I have been wanting to try another dessert recipe for ages but because,well, I’m not very good, I was a bit scared. However, yesterday I was feeling pretty confident and searched the Slimming World website for recipes and found this one for an egg custard that seemed not too difficult. I had all the ingredients in my cupboard at home too (which never happens!)
So I went ahead and followed the recipe but I halved everything as it serves 4 and there’s only me and Lee to eat it. I haven’t posted the recipe here as I followed the Slimming World recipe to a T apart from having it with berries.
But here are a few process pictures!
It seemed to work out perfect. Here is my finished effort:
Not bad if I do say so myself! I haven’t tasted it properly yet as when it came out of the oven and cooled, I had to chill it in the fridge for 4 hours. I can’t wait to taste it though. Lee seemed really enthusiastic to try it because he loves egg custard but when I told him it was pastry free, his tone suddenly changed haha. I tried to explain that pastry isn’t healthy and I wasn’t going to make something I couldn’t eat but he wasn’t having any of it. So looks like this little beauty is all for me muhahahahahahaha. My plan worked after all! 😉
I would LOVE to see your efforts of making this so post in the comments!
For those of you who follow my Facebook page, I posted a rather yummy photo of these bad boys on Friday night and promised I would add the recipe later.
You will need:
3 large chicken breasts
4 bamboo skewers -I got mine from Asda
half a cup of Tandoori spice mix (You can buy these in tubs from most supermarkets)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon coriander leaves
salt and pepper to taste
water to make the spice mix into a paste/marinade
Frylight Olive Oil
Firstly, dice the chicken breast into manageable chunks, making sure to remove any fat,then put aside. In a bowl, put all the seasoning and add water slowly until it turns into a paste that will coat the chicken but that is not too watery. Throw the chicken in the bowl and fully coat. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and put foil on a baking tray, spray with Fry light. Put the chicken pieces on a skewer (this bit gets messy) and leave about an inch and a half of skewer bare on either side (so you can pick them up without burning yourself).
Place the skewers on the foil. If you can, place the skewers so they hang on the tray in mid-air rather than being put on it. My skewers were quite long so I rested them on the edges of the baking tray so they hung in the air over the foil almost like they were on a spit. If you can’t do this it’s ok; your chicken will still come out tasty. With any left over tandoori marinade (you will have some left in the bowl after coating the chicken), pour it over the skewers to add a bit more flavour. Then put them in the oven for 20 minutes. Next turn the skewers over and put them back in for another 15 minutes. And Voila you’re done!
These skewers go lovely with salad. I chopped up a tomato, grabbed some bagged salad leaves, chopped up half an onion and some cucumber and squirted lemon juice over both the salad and the skewers and it was lush!
If you decide to try this recipe, let me know and post your pictures. I’d love to see them!
Firstly sorry for not posting my progress yesterday but I felt it was a bit of a non-post because I maintained again. I am glad I didn’t put on because I went to Whitby for a treat at the weekend and had all the foodie treats because we haven’t been in a few years and it was just a lovely day.
Here’s just a few pics from our Day in Whitby.
So I guess considering the calorific foods I ate, maintaining is a good thing. Next week though I am hoping I can get a loss and hopefully kick start my weight loss again.
However, its not all about weight loss. I feel healthy, have upped my resistance levels on the exercise machines at the gym and feel prettier and more confident than I ever have before. It’s not all about the number on the scales, its how you feel in yourself, and I feel pretty damn awesome right now! Let me know how your week has been in the comments!
She has had some serious back problems recently with a trapped nerve and has felt so low and fed up with herself (despite still losing weight with what little mobility she had). I got a text yesterday asking if I was going to the gym and that she said she was going because she didn’t want to ruin all her hard work.
Her back has improved massively but she still can’t lift her left arm very high so no upper body exercises were possible. We got on the treadmill and time seemed to pass in an instant.We were chatting about our day and our trials and tribulations at work and it was just..lovely.
I forgot how much I enjoyed the gym with my mum right there by my side.It made everything more fun:seriously! before I knew it we were on the bike and then when I thought she was finished,she wanted to do more!
She tried sit ups with me holding her feet and was fine.Then we did a few sat down twists with the medicine balls for our stomachs.She even went on the stomach crunch machine and whipped out a few reps! Other gym goers came up to her and told her how well she was doing on her first day back and I think it boosted her a bit.
It was that much fun we stayed an extra half an hour and so did an hour and a half all in all! I haven’t stayed that long for ages!
It really surprised me just how big an effect my mum returning would have on me and I was quite taken aback when we were leaving.I am just so happy to be sharing the gym with someone again.Of course I go for the exercise and frown on people who go just to socialise but who don’t do any real hard work (They take up all the machines but don’t actually do anything).But the social element does help it all pass easily and quickly and if you’re like me; someone who hates exercise,then this is a big deal.
It’s a bit soppy but I love my mum and am so so so happy that she is back,with a vengeance it seems! Motivation has been given a much needed boost!