Welcome to Crazy Cucumber! My Healthy Food Blog. My name is Leno and I`m creator and author of blog crazy-cucumber.com. In this project you’ll find some of my experiments with amazing food ingredients and my culinary research. Cooking is my passion!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are you looking for a fun and festive cookie? Everyone will enjoy these textured and delicious chocolate cookie filled with melting in the mouth mint cream and packed in the thick chocolate layer. This is refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan sweets. I used dates, rice syrup and chocolate chips with stevia.
Dutch Baby, also known as a German pancake, is a large pancake with amazing texture, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, airy and puffy. This texture reminds me choux dough in a simpler version. Dutch baby is best served for breakfast topped with melted butter, lemon juice, and icing […]
A fabulous Italian dessert is given a vegan update with same deliciously creamy texture and deep vanilla flavors. Vanilla Panna Cotta best served with raspberry coulis. I learned about the agar-agar when I lived in Asia. You will never meet the gelatin in the Indonesian traditional cuisine, only agar. Properties […]
When Japan meets France. Enjoy a mouth-watering emerald color coconut matcha tart, sweet and creamy with a tad of bitterness of chocolate and green tea. Delicious!
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 […]
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 […]
A classic favorite is given a vegan update with same deliciously texture and deep caramel flavor. I like the nuts in it and the caramel that melts in your mouth. It is absolutely the best candy in the whole entire world. Guys if you have not tried it try it right now. I […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Avocado back in full swing this year. It`s time to enjoy perfectly ripe avo every day. I like it even in desserts. You will be surprised how delicious avocado paired with chocolate in desserts. Avocados are naturally nutrient-dense and contain around 20 vitamins and minerals. His benefits also include protecting your […]
Spring has come to New Zealand and knocking at the door! I feel it. No more cravings for heavy winter food, I eat smoothies for breakfast again and very glad! The best way to kick-start the morning is to drink a big jar of cleansing green smoothie. Or create fancy smoothie […]
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. European rye breads tend to be dense, sour, somewhat moist, and earthy in flavor. Rye bread […]
Dark green leafy vegetables are nutritional powerhouses filled with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. They are rich in chlorophyll, which alkalinizes the blood, and fiber, which keeps the colon healthy.Nutritionists recommend eating one-half cup of green leafy vegetables each day to prevent nutrient deficiencies and serious illnesses. There are many varieties […]
Stay young, be healthy and happy with Superfood green smoothie, extremely rich in vitamins. Thick, creamy and delicious. The best way to kick-start the morning!
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 […]
Panna Cotta a molded chilled dessert popular throughout Italy, is easy to make and can be prepared in advance. It looks and tastes wonderful with ripe fruits such as mango, passion fruit, raspberries, strawberries, or sweet cherries. And even with chocolate, caramel and coffee sauce, topped with coconut whipped cream. […]
Pink-fleshed pitaya, fruit is also known as dragonfruit is a pure inspiration for me. I love his fresh taste and amazing color. Hope, you already checked my recipes Deliciously and Easy Pitaya Smoothie and Pitaya cashew cream with chocolate granola. Today I`d like to share with you one more amazing […]
Autumn coming to New Zealand. And it’s time to grab some last peaches. That inspired me to make the last summer dessert. I will miss you, summer! Don’t go away.
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!
Enjoy these super moist and rich chocolate brownie bites with sweet potato base. Healthy and delicious dessert.
Hey, Chocolate lovers! Hurry up to try my new Almond cookie with peanut butter filling coated dark chocolate. Recipe below.
Superfood babies. Crunchy coconut almond base, chocolate silky cream, and sweet cherry pieces.
Citrus and rum truffles, melting in the mouth vegan organic sweets