Oven-Baked Prawns in Garlic-Chilli Butter

Seeing as it is now the range among my fellow food bloggers to give non-recipes now and then, I’ve decided to start giving a few suggestions in this manner. The first dish I’m going to share is for prawns that are baked in a foil parcel with a mixture of butter, garlic and dried chilli…

Simple Tex-Mex Chilli

Ideal for all these rainy days we seem to be having this summer. Where has the summer gone? It’s July for fuck’s sake. Not bloody April! Anyway,  with Tuesday being a mix of sun and rain, and having to use a package of minced beef from the fridge, I decided to cook a pot of…

Best Ever Bolognese

A healthier version of an Italian classic. Sorry for the flurry of sweet treats on here over the past few months, especially since I’m on a weight loss regime. I shall try to keep these to a minimum these days. Anyway, back to business. One of the first things I did on joining Slimming World…

Risotto for the Lazy

A very tasty supper dish for one. And proof that I do do savoury dishes as well as baking/desserts. I love risotto. I like how comforting it is. But what I don’t like is the tiresome ladling in of stock, and stirring it in. I thought there has to be an easier way, when I…

Chilli Wasabi Beef Stir-Fry

A new favourite way of stir-frying beef. I have lost count of the amount of times I’ve cooked this dish over the past few weeks. It’s too fucking good. Even my mother likes it. The idea for this dish came about from raiding the fridge and store-cupboard one Friday night when I was home alone…

Baked Tikka Yogurt Chicken

I admit this may not win any prizes for being the most beautiful dish when you pull this out of the oven. I promise it tastes good though. This is a simple version of that Great British favourite, Chicken Tikka, based on a Slimming World recipe. If you prefer your tikka to be in a…

Easy Midweek Paella

A great storecupboard supper that’s ideal for the winter months. Although, having said that, I have made this in the summer and I enjoyed it then too. This is one of those recipes that is easily adaptable to whatever you got in the fridge. I once made this using skinned Cumberland pork sausages, sliced chorizo…

Chilli Chicken Stir-fry

A great tasting stir-fry for two, which I came up with just today. And only two syns a portion on Slimming World. I could quite happily eat stir-fries every day. They are quick and easy, and everyone likes them. As a student I used to make a stir-fry once or twice a week. This one…

Pesto Tuna Pasta Salad

Well, this is it, my first Slimming World recipe. A filling pasta salad, based on an idea told to me by my cousin. The point of Slimming World is that it’s a lifestyle choice, not a diet. You can eat things on this, like pasta,and feel full afterwards. Which is great. And you can have…

My Mother’s Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup

A lovely soup ideal for a wintry lunch or supper on the sofa while watching something easy on the television. This soup is absolutely wonderful. The colour is just so cheerful at this time of year, and it tastes good too. It is also easily adaptable, I like it with a bit of chilli, added…