21 Nov 2014

Easy Meals - Diet coke ham - Slimming World Style

Slimming World Diet Coke Ham Joint

Last week I posted the below picture on Instagram and got lots and lots of likes within minutes so thought I'd note down the recipes. I had never tried this before but after eating it on Sunday night, I will be cooking this again.

The list of ingredients seems a lot when you first look but it is a simple recipe once you put it all in.

Meat (we chose a ham joint but chicken is another popular one)
Peppers (we used one green, one yellow)
1 Onion (chopped)
Garlic clove
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1tbsp Soy Sauce
4 tbsp Tomato puree
8 tbsp Passata
Can Diet Coke
200ml stock (I used beef Stock Pot)
1tsp dried herbs
1tsp Cayenne (this is optional but gives a great kick)

You can do this recipe on the hob but we chose to slow cook ours (all instructions can be found on Slimming World website). I just put it all in the slow cooker and turned it on high and left it until we were ready to eat.
We decided on having home-made spicy wedges and home-made coleslaw with ours to maximise the super free foods. We were also left with a huge quantity of meat and sauce which we had in a stir fry the following evening.

19 Nov 2014

In the shadows

Whatever the struggle, where ever you are, just look into the shadows as I'll be there. I'll be ready to hold your hand, stroke your hair and tell you that you are and always will be loved.

When life seems too hard and you can't make sense of things. Look to the skies, I'll be there lighting your way, showing you the silver linings and making stars twinkle for you.

If all you can see are clouds, rain and puddles, hold out your arms. I'll keep you dry, hold your hand to jump in puddles and remind you that day turns to night turns to day. What seems bleak now will soon be gone to be replaced by blue sky again.

When you get scared of the dark, let me be the light that guides you. Remember strength and peace come from within, I will always give you my strength, my peace and my life. You will never be alone.

When you arrived in this world, a piece of my heart stayed within you and you, in turn, fill my whole heart with love. Whatever passes our way, I will try my hardest to protect you, make you feel loved and remind you how special you are. I'll endeavour to be there no matter what and every day I feel lucky and blessed to know you and to be your mummy.

Painted just for me

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