Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Matt's Mediterranean Hash

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 for a main course, 4 with other dishes or toast

2 Boiled baby red potatoes, finely diced
4 Eggs, beaten
4 Morning Star Hot 'n' Spicy fake sausage patties, defrosted & diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3-4 tbsp garlic (or to taste)
1 small can sliced black olives
3 tbsp dried basil (or substitute fresh, for more color)
5 tbsp feta cheese
2-3 green onions & 1/4 red bell pepper (or red chilli flakes), sliced, for garnish (this is missing in the picture!)
salt to taste
oil for sauteeing

1. Saute the onions in hot oil on medium heat till softened (3-5 minutes)
2. Add the garlic & the potatoes, and sautee till the potatoes start to brown (2-3 minutes)
3. Add the fake sausage patties, olives and basil, and sautee till heated through (2 minutes)
4. Add the eggs and scramble with the rest of the ingredients till done (5 minutes). Sprinkle with salt to taste.
5. When done, serve garnished with green onions & red bell peppers or chilli flakes
6. Enjoy with toast or by itself

Shona's quick 'n' easy mini-pizzas

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients (adjust to your taste)
Brown Rice Cakes (or any rice cakes) - x2 (per person)
Pasta sauce of your choice (I whipped some up with garlic, canned diced tomatoes, dried basil and onions) - 4 tbsp
Shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese (feta is nice too) - 4 tbsp
Shredded spinach - 1 tbsp
Canned pre-sliced olives (unless you prefer to slice them yourself) - 2 tbsp
Yellow onion, diced - 2 tbsp
Mushrooms, sliced & diced - 1 tbsp
Artichoke hearts, sliced - 1-2
Red or Green Bell Pepper, diced - 2 tbsp
Red pepper flakes (or finely chopped serranoes)
Whatever else you like to put on a regular pizza

1. Put the pasta sauce on each rice cake
2. Add a thin layer of shredded mozzarella
3. Dress it up with the onions, olives, mushrooms, bell peppers, artichoke hearts (careful, you may run out of room! That's why there are 2!)
4. Put the shredded spinach on top
5. Finish it with the feta or shredded mozzarella
6. Bake in a toaster oven for 4-5 minutes, until the cheese is melty & just beginning to brown
7. Serve with a spring mix salad topped with berries, mango bits or other fresh fruit and enjoy!