Beef Goulash for the Soul

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Well, the nights have started drawing in, and isn’t it that little bit colder most days? I keep hearing rumours of an Indian summer, but every hint of it seems just to be a tease before the chill sets in again. I’m sat on the couch today, under a blanket, because I refuse to believe it’s time to put the heating on!

In any event, it’s definitely time to switch to your autumn wardrobe (which to me means cracking out the Autumn/Winter/Spring jumpers) and trade the light summer salads for those good old-fashioned hearty stews. Something a bit more comforting, and well… soul-warming!

I promised back in January that not every recipe would be a fat club one, but it turns out that most of them have. I can only apologise for that, whilst hoping that you haven’t found them to be lacking. You’ll be glad to know that this one isn’t from Fat Club…. but I’m still fat fighting, and it just turns out that this particular recipe is still pretty healthy, and would be considered “free” at Slimming World… just a coincidence, though!

I loved this recipe – not only was it super tasty, but it definitely warmed me up. It doesn’t have the spice you might expect from me, just a nice warmth and depth that left me feeling comfy-cosy!


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Guilt-free King Prawn Saag

IMGP2769Since starting this blog, it’s safe to say I’ve put on a pound or two. Nothing drastic, but I do have a propensity towards the more calorific dishes, and I’m not renowned for willpower or portion control. When trying to perfect recipes, it will probably come as no surprise to hear that I’ve generally eaten each dish twice in the week it featured.

Anybody who knows me personally will know that I’m always weight-conscious. I yo-yo between impressive excess and remarkable restraint. I am a frequenter of fat clubs, and today’s recipe is courtesy of one of them!

People often have the wrong idea of what they consider “diet food”, believing it to be bland and unfulfilling. They may be surprised to find that this King Prawn Saag recipe from Weight Watchers won’t disappoint on either flavour or heat.

If you’re familiar with Weight Watchers’ pro-points system, the entire recipe is only 5 (yes 5) points! If you’re more of a Slimming World kind of person, this would be free on an Extra Easy day.

So crack on! This week it’s guilt-free!


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