Sichuan green beans

Sichuan green beans recipe by Yummy Calories

Sichuan green beans are one of my favourite sides when I eat at a Sichuan restaurant. Frying the beans in a hot wok gives it that quitessential wrinkly skin. The dish is then brought together with the spicy heat of the Sichuan pepper, pickled mustard and minced pork. My husband didn't realise that the pickled … Continue reading Sichuan green beans

Cambodian stir fried clams recipe (Cha Leah)

Cambodian stir fried clams recipe (cha leah) by Yummycalories

This clams recipe is very quick to make and is so full of flavour that it is perfect with rice. Cambodian food always packs a big flavour punch and this 'cha leah' is no different. My husband and I had something similar in Siem Reap. I say it's similar, but not quite the same as … Continue reading Cambodian stir fried clams recipe (Cha Leah)

Roast cauliflower salad with celery, apricots and almonds

Roast cauliflower salad by Yummy Calories

My parents came to stay with me in Perth ... for a year. They just left recently to go back to Myanmar. Things aren't exactly "stable" there but when you consider the Ukraine war, it is probably a little bit more stable. When they left, my mom had left half a cauliflower in the fridge … Continue reading Roast cauliflower salad with celery, apricots and almonds

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