Stuffed Aubergines (Nil points sur Mincing Monde)

This sounds quite ordinary but is surprisingly tasty. The pork makes a tasty change from the usual lamb or beef.

2 large Aubergines

250g low fat pork mince

1/2 onion

6 oz mushrooms

1/2 red pepper

1/4 tsp chili powder

salt to flavour

1 tsp granulated sweetener

lg tin tomatoes

Spray and Fry

Take the tops off the aubergines and scoop out the middles with a melon baller leaving a 1/2 cm thickness of flesh to make a shell.

Fry the onions and peppers for 5 minutes then add the chili and salt, the pork and the mushrooms and stir fry until the pork is browned.

Pour in the tomatoes and add the granulated sweetener.

Simmer for 20 minutes

Fill the aubergine shells with the meat mixture (you may have quite a bit left over which will be good with rice, pasta or topped with sliced potatoes and cheese and baked in the oven)

Cook in a hot oven for about half an hour or until the top is beginning to blacken a bit round the edges.

Serve with jacket potatoes and salad.

Tikka Roast Lamb (Free on Slimming World)

One 3lb leg of lamb with all visible fat and skin removed

small tub of 0% fat greek yoghurt

1 tbsp tikka curry powder

3 cloves garlic

1 root ginger

3 tbsp lemon juice

salt

1. In a blender or food processor whizz together all the ingredients other than the lamb.

2. spread the mixture aover the whole surface of the lamb and leave to marinate for 4 hours or overnight in the refridgerator

3. Roast the lamb (200 degrees) with no cover, for 45 minutes then let it rest for 15 minutes under foil. If you don’t like it pink then cook for another 20 minutes or until the juice runs clear.

Carve into the bone to ensure that everyone gets a bit of the outside.

Mango Chutney (This used to be free on Slimming World, now it has some syns)

 

Always check the points and syns as diets change.

Spray and Fry

1 chopped red onion

1 chopped dried chili

2 cloves of garlic finely chopped

1 inch root ginger finely chopped

1 large mango peeled and diced – this makes 100g flesh. When cooked down, it may weigh less than that but 100g cooked mango is 3 syns

2 tbsp granulated sweetener

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp chopped fresh corriander leaves

2 tbsp lemon juice

1. fry onion with chili gently in Spray and Fry until onion is soft. Stir in garlic and ginger and cook for couple of minutes.

2. Add mango and cook until slightly softened. Stir in the sweetener, vinegar and soy sauce and cover until the mango is soft and the consistency is thick. This will take 5 – 15 minutes depending on the ripeness of the mango.

3. Remove from heat and stir in the corriander and the lemon juice.

Serve cool.

This is really good with Tikka Roast Lamb and new potatoes roasted with garlic