Thyme Brussels Sprout Hash

I am whipping up some crazy good hashes here lately, that have all the key ingredients: healthy fat, vegetables, herbs and protein. They’ve recently become my go-to meal on a busy weeknight when I can quickly choose 5-7 ingredients, and saute. I typically have something that needs to be used, so I take that 1 ingredient and creatively build around it: last night, I had cherry tomatoes that were on their last day of survival.

Thyme Brussels Sprout Hash

  • Bacon, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into pieces
  • 1 bag shredded Brussels sprouts (I use TJ’s)
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 apple, diced into small pieces (sweeter, like gala or pink lady)
  • 2 TBSP dried thyme
  • Kosher salt/pepp

I started by sauteing the cut bacon pieces (1/2 a package of TJ’s uncured ends and pieces) in a pan until they started to cook, and then added the cut onion, TBSP of thyme, and dash of kosher salt/pepp. I sauteed for a few minutes longer, then dumped the bag of shredded sprouts into the pan and let them cook down to where the bacon and sprouts were just starting to caramelize/brown. Sprouts start out white and slowly turn a pretty rich green as they cook, which makes it easier to know when they’re approaching done-ness. Then I added the cherry tomatoes, halved, and tossed gently to let them warm up. Last, I added the diced apple and remaining TBSP of thyme. I let it cook just a few minutes longer and served. It was so comforting, and as with all hashes, there was plenty leftover for breakfast or lunch the next couple of days 🙂photo (1)photo 1photo 2photo

Tips: Add the “softer” ingredients toward the end to just warm them, this prevents mushiness and watery-ness. Also, with the exception of the apple, I cut everything for this dish directly over the pan, with kitchen shears-so convenient! If you don’t have any, I’d highly recommend getting a pair.

Orange Bacon Brussels Sprout Hash

Yes, make this asap, because it’s pretty (that’s not really why). I don’t often blog immediately after I create a recipe, because, well, I’m eating or living life or sleeping-but it’s Friday so yay, I can stay up late! I’m so old.

Super stressful, busy week here, and I have about 50 kajillion things I want to blog about, but don’t have the time-sleep is valuable for helping my brain function, or repair. Therefore, I came home tonight, poured myself a glass of red wine, started bacon cooking, had a bite of Theo Chocolate, then starting cooking. In that order.

Orange Bacon Brussels Sprout Hash

  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 TBSP Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil
  • 1 bag shredded Brussels sprouts (TJ’s)
  • 1 medium orange (zest, juice, and flesh!)
  • 1/2 package cooked bacon, cut into chunks
  • 3 eggs, over-easy
  • Kosher salt/pepp
  • Garlic powder

I began by sautéing the onion in the coconut oil over medium heat, seasoning with kosher salt/pepp/garlic powder. Then I turned the heat down to low and added the entire bag of shredded sprouts, sautéing until cooked, but still crisp. I added the juice of the orange and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Then I cut the bacon into pieces right into the pan, added the orange zest, and scraped the flesh pieces of the orange out of each orange 1/2. I let everything heat throughout.

Then I ate it with some over-easy eggs. What what.

Orange happens to be one of my favorite flavors, of all time. It is exceptional with salty, veggie, sweet, chocolate, etc. flavors. Enjoy!DSC_0910DSC_0919DSC_0922

Bacon Butternut Squash Hash

Last night I was crazy productive in the kitchen, apparently I was feeling it.

I had a pan with a little leftover bacon fat in it, so I decided I needed to use it, and this is what I came up with, inspired by things in the kitchen.

Bacon Butternut Squash Hash

I heated the bacon fat, and added the diced yellow onion and bacon. I had a package of turkey bacon (not a fan) that needed to be used, so I simply stacked the pieces on top of one another and sliced it into strips. I seasoned with kosher salt/pepp (just a little), and let it simmer in the bacon fat for about 15-20 minutes.DSC_0274

Then I added the bag of cubed squash and sautéed until the squash cubes were soft.DSC_0275 DSC_0278 I let it cool, and then divided into containers for a lunch today, and a breakfast tomorrow.

It’s fabulous: