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What a Catch! Big Fish Brand 

I am delighted to be chosen to receive a fantastic sample range of the Big Fish Brand. Their range can be found in Farm shops and independents around the country and it’s well worth keeping an eye out for. Having never been a great Fish lover but conscious that I should try more, I was over the moon to receive this delivery.  The first thing I noticed is there was no strong Fish smell which told me my delivery was the most important requirement – fresh and freshly frozen. The Big Fish Brand is a family owned company based in Grimsby on the North East Coast of England.  Their Fish is sourced from Northern waters. 

Their salmon fillets are so delicate and fresh with a beautiful colour and flavour . I decided to experiment making a low carb dish with my favourite bread alternative Lo-Dough from http://www.lodough.coMy dish which I have named Finding Dough Ree is layers of exotic mushrooms, Big Fish Brand Salmon Fillets, wilted spinach and served with a lemon and dill sauce. It was a truly delicious dish and all credit goes to and for such a great mealFancying some avocado this morning but conscious of keeping my calorie and fat intake down I decided to have a ‘mix up’ Big Fish Brand Smoked Salmon 50gm pack is a perfect serving for one. With my salmon I mashed 1/4 avocado and mixed in 3 chopped cherry tomatoes, salt and fresh ground pepper, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp dried coriander. Served with a slice of toasted soda bread my breakfast was divine. Just divine!  

The next time you are pondering about whether to buy fish, if it’s Big Fish Brand- hesitate no longer, you are about to make a great choice! 

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Petit Pois – Going Green In a Day! 

Today I decided to empty the freezer. We only have a small freezer space and the 750gm bag of Petit Pois was taking up too much space! 

After putting my thinking cap on I made two lovely recipes I share with you below. 

The first dish is Petit Pois Hummus and is so delicious and great with fresh crunchy crispbreads. 

The recipe is simple and quick. It’s 10 syns for the whole amount on Slimming World and 17 Smartpoints on Weightwatchers. It will serve at least 6 portions 

My second recipe which I used the remaining peas for is Minted Petit Pois and Potato Soup with Smoked Bacon.

The whole pan is free on Slimming World and apx 20 Weightwatchers Smartpoints but serves at least 4 and again is lovely

It’s amazing what you can make with a bag of peas! 

Food · Health · Low Carb

Lo-Dough Pie Face! 

Everyone loves pie! Every slimmer wants pie! Well the good news is, you can have your pie and eat it! Thanks to the amazing Lo-Dough I can now have pie and not have to worry about the calorie count. 

This amazing pie was made using just two pieces of Lo-Dough for just 39 calories a piece! Just a fraction of the hit on the daily recommended calorie intake! Lo-Dough is fat free, low calorie, high fibre and protein, gluten free, paleo and vegetarian. It’s incredibly low carb and dairy free! 

Just a simple recipe for Lo-Dough

Beef and Onion Pie

2 pieces Lo-Dough 

100gms less than 5% fat beef mince

1 small onion finely chopped

1 beef oxo crumbled into 300ml boiling water 

1 tbsp Worcester sauce

1/2 tbsp tomato purée 

Salt and pepper

1 egg beaten for egg wash


Preheat oven to gas no 5

Make filling by sautéing onion in frylight until softening. Add beef meat mince and brown. Add oxo, purée, Worcester sauce and fry for 1 min. Add stock. Bring to boil and then simmer until onion is soft – apx 15-20 mins. Leave for 15 mins to cool slightly. 

Place 1 pc of dough onto a oven proof pie plate. Moisten all around the edges with water, then score with a knife to rough up the surface being careful not to tear the dough. Add pie filling to centre of dish and spread to apx 3 cm away from the edge. Be careful not to overfill. Place remaining Lo- Dough on top and keep pressing all around the edges together until it sticks


Cut 3 flutes ( v shapes) into centre of top with a sharp knife and lift the  ‘v’s’ slightly. Brush generously with beaten egg and place in centre of oven until golden brown – apx 15 mins. Serve

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Lo-Dough – The Lightest, Lowest Calorie Bread Alternative

Exciting news. 3 years in development I have just got to share with you this amazing breakthrough in the lightest, lowest calorie bread alternative. Sandwich it, pizza it, wrap it, garlic it, anything it!! It has a soft spongy fresh bread like texture This is a brand new launch, only available direct from the suppliers 

Eat straight from the pack, pop on a baking tray in the oven and bake for two or three minutes and it shapes itself into a shallow bowl which you can top with chilli and leave out the carbs! It’s just 1 WW Smart Point or two syns on SW! My whole breakfast which consisted of a one egg omelette laid on top of the wrap, popped in the oven to warm slightly, filled with balsamic mushrooms, tomatoes, fresh basil and spinach and topped with a low fat cheese slice and rolled. 

On WW my whole breakfast was 5 Smartpoints and on SW using 1/2 hexa it totals just 2 syns and I still have my hexb left for later! Lo-Dough are taking pre orders for their launch later this month so I wish them lots of luck! It is gluten free (awaiting accreditation) and only contains 2.2 gms of carbs and contains more fibre than the healthiest wholemeal loaf! Vegetarian friendly too but not vegan as it contains egg whitesFind them and message them on Instagram @lo.dough and Facebook @ Lo-Dough. 

For more info check out their website too at ! Good luck guys!