Monday, November 21, 2011

Sweet Potato Hash - First Recipe

I'm embarrassed to admit that I throw out a bit of food.

(In my defense, I'm single.  I oft have grand delusions
of making many different recipes during my week.
Then I get busy and am not home.
Or I eat out with friends... only to have my fresh foods spoil).

Earlier today I had a migraine and came home from work a little early to sleep it off.
Then I didn't feel like going out to get some food.
Then I realize, "Hey, self, you have a fridge filled with fresh fruits and veggies. 
Here's a novel idea... make something with them!"

Then I thought "Self, that is a GREAT idea! Whatever shall I make?"
Then I remembered that my friend and co-worker Mike was warming up some amazing
looking dish his girlfriend made 
of kale, sweet potatoes, potato and carrots.
She calls it Winter Veggie Hash 
(or something like that).

Inspired by this dish, I decided to get a lil' crafty in the kitchen.


Here's what you'll need:

                                            -  One large sweet potato - peeled and diced into small pieces.
                                            -  One large baking potato - washed and diced into small pieces 
                                                   (no need to peel if you don't wanna.)
                                            -  Two large carrots - peeled and diced
                                            -  1 medium onion diced into small pieces.
                                            -  2 tsp of cumin
                                            -  1/8 tsp cinnamon
                                            -  3-4 TB olive oil
                                            -  Salt to taste

                                           Directions:
                                 1. Place all items but salt in a large sauce pan or skillet on medium.
                                 2. Place lid pan.
                                 3. Stir frequently until sweet potatoes are soft (between 30-45 minutes.
                                 4. Add salt.
                                 5. Serve.


It's pretty good! 

Not my best recipe, but not bad. I'll probably be tweaking it in the future.
BUT! It's healthy, filling and would probably make a really good
side dish with some kind of meat.

(I realize this is not the best endorsement, but I like things VERY flavorful - more so than many others. Like I said... it'd make a great companion dish, in my humble opinion.

Hope you kinda like it too! :)

2 comments:

  1. Yum! I'll have to give it a try (right now my left over sweet potatoes are covered in marshmallows and brown sugar--definitely not as healthy as yours!). I like the bowl it's in too... Is it handmade pottery?

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  2. Lol! It is handmade. Carrie picked it up for me at some pottery sale thing she went to. Wasn't that nice?!?

    I LOVE handmade bowls and always seem to leave Summerfair with some kind of new bowl. This year it was a beautiful crock type bowl.

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