Basic mushroom risotto (379 calories per serve)

My husband's parents tend to cook a type of cuisine per week so they can use similar bases to make multiple dishes. Using this as inspiration, we decided to have Italian week in our household ranging from risottos to a good ol' 'spag bol' and pizza. This mushroom risotto is pretty basic but also pretty … Continue reading Basic mushroom risotto (379 calories per serve)

Creamy pumpkin soup (282 calories per serve)

Although we're technically at the final couple of weeks of autumn, I already feel as though winter has arrived. What I love most about winter are all the soups I get to enjoy and I absolutely love creamy soups such as this one. Although I have used pumpkin in this soup, the base is pretty … Continue reading Creamy pumpkin soup (282 calories per serve)

‘Picnic pleaser’ potato salad (334 calories per serve)

My friends organised a casual picnic for this year's Australia Day celebrations so I decided to bring, amongst other things, a simple potato salad. I've always loved potato salads, but not the ones at supermarket delis that are absolutely drenched in mayonnaise. I like adding a bit of mayonnaise but not too much as it … Continue reading ‘Picnic pleaser’ potato salad (334 calories per serve)

Thai vegetarian fried rice (659 calories per serve)

Thai fried rice is very aromatic. In my opinion, it is more flavourful than Chinese fried rice and I often have fond memories of it. When I was younger, my family used to go to Bangkok often for holidays. During these holidays, we used to stay at a motel near MBK shopping centre. I don't remember … Continue reading Thai vegetarian fried rice (659 calories per serve)

Pumpkin, tofu and green beans red curry (267 calories per serve)

Do you know how much pumpkin is actually in a whole butternut pumpkin? A lot apparently ... after removing the skin and the seeds, I had about 1.6kg of pumpkin! Since I am pretty much living by myself at the moment, that's a lot of pumpkin to get through for one person without trying to eat … Continue reading Pumpkin, tofu and green beans red curry (267 calories per serve)

Quick tofu stir fry with bean sprouts

Tofu stir fry with bean sprouts recipe by Yummy Calories

Tofu stir fry is perfect for those busy days such as today. I've been running around doing errands all day ... doing the laundry, folding and ironing, filing away bills, paying bills, making medical appointments, changing bed sheets ... I was pretty exhausted. I hadn't been sleeping well either because the baby has started kicking and rolling … Continue reading Quick tofu stir fry with bean sprouts

Beetroot and feta yoghurt salad

I couldn't imagine anything worse than a beetroot salad. Beetroot used to be the last choice in terms of vegetables that I would choose at a salad bar. However, all of that changed when I got pregnant. I just couldn't get enough of this sweet vegetable. Then my uncle, Henry, invited us over to dinner … Continue reading Beetroot and feta yoghurt salad

Simple hummus (152 calories per serve)

Last weekend, my uncle invited us to his house where he had a variety of dips and one of them was hummus. My brother LOVED the hummus ... absolutely loved it. My uncle assured me that it was very simple to make as there's just blending involved so I decided to give it a go. And … Continue reading Simple hummus (152 calories per serve)

Creamy mushroom on a base of garlic-infused carrots (228 calories per serve)

The serving size is small so would suit an entree style dish but I had it as my dinner as part of my diet. Serves 6 (entree size) Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Ingredient 50g butter 1 onion, chopped finely 400g mushrooms 100ml light thickened cream 6 carrots, sliced into 2-3" sticks … Continue reading Creamy mushroom on a base of garlic-infused carrots (228 calories per serve)