• Dinner,  Home Cooking,  Lunch

    Meatballs in Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

    Meatballs, Eggplant / Aubergine, Tomato Sauce, Win!! I watched a video for this recipe on the ‘all recipes’ website and thought it looked nice & doable.  I made a few tweaks to make it less syns for slimming world, for example I used tin tomatoes instead of marinara sauce and lean beef mince instead of lamb. The taste was lovely and me nan even asked for another meatball! 

  • Black Bean Chicken
    Dinner,  Home Cooking,  Lunch

    Chicken in black bean sauce

    I love chicken in black bean sauce, I always find myself in a restaurant browsing the menu diligently thinking ‘today is the day I try something new’ – but my eyes always settle back to the chicken in black bean sauce. In an attempt to stop eating out so often and because I know these Chinese dishes are often made using an ocean of oil, I decided to make my own.

  • Lunch

    Grilled chicken with sautéed Veg

    I recently read a book called ‘The Calorie Myth’ and according to this book I should aim to get at least 30g of protein per meal and at least 10 portions of veg throughout the day. This veg portion seems a lot for me, especially since, after scrutinizing my diet, I realised I was only eating around 1-2 portions a day.

  • Home Cooking,  Lunch

    Garlic Pesto Chicken

    I love watching the ‘tasty’ videos on facebook but their recipes usually have way too many calories for me. So I decided to try and ‘de-calorize’ the garlic pesto chicken video and I think it came out quite well 🙂 I added less parmesan cheese and used low fat fresh cream instead of full fat heavy cream.

  • Dinner,  Home Cooking

    Courgette noodles with sweet & sour chicken

    I’m becoming a big fan of courgette noodles, especially since I bought my new spiralizer. Now everything will be noodle shaped for a while. I discovered that the courgettes looked better raw because last time I cooked them, they wilted away and looked sad 🙁

  • Ratatouille
    Dinner,  Home Cooking

    Ratatouille

    I have always struggled to make nice ratatouille. I used to cut everything in disc shapes and spray with low cal spray. Finally someone told me to stop using spray and use olive oil; once I did this, all was well 🙂