Quick tea scones (200 calories per serve)


Unexpected guests coming over in an hour? Need to look like a domestic goddess without really trying? Make scones! Scones are so easy to make and taste so good. And the ingredients are so basic, you probably already have them all on hand anyway. I used to buy self-raising flour but nowadays, I only buy…

Creamy mushroom sauce (169 calories per serve)


My favourite sauce to pair with my steak is a pepper sauce but occasionally, I opt for a creamy mushroom sauce. I made it for my mother-in-law the other day and she loved it so much that she asked for the recipe. So here I am madly typing away (before I forget!) so that she…

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…