Sunday, 22 June 2014

BBQ sauce (slimming world friendly)

It's BBQ weather at last (hooray!!) but I hate using my syns on sauces so make this syn free BBQ sauce. This is the sauce that's used in the BBQ pulled pork recipe so just thought why not make it to serve separately?

I have had comments that balsamic vinegar is expensive to use for sauces but I pick mine up from Lidl for £1. The garlic I use is crushed so does leave little bits in the sauce but if you want it completely smooth you can use garlic granules. If you like your BBQ sauce a bit more spicy feel free to add some chili powder.

Once the sauce is made and completely cold I store it in the fridge in a washed out old ketchup bottle. It keeps for ages.

BBQ sauce

5 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic (crushed) or 1 teaspoon garlic granules
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon  salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
500ml passata
4 tablespoons granulated  sweetener

Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to a boil, Reduce heat and simmer until the sauce is thickened.

syn free

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Spicy sweet potato fries (slimming world friendly)

I love making these they are really quick and delicious as a side dish or as a snack, I dip them in my syn free ketchup, the recipe for that is here .  They are very simple to make you don't even need to peel them which is always a bonus : ) I used the hot paprika but you can use the mild or smoked or any spices you like even a little curry powder is good.

Spicy sweet potato fries

2 large sweet potatoes
low cal spray oil
salt and pepper
1 tsp (or more) of hot paprika.

Slice the potatoes lengthways and then cut each half into chips you can do them skinny or chunky whichever you prefer.

Place in a roasting tin and spray with the oil, season well with salt and pepper then add the paprika and mix together very well. Spread them out in an even layer then cook in a very hot oven Gas 8 / 450/ 230 for about 20 minutes (give them a stir around about halfway through)

Syn free :)