Friday, 4 April 2014

Cherryripe Icecream

So this recipe may not have actual chocolate, cherries or cherryripe in it... But trust me it tastes just like it.

This is super easy to make and doesn't require cooking or churning in an icecream machine. 

Massive serve for 3pp ... I loved it, hope you do too!

Carmz x


1 tub low fat yoghurt - I used vanilla petit miam 60g tub. I find it works best if u freeze it in an ice cube tray the night before.

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries

1/2 frozen banana
1 tsp of sweetener 

1 tsp shredded coconut

1 tbs diet chocolate topping 


Dissolve sweetener in 1tsp hot water and place into a food processor or vitamix. 

Then add cubes of yoghurt, berries, banana and coconut and blitz until it resembles soft serve consistency.

Serve immediately drizzled with chocolate topping and eat... Yummo!!

Lamb with Moroccan Cous Cous

Tonight I was looking for something quick and easy to throw together and came up with this recipe.

Worked out to be 8PP on the weight watchers program.

Hope you like it too!

Carmz x

Serves 1 


1/8 cup dry cous cous
1/8 cup boiling water
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Moroccan spice mix (this is found in the spice isle at the supermarket or use seasoning of your choice)
2 pitted dried dates - diced finely
1 cup of mixed veggies. I used pumpkin, onions, capsicum, sweet potato & zucchini.
2 Lamb loin chops - fat removed 


Pan fry or grill lam loin chops. Whilst they are cooking prepare the cous cous.

Place cous cous in a bowl. Cover with boiling water. Add salt and pepper, dates and Moroccan spice mix. Leave to sit until water is absorbed. 

Roast veggies in oven (or air fryer) until tender and golden.

Using a fork fluff the cous cous and then add roasted veggies. 

Serve lamb chops with cous cous and a wedge of lemon... Yum!!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Roast veggie salad

A few weeks ago at my local cafe I bought a roast veggie salad and thought it was so tasty I would give it a go myself.

I made it to go alongside my lemon and herb marinated chicken but you could have this just in its own. 

Give it a go too, I hope you like it!

Carmz x 


120g Sweet potato 
120g pumpkin
1 large carrot 
1 zucchini 
1 capsicum 
1 garlic clove
Rocket leaves 
Balsamic vinegar 
1 tsp olive oil


Dice veggies into small cubes. Line a baking tray with non stick paper and roast in the oven until tender. 

Let the veggies cool then mix with rocket. 

Dress the salad with vinegar and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spicy prawn and squid fettuccini

On Sunday I picked up my brand new vitamix blender. I have been playing around with whole fruit juicing, soups, sauces and icecream and look forward to sharing more recipes soon. 

This recipe was really tasty and best thing is you know exactly what is in the sauce ... No preservatives, just good old fashioned veggies.

Give it a go - hope you like it ...

Carmz x

Serves 2 

4 ripe tomatoes 
1/4 onion
1/4 red capsicum 
2 fresh basil leaves
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp crushed chilli
1 cup water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp balsamic vinegar 
1 tsp sugar or sweetener if you prefer
Pepper to taste 
2 squid tubes
6 green prawns
2 serves of Fettuccini cooked as per instructions on pack

Cook fettuccini as per the instructions on the pack then set aside 

Put remaining ingredients (except the seafood) into vitamix or blender/food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a large frypan and reduce liquid until it creates a thick tomato sauce. 

Cut squid into squares and score diamond shapes into the flesh. This will give great shape plus something for the sauce to stick to. 

Drop squid and prawns into the sauce and cook until cooked though.

Add the fettuccini to the tomato sauce, toss and serve with peppery rocket leaves.

Serve immediately.

NB: ensure your prawns are deveined and cleaned prior to adding to your sauce. I like prawns with the tails in tact but you can choose any prawns you like.