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Just sharing some recent purchases in a quick video xx



Carrot cake & banoffee pie

img_3527img_3542img_3543Hey all,


I hope you’ve had an amazing Christmas. As promised here’s the recipes for our Xmas day desserts xx

Carrot cake with pineapple frosting
6.5 syns per serving. Serves 8

110g low-fat spread suitable for baking
50g light soft brown sugar
4 tbsp Silver Spoon Sweetness and Light Brown Sweetner
Zest of 1 orange
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs, beaten
110g self-raising flour, sifted
½ tsp baking powder
2 tsp mixed spice
75g carrots, peeled and grated
For the topping:

110g quark
3 tbsp artificial sweetner
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
175g pineapple, peeled, cored, thinly sliced and cut into triangles
Icing sugar to dust
Preheat your oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4. Line an 8in/20cm loose-bottomed cake tin with baking parchment.
Put the spread, sugar, sweetener and orange zest in a bowl and mix. Whisk the vanilla into the eggs, then stir into the sugar mixture (don’t worry if it looks curdled). Fold in the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and grated carrots.
Spoon the cake mixture into the tin and bake for 20 minutes, or until risen and firm to the touch. Turn out and leave to cool.
Banoffee pie

Serves 10.
4 syns per serving

60g low fat spread
10 reduced fat digestive biscuits
2 x 12g sachets powdered gelatine
250g quark
3 x 175g pots Muller Light Toffee yogurt (or any Free toffee yogurt)
1 tbsp sweetener
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg whites*
2 bananas
2 level tsp cocoa powder, to decorate
Tip: *Pregnant women, the elderly and babies are advised not to eat raw or partially cooked eggs.

Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan 170°C/Gas 5 and line a 20cm springform tin with non-stick baking parchment.
Melt the spread in a pan over a low heat
Meanwhile, put the biscuits in a sealable food bag, bash into fine crumbs with a rolling pin and tip into a bowl. Pour in the melted spread, stir well and spoon the mixture into the prepared tin to cover the base, pressing down evenly. Bake for 12-15 minutes then set aside to cool.
While the base is in the oven, dissolve the gelatine in 5 tablespoons of boiling water.
Put the quark in a bowl and whisk until smooth, then whisk in the yogurt, sweetener, vanilla and gelatine liquid.
Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until stiff peaks form and fold into the quark mixture.
Spoon the quark mixture over the biscuit base and smooth the surface with a palette knife. Chill for 4 hours or until set.
Release the pie from the tin and put the pie, still on its base if necessary, on a serving plate. Thinly slice the bananas and arrange neatly on top, then sprinkle with cocoa powder and slice to serve.


A year from now…..

Hi lovely people. I hope you’re all well. I just wanted to share some thoughts with you today.

I’ve been watching a couple of very inspiring programmes on ITV recently. You may of seen them? Extraordinary weddings and This time next year, with the amazing Davina. These type of programmes are just so emotional! I always cry!! I also get so much motivation from them though!

Take the one about extraordinary weddings. It features different people who’ve gone through such adversity, but still want to have their dream weddings. Why shouldn’t they? Those featured, plus their partners, are just incredibly strong people. Take one girl, she was a sport lover, very active and loved to travel. Her and her fiancé were so happy. Then one night, after a few drinks with friends, she left early and called her dad for a lift. While waiting on a wall, she feel backwards and broke her neck! She was then permanently paralysed from the waist down. Just horrific. Her partner was just so so so lovely. He stood by her and helped her to re build her strength, where possible and also her confidence too. He stayed by her side during her hospital stint and will continue to do so for the rest of their lives as her husband. They’ve already ticked off in sickness and health haven’t they. To even leave the house was a huge challenge, let alone get married! But they had their magical day and proved you really can achieve anything if you stay committed and never give up.

Another guy had a tumour and lost his sight! A lady in her 40’s had a stroke, which massively effected her speech and mental capacity. Every single person featured were just amazing humans!!!! They all still achieved their dream weddings despite these awful things happening to them.

In This time next year there’s people who set a goal and within a year the dream is to achieve it. There’s people who’ve lost limbs and want to walk again unaided, people who held back from living due to their weight, who then lost over 10 stone, single people who found love, people with severe stammers who have learnt to speak again and so on…. In just 12 months they’ve totally changed their lives!!! Some with Slimming World, which was very exciting!!!!!! It’s like that film sliding doors, which door do you want to go through? The one where you change your life and as a result are so much happier, or the old door that leads to unhappiness and misery!?! You can achieve so much in a year!! That time will pass anyway, life is too precious to waste.

All these people had such difficult obstacles to overcome, but they stayed committed and refused to let anything beat them. Most didn’t have a choice about what happened to them, it was mainly things they couldn’t control. They’ve still tried their very best to claw back their lives and wouldn’t be beaten.

It made me think about weight loss. If these people can achieve such wonderful things, we can certainly achieve our weight loss dreams. Ultimately we do have a choice, we can change. It drives me mad though when people say losing weight is easy, just don’t eat it! Oh yeah thanks Geoff, I didn’t realise that?!?! Idiot. Lol. It’s a mental battle most of us face isn’t it, some do have physical challenges too, but on the whole it’s what goes on upstairs, in those funny minds of ours! But it is one we can win. Joining Slimming World and staying for group transformed my life. I’m so glad I made the changes and I’ll never go back. I’m not perfect, but I had the power to make myself happy and healthy again. Some don’t have that option. Let’s grab it with both hands people and after Christmas smash it!!!! Target here we all come. What can you achieve by this time next year???

Thanks for reading and happy fopping xxx


Bolognese with courgetti & garlic bread!

Omg this was incredible!!!! All day I couldn’t stop thinking about garlic bread!!! I used to love spag Bol with garlic bread!!!

So tonight that’s what I had. I gave mine an extra easy sp makeover. Hubbie had pasta with his.

Recipe :-

Fry off your mince in fry light, I prefer turkey mince, you can use beef or quorn. Just make sure it’s less than 5% fat.

Add 1.5 cloves or garlic. Keep frying. Then add chopped mushrooms, onion, carrots, & celery. Simmer.

Then add loads of Italian mixed herbs, oregano, a small pinch of cinnamon, a splash of vinegar and lots of seasoning.

Next mix up 2 beef stock cubes in boiling water and pour over the mince and veg.

I then add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a good squeeze of purée.

For the bread I pre heated the oven on 200 degrees. Then I halved and sprayed a gluten free schar brown ciabatta roll with garlic frylight and sprinkled on some oregano. Bake them for 7 minutes.

Serve and demolish!!

Syn free and a healthy extra B choice. Stunning.

Enjoy & remember to tag me on social media if you re create.

Happy fopping xxx