Sweet Potato Hash Browns with Lemon Ginger Tea

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For me, breakfast is an essential part of the day, but sometimes cereal gets boring. To be completely honest, I don’t really like cereal, but I still find ways to get breakfast in everyday, even if it has to be quick.

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I love using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes because they are a bit more nutritious. Sweet potatoes are higher in calcium and are also a good source of vitamin A. (In fact, one of the best sources of vitamin A.)

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Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Serves 3

Ingredients

  • 3 small sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash, peel, and grate the sweet potatoes.
  2. If you have time, squeeze the excess water out of the shredded sweet potatoes. This will help them brown a little better in the pan and not be so mushy.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium/high heat and melt the coconut oil. Once hot, add the sweet potato to the pan and cook until soft, approx. 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot with a fried egg or tofu scramble.

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Lemon ginger tea is quite simple and I find that it helps to alleviate some cold symptoms. In the past few weeks, lots of people around me have been getting sick, from people at school to my family at home. And anytime someone tells me they’ve  caught a cold, I always tell them to drink lots of lemon ginger tea with honey. My calculus teacher is known for promoting raw garlic before bed as a cold remedy. Most are not likely to try this unless they are really desperate and I will admit it works, but I much prefer to drink lemon ginger tea.

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The key to making this tea is lots of fresh ginger, add as much as you can possibly handle. And when you get down to the end of the cup, don’t throw out the ginger at the bottom, drink/eat it up.

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Lemon Ginger Tea

Ingredients

  • fresh ginger root
  • lemons
  • local honey
  • hot water
  1. Finely grate* ginger into a tea cup, I would start with a tsp and then go to a tbsp. Just add as much as you can stand.
  2. Squeeze in half a lemon and a spoonful of honey. Pour in the hot water and let sit for a few minutes.

*If you don’t have a microplane a grater will work. If you don’t even have a grater, you can opt to just chop it finely.

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