Basic Prawn Dumplings (445 calories per serve)


Dumplings are a crowd favourite and can have almost any type of filling. We even used up some leftover beef bulgogi my father-in-law made and turned it into a filling. But prawn is one of the best fillings. Prawn can be paired with almost anything including with minced pork and chicken or with spring onion,…

Chinese steamed whole snapper (196 calories per serve)


Gong xi fa cai! Another year has gone and we now welcome the year of the Rooster and my husband has already started making “cock” jokes. Sigh! Anyway, we decided to walk to Footscray market this morning and I couldn’t resist getting some fresh fish. After all, fish on Chinese New Year is supposed to…

Easy lamb kofta (580 calories per serve)


I’m trying this new diet where I only eat one proper meal a day. Instead of lunch, I have a couple handfuls of nuts, fruits and rice crisps. The idea is that while you might eat more during your one meal, it wouldn’t be double of your usual meal and therefore you are still managing to eat…

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…