• My Diary

    Calorie Counting Scales Review – Stellar Kitchenware

    Calorie counting scales sound like a dream! But are they worth their weight? (See what I did there?) I got given the opportunity to find out! I stopped following a particular diet plan over 6 months ago now. You can read why HERE. I’ve put on a little bit of weight again but I’m not overly bothered. I do manage to maintain and lose a bit of weight when I want to, but I do it through calorie counting. There’s a lot more flexibility with calorie counting and it just makes sense! Don’t get me wrong, the diet plan worked but I don’t think it’s maintainable in the long run.…

  • Recipes

    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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    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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    Taco Mince

    I got asked for my Taco Mince recipe a few times after I posted my dinner on Instagram last week. I don’t make my taco filling overly spicy as the kids both eat it so this is a family friendly recipe… As if I’d do anything but! The toddler has pasta with his though because, well, toddler. It does have a slight kick but it’s definitely not the spiciest thing I cook. This makes enough to fill 12 taco shells so plenty for the whole family. I usually serve mine with some rice too, just to make sure everyone is full. If you want to make this the most amazing…

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    Katsu Curry

    I’ve been meaning to make my own Katsu Curry sauce for ages! I have had Katsu since being gluten free but it was a shop bought one from Tesco. Don’t get me wrong, it was beautiful but at £3 for 1 meal it’s a bit on the expensive side! This version works out really cheap in comparison and it served 2 adults and a toddler. A toddler who I never expected to touch his dinner, especially not the sauce. But he did, and had extra sauce! I was more than happy to share mine with him given it’s vegetable based! I make mine gluten free by using gluten free bread…

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    Campfire Pasta

    This is one of those recipes that I threw together with the scrapings in the fridge on the off chance it might work. It turned out to be one of the best pasta dishes I’ve made in ages so I’m REALLY glad I wrote it all down as I went along! Campfire Pasta is based on an old slimming classic called Campfire Stew which I have made a lot in the past. Both dishes are simple but pack in loads of flavour! I made mine gluten free but you can of course change it and use the normal ingredients. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 Onion 1 Pepper 4 slices of smoked…

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    Sloppy Joes

    I will probably have American’s say that I’ve ruined their classic dish here but I like it, and it’s healthy! It was actually Mr’s fault I made this recipe, I had some 5% fat mince that I didn’t really know what to do with and we didn’t fancy Bolognese or Chilli again. He googled “recipes using mince” and one of the things that came up was Sloppy Joes. I checked the recipe and realised I could make that to suit my diet! I have used gluten free worcestershire sauce and a gluten free roll for mine but of course these can made using proper worcestershire sauce and a wheat roll. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g…

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    Tomato and Chorizo Pasta

    This was such a tasty dinner! Even the toddler demolished a bowl full and he’s in that horrible picky stage where he will only eat breaded chicken and pasta and screams if there’s any vegetable lumps. He won’t even eat chips! So this has the toddler stamp of approval so it must be pretty good.

  • My Diary

    Why I’m Ditching The Diet

    Well hello again and welcome to my new look blog, isn’t it pretty! As you will notice, all my old posts are still here but there have been a few edits that you may notice if you look close enough. I have taken a massive step and I’m moving away from “diet culture” and promoting a company that I have had internal battles with for a while now. Before you run to my Instagram page and click the Unfollow button please take the time to read this and try to understand where I’m coming from and actually, where I want to go now. It all started last year….. *dreamy music…

  • Recipes

    Mexican Rice

    This is something I used to cook way before I started “dieting” and now it seems every time I have it on the menu we end up with a takeaway! Tonight, I finally managed to cook it again and I forgot how good it is for a simple, 1 pan dish. It’s a great way of using up wrinkly veg too as you can chuck whatever you fancy in it. You can also make it vegetarian, which I have done many times before, by simply removing the chicken. Also, you can make it as spicy or mild as you like, as with pretty much all my recipes, this is child…

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