A Sugary Treat….

Yesterday I went to the launch of Tate and Lyle Sugar’s new Fairtrade Beverage Syrups range. I was able to sample the syrups in Lattes and also sodas. They have three new flavours which are available now – Vanilla, Caramel and Hazelnut. Tate & Lyle have created recipes to show how the products can be used. Today I received a beautiful hamper with the syrups in to test the recipes for myself, I can’t wait to try them out!



Mushroom Stroganoff….

This recipe has saved me on several occassions where I have craved something in a lovely creamy sauce whilst dieting. Its so low in calories and it is tasty too :0)

This recipe serves two people and is less than 400 calories 

You will need:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp hot paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 300 grams of mixed mushrooms, chopped
  • 150 ml low-sodium beef stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp half- fat soured cream
  • small bunch of parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of brown rice, boiled

Preparation Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and soften the onion for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and parika and cook for 1 minute more. Add mushrooms and cook on a high heat, stirring often, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in the stock and Worcestershire sauce.  Bring to the boil and bubble for 5  minutes until the sauce thickens, then turn off the heat and stir through the soured cream and the parsley. Make sure the pan in not on the heat or the sauce may split.
  3. Served with brown rice and green veg like kale for some extra yumminess 

To blog or not to blog?

I sit here most evenings on my ipad watching the box generally after cooking something or going for a run to attempt to be healthy. I always tweet my pics but I have not been great at blogging. I wonder would anyone read it if I posted again.