Monday, February 27, 2012

Mango Salsa

I can't wait to put this on my baked potato tomorrow night. Mmmm :P~

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Strawberries anyone?

Strawberries are choc a block full of antioxidants, and so refreshing. They are in season right now, and at only about 60 calories for a tub, how could you say no?
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rolled Oat Bars

Well, it is official. We are going preservative and additive-free in an attempt to calm down my 3 year old daughter's behaviour, and in the mean time, it would actually be beneficial for the whole family, so that is what we are doing. I tried to find a commercial muesli bar that was failsafe, but could not find 1, so here is a additive and preservative-free recipe.

ROLLED OAT BARS (contains gluten)

1 cup self raising flour or wholemeal self raising flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp CSR golden syrup or pure maple syrup
2 cups rolled oats
150g butter or Nuttelex

Combine flour, oats, and sugar in a bowl. Melt butter, add golden syrup and mix into dry ingredients. Press into slice tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until brown.  Cut into bars while still hot, leave to cool before removing from tray. Makes about 20.

Recipe from Sue Dengate's failsafe booklet

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Strawberry & Chocolate Tart

Tonight's dessert was strawberry & chocolate tart, and omg, soo yummy.

Here is the recipe for anyone else wanting to try it.

Strawberry & Chocolate Tart

1 x 170g sheet reduced-fat shortcrust pastry
1 x 150g tubs Nestle diet Strawberry Yoghurt
1 egg yolk
3 tsp cornflour
30g dark chocolate, melted
250g strawberries, quarted

1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Lightly spray four 3/4-cup (185ml) muffin tin holes with oil. Cut four 10cm circles from pastry, discarding trimmings. Gently press pastry circles into prepared muffin tin holes (the pastry will only come half way up the sides of tin holes).

2. Place yoghurt in a medium bowl. Whisk in egg yolk and cornflour. Divide mixture among pastry cases, then bake for 20 minutes or until pastry is golden and crisp and filling has set. Cool tarts in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then remove and place on wire rack to cool further.

3. Using a teaspoon, drizzle chocolate in a zigzag pattern over tarts. Serve tarts immediately with fresh strawberries.

Recipe from WeightWatchers magazine October 2011.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Greek Yoghurt Parfait


If you don’t have fresh strawberries, other fresh berries
work well. And if fresh berries are out of season, dried
berries will work, but use only 2 tablespoons.

1/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons low-fat muesli
3/4 cup fat-free Greek-style yogurt or low-fat vanilla yoghurt

Combine the strawberries and granola in a small mixing
bowl and stir. Spoon half of the mixture into a serving
bowl or parfait glass. Spoon the yogurt over the
granola mixture. Sprinkle the remaining strawberry-granola mixture on top.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Little strawberry pie's

Dessert tonight - Mmm, yummy :) Well, it smelt divine, and omg, tasted so good!!!

Too sick to do anything this week :(

Wow, I have just realised how long it has been since I last blogged, and also that my last blog before this one is what I am eating for dinner tonight. Is it the smell of Kangaroo that makes me feel the need to blog? Hmm, I don't know what it is, but hey, here I am.

I have been terribly terribly ill, and tonight is the first night in 7 days that I have actually felt like cooking, not that I could get away with not cooking any of the previous 7 nights, but have done so feeling dizzy, and shivering, and really really sick.

I have not been able to exercise at all this week, but I am just hoping that at some point during next week that I am able to. Will I be able to keep my personal training appointment this week, or not, I wonder?!?  She may think they are just excuses, but they are not.

Well, I hope to get back to it soon. I didn't join a new gym to sit at home dying...