Triple-layer chocolate french toast
French toast makes a fantastic breakfast, as it's as much as a treat as pancakes but it's so quick and easy to make. Last week I had a sudden brainwave after being reminded about the Kingsmill wholemeal crustless toast in Tesco- how about a triple layered French toast, sandwiched together with chocolate spread and peanut butter?!
So this was the first incarnation of this meal- a layer of bread, a layer of peanut butter, a layer of bread, a ...
Blueberry and cinnamon pancakes
I am often playing around with different 'alternative' pancake recipes, as pancakes are my girls' favourite breakfast. These ones took me 3 versions to get right, but they were absolutely delicious as a finished dish!
I chose not to add any sweetness into the actual pancake mix- I love the natural sweetness of blueberries when they are warm and bursting apart, and I like to drizzle maple syrup over the top of these afterwards. If you prefer them sweeter you can always add some stevia ...
This recipe is from the Slimming World Festive Feasts cookbook. I was lucky enough to try it at the Slimming World head office blogger's Christmas lunch (read all about it here)
It tastes lovely, looks great on the table and is only 3 syns per serving.
The one in the picture was made by the fabulous staff in the Slimming World Head office kitchen, and photographed by me //
Winter raspberry and chocolate log
I was lucky enough to be invited recently to a Christmas lunch at the Slimming World head office(you can read all about it here )- this was one of the pudding choices and it was absolutely lovely! It is only 3 syns per slice so perfect for a guilt-free Christmas treat and it makes a gorgeous centrepiece for a Christmassy table!
This is from the Slimming World Festive Feasts Cookbook which is available in Slimming World groups, priced £4.95.
Please note the one in the picture was ...
Mini tuna quiches
I can't believe that I have never experimented with filo pastry before! It's so much fun to use, and so easy to use, with the plus-side being that because the sheets are ultra thin it's super low in fat (and syns!). On Slimming World, the average sheet is 3.5 syns, so for something like these mini quiches you can manage a brilliant snack with very few syns. Out of one packet of filo sheets I made a chicken pie (for the kids- but will definitely do a healthy version soon- I use butter to fry ...
Oaty blueberry pancakes with toasted almonds and Manuka honey
I love a treat breakfast, it takes me back to a visit to America with my friend's family when I was 16- every morning her Aunt cooked these amazing treats, waffles, blueberry muffins, pancakes... I still love at the weekend to make a more special breakfast, but I'm also conscious about keeping it healthy. When Rowse honey asked me to create a superfood breakfast containing their Manuka honey, I was well up for the challenge! My biggest discovery in the past year is oats- I can't believe I ...
Chip shop style curry sauce
Up until about 3 months ago I had actually never had chips and curry sauce- it passed me by even with all those late night takeaways in my youth!
I had it for the very first time at our 'local' (and it's a pretty special local) Glazebrook House. The Executive Chef is Anton Piotrowski (he won Masterchef professionals in 2012). My husband and I had a rare day off together, both kids were at school/nursery and we had a gorgeous walk up on Dartmoor and stopped off on our way back. It ...
Virgin frozen strawberry daiquiri
This is a beautiful drink! It tastes delicious, is incredibly refreshing and it also just looks amazing! You could spice it up with a shot of rum, but I think it's lovely just as it is. You need to make sure you have nice, ripe and sweet strawberries.
Guilt-free raspberry and strawberry cheesecake
I am really quite excited about this recipe... I think it really tastes like a proper treat, but it's so good it practically has a halo!
The oats form the base (and if you are following Slimming World you can use these as half of your healthy extra B choice). The cheesecake mix is a lovely, satisfying texture- it just feels indulgent!