Who said vegetarians cant braai? We do, regularly, and try out new ideas all the time. So, before winter takes over, here’s a recipe to try out in the last couple of sunrays ☺

You’ll need these ingredients to serve ± 4

  • 2 med sized butternuts
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 8 fresh sage leaves
  • 3 Tbsp organic butter (or coconut oil for a vegan option)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • heavy cast iron pot with lid

Chopped butternut in cast iron pot

This is how I did it:

First you need to peel the butternuts (if they are organic, leave the peel on), then cut them in smallish cubes.

Chop the sage and garlic. Put everything in the pot then add salt and pepper to taste. Lastly add the butter on top.

This needs to be done on slow heat, so we put it on the side, shoving coals under it every now and then until the butternut is soft. We would normally serve this with some tomato and onion braai breads, corn on the cob wrapped in foil and fresh salads.

Sage Butternut with other dishes

It takes a bit of time, but isn’t that what braai’s is about? Having time to visit with friends only to top it off with delicious food.


Aloha! I'm Carien. I live in South Africa in an area called the Swartland (Black Land). I live on a small holding (Homestead) and I am a full time house wife with one husband (yes, only one), one son, one dog, a few sheep and plenty of chickens. Living as natural as possible is a passion of mine. Inclined to a mostly organic vegetarian diet I tend to post healthy food recipes, green tips and information on natural and organic and natural living.

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