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…

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…

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…

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…

Pancakes, Rings, Awards & Things!

So I’m going to start backwards… Look what I just got! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ 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…

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…

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…

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’…