Gluten Free

Pretty Breakfast Taco. GF recipe.

Pretty Breakfast Taco. GF recipe.

Add more colors into your life with this colorful, healthy and delicious tacos. Homemade pink corn tortillas, tender and creamy scrambled eggs, melting in your mouth seasonal avocado, salty feta cheese, and refreshing vegetable salsa. The perfect meal for lazy weekend brunch. And so romantic! If you are not tolerant […]

Red Lentil Soup with Roasted Vegetables. Vegan, GF recipe.

Red Lentil Soup with Roasted Vegetables. Vegan, GF recipe.

Spring is in the air, herbs in my little garden already wake up after winter. Mint, parsley, borage and nasturtium flowers, aromatic and full of vitamins. Can’t wait to see asparagus and broad beans on a farmers markets. My dinners transformed into lighter meals with seasonal vegetables, greens, and herbs. This dish […]

Crispy Tofu and Prawn Spicy Noodle Soup. GF recipe.

Crispy Tofu and Prawn Spicy Noodle Soup. GF recipe.

Indulge your cold-weather cravings this season with a hot bowl of homemade soup. This spicy soup is a fusion of Ethiopian and Malaysian flavors. Asia and Africa meet in a big bowl. Fragrant spicy broth, firm rice noodles, delicious crispy tofu and sweet prawn. This is a flavour explosion in a […]

Strawberry and Rhubarb Parfait. Vegan, GF recipe.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Parfait. Vegan, GF recipe.

Grabbed a bunch of rhubarb in a vege shop. It’s winter in New Zealand now. This is a great time for a juicy delicious rhubarb. But unfortunately, not the season for strawberries, and spring is so far away. Thanks to the local farmers who took care about us and froze the strawberries. […]

Balinese Style Banana Pancake. GF recipe.

Balinese Style Banana Pancake. GF recipe.

Today we are waking up to these Bali inspired breakfast banana pancakes with a tropical twist. Caramelized banana, freshly grated coconut, refreshing lime juice and fragrant coconut sugar, such a familiar combination which bring you back to the Island of Gods. The traditional recipe is a very easy and calling for only four […]

Thai Style Green Curry Soup. GF recipe.

Thai Style Green Curry Soup. GF recipe.

What’s perfect for Auckland’s stormy weather? Bowl of fragrant delicious green curry soup with nourishing rice noodles, mouth-watering oyster mushrooms and plenty of crunchy green vegetables. Delicious! Add your favorite seasonal vegetables and mushrooms. Cauliflower, zucchini, Asian eggplant, long beans, mung bean sprouts or broccolini work great in this recipe.

Green Cleansing Detox Soup. Vegan, GF recipe

Green Cleansing Detox Soup. Vegan, GF recipe

After Christmas we all need a detox. Give your body a break after all the indulgences during the festive period. A detox soup usually contains many healthiest ingredients, such as green vegetables, and puts them together in one pot. Green vegetables are used to alkalize the body, lose weight, clear […]

Caponata. Vegan, GF recipe.

Caponata. Vegan, GF recipe.

Caponata is a fantastic Italian sweet and sour eggplant stew. Creamy caramelized eggplant, crisp celery and a savory sweet and sour flavor from the tomatoes, raisins, and vinegar. Yummy! Caponata is great anytime, winter or summer. Serve it hot with toasted ciabatta bread, or chilled on crostini as an appetizer. Caponata […]

Matcha Doughnuts. Gluten-free and Dairy-free Recipe.

Matcha Doughnuts. Gluten-free and Dairy-free Recipe.

A grassy and floral matcha doughnut with a fun bright green flavor. This will be your new favorite matcha treat during the summer! I’ve prepared two different donut recipes for you. Matcha doughnut with matcha glazing and the chocolate doughnut with matcha glazing. Chocolate and matcha are really good friends.

Matcha Nice Cream. Vegan, GF, with no added sugar recipe

Matcha Nice Cream. Vegan, GF, with no added sugar recipe

Ice cream, you scream, we are all scream for ice cream. Just because hot summer days are already here. These beautiful summer days in NZ. High temperatures and sunshine at the early days of December, good start of the summer. Yay! This healthy, quick and easy ice cream will help […]

Easy Matcha Bounty Balls. Vegan, GF recipe.

Easy Matcha Bounty Balls. Vegan, GF recipe.

Christmas is the best time of the year when we celebrate love, family, send greeting cards and gifts to each other. Indulge your family and wow your friends with these easy but absolutely delicious Matcha Bounty Balls (Bounty bonbon).

Asparagus and Celeriac Risotto. Vegan, GF recipe.

Asparagus and Celeriac Risotto. Vegan, GF recipe.

Asparagus season in full swing now. Green asparagus is a well-loved vegetable, delectably crisp and sweet. It’s time to enjoy it! This simple springtime risotto is bright and elegant with a tint of apple from Calvados. It has a rich taste and creamy texture without adding any cream and dairy […]

Kumara Wedges with Chili Mayo. Vegan, GF Recipe.

Kumara Wedges with Chili Mayo. Vegan, GF Recipe.

These baked sweet potato wedges are easy to make, they are healthier than traditional fries and so delicious! Could be a versatile side dish or guilt-free snack. Enjoy this sweet and sour twist. Sweet kumara and lemon spicy mayo is a perfect combination. Low-fat cashew mayo is a nice alternative […]

Pitaya Chia Porridge. Vegan, GF Recipe

Pitaya Chia Porridge. Vegan, GF Recipe

I hope you enjoy delicious treats these school holidays, guys! I know, holidays are the time for baking, but this time we choose healthy way – smoothies, nana ice cream, and fresh fruits. To create healthy eating habits for picky eaters, try to add fun to their meals. My daughter […]

Lemon Chia Meringue Pie. Vegan, GF Recipe

Lemon Chia Meringue Pie. Vegan, GF Recipe

A crispy almond base, zesty creamy chia center, and caramelized fluffy meringue top make this a pie to die for. This dessert is a real magic. It’s made without eggs and dairy products, only a few secret ingredients were used. Can’t wait to try it? You will be surprised, this Lemon Meringue […]

Tri-Layer Matcha Panna Cotta. Vegan, GF Recipe.

Tri-Layer Matcha Panna Cotta. Vegan, GF Recipe.

If you’re a fan of Japanese desserts such as green tea ice cream, you’ll love this wonderful dessert. I am obsessed with the green tea and chocolate flavor combination! The matcha has a light bitterness to it, similar to cacao, both of which are nicely offset by coconut and agave syrup […]

Baked Kumara with Smoked Chickpeas. Vegan and GF recipe.

Baked Kumara with Smoked Chickpeas. Vegan and GF recipe.

I continue to explore the kumara (sweet potato) in my culinary journey. I absolutely love this vegetable and so excited to share this new recipe with you. Warm up this winter with a nourishing jacket sweet potato topped with smoky crispy chickpeas and delicious Super Super Kraut packed with cabbage, kale, […]

Japanese Style Macrobiotic Bowl. Vegan and Gluten Free Recipe.

Japanese Style Macrobiotic Bowl. Vegan and Gluten Free Recipe.

This Macrobiotic Bowl just looks and taste delish. It offers a fusion taste of Western and Japanese food well-combined together. Golden crispy sweet potato sesame balls, vibrant kale and smoked coconut bacon salad, brown rice and quinoa mix, crunchy wakame Super Super Kraut that tastes like the ocean, creamy avocado, fresh green edamame and […]

Green Tea Soba Noodles Salmon Salad

Green Tea Soba Noodles Salmon Salad

Delicious soba noodle salad made with green tea buckwheat soba noodles, cold smoked salmon raised in the crystal clear waters of New Zealand, sauteed carrot and capsicum, wakame seaweed, edamame beans and sesame soy dressing. The easy and refreshing salad extremely rich in omega-3 fatty acids, that you can make in less than […]

Amazing Sweet Potato Brownies

Amazing Sweet Potato Brownies

Do you like brownies? I really addicted to these chocolate babies. But classic brownies is too heavy food for me. These rich, chocolate sweet potato brownies with fudge middles made me fall in love with brownies again. I play with this brownie recipe for years, tried different ingredients. Finally, I found […]

Sweet Corn Cream Soup

Sweet Corn Cream Soup

This healthy corn soup is so easy to make at home using the great summer corn. It has incredibly rich taste without using any butter or cream. Lovely served with bunch of corn chips and guacamole. Tip: Cutting corn kernels off the cob can be challenging. Corn can fly all […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Vegan Cheesecake. GF, Refined sugar free.

Strawberry Rhubarb Vegan Cheesecake. GF, Refined sugar free.

Hello, summer and fresh strawberry! The long awaited berry season has finally begun.  Treat yourself with strawberry rhubarb cheesecake: crunchy coconut base, delicious vanilla filling, refreshing strawberry rhubarb jelly. Best enjoyed with family or friends. If you’d like to use a bigger cake tin just multiply all ingredients. For example, […]

Vegan Wagon Wheels from Scratch. Recipe and Video.

Vegan Wagon Wheels from Scratch. Recipe and Video.

Christmas is a time of celebration, and of course, the celebration with lots of delicious food. Pavlova and fresh berries is my favorite part of Christmas dinner! The smell of freshly baking emerges from the kitchen, and all family gathers round to enjoy homemade holiday cake. But the real Christmas miracle […]

The Chia Pudding. Turn your Breakfast into Art!

The Chia Pudding. Turn your Breakfast into Art!

The warm days are here! Strawberry season is in full swing. Now we can enjoy ice cream, smoothies and mouth-watering chia pudding for breakfast. The tiny, black chia seeds come from a plant that’s grown in South American called Salvia Hispanica. Back in the day, the seed was a key […]

Black Rice Mango Coconut Pudding

Black Rice Mango Coconut Pudding

Grabbed some black rice in Asian grocery store. Got inspiration for one Indonesian classic dish. This is traditional food of Bali island. Black rice pudding usually served for breakfast, but I love it as a dessert too. I did some twist with recipe and to give the dish a slightly smoother […]

Apricot Carrot Cupcakes. Gluten free.

Apricot Carrot Cupcakes. Gluten free.

A classic favorite is given a gluten free update with same deliciously texture and deep fruit flavours. I do not use refined sugar in this recipe. Replace it for a maple syrup, coconut nectar and molasses. Black strap molasses working so good here. It gives super moist texture and makes […]

Kumara and chickpea sweet-sour soup

Kumara and chickpea sweet-sour soup

When the weather gets cooler, and the urge for soups, curry, pies, crumbles and comfort food hits. We need more concentrated energy in the cooler autumn weather and the denser foods of the autumn harvest – the root vegetables, such as garlic, onion, carrot, potato, kumara (sweet potato). This kumara […]

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Apricot Macadamia Bliss Balls. Recipe and Video.

  I created these sunny bliss balls for my hubby, he adore this naturally sweet and sour flavor. It`s only three ingredients and easy to make. Don`t forgot to throw in your lunch box or school box. Apricot Macadamia Bliss Balls is perfect healthy snack, extremely rich of calcium!

Three colour of chia drink

Three colour of chia drink

I posted the photo of matcha chia drink on my Instagram a few days ago and get so many lovely comments. This inspired me to share recipes of three my favorite flavored chia drinks. Cacao and hazelnut for chocolate lovers, creamy matcha with light bitterness for gourmets and the thick purple […]

Vanilla Chia Pudding with Poached Plums and Kinako Powder Dusting

Vanilla Chia Pudding with Poached Plums and Kinako Powder Dusting

Cooked plums smell fantastic! Cake, crumble, compote or jam – plum when heated reveals a fabulous flavor. This dessert is a great combination of creamy chia pudding, fragrant sweet-sour plums and nutty scent of Japanese toasted soy powder Kinako. Chia Pudding – one of the most favorite breakfast and dessert in our […]