Slow-cooker tandoori beef masala
The slow-cooker is fantastic for a curry- it gives plenty of time for the flavours of the spices to develop, and for meat like beef and lamb, it ensures that you have tender, fall apart meat with not a chewy bit in sight!
I also love the slow-cooker because it's hands off cooking- this meal just takes about 7-8 minutes to do, including chopping and frying, then once it's in the slow-cooker you can just leave it and get on with your day!
This slow-cooker tandoori ...
How to make the best chicken katsu curry, with Frylight
One of the key changes I have made to the way I cook in the last few years is a reduction in the amount of oil that I use. I always used to glug in the olive oil thinking of it as ‘healthy fat’, but the truth is, if you are working on reducing the calories that you consume in order to lose weight, then cutting down on oils is one of the easiest changes to make, and all oils and fats are full of calories, even if they are presented as the ‘healthy option’- in fact coconut oil has a ...
Healthy Beef Madras
I was always a fussy eater as a kid- I wouldn't touch any fruit and would only tolerate certain vegetables. when I was about 12, my Mum made a discovery, which was that I would eat pretty much any vegetables if they were in curry! Although adulthood (and travelling the world) made me much less fussy, and I love a lot of the foods I wouldn't eat as a child, I still love a good curry!
One of my dreams is to go to India for a cookery course and culinary tour. I've never been to India, but ...
South-African Bunny Chow
Anyone who is a regular visitor to my Facebook page will know that I am a huge Nando's fan! It's my perfect comfort food, and we'll often have this Homemade Nando's as a weekend treat!
When Nando's got in touch with me to ask if I'd like to have a go at making their Bunny Chow, I was excited to try it out (after googling to see what it was!), I've just made a couple of little adjustments to keep it Slimming World friendly.
Why Bunny Chow? In exploring its Southern-African ...
King prawn and sweet potato curry
I was excited when Iceland asked me to create a healthy dish using their frozen fish and seafood range- I love seafood, and I've been meaning to get more into our diet. I popped along to my nearest Iceland store to have a browse, and was so impressed by the range of frozen fish- I was very tempted to pick up the red snapper after watching the video of how Iceland freeze it at source- I quite liked the idea of a jerk style red snapper curry (might still do this at some point!), but when I ...
How to make your own frozen oven chips
I so often end up wasting potatoes- I buy a big bag for a roast or a specific recipe and then don't get around to using them all. I once smugly turned them all into chips, froze them raw... and then ended up with horrible black chips (I didn't know you couldn't freeze raw potato!).
So I experimented to find a way to use up all those potatoes as frozen chips- so handy to have lovely healthy chips that you can just pop in the oven to cook if you aren't feeling like peeling and chopping ...
Top 10 Saturday Night Fakeaways
I always try and make our Saturday night dinners a bit of a treat- as we have young children so are very unlikely to be out and about having a social life it's nice to have something to look forward to! Luckily for me, where I live (Ivybridge in South Devon) the takeaways are really bad, so the couple of times that we have decided to treat ourselves I've found myself with severe food anger about paying so much money for such rubbish food! At least it means that this isn't ever a ...
Spicy satay chicken zoodles
I've used spiralized courgette with this (because I am in love with my new spiralizer- I have this one from Amazon-click here) but you can use noodles if you prefer- although make sure you throw in some more speed veg if you do! If you feel at all doubtful about eating a whole bowl of courgette like this- give it a go! Honestly you just wouldn't know it- I definitely think it's the easiest way to eat vegetables.
I use powdered peanut butter because it is so much less fattening than the ...
Sticky chinese pork
This recipe is about as easy as it gets when it comes to making a deliciously dark and sticky glazed chinese pork. One of those things that can be thrown together in a couple of minutes, with great results!
Takeaway chicken chow mein
This is a real classic, it's tasty enough to stand in for a takeaway, and it's very easy to do. Also a great way to get lots of veg incorporated into your main! From the Slimming World website: http://www.slimmingworld.com/recipes/chinese-chicken-chowmein.aspx