Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bulgur Brekkie Hash

We went on an epic hike today.  It was insane.  It was incredible. Rod suggested we dub it "Lost: Season 7."  Loop my butt.  For the first time in a long time though we really felt like we were hiking in the bush, a much welcomed scenery from all the roads well-traveled we find 'round these parts.  We followed the orange paint marks and somehow ended up with the lake on our left when it should have been on our right.  Again, with the word 'loop' in the title, how we managed to get turned around will forever remain a mystery.  We think we must have accidentally hopped onto a horse trail... Only explanation.  TONS of orbs though.  Some considerate hiker had left a long stick at the trailhead which we liberated and Rod became Webmaster.  Thank goodness too because we would have walked right into these guys:
Golden Orb--THEY WERE EVERYWHERE.  Ev.Ree.Where.

In order to prepare for this hike, I wanted to make us a funky satisfying breakfast!  It began with a pre-cooked potato I had leftover from a lunch two days ago that I never got time to eat.
Then I debated between Pepperjack Daiya or Nooch.... and nooch won.
I wanted to use up peppers and I love garlic and ginger so they joined the party.

and no... the garlic and ginger root aren't suffering from giganticism, I just have these adorable miniature sweet peppers.

Then, had to use up some mater.... so here's my out of focus mater....

 And then, to fill it out, some sort of grain.  Bulgur wins almost every time!

 In order to have strong bones, I decided to add some of the mushroom powder
Then, lastly, for more flavor, some soy sauce and  mustard.  Powerful combo with nooch!

Then serve over greens if you want!

So, behold, even Rod loved what I created!

Bulgur-Brekkie Hash


1 small-medium pre-cooked potato, cubed
1/2 cup sliced bell pepper
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 TBS fresh ginger, minced
1 TBS soy sauce (or 2 if you have light sodium soy sauce, mine's just intense)
2 TBS water
1 TBS mustard
2 TBS nooch
1 tsp mushroom powder, optional
1/4 cup bulgur + 1/2 water
half a mater, cubed or chopped, optional for topping


1. Prepare a small saucepan your way, be it with oil, margarine, spray.  Something so what you're cooking doesn't stick.  Heat over medium-low heat.
2. Toss in the potatoes and stir around for about 2 minutes.
3. Add in the peppers and stir.  Cook about 5 minutes until peppers start to get soft.
4. Add soy sauce and 2 TBS of water then stir.  Add the minced ginger and garlic.

5. Cook about 2 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed or eva-poo-rated.
6. Add the rest of the ingredients (except mater and greens) and cook until the liquid is absorbed, stirring often so it doesn't stick.
7. Place a base of greens on a plate or in a bowl.
8. Top with hash

9. Add the optional maters!

Viola!  A delicious kitchen concoction! Yum!!

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