What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
Part of living in Belgium is getting to enjoy their wonderful food. They’ve got the best in chocolate, waffles, french fries, and beer – oh and speculoos (Biscoff), don’t get me started on the speculoos. Belgium also has some great traditional dishes. My favourite is Stoemp. It’s mashed potatoes, sausage, and a special sauce. The mashed potatoes always have an extra vegetable or two mashed in with them; the sausage is big and hearty; and the sauce, well everybody loves a secret sauce. It’s a perfect Winter meal. And though it’s not exactly health food, it is a meal I love, so I thought I’d try to make it a little bit healthier. Plus, February is National Potato Month – so bring on the spuds!
First I boiled up the potatoes (a mix of red and white – skins on). Then I added the vegetables – carrots and broccoli for me.
I added them to the boiling potatoes with about 10 minutes to go.
Time to get started on the sausages. To keep this meal light and healthy, I went for my favourite turkey sausages.
With the sausages cooking, it’s time to mash, mash, mash. I’m not a fan of lumpy potatoes (for a creamier mash, add a couple of heaping tbs of greek yoghurt. For taste, be sure to add a good shake of salt and garlic powder.)
What’s your favourite Winter dish?