BBQ Cleavers Beef Sausages

I needed to use up parmesan polenta and potato mash. I found the cleavers sausages in Woolworth’s.  Hubby cooked them on the BBQ while I did the prep for the rest.  Its a similar meal to the Paleo Dinner hubby cooked back in Feb. 

BBQ Cleavers Beef Sausages with caramelized onion & mushroom gravy, served with parmesan polenta mash and steamed broccoli










Ingredients serves 2

1pack of 6 Cleavers Beef Sausages


4 button mushrooms medium size

1 beef stock cube 2-3tb water

1 red onion diced

1Tb plain flour

1Tb Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1tsp thyme

1tsp parsley

Light pinch Sea-salt

Light pinch black pepper

1 serve parmesan polenta (*see involtini post )

1/4 cup potato mash

1 cup broccoli


Cook sausages on hot bbq with olive oil cooking spray until cooked through (*turn to cook on all sides evenly)

While they are cooking make gravy. Add all ingredients to saucepan and stir well until itvthickens get all the brown buts on bottom of the pan as they are flavour.

Mix the polenta and mash potato together with 1tb hot water

Steam broccoli in microwave dish for 4 minutes

Serve on warm plates with polenta on middle of plate. Top with 3 sausages and gravy on one side and steamed broccoli on other side.

Family Favourites: Mum’s Shepherds Pie

We were on cooking together and I wanted hubby to choose some dishes to make. This was one his mum (and mine) used to make all the time growing up.  I have adapted it only slightly to fit with both versions from both mums and what I had at time of cooking eg lactose free milk which normally be full cream milk.

Mums Shepherd Pie











Ingredients serves 2

250g Mince Beef

1/2 Onion Diced

1 clove Garlic Crushed

1/2 Cup of Each : Corn, Peas, Carrot, Zucchini diced, celery, green beans

1 beef stock cube (*Use bone broth if you have it)

1 cup water

1Tb Worcestershire sauce

1Tb Tomato Paste (Salt Reduced)

1TB Plain Flour

1Tb Tomato Sauce (salt reduced)

Instant Mash potato for the top: 

1/2 Packet Edgells Instant Mash

3TB Water Boiling Hot

2Tb Milk Lactose free.

(*Alternatively can use sweet potato then mash it)

Mix together with a fork


1Tb Grated Cheese



Place onion, garlic and mince in saucepan and cook for 2-3minutes to brown mince

then add remaining ingredients for the meat part. Cook until mince is cooked through

and vegetables are tender.

Evenly distribute mix between 2 ramekins

Make Instant mash by combining all the ingredients together for the mash

Divide in half and place half in dobs on top of the meat mixture

Sprinkle over the cheese

Grill for 5-6 minutes until cheese melts and browns top or place in

oven for 10minutes 180*c until it browns.

Enjoy on its own or with a green side salad

Cook Together Dishes 2018

Cooking together with hubby for meals gives both of us help to get a quicker meal on the table and it mixes it up with cooking. We have a roster on different days where we do individual cooking then other days we cook together. It was recommended by my psychologist. She says if you can cook together in same kitchen at same time it promotes unity and harmony and builds bonds of marriage stronger together.  So here are dishes we have done so far this year.  See my pinterest boards for last years meals.

Pork with Hazlenut Salad

Pan Fried Chicken Tenders with Bean Salad #3