day : 01/06/2015 4 results

Chicken, butternut squash and borlotti beans

This is one of my favourite meals to cook when we have company, it's incredibly easy to make a vast quantity of it, it doesn't involve a lot of work, and it's really tasty! If you aren't using canned borlotti beans then you will need to soak the beans overnight, but as you also need to marinade the chicken overnight this isn't a big hassle. Most of the flavour's in the marinade so there's not too much work the next day! The original recipe suggests pumpkin, which is fab, but I have substi...

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!  

Baby spinach and mint salad

The recipe for this salad was alongside the Oozy mushroom risotto, but it's so good that I think it stands alone! I've had it with pastas, risottos and meats, it's very versatile. It does have a certain 'treat' element to it as you wouldn't usually make a synned salad, but this is definitely worth it for the addition of pinenuts, sundried tomatoes, and a little oil. However you could remove all the syns and it would still be a nice side salad. If you hadn't already used your Healthy Extra B ...

Oozy mushroom risotto

This risotto is so tasty, and adapted here to be only 2 syns per portion. It does take a little bit of effort, you won't be able to leave it alone for the half an hour or so that it takes to cook,  but I really recommend it for a special occasion or a weekend treat dinner, it's a winner! Serve it with the Spinach and mint salad.