Piri Piri Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

Nando-tastic

Nando-tastic

Ingredients

245g Chicken Breast- ensure fat is cut off

60g of grated cauliflower

20g of Sliced Cucumber

125g of Natural Yogurt (half of your dairy allowance)

1tsp garlic powder

1tsp coriander

TO MAKE THE PIRI PIRI Spice

1 tsp Paprika

1tsp Dried Oregano

1 tsp Ground Ginger

1 tsp Ground Cardamon

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Method

Mix the Piri Piri spice mix together

Add to the natural yogurt and mix well

Marinate the chicken breast in the natural yogurt for 2 hours or overnight if you wish

Once marinated you can either grill or oven bake the chicken breast. Personally I used my george foreman grill for 10 minutes

Whilst the chicken is cooking I prefer to do a quick stir fry of cauliflower rice

Add the coriander and garlic powder to the cauliflower rice to give it a bit of flavour

Serve with the chopped cucumber

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You know you’re on the Cambridge Weight Plan when…

1. You consider buying stocks in Evian with the amount of water you’re drinking! 

 


2. And with the amount of water you’re drinking, you consider buying stocks in tena lady.

 

3. When going away your suitcase is 40% clothes and 60% CWP Products.

 

4. Your mouth starts to taste like a medieval sewer

 

5. A lot of your dreams all of a sudden revolve around food and you wake up trying to remember if you have really cheated or not! 

 

6. Everyone will start having an opinion on your diet and size, yet never seemed to care when you were bigger! 

 

7. You will fart..a lot! And occasionally not be 100% if what you’ve just done is actually a fart! 

 

8. Trying a new product is always a risk as you really don’t know what you’re going to get! 

 

9. The porridge is a bit like marmite everyone either loves it or hates it!  (I’m in the hate it category)

 

10. Don’t have a social life? You will now! All of a sudden everyone wants to go out for meals! 

 

11. You join all the online community support you can- but meet a great group of people along the way. 

(You also join a ‘challenge’ but then realise creating your own free version is a damn sight better ☺️) 

 

12. You become an expert in ketosis despite never hearing of it before CWP! 

 

13. Cloud bread becomes the best thing since well…sliced bread! 

 

14 You hug the first person that comments on your weight loss and they instantly become your favourite person for that week! 

 

15. All of a sudden becoming a healthy size is no longer a pipe dream but a certainty because girl….you got this! 

  

Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter- Review

Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter- Review

I’ve been receiving BirchBox since March 2015 and so far it’s the highlight of my month- and i’m going to review just that, a highlighter!

Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter- £8.95

Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter- £8.95

Packaging

I know what you’e thinking! When i first got this out of the box I didn’t even think to check what it was as I assumed it was a nice modern nail varnish. It wasn’t until I actually tried it on as a nail varnish…the penny dropped! I love the shape though and the brush, it’s easy to apply and means you can ‘dab’ rather than rub in.

Application

I apply it on my brow bones, above cheekbones and then on my cupids bow to help accentuate my lips. Applied lightly this product is quite thick so doesn’t require a heavy use and used in moderation- means it could last for ages!It’s oil-free and made with 80 percent water, which gives it an incredibly lightweight texture that also won’t clog pores.

Smell

This all comes down to personal preference. Sometimes it’s great not to have products that smell as they can often irritate sensitive skin with the products in them. However I do like a makeup that has a slight scent and this doesn’t have that- so make of you what with this! Better still, this gel is hypoallergenic and free of mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, and sulfates.

Chicken Tikka Fakeaway

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My Famous Chicken Tikka Fakeaway

I love this recipe and it’s my go to meal when I feel like a cheat or treat meal..when intact it’s a gorgeous dinner still on plan!

Ingredients

1 tsbp of curry powder

245g of Diced Chicken or Turkey

Green Salad leaves

Balsamic vinegar

lemon juice

Low cal cooking spray

Natural Yogurt- 250g (From your dairy allowance)

1 tbsp of dried mint

Method

1. Place the curry powder in an air tight bag- I used a freezer bag

2. Place the diced chicken and create an tight seal on the bag, trapping some air inside

3. Give the bag a really good shake making sure the powder completely covers the meat

4. Fry the diced chicken for around 10-15 minutes on a low-medium heat

5. To make the mint sauce mix the dried min with natural yogurt and a dash of lemon juice

6. Serve the chicken on a bed of salad leaves (80g for on step 2) and drizzle on the natural yogurt and ENJOY!

Cloud Bread Recipe

Serves Two

Ingredients

2 large eggs

50g Quark

Low-calorie spray

Method

  1.  Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees/180 degrees for fan ovens
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper/baking parchment
  3. Separate the egg yolks and white. Place the egg yolks to one side
  4. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and have peaks- similar to if you’re making meringue and place to one side
  5. Whisk the Quark and egg yolks in a separate bowl
  6. Fold in the Quark & egg yolk mixture with the egg whites
  7. With a scoop place 4 round cirlces on the baking tray
  8. Place in the oven for 10 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack and serve
  10. Can be served warm or cool

Cambridge Shame-bridge

I’ve been on the Cambridge Weight Plan for 6 weeks. 

Yet I’ve been overweight/obese for as long as I can remember and certainly been 16stone+ most of my adult life. This is who I am and how I’ve defined myself, that i’m simply the big girl.

Me aged 8

\ Me aged 8

18th Birthday

18th Birthday

Aged 25 in Texas

Aged 25 in Texas

I’ve tried other diets in the past, slimming world and weight watchers along with slim fast, calorie counting etc. As any person you loose a little weight and yet you loose motivation and the change isn’t quick or sustainable.

Until now..

It would be quite extreme of me to say the Cambridge diet has changed my life in 6 weeks, but right now that is exactly how I feel. What I have learnt about myself has been eye-opening and certainly evaluated my relationship with food. I feel this is a change I can make for the rest of my life and I am ENJOYING it, did you hear that? I am not finding this hard at all and have surprised myself how reducing food intake has helped.

I’m on step 2 and have been since I started plan. This involves 3 products a day and then a 200kcl meal of protein and 80g of veg. If you check out my recipes page here you will see the meals I make and my reviews of them…cause after all it’s how they taste that makes the difference!

The Online community for CWP has been outstanding and is quite literally a lifeline for questions, support and celebrating/commiserating.

I hope to discuss and blog my journey with CWP and share with you my (hopeful!) transformation from the fat girl to the skinnie annie 🙂