Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew... Or it's breakfast time, gluten-free. Hash them, mash them, and douse them in eggs. I woke up feeling like orange. Which was good, because I had a fridge full of sweet potato innards. What do you eat for breakfast? is one of the most common questions I get from friends or clients when they learn I have Celiac -- or learn that they have it.
I was terribly tempted these last couple of queries to bellow: WHAT'S TATERS, PRECIOUS?
As a segueway into self-care, I've been theming days HOBBIT DAYS, meaning looking at the day in terms of abundance, and many meals. Literally and figuratively. Isn't it easy to forget in the buzz and busy of a day that I'm not made live on empty.
But what's taters, precious? A naturally sweet-and-savoury gluten-free breakfast. This hash is an easy mash on a shoestring budget, a quick but satisfying meal, and the absolute answer to how do you eat breakfast, gluten-free?
It's easy. Two sentences. What's taters, precious? and a fragment -- naturally gluten-free.
Also, it's book-themed, and books are my touchstone, and stories always and peacefully lead me back to my center.
SWEET TATER BREAKFAST HASH
1 large sweet potato, baked, insides scooped out
1/3 small sweet onion
1/4 cup zucchini, shredded
sprig fresh cilantro
salt/pepper to taste
1) Using leftover sweet potato, mash together with onion and zucchini in a small bowl.
2) Spread over a sheet of parchment paper.
3) Bake at 400F in conventional oven,
or toast in a toaster oven on highest heat until the sweet potato
begins to brown.
4) Serve immediately, with favourite syrup, or with eggs scrambled or poached.
This meal satisfies. Better yet, it uses leftovers without being an afterthought, is gluten-free without even trying, and manages to play on The Lord of the Rings. Organic, sustainable, nourishing. Naturally gluten-free. I've even toasted and wrapped it for the road -- it makes a neat little breakfast package and an easy tote-along. But I'm particularly fond of recommending it to friends and clients who wonder, what can you eat gluten-free for breakfast?
Oy! What's taters, precious? Precious good breakfast, is what.
Tumbling into nutrition with intention, health without restriction,