The freedom of cooking

Stir fry chicken

I’ve recently tried to take more of an interest in cooking again and I for one love trying out new recipes. There’s something refreshing about going around the supermarket or local market buying fresh ingredients you probably wouldn’t buy on your normal weekly shop.

That’s exactly what I discovered last weekend, when we attempted to create a chicken stir fry with rainbow vegetables, soy sauces and Chinese five-spice. I’m always looking for new recipes online and my partner recently found this one through her Slimming World. It’s also Syn-free, which is a bonus for those of you that are on the slimming diet. We’re now obsessed with stir fry meals, which is surprising when I’m not a particular fan of too much veg, but I’ve found it mixes in fairly well with your choice of meat and egg noodles. We also had a go at using beef, which was just as tasty as using chicken.



Slimming World Chicken Stir Fry

I’m truly delighted that I’ve gained my interest for cooking again and hopefully it will last this time. Especially as winter is drawing nearer and I’m more likely to be trapped indoors because of the cold, dark nights.


Dieting – the other side

Dieting - the other sideFor many of us we have either a family or partner who we live with that is on a special diet. At the start of this year I moved in with my girlfriend, who has been a part of Slimming World for over a year now. She’s done ever so well with sticking to her diet, which revolves around having a set amount of Syns per day. I don’t know all the technical side to Slimming World, but if you want to read more I’d highly recommend this blog.

The hardest part about living together, once you’ve put aside getting used to one another’s habits has been the diet. Since I’m not on a diet and I’m trying to gain more weight, I’m taking in more carbohydrates from foods like bread and potatoes, while my girlfriend might be having a salad or pasta dish. We do usually eat the same meals when together, which is always a Slimming World recommended dish and to be honest that’s something I don’t mind doing. Some of the meals you can have are quite surprising like beef curry and cheese burgers with chips (if made the Slimming World way).

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