We celebrated my brother’s 21st earlier this month. I decided to make a chocolate fudge cake covered in chocolate fudge frosting, topped with confetti sprinkles…with a surprise in the centre too, for good measure! To start, make 4 sponge cakes and cut out the centre of 2, using a scone cutter. To assemble the cake, you… Continue reading Chocolate Pinata Birthday Cake!
Two years ago, we had our first ever afternoon tea to celebrate Mother’s Day and last month, we visited the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny for the same occasion. Admittedly, we didn’t get off to the best start. Upon arrival, we were informed that another party were at our table so they would have to seat… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at the Lyrath
Since starting Slimming World last summer, I have always tried to food optimise as much as I can. This means filling up on lots of free food, fitting in one third of speed where possible, having my healthy extras…and enjoying 5-15 syns every day! I shared 17 great low syn treats back in December and… Continue reading Another 17 Low Syn Treats
I love my carbs and I’m a big fan of chips…for me, they’re even better when they’re topped with tasty extras! Traditional loaded chips that you find in takeaways and pubs are laden with Syns but it’s so easy to make Slimming World friendly versions. These bacon and garlic cheese chips are one of my favourite fakeaways.… Continue reading Saturday Night Fakeaway: Bacon & Garlic Cheese Chips
Every Slimming World member knows to be smart about using syns when we’re food optimising. Typically, we’re allowed 5-15 syns a day. As with meals, I think variety is important so you don’t get bored of having the same thing. There are so many great options out there so I’ve decided to share 17 of… Continue reading 17 Low-Syn Treats
Last weekend, I put Slimming World aside for a few hours and went for afternoon tea at the Fitzwilliam Hotel. Located just past St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, it’s a perfect city centre location which is ideal if you want to indulge in some retail therapy too! Upon arriving at the hotel and walking through the beautifully decorated… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel
Chicken, chips and chunky veg all with a tasty kick…I’ve always loved a Spice Bag takeaway! Naturally, now that I’m on Slimming World, I had to find a way to have it while still staying on plan. This is a super simple version which is great because it’s so quick and easy to put together. It doesn’t… Continue reading Saturday Night Fakeaway: Syn-Free Spice Bag