Lamb Biryani…….yumm mmy

As promised, I got my recipe books out and made one of my favourite dishes…….Lamb Biryani.  Lamb is one of my favourite meats to eat and this recipe is still my favourite dishes from Slimming World.  My containers came out and meals portioned out for the coming week and I am also going to make a lentil soup to give a vegetarian dish.

Monday is the start of the week and as kids go back to school Pilates and Zumba classes start back this week!  Its a special week for Zumba as we are celebrating 4 years of teaching at Goodmayes Baptist Church! Let the birthday celebrations begin!


Lamb and vegetable Biryani – Ready in 30mins


Low calorie cooking spray
500g lean lamb leg steaks cut into cubes
250g green beans, trimmed and cut
1 large carrot, peeled and cut
3 cardamom pods,
crushed 2 cloves
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp mild curry powder (put in a hotter one if you want to)
250g dried basmati rice
500ml lamb stock
50g baby leaf spinach, chopped
fat free natural yogurt sprinkled with paprika, to serve


Cooking Method:

Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and stir-fry the lamb until brown on all sides.

Add the green beans, carrot, spices, and curry powder and stir-fry for 2-3 mins

Pour in the rice and the stock, and stir well. Bring to the boil, cover tightly with a lid, then cook for 15 mins on a medium-low heat or until the rice is tender.

Stir through the spinach, put the lid back on the pan and leave to steam, undisturbed, for 5 mins before serving with a little fat free natural yogurt.

September is here……Classes are back on!

Oh yes, you are not alone this year has gone by far too fast.  The Summer, what’s left of it, is coming to an end and September has arrived!

The good news, our classes are about to open for September to start the Autumn season of fitness.

Our Pilates classes will be held at Chadwell Heath Community Centre with our 6 week course starting on Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 September and our Zumba classes will start on Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 September at Goodmayes Baptist Church.

As we start get back into work mode, kids going back to school and starting to get ourselves back to the usual routines, have you thought about the goals you would like to achieve?  There are 4 months left of 2015 with Christmas just around the corner……….what is it that you want to aim for?

For me there is an evening dress I have not been able to get into since the early part of this year and it would be truly amazing if I could get into it before the party season starts.  So to get myself ready I am blowing the cobwebs off my recipe books and finding those recipes that I can make so I can portion them out throughout the week, instead of missing meals and snacking on junk food.  It is far to easy to get caught up in the summer hype of BBQ’s and social events believing you have reached your goal when in reality we are nowhere near where we want to be.

Over the weeks I will update you on what I make to help give you ideas for you and your families.