Smokey Sausage and Bean Casserole

So this is an old favourite but came about as I had lots of leftovers to use up and with the way the world is at the moment we cant afford any waste. Basically this is a one pot (and a pan) wonder and is perfect served with a loaf of fresh baked crusty bread….

Aunty Delia’s nutty brownies

For a while now I’ve been looking for a 3rd recipe to add to flapjacks and cherry scones to make up my new weekend baking routine. I wanted something chocolatey but easy to make and I know I could have made my chocolate fudge cake but I wanted something that was already portioned. So, thanks…

Bulletproof Flapjack recipe

I’ve never been very good at making flapjacks. I think it’s my desire to cram so much in, and my aim to get a crispy flapjack finish that ends up leaving me with something that is either too sloppy or two chewy. Lots of research later and I think (after 5 times of making these…

Cherry scones

Hubby absolutely loves cherry scones and I used to buy these from the shops every time we go out. After a google search though I realised these are actually quick and easy to make and with only 2 tbs added sugar (let’s ignore the glace cherries 😉 ) isn’t that bad for us. So here…

Managing Christmas after bariatric surgery

Full disclosure… I am 18 months post op and at the maintaining stage of my bariatric journey and this Christmas is the first time I’ve felt in control IN MY LIFE!! Last Christmas, 6 months post op was a non-event as I had no interest in food and hated everything about the time of year…

Slow cooker beef curry

My hubby loves old school beef curry. In fact if we ever opt for Chinese he always, infuriatingly to me, orders the curry off the menu. His mum used to make him something similar in a slow cooker so I thought I’d try and recreate this (minus the sultanas she added) I make this first…

Smoked salmon & scramble egg on sourdough

I’ve found that the trick to eating well post bariatric surgery lies in cheating your eyes that you are eating what everyone else is. The truth is often that you are eating much less and I have friends that, even though they don’t experience hunger, do feel left out when everyone is eating much more…

My emergency summer fruits crumble

We all mess up from time to time and this recipe is proof that when you do you need to dust yourself off, pick yourself up and get creative. I tried to make a sugar free pavlova at the weekend and it didn’t work. This left me with an icky sloppy mess, some cream and…

8 months out and I’m in crisis

This is a very honest post and I will start by saying that if you are reading this as it happens then you may be wondering where are all my previous positive posts. The truth is I lost my blogging mojo around the time that I lost interest in food. The good news is that…

Face2Face Friday

So this is it… This is the Image that has finally convinced me that Ive done the right thing with this surgery.   There are 8 years and 8 stones between these pictures Then  At 40 I used to feel like an old man. I topped the scales at 24 and a half stones (155kg) I…