Lentil and bacon soup
Lentils and bacon are just one of those combinations that work so well. I always make a big batch as it freezes really well and is perfect for a quick, filling lunch if you are stuck. I've also found that this is really popular with my children which makes it even more of a winner!
I use puy lentils if I can find them, although it's not always that easy to find the boxes of dry ones (Merchant Gourmet do them in Sainsburys, but they are pretty steep at £3.50). The ones I have used here ...
I was very dubious when I saw the 'lasagne sheet' method of making spring rolls, but I tried it, and they were good! For one thing because I always have lasagne sheets in the cupboard and some odd veg knocking around so don't have to do a special shop for the ingredients, and for another they are a great accompaniment to a home-cooked Chinese meal without adding anything deep fried.
I've written down the vegetables that I used- but this is completely flexible, just use what you have!
Wikipedia's definition is: A sloppy joe is a sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings, served on ahamburger bun. The dish originated in the United States during the early 20th century.'
So basically a bolognese stuffed roll! I used to love bolognese sandwiches when I was little and never knew that I was eating Sloppy Joes!
They are really yummy- can be dressed up for dinner, or dressed down for lunch. I like ...
Hearty lentil and bacon soup
Lentils and bacon are just one of those combinations that work so well, and this soup has lots of lovely speed veg squeezed into it. I always make a big batch as it freezes really well and is perfect for a quick, filling lunch if you are stuck. I've also found that this is really popular with my children which makes it even more of a winner and I haven't yet found any other ways to get lovely healthy lentils down them!
I use puy lentils if I can find them, although it's not always that ...
Best ever pizza sauce
This pizza sauce is so yummy that I can just eat it on its own! I make a double batch to keep in a jar in the fridge and it's one of those really handy go-to things when you are stuck for ideas! I use it on top of a Kingsmill wholemeal thin (healthy extra b) topped with cheese for a lunchtime pizza, on top of the Warburton's easy-roll square wraps (8 syns) for a Saturday night treat pizza, inside the Old El Paso Stand 'n' Stuff Tortilla with loads more veg and cheese for a pizza pie, with ...
Perfect Slimming World chips
I've made a lot of Slimming World friendly chips since starting- I love that they feel like such a treat but are syn-free. I've tried out lots of methods, and this is a great one to get a lovely crispy chip without the faff of par-boiling and shaking up (or even pre-microwaving as some do). The secret is instant mashed potato, and a little combination of spices which add a lovely flavour. I also love my crinkle chip cutter as there's something so appealing looking about crinkle cut chips! I ...
Mini ham and mushroom quiches
Using the ham to make a cupe for the little quiches not only keeps them tidily together, but adds a lovely base to the egg, with some lovely crispy bits around the edges.