Burmese chicken gourd curry (459 calories per serve)


Surprise! We’ve moved to Perth (from Melbourne). The weather here is fantastic and we are surrounded by my husband’s family. We went to visit his grandmother, who has a giant backyard full of vegetables and fruits. She often grows Asian vegetables that are hard to find in the supermarkets including gourds such as bottle gourds….

South East Asian Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker Method)


“You know that you can cook chicken rice in a rice cooker, yeah?” said my husband. I did not. But his little tip made me overhaul my entire recipe that I had posted 6 years ago. I call this the South East Asian version of Hainanese chicken rice because I have combined some of the…

Sweet mustard crumbed chicken (756 calories per serve)


A few weeks ago, we received a free Hello Fresh box which included 4 recipe cards. Two of the four recipes provided were fabulous and we have now made our own version to add to the rotation. One of them is this crumbed chicken with a sweet mustard seasoning. It was served with roast wedges…

Homemade Nando’s Spice Rub


Nando’s holds a very special place in our family’s heart. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like Nando’s. My parents love it and it’s a real treat for them to have when they visit me as they are yet to have a Nando’s where they live. Over the years, I’ve been able…

Caramelised onion chicken (384 calories per serve)


My mom used to cook this a lot when I was young and I think it’s partly because it’s so simple and easy to make. There weren’t too many ingredients and it tasted so good all the time. It was really hard to mess up. This dish really tastes best if you fry the onions…

Blissful Butter Chicken (623 calories per serve)


Indian curries are absolutely fantastic – I use the word blissful because that’s how I feel when I eat them. There are so many different curries that it’s hard to whittle down to just one but most recently, I have become a big fan of the humble butter chicken. I used to not want to…

Kung pao chicken (432 calories per serve)


This dish has a pretty good kick to it so feel free to adjust to your tastebuds. Traditionally cooked with whole dried chillies, I have replaced it with chilli flakes which add more spice than whole chillies. The sichuan peppercorns also add that classic, tingly spice to the dish. Serves 4 Prep time 20 mins…

Burmese fried chicken (668 calories per serve)


What distinguishes a Burmese fried chicken from other varieties? At its most basic level, I would say it’s the combination of fish sauce and tumeric. The other ingredients simply round out the flavours. Serves 6 Prep time 10 mins + 2 hour marinade time Cook time 30 mins Ingredients 2kg chicken drumsticks 1 tbsp fish…

Chicken tikka masala (590 calories per serve)


I don’t cook much Indian food. When my middle brother used to live with me, he used to cook Indian curries all the time. I would smell all the spices in our little apartment for days after he cooked. I suppose that’s why I never cooked it myself. It was always a thing that he…

Thai chicken and vegetable stir fry (242 calories per serve)


This 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 a sauce base (my…