WLUD + BBQ time!

Have I had to fight the boredom eating urge this week or what?!

As most of you know I live with my parents, so always have someone to talk to etc.
This week....everyone was on holiday. I'm not even joking, if it wasn't for you lovely followers and the blogging world I would have been totally alone. 

So this week hasn't been super successful and I went to weigh in with the mind set that I was happy if I stayed the same, well......
I gained 2lbs. UGH! I'll do better next week.

Week 1 - lost 1.5lbs
Week 2 - lost 2.5lbs
Week 3 - gained 2lbs

Over all - lost 2lbs

The weather has been super the past week and Saturday just called for a BBQ. Check out the blue sky!

I was determined to make everything myself and make sure it was healthy.
I put on my culinary thinking camp and got to work with some marinades.
This is what happened....

All recipes serve 10

You can use the marinades for veggies, meat or fish. 

Pesto Lemon Marinade

Propoints - 1

1 jar of pesto (red or green)
Juice of 1 lemon

Leave to marinate for 24 hours.

Chilli Lime Marinade

ProPoints - 0

1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime

Leave to marinate for 24 hours.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

ProPoints - 0

2 cups ketchup (I used passata)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 minced onion
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp water
3 garlic cloves crushed
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp cayenne
Fresh ground to taste

Blend the water and onion into a purée.
Heat a saucepan over a medium heat and add the oil.
Pour in the onion purée, and simmer until lightly browned.
Add the remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and simmer for 20 minutes.

Here's what I did with some of the BBQ sauce......

BBQ chicken pasta salad!



Alyx said...

Oh my goodness, this stuff looks amazing!!

Helen said...

Thanks Alyx! It was yummy. You should sooo try the BBQ sauce =)

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