Shopping: The Copper Edit

Copper and rose gold everything please!

copperlight

Where to buy:

Candelabra, £30: http://www.johnlewis.com/black-and-blum-loop-candelabra-2-arm-copper/p1492312

Michael Kors watch, $250: http://www.michaelkors.com/bradshaw-rose-gold-tone-stainless-steel-watch/_/R-US_MK5799?No=13&color=0622

Plant pot, £7.99: http://www.hm.com/gb/product/89649?article=89649-A

Tealight holder, £7.50: https://www.oliverbonas.com/etched-two-tone-tealight-holder-34786

Table lamp, reduced to £84: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Casa+Couture+Valentina+Copper+Table+Lamp/207159789,default,pd.html

Buddha sculpture, £14: http://www.next.co.uk/x6d3134s15#933939×56

Arch floor lamp, £129: http://www.marksandspencer.com/large-curve-floor-lamp/p/p22281461

Skinny eats: Chicken Roulade with Cabbage

Even though it’s only the end of August, I look out the window to a torrent of rain, bluster and grey skies. How depressing.

So I warmed up the house with this wintry and filling recipe. At 12 Weight Watchers, it’s slightly more than I’d usually use up in one meal, but you get a lot of munch for your points so I think it’s worth it as a treat.

In addition to that, cabbage is one of the world’s healthiest vegetables – packed with cancer preventing minerals and vitamins – at an absolute steal in comparison to other ‘super-foods’ like its more popular cousin, kale.

cabbage

Ingredients (serves two):

  • Two chicken breasts
  • 80g feta cheese
  • Rocket
  • Half a red cabbage, shredded
  • Two rashers bacon, fat trimmed and chopped
  • 75ml Balsamic vinegar
  • One granny smith apple peeled and chopped
  • One onion, chopped
  • One calorie spray
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cover the chicken on both sides with cling film, get a rolling pin and bash it till it’s flat – very satisfying!
  2. At one end, add the feta, salt, pepper and rocket and roll tightly and wrap in the cling film, twisting the ends, set aside
  3. Meanwhile, fry up the onion and bacon together in a hot pan using the one calorie spray
  4. When browned, add in the cabbage and fry for a further 10 minutes
  5. Add the balsamic vinegar, stir, put on the lid and leave to simmer for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. Meanwhile, poach the chicken parcels in enough water to cover them completely for 10 minutes
  7. Heat a pan with some one calorie spray, unwrap the chicken carefully so as not to unravel the roulades, then add to the pan and cook for a further 10-15 minutes to brown and finish off

Serve by slicing the chicken into 2cm slices, and laying on top of the cabbage. You can have this as it is, or add some roasties for another 5-8 WW points (depending on how many you have).

NOM.

Deliciously Ella Sweet Potato Brownies

Jossys Brownies

My sister has just moved into a new flat and I wanted to make her a cake to celebrate. But she is gluten-intoleran so it can be hard to find snacks that she can actually eat.

I recently bought the Deliciously Ella cookbook because I was feeling sluggish and unhealthy, and this book promises to help you make healthy, 100% natural food that is all dairy-free and gluten-free – meaning you feel less bloated and more energetic.

I haven’t made an awful lot from it yet, mainly because a few of the ingredients are hard to come by – spirulina, flax seeds, buckwheat – but I made these brownies and obviously had to give them a try before giving them to my sister – they’re really tasty!

Find the recipe, and plenty of other recipes here.

Ella