Recommended reading

So you guys probably already know that i’m pretty poor at posting regularly at the best of times. But with the due date for our first child fast approaching, it seems appropriate to make sure that I point you in the direction of some more recipes, tips and recommended reading to keep you inspired when…

Firm favourites

In addition to being heavily pregnant, and therefore generally tired and distracted, part of the reason my posts have become less frequent lately is because I suppose we now have a bit of a ‘standard’ list of meals we tend to draw from. Many of these are already on this blog (such as Turkey Stuffed…

Back with baking

So I’m sorry… AGAIN! Things have been crazy and I did that disappearing thing again. BUT I did move house, finish my job (including handover), organise and have family to stay for Christmas, and deal with family health issues all within a couple of months, while being pregnant AND planning for baby’s arrival AND including…

Turkey, mushroom and marrow risotto

OK… so this time I have a really good excuse for staying away so long. I am RUBBISH at secrets and I was so paranoid I would give something away I’ve almost been scared to post! BUT I can finally talk publicly about the fact that hubbie and I are expecting in May 😀 For…

Sausage and lentil simmer

Ok, so I’m just gonna stop apologising for disappearing for weeks at a time. I remember saying when I started this blog that one of my concerns about starting it was that I’d be rubbish at remembering to post. Turns out that’s true. So hey, I’m a little bit lazy and rubbish sometimes ok? Deal…

Turkey Drummers

So. As if anyone needed anymore proof that hubbie and I are just big kids, a few weeks ago he asked me if we could try making turkey drummers (having pre-Slimming World been fans of the Bernard Matthews variety) using lean turkey mince. Always up for a challenge! These bad boys are just 2 Syns…

Kheema Mattar and the journey so far!

Kheema Mattar is a recipe I have been meaning to post for ages, but for some reason have never quite got around to it! However, today was our Slimming World group’s Woman of the Year competition and taster session, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share it, both physically in group…

Ras el Hanout chicken and couscous

This is one of our favourite summer recipes. Warm and fragrant Morroccan spices combined with fresh tasting lime, rocket and coriander. It can be as light or as filling as you make it, depending on how much you eat! And it works quite happily warm or cold. It’s also entirely possible to make a vegetarian…

Persistence and Passione

Ugh, sorry!! I know I seem to be starting every blog post with an apology lately, but although I said that I might be a bit rubbish sometimes and forget to post regularly, I didn’t think I’d be quite this rubbish! I promise I will try harder… especially as I have so many new recipes…

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…

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…