My 14 favourite low-calorie dinners
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by Nagi
1M ago
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be dull! Here are 14 of my favourite low calorie dinners, all clocking in at 500 calories or less. Nutritious, delicious, interesting and satisfying – no skimping on portion sizes! January in brief! January is getting away from me, with a “I’m taking a break!” declaration being somewhat disrupted with work related projects that have come to fruition that need attention. 2024 is looking to be an exciting year! Patience has never been my greatest virtue so I exaggerate not when I say that I am busting to tell you what I’m working on right now but I will get in tro ..read more
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Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps with peanut sauce
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by Nagi
1M ago
Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps are a lower-cal version of Vietnamese rice paper rolls. The fresh herbs and peanut dipping sauce are key here! Everything else you can switch: prawns for shredded chicken, fish or even tofu, with any shreddable veg you want. Excellent no-cook meal! Vietnamese lettuce wraps These lettuce wraps are not strictly Vietnamese authentic (as far as I know), but they certainly embrace all that we love about Vietnamese food – fresh and light yet never boring, using an abundance of crunchy vegetables, herbs and a killer peanut dipping sauce. That’s definitely a signature of Viet ..read more
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Almost no-oil Pan Fried Eggplant
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by Nagi
4M ago
Today’s post is a recipe for how to cook eggplant on the stove with virtually no oil. I use a highly effective, simple pan-steaming method used for Asian dumplings like gyoza! Plus, I’m sharing 8+ ways to serve this pan fried eggplant. Which one is your favourite?? How I cook eggplant on the stove with virtually no oil! Anybody who has ever cooked eggplant knows they’re greedy oil-sucking sponges. So here’s how I cook them on the stove using very little oil – less than 1/2 teaspoon of oil for a WHOLE eggplant!  Basically, I cook them the same way I do Asian dumplings – seared then pan-st ..read more
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Sizzling Ginger Steamed Fish
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by Nagi
8M ago
Sizzling Ginger Steamed Fish – named as such because the ginger and green onion topping sizzles dramatically when you pour hot oil over oven steamed fish! An incredibly simple way to make a healthy fish recipe a whole lot more exciting with fresh Asian flavours. Sizzling Ginger Steamed Fish Does anybody jump up and down with excitement at the thought of steamed fish for dinner? Healthy , yes. But also….kinda bland…. I know, I know, I really need to grow up. I can already see my mother rolling her eyes when she reads this. ? However, today’s Sizzling Ginger Fish is a steamed fish recipe I DO g ..read more
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Up-and-go breakfast muffins!
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by Nagi
10M ago
Healthy muffins that are actually delicious! A copy-cat of the raspberry bran muffins from Sydney’s beloved Bowan Island Bakery, these breakfast muffins are a nutritious, convenient breakfast option that’s far better for you than take-away on the way to school or work. Up-and-go Breakfast Muffins Being a savoury gal, I’ve always been partial to savoury muffins for breakfast (proof here, here and here). But a breakfast muffin with a sweet slant has been on my list for a while. I’m talking about the type that doesn’t make you feel like you’re eating cake for breakfast, a muffin that is just swe ..read more
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Gazpacho
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by Nagi
1y ago
If the thought of this cold Spanish soup conjures up visions of watery, bland, pureed vegetables, think again! The secret to a really good Gazpacho is marinating ripe vegetables with vinegar, olive oil and garlic. Fabulous, refreshing summer food bursting with flavour. No cook! Gazpacho – chilled Spanish soup I tell people gazpacho is like salsa in soup form. But instead of using corn chips for scooping, you get to dunk chunks of crusty bread into that bowl of tasty goodness. The fact that it’s good-for-you doesn’t even cross your mind. All you know is that once you start, you don’t want to s ..read more
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Jerk Fish – for Jamaican week!
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by Nagi
1y ago
Welcome to Jamaican week!? Kicking off our Caribbean feast with Jerk Fish – pan-fried fish coated with Jamaican jerk seasoning that adds a stack of flavour and makes it crispy. Thin white fish fillets cook in 3 minutes which makes Jerk Fish a super fast dinner! This Jerk Fish catapulted straight into my all-time top 3 fish recipes. I can’t stop making it! Every now and then, I like to do a week of recipes for a themed menu. This week, it’s Jamaican week so you can make your very own Caribbean feast at home! Who’s in the mood for some tropical vibes?? Kicking off Jamaican week with the main ..read more
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Immunity-boosting Green Goddess Soup (delish!)
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by Nagi
1y ago
This Green Goddess Soup defies all expectations of what green soups typically are. It doesn’t taste like pureed grass for one. It’s actually delicious. And it’s being shared by me, a self confessed Cheese-Lovin’-Carb-Monster (who ever thought THAT would happen!) Packed with immunity-boosting vegetables, this verdant soup is just what you need to fight off winter blues. Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and nothing in this post should be interpreted as medical advice. I’m just sharing a recipe that is loaded with good-for-you nutritious vegetables! Immunity-boosting Green Goddess Sou ..read more
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Sesame Crusted Tofu Steaks
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by Nagi
1y ago
Here’s a quick and easy way to transform tofu from boring to delicious: cut them into steaks and pan fry with a crispy sesame crust, then douse with Teriyaki Sauce. It’s a recipe that’ll change anybody’s mind about tofu! Crispy Sesame-Crusted Tofu Steaks Let’s get the uncomfortable truth about tofu out of the way. For many people, tofu looks weird. And has a strange texture they struggle with. It’s not helped by the fact that the internet is awash with recipes that use tofu as a meat substitute in classic dishes, but doesn’t exactly improve them. Like tofu bolognese and tofu cottage pie – no ..read more
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Fish Seasoning (great all-rounder)
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by Nagi
1y ago
A good Fish Seasoning is an easy way to make any fish delicious – fast! This spice rub mix is based on Old Bay Seasoning and is a combination of spices for fish that works really well together. I’ve used flathead fillets today, but it can be used for any fish suitable for pan frying. A great fish seasoning spice mix This might be “just” a simple recipe for a spice mix, but it’s excellent one to know because of its versatility and will serve you for years to come. It might even end up being THE seasoning for fish you end up using forever more!!! This mix is based on the ingredients printed on ..read more
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