Weekends are all about comfort food but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be healthy right?
Here is my scrumptious recipes for sausages (bangers in UK terminology) and mash with a delicious onion gravy that your family will love you for serving up or simply indulging in yourself!
8 sausages (I used Linda McCartneys Lincolnshire sausages suitable for vegans)
1 tbsp sunflower oil
Mashed Potato Ingredients
10 medium sized white potatoes, peeled and boiled in salted water until soft
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard (optional however adds a delicious flavour to your mash)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black salt
1/4 cup plant based milk (I used oat for creaminess however any variety works)
1 tsp plant based butter (I used Vitalite)
Onion Gravy Ingredients
2 medium sized onions, peeled and sliced. **If you don’t use onions, use 1/2 cup of white cabbage, sliced instead**
1 tsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp soy sauce or Braggs (amino acids)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup boiling water
2 tsp gluten free flour (for thickening)
- Get the potatoes boiling until they are soft enough, drain, return to saucepan and mash with other ingredients
- In another saucepan add the sunflower oil and start to saute the onions/cabbage with soy sauce and black pepper. Mix for about 10 minutes before adding water. Stir, turn heat down and leave to soften for 5 minutes
- In a small dish add 2 tsp of gluten free flour with 4 tbsp of cold water, mix before adding to gravy mix. Add extra hot water to create the gravy consistency desired
- Meanwhile, in a frying pan add the oil and start to saute the sausages until they are cooked through, turning regularly. This will take about 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you can bake these in the oven, pre-heated at 190C and bake for 30 minutes, turning over half way through.
- When all the different components are ready, take a large bowl/dish and plate up the mashed potatoes first, laying the sausages either side of the mashed potatoes and topping with the gravy.
- If desired, garnish with fresh chopped coriander or parsley.
- In stead of making your own gravy, you can opt to use ready made store bough gravy (just make sure it does not contain any animal products)
- White cabbage works just as well as onions if you don’t use onions #paleo #janediet #fodmap
- Soy Sauce/Braggs is used to replace salt and gives the brown colouring desired to create gravy however sea salt works fine if you don’t want to use soy sauce!