Kung pao chicken (432 calories per serve)

This dish has a pretty good kick to it so feel free to adjust to your tastebuds. Traditionally cooked with whole dried chillies, I have replaced it with chilli flakes which add more spice than whole chillies. The sichuan peppercorns also add that classic, tingly spice to the dish. Serves 4 Prep time 20 mins … Continue reading Kung pao chicken (432 calories per serve)

Thai chicken and vegetable stir fry

This Thai chicken stir fry pairs very well with the Thai “street vendor” grilled pork (370 calories per serve) recipe and can form part of a Thai meal. We recently had some friends over for dinner and the kids got to play with each other. Unfortunately they decided they didn't like this because it was cooked in … Continue reading Thai chicken and vegetable stir fry

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

Quick tofu stir fry with bean sprouts

Tofu stir fry with bean sprouts recipe by Yummy Calories

Tofu stir fry is perfect for those busy days such as today. I've been running around doing errands all day ... doing the laundry, folding and ironing, filing away bills, paying bills, making medical appointments, changing bed sheets ... I was pretty exhausted. I hadn't been sleeping well either because the baby has started kicking and rolling … Continue reading Quick tofu stir fry with bean sprouts

Thai crispy pork belly stir fry with Chinese broccoli

Thai crispy pork belly stir fry with Chinese broccoli recipe by Yummy Calories

This Thai crispy pork belly stir fry is one of my favourite Thai dishes. The first time I tried this dish was when my best friend ordered it from a Thai restaurant in North Melbourne. I was hooked since that day and have been meaning to make this ever since. This dish has more pork … Continue reading Thai crispy pork belly stir fry with Chinese broccoli

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 I was wandering around the supermarket looking for something green. Snow peas were on … Continue reading Stir fried lentils and snow peas (259 calories per serve)