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  1. beccaharrison89

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    anyone got any simple recipes to share, i am following EE at the moment and i am not the best cook so keep them smple hehe
     
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    My favourite at the moment and very easy is caramelised gammon. All you needs is a gammon joint, red onions, can of diet coke and balsamic vinegar.

    Chop 2 or 3 red onions into wedges and put in the bottom of a casserole dish. Place gammon joint onto onions, pour over diet coke and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Put in over on gas mark 5 for about an hour.

    Its really delicious. I have it with loads of roasted veg and SW wedges or mash.
     
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    Is this syn free for ee? I mean is the Balsamic Vin syn free ? Sounds wonderful x
     
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    sounds really nice, im not sure either if balsamic is free :S hopefully is
     
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    All day breakfast muffins:- This is so easy to do. I made some for the first time today, they were lovely. I made mine with chopped tinned ham, sliced tinned mushrooms, onions and a chopped tomato as I didnt have any bacon/sausages and they were very tasty. Had to cook them for longer than the recipe states though. You could have them with sw chips, beans etc, or maybe a big plate of salad :)

    All Day Breakfast Muffins- syn free on Extra easy

    This mixture makes 8 large muffins or can be made in a flan dish.

    6 eggs
    4 quorn sausages
    6 rashers lean bacon
    1 small onion
    2 tomatoes
    6 mushrooms
    Small tub cottage cheese
    Salt & pepper to taste

    Chop up bacon, sausage toms, onions mushrooms and fry for gently for a few mins in fry light. Mean while beat the eggs add cottage cheese & seasoning. Add all ingredients together and mix well. Pour ingredients into muffin tray ( I use silicone trays) and cook in medium oven for approx 15 mins.

    They can be frozen too so you could make up a batch and just take out what you need for your breakfast fix.
     
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    Hi, I've been doing weight Watchers for what seems like the last 10yrs of my life, I decided to join slimming world. Knowing nothing about it and never doing it before I'm after any recipes or tips to help me on my way. It's my first weigh in tomorrow so any tips will be appreciated. X x
     
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    Have you joined a group and been given all the info books in a green plastic cover?
     
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    Yes I have, it's my first weigh in tomorrow, but after years of weighing and measuring on ww I'm finding it difficult to eat a lot more! Xx
     
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    You will be shocked at how much weight you have lost, trust me!
     
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    Lost 3lb at my first weigh in, bit disappointed but mo where I've gone wrong! Fingers crossed fro next week x x
     
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    Why are you disappointed with losing 3lbs?! That's really good !
     
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    Wow! I wud luuurrve to lose 3lbs tonight...! ;)
     
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    I think thats a really good weight loss shoppingsarah! My first and second W I I lost 2 and half pounds both times and was delighted with that! Just think if you lost that every week how much you will have lost in a month. Fantastic, dont know it, yr doing great!!!:D:D
     
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    thank you for all your support and nice comments.
    I was disappointed in myself because some things i had incorrect sin values and thought things where less then they where and would have had a bigger loss otherwise..... If that makes sense?? Xx
     
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    Doesnt always follow. Some weeks you go 100% on plan, have your syns very carefully and count them carefully and you dont have much of a weight loss. Another week you may go a bit off plan and find you have lost quite a bit. Your body holds fluid at certain times of the month as well, even us ladies who dont have star weeks anymore! You have done so well, keep going you will get there, youre doing fantastic but try not to go over your syns. There is a lot of stuff you can have up to 15 though, the thing is to enjoy your journey.
     
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    The chip, pepper and egg bake is quick and easy.
    serves 2:
    4 or 5 potatoes
    half red pepper/half yellow
    3 eggs
    mushrooms
    tomatoes

    peel potatoes and slice into chips. slice peppers.half mushrooms and chop tomatoes into chunks. preheat oven to 200 degrees. spray an ovenproof dish with frylight, bake potatoes for 10-15 mins
    add peppers,mushrooms and tomatoes.add salt and pepper.bake for 10 mins.
    remove from oven and make wells in the bake and crack the eggs in and bake for around 5 minutes.
    I usually serve with a big green salad :)
     
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    That sounds like it would be proper comfort food!!! Think ill make it this week! Thanks
     
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    How about a soup?


    Pete’s Butternut Squash Curry Soup





    Serves 4

    Ingredients

    425g/half a Butternut Squash, cut into 30mm cubes (leave the skin on) remove seeds.
    750g chicken stock
    1 tbsp. madras curry powder
    1 onion, finely chopped
    1 carrot, finely chopped
    1 celery stick, finely chopped

    Method

    Spray a frying pan with Fry Light, cook the onion until soft, add curry powder, add the cut butternut squash, along with the carrot & celery bring to the boil and then simmer for 30-40 mins until everything is soft. Season with salt & pepper.
    Remove from the heat and blitz with a hand blender.

    When buying butternut squash check that it sounds hollow when tapped, is a good orange colour with no bruises or green tinge.

    They store well in a cool room wrapped in a dark paper bag, NOT in a plastic bag as it will rot!

    With the leftover butternut squash use some as a Sunday roasted veg or in this curry....
    Pete’s Butternut Squash Chicken Curry

    Serves 4
    Ingredients

    425g/½ butternut squash
    1 onion, chopped
    1tsp “easy lazy” garlic
    1tsp “easy Lazy” ginger
    1tsp cumin
    1tsp turmeric
    1tsp coriander
    1tsp garam masala
    1tsp madras curry powder
    600g chicken, pre-cooked, chopped into cubes
    750mL chicken stock
    400g Chopped Tomatoes

    Method

    (This can be made in advance.)
    Chop up the butternut squash into small cubes; leave the skin on, extra fibre!

    Spray a large saucepan with Fry Light and add chopped onion, ginger & garlic, cook for 7 mins, with a lid on the pan.

    Add butternut squash, madras curry powder and chicken stock, cook for 40 mins, remove from the heat and liquidize with a hand blender.

    Continue.

    Place back on heat and add cumin, turmeric and coriander, cook for 1 min, add tomato and chicken cook until chicken has been cooked through. Add garam masala 5 min before serving.
    Serve on a bed of rice with a side salad.
     

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    here is the bacon cooked in coke recipe.............


    Pete’s Diet Coke Boiling Bacon



    Piece of boiling bacon
    2 Ltr bottle of Diet Coke
    Old saucepan


    Cooking with Diet Coke may sound weird but believe me it works.

    The Coke appears to draw out all the salt and other ingredients used in preparing the bacon and giving it a dark rich colour and flavour.

    Don’t worry about the colour of the cooked Coke, it will look horrible but you will be throwing it away.
    Your saucepan will look terrible but it will wash up ok, just don’t use your best pan.



    Weight the bacon joint to work out the cooking time.
    20 mins per 1lb + 20 mins
    Use an old pan if possible as it gets messy
    Put joint into pan and cover in Diet Coke

    Bring to the boil; keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t boil over, very messy!
    Turn down heat and allow to simmer.
    Keep the joint covered with coke.

    The joint is cooked when you can push a skewer through the thickest part of the joint.
    Remove and THROW AWAY the Coke, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRINK THE COKE!

    Add to drain and cool on a sloping drip tray.

    Enjoy!

    You will never cook a bacon joint any other way after tasting this……..

    10 min quickie.........


    Pete’s 10Min Quickie
    Spaghetti carbonara


    Serves 2
    Free on Extra Easy

    Ingredients

    175g dried spaghetti

    * use either

    2 rashers of smoked bacon, chopped into small pieces
    Or
    Sainsbury’s wafer thin honey roast ham, chopped into small pieces

    2 eggs
    1 150g Tube of Primula cheese light
    Handful of fresh chives

    Method

    Cook spaghetti as per packet instructions 8 mins =”Al Dente”

    *Use either

    Cook the Bacon in a dry frying pan until done then remove and put to one side.
    Or cut the ham into small pieces and put to one side.

    Break 2 eggs into a bowl and beat them together along with seasoning, chopped chives and the complete tub of Primula cheese light.

    Remove and drain the spaghetti then return to the saucepan, add the contents from the bowl and stir gently over a low heat until the eggs have set.
     

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    Is a tub of primula light cheese free or would it be he a?
     
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