• Eatables

    Spicy Prawns with Noodles/1&1/2 Syns with Slimming World

          This is virtually Syn free so you can eat as much of it as you like, and you’ll want to because it’s great. Even if you’re not following the Slimming World diet, it is still very low in calories, apart from the noodles. Try and buy the nearest to these ingredients as you can on the left.       Ingredients: 2 cups of frozen prawns, thawed 2 spring onions 1 packet of noodles per person. One of my boys prefers his with rice 3 large mushrooms 1 pepper green or yellow No calorie fry light spray 2 or 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. I used light,…

  • Eatables,  Stuff I Like

    Sandwich

    John Montagu. 4th Earl of Sandwich This guy to the right is John Montagu, who made the sandwich popular. It is said that around 1762 he asked for two slices of bread with meat in the middle, therefore making the term popular and also the concept of eating ingredients between two slices of bread. Do you like eating sandwiches? I love them. I was working in a primary school yesterday, and we were having a little discussion whilst making pizzas with playdough, about what was our favourite sandwiches. Many answers were along the lines of jam, cheese, ham, butter. Nothing fancy, but nice all the same. Then it made me…

  • Eatables

    Chocolate Cake with Grated Twix

    This cake is really nice and the use of 3 eggs gives it an excellent rise. I grated a Twix (a two finger chocolate bar) on mine, which works really well because you have the chocolate, biscuit and caramel in shards on the top, however this is not necessary and you can put anything on top, but try not to grate your fingertips as this will detract from the taste. I am very careless with a grater! Ingredients: 7 oz self raising flour 5 and half oz sugar 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 3 eggs 100 ml milk 100 ml vegetable oil Butter Icing: 4…

  • Eatables,  Tips

    Weight Loss Snacks

    I’ve been losing weight for the past 5 weeks, and yesterday I stepped on the scales and lost this week another 2 lbs. So in total that’s 1 stone and 2 lbs. I feel so much better for it. My clothes are looser, I’ve dropped a dress size and my thighs no longer rub together. I haven’t followed a set diet at all, as I find the counting and weighing tiresome. All I’ve done, is changed simple things with my eating habits by having smaller portions, less carbs, more fruit, no hard cheese, high calorific biscuits, pastries and cakes. I use fry light to cook with ( a 1 cal…

  • Eatables,  General

    Carrot Cake

    This is the best carrot cake you will ever eat. Ingredients: 4 eggs, 3oo ml vegetable oil 400g – 14 oz caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 250g – 9 oz plain flour 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 350g – 12 oz grated carrots (Squeeze out excess water, and place between two pieces of kitchen paper to dry out for about 10 minutes) 12z g – 4.5 oz chopped walnuts Topping 125g – 4.5 oz soft unsalted butter 200g – 7.5 oz tub of cream cheese 450g – 1lb Icing sugar Half a teaspoon of vanilla…

  • Eatables

    Marble Cake

    Before I begin this recipe method, I would like you to use a 10 inch square tin. If you notice on my featured image, the tin I used was too large, therefore the cake didn’t rise too well, it’s on the flat side. A smaller tin will give you a better rise. My batter spread out too much and barely covered the tin I used, hence it looks more like a biscuit. Yet I am not ashamed to show this part of the disaster, of which I have many. Ingredients 6 oz Self Raising Flour 5 oz Caster Sugar 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Eggs 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder…