Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for sharing and liking my recipes all year. I'm off to work today and the picture will be me about 4.30pm!! So whatever you are doing wishing you a really lovely Christmas.


Vicki xx

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas smoked salmon pate (Slimming World friendly)

This is a really easy Christmas recipe perfect for serving as an appetiser or on a buffet table, You can serve it on the mini potato cakes I made in the previous recipe and as it's not a very firm pate so could also be served as a dip with raw vegetables. If you want to make it with a firmer texture just use less quark.

I know smoked salmon is expensive but it is Christmas and I know ASDA sell smoked salmon trimmings quite cheaply and those would be fine to use. I used 2 teaspoons of lemon juice for this recipe but I would start only using one teaspoon and season to taste as some quarks are sharper than others. There is no need for any salt as the smoked salmon is quite salty.

Smoked salmon pate  

100g smoked salmon
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tub quark
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.


syn free

Happy Christmas or Nadolig Llawen as they say here in Wales xx 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Lemon and thyme chicken (Slimming World friendly)

Chicken again? Well yes but its such a versatile meat and this recipe is another one that is so simple to make and a great after work dinner . I used fresh lemons because I had them in and it makes it look prettier but if you only have bottled lemon juice in then it's ok to use that too .Whatever makes life easier :)

Lemon & Thyme Chicken

8 chicken thighs (skinned and excess fat removed)
2 lemons (1 sliced and one cut in half and juice squeezed over chicken)
1 red onion (sliced)
1 tsp dried thyme
1 clove crushed garlic 
salt and pepper
spray oil

Place the chicken thighs in an ovenproof dish and place slices of onions and lemon on top and between the chicken.

Sprinkle over the thyme, Drizzle over the lemon juice, salt and pepper and dot over the crushed garlic. Spray lightly with the spray oil.

Bake at Gas 5 /190/375 for 30-40 minutes ( every now and then spoon over the juices ) cook until the chicken is browned and sticky.

Syn free on extra easy and red.