Pulled chicken

The first time we made ‘pulled chicken’ at home was following a recipe from the September 2015 issue of the Slimming World magazine – Pulled Chipotle chicken buns. It was lovely, but waaaayyy too spicy for my wussy tastes. However, I agreed with my husband that the texture of the chicken – similar to pulled…

Eggs and Frozen Veg

So at the end of November last year I started a new job… And I love it. But even when you love your job you still have ‘those days’ or sometimes even ‘those weeks’. This week was one of those weeks. I am utterly exhausted having been working lots of overtime and staring at a…

All you CAN eat

The thing I love most about Slimming World is that the whole focus is on what you can eat, not what you can’t. In fact, technically there are no ‘can’t eat’ foods. It’s about making informed choices and knowing that if you pick the thing that has many, many Syns in it, you probably won’t…

Char Siu Pork

I used to love making Char Siu pork. I loved how you can make it look exactly like the stuff you get from the Chinese take-away, even down to the red colour around the edges. It’s been ages since I made it, but on recently reminding myself how much I love stir fry, I decided…

Before and During

So, everyone does ‘before and after’ shots right? Well, I’m not at ‘after’ yet. But I’m still pretty proud of myself and I wanted to share how far I’ve come with you all. For those of you who might be considering Slimming World, but haven’t yet taken the plunge. This is my way of saying…

A brilliant week

OK so this isn’t so much of a rant as a boast. But sometimes it’s nice to share the happy, positive, chirpy stuff with you all too. This week has been awesome. The week started with a lovely family dinner at the in-laws on Sunday. I am so blessed to be part of not one,…

Pzomlet

Tonight was pizza night in our household. But since it was a recipe from the Slimming World Fakeaway book and I don’t like the idea of plagiarism I thought I’d share an old favourite with you all instead 🙂 Behold! The Pzomlet! (Pronounced Pih-zohm-lett). Yeah ok, so I do like recipes with stupid names. But…

Someone to lean on

I am very lucky to have an amazing husband, wonderful friends and a totally bonkers family to support me in my Slimming World journey. And yet sometimes I don’t want to talk to them about my weight and food issues. I know they love me and support me and are proud of me. But I…

Uncomfortable eating

Ok. So this post is going to be painful. Some of you might be a little shocked. Others will understand, although not all of you will be happy to talk about it. I have an addiction to food. There. I’ve said it. For those of you who think I may be overstating the problem, let…

Lamb, Aubergine and Lentil Curry

My dear husband knows that I am incapable of following a recipe. It is very rare that I will ever follow one exactly. More often than not I will pick two or three that look interesting and make some combination of them. This recipe is no exception. (And trust me, I am well aware of…

Not Quite Saag Aloo

I don’t know the word for Butternut Squash in any Indian dialects. So it has a silly name. But it’s LUSH! This is the perfect speed-food accompaniment to a Slimming World curry and has swiftly become one of my favourite recipes. So much so that it currently has pride of place as my ‘featured image’…

New year, same plan

It’s January. How did that happen?! The last year seems to have flown by. I suddenly feel like I’m getting old… Anyway. Unlike lots of previous Januarys this year did not include the traditional lament on the first weekend of January that ‘From Monday’ things were going to be different. It didn’t include the binge…