Tuesday, 30 August 2011

'Healthy' Tuna & Vegetable Mornay Bakes.

So here is my latest Weight Watchers Recipe from the August edition. Tuna mornay is one of my favorite things to eat so I was quite excited to try out this recipe to see if it tasted similar to the creamy, buttery and fatty ones that I can happily eat a whole bowl full in 5 minutes flat!
And it definitely did live up to my expectations, It was creamy and full of flavour and I probably scoffed way more than I should have.
Even though it looks pretty ordinary in the photos don't judge it by it's looks, try it and you wont be disappointed if you love tuna mornay!

As always click the cut below to see more photos and the recipe. And lastly, I just want to thank anybody who has taken the time to read my blogs and leave a comment, it means a lot! :)

Monday, 22 August 2011

'Healthy' Beef Tacos with Guacamole & Salsa Cruda.

So here is another one of my 'healthy posts'. You are probably wondering how on earth tacos can be healthy but the idea of my posts lately is to put a healthy spin on a classic comfort dish like these tacos or the creamy carbonara I posted a while back, by eliminating just one or two of the 'bad' ingredients of the dish or eating it with a nice green side salad to fill you up for longer!

So my mum and I recently bought some ingredients for a few Weight Watchers recipes including these tacos, a tasty pork mince and vegetable stir fry, a creamy tuna and vegetable mornay bake and I should soon enough be posting a lovely salmon patty recipe from the Dietitian at my Mums work!

Click on the cut to see the recipe and more photos :)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Weight Watchers Thai Chicken Burgers.

So lately my lovely Mum & I have been picking up the Weight Watchers magazine from the shops ever since we discovered it actually has really nice, tasty recipes every month.
We always love a good flick through the magazine, but tonight was the first night we actually decided to cook something from it.
While I was away at the BF's house on the weekend my Mum picked out the Thai Chicken Burger recipe and got the ingredients for it ready for us to cook the next night.
I think this recipe appealed to her so much as she is in LOVE with Thai Fish Cakes! Salmon or white fish, I am not sure she even minds as long as it is 'Thai'! So Thai Chicken Burgers it was!

Click 'Read More' to see the recipe and more photo's as usual :)

Monday, 8 August 2011

Cooking Scouse like a Scouser!

I had never heard of the dish 'Scouse' before my boyfriend and I moved to Liverpool in 2009 and was always terribly intrigued to find out what it was and to try it.
So what I did find out quite quickly that Scouse is a beef or lamb stew that was very popular to eat among sailors throughout Northern Europe and especially in Liverpool.
The name originally came from the word 'Lapskaus' which is Norwegian for 'stew' and eventually got shortened to 'Skaus' and now 'Scouse'.

The dish was very common among working class Liverpool as it was a cheap meal to make. The original recipe called for lamb or mutton (usually the cheapest cut available) however my boyfriend and I made it with beef as now it is cheaper than lamb and we wanted to keep it as working class as possible. (Actually, we probably needed to save a few pennies ourselves!)
The recipe also called for chopped onions, carrots and water with stock. Then 'as many potatoes as possible' were added to the dish. And many potatoes we did add!
You are supposed to eat the finished stew with white crusty bread with butter, red cabbage and beetroot.

Anyway, unfortunately Scouse is almost impossible to photograph without making it look like a big bowl of sloppy mush but I can assure you if you take the afternoon to make Scouse it is absolutely SO worth it! So please, please don't judge it by its looks and have a read of the recipe below :)

I should probably warn you of the many photos and stories of Scouse under the cut.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

'Healthy' Creamy Fettuccine Carbonara.

Once a month a dietitian comes in to my Mums work to talk to the clients that come in. And that once a month she also brings in a new recipe to hand out to everyone. More often that not, it is also my Mum and her colleagues that love to pinch a recipe sheet and try it out at home!

On every recipe she types up there is a 'traffic light rating' with a key as to what each colour (green, orange and red) mean.
On the table Green = recipe is appropriate for everyday use. Orange = recipe is appropriate for use sometimes and Red = appropriate for use as a treat or on special occasions.

So anyway, this months recipe is 'Creamy Fettucine Carbonara' and has a traffic light rating of Green/ Orange.
Click the cut for the recipe and more photos.

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