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14 Nov 2015

Cooking my way to a healthy smile! A fancy sausage and mash recipe

A few weeks ago, some bloggers were set the challenge of creating a recipe which was great to keep your smile healthy! 

In my mind this meant just no sweets, however we were sent some guidance on what foods were good for our teeth from Simply Health. I didn't realise the teeth-cleaning properties of some foods! 

and we were sent some Abel & Cole boxes with these foods in, which Teddy immediately tried to claim for his own. I think he could smell the sausages and chicken! 

On Sunday evening, I decided to whip up a meal, using some of the key ingredients. Looking through the list, we realised that the apple and celery ideally had to be raw for the tooth-protecting qualities to work so we decided to focus on the other ingredients and make a yummy sausage and cheesy-leek mash with carrots and spinach dinner. Here's the recipe:

Sausages and Cheesy-Leek Mash with Carrots and Spinach

You will need

  • 1 leek
  • 1 onion
  • 4 potatoes
  • cheese
  • butter
  • milk
  • sausages (these are Abel and Cole gluten free ones)
  • Cute carrots
  • Fresh Spinach 
  • Gravy granules

How to:

1.  Preheat the oven to about 180 degrees. Chop the leek up and fry it in a little butter and salt until going golden. Put to one side

2.  Peel the potatoes and chop into chunks. Put them on to boil (I used a pressure cooker) until mashable

3.  Meanwhile, simmer the carrots for 10 minutes and put the sausages in the leeky frying pan on a medium high-heat

4.  When the sausages look cooked all over, stick them on the bottom shelf of the oven. Drain the carrots and put into a roasting tin, drizzle on a little honey if you like and put them in the top shelf of the oven. 

5.  Chop the onion and put in the sausagey frying pan, fry over a medium heat until soft. Add in some water and simmer for about 5 minutes before adding in the gravy granules to taste.

6.  Heat a small frying pan, add a tiny bit of butter and wilt the spinach for a few minutes until it looks really green and glossy

7.  Drain and mash the potatoes with a little butter and milk. Grate a big handful of cheese and chuck it in along with the leeks for a tasty mash. 

Serve and enjoy, remembering the cheese and spinach are good for your smile! And having yummy comfort food makes you smile too! We had lots left over for lunch the next day. Plus the mash alone would be great fried the next morning with ketchup! 


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