Sichuan chilli fish


I love spicy food, especially the Sichuan style with those peppercorns that leave a numb feeling in your mouth. My favourite chilli fish has a well seasoned broth with large soy bean sprouts. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I ate this regularly and on the day before my labour, I had eaten chilli…

Red Spice Road pork belly (adapted version)


I have deliberately not included a calorie count for this recipe because it got really depressing. It was also hard to calculate because although there are a lot of calories in the ingredients, you don’t end up consuming it all so it was a bit pointless estimating. But let’s just say it could be about…

Stir-fried lemongrass pipis (250 calories per serve)


It has been about 4 years since I’ve cooked pipis but it’s not because I don’t like them. It’s because I refused to buy something where only 50% of its weight (and it’s usually about $20/kg) was actually edible. But today I gave in … I love pipis! Serves 3 as an appetiser/snack Prep time 10 mins Cook time…

Stir fried lentils and snow peas (259 calories per serve)


I had a bit of a lentil craving. I don’t remember the last time I had lentils – two months ago? But I can’t have lentils on their own. I need something green to go with it – that’s healthy right? So I was wandering around the supermarket looking for something green. Snow peas were on…