Diet Free Life (you can thank me for your inbound link later hehe), which has helped me to lose close to 25 lbs in two months (fluctuating the past 2 weeks ugh). The reason for this little ad is because the meal I ate is a complete meal which is pretty close to DFL compliant, with just a few tweaks here and there you can have a very compliant meal!
I went to my sausage go to place, Karl's, on rt 1. I actually didn't go there with bangers on the mind but I saw them, freshly made, lovely bangers just asking me to take them home. So, I did! These bangers a bit spicy with a touch of nutmeg and are very delicious, especially when served with pan gravy which I am a big fan of.
So I guess the only recipe you need now is for the mash, or mashed potatoes. Actually, you don't even need that, just use your own favorite recipe! Ok ok, I will post the one I used:
3 large potatoes peeled and cubed
1 tbsp smart balance light (or butter)
1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
chicken stock (I love Trader Joes low sodium!)
Freshly ground pepper
1. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water until soft, usually about 10-15 mins
2. Begin to pan fry your sausages
3. In a bowl, combine the butter and greek yogurt, add potatoes and mash. It will be a bit dry now, so start adding the stock a little at a time. Some people like chunky potatoes, but I like them mostly creamy, so a little extra stock helps with the creaminess factor. Yum, set aside!
1 tbsp flour
a little fat to start the roux, use whatever you want
1. Remove sausages from the pan.
2. Add the fat and flour. Whisk
3. Add a little bit of stock while whisking to avoid clumping (this is my trick. I use mostly stock to create a roux rather than mostly fat)
4. Once the flour has cooked for a minute, add about a a cup and a half of stock, and keep whisking up the caramelized sausage off the bottom of the pan and watch the magic happen as it thickens!
And lastly, you need a vegetable to complete the meal. I found a great Irish recipe for cabbage. I will post it here as well as make a new post for it as well. If you like cabbage, then you will like this.
1 medium cabbage, quartered and core removed
2 slices of lean bacon
2 tbsp melted butter (or smart balance light)
pinch of nutmeg
drizzle of vinegar
1. Boil the cabbage in water for about 10-15 minutes.
2. Fry the bacon, remove from fat and cut into bits.
3. Place the cooked cabbage in a oven safe dish, drizzle with melted butter, top with bacon and nutmeg.
4. Broil for 5-7 minutes.
5. Just before serving add a splash of vinegar to your liking.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did, I wasn't really even planning it but it all came together nicely!
(I left my laptop open when I went to get some water and one of my kitties stepped on it and left me this message, I found it to be very fitting so I am leaving it!)