one pot: leftover winter carbonara

Italian purists would be screaming at me right now but what are ya gonna do? The family are hungry and after christmas, they are fed up with eating cold turkey. feel free to leave out the butter to keep it lower in syns but I really feel that the leek and mushrooms benefit from the […]

Pumpkin soup

I have personally heard horror stories about pumpkin recipes. At the end of the day, it is like the older auntie of the butternut squash and the only tip that I can give you is flavour it the way you would a butternut squash! 1 kg deseeded and peeled, 1 large onion peeled and roughly […]

Slow cooker: Beef Bourguignon

Something comforting and easy for the dark, cold nights ahead of us. Utterly comforting and low in syns! #slowcooker #recipe for #beefbourguignon

Mexican Chicken Stew

This delicious #slowcooker or #onepot meal is delicious and totally hits the spot, especially now its colder! #synfree

Winter minestrone

There is nothing more comforting in the winter than a big bowl of syn free, hearty soup! Here is my recipe for what I think is a whole meal in one! 3 smoked bacon medallions (cut into small pieces, if you want to keep this veggie just leave this out and add 1 tsp smoked […]

Christmas gifts: easy sweet spiced nuts

These easy caramelised Christmas flavoured nuts are dangerously moreish and delicious, perfect for Christmas gifts or even to have as nibbles when friends are over! You will need: 500g mixed nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts and cashews work beautifully) 1/4 tsp mixed spice and sea salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon 200g brown sugar 2 tbsp honey 1. […]

Winner, winner Chicken Dinner!

This is the ultimate budget busting blog. I am hoping to do more like this for people such as students. You can get a chicken for as little as £3 in some supermarkets and can be used for multiple dinners as long as you have storecupboard staples. 1st meal: Preheat the oven to 200oC. Take […]

Meat (less) balls

Yes, you read the title right! meatless meatballs! For those of you who struggle to eat a lot of meat or for you vegetarians out there, these meatballs are easy to make and you can flavour them like you would meat, you basically use the base of the veggies/pulses them you add the herbs and […]

Apple pie topping (SW friendly)

So I’m not a huge eater of porridge as it doesn’t always agree with me but sometimes I get a craving and this is how I like to have my porridge!  1 Apple and pear, grated 12 g saltanas (depending on the brand will be around 2-3 syns but always check!) 1/2 tsp cinnamon Pinch […]

Beef stew

Serves 4-6 700g stewing beef,  2 white onions (in rough chunks), 3 large carrots peeled and in chunks, 1 small swede (peeled and in bite size chunks) 1 red wine stock pot and beef stock cube with 700 ml hot water, 2 twigs of thyme and rosemary, 2 level tbsp plain flour (2 syn per […]