Primula Pasta

Oh. My. Gosh. That… was pure indulgence. And sooooooo good! I forgot how truly lovely a creamy sauce can be! Let’s face it. Despite my last post, sometimes Quark and fat free Fromage Frais just don’t cut it. They have a kind of bitter after taste to them that you don’t traditionally get with a…

Garlic Rocket Chicken Excellence

And… She’s back! I really am sorry about the semi-regular disappearing act. Seriously, ongoing health problems are a b*tch!! Not to mention the constant fannying around with the NHS… Anyway, hurrah new recipe! Had to change dinner plans at the last minute tonight after realising that the Sheffield Food Festival is on this weekend. I…

Back to the start

So, err… sorry… I’ve been AWOL again for a while. I kinda fell off the wagon again… Being ill SUCKS. Like, really, really sucks. It has sapped away all my energy and positivity and left behind a grumpy, emotional, doubting Thomas. I am sooooo fed up with it now. And what’s worse is that according…

If at first you don’t succeed…

Try something else! Or at least that’s how it was with me and Slimming World. At one point I had pretty much decided that no ‘diet’ or healthy eating programme was ever going to work for me. I had tried Weight Watchers and Atkins, the ‘simple’ British Heart Foundation weight loss plan, Weigh Ahead and…

Steak with smoky sauce

“The more speed you choose, the more weight you lose”. Or at least that’s how the Slimming World saying goes. So, since I’ve been struggling a bit lately, I decided to try and focus on upping my speed foods at mealtimes and see what happens. (Certain fruit and veg for those of you unfamiliar with…

Bloody star week

Feeling thoroughly down-hearted today. Gained 0.5lb this week, despite having a good week on plan. But it’s bloody ‘star’ week* (pun intended). So not only am I still struggling with ill health, insomnia and practically rattling from the amount of drugs I’m on whilst I wait for my outpatients appointments, now i’m bloated and moody…

Stuffed Aubergines

It feels like aaaages since I added a recipe to the blog. In fact, looking back, it has been! Having pressed pause on Slimming World for a while, and suffered some ill health lately, I’ve not tried anything new for a while. This week however, I’m on a roll as this is the third new…

One year on

Wow. It’s hard to think that it’s now over a year ago that I joined Slimming World! As I mentioned in my last post, if you had told me then that I would be over 4 stone lighter and 6 sizes smaller in just 12 months I would probably have laughed in your face. But…

Big picture

Hurrah! I have officially un-paused (if there is such a word). Despite actually having a gain this week (I couldn’t resist the hot cross buns ) I’m slowly getting back on track. Not just with Slimming World, but with life in general I guess. The last few weeks have been pretty tough. I ended up…

Pressing pause

Well hello there. Sorry I’ve not been around for a few days and that my recipes have been sadly lacking this week. The truth is that I am really struggling at the moment. Not just with Slimming World, but to be honest, just with life! Some of you know this and some of you don’t….

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…