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…

San choy cabbage (409 calories per serve)


I had some green cabbage in the fridge that I had bought when it was on sale at the supermarket but I had no idea what to do with it. It wasn’t wombok but it might as well be. Here’s a Chinese style san choy cabbage. Serves 4 Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20…

Chinese steamed pork meatloaf (212 calories per serve)


It has been many years since I’ve had this but it’s one of my favourite homemade past times. It’s so easy to make and it’s also pretty healthy. I love it because it’s a bit like eating pork dumplings without the carb-filled skins. Serves 6 Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30mins Ingredients 500g lean…

South East Asian chicken rice (770 calories per serve)


+I call this the South East Asian version of Hainanese chicken rice because I have combined some of the Singaporean/Malaysian and the Thai varieties. I have used the same ginger-garlic aromas used in Singapore and Malaysia with the addition of the winter gourd that is normally seen in the Thai varieties. The dish allows for…

Soy and ginger chicken strips (398 calories per serve)


I usually feed my cats raw or boiled chicken for dinner and tonight was no different. I was chopping it up into tiny little pieces and I decided that I would cut a few bits off for myself as well. I took a good portion, around 300g, and cut it up into strips and basically┬ároasted…

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┬áI was wandering around the supermarket looking for something green. Snow peas were on…

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…