RECIPE: Brussel Sprout Hash


photo-15Maybe I’m officially an adult, because I heart brussels sprouts.  Why did I abhor them as a kid?  Maybe it had something to do with how they were prepared? (Sorry Mom 😉
This recipe won’t disappoint.  It takes a little longer than I like– because it takes more than 4 steps, but the scrumptiousness it delivers is worth the effort.
You’ll Need:
1 organic sweet potato
20-30 brussel sprouts
1/4 Red onion
2 pieces of bacon
2-6 oz blue cheese
3-6 Tbsp maple syrup
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
3-6 Tbsp butter / olive oil
Pecans, toasted (optional)
chopping knife
mixing bowl, med-large
sauté pan, med-large, with lid
Paper towel
What you’ve gotta do:
1. While you are prepping, poke a few holes in a bake potato and throw it in the oven on 400 for ~ 25 minutes.
2. In a large-ish mixing bowl, combine maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and olive oil
3. Chop brussel sprouts each in half and put in to mixing bowl. Stir so they’re all coated in the yumminess.
4. Chop onion in to small bits, place in to saute pan on med heat with a pat of butter/oil.
5. Cook bacon with the onions.  Once cooked to your liking (crispy please!) pull bacon and blot on paper towel.
6. Add Brussel Sprouts to saute pan and cover, stirring occasionally 7-10 min.
7. Once potato has been cooked, pull from the oven and dice.  Add to pan and stir.
8.  Crumble cooked bacon strips in to small bits and add to pan.
9. Turn heat up to high to char Brussels.
10. Add blue cheese crumbles and pecans and serve right away.
*** I personally think the more butter and maple syrup the better, am I right?***
Brussel hash

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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