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 … Continue reading Chicken tikka masala (590 calories per serve)

Miso glazed steak (525 calories per serve)

This is so easy to make and because it's already marinated, you don't need to make any additional sauces or jus to serve with it. It is also an Asian-style steak which means you can eat it with rice and Asian vegetables, such as bok choy. Serves 2 Prep time 10 mins + 20 mins … Continue reading Miso glazed steak (525 calories per serve)

Crispy skinned salmon with cannellini bean puree and broccolini, tomato and olives (651 calories per serve)

So I learnt something new today .... and I felt like such an idiot too after I found out. I felt so naive and ignorant. Anyway, so the new thing I learnt today was that broccolini is not a baby broccoli. Nope, nope, nope. It's actually a cross between regular broccoli and Chinese broccoli (gai … Continue reading Crispy skinned salmon with cannellini bean puree and broccolini, tomato and olives (651 calories per serve)

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 … Continue reading Red Spice Road pork belly (adapted version)

Honey and lemon glazed salmon fillets (671 calories per serve)

I don't eat seafood often because I only have it if it is very, very fresh. That means I can't buy it overnight and cook it the next day because it would smell too fishy for me. I had to have it on the day that it was bought and that was why I only … Continue reading Honey and lemon glazed salmon fillets (671 calories per serve)

Burmese Biryani (Danbauk) with Chicken

Burmese biryani (danbauk) with chicken recipe by Yummy Calories

The Burmese biryani, known as "danbauk", is one of my favourite dishes when I go and visit Myanmar. It is different from other biryanis mainly because the chicken is cooked with the rice and it also features cashew nuts, raisins, and peas. It is a very fragrant dish and you can smell it long before … Continue reading Burmese Biryani (Danbauk) with Chicken

Winter beef bourguignon (336 calories per serve)

Melbourne was very cold this morning when I woke up, despite being sunny. I was cranky and all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and take a long nap after having a hearty noodle soup. The downside to my long nap was that I rushed this bourguignon cooking for only 1.5 … Continue reading Winter beef bourguignon (336 calories per serve)

Lemongrass and ginger Snapper parcel (297 calories per serve)

I like baking fish in foil parcels because it keeps a lot of the moisture inside while also making it easier to clean up afterwards. The flavours are South East Asian and are similar to my red curry fish parcel recipe. I have used a whole Red Snapper here but you can use any whole … Continue reading Lemongrass and ginger Snapper parcel (297 calories per serve)

Herb butter roasted lamb on potatoes with cherry shiraz reduction (618 calories per serve)

Yesterday my mum bought a lot of potatoes because the shop she was at only sold them in 5kg bags. Then my brother brought home four sprigs of home-grown rosemary so I decided to make a roasted lamb leg. Serves 6 Prep time 30 mins Cook time 1.5 hour + 20 mins resting time Ingredients … Continue reading Herb butter roasted lamb on potatoes with cherry shiraz reduction (618 calories per serve)