Paella, plain and simple

Fish, Weight watchers: Around the world

Paella isn’t my favourite dish due to its faffy nature. I don’t love getting my fingers dirty with food and especially not with fish as sometimes it can reduce my enjoyment, but every now and again I’ll relax my issues and I’ll tuck in. 

That time recently came and I put together a fresh, seafood filled dish which actually was really very good.

The rice was fluffy and deep in flavour and the meat was a bountiful array of squid, mussels and prawns. Fresh is the key word here and it really delivered on that front. 

 

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Hungry for Hungarian?

Beef, Weight watchers: Around the world

If so, try this goulash!

Freshly made out of the old school weight watchers seasonal recipie cookbook, this is a hearty, healthy dish which delivers on flavours and fills you up to the brim!

Mighty food!

   
 

Vegetarian samosas 

Vegetarian, Weight watchers: Around the world

As I am alone this week I look on the opportunity to eat meat free, healthy dishes with out complaint from the Jones over the lack of meat.

I’ve looked over this recipe for samosas for some time now, passing it off as a starter and trying to keep it in mind for when the need for an Indian stater arises. But as I looked over it at the weekend I thought why not make it as a main with salad? And do that’s what I did!

It’s a rather hearty dish really, lots of veg with a dose of seasoning. I halved the recipe but still ended up with mixture to freeze…no bad thing.

It was great tasting and really nice, different lunch to take to work. Easy, cheap, different, what’s not  to like?

  


 

Key lime pie

Baking, Cook book, Uncategorized, Weight watchers: Around the world

Desserts are sometimes a necessity, you can be super healthy, super motivated but we all need a treat now and again don’t we?

Contrary to our obvious correlation of dessert = fattening, we can do tasty, low fat puddings which don’t plump the podge!

I made this recently from the weight watchers cook book and my oh my was it one tasty treat! Made even better with the knowledge that it hadn’t ruined my gym workouts. (Please ignor the less than perfect piping)

   
    
   

Midweek movie night BURGER

Beef, Cook book, Food, Weight watchers: Around the world

It’s a late post folks but fear not, we did not miss movie night this past week!

This time around I opted for a burger from the weight watchers book to try and keep a little healthy but I really couldn’t see the difference between this burger and many others I have made. This leads me to believe all burgers are healthy! ( I wish. As you can see I added chips too so really, there was nothing healthy about this)

Healthy or not, it was blooming good and it stirred the claim from Gav of “best home made burger to date”. 

   
    
 

Tikka Tastic 

chicken, Indian, Uncategorized, Weight watchers: Around the world

Here is a low fat chicken tikka recipie which allows you to enjoy this class I dish without feeling the guilt of excessive calorie consumption!

Granted, it does lack the luxury creamy quality that a tikka typically provides but for a week day dinner I don’t think it’s a worry complaint.

I scored additional brownie points with this dish as its a bit of a favorite of Gavs! 😄

   
     

Baking: my long lost friend

Breakfast, Cook book, Food, Foodie, Uncategorized, Weight watchers: Around the world

Normally when I come home I am happy to make dinner but that’s about as much Ican be bothered to do. However tonight I baked!!! 😀

Not the most exciting bake I grant you but a bake non the less! 

I quite enjoyed it too, listened to a bit of serial, relaxed..it was good.

I made raspberry muffins from the weight watchers book. I just ate one and they are not too bad, not overly sweet but they would actually be a really nice breakfast muffin. And so a breakfast muffin they shall be!

   
    
   

Cannelloni Canbehealthy

Cook book, Food, Uncategorized, Weight watchers: Around the world

It’s Monday folks.

For me, Monday requires a healthy dinner to kick start the week but I’m typically still yearning for the weekend past and so although healthy, it must hold lots of appeal. (Else wise my stomach may lead me astray)

“Appeal” to me today presented itself in the form of “comfort” and what offers more comfort than pasta? 

I rustled up a Cannelloni dish from a supremely old weight watchers book. Typically I’d consider it a little boring but it was hearty, with a deep tomato sauce and best of all, it was healthy. I am going to bed satisfied and carbed up for the mornings gym session!

   
    
   

Steak Au Poivre (ummm steak on a Tuesday!)

Beef, Cook book, Food, Foodie, Weight watchers: Around the world

Last night I said to Gav “Steak or Chicken?” He actually deliberated this!!!!!! But then answered steak, phew!

Although I ❤️love❤️ steak I would normally avoid a peppercorn sauce as I find it a little too peppery but as per my odd inability to deviate from a recipe, I did as I was told.

I’m rather glad I did! The steak was blooming marvelous and although it was peppery, I enjoyed it and would participate more in future peppercorn sauce eating! My oddness pays off.

I had my steak rare as I absolutely adore it this way but I cooked Gav’s slightly more as he is more of a medium to rare man.

As a side I roasted some sweet potatoes and cauliflower in a tad of olive oil with plenty of seasoning.

A great tea, felt a little naughty for a Tuesday even though it was out of the weight watchers book!!! I narrowly avoided a glass of wine with this bad boy dish!

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