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…

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…

Burmese Chicken Biryani (549 calories per serve)


One of my favourite dishes when I go and visit Burma is Burmese chicken biryani or “danbauk”. 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 it…

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…

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…

Prawn and mussel paella (585 calories per serve)


My mom flew down to visit me in Melbourne today and so I decided to cook her one of her favourite dishes: paella. The first time she had something similar to a paella was about twenty years ago when a good family friend from El Salvador (Aunty Anna) made ‘Spanish Rice’ which was basically a…