Crunch slaw…

Sunday is usually pasta night in the Elfy Eating house and tonight is no exception.

A great syn free, speedy side to have with a pasta dish is coleslaw.

It’s also handy to make if you’re feeling peckish, you can pick as much as you like as it’s all speed!

For today’s batch of coleslaw I’ve grated a carrot and finely sliced a red onion, 1 large spring onion and 2 sticks of celery (it was in the fridge and need using so why not?) and mixed with a sprinkle of sweetener plus salt & pepper to taste.

Add a good dollup of natural fat free fromage frais/yoghurt and mix well. Store in the fridge until ready and stir before serving ๐Ÿ˜˜


Sonny afternoonย 

They say it’s a dog’s life but I think Sonny disagrees with that statement!

Poor mite can’t quite understand why he is not allowed on the sofa when the enemy (Ziggy the tabby cat) is… hmmm let’s see, 43kg worth of solid dog vs 2kg (wet) worth of cat?? 

But it doesn’t stop him trying! 

Personally I reckon he spends the day practicing the “sad lab” look in the mirror – he has it mastered don’t you think? He does love his Mum though ๐Ÿ’™

Sainsbury’s stock up

I think I must be slightly odd (oi! whaddya mean only “slightly ๐Ÿ˜ณ) in the fact that I LOVE doing the weekly shop. To me, it’s a great opportunity to stock up (and clean) the cupboards and fridge. Normally by Sunday morning, all that’s left rattling round in the fridge is some brown lettuce, squishy cucumber and Saturday nights leftovers ๐Ÿ™ˆ

But by 11am on a Sunday, ta daaaa!Yes, there are synful things in there too because you know what? It’s allowed. The plan seriously won’t work as good if you don’t utilize your syns (and boy do I use mine ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Today’s special items areContinuing with the 80s vibe I couldn’t resist picking up a bit of cress to compliment my egg yogo (mayo, yogo, get it?)I enjoyed the Muller light Greek yoghurt so much I had to get some more in. I will try and eat these a bit more beatylike and less like the beast, but I’m not promising, it really is that good ๐Ÿ™ˆCasaerecce is my fav pasta and this one is on offer in Sainsbury’s at ยฃ1 a pack. Don’t rush to the Caldy Valley store today though, I got the last 2 packs…

The results are in..

Well, I stayed on plan and stepped AWAY from the ribs (the juice looked so greasy, years of following SW helped me resist) but the boys gave them a big thumbs up ๐Ÿ‘ And the Katsu curry with egg fried rice? OMG! Syn free using your healthy extra b? As if… ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Egg Fried Rice the Elfy Eating way

Katsu curry is a Japanese dish and the SW recipe suggests serving it with jasmine rice. Now I want egg fried rice and I’m not sure that it’s traditionally served with this dish but hey, my house, my rules! I’ll just call it “fusion food” and be trendy for once… Cook your rice as normal and cool quickly (I put mine near an open window – I certainly don’t put it on a plastic windowsill so that it melts and leaves a great big circle! Well, not since 1 week after having my brand new kitchen. Lesson learned ๐Ÿ™ˆ)Spray a frying pan (or wok if you have one) with frylight and add the cooked, cooled rice and cook for a few mins. Make a well in the center of the rice and pour in 2 beaten eggs. Leave for a few mins until egg starts to set (think of an omelette) Once the egg sets, start to draw in the rice until the rice and egg are mixed well. The egg will continue to cook so make sure you keep stirring.Add sliced spring onions and continue to cook for a few mins. Add a splash or two (or three, it’s your choice) of soy sauce.Finally, add a handful of frozen garden peas and heat through.

SYN FREE and sooooo tasty – who wants jasmine rice now then?? ๐Ÿ˜‚