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Salmon with Chilli, Lime & Ginger and a Zesty Mexican Bean Salad

To celebrate the launch of The Saucy Fish Co. products in Iceland’s The Food Warehouse I’ve created a tasty and easy to make zesty Mexican bean salad to go alongside The Saucy Fish Co. cook from frozen Salmon with Chilli, Lime & Ginger Dressing.   The Saucy Fish Co. has four of its delicious products on sale in The Food Warehouse (yes I have sampled them all!)   Cook from frozen Salmon with Chilli, Lime & Ginger Dressing Cook from frozen Smoked ...

Chicken fajita traybake

Chicken fajitas are a staple in my household- I never get tired of them! It's often a Saturday night dinner for my husband and I, but equally I don't like a meal that involves me standing over a pan on a Saturday night (I'd rather be sitting in front of the fire drinking a glass of wine!). That's why I tried these as a traybake (or sheet pan) style meal- you can prep it all, pop it in the oven and go and sit down while it cooks, what's not to love?! I actually really love the Old El Paso ...

Mexican layered chicken bake

Mexican food is a real love of mine, fajitas are often a Saturday night treat for us, but unfortunately wraps generally aren't wholesome or healthy, so I really wanted to come up with an alternative which still seems like as much of a treat. I have made an enchilada bake before which is really delicious, but although it cuts down on the amount of wraps you would normally have, it does still use them. I decided to trial grated sweet potato as one of the layers both to create more filling ...

Brocamole

This is my version of Nigella's 'brocamole' idea- she in turn credits the idea to Ludo Lefebvre, who did a purely broccoli version with no avocado. I adore fresh guacamole, and although avocados are very good for you and full of 'healthy' fat, if you are following Slimming World it is very high in syns and for me it's great to be able to enjoy guacamole without eating a ton of syns!  

Homemade refried beans (frijoles negros)

I've always been a big fan of refried beans, even when I was a very fussy eater as a child! I love Mexican food, and spent a summer travelling around Mexico 13 years ago. The food was just as good as I had hoped- everywhere are street food stalls selling amazing little soft tacos with different fillings. The restaurants were amazing- if you ordered fajitas often the meat/prawns would be charcoal grilled and it would come out sizzling on a skillet. So so yummy! It was also the first time ...

Enchilada bake

This was my solution for not eating loads of wraps when I have fajitas or enchiladas! it's layered up like a lasagne, using loads of yummy Mexican layers! In this one I used my homemade refried beans (recipe here) and salsa (recipe here), but you can use the Old El Paso refried beans, and jarred salsa to make it a less labour intensive dish if you want! I just happened to already have leftovers of the beans and salsa from other meals! If you are following Slimming World you can use the ...

Slow-cooker salsa

I'm all for a jar of salsa and that's usually what I will use if I'm having Mexican, but it's so easy to do and I really fancied having a go in the slow cooker- this also means no need for the unnecessary amount of oil, salt and sugar that you might get in a shop-bought one. If you follow this blog you will know how much I love my slow-cooker- I think it's just being able to throw everything in and leave it- pretty lazy cooking for amazing results! This makes a good sized batch of salsa- ...

Slow-cooker chipotle chilli chicken

I threw this meal together as I hadn't got anything planned and only had about 10 minutes in the day to get something prepared- I had a load of chicken in the freezer after receiving my latest Musclefood offer (click here to see the brilliant deal they currently have on my favourite lean meat selection), I always have black beans in the cupboard as I use them all the time, and the rest of the ingredients were just in the cupboards. I picked up my chipotle chilli flakes in Sainsburys a ...

Slow cooker Cuban black beans

I really love black beans as an ingredient, and I had to try this recipe when I saw it in the Simply Nigella cookbook as it looked completely delicious and also very easy. I also loved the idea of being able to cook the dried beans from scratch in the slow cooker, as they can be quite pricey to buy canned, but are really reasonable if you buy the dry ones. Black beans (also known as turtle beans) are very filling but low in calories, so they are great for filling you up without being ...

Mexican chicken mole

I first came across this in Mexico 14 years ago- I couldn't believe I had never heard of it before! The sauce is an amazing combination of chocolate and chilli, and is rich and full of flavour. It should be made with ancho chillies, but I haven't been anywhere that sells them, so I used ancho chilli powder which is in a little chilli kit that my husband gave me a couple of years ago. If you can't get ancho chilli powder then you can substitute with chipotle which is pretty widely availabl...