Creamy garlic prawn pasta (510 calories per serve)


My husband and I are big fans of garlic and after 3 years of marriage, we are not disgusted with each other’s garlic breath. Phew! So it’s no surprise that we both love garlic prawn. The first time I had garlic prawn was with him on one of our trips over to WA. I distinctly…

Creamy pumpkin soup (282 calories per serve)


Although we’re technically at the final couple of weeks of autumn, I already feel as though winter has arrived. What I love most about winter are all the soups I get to enjoy and I absolutely love creamy soups such as this one. Although I have used pumpkin in this soup, the base is pretty…

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.

Christmas pavlova for James (260 calories per serve)


James, my fiance, loves pavlova. It’s his absolute favourite dessert, especially at Christmas. We didn’t have pavlova for Christmas this year so I decided to make some for him a few days later to make up for it. Besides, we had some leftover egg whites that had been sitting in the fridge for a couple…

Spring vegetable muse (209 calories per serve)


Having the degustation menu at the Argus Dining Room was a delight because they gave you a generous selection of complimentary dishes. One dish was something they just called their “muse” – a delicate roll of assorted green vegetables standing tall on a white sauce (possibly Bechamel but I wasn’t sure). It was so refreshing that…

Lazy Ravioli (356 calories per serve)


I am in the midst of moving house and there are boxes in my living room, encroaching to my kitchen. The messy state of the house somehow makes me feel really lazy … like I should be a slob to match my environment. It became a battle between my laziness and my hunger … my…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup (371 calories per serve)


Cauliflower would be the last ingredient I would think of using in a soup. I don’t even eat cauliflower that often to be honest. And it’s not even a flower! But I did have a large, whole cauliflower in the fridge that was starting to get brown spots so I thought I might as well…

Syrupy tiramisu (500 calories per serve)


This is one of my no-fail recipes because it is sure to please almost everyone. But it does come at a cost – this is not a diet food and it certainly isn’t something you should have on a regular basis. Serves 4 Prep time 20-30 mins Chill time 3 hours (or overnight) Ingredients 150g…