Chinese steamed whole snapper (196 calories per serve)

Gong xi fa cai! Another year has gone and we now welcome the year of the Rooster and my husband has already started making "cock" jokes. Sigh! Anyway, we decided to walk to Footscray market this morning and I couldn't resist getting some fresh fish. After all, fish on Chinese New Year is supposed to … Continue reading Chinese steamed whole snapper (196 calories per serve)

Crispy skinned salmon with cannellini bean puree and broccolini, tomato and olives

Crispy skinned salmon recipe by Yummy Calories

Crispy skinned salmon is by far my favourite way to eat salmon. But today is not about salmon, it's actually about broccolini. So I learnt something new today .... and I felt like such an idiot too after I found out. I felt so naive and ignorant. Anyway, so the new thing I learnt today … Continue reading Crispy skinned salmon with cannellini bean puree and broccolini, tomato and olives

Basic pork and prawn wonton (248 calories per serve)

Wontons are such a versatile dumpling. They can be used in soups, dry noodles, served with chilli oil, fried or boiled/steamed on their own. They are actually really easy to make so long as you can be bothered to wrap them up. I prefer them best in a dry noodle. Check out the recipe here. Serves … Continue reading Basic pork and prawn wonton (248 calories per serve)

Garlic butter prawn linguine with cherry tomatoes (507 calories per serve)

I haven't been cooking in close to 6 months, pretty much for as long as I have been pregnant. I was feeling too nauseous and sick in the first trimester and then mum came in the second trimester so I got pampered with her cooking. With my husband being away as well, I've had to … Continue reading Garlic butter prawn linguine with cherry tomatoes (507 calories per serve)

Burmese fish curry

Burmese fish curry recipe by Yummy Calories

Burmese fish curry goes very, very well with rice so it's difficult to eat when you're on a low-carb diet. Actually, most Burmese foods are made to be eaten with a lot of rice and there's even a word for it. In Burmese, they call this "htamin main" which means somethign so good that it … Continue reading Burmese fish curry

Prawn and mussel linguine with basil (467 calories per serve)

It's already half way through February ... how did it go by so fast?! It seemed like only yesterday that it was Christmas, New Year ... wedding and honeymoon. But now I'm back to the grind and it's the first post of 2016! Serves 4 Prep time 15mins Cook time 20mins Ingredients 200g linguine pasta … Continue reading Prawn and mussel linguine with basil (467 calories per serve)

Grilled scallops and cauliflower mash (278 calories per serve)

I haven't had scallops for a very long time so I thought I'd just grill some on a low-carb base of cauliflower mash. It's not as creamy as my creamy cauliflower puree but it's got slightly lower calories. Serves 4 Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Ingredients 600g cauliflower (approx. half a large … Continue reading Grilled scallops and cauliflower mash (278 calories per serve)

San choy cabbage (409 calories per serve)

I had some green cabbage in the fridge that I had bought when it was on sale at the supermarket but I had no idea what to do with it. It wasn't wombok but it might as well be. Here's a Chinese style san choy cabbage. Serves 4 Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20 … Continue reading San choy cabbage (409 calories per serve)

Frutti di Mare all’Arrabbiata (439 calories per serve)

The name sounds super exotic and complicated but it really isn't. I love eating this either with pasta - I used fettucine on this occasion - or dipped with bread. Buon appetito! Prep time 20mins Cook time 20mins Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 150g prawns, deshelled and deveined 200g scallops 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 onion, diced 400g can … Continue reading Frutti di Mare all’Arrabbiata (439 calories per serve)