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Healthy Malaysian Laksa Soup with Grilled Prawns & Tenderstem®

Healthy - Malaysian Laska Soup - Prawn - Tenderstem Broccoli - Low Syn - Slimming World

If you’re in the mood for something a little different, exotic and totally delicious then this Healthy Malaysian Laksa Soup recipe is going to be right up your street! It’s the latest ‘Fakeaway‘ I’ve put together and it has everything I look for. It’s a spicy, complex flavour explosion and it’s low fat, full of tasty veggies and a great source of lean protein with those grilled prawns. Garnished with a few pieces of Tenderstem┬« broccoli for extra goodness, it’s an irresistible meal for anyone who likes a little spice and a lot of flavour!  Continue Reading…


How To Cook The Perfect Christmas Turkey with Iceland

Iceland Foods - Perfect Christmas - Slimming World

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a total Iceland convert, trust me it comes up a lot in conversation, and this Christmas I fully plan to fill my table with lots of goodies from Iceland – specifically their Luxury Range! Given my ‘Iceland fan girl’ status, you can understand how excited I was to be invited up for a Christmas extravaganza at Iceland’s test kitchen where their food guru Neil Nugent showcased many of the wonderful things they have in store this festive season and gave us some very good tips on how to host the perfect Christmas…including some very useful turkey cooking tips with I’ll share below!  Continue Reading…


Basement Bakehouse Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is right around the corner, and if like me, you’re still looking for the perfect gifts and stocking fillers this should help! Every year I put together a Christmas gift guide of some of my favourite things from around the web, some of which I’ve been sent to try out and some of which I haven’t! Take a look, get shopping and get Christmas sorted! Scroll down to find sections ‘For Him’, ‘For Her’, ‘For Foodies’ and ‘For Kids’ in this year’s Christmas Gift Guide.  Continue Reading…


Skinny Cranberry Margarita

Skinny Cranberry Margarita - Healthy - Slimming World - Low Sugar

Right now, life is all about festive planning! There are presents to be purchased, meals to plan, friends to see, cards to write and parties to host…so if you’re trying to do all that (and more) without going too far off the diet wagon then this Skinny Cranberry Margarita is for you! Whilst I’m not going to sit here and tell you that knocking back some festive cocktails is ‘healthy’, I can assure you that going the extra mile to make your cocktails that bit more healthy can make a difference…and trust me it doesn’t kill the buzz!  Continue Reading…


Festive Party Food From Iceland Foods

Party Food From Iceland Foods

Party season is in full swing right now and whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or a festive bonanza for the whole office, you will always need to lay on a spread. One of the age-old conundrums when hosting a party, is how much time do you spend in the kitchen whilst your guests mill around? Well, with party food from Iceland, specifically from their amazing Luxury Range, the question simply doesn’t arise!  Continue Reading…


5 Tips For A Healthy Halloween

Healthy Hallowee

Halloween is almost here and it’s one of my favourite times of the year! It’s a time of creativity, togetherness and fun, and let’s not forget that it has long been a time to fill up on sugary sweets! However, with obesity at such a high level in the UK, it might be time to consider how you and your kids can have a healthy Halloween this year, or at least keep it more healthy! I’m not here to be the fun police, and obviously to a certain extent Halloween and sweets go hand in hand, but before you head to the supermarket to stock up on your share bags why not have a read of these five tips for a healthy Halloween!? Continue Reading…


Curry Week: ‘Fakeaway’ Family Curry with Iceland Foods

Iceland Curry Week - Iceland Curries - Curry - Iceland Foods

Don’t you just love a curry? I know I do which is why this week is awesome in my opinion! That’s because from the 9th – 16th October it is CURRY WEEK in the UK! Yes, you read that right. A whole week dedicated to the love and appreciation of curries, and to celebrate Iceland Foods have launched an exciting week long deal!  Continue Reading…


Why You Should Shop Online With Iceland Foods

I’m of the opinion that everyone shops a little differently. I for instance like to get the bulk of my shopping for the week in one hit and then supplement as the week goes by, but no matter how you shop there’s no ignoring the fact that online shopping is bigger and better than ever right now! More people are shopping for their groceries online than ever, according to research by Mintel, and Iceland Foods has answered the call for a fantastic online shopping experience better than any supermarket out there right now! Continue Reading…


Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl

Easy Peasy - Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl - Instant Pot - Recipe - Slimming World - Syn Free

I’m a huge fan of all things Mexican, especially the food, and burritos have always been a firm favourite at my house. This Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl recipe is a healthier take on a classic, and is slow cooked in an Instant Pot, making it oh so simple! To keep this super healthy I’ve made it without cheese, but I’ve added that in as an optional extra in the ingredients if you want to add it yourself. Continue Reading…