It is a long time since I rode a bike but it is an activity I would like to start again. Stuart enjoys cycling and in nice weather sometimes cycles to work and back each day. It is around 13 miles for him each way so quite a workout! Cycling really is a good pastime and doesn’t have to be too expensive so I thought I would share with you 5 reasons to start cycling this spring.
This is a meal Stuart really enjoys so when I made it for him the other day I thought I would try and take some photos and share the recipe I used with you guys. I hope you try it and enjoy it too.
A filling and warming pie.
Preheat the oven to 200'c
Boil the potatoes for approximately 15-20 minutes until soft enough to mash.
Meanwhile in a large frying pan using low calorie cooking spray fry the mince with the garlic until lightly brown
Add the peppers and onions and fry for a further 5 minutes.
Add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, baked beans and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well and allow to simmer for a further 10 minutes.
Whilst the mince mixture is simmering, drain the potatoes and mash well then stir in the grated cheese.
Pour the mince mixture into a large casserole dish and top with the mashed potato. If the dish is very full put it onto a baking try as it can easily bubble over and make a mess in the oven if not!
Bake for 30-40 minutes until top is golden brown.
Please note that as at present 70g of EatLean protein cheese is a healthy extra a choice therefor this recipe if serving 4 makes it syn free when using the healthy extra a choice. If you swap to another cheese this will not apply unless you also adjust the amounts of cheese to reflect the appropriate healthy extra allowances.
Slimming World syns and healthy extra allowances are always subject to change. Please remember to check your app or with your consultant for current syn values and allowances.
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I was recently making Stuart a Cowboy pie (recipe to follow) and decided to make myself something a bit different. It is a bit of a take on Homity pie I guess but cheesier! So this is how I made it, if you enjoy it do let me know.
As you know I have recently started wearing glasses for work at the computer, watching TV, reading etc. I only have quite a weak prescription but I have noticed a huge difference as my eyes were straining a lot. My eyes also really struggled to adjust when I moved from working at the laptop to looking at something else. I was blinking a lot trying to focus and having headaches. It wasn’t until I got my glasses that I realised how much I needed help with my vision and the difference it has made.
Those who have followed my blog for a while will probably have read previous posts I have written about my Dad. If you haven’t and wish to before reading this feel free they are here:
Why Father’s Day is not for me and my Dad and DNA isn’t all that – my latest discovery.
My Dad passed away yesterday. I often find it rather therapeutic to write down my feelings so I am doing it here. Maybe if anyone else has had similar experiences it will bring them some comfort to feel less alone too. I am lucky that my step dad is amazing and a great father figure to me though of course it is never the same.
The lovely guys over at Ocean Spray recently sent us some cartons of juice to try. The Ocean Spray Whole Berry juice is available in two flavours, Ocean Spray Whole Berry Cranberry, and Ocean Spray Whole Berry Cranberry, Raspberry, Blueberry and Strawberry mixed fruit juice blend. So, what did we think?
If you follow Slimming World the chances are that often you try to avoid using your healthy b choice for a meal and instead want to use it for a snack. The obvious ideas are cereal bars such as the Hi-Fi bars available at Slimming World groups. There are many other options though so I thought I would share some of mine and Stuart’s favourites with you.
I absolutely love cooking and don’t mind taking the time measuring out different spices. I love hunting out recipes for different meals. Sometimes it would be handy to just have the recipe and appropriate spices all in one place though wouldn’t it? That’s where SpiceNtice* come in with their meal kits, rubs and seasonings.
When I saw the #OreoCookieQuest challenge I thought it looked fun. We were sent a couple of packets of Oreo’s and given a challenge. The challenge is to spend time together as a family whilst eating Oreo’s. Sounds fun doesn’t it! Now you all know me, I could happily sit and munch a whole pack of Oreo biscuits to myself, that certainly wouldn’t be a challenge. However making it more fun than that and only having a couple would be more of a challenge. We had some great ideas and great fun, what did we do?
There are some people who enter a lot of competitions both on and offline and do amazingly well. Have you heard of a lady called Di Coke from the website Superluckyme. She has won so many things and now makes a living from giveaways! Many people win enough to make Christmas cheaper and it is actually possible! Crazy isn’t it! View Post