Dismiss Notice
Welcome to MiniMins! Be sure to check out our complete listing of diets on the front page including Slimming World, Exante, Weight Watchers, Cambridge Weight Plan, Herbalife, and hundreds more.

Is halloumi a B on green?

Discussion in 'Slimming World - Healthy Extras' started by silly sausage, 18 July 2011 Social URL.

  1. silly sausage

    silly sausage Peas on Earth

    Posts:
    3,079
    Likes Received:
    43
    Start Weight:
    18st6lb
    Current Weight:
    15st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st13lb(15.89%)
    Diet:
    SW veggie
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. ermintrude

    ermintrude Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,993
    Likes Received:
    68
    Start Weight:
    27st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    17st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st7.5lb
    Lost(%):
    10st5.5lb(37.65%)
    Diet:
    SW
    Yeah, we had a thread on this about a week or so ago, it's near the bottom of the B drop-down menu but its not in the book. I had low fat halloumi for tea yesterday as a HEXB :)
     
  4. silly sausage

    silly sausage Peas on Earth

    Posts:
    3,079
    Likes Received:
    43
    Start Weight:
    18st6lb
    Current Weight:
    15st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st13lb(15.89%)
    Diet:
    SW veggie
    Wow! Best news ever! Thank you very much Ermintrude. You are a star x
     
  5. Beegee

    Beegee The Big One

    Posts:
    2,425
    Likes Received:
    23
    Start Weight:
    19st3lb
    Current Weight:
    11st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    7st7lb(39.03%)
    Diet:
    SW Online (Green)
    Ooh this is good news for me too - thanks!!
     
  6. Spanx

    Spanx Pea on legs!

    Posts:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    22
    Start Weight:
    16st13lb
    Current Weight:
    10st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st12lb
    Lost(%):
    6st0lb(35.44%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Have you 'fried' Halloumi in frylight? If so, what does it come out like? I looooooove Halloumi, but have only ever had it fried in a generous amount of oil!
     
  7. ermintrude

    ermintrude Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,993
    Likes Received:
    68
    Start Weight:
    27st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    17st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st7.5lb
    Lost(%):
    10st5.5lb(37.65%)
    Diet:
    SW
    It was yummy, but Ive only tried it once, so I cant say if its as good as fried in proper oil.

    Not a very good pic but... the halloumi is on top of the lentils. I think I overcooked it a bit tho :

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Spanx

    Spanx Pea on legs!

    Posts:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    22
    Start Weight:
    16st13lb
    Current Weight:
    10st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st12lb
    Lost(%):
    6st0lb(35.44%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    That looks lovely Ermintrude - is it the recipe from this month's mag?
     
  9. ermintrude

    ermintrude Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,993
    Likes Received:
    68
    Start Weight:
    27st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    17st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st7.5lb
    Lost(%):
    10st5.5lb(37.65%)
    Diet:
    SW
    Yep, SW recipe. Not bad, I would make it again, but probably adapt the lentil sauce to my own version.
     
  10. ninnins

    ninnins SW ROCKS!

    Posts:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    30
    Start Weight:
    18st7lb
    Current Weight:
    12st11.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    5st9.5lb(30.69%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Was that just 1 HEB amount ermintrude or did you use both HEB's for it or syn more?

    Looks like more than i expected for that weight and if its just 1HEB i could easily have that in a pitta with my other HEB! :eat:

    I too stumbled across it on the HE list and got v excited lol
     
  11. B's lovely lady

    B's lovely lady Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,880
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    10st2lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st4lb
    Lost(%):
    0st10lb(7.04%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming world Green days
    I'm sure fry light would work, but it really doesn't need frying, comes out just as good grilling :)
     
  12. ermintrude

    ermintrude Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,993
    Likes Received:
    68
    Start Weight:
    27st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    17st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st7.5lb
    Lost(%):
    10st5.5lb(37.65%)
    Diet:
    SW

    Yep, that's one HEXB. That's low fat halloumi, you get 42g. I slice it quite thin, about 2-3 mm and I get about 3 slices, 15g each. Had it again with another recipe at the w/e: (bit burnt, was slightly squiffy! :eek: :D )

    [​IMG]
     
  13. joedenise

    joedenise Target Member

    Posts:
    586
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    9st9lb
    Current Weight:
    8st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st5lb
    Lost(%):
    1st1lb(11.11%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I think the best way to cook halloumi is on the BBQ. It's the only way I really like it.

    Denise
     
  14. ermintrude

    ermintrude Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,993
    Likes Received:
    68
    Start Weight:
    27st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    17st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st7.5lb
    Lost(%):
    10st5.5lb(37.65%)
    Diet:
    SW
    Yeah, Id be scared of lighting one in my kitchen tho :D
     
  15. joedenise

    joedenise Target Member

    Posts:
    586
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    9st9lb
    Current Weight:
    8st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st5lb
    Lost(%):
    1st1lb(11.11%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    :):):) lmao!

    Denise
     
  16. ninnins

    ninnins SW ROCKS!

    Posts:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    30
    Start Weight:
    18st7lb
    Current Weight:
    12st11.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    5st9.5lb(30.69%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Happy days! Thanks.

    PS is that falafels you made?
     
  17. ermintrude

    ermintrude Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,993
    Likes Received:
    68
    Start Weight:
    27st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    17st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st7.5lb
    Lost(%):
    10st5.5lb(37.65%)
    Diet:
    SW
    Yeah, falafels at the front, made of butternut squash & chickpeas. At the back are some carrot & coriander fritters (underneath the halloumi) but I was mildly pi**ed when I took the photo/cooked it, so a) you cant see anything b) its burnt. :eek: :D
     
  18. ninnins

    ninnins SW ROCKS!

    Posts:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    30
    Start Weight:
    18st7lb
    Current Weight:
    12st11.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    5st9.5lb(30.69%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    lol, might have to steal the recipe from you
     
  19. ermintrude

    ermintrude Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,993
    Likes Received:
    68
    Start Weight:
    27st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    17st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st7.5lb
    Lost(%):
    10st5.5lb(37.65%)
    Diet:
    SW
    Butternut squash falafels:

    - 500g butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cubed
    - 1 tin chickpeas, drained
    - 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
    - 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    - small bunch parsley (leaves only), chopped
    - small bunch coriander (leaves only), chopped
    - 1.5 tsp ground coriander
    - 1.5 tsp ground cumin

    - Preheat oven to 200C/gas 6
    - Season BNS with plenty of salt & pepper and roast in fry Light for 35min or until soft & caramelised
    - Put chickpeas, garlic, bicarb, parsley, herbs and spices in a food processor and whizz to a rough paste (you'll have to keep opening it and scraping it down as it sticks to the sides cos there no liquid in there)
    - When the BNS is done, roughly mash it with a fork and add to the chickpea mix in a big bowl, Season, mix well and leave in the fridge for 30 min +.
    - When you're ready to cook roll the mix into about 16 balls, spray with Fry Light and cook on a lined baking sheet for 15-20 min until golden underneath.

    Mine didn't turn out at all crispy but as I say I was slightly squiffy so that could explain a lot. :D Next time I might try a tbsp of extra virgin olive oil drizzled over them like it says in the original recipe (HEXB) and/or also cook them for longer/higher heat.

    I actually liked the fritters better which you can't see on the pic. Here they are half-cooked:

    [​IMG]

    Carrot, coriander & halloumi fritters:
    - 50g halloumi, coarsely grated (I used light) - 6.5 syns for 12 fritters so 0.5 syns each (or use as HEXB on Green)
    - 3 large carrots, coarsely grated (I think it would be good to leave these to dry out a bit - maybe roll and squeeze them in a tea towel?)
    - 5 spring onions, finely sliced
    - small bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
    - 1 tbsp coriander seeds, toasted & crushed
    - 20g gram flour (you can use plain) (3 syns)
    - 2 eggs beaten (personally I dont think anywhere near this much was necessary - maybe half an egg would be plenty)

    To serve:
    - 200g halloumi slices if you want them (42g low fat halloumi is 1 HEXB on Green)

    Put all fritter ingredients in a bowl, season with salt & pepper, mix well and form into 12 round, flat cakes. Lay on a lined tray and chill for 30 min+.

    I seriously thought these wouldn't work when I was 'shaping' them as the recipe suggests, as they were literally a pile of carrot gratings falling apart and I was positive there was an error in the recipe, in fact I still think there probably is. I nearly baked them instead but thought Id test one on the skillet and it worked. I still dont think there was *any* point in the shaping/chilling thing as there's no way in the world these will go firm on this amount of egg and flour, especially without drying the carrots out. Basically I just got a handful as flat as I could, sprayed it at close range with about 8 sprays of Fry light, put it on a hot skillet and pressed it down with a fish slice for a few seconds and cooked on high heat for 2 min. That allowed it to hold just enough to pick it up really carefully with a fish slice, spray the other side and repeat. 2 min on each side and they were done and they are yummmmm :) I could do 4 at a time on my skillet (recipe makes 12).

    At the end you slice the rest of the halloumi into thin slices and fry in fry Light for 2 min each side on the skillet again.

    Both these recipes are from vegetarian by Alice Hart btw: Vegetarian: Amazon.co.uk: Alice Hart: Books
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...