Hearty Hash with Asparagus – Valentine’s Dinner

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This was a nice little dinner we cooked together for Valentine’s Day.

Preheat oven to 400°. Rinse and bend the asparagus so the ends snap off. Toss in olive oil to coat in a casserole dish and sprinkle with Sea Seasonings Kelp Granules (or salt) and pepper. Top with a few small slices of onion. Bake for 20-25, adding a little minced garlic atop the asparagus for the last 5 minutes. (If you don’t have minced garlic just sprinkle on some garlic powder with the other seasonings)

The hash! We were just throwing in some veggies we had on hand and were so pleased with the results. We shredded carrots.  We were going to julienne the potatoes but did them a little thicker than that. Chopped onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. No measurements, it all depends on how much you want. We did 1 carrot, 1 giant potato, half of each pepper, half of an onion, several mushrooms.
Sautee the onion for a few minutes in grapeseed oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pan), add carrots, and potatoes over medium heat.  We added a large amount of garlic powder, basically just coating the top layer of veggies.  Several dashes of pepper and kelp granules. 1 tbsp. of nutritional yeast. Sprinkle onion powder and parsley.  Stir and add the rest of the produce. Cover and let cook for a bit, stirring occasionally. When the potatoes are starting to look cooked through, do the seasoning again.  We added a bit of Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon at the very end to get some of that smoky goodness mixed up in there.  Taste to see if you would like to add more seasoning and to ensure potatoes are cooked through.  I used a large heart shaped cookie cutter to plate it because sometimes I just want pretty food and it was Valentine’s Day, so why not? It’s a nice meal to cook together and didn’t take very long to make. Allowing the hash to sweat in a covered pan gives you time to clean up a bit after yourself or prep anything else you’d like to for your meal.

Curious about Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon?  I recommend checking it out!
http://www.phoneybaloneys.com/

Interested in Kelp Granules? I love it as a salt alternative and get them at Whole Foods.
https://www.seaveg.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=18

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