Monday, September 28, 2009

Sausages and Vege

Growing up, my parents lived a very Anglo lifestyle. My father was a meat and 3 vege man, which, due to the very sexist dynamic in my family, meant that almost every dinner was meat and 3 vege. I obviously don't eat that way any more!

However, occasionally I feel like the stereotypical protein and 3 vege Anglo-Australian standard. Here is my version, which is bangers and mash with onion gravy, corn, cauliflower gratin and garlic sauté spinach.

The sausages are Sanitarium BBQ sausages. The mash is potato, Nuttelex margarine, soy milk and a dash of onion powder, salt and pepper. The onion gravy is Massel premix, with onions, a teaspoon of soy sauce, teaspoon of tomato sauce and a pinch each of sage and rosemary. The spinach is baby spinach sautéed in a dash of good olive oil and couple of cloves of garlic. I will feature the cauliflower in a future post. It is such a family favourite it deserves a post of its own.

Yes, I did add tomato sauce before eating. What?! It's traditional!


  1. Yum! I love any green veggie sauteed with garlic and olive oil - drool!

  2. That looks really yummy! I've made the mistake before of talking about my upbringing eating 'meat and 2 veg'... I have to make sure to get that expression correct in future!!!

  3. MMMM, That looks yum!
    My kids would go for that!

  4. My parents were both born overseas and our meals were always meat based with veggies on the side too.

    Your vegan version looks SO much tastier!

  5. That looks like a fantastic version of the old meat and three veg. Vegan is so much better. ;)