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Mediterranean-style Summer Platter. Homemade Labneh Cheese.

Mediterranean-style Summer Platter. Homemade Labneh Cheese.

Every chef may tell you, nothing beats seasonal local fresh produce. Spring/summer is the best time to visit the nearest farmers’ market. Crunchy baby cucumbers, peppery and juicy radishes, sweet snow peas. What better way to celebrate summer’s harvest than with this epic display? Labneh cheese, olives, fresh veggies, olive […]

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 […]

Tomatoes-confit Avocado Toast.

Tomatoes-confit Avocado Toast.

I have a relaxed weekend with lots of sleep, a healthy smoothie, avo toast and a bit of yoga. Just because we need to pamper yourself sometimes! How do you pamper yourself this weekend? 🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅Tomatoes-confit Avocado Toast Recipe: Preheat the oven up to 150C. Place cherry tomatoes on the baking […]

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 […]

Onion Tart Tatin with Chèvre and Radicchio. Vegetarian recipe.

Onion Tart Tatin with Chèvre and Radicchio. Vegetarian recipe.

If you’re looking to cook something delicious at weekend, why not make French recipe to celebrate Bastille Day? Let’s celebrate with this glorious savory sweet toffee-topped French treat, best served with a glass of crispy-white. You could make this quick and easy tart using the apples, pears or plums. But […]

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 […]

Kiwi Pies with Vegetable Curry and Kumara Top. Vegan recipe.

Kiwi Pies with Vegetable Curry and Kumara Top. Vegan recipe.

Iconic Kiwi pies with some twist. Homemade coconut shortcrust pastry, Ethiopian-style fragrant vegetarian curry filling, and deluxe kumara top. Such a great combination, isn’t it? Kiwi pies are one of my favorite local treats here in New Zealand. When the temperature dropped they warm my belly and make me happy. But unfortunately, […]

Pink sushi doughnut. Valentine`s day recipe.

Pink sushi doughnut. Valentine`s day recipe.

Happy Valentine`s day, guys! Impress your loved ones with this beautiful and delicious doughnut sushi. Decorate your sushi with most freshness and yummiest sushi toppings. Rich salmon, fatty sashimi tuna, crunchy tobiko, fresh cucumber, creamy avocado,  and nutty sesame seeds. The pink adds a fun twist to your meal thanks to […]

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 […]

Summer Vegetable Ramen with Japanese Marinated Egg

Summer Vegetable Ramen with Japanese Marinated Egg

Feel tired or a bit under the weather? This healthy and delicious noodle soup get you back on track. This is great for cure cold or flu, but a bowl of chicken noodle soup can also minimize hangover hell. Delicious noodle soup served with vegetables, mushrooms and marinated egg. You could […]

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 […]

Kokoda (Fijian Ceviche) with Homemade Taro Chips

Kokoda (Fijian Ceviche) with Homemade Taro Chips

Hi guys! Hope you missed me a little. Just returned from Fiji where I had a great vacation. I can’t wait to share a new recipe with you. Kokoda is a traditional fish dish of Fiji. It is the bowl of raw fish full of fresh flavors and packed with […]

Tofu Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice). Recipe and Video.

Tofu Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice). Recipe and Video.

What’s for dinner? I’ve prepared the Bibimbap for dinner tonight. Bibimbap is a fabulous Korean dish. The word literally means ” mixed rice”. So I mixed all these delicious vegetables right after video shooting and eaten immediately when rice (on the bottom of the bowl) was still warm. What ingredients […]

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 […]

Thai Tofu Larb. Vegan recipe.

Thai Tofu Larb. Vegan recipe.

Crunchy juicy lettuce cups filled with delicious tofu seasoned with lemongrass, lime, chili and fresh herbs. Traditionally made with ground chicken or pork larb is a spicy Thai appetizer. But I like to cook this dish with tofu. This is a light, healthy and absolutely delicious version of the dish. Firm […]

Beetroot Portobello Burger

Beetroot Portobello Burger

Flavorful and hearty veggie patty between the firm and juicy giant Portobello caps. Bye, bye dry and heavy buns. Hello, light, luscious meal perfectly suited for summer. The secret of this ultra-satisfying burger in lots of layers with different tastes and textures. Serve it with kumara wedges to make it more substantial. […]

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 […]

Spinach and Tofu Green Curry. Recipe and Video.

Spinach and Tofu Green Curry. Recipe and Video.

This dish is my own version of famous Indian (Punjabi) curry is prepared by cooking shallow fried paneer cheese cubes in a spinach gravy. I use firm tofu instead paneer cheese and coconut oil instead ghee butter here. Tofu is super absorbent and takes in creamy curry sauce with flavour from […]

Raw Veggie Fettuccine Alfredo. Vegan, GF recipe.

Raw Veggie Fettuccine Alfredo. Vegan, GF recipe.

I can not imagine my life without pasta. This is the reason why I got few extra kilos around my waist after the winter. This is don’t make me upset, I have pasta alternative for detox days. Zoodles (zucchini noodles), delicious and nutritious at the same time. Zucchini pasta has […]

Miso-Glazed Eggplant with Tahini sauce

Miso-Glazed Eggplant with Tahini sauce

I’m a big fan of Japanese food. About a year I studied Japanese cuisine with a real Japanese chef. Japanese looks very simple, but at the same time has many incredible umami ingredients and secrets that works like a real magic. I like that simplicity and elegance at the same […]

Savory pumpkin and couscous salad

Savory pumpkin and couscous salad

Nutty couscous, spicy sweet pumpkin, juicy orange and refreshing mint, and all melt in the mouth. Delicious and nutritious. This Moroccan style salad can be serve as breakfast, lunch or dessert. Kids love it for the sweet taste. It make this salad welcome for school lunch box too!

Indian style pan fried Cauliflower

Indian style pan fried Cauliflower

  Sometimes I have a question: What would such a light and wholesome to cook for dinner?  I take out of the fridge head of cauliflower specifically laid up for the occasion. I like to grab cauliflower (or pumpkin) from vegetable shop. And then keep it in my fridge for […]

Macrobiotic lunch bowl

Macrobiotic lunch bowl

Maybe you saw in my Instagram photos such a variety of lunch bowls with lots of ingredients – oven baked vegetables, legumes, greens, seeds and grains, drizzled with the sauce. This is good to know. This is not just a random ingredients from my storage. This is a food science! Really. […]

Brussel Sprouts and Israeli Couscous Warm Salad

Brussel Sprouts and Israeli Couscous Warm Salad

  You know, salad was the most hated food in my childhood, because It was so boring – just leafy greens, tomato and cucumber. My world changed when I moved to Asia and salad became my common food, because salad is a perfect light and nutritious food for tropical climate. […]

Pumpkin coconut healing soup

Pumpkin coconut healing soup

Have a cold or the flu? Try pumpkin healing soup to kick up your immune system and get healthy fast. Additionally, this soup is absolutely delicious. Sweet seasonal pumpkin, rich coconut cream, fragrant spices and fresh coriander leaves.Yum!

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 […]