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Sweet Potato Hash with Spinach and Eggs

Good morning! Sweet potatoes, sausage, egg and greens tossed in a skillet makes an excellent breakfast. There are a few steps, so this is a great weekend breakfast to make during¬†that first cup or two of coffee. ūüėČ Paleo, gluten free, and wonderful served with fresh fruit or berries!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons high-heat oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh sausage (optional)
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds garnet or jewel yams, or sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 bunch spinach or kale, tough stems removed and leaves chopped
  • Salt, black pepper, and/or red chili flakes to taste
  • 4 eggs

Directions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage (if using); crumble and cook until no longer pink. Add onion, garlic and¬†cook until onion is soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove mixture from pan.
  • Heat remaining oil in skillet and add yams. Cook until golden and tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Return sausage mixture to the skillet. Stir in spinach or kale and toss with potatoes and meat. Now, using a spoon, make 4 shallow indentations in the hash and crack 1 egg into each indentation. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until whites are set, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

Thanks PCC Natural Markets for the inspiration (modified and shortened recipe from the original and it was still great)!

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Spiced Coffee

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except for mommy wrapping presents..!
And she needed some coffee!

Not really. But maybe. It certainly will be a good Christmas breakfast drink tomorrow morning. Coffee, spices, hot milk and some optional whipped cream on top. This is delicious. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh ground coffee
  • 2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1-2 cups milk (cows, almond, coconut, or other)

Directions

  • In a coffee filter, add coffee, cardamom, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Mix gently to combine
  • Add water to coffeemaker and brew
  • Heat milk until just steaming
  • Pour coffee into mug and top with desired amount of milk
  • Optionally serve with some fresh whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick
  • Cheers and Merry Christmas, happy holidays!

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Moroccan Milkshake

This is a fabulous smoothie to start the day with! Five simple ingredients: avocado, milk, walnuts, honey and cinnamon!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 cups chilled milk (you can use cow’s milk, almond, rice, or soy – whatever you’re into!)
  • handful of walnuts
  • honey to taste
  • cinnamon

Directions

  • Add¬†first four¬†ingredients to tall glass
  • Use hand blender to¬†mix until smooth
  • Serve immediately¬†with sprinkle of cinnamon

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Egglets with spinach & bacon

Good morning! These egg muffins are gluten-free and dairy free! They make a great protein snack as well.

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Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 package of bacon – or 6 strips each cut in half to make 12 short strips (optional)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 10 oz spinach, from frozen or freshly steamed
  • 1 large Roma tomato, diced (or a handful of sundried tomatoes, diced)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (I used dried parsley as a substitute)
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds, soaked for a few minutes in water
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Oven to 350*
  • Beat eggs with some water and add remaining ingredients, mixing well to combine
  • Prepare muffin tin with nonstick baking spray or line each muffin tin w/bacon strip
  • Pour egg mixture evenly into cups
  • Bake 30 minutes or until set
  • Serve warm!
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Add some cheese for extra deliciousness!

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