Slow-cooker beef brisket with rich onion gravy
I love beef, and particularly when it is slow-cooked- that tender, fall apart texture can't be beaten! Beef brisket is one of the cheaper cuts to buy because it does require a long, slow cook, but you really can't beat it, and it makes a fantastic Sunday roast centrepiece that actually requires very little effort!
I picked up a piece of beef brisket in Tesco's a little while ago as it was on special offer, and I really wanted to try something different to anything I had cooked before ...
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!
Pomegranate and orange glazed ham
Right on my doorstep is The Old English Pig company- they breed beautiful free-range, traditional Old English pigs, and their sausages are honestly the best I have ever tasted (and they are working on a low fat one!). I've had a lovely piece of gammon from them sitting in my freezer since Christmas, and I really wanted to do it justice by finding an unusual and delicious glaze for it!
I think for an effective glaze you need to have a really good amount of sweetness, and so I ...
Step-by-step picture guide- how to make an asparagus, garlic mushroom and sweet potato quiche
This is a really delicious quiche- The full recipe and ingredient list can be found here- but here's how it's made:
1. Peel and slice the potatoes, and layer them in circles (overlapping) into a quiche dish (pre-sprayed with cooking spray)
2. Spray with cooking spray, and bake at 180c for 20 minutes
3. Fry mushroom for 4 minutes, add crushed garlic, and stir fry for 30 seconds
4. Mix together eggs, cheese and milk and season
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)
Syn free gravy
My husband's working away at the moment, so I wanted to make myself a lovely hearty plate of sausages, mash, onions and gravy (which he hates!). I'm using a couple of syns on the sausages, so thought I would have a go at making a tasty syn-free gravy (I can't just have watery Oxo- need a nice thick gravy with this!). It's really easy to do- just throw everything in, simmer and whizz, and I think it tasted fantastic- had to stop myself from eating it like soup!
Perfect roast potatoes
My favourite method for cooking roast potatoes has always been in lard, it makes really nice roast potatoes. BUT I hate to think about how unhealthy they are- I've not really wanted to make 'healthy' roast potatoes before as I worry they will be too dry, but this method really does make lovely potatoes that wouldn't compare unfavourably with the ones dripping in grease!
Sticky plum chicken
We had this as an alternative to a Sunday roast, and the whole family enjoyed it. The recipe was from Delicious Magazine but I made a few adaptations to their recipe to keep it low syn.
Roast chicken breast with lemony bombay potatoes
This is one of those dishes which tastes so good for not a lot of effort! It's quick to do and uses nice basic ingredients that you are likely to have in the cupboards. The syns are in the little bit of olive oil that everything is tossed around in, and you can remove this if you wish and spray with Frylight to make it syn free.
Oxo roast potatoes
I kept seeing this recipe pop up in the various Slimming World Facebook pages that I follow, where everyone was raving about it! It's a bit of a change to just spraying the potatoes with Frylight, and makes for a lovely moist inside and crispy outside.