Man with a Plan

There’s something hugely ironic about a food blogger going on a diet. Thankfully, this isn’t a diet.


I’m just over a week into We Slim Together, a plan developed by local lady Sonya McAllister and based in Randalstown Co. Antrim. I’ve made it my mission this year to get healthy, to undo all the bad habits I seem to have picked up without noticing over the last few years. To be fair I probably did notice but just ignored them.

I needn’t blame the food blogging, that’s not why it happened, although granted it definitely didn’t help matters! It’s more than plausible to eat and write about food and lead a healthy lifestyle. Seems like a silly and very obvious statement to make but it’s something I definitely needed to get may head round.



So I’m after something that’s sustainable, something I can stick to without too much thought and something that won’t tell me off if I have a splurge every now and then. We Slim Together seems to fit with my quite high, very diva-like demands, so I’m giving it a go!

One week down and so far so good. I’m excited to see what happens over the next few months. I’ll be posting every now and then on how I’m getting on (I’m wary of using the word “progress”!). I’m sure there will be the odd challenge, the occasional wagon dismount which hopefully I can recover from.


I’ll write about the changes I make, the good food I eat and of course the splurges! What better motivation to do something than inviting everyone to read about it, right?!…

In the meantime if you’re interested in checking out We Slim Together for yourself visit their website at

Giant Paprika Wedges & Salsa Dip

Here’s a wee #wst recipe for you to try.

These sweet & spicy wedges are mega tasty and mega easy to make, as is the salsa. This will do 2 people and is totally guilt free on the We Slim Together plan.

For the wedges you’ll need 4 baking potatoes, fry light spray oil, smoked paprika powder, cayenne spice powder, salt & ground black pepper.

For the salsa you will need 2 decent sized tomatoes, 1 small onion, 1/2 tsp lazy garlic, 1/2 tsp lazy chilli, salt & ground black pepper.

To Make

  1. Cut the potatoes into large wedges and place ina large bowl.
  2. Coat with the spray oil, season with salt & pepper and sprinkle over the paprika and cayenne.
  3. Mix well making sure all the wedges are coated in the spices, adding more if needed.
  4. Put in the Acti-fryer (or oven at 180C) for 30-40 minutes or until the outsides are crispy and centres soft. If using an oven, turn halfway through.
  5. For the salsa, finely dice the tomatoes and onion, place in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Mash with the end of a rolling pin (or something  similar) or you can blitz using whatever gizmo you have to hand until the desired consistency.
  7. Serve immediately.

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