake Chicken Rice Recipe

One Pot Shitake Chicken Rice
2 organic chicken breast, skinless, boneless
soy sauce
garlic powder
6 dried shitake mushrooms
1 leek
2 inches of ginger
2 cups of rice
non-fat organic chicken broth
rice cooker
The day before:
1) Dice the chicken breast. Marinade with soy sauce, salt and garlic powder overnight in refrigerator.
2) Soak dried shitake mushrooms in just enough water to cover them.  Can soak it overnight in refrigerator as well.
Day of cooking:
3) In a rice cooker, cook 2 cups of rice using chicken broth instead of water.  
4) Chop up leeks into 0.5 inch pieces.
5) Julienne the ginger and shitake mushrooms.
5) When there is just a thin layer of bubbling water above the rice (about 2/3 of the rice cooking time), gently put the marinaded chicken, shitake mushrooms, leeks and ginger on top of the cooking rice.  Immediately close the rice cooker and let it continue cooking.
6) When the rice cooker signals the rice is done, check to see if the chicken is cooked.  If it hasn't fully cooked, press the cook button on the rice cooker again.


Healthy Snacking: Kettle Chips Real Sliced Potatoes

Potato chips are one of my guilty pleasures.  When I started the low omega 6 diet, I realized that most of the chips  have a ton of omega 6 fats.
Chips are usually fried in large amounts of sunflower or safflower oil, which are high in omega 6 (4g or 10g omega 6/ Tbs, respectively).
healthy snack kettle baked real sliced potato chips low omega 6
After walking through many chip aisles and looking at all the nutrition facts panels, I've found this baked potato chip with very low omega 6.  

The omega 6 content is much lower than other chips because these chips are baked with less oil.healthy snack low omega 6 kettle chips real sliced potatoes baked

To figure out the omega 6 content, I look at the Polyunsaturated Fats, which consists of omega 3 and omega 6.

Then I look at the oils used for these chips.  Sunflower, safflower and canola have negligible amounts of omega 3 compared to omega 6 (Nutrition Facts for Low Omega 6 Diet).  So I assume all of the Polyunsaturated Fats are Omega 6 oils.

For comparison -

18 slices Lay’s Potato chips (1oz) = 8.5g Omega 6

20 slices Kettle brand Real Sliced Potatoes (1oz) = 0.5g Omega 6

healthy snack low omega 6 kettle chips real sliced potatoes baked 
Kettle Chips Real Sliced Potatoes: Sea Salt, Sea Salt + Vinegar and Hickory Honey BBQ
The BBQ chips are quite good.  They also have one that is made with olive oil, but I haven't seen it in the supermarkets yet.  I'm a bit wary of heated up olive oil though, so I will be sticking to these three flavors!
Where to buy Kettle Chips Real Sliced Potatoes:
from Amazon, from Whole Foods (via Google Express (SF area))


Roasted Brussel Sprouts (Nuwave Oven)

Nuwave Oven roasted brussel sprouts recipeThe nutty flavor and crispiness that comes from roasting the brussel sprouts makes this a well-loved dish for adults and kids alike!

It's super easy to make roasted brussel sprouts with the Nuwave Oven.

Nuwave Oven roasted brussel sprouts recipe 

I like to choose smaller brussel sprouts as they're more tender, and I can save some energy by not having to cut them, or just cut it once to halve it. Quartering larger brussel sprouts will require three cuts. I keep the size of the cut brussel sprouts similar so that they all cook at the same rate.
Nuwave Oven roasted brussel sprouts recipe

I coat the cut brussel sprouts with olive oil, followed by a sprinkling of salt and garlic powder.

Nuwave Oven roasted brussel sprouts recipe
Then all the brussel sprouts are placed on a piece of foil on top the 3-inch rack of the Nuwave Oven. I cook it at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, then with the lid still closed, I let it sit for another 10 minutes to allow the heat to cook the brussel sprouts further. If the brussel sprouts have not browned yet, I would cook it for a few minutes at the highest temperature (sear).
Nuwave Oven roasted brussel sprouts recipe

Roasted Brussel Sprouts 

1 pound of brussel sprouts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
Nuwave oven
1) Place the 3-inch rack in the Nuwave oven. Line the rack with foil.
2) Cut off and discard the end of the brussel sprouts, then cut the brussel sprouts into ~1 inch halves. If the brussel sprout is smaller than 1 inch in diameter, then there is no need to cut it. If it is larger than 1 inch in diameter, quarter it.
3) Rinse the cut brussel sprouts.
4) Toss the brussel sprouts with olive oil, followed by salt and garlic powder.  
5) Pour the marinated brussel sprouts onto the lined Nuwave oven rack.
6) Bake in the Nuwave oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
7) When the Nuwave oven finishes cooking, without opening the lid, see if the edges of the brussel sprouts have browned. If they have not browned yet, press "Sear" and let it cook for 5 minutes.
8) When the brussel sprouts are browned, keep the lid on and let it sit for 10 minutes to let it cook further (otherwise the brussel sprouts will be hard). 
More Nuwave recipes
Nuwave Oven roasted brussel sprouts recipe