month : 10/2016 7 results

How to make perfect syn-free roast potatoes

  One of the joys of Slimming World is that you can still enjoy a good roast! In fact, it's a perfect Slimming World meal! Roasting the meat drains away the fat, it's easy to fill up your plate with 1/3 speed foods, there's a syn-free gravy recipe here: (click here to see syn-free gravy recipe) and here is my method for making perfect syn-free roast potatoes every time (and I think they taste even better than fat covered ones!): 1. Peel potatoes (I usually use maris piper) ...

Piri Piri beef mini roast, with sweet potato wedges and chilli and lime dip

I've recently discovered mini roasts, and I love them for an easy evening meal! They are much smaller joints of meat than your typical Sunday roast- so are ideal for serving two (and usually with enough left over for a sarnie the next day too!). During the week my husband and I always eat together (if we can) after the girls have gone to bed- it's our time to relax together and catch up on the day, and one of the reasons that mini roasts are great is that you can just pop them in the oven ...

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 ...

Honey-roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup

I created this recipe for Devon Life magazine , I love squash soups, especially in autumn, it really feels like 'comfort food'. I think that roasting the squash and sweet potato in a bit of honey gives it such a rich flavour.  I tend to always have a butternut squash and some sweet potatoes in the cupboard as they keep so well- this makes it the perfect lunch to whip up when I haven't had the chance to get to the shops!    

Apple BBQ pulled pork

We went to a gorgeous 'apple day' a couple of weeks ago at Parke, a lovely bit of National Trust owned Devon countryside- not only did they have Dartmoor ponies bringing apples down from the orchard to put into the traditional press for apple juice, but the amazing cafe there, Home Farm Cafe, had a very apple themed menu- it was so cosily autumnal! I had a pulled pork roll with apple chutney which was gorgeous, and set me thinking about actually adding some of these autumn apples into the ...

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 ...

Slow-cooked Cuban Pork and sweet potato stew

My method of cooking often tends to be 'what do I have in the cupboard, can I make anything from it'! I had pork loin, lots of sweet potatoes, spring onions and an orange and this recipe came about! I love pork slow cooked, as it takes on such a lovely texture. I also really wanted to make something a bit more experimental to try out on my children, and they both ate this so well I was very pleased! I usually wouldn't cook something like this without spice, but it was lovely just as it was. ...