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    Screaming Chimp – Review & Chimpin Burger Recipe

    Screaming Chimp kindly gifted a variety of their chilli sauces for me to try and review. All thoughts regarding the product are mine and not that of Screaming Chimp. Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk chilli sauce! I love a bit of spice when it comes to food. Unfortunately, I’m the only one in my house that does though. When I was asked if I wanted to try Screaming Chimps sauce, I couldn’t say no. Especially with a name like that! I did ask to try the more mild sauces though so I could include them in my family dinners. They arrived on a perfect day: Chicken burger…

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    Chicken, Bacon and Leek Pot Pie

    Pie is ultimate comfort food in my eyes. There’s just something about it that reminds me of wintery, cold evenings. Since I began eating healthy 3 years ago, I’ve not often had pie as having pastry is just unheard of! How many calories?! And then, since finding out I have an issue with Gluten last year, I’ve had 1 pie. And I will say, it was the worst thing I’ve ever eaten. Because of this dreadful experience and sticking with healthy eating, I decided to make my own recipe. This chicken, bacon and leek pot pie seemed like a good one! Full of plenty of veggies and actually quite easy…

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    Roasted Sweet Red Pepper And Tomato Risotto

    I love a rice dish! They’re perfect for any time of the year and always guaranteed to fill a hungry tummy. This particular recipe is vegan, gluten free and dairy free but doesn’t compromise on taste whatsoever! I’m not even vegetarian but I would like to try a few more veggie/vegan recipes this year. I really enjoy a good veg based meal so there’s no reason to have meat every day. It also reduces calories so win win really! Risotto is one of my favourite rice dishes and speaking of meat, you can find my chicken and bacon risotto recipe here. Ingredients (Serves a family of 4) 2 large sweet,…

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    5 Slow Cooker Recipes You Need To Try This Winter

    It’s January, we’re all trying to eat well and be healthy but let’s face it, we can’t be bothered to cook! It’s hard to find the motivation when it’s dark as soon as you get home in the evenings. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to get in your PJ’s asap and chill. Because of this, it is the perfect time to dust off your slow cooker! There is nothing better than walking in the door after a long day at work and smelling the dinner already cooking away! These recipes do require a side of some sort. Well they don’t if you really can’t be bothered! To me…

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    Pasta Amatriciana

    I love a good pasta dish! I’ve started getting a little bored of eating the same ones though so it was time to come up with a new recipe! Amatriciana is so simple. It’s just a spicy tomato and bacon sauce but it tastes amazing! It is diet plan friendly and can be made gluten free by using the right pasta and a gluten free worcester sauce. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 onion 3 rashers of smoked bacon 1 tin of chopped tomatoes Half a tsp of garlic 2 tbsp of tomato puree 2 tsp of mild chilli powder Dried chilli flakes to taste 200ml of water 1tsp sweetener 1 tbsp…

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    The Best Slow Cooker Beef Casserole

    Now, I’ve called it The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew but this would be controversial in my family. My Mum makes a different version that has been the favourite for years but I decided to veer off from the family recipe and make my own. To be fair, they are completely different recipes. They share a couple of similar ingredients but the taste is completely different. Another reason I call it The Best, is because of one of the ingredients. You HAVE to use Bisto Best beef gravy. It’s by far the best tasting “instant” gravy and it’s gluten free too! Just make sure you use a gluten free alternative…

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    Spicy Tomato, Pepper & Chorizo Soup

    This week I have been absolutely full of cold so soup was called for! I had some leftover spicy chorizo in the fridge from making my Paella so figured I could use it in a soup. I wanted something that could clear my nose. I don’t know about you but when I have a blocked nose, I can’t taste a thing. This means I always fancy things that are really flavorful but not always that healthy. This soup is both though! The chorizo does bring it in at slightly higher calories but let’s face it, it’s still going to be less than a shop bought tin! And it’s far more…

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    Healthier Lemon and Coriander Hummus

    It’s probably the wrong time of the year to be making a new hummus recipe but I had some while I was away at the weekend and got a real taste for it again. I was on holiday though so keeping an eye on the calories I was consuming had gone out the window. This meant, I needed to make a lower calorie, low fat version of course! I can guarantee I will keep tweaking this recipe as I always do. I thought I’d share it though as this makes such a tasty lunch or snack! You will need a blender of some description to make this. Ingredients 1 Tin…

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    Carrot And Coriander Soup With Crunchy Croutons

    Soup weather is definitely upon us. It’s chilly outside, even when it’s sunny! All I want to do is wrap up on the sofa in a big jumper with a mug of something warm. Soup is definitely the ideal food for this time of the year and you can find a couple of recipes for different ones here and here. My croutons have been made with gluten free bread and the soup is naturally gluten free! If you are on a diet plan then this is a perfect recipe for you too!` You will need a hand blender or food processor for this Carrot and Coriander Soup recipe. Ingredients for the Carrot and…

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    Fajita Chicken – 2 Ways

    We have a thing for Mexican in our house. Well, apart from the toddler but he’s in the “I don’t like it!” stage. We don’t tend to have roasts on a Sunday, we either have Mexican or a curry. It’s kind of a picky dinner night where things get put in the table and you help yourself. Standard wraps in the UK are made from wheat flour which is annoying for me. Proper Mexican tortilla’s are made from corn which makes them naturally Gluten Free! Can you tell it annoys me slightly? Hehe! So anyway, because of this I couldn’t be bothered to buy GF wraps. I decided I would…

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