Sunday, 12 March 2017

Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne

Hello everyone!

Today's recipe is for a Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne. I've been trying to take a more careful approach to what I am eating at the moment - I have been doing a lot more resistance training at the gym and if I want to see results, I know that what I eat will play an important role! However, that is easier said than done when the only thing you want during the day at work is aaalll the cake - and the staff room generally offers this in ample supply!

This recipe creates 4 good-sized portions that come out at 300 calories each (35g carbs, 8g fat and 20g protein). 


- 300g Quorn mince
- 300g Mediterranean vegetable mix (frozen)
- 2 cartons of chopped tomatoes
- 100g lasagne sheets
- 40g cheddar cheese
- seasoning

1. On a medium heat, fry off the mince and vegetables for 7-8 minutes.
2. Add the chopped tomatoes and seasoning (I like to add salt, pepper, oregano and garlic granules).
3. Leave to simmer until all excess water cooks off.
4. In an oven-proof dish, layer the quorn mix with lasagne sheets.
5. Finish with a final layer of the quorn mix and top with the grated cheese.
6. Bake at 180c for 15-20 minutes until the cheese goes golden.

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, 6 February 2016

It has been a while...

Hello everyone!

It has certainly been a while, 4 months I think! I have completed my PGCE and now have my first NQT position which I am loving. I really wanted to focus on this for the past few months and didn't want blogging to feel like a chore where I had to rush posts to publish them for the sake of it. We are also moving house soon which is very exciting! However, I am now nicely settled into my new job and have recently been desperate to get back into blogging. So here I am!

I am looking forward to catching up on all I have missed - please send your links my way to have a browse :)

Please keep your eyes peeled for new recipes, days out etc ♡

Thanks for reading!


Friday, 2 October 2015

Pulled Pork

Hello everyone! How are you all today? I hope you are well! In New York I had the most amazing pulled pork (with an unhealthy side of mac and cheese) and I really wanted to have a go at making my own! Although it didn't beat the pulled pork I had in the US (I think I will probably struggle to find one that will), it was pretty darn tasty!

To make, you will need:

  • 1 kg pork shoulder
  • 1 packet of pulled pork seasoning (I chose a brand called Red's)
  • Seasoning
  • A drizzle of honey
  1. Line a baking tray with tin foil.
  2. Place your pork shoulder on top and shake the seasoning over. 
  3. Rub the seasoning in to the shoulder, turning the meat over to ensure all is covered. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper and a drizzle of honey.
  5. Cover in foil. Place in a pre-heated oven at 180c and bake for 2-3 hours.
  6. Then, using a fork or your (clean) fingers, pull the pork off the shoulder. I like to remove any bits of fat here too.

Thanks for reading!

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