When folks first meet me, they always want to know how much I work out and whether I ever eat anything bad. I always tell them I train every day and that while I typically eat more lean meats and vegetables, I do enjoy hot, crispy fries and a well-made bread pudding or crumble—with everything in moderation.
As a Brit, I grew up with bangers and mash—a popular Irish dish of sausages and mashed potatoes. To cut down on the fat, I’ve swapped chicken sausage for pork and half-and-half for heavy cream. I’ve included a variety of peppers to add both color and nutrients. Work out, eat right, and have fun. A quality life is about balance!
Chef’s Facts: According to historians, the term bangers dates back to World War II and pertains to sausages that were made with water and had a tendency to explode if not cooked carefully.