Sunday, 15 June 2014

Kale and sweet potato hash

I've mentioned before how I don't do breakfast. I don't like cooking it or making an elaborate breakfast. I like to slowly drink my coffee and enjoy my quiet time. Since, I've started getting up waaay before normal people do, this has slowly started to change. I have occasionally cooked breakfast if everyone else decides to sleep in a bit later. 

Following my typical style, of course, all of my breakfast cooking falls into one category - easy, healthy recipes. Like this: 

Easy, healthy recipes: kale and sweet potato hash by Welcome to Mommyhood

Easy - throw in a few ingredients in a pan, stir occasionally, while continuing to sip coffee and check pinterest. Healthy - kale + sweet potato + egg = awesomeness. 

Plus, I figured, I'm hiding some leafy greens amongst sweet potatoes, which means there would be a high likelihood that a certain little boy would also eat some greens. I said likelihood! Not for sure, but I try every chance I get. 

And what about the taste? Even more awesomeness! The different textures (leafy greens and peanuts and sweet potatoes) and the spices make it loaded with flavah! Definitely something the Toddler loved, and is going to be added to my very small list of breakfast recipes (although this works just as well for lunch, or even dinner)! 

Kale and sweet potato hash recipe


  • 1 cup kale, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup bacon
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons crushed peanuts
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon laos 
  • Optional: 1 egg

I recently realised that laos may not be a readily available spice. It's similar to ginger, but with a milder, sweeter flavor. You can substitute it with ground ginger, or a little more fresh ginger. However, I really recommend trying to find the real deal. In the Netherlands, the ground and dried spice is available in higher end grocery stores like Albert Heijn, Jumbo, C1000 or a market. Tokos will also carry the root itself. 

In the US, I am not 100% sure, but I think you can try looking in the same type of places - higher end grocery stores, and definitely in an Asian food speciality store. 

Easy, healthy recipes: kale and sweet potato hash by Welcome to Mommyhood


  • Pan fry bacon
  • Add onion and fresh ginger
  • Add cubed sweet potato (cut into small pieces) and the spices
  • Pan fry for five minutes with lid on
  • Stir and cook with lid on for another five minutes
  • Stir, and add 1/8 cup water. Put lid back on and cook for another ten minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are soft, making sure to stir a few times 
  • Remove lid and add kale
  • Cook uncovered for two or three minutes, until kale is slightly wilted 
  • Plate it up: add a pan fried egg and some crushed peanuts!

Easy, healthy recipes: kale and sweet potato hash by Welcome to Mommyhood

Remember how I thought I was being clever by creating a sweet potato and kale recipe? How I thought I could hide the kale with the sweet potato and get my son to eat leafy greens? Yea... no. Fail. He picked out every. single. piece of sweet potato and left me a lovely bowl of kale. Mommy was defeated in this battle of the leafy green wars, but I'm not giving up! 

Easy, healthy recipes: kale and sweet potato hash by Welcome to Mommyhood

Want more?

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