Healthy Eating

Line of Duty inspired Good Friday recipe for fish and chips 11/04/2019
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Dine of Duty: Healthy Fish and Chips Recipe

WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM SERIES 1-4 OF LINE OF DUTY!!! DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU’RE NOT UP TO DATE!!!   Line of Duty is gripping the nation (or this writer, at least) so much that our Dine of Duty has gone viral. Well, not quite, but the official Line of Duty Twitter page liked it. Twice! Anyway, as Good Friday is coming up, we thought we’d write this Feel Good Friday recipe and hark back to Series 2 to when Lynsey Denton (played by Keeley Hawes) and Steve... Read More

Chilli Con Carne 09/04/2019
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Dine of Duty: Chilli Con Carne Recipe

  Tonight, Line of Duty is on. So, what can we eat while we are gripped by BBC One’s successful drama?   Inspired by the series, this blog is called ‘Dine of Duty’ – clever, eh? And, to start us off, we have this fantastic Chilli con carne recipe (Dot gives it to Kate in one episode at some point): It’s perfect for Slow Cooker Sunday, as it saves on the washing-up too. Great to make in a large batch, freeze in Tupperware and defrost on a later date –... Read More

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Feel Good Friday: Why you need to check out this Slimming World Baked Oats Recipe (By Ebba Christine)

We’ve got a geet lush baked oats recipe from Ebba Christine for this week’s Feel Good Friday blog. Perfect as a treat for someone special (Psst. Mother’s Day is on the way), we’ll let Ebba tell you about this one… Baked oats for breakfast on the go, your kids, yourself or even a loved one. Also, you can make these the night before and no one needs to know! Ingredients Carrot cake oats 3 TBSP lemon Greek style Mullerlight 1 tsp cinnamon Grated hand sized carrot 🥕 2 eggs 🥚... Read More


A list of Spring fruit and vegetables

To get a proper spring in your step, have a little look at all the fruit and veg that are coming into season…this season.   Asparagus If you like the look of flowers that haven’t bloomed yet, get your laughing gear round some asparagus this Spring. Carrots Everyone’s favourite fruit and/or vegetable. You know…after oranges. It’s carrots! Cauliflowers Not a real collie and not a real flower. Celeriac When the vegetable in question could easily replace the head of any monster from a horror film, you know it’s not going... Read More

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National Poultry Day: Air Fryer Chicken and Bacon in a Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

It’s two weeks until National Poultry Day and our lovely guest bloggers have been working away in their kitchens, rustling up fantastic meals for us to share with you all.   In honour of British poultry, here we have @Cleaning_the_hannant_home with her fantastic and fantastically healthy Air Fryer Bacon-covered Chicken and Veg Yorkshire Pudding Recipe (with potatoes).   Ingredients (serves 2) 6 Potatoes 1 Chicken crown 6 rashers of unsmoked bacon Oil spray 1 Onion, diced 1 tsp of Paprika Swartz’s Mushroom Sauce (Optional) 2 Giant Yorkshire Puddings    ... Read More

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Slimming World Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe (by Ebba Christine)

With Mother’s Day on the horizon, our fantastic guest blogger Ebba Christine has delved into her recipe book and come up with this delicious Victoria Sponge cake recipe that’s fantastic for anyone on Slimming World, easy for unsure bakers and is THE perfect way to celebrate the mother figure in your life…   My earliest memories of cake are when I was young making a Victoria sponge cake in my Nan’s kitchen, when we would travel to Minehead to visit my Nan and Grandad. Not only did the cake smell... Read More

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5 Tips To Avoid Failure In Renovation Cooking (by renovate_at_28)

Our guest blogger, renovate_at_28 continues to wow us with her renovation journey. Here, they let us in on some great tips for anyone else in the midst of the renovation process. So we are pretty new to this renovation process and the idea of cooking using limited materials (and space) is so difficult. One month in, and I’d say we almost have the concept of renovation cooking embedded into our home. Here’s my 5 tips on how to avoid failure in renovation cooking… Kitchen space Set up an area designated... Read More

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Low Syn Strawberry and Almond Biscuits Recipe for Red Nose Day (By Ebba Christine)

Looking for a Slimming World treat? Dying for a low syn snack? Want to do your bit for Comic Relief? These gorgeous Gluten Free and low syn (Slimming World) biscuits – made by our fabulous blogger, Ebba Christine – are good for your waistline and are brilliant for raising some cash around the office on Red Nose Day. Strawberry and almond biscuits Ingredients This mix serves 12, but you can easily duplicate each amount if you require 24 (there are 5 syns each if you’re on slimming world). • 100g... Read More

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Feel Good Friday: Healthy Full English Breakfast

A Full English breakfast is one of the greatest meals on the planet. And we’ll have words with anyone who says otherwise.   But, in these times of watching weight and counting calories, how can we enjoy a fantastic fry up without thinking about what it’s going to do to our figures? Glad you asked! Here’s a rundown of the classic ingredients of an English Breakfast that are delicious and not as fatty as they have to be. Healthy sausages We probably use pigs for food more than any other... Read More

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SW Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips Recipe by Ebba Christine

Syn-Free Salt and Pepper Air Fryer Chips Recipe Suitable for vegetarians and fussy bairns, this recipe is syn-free on Slimming World and comes from social media extraordinnaire, Ebba Christine! Ingredients 2 jacket potatoes, cut into chips 1 pack of tender stem broccoli 1 red pepper, thinly sliced JD salt and pepper seasoning (alternatively, you could use 1.5 tsps of Chinese 5 spice) Black pepper Fry light Method Microwave the broccoli and leave to one side. Do the same with the red pepper. Place your chips into the air fryer, spray... Read More