Monday, 29 October 2012

Brocolli & Cauliflower soup

Brocolli and Cauliflower soup - serves 2-3

1 brocolli, cut up
1 cauliflower, cut up
1 potato peeled and diced (this thickens it but can be removed for a thinner soup or if on a red day)
1 onion, diced
1 veg stock cube
Place all the vegetables into a pan
Cover with boiling water so it just covers the veg.
Place the veg stock cube into a jug and add just enough boiling water to dissolve it then add to the pan of veg
Add salt and pepper
Boil for 30-40 minutes until all the vegetables are soft
Blend and serve*
* I sometimes add a splash of milk (1 syn worth or some from healthy extra a) to make it creamy - very nice!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Tomato & mozzarella pasta bake

Serves 2, syn free on extra easy or green (6 syns if cheese isnt used as healthy extra)

150g rigatoni pasta
1 tub passata
1 handful of mushrooms sliced
1 onion chopped
2 tsp mixed herbs
1 tsp ground garlic
Prawns or cooked chicken can be added on an extra easy day
90g of reduced fat mozzarella (healthy extra or 6 syns per person)

Fry the onion and mushrooms in fry light till they go soft, at the same time cook the pasta according to packet instructions.

Mix in the passata, garlic, herbs (and prawns or chicken if using) and simmer for 7-8 minutes.

Mix in the pasta, give a good stir then place into a baking dish.

Slice the mozzarella and spread evenly on top, bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese melts and the top browns slightly.

Serve immediately with salad.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Chicken korma

Free on extra easy or red
Serves 2

2 chicken breasts diced
1 onion diced
Handful of mushrooms sliced ( optional)
2 oxo curry cubes or 1 tbsp curry powder
2 chicken oxo cubes
3-4 tbsp fromage frais
1 coconut mullerlight

Fry the spices, onions, mushrooms and chicken until the chicken browns. Sometimes a bit of water is needed to prevent burning or sticking to pan.

Add the mullerlight and simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in the fromage frais (add more if it tastes too yoghurty for your taste)

Serve immediatly

I serve with rice on a extra easy day.