A little bit about, little old me!

My name is Katie and I am a passionate home cook who loves creating her own recipes at home and discovering new ingredients, flavours and combinations.

As a classical ballet teacher and avid dancer I spent a lot of my performing years ignoring healthy food options and diving straight into high carb, sugar-full and energy enhancing foods.

After giving birth to my beautiful baby boy in August 2016 I needed to loose my baby-weight and get back to my previous fitness and I took the steps to joining a Slimming World group with the most fabulous consultant Tracy. From the first meeting I was hooked and I was determined that in 2o17 I would get the opportunity to hit my target.

As of this post I have lost 1 stone and 2lbs and I am 8lbs off my target weight.

As I love creating recipes, I thought that creating some of my own inline with the SW EE plan would keep my passion alive and keep the whole “dieting plan” more interesting and exciting.

A few lovely members of my group requested my recipes after I had posted pictures and ideas on our private FB group. Then the idea hit me to create this blog to share ideas further afield.

This blog is in no way endorsed by Slimming World – it’s just little old me creating ideas in my spare time – normally when my little boy is asleep!

Some recipes will have Syn Values or will need to be synned if you are not using some ingredients as your Healthy Extras. I will some times publish Syn values but you must check with your plans, sites and books as to whether the Syn value would be the same for you. Don’t rely purely on me – in case I am wrong!

So enjoy and create and I hope this allows your weight-loss journey to be full of flavour!

At the top right hand side of the homepage you will see my menu tabs to select savoury, sweet or drink recipes!

Katie x

Simple Scrummy Pancakes

banana-pancakes

Since visiting the USA from a very young age, I discovered American-style buttermilk pancakes and I have been slightly addicted ever since.

Most weekends would see me devouring banana and chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes or pancakes covered in crispy streaky bacon and lashings of maple syrup.

Alas, since joining SW in November 2016 it soon became very, very apparent that these buttermilk beauties would have sent my Syn allowance running for the middle of next week!

Most flours have a Syn-value however, I discovered a waffle recipe using ground porridge oats and I have adapted my own recipe to stay within the SW plan.

If you are not using the milk or porridge oats as part of your HeA & HeB extras then you will need to Syn these ingredients. Some of the ingredients below also have a Syn-value so please check through the SW website or book for how many Syns this would be for you on your plan.

Ingredients:

40g porridge oats – blitzed into a “flour”
1 egg
1 tbsp of sweetener OR 2 tsps. sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup milk (any sort)
Frylight

Method:

  1. Blitz the porridge oats until they become a flour-like texture
  2. Add the oats to a bowl and mix together with the egg, sweetener or sugar, baking powder and milk
  3. Whisk together until a nice thick batter forms (hand-whisk)
  4. Heat a frying pan on high and spray with frylight
  5. Add your mixture to the pan in whatever size amounts (mini pancakes, or larger ones)
  6. When bubbles appear on the “wet” side of the batter and the edges have firmed it is ready to flip.
  7. Flip onto the other side and cook until lightly brown.
  8. Serve with berries, a syrup if you wish or a drizzle of choc-shot.