I've been trying to eat more meals that are mostly vegetables, instead of a starch with veggies as an addition. Here's one I've enjoyed as a breakfast, lunch, or dinner side dish. It's great with ketchup (especially as a breakfast) or with salsa.
This recipe is modified slightly from Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates, in which it's suggest for a New Year's Day brunch. (They also suggest serving a poached egg in the middle, which obviously I omitted!)
This takes about 40 minutes to make, and the full recipe serves approximately 4 people. I halved it, and it made a great side dish for 2. I love how colorful this dish is. It's a beautiful, rewarding, and simple way to eat more vegetable matter.
SWEET POTATO AND ZUCCHINI HASH
4 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes (2 sweet potatoes cut into 1/2-inch cubes will yield about 4 cups)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups cubed zucchini
Bring about 4 cups of water to a boil. Ease in the cubed sweet potatoes and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, until tender but still firm. Drain and set aside.
Warm the oil in a heavy skillet. Add the onions, garlic, salt, pepper flakes, black pepper, and thyme and sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the zucchini and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the drained sweet potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender. Add more salt to taste.
Serve immediately. It looks pretty brought straight to the table in a cast-iron skillet, if you have one.