What a time we have had of it this past week and a bit …. all our plans have been turned on their heads and I am more than a little discombobulated by it all! I actually had started a whole rant blog about everything then after some sleep (two days of 4am mornings can really alter your perspective on life) and a few days to process all the changes to our plans ahead I decided I wouldn’t bore you with it 🙂
Let’s just say that 3 breakdowns, 2 mechanics and 1 tow truck later our bus home has decided it has had enough of travel for a while. Thankfully we were able to get her back to our base in the North Island (after she overheated at 6am on our way to the ferry) and sadly there she sits for the next few months …. until we can solve the root issue and get her back on the road.
So here, as promised 2 weeks ago, is another recipe rather than a mad rant about our first world problems 🙂 This week is a super easy vegan sausage recipe that I found when our boy decided that being Vegan wasn’t enough and he wanted to be gluten free and sugar free also. That meant that the quick and easy tea option we had of store bought veggie sausages and salad was out the window; so began my search for something just as easy. Thanks very much to Vie de la Vegan (click on the link to see the original recipe) for her awesome, quick and easy ideas ….. of course I have altered it to fit our cupboard contents, and when I was trying to cook it from memory, but hopefully that justs shows how easy, awesome and adaptable the recipe is.
Quick and Easy Bean Sausages
- 400gm can of beans
- 1/2 cup of buckwheat flour (or other gluten free flour)
- 1 Tb tomato paste
- 1 Tb tamari (this is the GF version of soy)
- Dried herbs to flavour
-Mash the beans up and then add the other ingredients until it forms a ball.
-Divide the mixture up, into 4 for large sausages or 8 for smaller ones.
-Roll into sausage shapes and put into the fridge of a little bit before frying.
-Add some oil to a frying pan and heat before popping the sausages in.
-Fry until golden brown.
See it is that easy and very delicious. You can easily double the recipe for bigger families. We have also experimented with different beans and herbs which has been great though we are yet to reach a consensus so I hope you have better luck with that one 🙂
Hope this finds you just where you planned to be and enjoying life.