Tray roast salad (GF, V option)

Sunday roasts are the most comforting meal in the world.

And, in this weather, they’re pretty much all I want to eat, all day, every day.

Tray roast salad ● Easy dinner recipe ● Cake + Whisky

Unfortunately, this plan is not quite compatible with health recommendations, eating your 5-a-day and all that.

Unless of course, you take the best bits of a Sunday roast and mix them into a salad… which is exactly how that tray roast salad was born.

Tray roast salad ● Easy dinner recipe ● Cake + Whisky

This recipe is a winner for a number of reasons:

1. It’s quick, easy and requires minimal input on your side.

2. You can make it for as many or as few as you like – great for solo dinners and hoard-feeding situations alike!

3. It’s gluten free (as long as your sausages are too!) and can easily be made vegetarian/vegan.

4. It includes all the best bits of a roast dinner (hellooooo there, roasties and sausages!), balanced out by a lot of green leaves, all tied together with the most delicious Dijon & balsamic dressing.

Tray roast salad ● Easy dinner recipe ● Cake + Whisky

Comfort food made healthy, so you don’t have to choose…

Isn’t that what greedy foodie dreams are made of?

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More easy dinner recipes

Italian-style sausage casserole (GF, V option)

Indian-spiced lentil soup (VE)

Spicy Xi’an style noodles (VE)

Tomato-coconut pasta (VE)

Tray roast salad (GF, V option)

Italian-style sausage casserole

November is simply the worse.

I mean, it was bad enough before the end of daylight saving time.

But now, it’s dark at literally 4pm (on a good day), and it’s not quite time for Chrismas cheer just yet. Which is just depressing.

Italian-style Sausage Casserole • Comfort Food Recipe • Cake + Whisky

So unless you’ve escaped to a warm, sunny part of the world (!!), comfort food is the only way forward.

From late October to about March, this Italian-style sausage casserole is an absolute staple in my house.

Italian-style Sausage Casserole • Comfort Food Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Warming, comforting, satisfying, suuuuuuuper easy to make and -all things considered- healthy, it has all the good adjectives going on!

Italian-style Sausage Casserole • Comfort Food Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Make a big batch – have it for dinner, save some for lunch (it’s even better the next day!) and put leftovers in the freezer for lazy days.

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Italian-style Sausage Casserole • Comfort Food Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Talk about a real kick-asserole!

 More warming recipes

My favourite squash soup (VE, GF, DF)

Apple & black pudding sausage rolls

Spicy pork dumplings

Banana bread porridge (VE)

Polenta plum cobbler (V)

The above recipe was originally published in March 2015. It was retested, rephotographed, rewritten and republished in November 2017.

Italian-style sausage casserole

Herman Ze German | Wurst + Pommes bitte! | London

They claim that their Wurst is Ze Best… I had a bit of time to kill (and needed to grab lunch before taking a very special cab back to work!), so i thought I’d check out if Herman Ze German lived up to its expectations!

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What: German sausage in all its forms (including vegetarian), grilled and served in buns, with chips or a side salad. But trust me, you’ll want the chips! Other German goodies also available (giant pretzels, sauerkraut…).

How much: Currywurst + Pommes was £5.95 I think. Rolls around £5. Sounds like a great lunch deal to me!

Tip: No matter what you do, GET THE CHIPS (and probably the free crispy onion topping too, because YOLO)!

Where: Herman Ze German |19 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6ND

Cake + Whisky | Lindt Bliss Taxi | LondonMy drive back to work! The Lindt Bliss taxi no less! Want to win your own trip (inc. Lindor and the most adorable driver in London)? Click here!

Herman Ze German | Wurst + Pommes bitte! | London