Sometimes simplicity is best. Throughout our grain-free challenge I’ve found that my cooking has become more simplistic. A roasted chicken, vegetables, salads, grilled meats, a bowl of berries – uncomplicated foods and meals that can be put on the table with little effort.
Our first major cold front came through this week, and with it came dark clouds and sheets of rain. Stormy skies feel like a luxury when you live in the desert. I relished every minute of it. Wednesday afternoon was dark and damp and I decided to spend a little time in the kitchen making homemade sausage. It sounds much more difficult than it really is. I cut up meat in large pieces, froze it for thirty minutes, blitzed it a few times in the food processor with some spices and formed it into logs. It made enough for four meals so I kept one out for dinner and froze the rest. Cut into slices, fried on a skillet and paired with a good salad and we had a simple, comforting meal to end our dark cold day.