Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sweet Potato + Sausage Breakfast Hash

When I was younger, Hash was a joke in our house. I don't even remember the exact details of what happened but my mom (who is an incredible cook) made Hash and none of us liked it and from there on out we called it mush. It's been a long standing inside joke for years but I'm a grown up now and here I am sharing a recipe for hash. The truth is, I think it's a terrible name for a dish but it's what it's called so we are sticking with it.

I don't love eggs, but they are my go-to breakfast these days. They are quick and easy and always keep me full and satisfied. When I have extra time, a tasty bed of veggies like this one actually makes me excited for breakfast. Most mornings I'm not even super hungry, but skipping breakfast is not something I like to do and starting my day off with something nutritious and healthy ensures I'll make good eating choices the remainder of the day. 

This is really just one giant pile of sweet potatoes, peppers and sausage topped with two over easy eggs- just the way I like them. It's colorful, healthy and full of flavor. Make a bunch of this on Sunday to enjoy all week long and add your favorite veggies or whatever you have on hand! Ignore the breakfast in the title of this post...I think this mush would be delicious to eat anytime of day! 

Sweet Potato + Sausage Breakfast Hash

1 large sweet potatoes, diced (the smaller they are cut the faster they will cook)
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 links mild Italian sausage, crumbled
olive oil
salt and pepper 

In a medium/large cast iron skillet or saute pan, drizzle olive oil and heat on medium high. Add potatoes and onion, and saute until onions become fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add peppers and let the veggies saute and sizzle, tossing occasionally. Cook until potatoes are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Season with salt and pepper. Smoked paprika is another tasty addition! Toss in sausage and cook until heated through. Top hash with two eggs anyway you like them! 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy New Year + Trader Joe's Blooms

Happy 2017! I can't believe we are already almost into mid- January. I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones and that your January is off to an amazing start. January can get a bad rap because it's generally cold, dark and has that post holiday funk, but I love this month! There is something to be said for a fresh start and a clean slate. Once all the decorations are put away and a little de-cluttering is done, I always feel more ready and inspired to take on the new year with open arms. 

I'm working on gathering new recipes to make as well as a few other posts on skin care, house projects and other odds and ends. I'm ready to get back into my creative space here. 

#SNOMG of 2017 has come and gone and while it left us really no snow to play in, it was still a warm and cozy weekend inside and bonus points because my west coast sister came out for a long weekend visit! We had the best time! (as always)

A quick little tip if you are like me and make a weekly or bi-weekly trip to Trader Joe's. They always have THE BEST flowers. I don't know what they do to them, but their flowers always tend to stay so much longer than any others. I picked up these petit Winter bouquets and a bunch of fresh eucalyptus and I've had a beautiful arrangement sitting on my kitchen island for a week now. They are still so fresh and bright! 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!