Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Ukie Fusion

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I love Brussels sprouts. I never had them as a child. They just were not on the rotation.

I tried them as an adult and liked them, but hadn’t attempted to prepare them at home until recently.

I’ve been playing with different ways to serve them and was inspired to create a variation on Ukrainian holubtsi (stuffed cabbage leaves). Instead of stuffing the leaves, I sauteed Brussels sprouts (they are in the cabbage family, after all) and added them to the rice, onion, and ground beef mixture (vegetarians can use a rice, onion, and mushroom mixture instead).

I placed it all in a casserole dish, added tomato sauce, and baked it in the oven.

It was delicious!

Author: Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and STICKS & BONES, as well as the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Born and raised in Chicago, Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University and her MFA in Writing as part of the inaugural class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since receiving her MFA, Valya has worked as a college professor, obituary writer, content manager, internal communications specialist, co-producer of an independent feature film, and Goth cocktail waitress.

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  1. This looks delicious!

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