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 […]

sage and onion stuffing

#christmas is coming and i want to make sticking to plan easier for you!

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

Egg Fried Rice

I just went through my recipes and I realised I haven’t posted the most simple of fried rice dishes. The one fried rice dish that has become a staple in Chinese takeaways throughout the UK. You can keep this syn free by leaving out the sesame oil but really, as there is so little of […]

speedy rice

It’s summer, the children are off school, we don’t always have time to make something for lunch, so why not make something packed full of speed food that is great for pack lunches, snacking on, or even taking to a BBQ?  2 cloves garlic, grated 1 tsp thyme 1 roughly chopped red pepper, onion, courgette, […]

Campfire stew

This is my version of the campfire stew. I personally don’t like the sausages cooked in the stew so I make that on the hob while I cook my sausages in the oven. This is always a family favourite and depending on what people fancy we either cook it with pasta or potatoes so it […]

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 […]

Thai noodle salad

Leftover chicken, turkey or even freshly grilled steak or prawns this zesty salad hits the spot every time and is something different to your typical turkey curry!! 200g rice noodles (soaked) 3 large spring onions (shredded) 1 large shredded carrot ( grate, shredded or peeled works) 1/4 cucumber (deseeded and sliced) 100g green beans (cut […]

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. […]