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How to make labneh cheese from scratch.

How to make labneh cheese from scratch.

Bring a little sunshine into your weekend with this delicious labneh breakfast served with fresh berries, natural New Zealand honey, nuts, and edible flowers. Thick, tart, and creamy, this yogurt-like cheese, can be used for both savory and sweet dishes. A few months ago I shared the recipe of Mediterranean-style […]

HelloFresh for a bu​s​y mom.

HelloFresh for a bu​s​y mom.

I’d like to share with you my experience with HelloFresh, a new meal kit service. A few months ago my friend recommended me to try HelloFresh, he knows me and how much I love fresh food. HelloFresh delivers a box full of simply delicious dinners right to your door. There […]

Smoky Vegetable Salad with Spicy Chicken. GF recipe.

Smoky Vegetable Salad with Spicy Chicken. GF recipe.

Enjoy this delicious summer salad bursting with flavors of the Middle East and Ethiopia. Smoky tender char-grilled vegetables, nutty chickpea, perfumed preserved lemon, and fragrant herbs. The salad served with a super tender grilled chicken breast, pre-marinated in spicy Ethiopian Mamia’s sauce. Chickpea. A few months ago I had a […]

Ricotta, Preserved Lemon, and Zucchini Sourdough Toast.

Ricotta, Preserved Lemon, and Zucchini Sourdough Toast.

Just returned from Sydney. And yes, we had blast! Sydney is a food paradise, or rather healthy food paradise. Mountains of delicious fresh salads in the cafe cabinet, luscious smoothie bowls, finest seafood on seafood markets, sweet and juicy fruits (cheap lychee, xoxo). Vegetarian food is everywhere, and all our […]

Limoncello Panna Cotta with Burnt Lemon Syrup (gelatine-free recipe)

Limoncello Panna Cotta with Burnt Lemon Syrup (gelatine-free recipe)

Enjoy this refreshing summer dessert. Limoncello works beautifully in desserts, creating a bright, summery citrus flavour. Limoncello is a sweet Italian liqueur with fresh lemon, citrus flavour that is well balanced between sweetness and alcohol. Panna cotta, a molded chilled dessert popular throughout Italy, is easy to make and can […]

Italian Plum Almond Cake. Dairy-free recipe.

Italian Plum Almond Cake. Dairy-free recipe.

Super moist and fluffy plum cake with a crunchy almond top. It’s fast, easy, dairy-free, and most importantly – delicious! This Italian cake recipe is yummy and has been a favorite in our family for years. My secret ingredient in this version of plum cake is almond extract. A good splash […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get Free My First E-Book “10 Quick and Easy Delicious Salads”

Get Free My First E-Book “10 Quick and Easy Delicious Salads”

In this book you can find some tricks, that can help to turn a simple vegetable salad into delicious nutritious lunch or even dinner. Salads are girl`s best friends! This book is free for my Subscribers. You can get it from here: [emaillocker]GET BOOK HERE (CLICK) [/emaillocker] Save СохранитьСохранить

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 […]

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 […]

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!