I was watching Master Chef last week and was intrigued to see one of the chefs knock up a speedy and delicious looking Romesco sauce. Having never tasted this sauce myself, I set about doing a bit of research and seeing whether I could incorporate my own low point version of this into a delightful Spanish recipe.
I was originally going to post this new recipe a little later in the year but after seeing how well my last Korean recipe went down, and knowing a few of you have already bought the gochujung paste, I thought I would bring this recipe forward a little so you could use it up. Well that and it tastes INCREDIBLE so I was too excited to wait to share it with you.
Gyoza are one of my favourite ways to start a Chinese or Asian meal. These lovely little dumplings are always packed with flavour and never feel too naughty. Having regularly craved them at home, this week I decided to give them a whirl myself.
You can buy pre made gyoza skins in Chinese or Asian supermarkets which would make the whole process below a bit less fiddly/time consuming (I will be doing this next time!). Continue reading
I’ve had these lovely Chinese steamed buns so many times when I’ve eaten out and I’ve often wondered if I could make them Weight Watchers friendly. After craving them again this week I decided to give it a go and the result was a great success. My recipe below makes 12 buns which are 5sp each so you could either have 2 or 3 as a meal or serve as a starter and have 1 or 2 per person.
This is a really easy recipe that I’ve made a few times now and it always goes down an absolute storm with everyone who tries it. It’s a great accompaniment to any BBQ or a great replacement for rice if you are having chilli or BBQ chicken (or even Beer Can Chicken which is what I first made these to go with – recipe for this to follow!!).
Porridge oats are my staple winter breakfast and I often spend time thinking of ways to jazz up my plain old porridge. The little number is the perfect way to do just that. Not only is it warm and comforting, but the ingredients all come together to give you the most delicious carrot cakey breakfast. Very satisfying indeed!
I love a good stuffed chicken dish. Since chicken is now free too, it can be stuffed with a whole host of goodies and the points still remain nice and low. The result is a dish packed with flavour that provides real satisfaction and ‘value’ for your overall points total.
As most of you know, one of the easiest cheats I employ when it comes to cooking up home cooked meals throughout the busy working week is to roast an extra-large chicken on a Sunday, shred it up and pop into a container in the fridge when cool. I then use it throughout the week for both salads and wraps at lunch time and quick and easy evening meals.
Picadillo, or spiced ground meat as its more simply known, is a dish that usually appears in Cuban cuisine. There are many different ways to make Picadillo but its usually made with either beef or pork mince. I’ve used pork mince here as I had it in the freezer.
Like so many these days, rather than attending classes I maintain my weight loss by following Weight Watchers at home. The amount of support available in various online communities really helps you to feel like you aren’t going at it alone and helps to keep your head in the game.