I love lasagne. It was the one craving that I had when I was pregnant! My old lasagne would have had a traditional white sauce made from (lots of) butter, flour and milk. I was trying to think of a white sauce that would still taste lovely but be a bit healthier and when I was scouring the shelves in Sainsburys I noticed that Philadelphia was half price so thought I'd give that a go. I was really pleased with the results, and actually I think I preferred it to my old version ...
Wikipedia's definition is: A sloppy joe is a sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on ahamburger bun. The dish originated in the United States during the early 20th century.'
So basically a bolognese stuffed roll! I used to love bolognese sandwiches when I was little and never knew that I was eating Sloppy Joes!
They are really yummy- can be dressed up for dinner, or dressed down for lunch. I like ...
Pip’s best spaghetti bolognese
I know this is about the 4th bolognese recipe I've posted up here, but it's one of my favourite comfort foods so I make it a lot and tend to experiment!
This one's a bit of a throwback to my childhood as I was SO fussy about eating vegetables that my Mum used to puree my bolognese sauce so I didn't keep picking bits out! I still love having it like this, and since I was given my beautiful Cuisinart food processor (link) as a wedding present (Thankyou so much Barbie and Brian!) I have ...
Mini bacon cheeseburger-in-a-bowl with cayenne sweet potato fries
I've seen lot of variations of 'big mac in a bowl' on Slimming World forums and wanted to create something similar- a tasty way to have a burger without the bun. I made these burgers mini just because they look prettier, but overall this was a really tasty and satisfying meal.
Tender beef and ale stew
When I was 21 I got a surprise package on my doorstep, and it was a slow cooker. There was no 'from' message, but I soon figured out that it was my lovely Grandma who had sent it to me. The very first thing that I cooked in it was beef and ale stew, and I would definitely say that over the years it is the thing that I have cooked in it the most frequently. It's just simple, tasty comfort food, and the slow cooker will turn the toughest of beef into melt-in-your mouth tenderness.
I love a homemade burger and have experimented lots with different recipes even before I was following Slimming world. I think that this recipe is the best healthy one I've done. The oyster sauce keeps it moist while cooking, even with a low fat mince and gives it a nice saltiness.
I served this one with curly fries (made with my new sprializer- Click here- £33.77 on Amazon) and broccoli and runner beans fried with red chilli.
You can have a 60g wholemeal roll as your Healthy Extra ...
Hot ‘n’ smoky chilli con carne
Chilli con carne has always been one of my favourite weekend dinners- we have it with homemade guacamole (which tastes SO much better than shop bought), rice, an handful of tortilla chips and cheese melted over the top. Just love it!
Italian style mozzarella stuffed beefburgers
I'm usually a bit boring (lazy) when it comes to making burgers, and I just shape mince into a burger shape and fry it. I wanted to have a go at making something a little bit more tasty, and I can never resist a melting middle in anything!
Please note that the portion of mozzarella in the middle of each burger is half of your HEA allowance for the day.
This is such a simple recipe but always really hits the spot! I've squeezed in a few extra veggies into the mince, although I've always done this to get the children eating more than they think they are! Traditionally I would have always used butter in the potato topping, but I've substituted this for light cream cheese to save on calories!
Tasty spaghetti bolognese
Spaghetti bolognese has always been one of my all-time favourites, and is a fab meal to sneak in a load of veg without really knowing about it when you eat it! For this one I add grated sweet potato and carrot to give it that extra sweetness which makes it popular with the kids as well as me!