Saturday, 3 July 2010

double pasta lasagne

X2 macaroni pasta and sauces
2 tin chopped tomatoes
1 pack quorn mince
1tsp sweetner
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 tsp mixed herb
lasagne sheets
Enough cheese to cover the top

Chop the onion and crush the garlic/
Fry in frylight until soft
Add tomatoes and artificial sweetner, cook for ten mins. Add the herbs.
Then add the quorn mince
And cook over a low heat until quorn mince is cooked through. Add tomotoe puree to thicken.
Meanwhile make up the pasta sauce. 
Place a layer of mince in the lasagne tray.
Cover mince with sheets, then cover with the macaroni. Then cover pasta with mince then lasagne sheets amd son and use last bit of macaroni on top and sprinkle with cheese on top/

Cook for 45 mins

1.2 syn per serving.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Syn Free Ice Cream

3 Eggs Separated
6-8 level Tbsp Splenda
A few drops of Vanilla Extract
350g Virtually Fat Free Fromage Frais

Whisk whites till stiff then fold in splenda with a metal spoon. 
Beat yolks and add vanilla, add to egg white and then fold in fromage frais.
Pour into a ice cream churn until mr whippy set or you can place in a freezer remembering to stir so the ice crystals don't set.

Monday, 14 June 2010

stuffed peppers

i made stuffed peppers last night which was really nice.

i got a yellow pepper and cut the top off and in half.
Made the cous cous with a cup of cous cous and a cup of hot water with chicken stock. Frylighted some red onions and some of the top of the yellow pepper.
added them and some sultanas and salt and pepper.

Baked the peppers and it was a lovely meal.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

baked bean lasagne

Baked Bean Lasange (serves 4)

1 Onion
100g Mushrooms (I used more cause I love them)
3x Garlic Cloves
2 x tin Baked Beans
1 Tin of chopped tomato (I used 6 large tablespoons of passata as I don't like chopped tomato)
Mixed Herbs
Worchester Sauce
Lasange Sheets
Low Fat Cheese (42g per serving - I found that 42g was enough for the 4 servings but feel free to add more if you wish)

Preheat Oven to 200 degrees

Fry onion, garlic and mushroom (cut finely) for a few mins until brown.

Add beans, tomato (or passata) herbs, worchester and paprika and cook for another few mins.

Place in caserole dish and layer as per normal with lasagne, cover with foil and cook for 30-40mins.

Add cheese on top, re-cover and cook for 5 mins or until cheese it all melted and yummy looking.

Curried Soup

This is lush and doesnt really take much "doing" at all. And its cheap if your on a budget!

x4 chicken stock cubes
Onions x2
Medium curry powder
x1 leek
frozen mixed vegetables
x2 tbsp Tomatoe Puree
x6 tbls Cous cous
x6 tbs Green lentils
X6 tbs Pearl barley
Fry light

Pop smoe fry light in a big saucepan, chop up your onions quite fine, then pop them in the saucepan and fry for a few mins, add a tablespoon of curry powder and fry them both for a few mins.
Add water (not sure how much but I have included a pic so you can see roughly how much. Add 4 chicken stock cubes. Leave to heat ont he boil.
Then add your cut up leeks, pearl barley, tomatoe puree, cous cous, mixed veg (not sure how much i put in i just chuck in however many i feel) and green lentils and again leave to boil and cook.
Leave for a good hour on simmer.  At some point there will be a film of skin at the top just scrape that out and pop in the bin.

Voila! It makes LOADS of soup so i wouldnt count the puree but its 1 syn for the whole soup! Pearl Barley is free on green and ee but 5 syns for 28g on red.

Lovely jubbly.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Speed soup

Yes speed soup! proven to boost weight loss and tastes amazing!

Free on EE and Green

2 tins of toms
1 x tin green lentil (or dried)
1x tin mixed bean salad (or any dried beans and chipeas in stead)
red slit lentils
4x carrots
2 parsnips
1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow pepper
1 onion
2 leeks
1 tin of baken beans

mixed herbs
2 x stock cubes

water bung in all in slow cooker or in a pan until soft.

Can be left as a chunky stew or blitz until smooth.

I had it chunky and was amazing! didnt fancy it till i tried it and i couldnt get enough!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Hot Indian Chicken Curry with Rice

6 servings 
If you want to make less just reduce ingredients. I also add the spices gradually and taste as I go so do this to your own taste. Finally – its HOT so reduce the chillies if you don’t like it too spicy!

6 chicken breasts
600 grammes passata
2 tins chopped tomato
Tube tomato puree
2 cloves garlic (or 2 teaspoons of lazy garlic)
1 large onion
3 peppers
4 red chillies
6 green chillies
Garam masala
Curry powder
Tikka spice
Bunch of fresh coriander
Juice of 1 lemon
1 chicken stock cube
Fry the chopped onion,garlic peppers and chillies till soft
Add chicken and fry until almost cooked
Add mushrooms and fry till almost cooked
Add tablespoon(heaped) of tikka spice & stir to coat
Add passata and chopped tomatoes
Once bubbling add tomato puree
Dissolve stock cube in water and add
Add remaining spices (I do this by taste and don’t really measure but its probably about 2 heaped tablespoons of each – May be more!)
Add chopped bunch of coriander (leaves only!)
Squeeze juice of lemon over and stir well
Leave to simmer for 15 mins to ensure all spices are absorbed.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

sausage and bean casserole

Tin of Cannelli Beans or Kidney Beans
Tin of Chickpeas
Tin of chopped tomatoes
Tin of baked beans
Stock Cube either vegetable or chicken
Sausages or quorn sausages

Boil the sausages to loosen the skin then peal the skin away and chop the sausages into large bite size pieces. Soften the onion by cooking it in a little boiling water then add the rest of the ingredients (the stock cube in enough water to almost cover the ingredients) and cook until beans and lentils are cooked through and the mix has turned into a nice thick casserole. Serve with White and Sweet potato wedges made in the oven with fry light or you could serve with mash and mixed veg. Additional veg can be added to the casserole and/or the sausages left out. 

9 syn hummus!

1 can drained and washed chickpeas
2 tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic (2 if you like it very garlicky)
3 tbsp plain yogurt
Juice of 2 lemons (real lemons not substitute)
Pinch of cumin
Salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
- Blend in food processor until smooth - Add more lemon juice if too gluggy
Serve with sprinkle of paprika and drizzle of olive oil

Friday, 14 May 2010


I chopped up some potatoes, roasted them in frylight (no need to par boil), on the highest oven setting mines 240. When ready, I chopped them up into odd sized pieces, some big some small. Let them to cool for 5 mins.

In a jug whisk together four eggs and a dash of milk and some pepper. I put the spuds in a non-stick frying pan with some frylight, 'fried' them for a few minutes, poured over the egg mixture. Leave the base to fully cook (approx 5 mins), when it's ready, put it under the grill on medium for the top to cook.

I used 84g grated reduced fat cheese, and slice some cherry toms and red onion. When the top of your tortilla is ready, put the cheese, tomatoes and onions on and put back under the grill to melt.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

4 bean spicy chilli

4 bean spicy chilli
Serves 4
Syns on green & extra easy – free

1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic - minced
1 tin each of the following: red kidney beans, pinto beans, butter beans
Small tin baked beans in tomato sauce
4 large chestnut mushrooms chopped small
Chilli powder - to taste
Tsp coriander seed - ground
Heaped tsp paprika
Tbsp tomato puree (0.5 syn)
1 500ml carton passata
Salt & pepper

1. Fry the onion in fry light & a little water until beginning to soften. Add the garlic & a drop more water. Cook for 2 minutes.

2. Add the chilli powder, coriander, paprika & tomato puree, mix well and add a drop more water.

3. Add all the beans, mushrooms & passata. Mix. Top up with about 250ml water or Vecon stock.

4. Cook with the lid off for 20 minutes by which time the chilli should have thickened a bit.
Taste & season.

Serve with boiled rice & natural yogurt.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

bubble and squeak patties (best made the night before)

500g of white potato, peeled and cubed

300g of green cabbage leaves

1 chicken stock cube

black pepper

Frylight or Pam Spray


For the bubble and squeak patties

Add the potato and cabbage to a large saucepan of boiling hot water and crumble in one stock cube. Bring to the boil and reduce heat and leave to simmer until potatoes are tender.

Drain the water from the potato and cabbage and mash with a sprinkling of black pepper.

Allow to cool and form into 6 patties. Place on a plate, cover and refrigerate overnight if possible.

Spray a large frying pan with Frylight or Pam Spray, add the patties and cook on each side until golden. Divide the patties equally among 3 plates.

Monday, 10 May 2010


Serves 4 very generously (1 HEB and 1 HEA per serving)


1 cauliflower
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1 chicken/vegetable stock cube
1 packet short pasta (500g)
4 slices nimble white bread (HEB)
100g parmesan cheese (HEA)
2 tablespoons olive oil (HEB)
Fresh chopped parsley
Lemon zest
Salt & pepper

First dry out the bread in a low oven and blitz in a food processor.

Soften the onions and garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil, add the cauliflower and sautee for 5 minutes. Season with salt & pepper, add stock cube and about 2 cups of water. Simmer until cauliflower is soft and water has evaporated. Mash the cauliflower a bit so you don't have too many big chunks.

While the cauliflower is cooking bring the pasta to the boil. When cooked add to the cauliflower and stir in the grated parmesan.

In another pan brown the breadcrumbs in the remaining olive oil until toasted and fragrant. Add the lemon zest and parsley and stir well. If you have a few spare syns, a couple of tablespoons of pine nuts wouldn't go amis!

To serve, fill your late with winter greens or rocket and spoon the pasta over it. Sprinkle with the breadcrumb mix and eat! Its very filling!!! Probably better as a weekend lunch with a light dinner to follow.


Oreo cheesecake (Dietgirls)

Serves 6
20 syns for entire cheesecake on Green, Red or Extra Easy
approx 3.5 syns for 1/6 of the cheesecake
700g of Quark
8 Oreos (20 syns)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of splenda
Frylight/Pam Buttery Spray
Preheat oven to 160c or 325f
Grease a spring form cake tin with some Frylight/Pam Buttery Spray
Place 6 of the Oreos into a food bag and bash with a rolling pin until very fine.
Spread out in the base of the cake tin and press down firmly.
In a large bowl, add the Quark and Splenda and whisk thoroughly.
Add the vanilla essence and then beat into the mixture one egg at a time.
Place the remaining two Oreos into the food bag and bash roughly.
Stir this into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake in the oven for about 30-45mins until cheesecake starts to golden at the edges but is still soft in the centre.
Turn off the oven, but leave the cheesecake in there to cool.
Once cooled transfer to the refrigerator.
Serve Chilled.

Dietgirls syn free pizza base using tesco wholemeal crusty flour

You can use these quantities as ‘free’ on a red or a green day because they are the equivalent of 2 HEbs. Just stick to your green or red day rules when you add your toppings, eg no sweecorn on red days, no meat on green etc.

If you use this on an EE day, then count 1HEb and 6 syns.

Don’t forget to count your cheese as a HEa to ensure totally syn free!

Take 75g of your wholemeal bread mix, save approximately 5g for dusting and add approximately 60-70ml of water til you form a dough. Knead according to instructions. This, when cooked, will make a base of approximately 115g in weight, which is 2HEbs.

When the dough has risen/rested for the required time, flatten with a rolling pin or, as I do, use the base of your hand for a more rustic base, using your leftover dusting mix to ensure your base doesn’t stick to the breadboard or chopping board.

Put the base into your baking tray and then top with a thin layer of passata (I like to add paprika and oregano to mine). Sprinkle on a little bit of cheese, it’s up to you whether you use 1 or 2 servings of mozzarella, don’t forget 1 serving of mozzarella is 42g or you can have 8 of those low fat President’s Light mozzarella balls per HEa. If you just want regular mozzarella, Iceland do a very reasonable bag of pizza cheese for just £2. The ingredients list says that it is mozzarella so I have used 42g of it as a HEa until someone tells me different. I have also used the Tesco Healthy Living mozzarella ball, which is really nice too.

Add your free or superfree toppings, making sure they are all cooked first because foods such as mushrooms and bacon are very watery and you don’t want soggy pizza base.

The packet says to cook on two hundred and something but after trial and error I have found that cooking your pizza on 150-180 for 20-30 minutes (depending on size of pizza) gives you a crust with decent bite without being burnt.

If you have done this right, your pizza should fit comfortably inside the inner ring of a standard dinner plate.

I would say that just to be on the extra extra angelic side, make sure you do have a couple of syns left over from your day to makeup for any approximation in your mix quantities (eg if you make it too sloppy by mistake and need to add a little more mix to even out the texture)

Hope this helps. If anyone has any other hints and tips, or would like to post pizza photos please do share them here!

Syn free bbq sauce

BBQ sauce recipe

you will need
1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tsp mild chilli powder
227ml/8fl oz passata
3 tbsp artifical sweetner
4 tbsp balsamaic vinegar
1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp mustard powder
salt and freshly ground blacke pepper.

balslmic vingar and worchestershire sauce provide the basis for this great tasting bbq sauce thsat is perfect for a dip, basting a chicken thighs or vegetable kebabs before a bbq, lady who gave me this recipe said she has them on spare ribs and cooks them in the oven so she has bbq spare ribs.

spray a pan with fry light and saute the onion and chilli powder over a low heat for 5 minutes until softened.]

stir in the remaining ingrredients, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes untill thickened. check the seasoning before serving hot or cold.

syn free on both days ready in 20 minutes serves 4 and freezer friendly.
An idea - blend and then pop in a squeezy bottle

potatoe and spinich bake

Potato and spinach bake
Serves 4
2lb/ 4oz /1kg potatoes, scrubbed and cut into cubes
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 vegetable stock cube
450g bag spinach, washed
6oz/170g reduced mature cheese, coarsely grated
Salt and pepper
Set oven gas mark 190 gas 5
Place potatoes in a large pan of water; bring to the boil and the simmer for 15 mins!!
Meanwhile, place the onions, garlic In a small pan with the veg stock and 7fl oz. /198ml boiling water, cover and simmer for 15 mins
Drain the potatoes and leave in a colander , place the spinach in the same pan used for the potatoes, and cover with a lid and cook for a few minutes until the spinach wilts .add the drained potatoes back into the pan with the spinach and toss together, place into a baking dish, and add the onion, garlic and stock mixture, pouring all over, then add half the cheese, , mix well.
Add the remaining cheese to the top, sprinkling all over, bake for approx. 40 mins, until golden brown!!!

Crab and chilli fried rice.

Again off of someone else.

Serves 2

Syn free on Extra Easy

or if on a Green day, you could use a HE serving of crab or use syns.


1 cup of chicken stock

1/2 cup of rice (uncooked)

2 eggs

2 tablespoons of light soy sauce

1 small onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup of frozen peas

1/4 cup of frozen sweet corn

1 red bell pepper diced

120g of fresh crabmeat (can used tinned if you can’t get fresh)

1 deseeded red chilli pepper, finely chopped.

Frylight/Pam Spray


Add the stock to a saucepan, bring to the boil, add the rice and simmer covered, until the rice is tender. Remove from heat and let the rice sit in the saucepan still covered until all stock is absorbed, then transfer to a plate and allow to cool.

Add the two eggs to a bowl along with the soy sauce and whisk together.

Spray a large frying pan with Frylight or Pam Spray over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and chilli pepper, and red bell pepper and cook until the the vegetables are tender. Add the peas and sweet corn, then pour in the egg mixture, stirring continuously until the eggs start to set. Add the rice and crabmeat and gently mix over a low heat, until heated through.

Serve between 2 plates.

syn free onion gravy

This is from another user on minimins.

Syn Free on all plans (Red, Green or Extra Easy


1 large red onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

few sprigs of fresh thyme (or other herbs of your choice)

500ml of beef stock (I just use a couple of oxo cubes)

splash of balsamic vinegar

Frylight or Pam spray


Spray a large saucepan with some Frylight or Pam Spray.

Add the onion and garlic and cook until golden. You may need to add a little of the stock if it starts to stick.

Add the fresh herbs, stock, and a splash of balsamic vinegar, bring to the boil and reduce heat. Allow to simmer covered for approx 1.5 hours (this really brings out all the flavours, but you can cook it for a shorter time period if you need to.)

When it has cooked for required time, blitz with a hand blender and your gravy is ready to serve. It is great with any meat or sausages or can even be used for the sauce for a shepherds pie or similar.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

scan bran ferrero rocher

Makes 18 at 1 syn each

5 scan bran/weetabix
3 tbsp nutella

Put scan bran in a bowl add a bit of water, crumble in to small bits

Stir in nutella

use spoons to mix ( saves hands getting covered and doesnt waste mixture,lol)

Spoon in to 18 cake cases (ball shapes)

Put in fridge for an hour

Then eat

Monday, 26 April 2010

Smash pizza

Smash Pizza

Pack of original smash
Passata for topping
Any veggies or toppings you like

Base - make up the smash with as little boiling water as possible, needs to be dry so it goes crunchy. Spray a tray with frylight and pat out the smash into pizza shape (as thin as you can - without it falling apart), bake in oven for 20 mins until brown. Turn over and add topping, place back in the oven for about 10 mins and then eat.

Topping - I basically cooked some onions, added mushrooms and then a bit of passata to sog it down and reduced down so it wasn't too soggy.

You can use whatever you like for a topping (as syns or B) e.g. sweetcorn, peppers, chicken, bacon etc.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Tandoori Chicken

VLF natural yoghurt
Quorn / chicken
One onion
Tandoori spice blend
Rice / chips, whatever you want.

* Fry your chicken and onion off in frylight.
Use a bowl of some sort and put in your yoghurt (how much depends on how many people, just experiment)
Keep adding tandoori spice mix to the yoghurt and finger dip taste until you are happy with it.
Pour the mixture onto your chicken and onion in the frying pan and leave to cook.
I suppose you could add peppers etc to it too if you wanted.
It will look very watery at first but as it cooks it will thicken out and make a kind of paste.
Serve and enjoy :P

Thursday, 22 April 2010

chicken Kiev

My sister tried this out on me and it was scrummy!!!!

(taken from sw website)
Serves: 4
Syns per serving:
2½ Syns on Original and Extra Easy

4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves
A small handful each of flat-leaf parsley and tarragon leaves
57g/2oz quark
2 eggs
57g/2oz golden breadcrumbs
Fry Light

1. Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC/Gas 6. Using a small, sharp knife, slice into each chicken breast horizontally, taking care not to sever the flesh completely, to form a ‘pocket’. Season the cavity.

2. Make the garlic and herb filling: peel and crush the garlic, finely chop the herbs and mix with the quark. Spoon the mixture into each cavity and press together gently to seal.

3. Beat the eggs and brush half over the bottom side of the chicken breasts. Sprinkle lightly with half of the breadcrumbs. Turn over and repeat with the remaining egg and breadcrumbs.

4. Place the Kievs on a baking tray, spray with Fry Light and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Serve with 227g/8oz baked potato wedges with skin on (taken as a Healthy Extra) and salad.

Slimming world syn free Quiche EE

x4 eggs,
500g tub of cottage cheese,
Sweetcorn or anything free you fancy.

Mix the eggs together, but just enough to mix them, don't beat them or anything. Add the cottage cheese to the egg. Fry light the mushrooms and bacon and onion (cut the bacon into bits)
then add to the mixture and pour into a flan/quiche dish.

Cook on 200 for 1/2 hour or until firm to the touch.

yum yum

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

KFC the slimming world way!

Syn Free KFC

10 x Chicken Drummers or 4 Chicken Breasts
1 x Tub Chicken Bovril Paste
1 x Egg
1 x Clove of Garlic crushed (optional if you dont like garlic)
2 x Teaspoons of Ground Black Pepper (optional)
2 x Teaspoons of Mixed Spice (optional)
1 x Teaspoon of mild chilli powder (optional)
4 x Slices brown bread
2 x Teaspoons mixed herbes

Place chicken drummers/chicken breasts in a deep pan fill with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 mins. Drain and leave to cool. When cool remove the skin and pat dry. Cut chicken breasts into strips.

Place the bread and mixed herbes into a food processor and blend until crumbled and empty onto a large dish. Scoop out all the bovril paste into a small bowl. Mix in the egg, crushed garlic, pepper, spice and chilli until you have a gloopy paste.

Now for the fun bit, but before you start switch on the oven to its highest setting and have a baking tray sprayed with fry light on stand by. Using a spoon carefully dribble the paste all over a chicken drummer/strip then roll it in the breadcrumb mixture and place on the baking tray. Repeat until all the drummers/strips are covered.

Place the chicken in the oven and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the breadcrumbs have started to go brown and crisp. Remove and leave to cool. Once cool transfer to a serving plate.


Use the brown bread as a HEX B.x

Syn free bbq sauce


BBQ sauce recipe

you will need
1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tsp mild chilli powder
227ml/8fl oz passata
3 tbsp artifical sweetner
4 tbsp balsamaic vinegar
1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp mustard powder
salt and freshly ground blacke pepper.

balslmic vingar and worchestershire sauce provide the basis for this great tasting bbq sauce thsat is perfect for a dip, basting a chicken thighs or vegetable kebabs before a bbq, lady who gave me this recipe said she has them on spare ribs and cooks them in the oven so she has bbq spare ribs.

spray a pan with fry light and saute the onion and chilli powder over a low heat for 5 minutes until softened.

stir in the remaining ingrredients, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes untill thickened. check the seasoning before serving hot or cold.

syn free on both days ready in 20 minutes serves 4 and freezer friendly.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

banana cake

Banana and cinnamon cake it wasnt too sweet so more like a bread with a cake texture am thinking it would be nice with sweetened quark anyhow it was huge so cut it into 9 slices at 2syns a slice.

56g/2oz self raising flour 10syns
6 eggs
cup of sweetener
1 tsp of baking powder 1/2 syn
2 medium bananas mashed 8 syns
1tsp of cinnamon think next time I will put 2 in wasnt enough really

preheat oven to 180

I separated 2 of the eggs and whisked the 2 egg whites in a bowl and put to one side put all the the other ingredients including the 2 egg yolks you seperated in another bowl and whisk, once nicely mixed fold in the 2 egg whites until there are no big lumps pour mixture into a sandwich tin, i used a silicon one it only just all fit in!
now I didnt time this lol i think about 40 mins after about 20 I covered the top with foil to stop it burning once out of the oven leav in the tin to cool for a bit then turn out and cut into 9 slices easier than it sounds cut into thirds then each thrid into 3 it works out to 2 syns a slice plus 1/2 syn over so I am going to count one slice at 2.5 the rest at 2 syns I then sprinkled sweetener over the top this will melt and make the top a bit sticky mmmmmm

Thursday, 15 April 2010

mushy pea curry

totally syn free on green or EE:

1 Tin Mushy Peas
1 Tin Chopped tomatoes
1 Fried Onion (in frylight)
Medium Curry Powder (as much as you want to taste)
blend the mushy peas and the tomatoes together. Add a little sweetner to sweeten.
Cook all together. Keep stirring till it thickens.

use with quorn pieces or chicken and even some potatoes? depending on your day.


1 lb minced lean lamb
3 tsp dried mint
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp mint sauce OR 1 tbs chopped fresh mint
1 tsp garlic granules OR 1-2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp onion salt OR ½ a small onion minced
½ tsp sea salt
Generous grind of black pepper

Oven Temp: Moderately hot / 375F / 190 / Gas 5

Put everything in a food processor if you want it ground finely for a smoother texture or just mix it all very well by hand. If you don’t have a processor get the butcher to mince the meat twice or just knead the meat mixture with your hands until the texture smoothes out.

Form into a rough loaf shape and place onto a rack stood in a baking pan. If the lamb is really lean you don’t need to do this. Bake in the middle of the oven for about an hour. It is quite a dense loaf so it must cook all the way thorough. I sometimes cook it in a loaf tin or shape into burgers and grill them.

Could serve it sliced on a pitta with salad

Friday, 26 March 2010

Carrot Soup.

  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 500g of chopped carrots
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock
  • Black pepper to taste

Chop an onion and saute in butter or olive oil (from allowance or syns) with a crushed clove of garlic until soft.

Add about 500g of chopped carrots and cook for a few minutes.

Add the vegetable stock, bring to the boil and simmer until the carrots are tender (about 15 - 20 mins).

Remove from heat and season with pepper.

Liquidise in a blender or food processor.

Serve with fresh crusty bread from allowance or syns

Thursday, 18 March 2010

diet coke chicken

Yes i know it sounds weird but i just remembered i used to do it on ww and its LURVELY..... you have to try it to realise how yum it is!

Ingrediants - Chicken, Diet coke and chinese mixed spice or tin of chopped tomatoes.

Chop up the chicken and brown the bits in a frying pan with frylight. Add a can of diet coke and a heaped teaspoon of chinese mixed spice and keep stirring and flippin over so that the "sauce" goes really sticky looking. The diet coke will sort of evaporte and leave this sticky thing.
Just make sure you try and get the stickyness onto the chicken as much as poss and serve with sw chips and salad.

magic porridge

Magic Porridge

Mullerlite Yoghurt
28g Porridge Oats

Just mix a mullerlight with 28g porridge oats in a bowl & leave in the fridge overnight.....and enjoy hot or cold, although cold is really nice..especially with a sliced banana.

Could be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert.

Salmon Kedgeree

Ingredients -

Spray oil
1 onion sliced
2 tablespoons of mild curry sauce (i use curry powder if not got sauce)
275g long grain rice
300ml (1/2 pint( veg stock
x2 small cans red salmon drained with juices reserved
juice of one lemon
2 hard boiled eggs peeled and chopped (optional)

Cook the rice roughly. heat the oil in a non stick frying pan or wok. Add onion and steam fry for about 5 mins, add the curry paste and cook for about 30 secs.
Stir in the rice, stock and reserved salmon juice.
cover and simmer for 3 mins.
Stir in the salmon and lemon juice and heat through.
Scatter over the chopped egg and serve.