Tag: healthy living in New Zealand

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, […]