Bo Luc Lac

So I mentioned in my belated Valentine’s post that hubbie had bought a whole piece of beef fillet, leaving plenty for several steak dinners and some kind of Stroganoff or stir fry dish. This what I decided to do with it. Bo Luc Lac is a Vietnamese dish, which roughly translates as ‘shaking beef’. The…

Adventures in colour

So today I’m not actually going to talk about food. I know! Weird, right? But I wanted to share another passion/hobby with you all – grown up colouring! Some people may think it’s a little bit sad or silly, but I find it so relaxing. And it’s a great thing to do when you’re feeling…

The way to our hearts

Firstly, apologies for the gap in posts this week. Secondly, apologies for now talking about Valentine’s Day a week late! I’ve been a poorly girl this week (nothing to do with the food I might add), so writing was a bit beyond me (until now) while I wallowed in self pity and ate chocolate. But…

Pancakes, Rings, Awards & Things!

So I’m going to start backwards… Look what I just got! 😀 😀 😀 Official loss to date: 4st 1lb since 4th April 2015. It feels amazing! Except for one thing… my pants keep falling down Sorry, TMI I know, but it’s one of those things you don’t really think about! You buy new clothes…

Pizza Potatoes and Turkey Kebabs

YUM! That was deeeeelicious! Have been wanting to try these recipes for a while and today seemed to be a good day to make both together. I’m going to focus on the Pizza Potato recipe below, as I’m not a huge fan of plagiarism and the Zesty Turkey Kebabs recipe is from the Slimming World…

Weekly Shop Woes

Nobody really seems to talk about the down sides of Slimming World. Don’t get me wrong, I love Slimming World, as I’m pretty sure readers and followers of my blog will have worked out by now. But that isn’t to say that there aren’t some days that it drives me crazy. There are some days…

Pasticada: the Rick Stein challenge

So my husband got a Rick Stein cookbook for Christmas: From Venice to Istanbul. After flicking through it and making me hungry with all the lovely recipes he was talking about, he handed it to me, open on the page for ‘pot-roasted beef with red wine, prunes and bacon (Pašticada)’ and asked me to ‘Slimming…

Warning: Extreme Garlic!

I love garlic. It’s so yummy and so versatile. It’s used in every cuisine from Greek to Indian, from Italian to Chinese. I don’t care how much it makes me smell, it’s lush. This recipe was inspired by my friend Alex from my local Crookes Slimming World group, who once gave me a very garlicky…

Make it FREE!

So this month Slimming World is celebrating Free Food February! For those not a member of Slimming World, sadly this doesn’t mean free in terms of money. No, sadly Slimming World are not filling my freezer for me, free of charge. (Although that would be lovely, thank you). Free food is basically food which, if…

Toad in the hole

Is it just me that grew up on Toad in the Hole? It was definitely a firm favourite in our household. I remember once my mum inventing a new version she called ‘Frog in the Pond’ using beefburgers. Presumably because she’d promised us Toad and then there were no sausages in the house. Or she…

Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms

Thankfully this recipe was already a staple in our house even before I joined my local Crookes Slimming World group. The only thing that has changed over time is the cheese. And to be honest, if anything, it’s better now than it ever has been! Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms Serves 3 Syn Free if using cheese…

Snacks ahoy!

There seem to have been a lot of posts about snacks in the various Slimming World Facebook groups I’m a member of recently. I’m not sure whether that’s due to the influx of newbies in January, or down to the fact that a lot of us, even those who’ve been on the plan for a…