Creme Egg Cookie Cups

My colleague showed me a picture of the most delicious looking cookies on Friday, and I couldn’t resist giving them a try. I found a recipe online, but it was on an American site and required a bit of adapting. For those wondering, it’s here: Mine looked a bit more ‘rustic’ than these, but they tasted yummy! Perfect for Easter, but maybe not for your diabetic aunt, these are very sweet! Ingredients: 1 box Betty Crocker...

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Recipe: Sweet Potato and Sweetcorn Soup

On our bank holiday day out to Skipton in the typical English bank holiday weather of drizzle, drizzle and more drizzle, we escaped the rain into WH Smiths for a while. I was browsing through the cook books and I saw the Biggest Loser cookbook (linked in to the TV programme). The TV programme is kind of a guilty pleasure for me, and the book seemed to have some good recipes in, so I thought I’d buy it. At £13 it wasn’t that bad...

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Recipe: Sausage and Vegetable Pasta Bake

If you’ve read my earlier post, you’ll know that I’ve decided that for the time being I’m going to have meal replacement shakes for breakfast and tea. Which means that I need something really tasty for lunch, and I didn’t really want anything processed. So I had a bit of a walk round Morrisons earlier and threw some stuff in my trolley with the idea of making a pasta bake. It turned out great, six portions of...

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Recipe: Fisherman’s Pie with Leeky Mash

(A Hairy Bikers Recipe). Serves 4. Ingredients For the filling 1 medium head of broccoli, cut into small florets 350g thick white fish fillets (I used Basa fillets) 150g smoked fish fillets (I used smoked Basa fillets) 400ml semi-skimmed milk 4 tbsp cornflour 4 tbsp cold water 150g cooked, peeled prawns salt and pepper to taste For the mash 600g floury potatoes (such as King Edwards or Maris Pipers) 20g butter 2 medium leeks (trimmed and cut...

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Recipe: Chicken and Rice Bake

Ingredients (for two) 4 chicken thighs or 2 chicken breasts 4 rashers of bacon 125g rice 1 onion 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp turmeric 250ml chicken stock (I use one knorr stock pot in 250ml water) Salt and pepper to taste Method Wrap the chicken in bacon and secure with a cocktail stick. Alternatively (if using breast), dice the chicken and chop the bacon. Heat the oil in an ovenproof pan. Brown the chicken over a high heat for five...

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Five Spice Gammon

Recipe: Sticky Five Spice Gammon

It’s been a long time since I did any cooking, but since I finished work an hour early on Friday, I thought I might as well try out one of my food pins from Pinterest. The original recipe that I found on Pinterest had egg noodles, but we had none in the house so I used rice instead. I forgot to take pictures though, so the picture is from the original website. The recipe also stated that the sauce should turn into a glaze. I think I...

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Recipe: Cauliflower Base Pizza

We used to eat pizza every saturday, but since we started our diet, it’s just too high in calories. I stumbled upon this recipe which uses cauliflower as the base instead of dough. We were both a bit dubious if it would actually work, but it tasted delicious, and was extremely filling! Grating the cauliflower took quite a while, but it was all worth it in the end! I think next time I make it, I’ll add more peri-peri to the base to...

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Recipe: Chicken with Garlic Mushrooms and Orzo

We found this recipe for Spaghetti and garlic mushrooms on SkinnyTaste.com, but adapted it to make it into a full meal by adding fried chicken breast.  Our favourite pasta at the moment is Orzo, a pasta which has the shape of rice, so we used that instead of spaghetti. Delicious, low calorie and extremely quick to make!

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