Basic mushroom risotto (379 calories per serve)


My husband’s parents tend to cook a type of cuisine per week so they can use similar bases to make multiple dishes. Using this as inspiration, we decided to have Italian week in our household ranging from risottos to a good ol’ ‘spag bol’ and pizza. This mushroom risotto is pretty basic but also pretty…

Chinese turnip/radish cake (301 calories per serve)


My uncle made this amazing Chinese turnip cake one night for Chinese New Year many years ago. It had a lot of fillings and had a lot of umami flavour. At the time, I didn’t understand why he was so excited about the fillings as surely they were standard in all turnip cakes. Little did…

Beetroot and roasted shimeji mushroom salad (127 calories per serve)


In hindsight, I would’ve roasted the beetroots too instead of using the canned ones but maybe for next time. It was very simple and easy to make though. Serves 4 Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Ingredients 400g can of beetroot, diced 100g shimeji mushrooms 1 clove of garlic, crushed 2 tbsp olive…

One-Pot Chicken Maryland (410 calories per serve)


I had some guests over for dinner and I wanted something that was easy to make and can cook relatively unattended while I clean up the rest of the house. I also wanted something that had wine in it because I would probably be the only one drinking and I didn’t want to drink an…