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Hairy Dieters cook book

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Jiddle Wed 16-Jan-13 09:33:48

Does anyone have it? Any good?

dreamingofsun Wed 16-Jan-13 09:46:02

its brilliant. my husband raves about several recipes, which are now family favourites. not too many exotic ingredients. mine's already dirty and scuffed, which is always a good sign. the jamy oliver ones have been put away in the cupboard as i can't get on with them at all.

wheredidiputit Wed 16-Jan-13 09:52:41

Yep the same as dreamingofsun. Both me and DH have both cooked lots of the reciepes.

If you are looking to buy it, it is only £4.99 in the book people online.

retrocutie Wed 16-Jan-13 09:58:10

It's fab! The best diet we have ever been on. The portions are a bit big, though. Sometimes we make a meal last 2 days.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Wed 16-Jan-13 10:00:47

I've got several meals planned from it this week, had the feta stuffed peppers last night and they were lovely, definitely got lots I want to try.

Jiddle Wed 16-Jan-13 10:15:54

Thanks all, I'm ordering it right now!

WhinGin Wed 16-Jan-13 13:48:44

The curries in particular are amazing smile

Dawndonna Thu 17-Jan-13 21:46:46

I'm starting this tomorrow. Proper food porn book to look at!

sashh Fri 18-Jan-13 06:35:50

I have the dieters one - really good.

Kveta Fri 18-Jan-13 06:48:50

Got it here - love the Spanish chicken, cassoulet, and korma recipes. Not too fussed by the burgers. Looking forward to trying some of the other meals now!

Mynewmoniker Sun 20-Jan-13 17:18:02

Just made the lasagne. What a bdy faf!!! It took me aaaaaages to prep! The leeks broke up a bit so I had to lay them in ib strings rather than sheets. I was going to moan here (like I just have done blush) but...

the taste and texture was wonderful!!!! We had it with a green salad as recommended in the book. My DH said he much prefered it to the pasta version as he found that slimey.

I'm looking forward to making more tasty stuff from this book

I LOVE Jammy O's toad in the hole with rosemary and red onion relish! I have made it often.

merlin Sun 20-Jan-13 17:22:57

The Minestrone and Golden Veg soups are good and my kids love the Jambalaya thing except I replace the chorizo with smoked lardons smile

Mynewmoniker Fri 25-Jan-13 22:04:15

Made the HBikers crispy chicken tonight...the parmesan cheese was too overpowering. Wouldn't make again sad

Will put the unused pieces with pasta and a tomatoy sauce tomorrow to help play down the taste.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Fri 25-Jan-13 22:31:50

So far we have had a thumbs up to the Fish Pie and Meatballs in tomato sauce, there was enough of the sauce left to reheat and have on its own with pasta another night too, very tasty. A universal thumbs down to the Korma, it was the worst I've ever made.

I've just put the Masala marinated chicken in the fridge for tomorrow.

Mynewmoniker Sun 27-Jan-13 17:25:12

Hope the Masala was OK Who

Had the chicken cut into bite size pieces, in bolegnase sauce with a little pasta (not sure about those calories!) but it was lovely!

I'd have a go with low fat cheddar cheese next time but it wasn't particularly crispy.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Sun 27-Jan-13 17:55:06

It was really tender and tasty thanks Moniker. I forgot to say the pepper stuffed with feta was very good too, might try it with big flat mushrooms next time.

hophophippidtyhop Sun 27-Jan-13 19:42:21

I tried the sausage casserole on the bbc site, bloody lovely!

Mynewmoniker Sun 27-Jan-13 19:47:47

Is that from the diet recipe Hip?

Minibinx Sun 27-Jan-13 20:04:22

I love this book. Been cooking from it for the past three weeks in a bid to help my DP lose a few pounds. It must be working as he's already half a stone lighter. Favorites so far would be the sweet and sour chicken and quiche. Sausage cassoulet was nice and hearty especially during this cold weather. Just made the cheese pasties today. First time I've cooked with bread dough but they were really nice (not like diet food at all). Trying the beef and ale stew tomorrow.

Trazzletoes Sun 27-Jan-13 20:08:18

Chicken korma is delicious. DH loves it because it doesn't have coconut in.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Sun 27-Jan-13 20:54:49

I think the lack of coconut might be one of the reasons we didn't like the Korma, also it tasted all dry and grainy compared to the way we usually make it (lots of ground almonds and coconut milk). However I had some leftover and mixed it with some other leftover curry from the freezer the next night (a tomato based one) and it was fine like that.

marquesas Sun 27-Jan-13 21:53:32

I've only had the book a few days and I've done the spinach and pototo curry which I enjoyed. I'm going to try the sauasge cassoulet next.

I actually think the portions are quite small and that's as much how they lost weight. I'm really surprised that someone above found them big, just looking through the book the amounts seem very small for the main courses.

smugmumofboys Sun 27-Jan-13 21:57:25

I've made the minestrone which was lovely and very filling and only 98 calories a bowl. The salmon with chilli and ginger was very tasty too. I made the chicken korma with Quorn fillets as I don't eat meat and I quite liked it. The lasagne (made with Quorn mince) was a faff but tasty.

It's been a success all round.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Sun 27-Jan-13 22:27:55

I've got the minestrone and the ginger chilli salmon on the menu plan for this week, though I think the DCs might object to the amount of greenery in the soup, might have to tailor it a bit.

The portions are small, I'm finding they are quite filling, but I get the munches again later in the evening (normally eat about 5.30 with the DCs). I'm doing My Fitness Pal so monitoring everything quite closely and making sure I leave a couple of hundred calories for a snack later if I need it.

smugmumofboys Sun 27-Jan-13 22:48:53

I actually found the minestrone portions huge. I think it's meant to serve six and they are healthy sized 'sixths'.

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