Tag: healthy living in New Zealand

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 these 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 […]