Carrot and sweet potato hash with apple and carmelized onions
I spent yesterday coughing all over my students, many of them hiding behind their reading books - so I stayed home sick today. I drank a lot of tea and ginger and tried to make some healing foods to help keep this cold from getting any worse!
Some of my key go to's when I am feeling crappy are:
- bone broth
- warm veggies
- staying away from dairy (makes you phlegmy)
- getting in lots of nutrients to help support my body
- On guard (an oil); taken externally
- Oregano oil; taken internally, super gross, but effective
- Sleep / rest
I try to avoid taking anything unless it is really necessary, and instead work with natural remedies that might support my immune system in helping me get over whatever it is that is plaguing me.
I made this hash because its packed full of nutrients, and is warm and cozy feeling. I am going to follow it with a nice turmeric elixir shortly and then take it easy for the weekend so I am 100% by Monday! Next week is the last week of school before March break so I am sure my teenagers will be FULL of energy and excitement, I will need all my energy to keep 'em reined in for the last week before they get a much deserved break.
- 4 carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 tblso avocado oil
- 1 tsp salt, pepper, onion flakes and garlic flakes
- 1 tblsp butter
- 2 onions, cut into half moons and then strips
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 apple, cut into slices
- 1/4 cup bone broth
- 2 head of tuscan kale, steams removed, and chopped finely
- Fried egg to top the hash with
- Pre-heat the oven to 400
- Mix the carrots and sweet potatoes with the avocado oil and 1 tsp of salt, pepper, onion and garlic flakes
- Spread out onto a baking tray and bake for around 30 mins, until soft
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet or wok
- Add the onions and 1/2 tsp of salt, saute over medium heat, stirring often until onions start to brown and caramelize, about ten mins, then add the apples and saute for another 5 mins
- Pour the bone broth into the pan and let simmer until all half the liquid cooks off, about 5 mins
- Add the kale and let the rest of the liquid cook off, while cooking the kale
- When the carrots and sweet potato are done add them to the onion mixture
- If you want to get fancy top with a fried egg with a runny yolk and you are set!
This may sound like a weird combo, but it feels decadent, the onion and apples bring some sweetness to the salty starchy sweet potatoes.