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Yum yum! Ratatouille from the 5:2 website.

Yum yum! Ratatouille from the 5:2 website.

Making ratatouille for the first time!
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Coffee and walnut cake #2, with homemade chocolate covered coffee beans.

Coffee and walnut cake #2, with homemade chocolate covered coffee beans.

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Fish pie. Was exceedingly good! Although next time I won’t put vegetable stock in my sauce like Rosemary Conley suggests.
Click through for the recipe I used.

Fish pie. Was exceedingly good! Although next time I won’t put vegetable stock in my sauce like Rosemary Conley suggests.

Click through for the recipe I used.

My first ever fish pie is in the oven.

I’m using a Rosemary Conley recipe with a couple of tweaks, i.e. using spring onions in the mash.

Pictures later if I can!

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First attempt at coffee and walnut cake. Need to make the middle bit neater somehow.

First attempt at coffee and walnut cake. Need to make the middle bit neater somehow.

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Lamb Burgers with Figs, from Dairy Diary. 556 cals per portion. Click through for recipe.

Lamb Burgers with Figs, from Dairy Diary. 556 cals per portion. Click through for recipe.

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Honey Blancmange from Dairy Diary. A dessert with only 166 cals per serving? Yes please. Click through for recipe.

Honey Blancmange from Dairy Diary. A dessert with only 166 cals per serving? Yes please. Click through for recipe.

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Here’s the second attempt at simnel cake - a thousand times better than the first.

Here’s the second attempt at simnel cake - a thousand times better than the first.

Just baked my second simnel cake.

Couldn’t really give the family a broken cake so the first is being distributed around various people.

It worked out as 611 calories per slice, which is a lot but i’ll burn it off and I hardly ever get fruit cake.

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My first simnel cake. I took it out of the tin too early and it fell apart, so i’m making another today, hopefully no accidents this time!

My first simnel cake. I took it out of the tin too early and it fell apart, so i’m making another today, hopefully no accidents this time!

My first ever simnel cake is in the oven!

It looks amazing, smells great and the batter tastes divine. Here’s hoping the oven is ok, we usually have to put it a gas mark higher so I have done. Cooking time is 2 hours …wonder when it’s safe to check it.

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The tray bake in the disposables…
Only time will tell.

The tray bake in the disposables…

Only time will tell.

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http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1897691/chicken-and-chorizo-traybake
This is what i’m making tonight, but we don’t have a roasting tin. I’m using disposable foil trays. They’re too small. Is this going to work??

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1897691/chicken-and-chorizo-traybake

This is what i’m making tonight, but we don’t have a roasting tin. I’m using disposable foil trays. They’re too small. Is this going to work??

Just put together

a 3 week healthy eating meal plan for my man and I to follow over easter (it will be longer than 3 weeks but I got bored). Each meal has a max of 500 calories, though if he needs more he can have bigger portions.

Week One:

 Day 1: Slow cooked spag bol, lean mince and brown spag.

 Day 2: Pad Thai Prawns.

 Day 3: Weightwatchers sausages and mash with peas and gravy.

 Day 4: Mexican stuffed peppers (lean mince).

 Day 5: Chicken stuffed with light cream cheese and sundried tomato, wrapped in parma ham. Served with asparagus and sweet potato mash.

 Day 6: FREE DAY – steak and chips, burgers, take-away.

 Day 7: Roast dinner/lunch.

 Week Two:

 Day 1: Butternut Squash Curry

 Day 2: Chicken and Chorizo Traybake

 Day 3: Mexican Meatball Stew

 Day 4: Rosemary Conley’s Fish Pie

 Day 5: Sweet Chilli Salmon Noodles

 Day 6: FREE DAY

 Day 7: Roast dinner/lunch

Week 3:

 Day 1: Chorizo Chicken with Chilli Wedges and rocket salad

 Day 2: Salmon Burgers served with rice and salad

 Day 3: Rosemary Conley’s Ginger Beef

 Day 4: Chilli stuffed butternut squash

 Day 5: Chicken stuffed with spinach and dates, served with sweet potato mash and green beans

 Day 6: FREE DAY

 Day 7: Roast dinner/lunch