Nutty orange carrot cake (370 calories per serve)

Seven years ago, I made this nutty orange carrot cake. It was my seventh post on this website and until then, carrot cakes were a very rare feature of my diet. However, I have been making them more often nowadays as I found out it is my daughter’s favourite cake (for now). She likes carrot … Continue reading Nutty orange carrot cake (370 calories per serve)

Thai chicken and vegetable stir fry

This Thai chicken stir fry pairs very well with the Thai “street vendor” grilled pork (370 calories per serve) recipe and can form part of a Thai meal. We recently had some friends over for dinner and the kids got to play with each other. Unfortunately they decided they didn't like this because it was cooked in … Continue reading Thai chicken and vegetable stir fry

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)

Quick and easy galbi jim (866 calories per serve)

This is the first time I made a Korean dish, which is bold enough in itself. But this is also the first time I've made a main dish in my Cuckoo rice cooker/pressure cooker. The recipe is adapted from Maangchi.com's recipe but I've adjusted it for the Cuckoo rice cooker. On a side note: wow, … Continue reading Quick and easy galbi jim (866 calories per serve)

Saucy Meatballs with Lentils and Carrots (420 calories per serve)

I haven't had lentils in a while and sometimes I just get that craving. They are so yummy and filling and yet don't have as many calories as rice or potatoes. So here's a simple recipe that is sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied. Serves 4 Prep time 10 mins Cook time 45 … Continue reading Saucy Meatballs with Lentils and Carrots (420 calories per serve)

Winter beef bourguignon (336 calories per serve)

Melbourne was very cold this morning when I woke up, despite being sunny. I was cranky and all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and take a long nap after having a hearty noodle soup. The downside to my long nap was that I rushed this bourguignon cooking for only 1.5 … Continue reading Winter beef bourguignon (336 calories per serve)

Low sugar carrot cake (170 calories per serve)

This is a low sugar (and somewhat less yummy) version of the Nutty Carrot Cake that I made earlier. This cake has noticeably less sweetness and less calories as the first one. This one is compatible for people watching their sugar intake, like my mum. Serves 12 (mini loaves) Prep 20 mins + up to … Continue reading Low sugar carrot cake (170 calories per serve)