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

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

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe by Yummy Calories

This creamy cauliflower soup, also called potage dubarry, is one of my favourite soups. It is also one of the very first recipes I posted when I first started this blog. My original recipe had chorizo and some browned cauliflower florets on top as well. But as time went on, I found myself only sticking … Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Mushroom medley gnocchi (638 calories per serve)

I must make gnocchi from scratch as I just can't stand store-bought gnocchi. It also doesn't require much equipment to get good results either. However, it does require a fair bit of time so if you are short of time, you could just use the store-bought gnocchi. In making gnocchi, I found best results with … Continue reading Mushroom medley gnocchi (638 calories per serve)

Toasted tomato rice (282 calories per serve)

My daughter loves rice so long as it is plain and has nothing in it. There have been times where I've set down a plate with rice, some meat and some vegetables and she would painstakingly pick out the meat and vegetables and just eat the rice. She would even point at the rice pot … Continue reading Toasted tomato rice (282 calories per serve)