oh hash. You remind me of Weezer.
Really wanted to make *hash* for breakfast. (I feel like I’m always cooking breakfast.) BUT, I didn’t just want a potato hash. Or even one with buttah-NUT squash. No, I wanted one with sausage. OR SAUSAGE FLAVOR.
Wait, what’s up with that, Girl-That-Doesn’t-Eat-Sausage?!? Yep, you heard right. I wanted some Take-Me-Back-To-Whole-Foods-Days-WhenIMadeMyOwnChickenSausage. With apples. And, it was good.
Those days are gone. <Insert Sad 90’s band playing background theme song /insert> #rightnow
But. In a good way. I still allow myself to eat a piece of fish or shellfish every once in a while (meaning: when I feel like it. Translation: once a month), but it’s not like I crave it. And yet, I still notice a difference in the way that I feel and the good outcomes of eating a plant-based diet. Political agenda: Check.
Back to the sausage. Instead of turning to BIG Names…
(Think: KELLOGG’S Morningstar Farms. KRAFT Boca Products. Eesh.)
Side Note: found this about taking action against BIG Name companies that defeated Prop. 37.
…for breakfast sausage, I subbed a SAUSAGE-FLAVORED hash instead. Without the nasty casing that reminds me of the perfect representative of the word “Glop.” Eew. I actually just shuddered.
Turned out “mighty” tasty. I’m not an old man. But I felt like an old man just now by saying that. Like I need suspenders. And high-waisted pants.
Stage 1 ingredients:
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup water
Stage 2 ingredients:
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried sage leaves, packed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
cooking spray OR 1 Tablespoon olive oil
Stage 3 ingredients:
2 fresh garlic cloves, julienned
1/3 cup chopped (previously cooked) potato
1 cup coarsely chopped zucchini
1/2 cup sliced bell pepper
2 veggie [burger] patties, chopped (I used some that I had made – inspired by Kathy’s post here)
Directions: Place a large skillet over medium high heat. (Use one with a lid; you’ll need it!) Add “Stage 1 Ingredients.” Stir. Cover. Cook until tomato is falling apart, onion is slightly translucent, and water has evaporated. [Uncover and] Add “Stage 2 Ingredients.” Stir. Cook [Uncovered] 2-3 minutes or until fragrant (meaning: you can smell the spices as they cook). Add “Stage 3 Ingredients” and cook until zucchini is tender. When it is: Remove pan from heat. Toast bread (if that’s your thing) with some homemade vegan butter . *recipe soon to come*
Oh man. So good.
Serves: 2 people or one really hungry person