Superspeed Veg Curry

Thanks Michelle! 2 tins chopped tomatoes, 1 tin baked beans,1 onion,1 tin asda chick pea dahl, handful of frozen sweetcorn, pepper& peas, curry powder to taste…. warm it all through n enjoy


It’s Friday but …

Sunday’s coming

It’s Friday but Sunday is coming..


Its Friday. Jesus is arrested in the garden where He was praying. But Sunday’s coming.


Its Friday. The disciples are hiding and Peters denying that he knows the Lord. But Sunday’s coming.


Its Friday. Jesus is standing before the high priest of Israel, silent as a lamb before the slaughter. But Sunday’s coming.


Its Friday. Jesus is beaten, mocked, and spit upon. But Sundays coming.


Its Friday. Those Roman soldiers are flogging our Lord with a leather scourge that has bits of bones and glass and metal, tearing at his flesh. But Sunday’s coming.


Its Friday. The Son of man stands firm as they press the crown of thorns down into his brow. But Sunday’s coming.


Its Friday. See Him walking to Calvary, the blood dripping from His body. See the cross crashing down on His back as He stumbles beneath the load. Its Friday; but Sunday’s a coming.


Its Friday. See those Roman soldiers driving the nails into the feet and hands of my Lord. Hear my Jesus cry, “Father, forgive them.” Its Friday; but Sunday’s coming.


Its Friday. Jesus is hanging on the cross, bloody and dying. But Sunday’s coming.


Its Friday. The sky grows dark, the earth begins to tremble, and He who knew no sin became sin for us. Holy God who will not abide with sin pours out His wrath on that perfect sacrificial lamb who cries out, “My God, My God. Why hast thou forsaken me?” What a horrible cry. But Sunday’s coming.


Its Friday. And at the moment of Jesus death, the veil of the Temple that separates sinful man from Holy God was torn from the top to the bottom because Sunday’s coming.


Its Friday. Jesus is hanging on the cross, heaven is weeping and hell is partying. But thats because its Friday, and they dont know it, but Sunday’s a coming.


And on that horrible day 2000 years ago, Jesus the Christ, the Lord of glory, the only begotten Son of God, the only perfect man died on the cross of Calvary. Satan thought that he had won the victory. Surely he had destroyed the Son of God. Finally he had disproved the prophecy God had uttered in the Garden and the one who was to crush his head had been destroyed. But that was Friday.


Now it’s Sunday. And just about dawn on that first day of the week, there was a great earthquake. But that wasnt the only thing that was shaking because now it’s Sunday. And the angel of the Lord is coming down out of heaven and rolling the stone away from the door of the tomb. Yes, it’s Sunday, and the angel of the Lord is sitting on that stone and the guards posted at the tomb to keep the body from disappearing were shaking in their boots because it’s Sunday, and the lamb that was silent before the slaughter is now the resurrected lion from the tribe of Judah, for He is not here, the angel says. He is risen indeed.


It’s Sunday, and the crucified and resurrected Christ has defeated death, hell, sin and the grave. It’s Sunday. And now everything has changed. Its the age of grace, Gods grace poured out on all who would look to that crucified lamb of Calvary. Grace freely given to all who would believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary was buried and rose again. All because it’s Sunday.

Slow Cooker Ratatouille

Chop up one onion, one aubergine, one courgette, one or two peppers and chuck them in the slow cooker with two tins of chopped tommies, 1tbsp balsamic vinegar, salt to taste and a whole load of dried mixed herbs and thyme. 

Mix it up and cook on the LOW setting for around six hours.

Serve with rice or pasta. Syn free on all plans.


Butter Chicken


1 tbsp fennel seeds

4 tbsp madras curry powder

4 garlic cloves, crushed

2.5cm piece of root ginger, grated

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

4fl oz/113ml passata

5oz/142g fat free natural yogurt

2lb/908g chicken cut into bite sized pieces

Fry light

1 large onion

1 cinnamon stick 

4 green cardamon pods 

Salt and ground black pepper

400g can of chopped tomatoes

1/4 pint/142ml chicken stock


1. Dry-fry the fennel seeds and curry powder in a non-stick frying pan for 1-2 minutes, or until the fennel seeds release a warm aroma. Transfer the seeds and powder onto a clean work surface and crush with a rolling pin (or use a pestle and mortar set if you have one) until ground into a powder.

2. Put the ground spices into a food processor along with the garlic, ginger, vinegar, passata and half the yogurt. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a large glass or plastic bowl with the remaining yogurt and add the chicken. Mix well, cover and leave to marinade in the fridge for 12-24 hours.

3. When ready to cook, spray a large, non-stick frying pan or wok with fry light and place over a medium heat. Add the onion, cinnamon and cardamon pods. Stir-fry for 6-8 mins until the onion is translucent. Add the chicken mixture and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 mins. Season well.

4. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Serve with rice and superfree veg!!


Scan Bran Ginger Cake

Serves: 1
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Syns per serving:
Extra Easy8.5Original8.5green8.5

5 Scan Bran
2 large carrots, finely grated
3 or 4 tbsp artificial sweetener (or to taste)
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp of ground all-spice (or to taste) 
1 tsp cinnamon
25g finely chopped stem ginger
3 eggs, beaten

Pour boiling water over the Scan Bran and leave for 1 minute so that it softens, then drain and mash.

Blend the Scan Bran, carrot, sweetener, ground ginger, all-spice, cinnamon and stem ginger, mixing very thoroughly. Then add the beaten eggs and stir until completely mixed. Transfer the mixture into a microwaveable dish – about 6½in/16cm in diameter.

Microwave on high for about 15 minutes, or until cooked. The end product should be reasonably moist.

It”s just 8½ Syns for the whole cake and can be divided into as many slices as you like


Scan Bran Chocolate Cake

Serves: 1
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Syns per serving:
Extra Easy11.5Original11.5green11.5

5 Scan Bran
3 beaten eggs
1 level tbsp golden syrup
1oz cocoa powder
½ mug sweetener

 Soak the Scan Bran in boiling water to soften. Then drain and mash.

 Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a microwavable bowl.

Microwave on high for 7 minutes. When cooked the cake will be springy to the touch and will have pulled away from the side.

It’s just 11½ Syns for the whole cake and can be divided into as many portions as you like.

I eat mine hot with fruit and yoghurt … banana and toffee muller being a real favourite!


Carrot & Orange Soup

2 Syns total for the whole panful on Red/Green/ Extra Easy Day

1 onion, peeled and sliced
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
600g carrots, peeled and chopped
1 litre vegetable stock
juice and zest of 2 oranges (2 syns)
Salt and pepper

Heat the frylight and add the onion, garlic and carrots.
Cook for 4-5 minutes until the carrots start to soften and then stir in the orange zest.
Cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the stock and season well.
Bring to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are tender. 
Liquidise until smooth and stir in the orange juice.