Peanut butter and cookie dough cake (628 calories per serve)


This is devilishly good but so incredibly rich that you couldn’t (or shouldn’t) eat too much in one go. I could fall asleep into a food coma after this but my husband absolutely loved it. It’s really great to snack on and grab a piece or chunk of at 3pm in the afternoon. Now … having…

Dry pork and shrimp wonton noodles (721 calories per serve)


I am so glad I’m pregnant right now and need the extra calories and can eat all this yummy food. I tried dry wonton noodles for the very first time when I was in first year of university and have loved it ever since.  It really isn’t that hard to make once you have all the ingredients. This…

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…

Spiced lamb and pumpkin pilaf (646 calories per serve)


I have finally used the last of my pumpkin! I’m almost all pumpkin’d out!  I had also been craving pilaf for a while now so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Lamb was also on special today at the supermarket so that’s the choice meat of the day. Serves 6 Prep time 15 mins Cook time…

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…

Quick tofu and bean sprout stir fry (238 calories per serve)


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 almost non-stop … especially when I’m still and trying to sleep! Anyway…

Beetroot and feta yoghurt salad (244 calories per serve)


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 and he made a beetroot salad with feta yoghurt….

My guilty secret french toast (488 calories per serve)


I don’t really eat a whole lot of sweets. I’m more of a savoury person. When I have to choose between a cheese platter or a piece of cake for dessert, I would usually go for the cheese platter. However all that changed when I got pregnant … especially after 6 months. I’m having a…

Chocolate sponge cake with cherries and cream (366 calories per serve)


I don’t usually crave cake but when I do, I try to scout out interest from my girlfriends to see if I can “share” the calories around. It’s really hard to bake a cake for one so I prefer having a whole group of us. The more the merrier (for my waistline). Today’s cake of the day is a chocolate sponge cake with cherries and cream.