Tag: healthy living in New Zealand

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 […]

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. […]

Gourmet toast – Fancy toast ideas.

Gourmet toast – Fancy toast ideas.

Number one: Danish creamy blue cheese, caramelized bosc pear, balsamic onion relish, pink peppercorns. Number two: cream cheese, caramelized persimmon, pomegranate, chopped pistachio. Delicious! Choose the best sourdough bread for your toast. By eating a high-quality grain, in moderation we can enjoy bread in a healthy way. Using a toaster […]

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 […]

Blue Cheese, Pear and Date Pizza. Vegetarian recipe.

Blue Cheese, Pear and Date Pizza. Vegetarian recipe.

Blue cheese. Yay or Nay? It is one of those things that people usually love or hate. Its smell is often strong and very distinct in flavour with a sharp saltiness, if you’ve tried blue cheese you won’t forget it. But the intensity and texture can vary much between what […]

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.

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, […]

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 […]

Moscato and Berries Summer Sangria. Valentine`s day recipe.

Moscato and Berries Summer Sangria. Valentine`s day recipe.

Happy Valentine’s day❤ Celebrate this special day with a glass of delicious berry Sangria. Sangria is the fresh fruit wine cocktail with roots firmly planted in Spain. But I like to make my Sangria with white Italian Moscato wine. Sweet Moscato and sour berries is a very well balanced combination. […]

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 […]

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).

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]