1. Black beans (from the tuna and black bean recipe)
I added corn, chilli and orange pepper to the beans, they were so delicious, I think black beans are my new favourite food!
2. Eton mess.
I used 0% yoghurt instead of cream to make this, and instead of crushed meringue, used mini marshmallows. It worked really well, fantastic in fact. I’ll definitely do this again.
3. Sesame peanut noodles
I think the amount of peanut butter in this recipe, could be cut right down without being detrimental to the finished dish. I used ready cooked noodles from a packet which made it even more express!
4. Lunchbox treats
I hunted out the rice malt syrup from Waitrose to make these, but had to use coco pops instead of rice crispies, as that’s all I had at home. Everyone loved these, but I found them incredibly moreish. In the end I was practically forcing them down the family’s throats so that I wouldn’t eat them all. I will definitely make them again, but not now that I’m counting points!
5. Scallops and chorizo
One word for this – fabulous!!
I am truly amazed how two ingredients can marry so well together and produce something so tasty!
I’ve gone a bit mad making recipes from ‘Nigella Express’…everything is ,well, so Express!
The Chef’s salad fit really well into my point counting, especially as I found the avocado in my fridge was rock hard and unusable. It’s a good, basic salad.
Chocolate croissants? Fabulous! The quickest baked goods I’ve ever made. OK, it helped that the puff pastry was from a packet and already rolled out. Add a small cube of chocolate, roll up, cook. Bliss!
The pollo alla Cacciatora was very simple to make, I even found skinless, filleted chicken thighs in my local Asda. The smell coming from the pot was amazing as they were cooking.
I don’t really like cannelini beans, so used a tin of butter beans instead. It’s worked very well.
These are the Singapore noodles, so easy to make, tasty, great! Even though Elena was picking out the prawns!