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…

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…

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…

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…

Stir-fried lemongrass pipis (250 calories per serve)


It has been about 4 years since I’ve cooked pipis but it’s not because I don’t like them. It’s because I refused to buy something where only 50% of its weight (and it’s usually about $20/kg) was actually edible. But today I gave in … I love pipis! Serves 3 as an appetiser/snack Prep time 10 mins Cook time…

Thai ‘hor mok’ fish custard (236 calories per serve)


The first time I tried ‘hor mok’, it was in Cambodia where they called it ‘amok’. A few weeks ago, I took a friend to a fusion Asian restaurant/bar in Melbourne called Cookie and this was on the menu. She had never tried it before but loved it when I ordered it. So when I…

Lemongrass and ginger Snapper parcel (297 calories per serve)


I like baking fish in foil parcels because it keeps a lot of the moisture inside while also making it easier to clean up afterwards. The flavours are South East Asian and are similar to my red curry fish parcel recipe. I have used a whole Red Snapper here but you can use any whole…

Prawn and mussel paella (585 calories per serve)


My mom flew down to visit me in Melbourne today and so I decided to cook her one of her favourite dishes: paella. The first time she had something similar to a paella was about twenty years ago when a good family friend from El Salvador (Aunty Anna) made ‘Spanish Rice’ which was basically a…

Salmon and Double Brie Mini Quiche (52 calories each)


My friend is hosting an afternoon high tea at her apartment tomorrow and so I am making some mini quiches. I decided to make some salmon and double brie mini quiche. This recipe makes about 30-35 mini quiches (baked in a 30-cup mini muffin tray). Ingredients Pastry: 180g plain flour, sifted 80g extra light butter…