I’m not in love with this new <temporary> dairy free lifestyle.
Emphasis on “temporary”, along with the love of my little man and I’m sticking with it.
I don’t feel better as a result of eliminating dairy from my diet though many people said I would. Maybe it’s because exhaustion simply cancels out any opportunity to “feel better” otherwise.
So, the week it was determined that I go “dairy free”, I’d already done all my meal planning, grocery shopping and food prep for the week ahead. Additionally, I’d spent the weekend prior killing myself in the kitchen re-stocking our freezer meal supply.
As you might have guessed – nearly everything on the menu (and tucked in the freezer) contained dairy of some variety.
Cheese. Sour Cream. Milk. Butter.
Our budget (and my time) didn’t allow to simply start all over so the family ate what was prepped (including what might have been the most glorious lasagna I’d ever put together). I ate an abundance of salads and sandwiches.
Toward the end of that week I simply couldn’t stomach another sandwich or salad so I rooted around the fridge and freezer to see what else was on hand that I could throw together, sans dairy.
A ring of smoked sausage, some frozen hash browns and a couple peppers and onion did just the trick!
Because this is a throw together recipe, it’s versatile. And the addition of some scrambled or fried eggs on top make for a delicious next day breakfast.
Smoked Sausage, Peppers & Onions Hash
- 1 lb ring smoked sausage, cubed
- 2 cups frozen hash browns
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
Warm cooking oil in frying pan and add peppers and onion.
Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add frozen hash browns to the pan
Cook until hash browns are nearly done, then add smoked sausage to warm though
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: Top with a scrambled or fried egg
Hope you enjoyed your weekend and if the weather wherever you are was as beautiful as it was here you got some much needed sunshine and fresh air.
We took advantage and grilled a couple of nights.
It felt like summer.
It was amazing.
Hugs and Love-