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The Hairy Dieters - How to Love Food and Lose Weight by Hairy Bikers

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  • chele on November 13, 2012

    The eggs took much longer. About 20 minutes in our oven.I think scarlettchef's instructions about assembling the ingredients including the eggs prior to putting in the oven is a good one.

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  • Roasted cod with Parma ham and peppers

    • redjanet on February 12, 2014

      Very nice easy, healthy and flavourful dinner to make for a midweek meal. I used Frylight cooking spray instead of olive oil to cut down on the calories and this worked well. I did serve this with some new potatoes as I wasn't sure if it would be substantial enough for dinner, but as the fillets I had were quite large I needn't have as the main dish was more than enough.

  • Mediterranean beef burgers

    • redjanet on April 13, 2016

      These burgers were tastier than I expected them to be and I was very pleased considering they are pretty healthy. I thought they might be a bit too wet with the grated courgettes and onions in them, but they were solid enough. I'm glad the recipe specified cooking them in a frying pan though as I think they would have fallen apart on a griddle pan, which is how I usually cook burgers.

  • Cajun spiced chicken with potato wedges and chive dip

    • redjanet on January 14, 2015

      I used this more as an inspiration than as an actual recipe as I already had a tin of Cajun seasoning lying around, which I used instead of the prescribed recipe. I pretty much make my potato wedges the same way anyway most of the time so the only thing I really did word for word from this recipe was the chive dip which is just two ingredients - low fat yogurt and chives! Still, it made for an easy, healthy weeknight meal which my partner and I both enjoyed.

  • Lean lamb hotpot

    • redjanet on November 15, 2012

      This is a very good, warming, hearty dish for a cold evening. I used fresh thyme and dried rosemary and there was lots of flavour. It smelled great while it was cooking in the oven and my potatoes didn't come out as crisp as in the photo, but that's because the smell was making me too hungry to wait any longer!

  • Paprika chicken

    • redjanet on January 19, 2015

      A very nice, simple chicken stew. This tasted good, though as it was ever-so-slightly bland, I may use hot smoked paprika next time, or just plain paprika instead of the sweet-smoked variety I used this first time. This reheated very well for lunch.

  • Southern-style jambalaya

    • jammydodger on August 30, 2014

      Really good. I fudged a bit with the spices, since a small child would be eating, so reduced the (hot) paprika a bit, left out the cayenne pepper, and used a dash of cajun seasoning and mixed herbs. I also left out the prawns. It was delicious, although a little too liquidy -- likely because I covered it while the rice was cooking. However, I think it would be a stretch to make it serve 6 - it did 3 adults and 1 toddler with about 1 portion left over.

  • Chilli con carne

    • sharifah on October 22, 2012

      Ok dish, nothing special. Can't really tell why its a diet version apart from not adding oil at the beginning to fry the onions and beef. And I didn't like the addition of red wine, even though I followed the recipe and it was supposed to cook off the alcohol, I could still taste the wine. Won't be using this recipe again.

    • Sherbolton on April 04, 2014

      Use this recipe in my slow cooker. I don't use wine and sometimes use passata instead of tinned tomatoes and chilli flakes. I and add a teaspoon of minced ginger and a bit of cinnamon (piece of cassia bark). If it doesn't taste great once cooked I add some cocoa powder or dark chocolate at the end. Don't forget the sugar it actually makes a difference!

  • Baked haddock, spinach and egg pots

    • scarlettchef on October 22, 2012

      This recipe was very tasty and filling, I didn't need any bread or crispbread as suggested. However, the eggs took much longer to cook than 8 minutes, so I think I would assemble all the ingredients, including the eggs at the same time prior to baking as the smoked haddock ended up being over cooked when the dish had to be returned to the oven to allow the eggs to set.

  • Egg, bacon and asparagus flan

    • scarlettchef on January 05, 2013

      Incredibly fiddly to use the filo pastry, to keep it from drying out whilst molding each sheet into baking tin. Was very tasty, but not convinced it was worth the effort.

  • Cheese, leek and onion pasties

    • Sherbolton on November 12, 2013

      Mixed my own bread using the recipe from my kenwood food processor. Had no onion but it didn't make a difference. Loved these.

  • Spanish-style chicken bake

    • Carol.Furness on July 19, 2014

      This was lovely and tasty. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs.

  • Chewy cranberry and apricot bites

    • raybun on September 14, 2016

      I was slightly disappointed by the texture. I was expecting some crunch from the puffed rice but the apple juice/maple syrup mixture makes them soggy. The overall taste is fine but overly dense in my opinion.

  • Masala-marinated chicken with minted yoghurt sauce

    • Frenchfoodie on February 26, 2017

      This is a brilliant dish, one I keep coming back to again and again. The yoghurt covering keeps the skinless chicken from drying out brilliantly. Have cooked in oven and (many times) on kettle BBQ, just delish. The leftovers make a great sandwich with mango chutney and mayo/raita.

  • Lamb tagine

    • JuicyLucy on November 27, 2018

      I did this with cooked lamb from a sunday roast, 550g of cooked roast would have served 4. 240g of cous cous soaked in 400ml of hot chicken stock worked well. You could eaily swop out the meat for another or use cauliflower, beans and other veggies to make a vegetarian version.

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  • ISBN 10 1407239864
  • ISBN 13 9781407239866
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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