Yorkshire-based sausage brand HECK is working alongside the world-leading men’s health charity The Movember Foundation. HECK have renamed themselves as CHECK for the duration of November, in order to encourage men to have a search for lumps on their scrotum.
Testicular cancer is often described as a small pea-like lump on one testicle, but many men are unaware of this.
The research also found that three-quarters of women (76%) would have no idea what a cancerous lump would feel like on their partner’s testicles.
This recipe with “meat and two veg” should not only keep you full but remind you to CHECK and to go to the Doctor with any concerns.
- 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
- 6 HECK sausages, cut into chunks
- 2 onions, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 6 fresh thyme sprigs
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 200ml chicken stock
- 800g tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 200g leaf spinach
- Flat leaf parsley
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the sausages over a high heat.
- Cook until browned all over.
- Set aside sausages on a plate.
- Turn the heat down to medium-high.
- Add the onions and fry until soft and lightly browned.
- Add the garlic and thyme, lower the heat again and cook for another couple of minutes.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and chicken stock to the pan.
- Add the browned sausages and chickpeas.
- Stir well.
- Bring everything to a gentle simmer.
- Cook for 15 minutes.
- Put the spinach in a colander and pour over a kettleful of boiling water.
- Leave to cool for a few minutes.
- When cool enough to handle, squeeze the excess water from the spinach.
- Stir it into the casserole.
- Season and add chopped flatleaf parsley for extra taste.