It’s a bit of a collaboration today, from Mama’s kitchen, as I’m visiting Scotland again this week!
I never really cook with Lamb, but I’ve been determined to give it a go lately because I love it! Today’s recipe comes from Weight Watchers, and no matter how I tried I couldn’t get the sauce to look anything like the one in their picture… it still tasted pretty good though!
This one’s really quick and straightforward, as well as being super-satisfying. Get going!
I love couscous. I literally can’t get enough of it. It’s not always easy to find interesting ways to serve it, though, so I tend to serve it as an accompaniment to interesting dishes. When I decided it was time for another Ifits recipe, though, things quickly pointed towards the two peppers I had in the fridge, and rice seemed like too obvious a choice – so it had to be couscous!
I found this both tasty and filling, despite it’s healthy appearance! Go on, give it a try. I dare you!
Just look at that! Isn’t it beautiful? It’s the combination of a couple different recipes I stumbled across in Sabrina Ghayour‘s Persiana. It’s another beautiful book, that I’d spent hours reading as if it was a novel.
Every recipe looked awesome, but I was surprised to see that many of them could be easily tweaked to create a healthier option. All I needed to do with these was swap oil for frylight, and the job was done!
So what we have here is Saffron & Rosemary Chicken, with Turmeric & Cumin Roast Potatoes. I served them on a Watercress, Spinach & Rocket salad, with balsamic and pomegranate seeds… but you don’t need a recipe for that part!
The end result is a low-fat, healthy meal that will fill you right up. Oh, and did I mention that it’s pretty damn tasty, too?
I’ve never made any secret about the fact that my favourite restaurant in the whole wide world is Wahaca. I love their Mexican street food so much that I bought their founder’sbook, and it’s amazing! Every recipe made my mouth water, and the way it’s put together is nothing short of beautiful.
I’m also facing the conclusion of my second week of fat club, and wondered if I could adapt something to fit in with the Slimming World ethos, without skimping on flavour.
This recipe started life as Thomasina Miers’ Summery Spinach and Feta Tacos, and the filling remains pretty true to her recipe. All I’ve really changed is the cooking and serving methods (and of course the name, ever so slightly!).
The feta and fresh mint in this recipe did make it as Summery as the original title implies, and I found it delightfully tasty! Served up with some paprika & garlic sweet potato wedges, two of these wraps were enough to fill me up, and totalled 13 syns (that’s Slimming World’s points system, and I’m allowed up to 15 a day). See the Tidy tweaks section for ways to bring that down even further!
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably feeling the effects of the Seasonal over-indulgence! I’ve mentioned a few times that one of the risks of running a food blog is that the pounds pile on! Having injured my foot in the Cardiff 10k back in September, I really haven’t been exercising as much as I should, and I’ve also been eating whatever the heck I like! Generally, for me, that involves far too much of everything, and none of it very healthy! With the added decadence of Christmas thrown into the mix, I’ve put on about half a stone in three months… eek!
So, rather than waiting for the new year to start, I signed up for Fat Club (otherwise known as Slimming World) on Monday. I thought this recipe of theirs looked great, so I’ve decided to share it with you today, as a healthy option to kick-start your resolutions!
Don’t worry, I’ll still be having cheat days, so not every post for the next few months is going to be a fat club recipe! Although if they taste as good as this, you’d never know the difference anyway!
I’ve only modified this recipe very very slightly, but I have suggested some other tweaks (as ever)!