Bangers and Mash w/ Onion Gravy, Mushy Peas and Tomatoes

photo of bangers and mash with onion gravy and mushy peasOK…I am stuck on English food…and loving it. In my previous post I shared a simple British breakfast recipe for Beans on Toast – now its time for a proper dinner. Bangers and mash with onion gravy and mushy peas is a traditional British meal. Bangers are the ‘sausage’ used in the dish and is a term that goes back to WWII. The term “bangers” is attributed to the fact that sausages, made with water in those days, would explode **BANG** under high heat if not cooked carefully. Continue reading

Meatless Monday – Potato Gnocchi w/ Sage Butter Sauce

Picture of Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

Happy Meatless Monday! Potato gnocchi are an easy to make, fun, and make a delicious meal. Unlike traditional gnocchi recipes, this one uses no egg—a method that results in a lighter, more delicate gnocchi. For this recipe toss the gnocchi in a simple ‘butter’ sauce made with fresh sage and grated lemon peel. The ingredients are simple with a delicate savory citrus flavor. Continue reading