Cajun ‘Chicken’ Carbonara

This comforting, creamy dish for one packs a lot of flavour for a dish cooked in less than 20 minutes.


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 […]

Ultimate creamy, cheesy pasta

You can’t have a creamy, cheesy bowl of pasta without blowing all of the months syns right? Wrong! Serves 4-6 people (3 syns between 4 people or 2 syns between 6 people) 500g Spaghetti/macaroni 4 tbsp Elmlea light double cream (8 syns) 4 tbsp Freshly grated parmesan (4 syns) 100ml of the starchy pasta water […]

Black pepper, lemon tuna pasta

This can’t be more simple, a fast 10 minute dinner that is low in syn, all I do is have a pile of rocket or salad on the side! Serves 1-2 100g spaghetti or long type of pasta 1 tin tuna in water, drained Zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 tbsp parsley Pinch salt […]

Bourgignon bolognese

Sometimes we don’t all have time to slave over a stove so here is my 20 minute version of the classic beef bourgignon! Serves 4-6 250g extra lean beef mince 250g chestnut mushrooms (quartered) 1 large onion, celery stick and carrot (diced) 1 tin tomatoes + 1tbsp tomato purée 1 tsp oregano, basil and rosemary […]

Basic Bolognese

Sometimes children need a little persuasion to eat vegetables. What better way than to make a home-made, vegetable sauce? 1 large onion, carrot, celery stick (finely chopped or food processed) 2 tins tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree half tin (tomato tin emptied) water 3 tsp Schwartz garlic italian seasoning salt and pepper to taste 500g extra […]