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Eggs Benedict with Eggplant

Eggs Benedict with Eggplant

This is a rich and decadent weekend breakfast that is made better by the creamy roasted eggplant.

Miso Glazed Salmon

Miso Glazed Salmon with Asian Hash Browns

"Soy sauce is really a multi-purpose seasoning."
-Martin Yan

Martin Yan is right. Soy sauce is a great all-purpose sauce with saltiness and umami that complements recipes. It does take some restraint and using just a bit goes a long way.

Miso is the same way. It contains a lot of salt but a special tangy umami flavor and takes only a bit to have a major impact on a dish. Pair with big flavors like salmon, beef and pork for a great meal.

Lasagna with Eggplant

Lasagna with Eggplant

This is a big portion of lasagna that is rich and cheesy. The best part is that the recipe is so simple and takes about 30 minutes prep time. The hardest part of this is mincing the garlic - or maybe lining the pan with foil, but you will be happy you did because clean up is so much easier.

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Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 18% of women worldwide. Despite its name, it is an endocrine (hormonal) disorder that is not directly caused by the ovaries; in fact, it is a combination of several different hormonal and metabolic disorders.

The name itself describes a fairly common effect of the disorder: multiple cycsts on the ovaries that are believed to represent failed ovulation, which is also reflected by the infrequent or completely absent menstruation and infertility that is a symptom of the syndrome. Women with PCOS might not necessarily have cysts on their ovaries, but they do usually have increased levels of androgen (symptoms of which include excess body or facial hair or acne), and some level of Metabolic Syndrome, which includes high insulin levels, insulin resistance, and a tendency toward abdominal obesity, which put them at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

This combination of disorders also causes poorer cholesterol scores as well as higher markers of oxidative stress (inflammation), which is likely to contribute to PCOS sufferers' higher risk of breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancers.

There is no specific cure for PCOS, but some symptoms may be relieved by weight loss and exercise along with oral contraceptives and medications to help control blood sugars. The DASH diet and PCOS »

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This guide will help you manage your Vitamin K intake while still eating great food. Lists of foods that are high (and low) in Vitamin K, Coumadin-safe recipes and more! Coumadin (warfarin) Diet Information | Get the book! The Coumadin Diet and Cookbook (paperback: $19.95 + s/h) (PDF: $14.95)

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This five-step guide to reducing the burn comes with easy tummy tips and delicious recipes to help you manage your reflux. Managing Your GERD / Acid Reflux / Heartburn Get the book! The Dr. Gourmet Diet for People with GERD / Acid Reflux: (paperback: $19.95 + s/h) (PDF: $14.95)

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It's not unusual to have difficulty digesting lactose and needing to avoid foods containing cheese or milk. This index will help guide you to Dr. Gourmet recipes you'll safely enjoy. Lactose Intolerant Recipe Guide and More Information

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