Is it Shephard’s Pie made with beef mince or does that make it a Cottage Pie? Anyway… Beef mince (I used a 450g pack of >5% fat) ~200ml Passata 3tbsp Tomato Purée Glug balsamic vinegar Glug Worcestershire sauce Generous pinch of dried herbs, thyme, and rosemary Tbsp chopped garlic Mug beef stock ~5 potatoes … More Shepherd’s Pie
2 sachets oats so simple 1 1/2 activia 0% cherry yoghurt 2 eggs Almond essence Sweetner to taste 6 cherries 1) Mix the oats and yoghurt together and refrigerate overnight, or for as long as you can wait. 2) Add everything except the cherries and mix well. It will seem like it’s not going … More Choc Cherry Baked Oats
So, these are tiny, hence calling them treats/fairy cakes. I’ll go with Slimming World’s new policy and I’ll leave working out the syns value to anyone making this recipe. I generally have a ‘throw it all together’ policy on cooking, so the amounts can probably be played around with as you wish. 3 eggs, separated … More Choc Orange Treats
This blog hasn’t been updated in a really long time. I am now several months into being an actual Slimming World member and I’ve lost almost 3.5 stones. Yay! I also have an Instagram where I’m posting all sorts of foods. I’ve decided that I should probably try to write down the recipes for some … More I’m Back!
I am currently more than half way through a 24 hour fast to raise money for the DEC Philippines Campaign and I’m doing pretty good! Feeling pretty hungry but nothing that seems impossible to deal with. Googling survival tips for fasting proved to be rather terrifying yesterday. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but … More Fasting for the DEC Philippines Campaign
So, I’m back again and ready to try this cooking and healthy eating thing once more. I’ll be attempting to keep a better log of what I’m eating and what I’m cooking. In that vein, here is the food I just purchased from sainsburys – nice shop, just a shame it cost almost thirty quid!
Another pretty difficult semester at work and my annual summer move to a flat with an oven – yay! Some of the things I’ve actually managed to cook so far this year: Paella Made with chicken, peppers, tomatoes and rice (I am rather unadventurous!) Cook off the chicken with paprika, saffron and a little … More And I’m Back Once More…!
Going home for Christmas is always fun, right? In amongst watching more episodes of Law and Order than anyone ever should, as well as totally random movies, I did find time to make this monster!!! After having had First Christmas with The Best Friend (a tradition started last year because said Best Friend spends Actual … More Totally Indulgent Food Porn
So, another classic: Chilli con Carne. Amongst my favourite food, naturally fairly healthy and a recipe tried and tested by a Texan…and they know their chilli!!! Chilli is super simple to make, almost the same as bolognese but with different seasoning, and can be tailored around your own personal fussiness… This is all it takes: … More Low-Fat Chilli
So, rather predictably, like a whole host of others, the new year has prompted a return to the blogosphere. After a hectic semester with some really badly behaved students, even more badly behaved colleagues and several bereavements all over the place (for both myself and people I know), I finally feel like my head might … More January Fair Weather Dieters