Sweet Potato, Kale & Bacon Scramble

Busy days mean sleeeeepy evenings. And sleepy evenings mean extra coffee in the morning plus super food breakfast.  Days have been busy round these parts. Evenings have been sleepy. Breakfasts have been super. There are so many things I want to tell you, but I want to start with this:

I’ve been keeping a secret from you. For the past month and a half, web construction and I have become bosom buddies; I have constructed this here site which still has a few kinks that need to be worked out but nothing big.  Being the fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda gal, I couldn’t hold out any longer, kinks or no kinks. I may kick myself for this later.

It may be a small step, but it’s my step. This is my declaration to myself that what I do here on The Roasted Root is a part of my lifestyle. And I love it. I love it enough to read a book about HTML and CSS and send countless emails to WordPress support staff who are now very familiar with the lunatic that is me.  Sometimes I feel lame about my corner of the intranet; and sometimes I feel rad.  Lame or rad, I’m committed and I’m happy you’re here with me.

I posted a version of this recipe a few months ago and wanted to bring it back to the forefront.  We call this breakfast “The Ush” because we uuuuuuuuuusually have it….every. single. morning…or some rendition of it.  Protein, vitamins, a side of fruit. Does a body good. G is the breakfast master in our commune. I drink coffee while he makes The Ush. This Ush was made by G, not me. I hope you try it, because it’s super.

Sweet Potato, Kale & Bacon Scramble

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Author: Julia


  • 6 eggs
  • 4 strips thick cut smoked bacon
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 cup liquid (such as water chicken broth, vegetable broth)
  • ½ inch medium sized sweet potato peel on, chopped into ¼- squares
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • 2-3 leaves stalks kale stems removed and chopped, chopped
  • Toppings of your choice: cheese guacamole, salsa, plain Greek yogurt


  1. In a medium-sized skillet, heat about two teaspoons of olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped sweet potato and onion and saute 3 or 4 minutes before adding a little liquid and covering.
  3. In about 2 minutes, check to see if the liquid has burned off. If it has, add a little more and cover again. Repeat this several times until the sweet potato is soften, but still al dente.
  4. Add the chopped kale stems. Saute another 3 to 5 minutes and add additional liquid if necessary.
  5. Add the chopped bacon. Allow the bacon to cook to desired crisp. Add the kale leaves. Allow to steam for about 30 seconds before pouring the scrambled egg mixture evenly over the meat and veggies.
  6. This is where the technique comes in. Avoid the temptation to stir. Simply allow the skillet to sit 2 to three minutes. Then, using a wooden spoon or spatula, begin flipping sections of egg and veggies (similar to how you would fold whipped egg whites into a cake batter, just gently fold the scramble onto itself).
  7. Once all sections have been flipped over, everything to sit and cook another 2 or 3 minutes. Repeat the flipping. Continue doing this until the egg is no longer cooking to the skillet. Add salt to taste.
  8. Serve with your favorite toppings!


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    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks for the feedback! Kale is definitely a wonderful thing to be in love with! Feel free to send me your favorite kale recipes, I’d love to try them!

    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks so much, Anna! It’s definitely a blessing to have someone there as a resource who knows a thing or two about web design and code. I feel fortunate that the WordPress support team has been so helpful. Glad you like the site and thanks for the feedback!

  1. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

    My love! How have I missed out on this BEAUTIFUL new site design until this very minute! I feel crummy now that I didn’t stop by earlier and see it!! (Umm…and now you may have shot yourself in the foot admitting that you read about html and css because you may be getting rando emails from me crying for help!)

    Can I come live with you and have The Ush for breakfast every morning in our cute pajamas while the menfolk bring us plates of this loveliness? Because that’s how I imagine our lives would be if we were real life neighbors. Nothin’ but food and fun and love.

    1. Julia Post author

      Ohhhh girl. You betcha, we’ll be sipping on coffee enjoying a nice quiet morning while the boys fix heaping platefuls of breakfast. No worries about not noticing the new site…it still needs to be revised something fierce, but for now I am just enjoying the new look. You can ask me css questions any time (and html though I’m really not so hot with it)! Can’t tell you whether or not my limited knowledge would be helpful, but I’d be more than happy to give it a shot 🙂

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    I have fun with, result in I discovered just what I used to be having a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye


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