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Lo-Dough Cinnamon Swirl Kebabs

Most of my recipes start off with an idea whilst I am waking and planning what to do with my day. This morning I got quite excited about this one and couldn’t wait to make it. Success of failure – I never know until I taste it!

For the new visitors reading my blog posts for the first time let me tell you….I love Lo-Dough! It’s incredibly low in carbs and calories, gluten free, paleo, fat and sugar free and full of protein and fibre! It’s also a slimmers dream! You can have a wrap sized piece for just 39 calories, it’s filling, versatile and I love experimenting with it!

This mornings idea came to me after seeing a blog post about Cinnamon Bread. I love Cinnamon – especially those swirls which are covered in icing! But, they aren’t too healthy and on top of that I suffer from bloating with bread. The cogs in my brain started whirring and I came up with this idea!

So let’s see how you make Lo-Dough Cinnamon Swirl Kebabs!

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 pieces of Lo-Dough

1 tbsp ground Cinnamon

1 tbsp Sukrin Gold ( this can be found on Amazon)

1 tbsp granulated sweetener plus another Teaspoon

1 egg white

1 tbsp cold water

20 sprays butter frylight

2 tbsp Sweet Freedom Choc Pot

6 tbsp Muller Light Skinny Latte 0% fat yoghurt

2 tsp roasted chopped nuts

2 wooden skewers

Baking dish large enough to place skewers in

Method

Mix Cinnamon, Sukrin Gold, egg white, and 1 tbsp of sweetener together in a bowl to form a paste

Place Lo-Dough wraps on a large chopping board and spread equally with the Cinnamon paste

With a sharp knife cut Lo-Dough into six strips per piece I find this method works best than rolling the whole piece and then cutting through the Lo-Dough as the filling squirts out!

Roll each strip into a pinwheel and thread onto a skewer See below pic. The left

skewer was made using my recommended method hod and the right one was made by rolling up the whole piece and then slices my. It looks far neater on the left! That’s my one 😉

Mix together 1 tsp of sweetener with 20 sprays of butter frylight and a tbsp

of cold water to form a basting liquid. Baste the outside of the skewers with the liquid and place skewers into a baking dish with 2 tbsp of water in the bottom. Cover with tin foil and bake in a pre heated oven – Gas 5 for just 5 mins

Remove foil and bake for further 3-5 mins

Serving suggestion

Fresh raspberries, Muller Light Skinny Latte yoghurt, Sweet Freedom Choc Pot and a tsp of chopped roasted nuts

Syn roundup

Lo-Dough x 2 = 4 syns

Sweetener = 1 syn

Sukrin Gold = 1 syn

Choc pot = 2 syns

Chopped nuts = 3 syns

Per Serving = 5.5 syns

**Please check current syn values to protect your weightloss **

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September Degustabox is here!

I am very pleased with this September edition of the Degustabox What a great selection! As a blogger I get the alcohol and non alcohol versions so I may have a couple more items in my box that you may not receive in yours but they are great value and a chance to try something new!

Degustabox is a monthly subscription box which you can cancel any time. You can try your first box for just £5.99 with my code 8c0x9 by signing up here

This months selection will help keep me on the right healthy eating track before my holiday!

The contents are:

Miso Tasty Original Ramen Noodle Kit

This is a great kit which includes 2 non fried ramen noodle nests, 2 white miso pastes and 2 seaweed garnishes and works put an incredible 1/2 syn pp on Slimming World after running it through the calculator! More info here

Rice Dream with Quinoa

Rice Dream Quinoa with Calcium, and vitamins D2 and B12 and no added sugars . Rice Dream is a plant based milk alternative. Sign up for the Dream Challenge at My Dairy Free Dream , print off £6 worth of vouchers and browse their online recipes. £1.60

Gluten free San Miguel

330mls of Gluten free San Miguel to tickle the tastebuds of over 18’s! 5.4% volume £2 each – more infohere

Virtue Sparkling energy waterVirtue sparkling energy water in Berries and Lemon and Lime flavours. A refreshing canned drink that is zero sugar, zero calories, no sweeteners and nothing artificial £1.35 each. Visit their website here

Wild Planet pole and line caught tuna

Wild Planet Pole and Line Caught Tuna Steaks are hand packed and cooked just once to retain the natural juices in the can. No need to drain – just mix the juices with the Tuna for added flavour and nutrition. £3.49 . More info here

Knorr Rich Beef concentrated stock

New Knorr Rich Beef Concentrated Liquid Stock is made from real beef extract, gluten free and free from artificial colours. No MSG – just add a few drops to your dishes to enhance the flavour! £2.20

For more info on Knorr products visit here

Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen Peruvian Garlic and Tomato Sauce and Arroz Amorillo yellow Rice

Santa Maria American Kitchen has just landed on some supermarkets – I have seen them in Morrisons and it’s a pretty impressive range too! A variety of sauces to tempt and inspire you along with the perfect rice accompaniment to transport your taste buds to Latin America The sauce – Peruvian Garlic and Tomato is 5.5 syns for the whole pouch and the rice – Arroz Amarillo Yellow rice is 4 syns a pouch

Rice pouches £1.85, Sauces £1.85

For more info visit their website here

Green and Blacks Velevet Edition 70% Dark Chocolate

The new Green and Black’s Velvet Edition 70% smooth dark chocolate has been blended to be smooth in flavour by using the finest Ghanaian cocoa balanced with sweet Madagascan vanilla and is in supermarkets now £1.99

View their range here

Mint Mentos- spearmint and mint

Mint and Spearmint Mentos. A chewy refreshing Sweet in a resealable pouch perfect for sharing £1.19 More info here

Nestle Oat Crisp Cheerios

Nestle Oat Crisp Cheerios have been developed to help lower cholesterol. They are high in fibre and low in saturated fat and contain beta-glucan from Oat fibre to help keep your heart healthy! £2.49 For more info visit here

Greens Egg Custard Filling

Green’s Creamy Egg Custard Filling is a perfect quick dessert fix. Just add milk, a pre cooked pastry case or alternative, follow the instructions and refrigerate. At apx 50cals for the pack you add 1pt of milk and make a delicious dessert – ready in just over an hour. £0.69 for more info visit the website and use coupon code Degusta15 by December 2017 to get 15% off your first order

Seriously Spreadable Creamy Squares

Also included in this months box is a

Voucher to try Seriously Spreadable Creamy Squares free! Available in Tesco, Morrisons and Asda. Great for lunchboxes, on crackers or that little cheese fix! £1.75

Conclusion – a great little box full of goodies and I can’t see any one of them not being enjoyed!

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Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup – Syn free

Cooking time apx 1hr

Prep 10mins

So this is a soup that just happened. One of those soups where you put ingredients together and it just works! It requires roasting all the vegetables together before finally cooking in a pan and blending. I don’t possess a soup maker so I can’t say how the ingredients would work without roasting but I think roasting enhances the flavour. I wasn’t going to do a recipe for this soup as there are many similar out there but it’s so nice and I wouldn’t be able to recreate it from memory if I didn’t make a record of it! Feel free to spice yours up with some cayenne for a hotter version!

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe Beef tomatoes
  • 12 ripe cherry tomatoes

This is the apx qty I used

  • 1 red onion quartered
  • 2 medium carrots cut into batons
  • 2 sticks of celery cut into batons
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and cut into quarters
  • Butter frylight

(Place all of the above in a roasting dish, spray with frylight and place in a medium oven for apx 40 mins until softening)

  • 2 chicken stock pots
  • 1 heaped tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp sweetener
  • Apx 600 ml boiling water
  • Apx 1 dozen Fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper

Remove baked vegetables from the tray and place in a large pan with stock, tomato puree, water, Worcester sauce, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to the boil, then simmer until celery is tender. Tear Basil leaves and add to soup. Blitz with hand blender until smooth. Add sweetener, salt and pepper to taste and more water if required

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Lo-Dough Apple and Cinnamon Pie

My honest opinion is that this is one of my favourite Lo-Dough recipes!!

The trick to make a lovely sweet Lo-Dough Apple and Cinnamon pie is to first soak the Lo-Dough in sweetened water with cinnamon. This takes on a lovely Spiced sweet flavour to start making your delicious apple pie!

Ingredients

2 pieces Lo-Dough

2 tsp cinnamon

5 tbsp of sweetener (you will discard some of this)

1 tbsp Sukrin Gold

4 Cox Apples

Milk for basting

Butter frylight

Preheat oven to Gas 5, Electric 190, Fan 170

Method

In a wide bottomed frying pan place the Lo-Dough in the bottom .

In a jug, mix the sweetener and cinnamon together with enough water to just cover the Lo-Dough and pour over the Lo-Dough. Flip the Lo-Dough over carefully to make sure it is completely covered in the sweetener and cinnamon. Leave for 5 mins.

Spray a shallow pie plate – I used an enamel one with butter frylight.

Place one piece of the Lo-dough onto the place. Be careful it doesn’t tear as at this stage it will be delicate.

Remove the other piece of Lo-dough onto a plate and keep the water. Peel and slice the apple and drop into the sweetened water. Bring to the boil. Keep boiling so the water reduces. When the apple is cooked – apx 5 mins pour away any excess water.

Spoon the apple onto the Lo-Dough on the pie plate. Spread evenly. Place the other piece of Lo-Dough on top.

Press down very carefully. It is even more delicate now. Press down on the edges ever so gently with a fork to crimp.

Brush top with milk using a pastry brush.

Sprinkle half of the sukrin gold evenly on top and place in the oven.

When the pie starts to brown slightly remove from oven, cut a ‘v’ in the middle of the pie just enough to break through the top and lift the’v’ slightly. Spray with butter frylight and sprinkle over the remaining Sukrin Gold

Return to the oven and bake until the pie lifts slightly from the plate and is golden brown. This will indicate the bottom has started to dry and cook.

Let cool slightly before serving if you can wait!

The Syn value will be dependant on the weight of apples used, the amount of sweetened water discarded etc. Lo-Dough is 2 per piece, you can either Syn the apple at 6 syns per 250gm or use your hexb for the apple. You are allowed 250gms as your hexb. You work it out ! Please check all syn values to protect your weightloss

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Lo-Dough Spicy Chicken Enchiladas

This was delicious- even better than I imagined when creating the dish in my head! All my recipes start with a notion, a thought, a taste sensation and this exceeded expectations!

This recipe was a meeting of two of my previous recipes – the leftovers from last nights

One Pot Chinese Chicken Byriani

and a new recipe created just for this dish

Half a Teaspoon Spicy Salsa

The only extra ingredients were one piece of Lo- Dough which can be purchased here – available at 10am every weekday but you need to be quick!

And 20gms Monterey Jack cheese

I used the chicken from two drumsticks leftover from the Chinese Chicken Byriani and apx 5 heaped tbsp of the rice

Method

Roll leftover chicken and rice into Lo-Dough, cut in half and place side by side in an oven proof dish just slightly larger than the contents

Pour over the salsa

Cover in tin foil and bake for 30 mins in a preheat oven Gas 5 Electric 190, Fan 170

Remove from oven and discard foil. Grate cheese over the top and pop back in the oven for 5 mins until cheese is melted and golden.

Serves 1

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‘Half a Teaspoon’ Spicy Salsa

This is a great recipe for Enchiladas or side dish for Tacos adding a mild but slightly spicy depth to your Mexican dishes. Extra chilli or fresh chillies can be added but I am a lightweight when it comes to hot spices so it’s mild all the way for me! I have named this dish ‘Half a Teaspoon Spicy Salsa as the majority of ingredients are used in what the name suggests – half a teaspoon quantities!

Prep time 5 mins

Cooking time 15 mins

Ingredients

3 ripe tomatoes chopped

1 medium red onion finely chopped

2 crushed garlic cloves

Olive oil Frylight

1/2 tbsp tomato puree

100ml water

Ingredients for spice blend

For the spice blend combine

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp hot chilli powder

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp Cajun spices

1/2 tsp mixed herbs

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sweetener

Method

Fry onion and garlic in frylight in a small saucepan until translucent on a medium heat. Turn heat to low. Spray more oil – apx 10 sprays

Add spice blend and stir for 1 minute

Add tomatoes, purée and water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until onions soft – apx 10 mins. Serve

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One Pot Chinese Chicken Byriani

Serves 4

Prep time 20mins

Cooking time 1hour 15 mins

Ingredients

12 skinned chicken drumsticks

12 cherry tomatoes

1.5 cups long grain rice

600ml chicken stock

1 onion sliced thinly

Frylight

Marinade ingredients

2 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

4 tbsp light soy sauce

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp sweetener

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp five spice powder

1 tsp minced garlic granules

1 tsp dried chopped coriander leaf

Coat chicken legs in marinade

(Leave in fridge for 1 hr or overnight if preferred)


Method

Pre heat oven gas 6. Electric 200, fan 180

Fry onions in frylight until browning

Place rice in bottom of oven proof dish

Scatter cherry tomatoes over rice

Pour over chicken stock

Scatter fried onions on top

Remove chicken from marinade but do not discard marinade

Fry chicken legs for apx two mins each side to slightly brown

Lay chicken legs on top of onions and pour over any leftover marinade

Cover with tin foil and bake in the top half of oven for 1 hr