Hello my lovelies,

I’m excited to tell you about this cracking Curried Cous Cous Salad I’ve been enjoying lately.  It’s tasty, quick  and easy!  You can make it up and enjoy it in your lunch box during the week. Just make sure you serve it with lots of speed food ’cause it’s free food but you wanna make sure you’ve got 1/3 a plate of speed food to ensure a good weight loss.

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Here’s the recipe:

130g of Cous Cous (dried)

1 chicken/vegetable oxo cube

1 teaspoon of curry powder

1 teaspoon sweetener

35g of raisins (3.5 syns)

Place the cous cous in a bowl and crumble the oxo cube in with a teaspoon of curry powder, sweetner and 35g of raisins (3.5 syns). Cover with boiling water and allow to stand to absorb.

Mix once water has been absorbed and allow to cool. This makes around 4 portions so that’s about 1 syn per portion (rounded up).

Enjoy!

Mrs R

xxx

 

Slimming world Oreo cheesecakes

Hello my lovelies,

I tried these last night and they were really delicious! Of course they aren’t exactly like a proper cheese cake but they’re good nonetheless.

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All you do is mix together:

250g fat free quark

1/2 vanilla a Choc sprinkles mullerlight

1 egg

1/4 cup of powdered sweetener

1 t good vanilla essence

11 Oreo biscuits

Place 9 silicone muffin cases in a muffin tin. Crush the other 2 Oreos up and add to the quark mixture. Mix well and divide between the 9 cases. Bake at 180 degrees  until firm to the touch around 25 minutes.

Cool overnigh. I served mine with some strawberries to add some speed food and thet were so tasty.

If you make them, let me know what you think.

Bright blessings,

Mrs R

xxx

Slimming World Slow cooker lasagne

Hello my lovelies,

I made this Slimming World Slow Cooker lasagne the other night and it was too delicious not to share with you.

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I originally saw the recipe at Twochubbycubs.com but adapted it to my liking which is so typical of me.

  • 500g extra lean beef mince
  • 5 spring onions, snipped up with scissors
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 2 beef stock cubes, crumbled
  • 1/2 a punnet of cherry tomatoes, chopped up
  • 1/2 pepper, diced
  • 1/2 punnet of mushrooms sliced
  • 1 courgette, cubed
  • 1 aubergine, cubed
  • 500ml passata
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • dry lasagne sheets (I used most of an already open box)
  • 300g fat-free cottage cheese
  • 250g quark
  • 50g fat free fromage frais
  • 1 egg
  •  90g reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated  – 45g is a HEA, and this recipe serves 4 so it’s half a HEA or 3 syns per portion.

In a large frying pan sprayed with Frylight, cook the extra lean beef mince with the spring onions, garlic, herbs and stock cubes until the mince is no longer pink.  Add the cherry tomatoes, peppers, courgette, aubergine and mushrooms and cook with the mince until softened. Add the passata and tomato puree and heat through.

In a bowl mix the cottage cheese, the quark and the fromage frais with the egg. Add a little salt and pepper if you like.

In your slow cooker, lay down about a 1/4 of the mince mixture on the bottom and then break up some lasagne sheets over the top until the mince is covered. Now layer with some of the quark mixture. Layer with lasagne sheets.  Repeat this process ending with the quark mixture. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

Cook on low for 5 hours.

Once it’s done, place your slow cooker ceramic pot, without the lid into the oven under the grill for about 5 minutes so the cheese can brown.

Serve with a large green salad.

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I’ll be honest, I did not think this would turn out great but I am delighted to say it was scrummy!  I fed myself, my daughter and my hubby and had two portions leftover to freeze.

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I know that theoretically you shouldn’t split your HEA but the way I figure it, most of the time I don’t finish my milk allowance for the day. I’m really busy at often only have 2 cups of tea when I know that my milk allowance covers 4 cups of tea. If this is the case, I know I can have about 20g of cheese on my dinner.

Anyway, enough rambling!

Bright blessings,

Mrs R

x

Slimming World speed fried rice

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I came up with this recipe to use up veggies lurking in my fridge along with some leftover brown rice.

It’s nutritious, tasty and packed with 9 speed foods that help with weight loss.

Speed fried rice

serves 1

Frylight

1/2 an onion, sliced

30g diced carrots and swede, cooked (I had some leftover from a packet that you microwave)

1/2 courgette, diced

1/2 stick celery, sliced

1/4 red pepper, diced

4 mushrooms, sliced

A small wodge of red cabbage, sliced

1 spring onion, sliced

1 cooked chicken breast, diced

1 chicken oxo cube

150g cooked brown rice

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon tomato paste

A cup of hot water

Using Frylight, spray a non-stick frying pan and fry the onion, courgette, celery, pepper, mushroom slices, red cabbage and chicken.  Add the carrot, swede, soy sauce, tomato paste, oxo cube, water and rice. Fry as you would a kind of risotto, until the rice soaks up the liquid.

Serve hot with spring onions scattered over the top.

This was so tasty and I’m definitely making this again. Probably the day before asda delivery arrives 😉

Bright blessings,

Mrs R

xxx

 

Slimming World potato wedges

Hello my lovelies,

January ran away with me and I find myself deposited on my backside in February wondering what the heck happened!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but I’m following the Slimming World weight loss plan and I’m loving it!  Where else can you eat yummy foods that the entire family can enjoy without feeling deprived? Anyways, lurving it!

And one of the things I’m particularly enjoying making at the moment are potato wedges. Even the McCain Lightly Spiced potato wedges will set you back 3 syns for 100g and, let’s be honest, you’re not going to have 100g of potato wedges with your meal, are you?  I like a nice fat stack of them!  I decided there was a syn free or even lower syn version out there somewhere and I started to experiment.  I came up with the most fabulously cripsy, tasty SYN FREE wedges ever!

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Here’s how to make them.

Syn free potato wedges

1 medium/large potato per person, peeled (if you wish) and cut into wedges

Fry light – the butter on is my favourite here

Spices of your choice – I like Schwartz chip seasoning  and garlic granules

Pinch of salt

 

Spray a baking tray with Fry light.  You can use the flavoured Fry light varieties here also. I like the BBQ flavour on these wedges too if you want to ring the changes. Place your wedges on the sprayed tray.  Spray more Fry Light on top of the potato wedges then sprinkle over the spices and salt.

Bake in a 200 degree oven until the potato wedges are cooked and crispy.

Serve immediately!

I love these with burgers, pulled pork, dunked in some quark and a little sweet chilli sauce (synned) or eaten like nachos.

What your favourite Slimming World recipe at the moment?

Bright blessings,

Mrs R

xxx