Happy New Year, friends! It’s officially that time of the year when we start cleaning all of the sweets out of the kitchen and begin stocking the shelves with real food. I don’t know about you, but my body could use a cleanse. Not necessarily a week of drinking only green juice and broth (I’d lose my mind), but more like a few days without sweets, grains or alcohol.Whenever I’ve indulged a little too much and my body is begging for something lighter and preferably grain-free, this meal has become my faithful friend. Even though it’s not a heavy meal, it is warm and filling so you won’t feel like you’re dieting.
Patrick and I flew up to South Carolina for a couple of days before Christmas to see our families. Those few days were filled with such sweet moments, but it all flew by way to quickly. When we left to come back to Florida I felt like a weepy, homesick little girl who just needed to snuggle with her mom and watch Christmas movies all day. Since that wasn’t a possibility, I instead came home, curled up on the sofa with a plate of Sweet Potato Hash, a Hallmark movie and a plate of my grandmother’s 7-Layer Bars. Comfort.
The holidays can bring out a lot in us. A lot of emotions, a lot of stress, a lot of eating, a lot of stress eating.. you get the point. They are just.. a lot. If you’re like me and your body needs a break from all of the junk, but your soul is still seeking for that little bit of comfort, add sweet potato hash to your menu this week! I think it will be just what you need – comfort and nourishment.
Sweet Potato Hash
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes (1-2 potatoes per person)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 4 links (16 ounces) Italian sausage (removed from casings)
- 5 oz. package of Baby Kale
- 2 oz. Feta, crumbled
- Roast sweet potatoes according to directions here.
- Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet, along with the sausage removed from the casings. Cook until lightly browned, crumbling it apart with a spatula.
- Add entire package of kale to the pan. Tossing with the sausage, until wilted.
- Serve immediately, layered in a bowl with sweet potatoes as the base, next add the sasuage/kale mixture and top with crumbled feta.
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