Creamy garlic prawn pasta (510 calories per serve)


My husband and I are big fans of garlic and after 3 years of marriage, we are not disgusted with each other’s garlic breath. Phew! So it’s no surprise that we both love garlic prawn. The first time I had garlic prawn was with him on one of our trips over to WA. I distinctly…

Burmese fish curry (225 calories per serve)


I’ve been craving rice lately so I decided to cook a dish that went really well with rice. In Burmese, they call this “htamin main” which means something so good that it makes you eat more rice (htamin). And this was it … a fish curry. My husband doesn’t like fish curry so I made…

Grilled scallops and cauliflower mash (278 calories per serve)


I haven’t had scallops for a very long time so I thought I’d just grill some on a low-carb base of cauliflower mash. It’s not as creamy as my creamy cauliflower puree but it’s got slightly lower calories. Serves 4 Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Ingredients 600g cauliflower (approx. half a large…

Frutti di Mare all’Arrabbiata (439 calories per serve)


The name sounds super exotic and complicated but it really isn’t. I love eating this either with pasta – I used fettucine on this occasion – or dipped with bread. Buon appetito! Prep time 20mins Cook time 20mins Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 150g prawns, deshelled and deveined 200g scallops 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 onion, diced 400g can…

Stir-fried lemongrass pipis (250 calories per serve)


It has been about 4 years since I’ve cooked pipis but it’s not because I don’t like them. It’s because I refused to buy something where only 50% of its weight (and it’s usually about $20/kg) was actually edible. But today I gave in … I love pipis! Serves 3 as an appetiser/snack Prep time 10 mins Cook time…

Thai ‘hor mok’ fish custard (236 calories per serve)


The first time I tried ‘hor mok’, it was in Cambodia where they called it ‘amok’. A few weeks ago, I took a friend to a fusion Asian restaurant/bar in Melbourne called Cookie and this was on the menu. She had never tried it before but loved it when I ordered it. So when I…