Comfort food is a necessity during the Autumn; warm filling meals that soothe your soul and allow you to experiment with various flavours are my favourite kind, and seeing as I’m on a festive hype right now, I just had to make some sort of cinnamon based meal…
It’s super easy to switch up sausage and roasted veg, and by making it into a quick curry style meal you’ll have something totally hearty to see you through the chilly weather and evenings by the fire.
2 Vegetarian Sausages | 2 Onions | 1 Sweet Potato | 2cm Slice of Butternut Squash (lengthways) | 4 Large Chestnut Mushrooms | Handful of Fine Beans | 1 Medium Parsnip | 1 Small Chunk of Courgette or Marrow | 4 Heads of Broccoli
1/2 Cup Quinoa | 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cumin, Coriander and Ginger Powder
1. Pop your sausages in the oven for 20 minutes at 180°. In a frying pan, melt some oil and slice your onion. Keep on a high heat for two minutes and then lower the temperature to allow the onions to caramelise.
2. Take your spices and coat over the onions. Allow these to simmer away until the end of cooking on a low heat.
3. Dice all your main carbs into a saucepan for boiling. Add hot water and allow to boil for 15-20 minutes on a medium heat.
4. Whilst everything cooks, slice up your remaining veg to chuck in the pot later – prepare to be a keen bean 😉 Once the veg is part boiled, add in the quinoa and allow to soak up the water.
5. The onions should look (and smell) delicious now, so add in the remaining veg to simmer away until al dente. As they become cooked through further, switch off all the heat and leave to rest.
6. Drain and slightly mash the veg and quinoa, and stir in the remainging veg and sliced up sausage. Ladle out amongst yourself, and enjoy!
It’s safe to say this meal is a good tummy filler; the blend of sweeter yet still aromatic spices gives this dish a lively edge, whilst the potato and sausage grounds you into your body after a day of work/fun/being a sloth – all are well deserved instances! So switch up your regular roasted veg and main meal for something fun and spicy to spice up your senses.
Do you like curry? What are your favourite blends of spices? Are you a cinnamon freak like me?
Lots of Love,