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Friday, 24 April 2015

Asparagus season is here ...

Asparagus, poached egg and bacon
There's nothing quite as tasty as really fresh, new season asparagus! Thanks to the exceptionally warm spring weather, we are enjoying our first pick of the season. The flavour and texture is something you have to savour.
Lunch then was poached eggs, bacon and a few asparagus spears for luxury. A slice of warm toast on the side adds a nice bit of crunch.
Asparagus this fresh takes very little cooking - we boiled ours in salted water for 3 minutes.
Perfect poached eggs are quite easy to make, although you'll need really fresh eggs. Just add a dash of vinegar to the water and bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer and add your eggs. Simple as that. Lose weight eating delicious food.
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Sunday, 19 April 2015

SPICY LAMB SAUSAGE ROLL

SPICY LAMB SAUSAGE ROLL
A SPICY LAMB SAUSAGE ROLL recipe will transform the humble sausage into something quite spectacular. Turn a snack into a main meal without spending a fortune or investing a lot of time.
Our first attempt at making these was memorable, but we were conservative with the spice (just in case it was too overpowering).
This time, we decided to add 2 whole heaped teaspoons of Harissa, which suited our tastebuds. Last time we used one and a half teaspoons. If you want to test for spiciness before cooking the whole thing, add less spice then take a couple of spoonfuls of the sausage mixture and lightly fry. Add more spice to the mixture if you think it needs it.
Making the pastry was easy enough using a small hand blender/chopper. It made light work of the old fashioned 'rubbing in' process; leaving behind sticky fingers with the finished breadcrumb texture visible in just seconds. We served ours with a spicy coleslaw (see below).
Here's the recipe:

Thursday, 9 April 2015

CREAM OF CELERY SOUP RECIPE

CREAM OF CELERY SOUP WITH CHEESE TOASTS
We have never tried CELERY SOUP, have you?  This easy recipe doesn't take too long either.
If you're fed up throwing limp celery in the bin, as we were, then this is a recipe for you to try.  It's something I've thought of making but never got round to.
On one of the hottest days of the year, soup needs to be light, and this was perfect. Light in every sense. Just a quick count and I can't quite believe how light this is in calories. The main ingredient - celery - came to 65 calories.
The recipe serves four and was served with double cream and cracked black pepper. I think some bacon bits crumbled on top would be nice too. For this cream of celery soup recipe, click on 'find our recipe' below.
We served some cheese toasts on the side to help increase the calorie content. We know if we don't eat a decent sized lunch we will only snack later.  I was surprised at the delicate flavour and how creamy it tasted with very little cream needed.
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Saturday, 4 April 2015

CHICKEN BREAST WRAPPED IN PARMA HAM RECIPE

CHICKEN BREAST WRAPPED IN PARMA HAM
A succulent chicken breast stuffed with watercress, cream cheese and garlic then lightly wrapped in Parma ham. Serve with a velvety full cream watercress sauce and you have an especially tasty dish to wow your audience. And its under 450 calories too, would you believe!
The dish is not too difficult especially as it can all be prepared beforehand.
The cooking time for succulent chicken is all important. You can see from the photograph just how juicy the chicken turned out cooked this way.
The watercress was very peppery and we found ours in Sainsburys. The Parma ham came from Aldi at £1.99 - enough to cover four chicken breasts.
Take a look at our mouth watering recipe below:
Do you know how many calories you can eat each day?
Here's a link to our very first blog post along our easy weight loss journey 2011. We started this blog as a way of recording what we ate while losing weight. The blog is a food diary, and contains lots of recipes, tips and ideas about losing weight.
You'll find our WEIGHT LOSS PLAN here. 
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