Chocolate orange skinny pancakes 

Well my breakfast today was amazing!!!! Best pancakes I’ve made yet. 

Here’s how :-

Mix together a large tbs of quark, 3 tbs of sweetener, 2 eggs, 35g of porridge oats and some drops of chocolate orange flavouring. You can add whatever flavour you like. My flavourings are from cupcake world and all of them are syn free. I used quark as I’m doing eesp, you can use fat free yogurt if you want to. 

Heat a non stick frying pan with the groovy food companies coconut 1 calorie spray (or fry light, but this gave them a lovely flavour) 

Cook on one side then flip, the mixture makes about 6 small pancakes. 

Serve with mixed berries (speed foods) and a tsp of the new chocolate orange choc shot for 1/2 syn. 

Enjoy!!xx

http://www.cupcake-world.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=144&zenid=9tlkuorfn5qhat4rtqsa44mfj0

Choc shot and coconut spray is from tesco 






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New fry light alternative

Hi all. So I’ve been testing out the new organic cooking spray with virgin coconut oil by the groovy food company.

The website describes it as “something new and very exciting for all you coconut oil lovers – we’ve taken our top selling organic virgin coconut oil and created a brand new cooking oil spray! Lovingly blending our delicious organic virgin coconut oil with organic rapeseed oil, this new addition to our Groovy Food family is the first of its kind available in the UK. It’s packed with essential Omega acids as well as brilliant Lauric acid, so it not only tastes great, but helps make you feel good too! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, our new coconut cooking oil contains just ONE calorie per spray. Great for frying, roasting and baking, it’s an exciting alternative to less healthy oils and fats and perfect for anyone following a low-calorie diet!”

I was really intrigued as there’s never been another option to fry light before. All the other spray oils have a syn value so I was excited!!

My only concern was that the coconut flavour would be too strong, the though of coconut flavour syn free chips didn’t really appeal!! I see fitness professionals cooking with coconut oil all the time on Instagram and so on, it’s the new in product at the moment isn’t it. I’ve used it as a moisturiser and a make up remover but never for cooking as it would be syns. So I was thrilled to see a syn free version.

So I started off just using it for things like scrambled eggs, omelettes, curries, pancakes sw stylie etc… The hint of coconut is very very subtle. It actually makes your food taste slightly creamier, which is gorgeous with eggs. It heats up fast in the pan too, so helps to really crisp up your food. The only thing I’m not keen on is the smell when it’s heated up, it doesn’t smell great but luckily it doesn’t taste like it smells. You’ll see what I mean if you buy it. The spray works perfectly and evenly distributes the oil in to your pan or on your food. It’ll last ages!!

Overall I’d certainly recommend it. It’s currently found in Tesco.

Happy Fopping xx

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Amazing fakeaway kebab!!

Doner Kebab “Fakeaway” Recipe. Syn free on extra easy and eesp. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ingredients
500g of less than 5% fat beef mince (lamb is super hard to get, if you want lamb you can syn it)
1 tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried Thyme
½ tsp onion powder, or 1 small finely chopped Onion. I did onion as forgot the powder!
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper, I’d add 1/2 tsp next time as I like mine hot
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp plain flour – Optional, will help it not to dry out. 25g is 4½ Syns so Syn value for the flour is negligible

Instruction
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Mix together the flour, oregano, Italian herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.

Add the mince & mix together. It’s best to knead it really well till it all looks smooth.
Shape the mince into a loaf size and place on a baking tray, or use a loaf tin.
Spray with fry light then bake for approx an 1 hour, turning the loaf half way through
Once cooked allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Slice the meat as thinly as you can, or a great suggestion is to use a peeler so it’s like actual kebab meat!!

I Served mine with tons of salad, butternut squash chips and my home made coleslaw.

The coleslaw was totally made up!! I shredded cabbage, onion, spring onion and carrot. I then mixed up some balsamic vinegar, mustard powder and lemon juice. Pour in to the veggies and toss!

Totally syn free and amazing!!! You can also use a HEB pitta bread if you wanted to and add hot chilli sauce or mint yogurt.

Enjoy and Happy Fopping xxx

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Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. My opinion.

Hi all. If you haven’t heard about or seen this product on fb, where have you been?!?! So this is the best selling 3D Fiber Lashes, it states it will dramatically enhance and magnify the appearance of your lashes.

The process combines applying a Transplanting Gel and then coating your lashes with the Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily wash off with warm water and a face wash.

I’ve heard mainly good things about this mascara, I have also heard a view more negative ones. It seems to be everywhere right now!!!! I was very excited when mine arrived. The case the two wands come in is really nice!! I read the instructions and went for it. It needed two coats of each for maximum impact in my opinion. I actually said out loud when I was applying it, “OMG wow!!!!!” They were noticeably longer!! Not mega thick, but certainly longer. I think there’s a skill to applying it correctly, I’d recommend not using your own mascara first personally. The fibres can flake off if you aren’t really careful, you need to make sure you quickly apply the gel wand straight after the fibres to help prevent this. They didn’t smudge though or irate my eyes, I just simply swept them away.

My honest review is it’s a fab mascara, really cleaver and classy packaging. Would I wear it every day? I don’t think I would, it does take slightly longer to apply, so for me it’s more of a luxury item that I’d use for nights out rather than messing about with false lashes. It would make a really lovely present for your girly friends or family members. I’ve always been mega mega fussy about mascaras, Ive used millions of different brands and this would be up there with one of the best.

If you’d like to order one please follow the link to a really lovely knowledgeable seller who will be happy to help you all. They also offer a money back guarantee if you don’t love it too.

Happy Fopping xxx

https://www.youniqueproducts.com/MelanieThompson/products/view/US-1017-00#.VNKYGdogGSM

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Amsterdam. A holiday I’ll never forget!!

image image image image imageWell what an incredibly special amazing fantastic wonderful fabulous trip away!! One I’ll never ever forget as we got engaged!!!!!! I can’t stop smiling, or staring at my ring!! I absolutely love it!!!!! I couldn’t of picked a more perfect ring myself!! The boy did good!!!! I honestly had no idea he was going to propose!!

We arrived and had a really nice day wondering round the shops and bars/restaurants. We went on a lovely canal tour, the bridges and buildings are stunning!!

My bf suggested heading towards this particular spot that was mentioned on the tour, it’s renowned for it’s bars and clubs. It was flipping freezing and heels combined with cobbled streets do not mix!! I don’t do walking on a night out, let alone when I can’t feel my face any more as it’s so cold lol. We’d been walking for ages so I started to moan a bit!!! We started to cross this particularly beautiful bridge, know as The Magere Brug (“Skinny Bridge”), it was built by two wealthy sisters who lived on opposite sides of the Amstel river and wanted to be able to visit one another every day. How lovely is that, it made me laugh it’s called the skinny bridge, when I’m so obsessed with slimming world!

Anyway he just suddenly stopped and said “you’re going to kill me!” I was like what!?! I thought he’d got us lost or left his wallet at the hotel! He went on to say he’d bought me here for a different reason and got down on one knee!! I was so shocked I just said OMG what are you doing!! Are you being serious!!!!???!!! The poor guy was waiting on one knee for me to answer, I was so shocked he was down there for about an hour ha ha, of course I said yes, then cried! Then he got out a lock he’d had made engraved with Nikki and Chris 31st January 2015 and we attached it to the bridge. That made me cry again!! He’d booked a restaurant, so after a few pics we headed there.

OMG it was the most incredible meal of my life!!!! It’s a lobster and steak only restaurant, it had rave reviews and it lived up to them!! The steak was unbelievable. Easily the best steak I’ve ever ever eaten!!! It just melts in your mouth!! The lobster was stunning too!!! After dry January I was like, right!! Pass me the wine list!! Technically it wasn’t quite midnight, so still January, but I wanted to celebrate!!! I rang my mom and dad, she screamed down the phone and started crying lol. They were both over the moon for me. Then I rang my sister who was all emosh too and my best friend who made me cry again!! Had to tell my girls too before putting it on social media, so sent a quick group text to them. Everyone was so happy for us, which made it even more special.

After dinner we headed to the sky lounge at the Hilton which has an incredible 360 degree view of the city. My face was a mess by this point, so I had to explain I’d been crying as we’d just got engaged, the next minute table fireworks are coming out!! We had some beautiful cocktails!!!!! They tasted soooooooooo good after staying off alcohol for a whole month!! The gin ones were amazing!!!!

You can’t come to Amsterdam and not visit the red light district!! Ok it’s not a traditionally romantic way to celebrate an engagement, but I thought it would be hilarious!! Well it was certainly an eye opener!!! I won’t go in to detail, but put it this way, I’m not sure I can eat a banana ever again!!!! ****BLUSH!!!**** We had such a laugh then headed back to the hotel.

Too excited to sleep we hit the mini bar and started playing wedding songs ha ha. I can’t believe all the lovely messages, likes and comments we’ve had. It really does make us even happier that people are so happy for us 🙂 From the day we met we haven’t been apart, it really has been that magical fairy tale You dream about when you’re younger. It took me a while to find him, but my god was it worth the wait!!!! I’m so grateful to his parents for bringing him up to be not only a gentleman but funny, gorgeous and the best friend anyone could wish for. Plus he always let’s me try his food and never asks to try mine!! Oh god I’m welling up again!!! I’ve always been quite a hard person when it comes to showing my emotions but not anymore!! He’s melted the ice queen ha ha.

I really didn’t know what to expect from Amsterdam, if you’ve never been, go!! Yes there’s the slightly more seedy side, there’s the weed smoking, bikes everywhere that nearly kill you and weird little wee huts where men just wee in public!! But there’s also stunning buildings, every designer shop you can wish for, the canals, museums and just loads of culture. Our hotel was just perfect, they even had quark at breakfast!!!! That made my day!! Buffet style breakfasts are lethal for me though!! I just can’t stop!! Now operation wedding dress body is on, I really need to address this!! That’s a different blog though!

I’m the sort of person that when I’ve decided on something I act on it straight away! I commit to things 100%. I’ve already started thinking about wedding venues, bridesmaids dresses, the invite list for day and night, music, food and I’ve liked every wedding page and started a wedding board on Pinterest! I’m so excited to start visiting wedding fares and just throwing myself in to planning our dream day.

Then there’s THE DRESS!!!!!!!! Well it has to be a wow dress!! I know I’m going to find this the biggest challenge to get right. I’ve got a few ideas on the style I’d like but I guess I won’t know until I start trying them on. I’m so fussy when it comes to dresses, so I best start looking now!!! Any suggestions of stunning wedding dress shops that sell modern fashionable wedding dresses, let me know 🙂 God then there’s how to have my hair, nails, make up!!!! Wedding planner anyone?!? It’s so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!

Right I’ll love you and leave you now.

Happy Fopping!! Xxxx

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