New Year’s Resolutions 2017

Over Christmas things got a little bit off plan for me – and I know I’m not the only one who has over indulged over the festive period. Towards the middle of December the temptation all became a bit too much. It felt like there were Celebrations and mince pies everywhere I turned. So, for…

Bolognese Pasta Bake

Spag bol is brilliant don’t get me wrong. But when you have young kids in the house spaghetti can be something of a challenge. Combine slippery pasta strands with bright red sauce and you’re almost guaranteed one heck of a clean up, which is why small pasta shapes can be a marginally tidier alternative. This…

Bacon and tomato cheesy pasta 

This is a simple and tasty dish that the whole family will love, made from ingredients most of us have in the fridge and store cupboard. Ingredients: 4 rashers of bacon, visible fat removed then cut into small pieces 1 red onion 1 pepper – any colour will do 2 stalks of celery 2 or…

Steak and Chips

Feeling hungry? Nothing quite hits the spot like steak and chips. This meal features sirloin from Aldi, cooked in a frying pan (coated with Frylight) for just 3 minutes so it’s juicy enough to eat without a sauce. The mushrooms also serve to make things a bit more moist. Ingredients White potatoes, peeled and cut…

Special Fried Rice

This is one of those “chuck it all in” sorts of recipes. I started making it at lunch times as a sandwich alternative – which I can do at the moment because I’m at home all day every¬†day – but I have also sent it in cold for my husband’s lunch and there haven’t been…

The Great Big British Breakfast

This is one of my favourite things about the Slimming World plan. You can literally eat as much bacon, eggs, baked beans and potato as you desire and still lose weight. When I first heard about this I thought “don’t be so bloody ridiculous”. But it’s true. I know because I frequently push the Slimming…