Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Egg

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This is one of my favorite web sites for recipes.  It is similar to Test Kitchen in that they test their recipes before publishing.  I have yet to have a recipe I dislike from this site.  I recommend this recipe as a make-ahead breakfast or a weekend brunch.  Try chicken sausage from Sprouts.  They grind and spice chicken in house.  There are no questionable additives or MSG.

http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-sweet-potato-hash-with-sausage-and-eggs-breakfast-recipes-from-the-kitchn-162997

Monkey Flip Recovery Smoothie

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I am a huge fan of the health benefits of coconut water (nature's Gatorade), however I don't love the flavor.  This smoothie makes it taste delicious and adds protein to boot.  When I was pregnant, the electrolytes in this drink kept leg cramps away.  I often recommend this to people with restless leg or muscle crams.  This can also be used as a post workout recovery drink.

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Protein-Post-Workout-Smoothie-32107635

Golden Milk

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One of my clients introduced me to this and I'm hooked!  There is a tremendous amount of mounting research on the benefits of Turmeric.  In Ayurvedic medicine, it is always paired with white pepper as a synergist. Studies suggest that this combination of spices are anti-cancer, among its many benefits.  I substitute white pepper for black pepper in this recipe.  

http://happyhealthymama.com/2015/11/golden-milk-turmeric-tea-recipe.html#_a5y_p=4558814

Butternut Bisque

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This is an elegant, decadent and surprisingly simple soup.  If you don't want to use half-and-half, you can use milk.

I highly recommend an inversion blender to blend soups with less mess.  Also, an enamel coated cast-iron skillet is worth the investment!  It will last forever and perfectly cooks soups and caramelizes onions.

http://www.marthastewart.com/312603/butternut-bisque  

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

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My patients always ask me how to prepare and eat vegetables.  If you aren't used to eating veggies, a simple place to start is roasting them - which softens the texture and flavor.  Be sure to substitute olive oil (or avocado oil, coconut oil, butter, ghee, leftover tallow) for vegetable oil in this recipe.

http://www.purewow.com/entry_detail/recipe/8821/Forget-florets--roast-the-whole-damn-cauliflower.htm