Not breaking the bank Sausage breakfast! 

  
Sometimes it can be a little expensive eating good quality heathy food. But when you can it’s always great to prioritise your weekly meals versus going out for a night on the town and blowing a few hundred bucks…but sometimes the bills all come in at once and you want something that doesn’t cost the earth! 

So here’s a recipe I put together, it’s nutritious, delicious and cheap! This recipe will make 6 breakfasts and you can freeze them!! 

What you need:

  • 1.5kg of the best quality sausage you can afford
  • 1.2kg pumpkin (diced)
  • 1 cabbage (Shredded)
  • 3 onions (roughly diced) 
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

How you do it: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180-200deg and line a baking tray with baking paper. 
  2. Dice the pumpkin and roast it for approx 30-40 minutes, but don’t let it burn! 
  3. In a frypan, half cook the sausages, pretty much just seal the outsides and set aside. 
  4. Melt the coconut oil in the biggest saucepan or soup pot you have and add the diced onion. Stir occasionally for a few minutes until the onion has softened and is translucent. 
  5. Add the cabbage to the onion and keep stirling occasionally. 
  6. Slice up the sausage and add to the cabbage with the vegetable stock. 
  7. Put the lid on and let this cook for 20 minutes, stirring every now and then on a medium heat. 
  8. Assembly – get your containers out and portion the roast pumpkin for 6 servings and then serve the sausage and cabbage over the roast pumpkin in equal quantities.

You can freeze these breakfasts, they reheat really well. I know it doesn’t sound ridiculously exciting but it tastes delicious! Promise!! 

~ Tors x

Slow Cooked Beef with Chickpeas

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One of those dishes you can SET & FORGET – for at least 6 hours!  As we run our own Box (Hilltop CrossFit), we work odd and long hours and are daily stretched for time – not that we’d give that up for the world because we love love love our community at Hilltop!  But it does mean that we’re always after quick and easy meals to prep that are healthy and can freeze well.  This recipe makes up four meals (two of them quite large).  This recipe is not brain science, it’s one for the guys (not being sexest – but your cooking skills are generally pretty limited) or perfect for those recently moved out of home and are eating Lean Cuisine every night.   Continue reading

Kalette Breakfast for Two

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The first vegetable that Coles has introduced to it’s customers in over ten years – that is saying something!  You know from my posts that I’m not a big supermarket shopper, I prefer to but from farmers/wholesalers – more of a direct source.  Well, I can say that you can’t get much more direct – as we are lucky enough to coach three members of the Samwell family at Hilltop – the family that produce these vegetables, we not only know where they come from, we know who grows them and they are awesome people who care about the land and what goes into our bodies!

Kalette – a cross between Kale and Brussels Sprouts.  No, don’t stop reading now – they are amazing, incredibly flavoursome, are super green, and beautiful and delicate!  So this is what I did with them for breakfast.   Continue reading

Winter Breakfast: Sausage & Mushroom

The key to this breakfast is the quality of the sausage!  If you’ve recovered from your fit of giggles I”ll continue….

All jokes aside, we get our sausages from a small business called Wakefield Grange who sell ethically raised free range, grass fed beef, and they are delicious!  Don’t use supermarket thin bbq sausages if you can help it! It is worth finding a good butcher This is a perfect breakfast for winter and this freezes really too and can be reheated.  Food prep heaven!

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The Everything is Awesome Black Forest and Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich!

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We may have watched The LEGO Movie on the weekend – and now in our heads all we can hear is “Everything is Awesome”, which particularly relates to this Black Forest and Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich!  If you’ve seen this movie, think of the recipe coming from Cloud Cuckoo Land, a land up in the clouds where there are no rules, no limits, no bushy mustaches, no bedtimes, and no consistency. Reached by traveling up a rainbow, and home to the sweet and plucky Princess Unikitty, Cloud Cuckoo Land is built from every kind of piece using every type of LEGO imagination.  I’d like to think that I was channelling Princess Unikitty when I put this recipe together!  Anyway – enjoy!   Continue reading