4 Weeks Later

It is 4 weeks ago today that I launched The Proof is NOT in the Pudding and what a month it’s been. I have been overwhelmed with the response – from the amount of people getting involved in the challenges, to the followers I’ve gained, not only the UK but across the water too in Dubai, New Zealand and Australia. Thank you to everyone who has supported the blog so far and welcome to any new followers.

So… After a busy but fun weekend I have made myself a delicious (and healthy) Spicy Prawn Curry and now relaxing enjoying the extra hour we’ve gained from the start of Winter.

Prawn Curry


Spicy Prawn Curry – Serves 4


400g raw tiger prawns peeled

1 onion diced

3 cloves garlic crushed

1 red chilli deseeded and diced

1 thumbsized piece of ginger, grated

1 tbsp garam masala

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp mustard seeds

500ml carton of passata

200ml vegetable stock

3 plum tomatoes quartered

1 tsp brown sugar

Small squeeze lemon juice

3 tbs fresh coriander

200g brown or white basmati rice


1. Cook the onion, garlic, chilli and ginger over a medium heat in a dash of oil for 10 minutes.

2. Add in the turmeric, garam masala, cinnamon and mustard seeds then fry for a minute.

3. Add the passata and stock then bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

4. Place the prawns and tomatoes into the sauce and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and sugar to taste, and then stir through the chopped coriander.

5. Serve with the cooked basmati rice. (Recipe from Dean Edwards, Daybreak, October 2012).


Next week, throughout my sessions, I will be wearing a heart rate monitor to find out exactly how many calories can be burnt in one exercise class. I will be sharing my findings with you, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the results.

Lorna x


Lorna Catchpole


  1. Laura   Ã¢Â€Â¢  

    This is a great Blog Lorna – having read this, I’m now reaching for an apple to snack on instead of biscuits. Your before and after photos are really inspiring too, just shows you what you can do if you put your mind to it!

  2. Caroline   Ã¢Â€Â¢  

    Hi Lorna… I made the prawn curry last night it was delicious!! Thanks for the recommendation x

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