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Friday, 27 November 2015
I was planning on cooking sausage and mash for my family tonight but wanted to make it with a difference, so we had sausage, homemade potato wedges and vegetable mash with onion gravy. It was delicious.
5 medium carrots, peeled & sliced
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
- Place the carrots, sweet potatoes and garlic cloves into a pan of water and bring to the boil.
- Simmer until the vegetables are nice and tender (easy to mash).
- Drain the vegetables and add the cumin, butter and other seasoning if required and mash.
Serve as an alternative vegetable side dish to many amazing meals or as I did an alternative to sausage and mash!
Friday, 20 November 2015
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and cubed
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 tsp turmeric
800ml vegetable stock (I made with 2 vegetable OXO cubes)
- Heat the oil slightly in a large pan, adding the onions and garlic to gently saute until soft.
- Add the butternut squash, sweet potato and turmeric heating for another few minutes.
- Add the vegetable stock and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the vegetables cubes are tender.
- Allow to cool a little to puree in a blender, before re-heating slightly to serve.
Serve with some fresh bread and butter, will warm up any winters day.
Friday, 13 November 2015
2 slices of bacon, chopped into fine strips
450g sprouts, halved
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
half a chicken OXO cube, dissolved in 120ml of boiling water
- Pan fry the bacon on a medium-low heat, until crispy.
- Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon.
- Add the sprouts to the pan and saute for a few minutes, until browning.
- Add the garlic and continue to saute for a few more minutes.
- Add the chicken stock and cover for 5 minutes. Uncover and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.
- Add the crispy bacon and season as necessary.
Serve as a vegetable side dish alongside a roast or other meal.
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