For the love of sausage (gluten free ones!!) + $100 giveaway pack {Congratulations Rachel}

March 12, 2014 · 49 comments

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This is a sponsored giveaway for Peppercorn Foods

I love a good snag, especially if it’s cooked on the BBQ.    Not surprisingly  when I embarked on my 2014 unprocessed challenge sausages were one of the things I dithered about most.    Dropping the bread and sauce didn’t really phase me, but the actual sausage that was just asking a bit much.   So as a way of compromise I decided to look for a good quality gluten-free alternative that would help nourish my body – rather than filling it with fillers and low quality meats. 

Peppercorn gluten free sausages

The Pepper Corn Food Company produce sausages (as well as burgers and meatloaf) made from best quality local ingredients that have the heart foundation tick of approval and  are completely gluten-free.    And as an extra added bonus, that really speaks to me, they also use fully biodegradable and compost-able packaging.  Now I think you’ll agreed that’s a huge step in the right direction when it comes to company ethics.


Peppercorn sausages come in extra lean beef, chicken, pork and Italian style – all of which are available at your local Woolworths.   Don’t be fooled my by cruddy barbecuing skills (I usually leave the BBQ to the Nature Boy) because they cook up a treat and are absolutely delicious.     Their claim to being ‘extra lean’ proved to be pretty much spot on as they didn’t leave a single drop of fat on the grill.  


Not only are the sausages lean and gluten-free but they are also flavoured beautifully.   Chicken with lime and spices or pork with ginger and shallots anyone?   We cooked up the chicken, pork and beef and then had a small family fight about which one was the best.  It ended up being three votes for the pork and two for the beef.   (Sorry chicken you were good too – just not as good as your sausage cousins!)


Cannot tell  you how happy I am to have found Peppercorn sausages.  $7.99 per package is a little more pricey than the regular ‘run of the mill’ BBQ snags – but the quality and taste by far makes up for the squeeze on the purse strings.  In future I’ll probably freeze the Peppercorn sausages in small two packs, so I have a little supply for myself when the hankering for sausages kicks in. 

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the giveaway

 Would you like to try out some delicious goodies from Peppercorn foods?   I have a $100 gift pack of food products and merchandise to giveaway to someone who reads this review.   Want to enter?    Just follow the four steps below.   ( PS: If  you live outside a capital city you will receive  a Woolworths gift voucher plus merchandise to the total value of $100 –  as fresh product can not be transported to regional areas).

  1. In the comments tell me your favourite simple sausage meal for the kids or your best memory about sausages from your own childhood. The best comment,  as judged by me,  will win.
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  4. Please leave an email address  that you check regularly – as all giveaways are redrawn if you don’t respond within 5 days.  
  • Giveaway is open until Midnight  26th of March 2014
  • No entries will be accepted after this time.
  • All decision are final and based on skill not luck.
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  • Disclaimer: This is a sponsored giveaway.    From time to time I accept payment from companies that I feel fit within the demographic of my blog to post about their products.  I retain all  creative rights and all opinions are my own.   Payment does not purchase my opinion. 
1 Dilushani December 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Thanks for introducing me to this brand! i have read that eating unprocessed meats increases your chance of bowel cancer and the list will usually say ham, bacon, and some sausages. How do I know what kind of sausages would fall into that category? Do you know if this brand’s sausages are a “processed” meat? Thanks

2 Italy chanel April 14, 2014 at 2:43 am

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4 Sandy Wallace March 26, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Grandad hated sausages so enterprising Nan took the skins off and made ‘meat’ patties. He never knew!

5 melanie w March 26, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Sausages stuffed with cheese served with mash and onion gravy simple but delicious.

6 Tanya Clarke March 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I love sausages! Sausages, mash and peas are my favourite, followed closely by sausages and eggs. Yummo!

7 Angela March 26, 2014 at 12:10 am

Sausages, um, I normally find these best enjoy with white bread, butter and a piping hot sausage, along with a squeeze of tomato sauce. For the slightly more sophisticated pallet my favourite is frying an onion and garlic with some good quality Olive Oil, Sausage (obviously, good quality) cut into bite size pieces, ripe tomatoes, red wine and a few herbs. Feel free to add some spice if it’s to your taste. I usually serve it with lashings of mashed potato. If I’m feeling virtuous, it’s Polenta. A glass of red, the final finishing touch!

8 Emily Mclaughlan March 25, 2014 at 11:06 pm

my favourite simple sausage recipe is curried sausages delicious never fails to please and always go to bunnings with my dad on the weekend when i was younger for the delicious bbq sausages yum

9 Clinton McQueen March 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

A European getaway sparked an insane romance… not with a human being but rather a nation’s second child – currywurst. Sneaky and easy throw togethers of tomato sauce, curry powder and good quality sausages make the whole family smile from ear to ear!

10 Renee March 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm

My mum does a sausage casserole which her mum used to cook for her and I now cook for my children

11 Cheryl Haining March 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

My grandaughter is coeliac, she loves slightly burnt BBQ sausages with home made chutney, wrapped in a lettuce leaf, and eaten straight off the barbie

12 Mick G March 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Coming from the bush I remember helping Dad make sausages and then enjoying cooking and eating them bragging how clever my Dad and I were

13 Lauren March 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

My favourite meal from my childhood is sausages, mash, veggies & gravy … even now this is my ‘go to’ comfort meal!!

14 Michelle March 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm

At Christmas time every year me, my sister and mum, using sausages, would make sausage rolls together.

15 soniac March 24, 2014 at 1:25 pm

A BBQ in the national park was not complete without sausages….we always cooked two extra for the emus that would come and steal them right off the BBQ.

16 Rachel K March 24, 2014 at 12:18 am

When I was a child, there were foods I wanted to try just because they had a freaky name. Growing up with an English father and Irish mother helped because the English love an eccentric name (Spotted Dick anyone? 😉 ). One of them was Toad In The Hole.

I loved the book The Wind in the Willows and I had always imagined that this dish was linked to Mr Toad from Toad Hall and that by eating it I’d be transported to Toad Hall to hang out with Mr Toad.

The Toads are sausages and they poke out from pastry which is like a giant Yorkshire Pudding, the Hole. Today it is still a favourite of mine and one I have passed on to my Greek niece only we gave it a bit of a Mediterranean feel by adding basil, Italian sausages and baby vine ripened tomatoes. Traditionally it’s made using pork sausages and rosemary.

My husband loves it and and devours it each and every time I produce it. The session ends with him patting his stomach after seconds and I’m reminded that I am in the presence of my own lovable rogue, my very own Mr Toad.

17 Caz March 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Hi Angela, Congratulations – your answer wins the Pepercorn foods giveaway on my blog. Can you email me an address to have your prize sent out to? I hope you love them as much as we do 🙂
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18 Caz March 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Opps – sorry Rachel – it really is you – I just got your name mixed up. Apologies 🙂
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19 Nicole White March 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm

~ My children’s favourite meal is my “SAUSAGE BOLOGNAISE”…a simple spin on the old recipe makes a huge difference to how clean their plates are at dinner time! Cost effective and tasty -SNAG yourself a winner with a Sausage Bolognaise dinner!

20 Jodie Morgan March 18, 2014 at 6:57 pm

We love our healthy alternative to the local takeaway..our Peppercorn version of souvlaki…grilled Greek style pita, Peppercorn sausages, chipolatas are the family favourite and a plate pile high with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, cucumber and anything else from the fridge that packs some crunch! Served with garlice yoghurt sauce and oven baked potato wedges and oila, a friday night takein thats tasty and good for you!

21 Kathryn C March 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

We love to cook up Peppercorn Food Company Extra lean beef sausages then slice them up into thick slices. Toss them through some cooked pasta with chopped cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, sautéed mushrooms and capsicum. Drizzle with some olive oil and season to taste. This can be eaten warm or cold as a salad 🙂

22 Ros McFarlane March 18, 2014 at 9:44 am

Sausages are always a favourite. You can have them in many ways. In a bun, on a BBQ, eating them cold, with lots of tomato sauce, in curries, stir fries etc. All children love to eat sausages and it is so easy to cook, as any meal. Every one L O V E S sausages.

23 Kim March 18, 2014 at 12:09 am

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24 Kim March 18, 2014 at 12:07 am

When I was a kid, my Nan used to put smiths crisps with everything! She’d have the whole family over, and would cook up some awesome sausages and salad and there would always be some plain chips as well. A meal for everyone, sausages and chips to keep the kids hapoy and salad to keep my Mum kind-of happy!!

25 Michelle March 17, 2014 at 10:26 am

We are Italian so I spent my childhood helping to make salami and sausages the traditional way.
Now I’m doing the same for my children so that they understand that these products come from an animal not the supermarket shelf

26 Helen Rodgers March 16, 2014 at 12:18 am

Sausages … hot or cold? When we had sausages for tea Mum would cook a few extra and we would take them cold packed in our school lunchbox. To this day cold sausages are just about my favourite treat!

27 karolina March 15, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Mum used to make her own sausages,
Sometimes she allowed us to pick an extra ingredient and the sausage would be named after us,
It was always lots of fun.

28 Drew March 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm

A great meal for the kids is a piece of smiley fritz where the holes in the eyes are cut out and put half a sausage through the eyes. The kids call it ‘smileyes’ – seriously so entertaining. And you can get slightly different expressions on the smiley fritz so you never know what you might end up with.

29 Stacey Shailer March 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm

My kids love a recipe I often cook called ‘Sticky Sausages’, which cooks in the slow cooker in it’s own beautiful sweet, tomato/onion sauce, heavenly served on a bed of fluffy mashed potato!

30 Ingrid N March 14, 2014 at 9:04 pm

My Nana came to Australia from Germany not speaking very much English. One day she went to the butcher to buy some blood sausages and asked for 12 “bloody” sausages which the butcher, to his credit, gave her, laughing saying “Here are your bloody sausages Ma’am”. Nana was so embarrassed when we informed her later that she had just sworn at the butcher.

31 Trish March 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm

We love Peppercorn brand and it’s an easy healthy meal for my SNAG (“Sensitive New Age Guy) to cook for the boys when I go Paddling with leftovers for lunch.
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32 DIANA O. March 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm

My best sausage memory from childhood would be my first ever Dagwood dog at the Royal Melbourne Show. Seeing other people walking around enjoying their battered snags on a stick had me desperate to try one too, and it was the most delicious thing ever, even with tomato sauce running down it, all over my hands, and Mum getting all in a tizz telling me to try and eat it ‘neatly’ (as if Mum!!).

33 Di March 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Crumbed sausages, my kids love them hot or cold. I always cook up a big batch, easy to reheat, great for a quick lunch or a snack too for us big kids as well.

34 Jennifer B. March 14, 2014 at 3:14 pm

My kids love my tasty “Hash Browns” with Peppercorn Chicken Sausages. What they don’t realise is that there are vast amounts of left-over vegetables amongst the potato and the whole meal goes down super-well. WIN-WIN!

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35 Sonya N. March 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Friday night is snag night at our house – I cut uncooked sausages up into thick slices and boil them in water until cooked so that a lot of the fat is taken out. Then I throw them in a frying pan with chopped onions and hoisin sauce and fry (without oil) for about 10 minutes until they’re really brown and the onions have caramelised with the hoisin – it all turns into a wonderful, dark, sticky sweet sausage meal which goes perfectly with mashed potato and peas. 🙂

36 karina l March 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Enjoy these yummy meat packages wrapped up in sheeps intestines!

37 Cat March 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm

My kids love sausages on the BBQ. When I ask if they would like to go to a festival or a show or even Bunnings, my eldest will actually make her decision based on whether or not there will be sausages! My youngest pushes hers around in the mini trolleys at Bunnings. No very hygienic but she does care a lot about the sausages Wellbeing 🙂

38 Carly W March 13, 2014 at 10:00 am

Pop Dogs …. where you hollow out the inside of a long bread roll … spread in some sauce then push the sausage inside … NO MORE sausage escaping or sauce escaping!
My favourite sausage memory … cooking sausages skewered on a stick over a campfire.


39 Dorothy March 13, 2014 at 9:26 am

As far as my kids are concerned, nothing beats the old sausage in bread with sauce. They could eat a whole pack like this. Whenever I try to make it healthy with mash and vegies they whinge and complain.
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40 Jo Fryer March 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

Sausages are a lifesaver in my house as I have one very fussy eater. He LOVES sausages however. I’ve had difficulty finding snags without the fillers so I’ll definitely give Peppercorn Foods a try! My favourite recipe to get a little salad into a fussy boy is to make sausage wraps! After barbequeing the sausages I cut them into rings and add them to a burrito slathered with a bit of my home-made summer fruits kasundi, some tomato, lettuce and avocado and wrap them into a little pouch – everyone loves them!

41 Margaret Benoit March 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

My kids love good old Bangers & Mash. Sausages with lots of tomato sauce and mashes potato. They absolutely devour it and I never have to tell them to eat their dinner. A win win for me. It is so good to see Peppercorn Foods providing people with Coeliac Disease like me the opportunity to have more yummy food options.

42 Fiona Rowlands March 13, 2014 at 9:09 am

As a kid I used to always look forward to Dads BBQ’s, all the family would come together with lots of friends too!! Only problem was that Dad could never “master” the BBQ, burnt on the outside and raw on the inside!! I think we used to just enjoy getting together and we still rib dad about it now!!!

43 Wendy Hatton March 12, 2014 at 11:09 pm

I remember loving well barbecued sausages wrapped in bread and slathered in tomato sauce. always a favourite with us kids. Of course in those days Dad always had to prick them to let the fat out!

44 Karly March 12, 2014 at 10:03 pm

My favourite simple sausage meal for the kids…? Heading down to Bunnings mid-morning and buying them a $2 sausage on bread that they can eat in the store as hubby and I shop the vast warehouse of hardware. (mouth full = no complaining)

45 Juanita Thorn March 12, 2014 at 9:38 pm

My favourite sausage meal as a kid and still now is my Mum’s Sausages in Tomato & Onion Gravy with Mashed Potato, Carrots, Brocoli and Peas… is the perfect meal.

46 Juanita Thorn March 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm

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47 Kylie Poke March 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm

My 8 year old son (due to autism related eating issues) just this week finally managed to eat his FIRST EVER sausage in bread with sauce. A total celebration for me to be able to cook something the whole family can eat……so as boring as it may sound…….bring on the simple ‘snag in bread’ (with sauce of course) 🙂

48 Mary Preston March 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm

School holidays up the coast meant BBQ’s on the beach front. My Father would “man” the BBQ, my Mother would organise us. We would play on the beach below until the snags were cooked. Then with a ‘pig in a blanket’ in hand we would sit & watch the ocean as the sun set. A sausage in a piece of bread never tasted so good.


49 Shelly Browne March 12, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Oh I like the sounds of the Pork! Yummy!!! My kids love sausages in batter. My mum used to call it ‘toad in the hole’. It’s like an unsweetened pancake batter that you cook over pre-cooked sausages. They love it and it’s so simple and easy.

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