The famous 'Smoosh'
Oh, the famous vege “Smoosh”
I had this captioned as 'Breakfast' however due to popular demand for smoosh for dinner - lunch - brekky mid week - or a brunch en masse.. it's earned an identity of it's own.
Smoosh was born from getting creative with whatever veggies I had in the fridge when attempting to make potato hash or rosti and being the master of trying-random-combos.
This dish has spread far and wide with my friends and client babes - because it’s so easy and heck it's delicious! There are barely no rules to follow AND it's a great and easy meal any time (dinner when you come home and have “nothing in the fridge”)
Mid-week prep tip: do it the night before and stick them in the fridge.
Here's the guidelines..
Grate about 1.5 cups of vege per person;
The volume will reduce as it cooks, depending on the water content of your chosen vege;
- Kumara/Sweet Potato
- even cabbage, baby spinach or kale..
- Chopped onion and garlic - optional if you feel like it
Note: Any vege goes - use what you’ve got - even if it’s a bit limp.
You can mix things up, like I said there are no rules, just what you like!
Keep it simple to start with and experiment with combos...
- A nob of Butter or Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
- Spices: cumin or turmeric or paprika.
- Chilli flakes
- Fresh herbs: also great if you have them
- Salt and Pepper
Heat a pan to a medium heat and add your choice of Butter/Oil. I like to fry mine up in a nob of butter, it's tasty and keeps things non-stick.
Add your vege and spices and fry up the mixture until soften, smelling great and maybe even a bit crsipy!
Top with a fried egg, avo or fermented vege* if you wish.
Remember, it doesn't always need to look beautiful - but it helps for enjoyment factor right?
Tip: Aim for 5 different colours in a dish - that way it looks pretty, you are getting more vegetable variety in there (so, more nutrients) and eating the rainbow feels pretty good too...
I adore receiving snaps of your creations - keep them coming!
See serving inspo below, that brew on the left is that colour from purple carrots!