Crusty artisanal bread

Crusty artisinal bread by Yummy Calories

I'm making this crusty artisanal bread because ... I accidentally made butter. Yes, you read that right. I'm making bread because I have butter that I don't want to waste. It was my husband's birthday the other night and we had family over for dinner. My daughter (5 years old) and I made this decadent … Continue reading Crusty artisanal bread

Potato and onion bake

Potato Onion Bake by Yummy Calories

This potato bake recipe was originally published 6 years ago but I have recently updated it. After my husband served it at an Australia Day party we had hosted, I was hooked. He did such a great job that this became my favourite potato bake. He told me that the secret ingredient was French onion … Continue reading Potato and onion bake

Burmese chicken gourd curry

Burmese chicken gourd curry by Yummy Calories

This Burmese chicken gourd curry is my favourite way to get buthee (bottle gourd / calabash). It's fairly rare to find it in Melbourne so how did we get our hands on this vegetable? Surprise! We've moved to Perth (from Melbourne). The weather here is fantastic and we are surrounded by my husband's family. We … Continue reading Burmese chicken gourd curry

Hot and sour soup

Hot and Sour Soup by Yummy Calories

My husband has been having a hankering for hot and sour soup lately. I don't really like it but I did enjoy the few scoops I had the other day from the takeaway he got from China Bar of all places. We've tweaked the recipe to our liking including adding more mushrooms. The consistency of … Continue reading Hot and sour soup

Manaeesh Lebanese flatbread

Lebanese Flatbread Recipe by Yummy Calories

This Lebanese flatbread recipe with zaatar is one of my favourite types of breads. And I love my bread! Every time I host a lunch or dinner party, I try to bake my own fresh bread to serve as a basic appetiser. Usually I'd just make a standard bread loaf but increasingly, I've been making … Continue reading Manaeesh Lebanese flatbread

Slow roasted Moroccan lamb shoulder

Moroccan slow roasted lamb recipe by Yummy Calories

This slow roasted lamb recipe is an adaptation of an Australian Women's Weekly recipe (i.e. more Moroccan spices) from 7 years ago. It was very well received and for a period of time, I cooked it quite often. Then I got tired of it and hadn't cooked it in at least 5 years. Suddenly, out … Continue reading Slow roasted Moroccan lamb shoulder

Bolognese Recipe to Amaze

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe by Yummy Calories

This Bolognese recipe is sure to be loved by everyone. But seriously, who doesn't love bolognese in general? I love it because I can hide as many veggies as I want inside it and nobody is the wiser. I made this one weeknight and my daughter came home from daycare and lapped it all up. … Continue reading Bolognese Recipe to Amaze

Cheat’s Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)

Cheat's Mohinga Recipe by Yummy Calories

This Mohinga recipe is a cheat's version that uses canned fish to get the same outcome as the traditional way of cooking, deboning and flaking the fish manually. For those that don't know, mohinga is a Burmese fish noodle soup that is often eaten for breakfast - or anytime really. It's one of my favourite … Continue reading Cheat’s Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)