Thursday, 28 August 2014

Steak and eggs hash (slimming world friendly)

I made this dish when I had to feed two people and only had one steak : ) I have made hash like this before but used leftovers but this made a tasty meal which is pretty economical too. The seasonings are simple just salt and pepper but you could add some garlic or some smoked paprika would be lovely as well. This recipe serves two but of course it could be increased or bulked up with some vegetables such as mushrooms or peppers to serve more. 

Serve with a side salad for your slimming world super free .

Steak and eggs hash

2 large baking potatoes (diced)
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 lean rump steak (all fat removed and chopped)
salt and pepper
low cal spray oil

Boil the diced potato cubes in salted water until just cooked (about 5-10 minutes) then drain and set aside. Spray a large non stick frying pan with a little oil and over a medium heat gently fry the onion until soft then add the steak and cook until browned . Add the cooked  potatoes and season well with salt and pepper.

In a separate frying pan spray with the oil and fry the eggs and serve each portion topped with the fried egg.

Serves two , Syn free on extra easy

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sizzling steak fajitas (slimming world friendly)

I love fajitas but the wraps are high in syns and the spice mixes can contain sugar and oil which aren't exactly slimming world friendly. This way you make your own spice mix which is not complicated and serve the spicy steak fajitas over rice instead of usng the wraps and this makes it all syn free and healthy but keeps all the flavour . I used lean steak but you can use chicken or just vegetables if you want to make it vegetarian. 

The spice mix is very easy just mix all the ingredients together and keep it in a clean container in the cupboard this amount makes enough for about 4 meals so although you need to buy the spices to start with it works out much cheaper than buying the spice mix sachets.You also can customize it as to how hot you like it. I use mild chili powder as I don't like it too hot but you can up the spice as you like it.

Spice Mix

2 tsp garlic granules
2 tsp onion granules
6 tsp mild chili powder
4 tsp smoked paprika
4 tsp salt
2 tsp cumin
4tsp chicken bouillon powder (or 4 chicken oxos crumbled into powder or if keeping it veggie use vegetable bouillon powder)

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container in the cupboard, Makes enough for about 4 meals . 

Sizzling steak fajitas

1lb thin beef steaks (trimmed of all fat) cut into strips
1 red pepper (sliced)
1 green pepper (sliced)
1 yellow pepper (sliced)
1 large onion (sliced)
spray oil

Spray a large frying pan or wok with oil and add the steaks and stir fry until starting to brown, Add 3 tsp of the spice mix and stir fry for another minute or two then add the vegetables and keep stir frying until the vegetables are softened. Serve over boiled rice

Syn free on extra easy

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Nigellas eggs in purgatory (slimming world friendly)

 I Love Nigella Lawson she can do no wrong in my eyes her recipes are practically fool proof and almost always turn out beautifully. I was lucky to meet her at a book signing once and she was so gracious and friendly I was star struck : )

This recipe is so delicious and so simple , Nigella says it's perfect for hangovers but I love it as a Sunday morning breakfast but always have to have my Healthy A choice bread to dip in it.

I know it sounds weird having garlic and chili for breakfast time but it really does work. This recipe serves one person with using one egg but you can make it in a bigger pan and add more eggs if you like.

Eggs in purgatory

1 can chopped tomatoes
1 large egg
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1/2 tsp salt
low calorie spray oil.

Spray a small frying pan with spray oil and over a medium heat add the garlic and chili and fry gently for one minute.

Add the can of tomatoes and the salt and bring to the boil then reduce heat and leave to simmer for a few minutes.

Break the egg into the middle of the pan, cover and leave to simmer for five minutes.

Serve hot

I confess to have eaten it straight from the pan before *blush*

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