Vegan recipes

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 […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal. Vegan recipe.

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal. Vegan recipe.

Porridge is the best thing about living in a cold climate, it’s the ultimate bowl of warm and healthy goodness! This strawberry rhubarb oatmeal packed with superfood is the perfect way to start your winter day. I combined all my favorite superfoods in this recipe – nutrient-packed chia seeds, rich […]

Feijoa and Passion Fruit Galette. Vegan recipe.

Feijoa and Passion Fruit Galette. Vegan recipe.

A galette is a French pastry similar to a tart or a pie, it’s essentially pastry dough wrapped over a filling made from fruit and sugar. Try this healthy, incredibly rich galette full of healthy fats and whole ingredients. You can make it with any seasonal fruit, such as strawberry, […]

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, […]

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 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).

Strawberry and Sorrel Galette. Vegan Recipe.

Strawberry and Sorrel Galette. Vegan Recipe.

Hello, summer and berry pies! For a cool and refreshing summer treat, try this healthy vegan galette recipe. As delicious and impressive as pie, but half the work. This strawberry and sorrel galette is the easiest summer dessert.  I added zingy sorrel in my recipe instead of a rhubarb. It works […]

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 […]

5-Minute Berry Nana Ice Cream. Vegan Recipe

5-Minute Berry Nana Ice Cream. Vegan Recipe

The long-awaited strawberry season is here! Enjoy this light and creamy berry dessert. I love to eat this ice cream for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The natural sweetness of banana is a perfect match with berries. Play around the recipe, try adding more berries to get a sorbet-like texture. Or […]

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, […]

Tofu Scramble Toast with Avocado and Sauer Kraut. Vegan Recipe.

Tofu Scramble Toast with Avocado and Sauer Kraut. Vegan Recipe.

Warm browned toast covered with scrambled tofu that melting in your mouth, creamy avocado, and tangy Living Goodness Heart Beet Kraut. Delicious and full of protein breakfast rich in vitamins and probiotic. How to make perfect scrambled eggs without eggs? Just use silken tofu instead of eggs. Silken tofu has a very similar […]

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 […]

Tropical Chia Pudding

Tropical Chia Pudding

The school year has begun and I started looking for new ideas and recipes for my daughter’s breakfast and lunch box. My goal was to create something healthy and delicious. Latest visit to the nearest Vege shop with beautiful seasonal fruits inspired me for this tropical twist. Сhia pudding is absolutely delicious and […]

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. […]

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 […]

Frozen Chocolate Banana Fudge

Frozen Chocolate Banana Fudge

What helps us to cool down on a hot summer day? Ice cream, of course! Or chocolate banana fudge straight from the freezer. It`s hard to believe there are just four main ingredients. Simple. Faultless. Devastatingly delicious. This is a vegan version of the dessert without eggs and milk. СохранитьСохранить

Kiwi Fruit Popsicles. Recipe and Video.

Kiwi Fruit Popsicles. Recipe and Video.

Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than fresh-from-the-freezer ice pops. Kiwifruit Pops are a fun and delicious way to enjoy fruit. Ideal for parties! Super easy to make and healthy treat. I am seriously concerned how many sugar our children eat during the Christmas holidays. I recently visited several children’s parties where […]

Fancy Spring Rolls. Recipe and Video.

Fancy Spring Rolls. Recipe and Video.

It’s summer—that amazing time of year when fresh produce abounds. I love that there’s an abundance of fresh, delicious and healthy choices. Better yet: many of summer’s fruits and vegetables are brimming with secret health benefits. I grabbed some amazing fresh produce from farmers market and decide to make refreshing […]

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 […]

Low in Sugar Raspberry Chia Jam. Recipe and Video.

Low in Sugar Raspberry Chia Jam. Recipe and Video.

I love so much toast with jam and coffee for breakfast. But always prefer something healthier with less sugar. Jams are full of sugar because It`s impossible to make right consistency without a large amount of sugar and pectin. Great thanks to chefs who like innovations! We have a new […]

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 […]

Miso Ramen Soup

Miso Ramen Soup

Treat your taste buds to umami flavor of Japanese miso ramen soup. A classic favorite is given a plant-based update with a deep tangy flavour of the light delicious broth. Just add some green vegetables. This is my favorite healthy option. Green vegetables are nutritional powerhouses filled with vitamins, minerals, and […]

Fennel, Oca and Kolrabi Spring Salad

Fennel, Oca and Kolrabi Spring Salad

Signs of spring are all around. My favorite time of the year when garden vibrant and full of new season herbs and flowers. This is the time for inspiration and for experiments with new ingredients. Today I will show you how to prepare light spring salad with crispy oca, fragrant fennel, and […]

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 […]

Magic of Fermentation: Sauerkraut

Magic of Fermentation: Sauerkraut

Lacto-fermented foods are commonly found in cultures throughout the world – sauerkraut and kimchi, kombucha, yoghurt, kefir sourdough bread and more. This is foods that have been through a process of lactofermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. This process preserves […]

Coconut Berry Breakfast Bowl

Coconut Berry Breakfast Bowl

What are your plans for the weekend? I’m going to spend it with my family. We will start with a delicious and nutritious Saturday breakfast. Surprise your beloved ones this weekend. It`s easy. All you need is berries, bananas, coconut yoghurt and some inspiration! Sprinkle your smoothie bowl with muesli, granola or puffed grains, […]

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 […]

Superfood Porridge with Berry compote and Cream

Superfood Porridge with Berry compote and Cream

  Perfect porridge for a healthy way to start the day. This nutritious, filling breakfast will definitely keep you going until lunchtime. For this recipe I gathered all my favorite superfoods. Full of healthy ingredients this brilliant porridge uses nutrient-packed chia seeds, rich in fiber old fashioned rolled oats, protein […]

Eggplant Bruschetta on Rye

Eggplant Bruschetta on Rye

Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer which generally begins with toasty artisan bread, olive oil and garlic. A hearty and satisfying recipe! I chose the homemade rye sourdough bread here. Eggplant and rye bread – the perfect combination.

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!

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Quick and Easy Kiwi style Breakfast. Recipe and Video.

  Rye bread toast, Marmite, avocado and chili flakes – great combination and absolutely delicious! Rye sourdough bread is one of my favorite. You may say “Because you are originally from Russia”. And this is absolutely right. This kind of bread very popular in Russia and all around Europe. Here in […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Sexy salad

Sexy salad

Did you try already balinese giant pomelo fruit, called Jeruk Bali? The flavor is like a mild grapefruit – not as bitter, not as sour but definitely reminds you of grapefruit.  Pomelo is a type of citrus fruit that is native to South and SouthEast Asia.  It’s the biggest of […]

Pitaya cashew cream and chocolate granola

Pitaya cashew cream and chocolate granola

Enjoy tasty and healthy breakfast. Besides pitaya season is in full swing. Pitaya  (Dragon fruit, or Naga buah – bahasa Indonesia) a tropical fruit native of Central America, is the fruit of a huge cactus, which has become very popular in the South – East Asia . Pitaya surprisingly rich […]