Celebrating British Sausage Week

This week is British Sausage Week. Who knew? I had no idea either, until I stumbled upon Charlotte’s Food Blogger’s Calendar a couple of weeks ago.

I have always found sausages and mash to be the ultimate comfort food. It is the kind of meal we love to eat as a family, with vegetables and plenty of gravy.

debbie&andrew's sausages and mash

Until I came to live in England, I had never considered sausages as a breakfast option. I have learnt to enjoy them with a steaming hot cup of coffee on a lazy Sunday morning. These days, my idea of the perfect week-end breakfast includes pancakes, a bacon sandwich, a full English breakfast, a modest sausage sandwich or a sausage and poached egg muffin.

Sausage and Egg Muffin

I discovered debbie&andrew’s sausages at the Allergy Show in July, and was impressed when I sampled their Harrogate 97% sausages. They are gluten, wheat and dairy free, so when they got in touch with me asking to try their products and review them, I was up for it, especially since Hubby is a big meat eater.

I was also eager for Jumpy to try sausages. Although she is not allergic to meat, any packaged pork products seem to trigger a rash on her skin. She is fine with gammon I cook myself, but until recently, sliced ham and bacon for example were instantly causing eczema flare-ups. There was no reaction whatsoever with the sausages!

The first pack of debbie&andrew’s sausages we got was the start of an addiction for Hubby. He keeps craving the sausages and has bought them every single week since we first tried them. They have a nice range of products but we have stuck to the ‘free from’ sausages so we can all enjoy them together. These sausages are tasty, always crispy on the outside and they simply taste delicious every time.

So far, we have used the sausages for Rougail Saucisse (sausage stew), sausage sandwiches, lasagne, bangers & mash, sausage and poached egg muffins, English breakfast and party food.

Rougail Saucisse - Sausage Stew

When they spotted on Twitter that we were supporting Allergy UK’s annual fundraiser ‘Give It Some Welly’, debbie&andrew’s even sent us small herb pots shaped like wellies in which to grow chives. How cute is that? They made my little man’s day! They also contributed to our fundraising efforts, which was really thoughtful.

debbie&andrew's Mini Wellies as Herb Pots

To kick-start British Sausage week, I have teamed up with debbie&andrew’s to give away three prizes. Each winner will receive a kit containing a cool bag, a recipe book and three vouchers for one complimentary pack of debbie&andrew’s sausages.

debbie&andrew's sausages
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is use the entry box below and answer a simple question in the comments section at the bottom of the page. For extra chances of winning, check the instructions in the form. Entries are open until midnight GMT time on 2nd December 2014 and the competition is open to UK residents only. Good luck!


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– The giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
– The prizes will be supplied directly by debbie&andrew’s.
– debbie&andrew’s sent us vouchers for sausages, herb pots, a recipe book and a cool bag. They also sent us sausages and vouchers for Jumpy’s ‘free from’ birthday party.
– No payment was received for this post. All opinions and photographs are my own.

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  1. Zoe Coen
    01/12/2014 / 10:27 pm

    With mash, gravy and sweetcorn

  2. Hue Lu
    01/12/2014 / 10:30 pm

    Mash potatoes and onion gravy!

  3. anita hargreaves
    01/12/2014 / 11:40 pm

    sausages with mustard mash with onion gravy x

  4. sarah stevens
    01/12/2014 / 11:52 pm

    in mash with gravy 🙂

  5. Alexandra Blue
    02/12/2014 / 12:27 am

    sausage sandwiches with butter and ketchup

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