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

Burmese Thick Noodle Chicken Salad (Nan Gyi Thoke)

Burmese Noodle Salad by Yummy Calories. Thick Chicken Noodle Salad. Nan Gyi Thoke.

This is one of my favourite Burmese noodle salad dishes. It's supposed to be made with thick rice noodles but it's in intermittent supply at my local Asian grocery store so what is pictured is a medium sized noodle. The thick noodles are usually packaged fresh as opposed to dry and often have Vietnamese names. … Continue reading Burmese Thick Noodle Chicken Salad (Nan Gyi Thoke)

Yee Sang New Year Salad (215 calories per serve)

Gong xi fa cai! I don't often get to host Chinese New Year lunches because we usually spend it at my uncle's house. Having lived in Shanghai for a number of years, he's got the whole Chinese New Year festivities down pat. But he was away this year celebrating at Daylesford, a spa town about … Continue reading Yee Sang New Year Salad (215 calories per serve)

‘Picnic pleaser’ potato salad (334 calories per serve)

My friends organised a casual picnic for this year's Australia Day celebrations so I decided to bring, amongst other things, a simple potato salad. I've always loved potato salads, but not the ones at supermarket delis that are absolutely drenched in mayonnaise. I like adding a bit of mayonnaise but not too much as it … Continue reading ‘Picnic pleaser’ potato salad (334 calories per serve)

Beetroot and feta yoghurt salad

I couldn't imagine anything worse than a beetroot salad. Beetroot used to be the last choice in terms of vegetables that I would choose at a salad bar. However, all of that changed when I got pregnant. I just couldn't get enough of this sweet vegetable. Then my uncle, Henry, invited us over to dinner … Continue reading Beetroot and feta yoghurt salad

Cambodian pepper beef salad (Lok Lak)

Cambodian Pepper Beef Lok Lak Recipe by Yummy Calories

My Cambodian nanny used to make this wonderful dish called "lok lak" that I loved. I recently went back to attend a dear friend's wedding and that's when I remembered this beef salad again. There are so many variations of this dish but the one that my nanny made is very peppery and more on … Continue reading Cambodian pepper beef salad (Lok Lak)

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

Grilled zucchini and toasted pine nut salad (196 calories per serve)

I grew some zucchini plants at the end of the year and they were doing great. They were growing, they were flowering, and then suddenly they were dying. There was one particularly bad week of inclement weather (which actually isn't unusual for Melbourne) but it took a toll on the plants and their leaves yellowed … Continue reading Grilled zucchini and toasted pine nut salad (196 calories per serve)

Honey lemon chicken with radish and parsley salad (367 calories per serve)

This is a very light meal and suits a lunch, although I had it as a light dinner. I had a lot of lemons (7 lemons) and two bunches of parsley left over from a dinner party last week. So this was the perfect recipe to use them all up. Serves 4 Cook time 1 … Continue reading Honey lemon chicken with radish and parsley salad (367 calories per serve)