Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Mum's AWESOME Apple Cake

This is not diet friendly, but delicious! I've adapted it slightly, so it's not that bad on the waist!!

8oz self raising flour

5oz flora light

2 large eggs

8oz caster sugar - you could maybe use sweetener and reduce the amount

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1tsp almond essence

1 1/2lb green apples

8" loose bottomed tin

Preheat oven to 170c

Melt flora light in pan and pour into a bowl, add sugar, eggs, almond essence. Fold in the flour and baking powder. Spread just under 2/3 of the mixture into the tin. Peel and slice apples and arrange them on top of the mixture. Spread the remaining mixture on top and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Beef Filo Pie

Weight Watchers Beef Filo Pie

Serves 4 8 ProPoints per serve

(recipe taken from the June 2011 mag)

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion chopped
2 garlic cloves crushed
400g lean beef mince
2tsp moroccan seasoning
2 medium zucchini chopped
1 medium eggplant chopped
100g spinach chopped
6 sheets of filo pastry

2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 small red onion
1/4 cup coriander
2 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 200c or 180c fan forced. Add half of the oil to a hot pan and cooke the onion for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and moroccan seasoning. Add the mince and cook, chopping up any large pieces with a wooden spoon. Add the zucchini and eggplant and cook for 10 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until just wilted. (I also added a few chopped mushrooms) Allow meat mixture to cool.

Lay 1 sheet of filo out and spray with oil and then add another on top. Continue until you have used all sheets. Place the pastry onto a baking sheet that's been sprayed with oil. Add the cooled meat mixture to the middle of the pastry and gather the sides up and kind of scrunch it up in the middle so that it's sealed. Bang it in the oven for 15 mins. Meanwhile, mix all the other ingredients together and serve with the pie.

Yummo!!! I'll definately be making this again!! ;)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sausage, Baked Bean & Cheese wrap

5.5 points

1 x mountain bread wrap

20g coon light grated cheese
1 coles pork chipolata
130g Heinz baked beans

Cook the sausage and beans. Cut the sausage in half and lay it in the middle of the wrap end to end. Put the warm baked beans on top of the sausage and then sprinkle with cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Wrap up. Spray a frying pan with oil and place the wrap in the pan.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Chicken Parmigiana Jaffle

Serves 2

5 points

120g raw skinless chicken breast
1/2 tsp tomato paste
4 slices bread
2 slices Kraft free cheese
30g lean ham sliced

In a pan that has been coated with spray oil, fry chicken until cooked. Cut into slices. Spread tomato paste over 2 slices of the bread. Top with chicken, cheese and ham. Place remaining bread slices on top. Place in a heated jaffle iron that has been coated with oil.

From Symply Too Good To Be True book 5

Monday, July 19, 2010

Railway chicken

This is an updated version of the railway curries once served in the dining cars. It's delish!!!

Serves 4
4.5 points

1 large onion, finely chopped
4 cardamom pods
3 cloves
1 cinnamin stick
1 tbsp garlic and ginger paste (I used minced)
2tsp garam masala
1/4-1/2 chilli powder
1/2 tsp asofoetoda
2tsp salt
600g minced chicken
1 potato, scrubbed and cut into 5cm pieces
400g canned tomatoes
125 ml water
1 bay leaf
1 large carrot, coarsley grated
Spary a pan with a tight fitting lid with oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally. (I add a little water to stop it from burning) Add the cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon stick and cook, stirring for 1 minute until you can smell the aromas.
Add garlic and ginger, garam masala, chilli powder, asafoetida and salt and stir around for a further minute. Add the chicken and cook for 5 mins, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat.

Add the potato, tomatoes, water and bay leaf and bring to the boil, stirring. Reduce the heat to the lowest level, cover tightly and simmer for 15 mins. Stir in the carrot and simmer for a further 5 mins or until the potato and carrot are tender.
You could use pork mince or lamb instead.

Spicy Tomato salsa

This is something I've made up as I've gone along!!!

1 tin of cherry tomatoes (drained slightly)
fresh cherry tomatoes
onion, finely chopped
tomato paste
white wine vinegar
fresh coriander
chilli powder

Mix all ingrediants together

Sweet Indian Yoghurt dip

I made this to go with poppadoms and also baked mountain bread, which tasted as good as the pops, but weightwatchers friendly!!!!

1/2 large tub of low fat plain yoghurt
1 tbsp mint sauce
1 tsp tumeric
1-2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce.

Adjust the ingrediants according to how many people you're serving. It's also a bit of trial and error with the amounts of each ingrediants. But it's yummy!!