Chicken Cacciatore

This Italian classic is also called hunters stew as its what you could find out while you are hunting, herbs and mushrooms with your chicken in a rich tomato sauce. serves 4-6 750g bone in, skinless chicken thighs, 2 onions, 1 red pepper,1 large leek, 2 carrots, 3 cloves of garlic thinly sliced, 250g mixed mushrooms […]

Braised beef ragu with red wine

You need to trust me on this dish! I use to hate cooking with wine but if you do it properly then you will never look back. This feels very rich and indulgent for something that is roughly 1.5 – 2 syns per serving! Serve 6 400g braising steak/beef (remove visible fat) 250ml red wine (like […]

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 […]

15 minute – Beef bourguignon

We all love a classic stew, especially with how cold it is at the moment. This delicious beef bourguignon is cooked in the pressure cooker and if you play your cards right is done in 15 minutes. Serves 4 300g lean steak 200g chestnut mushrooms quartered a handful of peeled shallots or 2 large onions […]

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.

Basic microwave risotto

Yes you read it right! Microwave risotto for one! Easy for students, a quick meal or when you can’t be bothered to cook and the good thing is you can chuck in whatever you want or whatever you have on hand. In a bowl for one! 1/2 tsp butter, 1 tbsp parmesan (any herbs you […]

Top tips for newcomers

Just some of the things that could be handy when you first start #slimmingworld please feel free to add your own!

Italian style nutrition soup

This is a delicious soup that is packed full of nutrients and flavour to help get you through the day!

Perfect boiled eggs (instant pot)

I don’t know what happens when you cook eggs in an electric pressure cooker (such as the instant pot) but it makes them ridiculously easy to peel! We have farm fresh eggs so there is no air between the shell and egg itself so when we usually boil our eggs and peel them we lose […]