Dry Janu-wary. OOPS. On Saturday my dry January (of a week) ended rather abruptly when all my willpower vanished in a puff of air. We had some lovely friends round for dinner (and an immense Cards Against Humanity session!) and I reached for the red wine a little too abruptly, consuming almost the entire thing… Read More Bolognese Stuffed Courgettes
Happy New Year! I am a huge fan of Christmas, but my Christmases tend to be punctuated with mountains of melted Camembert, gallons of mulled wine and countless sambuca shots. All good fun, but not exactly Slimming World friendly and I always wake up on 2nd January feeling like I’ve been hit by a bus… Read More Eating Clean in 2016: Slimming World Style!
Without trying to make this sound like an excuse or an X Factor sob story, in the last 2 months J and I have both started new jobs, moved house, been on holiday (definitely a positive!) and add to that my bad knee, which I’ve already mentioned and am now awaiting surgery to get it… Read More I’ve Hit Reset – Week 1
Happy Friday! I have posted the recipe for magic pancakes before (oats, muller, egg mixture left overnight) but I am trying to avoid muller lights because of the aspartame. These pancakes are 5 syns (for all of the above!) as the banana is mashed and cooked, but well worth it and deliciously simple. Ingredients 1… Read More Banana Pancakes
Trying to get back on the Eating Clean Wagon whilst hobbling around, my mind hasn’t been in it recently but I just need to stay organised. These stuffed portobello mushrooms are so simple, they are a perfect speedy breakfast or quick lunch option. Egg, bacon and spinach stuffed mushrooms (serves 2) 2 portobello mushrooms 4… Read More Egg, Bacon and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Hello blog, it’s been a while! I have more time to blog as I am currently between jobs! On Friday I left my job after seven years, which had a bigger emotional impact than I had realised and resulted in bad eating habits (alongside celebrating my new job!) To continue the update, last week I… Read More Strawberry, avocado and spinach salad
This recipe is from the SW website, one of the tastiest curries I’ve made! Oh and p.s. — I quit the gym! Serves 2. Large onion, sliced 300ml chicken stock 1 tsp turmeric 2 cardamom pods 1 x 2.5cm piece cinnamon stick 2 black peppercorns 2 cloves 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tbsp peeled and… Read More Easy Chicken Balti
This year I have decided to stop paying for the privilege of getting up at the crack of dawn to get sweaty with a host of city workers and blow dry my hair in-sync with half a dozen scantily clad women. Millions of people’s ultimate dream I’m sure! Although in recent weeks (read: months) the… Read More I Wanna Quit The Gym!
Sundays are the Ultimate Day. Having one of those Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 (ish) jobs means that when I wake up on Sunday morning, I can work this day to perfection, using the time however I want! This morning started off with thirty minutes of “yoga”. For anyone who knows me, this must be… Read More Magic Pancakes
A tasty Summer salad from the latest Slimming World magazine. I made a big batch of this one so I can take the leftovers to work on Monday! Serves 4, 2.5 syns for dressing on Extra Easy. Ingredients4 eggs6 rashers of bacon, all fat removed, cut into strips1/2 pack pre-cooked chargrilled chicken breast, torn into strips 100g cherry tomatoes. halved400g new… Read More BLT Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing