For many years we have been growing sage in the back garden. I actually think I may have planted the sage bush when we moved in about seven years ago. The sage we brought, I think, is perennial. For those of you that aren’t gardeners, it means most sage will grow all year round depending on which part of the world you live.
Sage has a number of health benefits that I have discovered in past few years. Firstly, like almost all herbs, sage is high in antioxidants. Sage can also help to reduce blood sugar levels and it may help to protect against cancer. There are lots more benefits as well.
One of the many reasons I enjoy sage is for the flavour. I know it tastes delicious with pork. Therefore I decided to throw the two ingredients together and I made this mess. Although it is a mess it was in fact so tasty.
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- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Slow cooker
- Stirring or wooden spoon
- Pork x 500g
- Leek x 1
- Sage x 8 – 10 leafs
- Courgette x 1
- Carrot x 1
- Butternut squash x 200g
- Green beans x 2 handfuls
- Cashew nut cream cheese x 200mls
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Brown rice, quinoa or millet
- Cut the top and bottom from the leek.
- Slice the leeks thinly and put the slices into the pot.
- Peel and slice the carrots and courgettes.
- Now peel the butternut squash, remove the seeds if necessary and cut into 2 centimetre pieces.
- Put these vegetables into the slow cooker pot as well.
- Add in the green beans, cashew nut cream cheese, sage and salt and pepper to taste.
- Put in the pork and stir all of the ingredients together.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker pot and turn it on to high for 4 hours and low for 8 hours.
- Before the end of the cooking process cook the rice, quinoa or millet.
- Once everything has cooked serve and enjoy.
Slow Cooker Creamy Pork, Leek and Sage Mess with Quinoa was a hit with my little family. It was easy to cook and really easy to eat as well. Although I have sage growing in the garden it is a herb that is sold in many supermarkets. It’s quite a popular herb so there shouldn’t be any trouble buying it. Or you could grow it in the garden or in a window box in the kitchen. All of the ingredients in this meal are freezable so you could make a big batch. Then you can eat the leftovers for an even quicker dinner. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx