Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Garlic chicken lasagne

Syn free on extra easy, serves 2

45g reduced fat cheddar, grated (HXA or 6 syns per person)
lasagne sheets
1 tub passata
2 chicken breasts, diced into small pieces
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Mixed herbs
 Salt n pepper
Fry light
Sliced tomato

1. Fry the onion and chicken until chicken is browned and onions are softened.
2. Add salt & pepper and garlic, fry for 2 minutes.
3.  Add passata and simmer for 10 minutes.
4. In a casserole dish add a layer of chicken mixture, layer of lasagne sheets, and alternate until the mixture is gone. Finish on a chicken mixture layer.
5. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
6. Removed from the oven and add the grated cheese and tomato slices. Return to the oven for 5 minutes until the cheese melts.
7. Serve with salad or vegetables.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Meatball pasta bake

Serves 2 - syn free (6 syns if not using cheese as healthy extra a)

250g extra lean mince
2 tsp garlic granules
2 tsp mixed herbs
2 tsp paprika
1 packet of mushrooms sliced
1 large onion sliced
1 tin chopped tomatoes
50g dried pasta
60g of low fat cheese
Fry light
Salt and pepper

Mix the mince, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp of mixed herbs & 1 tsp of paprika & salt and pepper

Shape into 10-12 mini meatballs

Meanwhile boiled the pasta until soft.

In a pan with fry light fry the mushrooms & onions until they soften then add the meatballs. Fry until browned.

Add the chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp mixed herbs & 1 tsp paprika. Simmer for 10 minutes

Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce & meatballs.

Place in an oven proof dish & grill for 5-10 minutes until the cheese melts.

Steak & onion pie

Serves 2 - 6 syns per person

250g stewing/braising steak with fat removed
1 large onion sliced
50g puff pastry
1 or 2 beef stock cubes

Add the beef & onions to a pan

Dissolve the stock cubes in a little water then added to the pan, add pepper.

Added enough water to cover the beef & onion

Slow cook for 4-5 hours (this can be done in a slow cooker instead of a pan)

Once the beef is soft, roll out the puff pastry.

Cut 2 round lids big enough to cover the pie tins.

Add the mix to the pie tins, cover with the pastry & make a hole in the pastry to allow steam to leave.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until the pastry puffs & browns.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Fish pie

Serves 2

1 pack of fresh fish pie mix or 1 salmon fillet, 1 white fish fillet, 1 smoked fillet or any fish you like
2 large potatoes, peeled & boiled
25 g plain flour (5 syns)
300 ml semi skimmed milk (HEXA or 6 syns)
2-3 heaped tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a pan mix the milk & flour and mix until smooth. Add 3/4 of the parsley and simmer for 10 minutes

Mash the potatoes and add the remaining parsley

Place the raw fish in an oven proof dish, add the sauce & top with mash.

Use a fork to smooth the top

Place in the oven at 200c for 30-35 minutes

Friday, 8 February 2013


Syn free on extra easy or green
Lots of Superfree!
This made filling for 10 cannelloni tubes and served 2

You can alter the fillings to your taste
10 cannelloni tubes
1 tub of syn free cottage cheese
1 onion sliced and fried with a garlic clove till soft
1 handful of spinach finely cut up
3-4 mushrooms cut up fine
1/2 a beef tomato cut up fine
Salt & pepper
Mixed herbs
1 tub passata

Mix all the filling together

Push all the filling into the tubes with your fingers or a teaspoon, very messy & time consuming but so worth it!

Place filled tubes in a casserole dish and cover with passata

I cover with healthy extra a cheese or syn some

Cover with foil and bake at 180c for 25 minutes

Remove foil and bake for a further 10 minutes till cheese melts and browns

Monday, 4 February 2013

Pork & apple burgers

Serves 2, 0.5 syn each on extra easy or red

500g extra lean pork mince
100g apple grated
Salt & pepper
Mixed herbs
Garlic powder
Fry light

Mix all the ingredients together and knead until mince is smooth

Shape into 4 burgers

Fry in fry light for 15 - 20 minutes until cooked through

Saturday, 26 January 2013


Serves 4

Syn free on red & extra easy

500g extra lean mince
1 tub passatta (can of chopped tomatoes)
1 diced onion
Fry light
1 chilli chopped fine or 1 tbsp of lazy chilli
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 beef stock pot

Fry onions in fry light till soft and add mince

When mince is browned add spices and fry for a further 5 minutes

Add passatta and stock cube and simmer for 10-15 minutes

Serving suggestions ;
- rice
- chips
- salad
- 25g tortilla chips (6 syns)