Watermelon salad

I can’t really describe this salad, its sweet, refreshing, tangy and salty and great for barbeques or picnics. Serves 4-6 as a side 400g cubed watermelon, 2 tbsp finely chopped mint zest and juice of 1 lime 50g crumbled feta cheese (part HEA or 6 syns) Toss the watermelon and lime zest and juice together. […]

Homemade Piri Piri sauce

After my trip to Portugal, I have been truly inspired, just eating different things from the typical spaghetti or cottage pie that we have at home and I managed to get a great homemade Piri Piri sauce recipe from a local restaurant while I was out there. 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar 4 cloves garlic […]

Spring vegetable & herb salad

This spring dish is amazing with fish and chicken and the best thing? Completely syn free and packed full of speed food, great for picnics, snacking, a side dish and you can use whatever fresh spring vegetables you can get your hands on! 1 mug of basmati rice (and 1 mug of vegetable stock from […]

Pasta alla Norma

This usually has chunks of mozzarella in but I’ve switched it up to sprinkle it over the top so you could either use the mozzarella as your healthy extra A or as syns. serves 4-6 500g pasta 1 large onion and garlic clove finely diced, 1 large aubergine in small chunks, 2 cans chopped tomatoes handful […]

Pressure cooker Butternut Mac ‘n’ Cheese

I love this recipe but I rarely use to cook it as it took so long to make. I realised I can make it in my instant pot/pressure cooker and it takes hardly any time at all! serves 6 (3 syns each or part of your HEA but double check your brands and syns please […]

Chargrilled veggie and halloumi salad

A delicious and satisfying salad to please any vegetarian or even a meat lover!

Chicken in a bag

Sometimes we all need a bit of meal prep to help us on our journey. This is a great way to have syn free chicken on standby in the freezer or fridge. The idea of marinating is not only to give your meat an amazing flavour but also to help tenderise your meat. you could […]

Cooking pasta in a pressure cooker

Sounds insane but I thought I’d give it a go and it works! Let’s get to it! Cooking in a sauce: If you have a sauce in your IP or PC (instant pot or pressure cooker) you want to add your pasta, and top with enough water to just come under the pasta, give it a […]

Pressure cooker: Lasagne

You wanted instant pot recipes so here is my low syn lasagne.