About Yummy Lummy

About Yummy Lummy | Do you work full-time and live alone?

Yummy Lummy is about cooking meals for one. Helping to inspire you to cook simple meals with great flavour and fun. I started Yummy Lummy to help me help you.

Yummy Lummy is a food blog about my relationship with food. I know that sounds corny and it’s become cliché after so many reality TV cooking shows. I’ll do my best not to use the word ‘journey’ or ‘hero’  Sometimes I cook more than one person can eat. That’s what leftovers are for  Especially if you can use it the next day for lunch at work. Feel free to send me cooking ideas. 

As I get older

My history with food has had its ups and downs. As I get older I’m learning more about food and more about me. Yummy Lummy includes recipes, some restaurant reviews (I’m sorry these are on the decline but I’m saving money for a holiday) and my fondness for photographing my meals.

I’ve regained an interest in photography as a hobby. I used to photograph clinical diabetic lower limb lesions as a member of the diabetic foot team at the Royal Darwin Hospital.  

Most of the cooking recipes are designed, to be meals for one. If you live alone and work full-time, I hope this blog meets your needs  I hope you like the occasional “What I ate today” post which describes what I ate that day and provides my food photographs for that day.

Yummy Lummy logo and text

How many blogs do I need?

Please visit the food blog at Yummy Lummy The ‘other’ blogs are at My thoughts and stuff and Dr Gary Lum.

This is a link for additional information about Gary like where I went to school and my favourite things.

I’ve also started a Podcast named Medical Fun Facts. Please visit and have a listen. Subscribe to Medical Fun Facts and I’ll be grateful!

You can get Medical Fun Facts on iTunes and Stitcher too

Yummy Lummy has a YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/YummyLummyBlog

The early videos are pretty cringeworthy, but the later ones incorporate two cameras and even some music. I’d love it if you stopped by and liked a few videos and I’d love you more if you subscribed to the YouTube channel too.


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42 Responses

  1. I love your Queensland Maroons kit!!!! Had to look up to see what a canetoad was. Good grief – those things can get to be 4 lbs and live 15 years!!!! I’m not familiar with Aussie Rugby so I learned a few things; old dog – new tricks. Great food blog!

  2. Ok so when I start my world tour, I’m coming to visit you in Australia. We are going to cook up a storm, and we will watch a True Blood / Walking Dead Marathon. That is all. 🙂

  3. Thanks Gail. I adore seafood. It’s hard to beat. I’m also a sucker for sweets. I loved the colours of these ones.

  4. Hi, I found your site on Michael Origin’s site 🙂 Very interesting to read a food blog by a pathologist! I am in my last year of medschool now and can’t wait to be finished 🙂
    Looking forward to your posts!
    Have a great day,

  5. Thank you very much. I hope you enjoy the end of medical school. Once you finish life gets so much better and much more interesting.

  6. When I told my grade 6 teacher I wanted to be a chef he laughed at me. My grade 3 teacher told my parents I should leave school after grade 10 because I’d be better off attending a trade school given my poor grades. In retrospect I should have taken the advice become a chef and travelled the world.

  7. I am puzzled??…My grand daughter Astoria asks for Yummy Lummy for her 11th birthday tomorrow. I am Australian but live in Florida, just finding out about all this, do you have any books published. Not sure where to go with this. Thanks

  8. I discovered as a young man that I had a real problem with food. There is almost nothing I don’t like. Get it on the plate I will eat it. I also hate to throw anything away.

  9. Thank you for sharing. I don’t like to cook but I do have sporadic moments of fun in the kitchen. Making gumbo Friday. 🙂

  10. Mmm…Gumbo. It’s not a common dish here in Australia. I’ve never made it but I’ve eaten it a few times when I’ve been overseas.

  11. I love Brussels sprouts. You have a very nice blog and I love the concept. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. 🙂

  12. Thank you very much Linda. I’ve never been to Montreal. I’ve only visited Ottawa and Winnipeg so far in my visits to Canada. It is still cool in Canberra.

  13. Continued from Sarah Ferguson’s blog! I had a pulled pork sandwich from their piggy a few days ago. This weekend they are going to roast a goat 🙃

  14. I’ll tell you something! I stated living alone 7 years ago. Clueless about cooking, I initially settled on Maggi. The maggi survival went on for a while, until I could have it no more.

    Then one fine day, I gathered the strength to pick up my armour (apron) and went to the kitchen.

    There was no looking back 🙂

  15. Hi Dr Lum! I was one of your medical students in Darwin. I still remember your story about being the first therapeutic p**p donor in Australia 🙂 I’m happy to have found your blog!

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