Roast cauliflower salad with celery, apricots and almonds

Roast cauliflower salad by Yummy Calories

My parents came to stay with me in Perth ... for a year. They just left recently to go back to Myanmar. Things aren't exactly "stable" there but when you consider the Ukraine war, it is probably a little bit more stable. When they left, my mom had left half a cauliflower in the fridge … Continue reading Roast cauliflower salad with celery, apricots and almonds

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)

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 … Continue reading Creamy pumpkin soup (282 calories per serve)

Honey and soy chicken wings with sesame (506 calories per serve)

I thought I had defrosted some chicken drumsticks but they turned out to be chicken wing pieces so instead of trying to cook a curry with them, I decided to roast them. I had two bags of sesame seeds (because I forgot I had some at home and bought another new bag) so I was … Continue reading Honey and soy chicken wings with sesame (506 calories per serve)

Pad krapow moo

Thai basil minced pork (pad krapow moo) recipe by Yummy Calories

This Thai basil minced pork dish, also known as pad krapow moo, is a recipe by my brother (the make-it-up chef). He occasionally comes across some amazing recipes. When he made this dish for me, I ate so much of it that he kept making it for me. When I was pregnant with my daughter, … Continue reading Pad krapow moo

Peppercorn braised beef (498 calories per serve)

"Grilling blade steak" read the label on the plastic wrap of the meat. I was almost tempted to grill it but in the end, I knew that it is best for braising. I knew I was on to a good thing after my husband came home and sniffed his way straight to the kitchen without even … Continue reading Peppercorn braised beef (498 calories per serve)

Chinese turnip cake

Chinese turnip cake Radish Cake by Yummy Calories

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 … Continue reading Chinese turnip cake

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)