Slimming World coleslaw. It might not be the most exciting of dishes but if it’s done right, you’ll slather it on thicker than me with the KY in the Eagle back in the noughties. Worst game of Cluedo ever. My character would be Rear Admiral Brown.
It’s bank holiday weekend, so I won’t keep you long, but I need to give you an order: watch Happy Valley.
I know I’m years behind with this recommendation but see, it’s been floating around on our Netflix Watch lists for ages and I’ve been put off because, inexplicably, I thought it was a comedy starring Raquel from Coronation Street, and frankly, that sounds awful. Plus I’m fairly sure that Happy Valley is a euphemism for the bit between your balls and bumhole. The taint, if you prefer. The Bridge of Sighs. The chin-strap, if you’re that way inclined. DMZ if you’re political. Baker Street if you’re a fan of the Underground and appreciate that it’s the stop where the pink line connects with the brown. Look, we could go on, but let’s not cheapen what is otherwise a classy, genteel blog.
No, we finally gave in and watched it and it was bloody amazing – rocketing right up the list of best things we’ve seen on TV to nestle at the top amongst Breaking Bad, Juliet and Sawyer’s love story on Lost and Ben Cohen’s wank-video. That wasn’t on TV, I know, but we streamed it via Chromecast because some things are worth watching in 65″ ultra-HD. I asked Paul if we could load it into our Samsung VR but apparently that’s too close to actually cheating. Back to Happy Valley: Sarah Lancashire is an absolute revelation and the drama is incredible. If you’re stuck on something to watch, give this a go!
Not in the mood for a twelve part drama? I understand. Why not watch this fifteen second video which shows you how we’re dealing with people who gawp into our garden as they walk past?
Mahaha! Right, the Slimming World coleslaw.
perfect Slimming World coleslaw
Yield 4 big servings
If you're looking for something to slather onto a burger in this BBQ season, give this a go. It's very, very easy to make and you can customise it, but don't be tempted to leave out the tahini to save syns - it adds a really nice, subtle creaminess to the coleslaw. You can find it in most supermarkets and it isn't very expensive as it'll keep for ages. At 5 syns for a tablespoon, I'm synning it at 1 syn per portion because this makes enough coleslaw for four people and I'll be damned if I'm putting 1.25 syns.
- four carrots
- half a red cabbage
- one large red onion
- five big tablespoons of fat-free Greek yoghurt (free)
- one tablespoon of tahini (5 syns)
- gosh, this isn't going to take long
- thinly slice the red onion
- peel the carrot and turn into matchsticks
- thinly shred the red cabbage
- mix everything together, adding a bit of salt just before you serve (you can add it before, but it'll cause water to come from the cabbage - perfectly fine, but less attractive)
- serve with burgers, salad or whatever you fancy
- you can buy tahini on Amazon but you should be able to find it in a supermarket
- get yourself a julienne peeler for carrots, it'll make easy work of making matchsticks - we've just bought a new 3-in-1 peeler for a fiver which does the lot
- another recipe that uses tahini in our blog is this amazing baba ganoush dip!
Courses sides, BBQ
Want some more recipe ideas? Of course, one moment please:
- bang bang chicken (4 syns)
- honey and heat noodles (2.5 syns)
- turkey biryani (1 syn)
- baked cheesy courgette chips (1 syn)
- mongolian beef (2.5 syns)
- zesty salmon burger (4 syns)
- mexican lasagne (1.5 syns)
- sweet and sour meatballs (1.5 syns)
- pronto lamb tagine (2.5 syns)
- kung pao chicken meatballs with dressed spaghetti (4 syns)
- slow cooker chicken coconut curry (4 syns)