No, we’re not vegetarians.
May 30th to be precise. Oopsie daisy.
Dara and I both choose to eat and cook vegetable centric meals for a variety of reasons. For me, it’s a combination of environmental, health and ethical reasons.
I won’t get into the details of this very personal choice but I will say, I do eat meat occasionally.
And I LOVE it.
I think it fits as part of a healthy diet. Just as I do any food.
Fresh sausage is one of my favourites to cook at home. The variety of fresh made sausages at farmers’ markets, butcher shops and even in grocery store is nearly endless. It’s also inexpensive and foolproof to prepare, which is key for us occasional meat-cookers.
If you’re looking for a leaner choice, you can opt for chicken or turkey without compromising on flavour too.
No matter what variety you choose, it will give you a lot of bang for your buck flavour-wise, so a little can go a long way.
Instead of being the centrepiece of the meal, sausage can be a perfect accompaniment to a vegetable heavy meal. Like this one.
Sausages and peppers are perfect for each other. A classic combination on a crusty bun, tossed with pasta or served atop a bowl of soft polenta or steaming rice. Make your choice a whole grain one and you get a gold star for making a healthier choice!