Archive | May 2017

My second giveaway – Slimming World book, Curry Heaven

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED.

Winner is Laura B.

Here’s my second book giveaway.  Maybe you’d like to win Curry Heaven, a Slimming World cookbook containing 50 delicious and mouthwatering Indian recipes.

Click on the link below to enter:

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As with many other Slimming World books this can be bought directly from the website if you’re a member.  Ingredients and methods are very clear.  Syn values are clearly shown too.  There are hints and tips for those of us who aren’t professional chefs.  There’s also a handy conversion chart in the back.  If you’re anything like me you’re always looking up these on the Internet whilst trying to cook.

The recipes are in these different categories: starters & salads; meat & poultry dishes; fish dishes; rice, lentils & pulses; vegetable dishes; and desserts.  So you can cook a simple main meal  for the family or go all out and create an Indian banquet!  I love the added extras such as salads and side dishes that make the meal more filling and interesting.

Here’s a complete list of the dishes included in the book:

  1. aloo char
  2. aloo gobi
  3. baked figs with almond ‘cream’
  4. beef kofta curry
  5. beef madras
  6. biryani
  7. bombay potatoes
  8. chana masala
  9. chicken tikka masala
  10. chilli-spiced squid
  11. classic chicken curry
  12. coconut chicken soup
  13. creamy chicken korma
  14. creamy mango sorbet
  15. curried parsnip soup
  16. dahiwalla ghost with kachumber
  17. gobi chana curry
  18. gobi chawal
  19. grilled tiger prawns
  20. jalfrezi chicken
  21. kerala-style fish steamed in banana leaves
  22. kheema with curry leaves
  23. khumbi curry
  24. lamb dansak
  25. lamb koftas with mint relish
  26. lamb rogan josh
  27. lemon and apricot delight
  28. lemon grass prawn salad
  29. masala crab cakes
  30. meaty citrus salad
  31. mixed bean and carrot bhaji
  32. onion bhajis
  33. peach and cardamom brulee
  34. pilau rice
  35. pistachio and ginger ice
  36. pork vindaloo
  37. root vegetable biryani
  38. sabzi kari
  39. shahi mugh
  40. speedy prawn curry
  41. spiced beetroot with coconut
  42. spinach and sweet potato curry
  43. spinach dhal
  44. sweetcorn and red pepper bhaji
  45. tamarind and salmon curry
  46. tandoori chicken
  47. tandoori monkfish
  48. turkey shami kebab
  49. vanilla-spiced plums
  50. vegetable samosas with hara curry

Fancy trying one of the recipes today?  Check out my blog post Gobi Chana Curry – Slimming World.

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Gobi Chana Curry

A curry fan?  Try some of these other recipes:

Low Calorie Lunch – Huevos Rancheros (GF)

A delicious low calorie lunch full of healthy ingredients.  Fresh, filling and gluten free.

  • Total calories: 327
  • Total carbs: 30g
  • Total protein: 21g
  • Syns on Slimming World: free

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 diced red or yellow pepper
  • 30g diced onion
  • 100g tinned tomatoes
  • 2 cups of chopped kale
  • pinch of cumin
  • pinch of paprika
  • Frylight
  • 2tsp garlic puree
  • 2 large sized eggs

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Fry the onion, peppers, carrot, paprika and cumin in Frylight for a few minutes until softened.
  3. Add the tomatoes, garlic and 50ml of water.  Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the kale.
  5. Make a well in the middle of the mixture and crack the eggs into it.IMG_20170502_120626
  6. Put the pan in the oven for 5 minutes.  I put mine in a Pyrex dish as my frying pan has a plastic handle and can’t go in the oven.
  7. Serve.

 

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Want more inspiration?  You might like Quick Low Calorie Lunch: Salmon, egg and spinach plate (GF).

Quick Low Calorie Lunch: Salmon, egg and spinach plate (GF)

After a low calorie lunch?  Try this delicious plate containing plenty of greens and protein.  Coeliac?  Don’t worry it’s gluten free!

  • Total calories: 230 Kcal
  • Total protein: 25g
  • Total carbs: 2g
  • Points on Slimming World: free

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Prepare a plate with 40g of washed spinach.  Add strips of smoked salmon (50g).  Fry two eggs in Frylight (or poach them) and add to the dish.  Add a sprinkle of paprika to add some colour.

 

List of Vegetables and their Calories

To follow on from yesterday’s post about fruits (List of Fruits and their Calories), here is a list of vegetables and their calories.  Each food item is shown per 100g.  Calorie amounts are approximate and you should use your own judgement.  Please leave a comment if you spot any mistakes or if there are items you’d like me to add.

Per 100g of product

  • Artichoke (cooked) – 47 Kcal
  • Asparagus (boiled) – 24 Kcal
  • Aubergine (cooked) – 15 Kcal
  • Baby corn (boiled) – 24 Kcal
  • Baked beans (tinned) – 78 Kcal
  • Beetroot (boiled) – 44 Kcal
  • Broccoli (raw) – 31 Kcal
  • Broccoli (boiled) – 24 Kcal
  • Brussel sprouts (boiled) – 35 Kcal
  • Butternut squash (boiled) – 39 Kcal
  • Cabbage (boiled) – 15 Kcal
  • Carrot (raw) – 43 Kcal
  • Carrot (boiled) – 22 Kcal
  • Cauliflower (boiled) – 28 Kcal
  • Celeriac (boiled) – 15 Kcal
  • Celery (raw) – 7 Kcal
  • Courgette (raw) – 18 Kcal
  • Cucumber (raw) – 19 Kcal
  • Gherkin (pickled) – 67 Kcal
  • Gourd (cooked) – 17 Kcal
  • Green beans – 24 Kcal
  • Green pepper – 15 Kcal
  • Kale (boiled) – 28 Kcal
  • Leek (boiled) – 21 Kcal
  • Lettuce – 14 Kcal
  • Mushrooms (raw) – 15 Kcal
  • Onion (raw) – 38 Kcal
  • Parsnip (roasted) – 75 Kcal
  • Peas (tinned) – 55 Kcal
  • Potato (baked in skin) – 109 Kcal
  • Potatoes (chipped and baked in Frylight) – 70 Kcal
  • Potato (chipped and fried) – 205 Kcal
  • Potatoes (new, boiled) – 72 Kcal
  • Potatoes (roasted in oil) – 150 Kcal
  • Pumpkin (boiled) – 46 Kcal
  • Radish (raw) – 12 Kcal
  • Red pepper (raw) – 27 Kcal
  • Spinach (raw) – 25 Kcal
  • Spring onion (raw) – 25 Kcal
  • Sweetcorn (tinned) – 86 Kcal
  • Tomatoes (raw) – 18 Kcal
  • Turnip (boiled) – 22 Kcal
  • Yellow pepper (raw) – 27 Kcal
  • Sweet potato (boiled) – 76 Kcal

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Need help preparing vegetables?  Checkout these links:

Celeriac Mash – how to prepare

Butternut Squash – Easy way to prepare