You Can’t Curry Love – Low Calorie Butter Chicken

Mmm… butter chicken. This recipe is a low calorie butter chicken curry- guilt free and delicious! Who can ask for more from a fakeaway? I made this last week when I had my granny over from France as she is trying to lose weight and she adored it! Curry is a great dish to make when you have a whole load of people eating at different times as they can just serve themselves when they feel hungry/have time to eat. Tuesday nights are exceptionally busy for us as Dad has his running club and Mum has her ‘All Stars fitness’ group, so they can’t all eat at the same time.

Ingredients (serves 5-6):

6 chicken breasts

2 tins chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp garlic paste

1 tin drained chickpeas

1 diced onion

1 chopped red pepper

1 chopped chilli

6 chopped tomatoes

6 tbsp fat free Greek yoghurt

1tsp Paprika, Garam Masala, turmeric, cumin, chilli powder

Fresh coriander

6 cups of rice

Method:

1. Chop up the chicken into little chunks and pop them in the slow cooker. Also put in your chopped onion, chopped carrot, seasonings, chopped pepper, diced tomatoes, Greek yoghurt and chopped chilli.

2. Chop up the fresh coriander and add, leave a little left for garnishing.

3. Put the slow cooker on high for 3 hours or low for 6.

4. Serve with rice and garnish with coriander!

Perfectly easy and not too spicy (for the wusses out there). Play around with the seasonings and add more/less to get the desired taste. I hope you enjoy!

Love from Evie x

Let It Be(ef Ragu)

I probably could have taken a better picture but I ate it so damn fast! Welcome to my slow cooker Beef Ragu recipe (also, my very first recipe post). I first tried Beef Ragu around two years ago at Bella Italia. It was served with ravioli, however I am a massive fan of linguine as you can slurp it up! Beef Ragu is just a meaty sauce that is more beefy than it is tomatoey! Super yummy, and a favourite of my brothers. This recipe is so simple, cheap, and perfect to just pop in the slow cooker and forget about for a few hours.

Ingredients (serves 5-6):

500g beef chunks or mince

1 onion

1 carrot

2 tins of chopped tomatos

500ml beef stock

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tbsp beef gravy granules (optional)

oregano, basil, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic

1 pack spaghetti

Grated cheese (optional)

Method:

  1. braise your beef if you have chunks (don’t worry about this if you have mince) and pop it into the slow cooker. Add you tinned tomatoes, diced onion, diced carrot, tomato puree, beef stock, and seasonings. I find that Paprika or Chayenne Pepper adds a little kick, however feel free to leave these out if it is not for you. I’d recommend a good teaspoon or two of each seasoning as there will be a lot of sauce!
  2. put the slow cooker on High for 4 1/2 hours or Low for 9 hours to allow the sauce to really thicken a little and get all that juicy flavour. Stir halfway and add your gravy granules for extra flavour and thickness!
  3. cook your spaghetti and serve with grated cheese! It really is that easy and I promise you whole family will love it!

I really hope you enjoy this recipe and that my instructions are nice and clear for you. I will be adding more recipes soon!

Love from Evie x

Welcome to my mind (and my blog)

Hello everyone!

Well done for navigating your way around the ever-confusing internet and stumbling onto my blog. I aim to use this blog as a way to capture my thoughts and ideas, share recipes and generally fill it with what is going on in my brain. I hope to be able to better articulate myself by practising my writing here- and maybe even form a little community in the process!

A little about me:

I am a 20-year-old English student in South London, England. I enjoy reading, writing, baking, and Oxford commas. I am an infrequent gym-goer and I will probably share with you my fitness woes at some point. I have been diagnosed with mild/moderate anxiety and depression, and so I would not be surprised if a post around those subjects pops up.

Feel free to pop me an email at evelynjrichards@hotmail.com or follow me on instagram/twitter at @eviejrichards

 

Here is a little picture of me from the other week so you know what I look like:

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Thank you for giving me your time and have a wonderful day!