month : 10/2017 6 results

Oxo roast potatoes

This simple method makes very tasty roast potatoes, moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. A beef stock cube is perfect alongside roast beef, or you can do it with a chicken stock cube!

Pink’n’Whites

 I was first introduced to Pink'n'Whites when I joined Slimming World. My friend Emma said I must buy some, as they make a brilliant low-syn snack, and are great to beat a sweet craving. I bought my first packet in the pound shop, and they were such a saviour to me and my sweet tooth! What are Pink'n'Whites? Pink'n' Whites are made of 2 crunchy wafers, filled with pink & white mallow. They are very low in fat (98% fat free) and are only 50 calories each, or 2.5 syns on Slimming ...

Frylight- a healthy choice for all cooks

Recently I was invited along to a cookery day in London, hosted by Frylight. We were going to be cooking alongside John from Food52, with the lovely and knowledgeable Frylight expert and consultant nutritionist Helen Bond talking through what we were cooking, and enlightening us on some of the truths and myths about fats in our diets! I've been a big fan of Frylight since I discovered it when I joined Slimming World, I love that the spray action controls the amount that you use- rather ...

Iceland Slimming World curry buffet for Curry Week!

I love a curry buffet, I always find it so hard to commit to one type of curry (because I want them all!), so I love being able to pile up my plate with lots of different varieties. Doing a homemade curry buffet, however, is a labour of love because each individual dish is like making a meal in itself, and unfortunately it's just not something that I have time for in my life! Equally, I don't have a decent Indian takeaway near me, and both the cost, and the high fat content would put me off ...

Warm cookie s’mores with Maryland Thins

I've always loved Maryland cookies- the generous chocolate chip to cookie ratio, and the excellent value for money meant they always used to be my cookie of choice! These days, while I'm on my weight-loss journey, I try not to have cookies in the house, as I am not good with willpower, and sweet snacks are my main downfall! I was therefore excited to see that they had released their new 'Maryland thins'- the same tasty chocolate chip cookie, but a lighter, crispy and lower calorie version. ...

BBQ apple pulled pork

I was given a lovely gift last week- a huge bag of windfall apples! My youngest daughter is not a fruit eater, but she loves stewed apple, and the whole family (apart from me!) love spiced apple cake, so we already have lots of uses for them, but I also remembered that last year I had a go at making a bbq pulled pork that incorporated apple into the sauce to make a really delicious pork dish- the girls both loved it, and it was a fantastic dish that provides meals for days afterwards! I ...