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    Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

    Everybody loves cake, I personally don’t think you will ever find an amazing replacement for the real thing unless you go for mini cakes but you can easily eat a whole packet in one sitting (well I can). I have found a filling replacement in the form of Scan Bran again. I have done a chocolate cake recipe before but this is slightly different and it makes 6 of these full size cupcakes. They are so filling that you won’t want to eat more than 1 or 2 in one go anyway!

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    Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese

    Spaghetti Bolognese is a family classic and everyone has their own way of doing it. I love mine filled with veg and because it’s chopped up quite small even the toddler eats it without much fuss. I have mine with gluten free pasta and the Bolognese is naturally gluten free. I enjoy having it with courgetti (spiralised courgette) that’s been stir fried for a couple of minutes if I don’t fancy stodgy pasta too.

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    Caramel Apple Baked Oats

    I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a million times, I love baked oats! I decided to go seasonal with them today as it is caramel apple season! I forgot how much I liked cooked apple too, there’s something really homely about it and it just reminds me of apple pie. These were so tasty and a nice way to sneak a bit of fruit in first thing. If you are making these gluten free then please remember to use gluten free oats, I really don’t want to make people ill!   Ingredients 40g Oats 3/4 of a Muller Light smooth caramel yoghurt 2 tbsp of sweetener 1 egg 25g…

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    Chocolate Scan Bran Cake

    Scan Bran is a Swedish crisp bread, a little bit like Ryvita but harder. I’ve been sent a load to join in with the Scan Bran Challenge and see how it can help aid weightloss. My slimming group went mad for the stuff last year and we had the biggest losses as a group my consultant had ever seen. My favourite way of using it was as a cake so it was the first one I had to try. Scan Bran is available from Amazon or Holland & Barrett and probably the most fibrous thing you will ever eat!

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    Homemade Salsa

    We love Mexican food in our house and one thing we always have to have is salsa. The shop bought stuff is nice but it’s nothing compared to a proper homemade salsa! This tastes unbelievably fresh and adds a really nice twist to tacos or fajitas. The first time I made this my daughter said she didn’t want to try it until the sauce was there. I think someone was a little too used to shop bought! She tried it though and that was it, she was hooked. I barely ever buy salsa now, this is cheaper and far tastier.

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    Slow Cooker Herby Chicken

    Slow Cooker Herby Chicken was a complete experiment that turned out to be one of those much loved recipes! I love my slow cooker and not just during the winter. I decided to have a look through my recipe books to create some new recipes to do in it. This is quite simple but really tasty and makes life so much easier on the days I have work. All I need to do is cook some pasta and serve it up. You could have it with anything though as it’s almost a casserole type dish.

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    Black Forest Baked Oats

    Baked Oats are a favourite of mine, mainly because you can play with the flavours of them so easily but recently I’ve changed the brand of yoghurt I’ve been using and they’re working perfectly so thought I’d share my find with a new recipe post. All my previous recipes for them have used Muller Lights but they’re awkward as you don’t need a whole pot and getting the consistency right is key, they also don’t have the strongest flavour once cooked. For this recipe and the Bounty Baked Oats you may have seen on my Instagram, I use Danone Light and Free instead and a whole pot is the perfect…

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    Mini Crustless Quiches

    I love these mini quiches as an easy, batch cooked, take to work lunch. They’re gluten free, low fat and really tasty! The recipe makes 12 so they last a couple of days in the fridge and they’re a great way of using up some of the wrinkly veg you may have lying around. I don’t like cottage cheese on its own so please don’t be put off if you’re like me in that sense, honestly, you won’t be able to tell once they’re cooked!

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    Melt In The Middle Baked Oats

    Baked oats have got to be one of my favourite breakfasts. I ate them a bit too often at one point and got a bit sick of them but after a short break, I’m now loving them again. They’re not a breakfast you can make if you’re in a rush as they take a while to cook but you can always make them the night before. They’re so versatile, you can experiment with different flavour combinations by simply changing the flavour of the yoghurt or other fillings. I have quite a few different variations on my blog these days. A couple of my other favourites are Caramel Apple and Lemon Drizzle. Here’s my…

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