Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Weigh In ..

Okay so it was the dreaded weigh in day today, and I lost 2 and a half pounds! Woohoo ha ha.
I was quite surprised by that and also ecstatic, I am now 14st 1lb, I need 1/2 a pound for my 2 and a 1/2 stone award and a 2lb to get into a number that I haven't been in years. I know I can achieve that next week!
Today was taster week to start the 12 weeks to Christmas countdown, some lovely things to try. I made and brought in aromatic chicken bake. It consisted of a walk into town to buy ingredients so I got some body magic in today. Then I got cooking, really easy one to make again since it all takes just over 30mins and it is all baked in one pot. I think it went well down at group since I made a full casserole pot and there was only about a quarter left. I thought it tasted great and I will definitely be making this one again!
Also won the raffle tonight! First time ever, was quite excited. I won ingrediants to make a nice casserole or a chunky soup.
Fry Light
800g Skinless and boneless chicken, cut into large bite-sized pieces
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
2 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1cm dice
200g green beans, trimmed and cut into 1cm lengths
3 cardamom pods
2 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
250g dried paella rice
500ml chicken stock
salt and pepper
chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, to garnish.
1. Preheat oven to 180c/Gas 4.
2. Spray a large casserole pot with Fry Light. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 10-15 mins until golden on all sides. Add the onion, garlic and pepper to the pan and cook for 5 mins.
3. Stir in the tomatoes, carrot, green beans, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick , paprika and rice.
4. Add the stock. Season to taste, and bring to the boil.
5. Cover with lid and transfer to the oven and cook for  20-25 mins or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.
6. Fluff up the rice, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
Amazingly easy and syn free!