Wednesday, 19 June 2013

An Instagram Catch up- What I've been eating

I haven't done one of these posts for awhile so I thought it was about time I did a catch up on what I have been scoffing this last month.

On 25th May Chris and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, we decided to have a posh meal in rather than go out.

We started off with a bit of Dom Perignon as you do  : )

We had asparagus and mozzarella wrapped in Parma ham to start.

Scallops with minted pea puree for the fish course.

For main we had homemade beef Wellington, roast potatoes, asparagus and tender stem broccoli.

To finish off we had Eton Mess for dessert. Not a bad anniversary meal eh!

For the rest of the month my food wasn't nearly as glamorous but it was damn tasty : )

Homemade pasta bake.

Chicken paella

Piri Piri pork, wedges and cool yogurt dip

Salmon, sweet potato mash, roasted parsnips and mixed vegetables

Espresso and a Freddo

Vegetable risotto

Meatball jambalaya

 Homemade fish, chips and mushy peas

Lamb steak, herby potatoes, roasted parsnips, peppers leeks and courgette

Homemade egg sandwiches and prawn salad

Cheesy bean pasta bake

Homemade chicken nuggets, coleslaw and fries

I managed to get a trip in to Hickorys : ) I had pulled pork, skin on fries and coleslaw followed by camp fire marshmallows and dipping chocolate.

Chicken and vegetable casserole with roasted potatoes.

Well I hope I haven't made you all too hungry with this post : ) If you want any of the recipes please don't hesitate to contact me. As always most of my food is Slimming World friendly.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Chicken and Bacon Risotto

A few weeks ago I made a very yummy risotto and had been meaning to put the recipe up. If you are on Slimming World this is completely free : )

You will need chicken, bacon, risotto rice, fry light, vegetable or chicken stock, an onion, a few cloves of garlic and a selection of vegetables. I went with leeks, asparagus and tender stem broccoli.
Finely slice your onion and garlic and gently fry off in a large saucepan.

Slice up your other vegetables.

Add your sliced chicken to the onions and garlic.

Slice up your bacon and add to the pan once the chicken is cooking.

Add your leeks to fry them off.

Mix in your risotto rice.
Add in about half a pint of stock or enough to cover all your ingredients.
Bring to the boil.
After five minutes add in a little bit more stock. Get your peas out of the freezer ready.
After a few minutes add in your asparagus and broccoli.
Cook for five to eight minutes and top up with a bit more stock. After five minutes add in your peas and cook for a further five minutes.
Once nearly all the stock has been absorbed and the rice is swollen and soft serve and enjoy with some black pepper.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Sweet Potato Wedges

A few people have asked me how I make my sweet potato wedges so I thought it was time I shared with you how to make these scrummy orange dinner accompaniments.

You will need:
- Sweet potatoes
-Fry light (or oil if you fancy)
-Salt and pepper
-Clove of garlic

-Firstly get your spuds and slice off any of the ugly looking ends and eyes.

-Slice your potatoes in half and then into wedge slices, I tend to make mine fairly thin ish that way they don't take forever to cook.


-Get your baking tray and give it a quick spritz with your spray or drizzle with some of your oil.


-Take your clove of garlic and using the side of your knife crush it slightly.

-Chuck it all onto your baking tray, spritz with your fry light or drizzle with your oil, season with your salt and pepper and give it all a good shake.


-Pop into an oven at about 200c for 25-30 minutes.

-Half way through get them out and give them a good shake just to make sure that they don't get stuck to the bottom and that they get cooked evenly.

-Once they are cooked dig in and enjoy : )

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Non Bake Chocolate Marble Slice

OK so this recipe isn't a slimming world one, but then I'm sure the title gave it away.

I got my inspiration for this recipe from the lovely Lily at, her post can be found here

For this recipe I used my left over chocolate from Easter but you can use any bars of your favourite chocolate.

-Firstly you need to slowly melt your chocolate, I always opt for the bowl over the pan of simmering water technique that way you are less likely to burn your chocolate.

- Line a baking tray with some grease proof paper.

-Next get your chosen topping, I went for mini eggs as they look pretty and taste pretty darn good : ) You could use smarties, crunchie, maltesers or any other yummy chocolate/sweets you can think of.
Pop it in a sandwich bag and get a rolling pin and give it a good bash.

-Melt your other chocolate again in a bowl over simmering water until it is all melted.

-Once your chocolate is melted pour onto your grease proof paper.

-Add your topping and your other chocolate on top, you will see that your chocolate produces a lovely marble effect.

-Pop in the fridge for an hour to hour and a half or until the chocolate is firm and you can tap it.

-Cut up into slices or leave whole if you don't want to share : )

-Make sure you keep it in an air tight container, so it stays nice and fresh when you want a little bit of what you fancy.

-And lastly enjoy!