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Cancer fighting breakfast

iStock_000006271232XSmallYesterday, at the union square farmers market I was intrigued by this insanely unique looking mushroom. Turns out, this beautiful mushroom also has some serious medicinal value. According to Chinese medicine, the maitake (or hen of the woods) are considered an adaptagen, which helps to balance out the body. In addition, it is believed that they have cancer fighting properties. enhance the immune system and regulate blood sugar levels. There is even maitake extract you can buy to get this powerful healing food in your body.

Here I used them in my egg muffin recipe. I love making egg muffins because they are the perfect quick, to go breakfast. You can make a big batch and continue to enjoy them all week.

Mushroom and Spring Onion Mini Egg Muffins

1 head of maitake mushrooms

Black truffle oil

1 spring onioniStock_000005837491XSmall

8 organic eggs


Preheat oven to 375. Line a pan with parchment paper and drizzle truffle oil over mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt. Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile heat 1 tsp coconut oil in skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and saute until brown. Set aside.

Whisk eggs in a bowl. Add salt and pepper. Set aside

Pour vegetables into individual muffin tins

Pour egg mixture into muffin tins to about two thirds full

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes