Saturday, 7 July 2012

Oh The Weekend :)

I do love a weekend! There was a chance that I might have had to go into work this morning, but that most anticipated of phone calls arrived, and we weren't needed (woohoo). That meant a lovely lie in, and another of my favourite cooked brekkies (eggs, quorn sausages, choppped tomatoes and toast). Contrary to the rest of the country, apparently, we've had gorgeous weather here in Yarmouth today, blue skies, sunshine and lovely and warm. 

So Bayleigh Boo (my Basset Hound) got a lovely long walk along the sea front and the beach (all good body magic!). After that, I was rather peckish, and decided to have my favourite SW recipe for dinner, cous cous quiche.

The quiche is so insanely easy to cook, and it's delicious, can be filled with anything you want and is syn free. It's also great cold! 

Cous cous quiche recipe

100g of cous cous soaked in about 160ml and mixed with a stock cube
4 eggs
tomato puree
veggies of your choice (or meat if you're doing Extra Easy)
cheese for the topping (I just use my HeA of 30g of cheddar)

This makes two, quite thick quiches about the size of paperback books. You could make a larger thinner one though if you wanted.

Pour the boiling water over the cous cous, add a stock cube and leave it to absorb all the water.
Whilst that's soaking, fry up all the bits and bobs you want to add to the quiche. Today's had mushrooms, courgettes, tomatoes and onions, but you can genuinely use anything you fancy.
When the cous cous has absorbed all the water, whisk an egg and stir it in. Pour the cous cous and egg mixture into the baking tray or dish that you'll be baking the quiche in and leave to set (you can put it in the oven for a wee while if you want).
When the cous cous seems to be nicely set, thinly top with some tomato puree, add your topping and then pour over the other 3 eggs (whisked up).
Top with your cheese and bake for about 30 minutes.

That's it! Simple and quick, and as I make two out of this mixture I then have some quiche for the next day - very useful when I'm heading to Barnsley for the day tomorrow!

As you can see I served it up with some asparagus and jersey royal potatoes, plus my current favourite treat, some hollandaise sauce. So plenty of veggies stuffed into one meal, and very filling too!

I needed something sweet afterwards, so had a couple of Asda's dessert style yogurts, which are utterly delicious, especially the sticky toffee pudding and banoffee flavours, and my HeB of 2 Aldi cereal bars. That will probably do me for the night now, as I have to get an early night tonight!

So here goes with todays Food Diary

Free Food
dessert style yogurts
cous cous

Super Free Food
chopped tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
veggie stock cube
tomato puree

Healthy Extra
A - 30g cheddar cheese
B - 2 slices of 400g wholemeal Hovis, 2 Aldi 70cal Benefit bars

3 Quorn sausages              3 syns
1 slice of Hovis bread        3 syns
2 tbsp Hollandaise sauce   3 syns

Total                                 9 syns

Tomorrow I shall be out of the house for around 13 hours - a trip that used to involve Mcdonalds and Morrisons cakes, no longer :) 

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