Tag: healthy living in New Zealand

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.

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.

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 […]

Gado-gado. Balinese Warm Salad with Peanut Sauce Dressing. GF recipe.

As the cold weather swings around, we often find ourselves wishing for tropical empty white-sand beaches with a glass of delicious smoothie and bowl of exotic treats. Balinese food gets me excited every time I remember these days (and years) we have spent on the beautiful island. Gado-gado is an iconic […]

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.

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.

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, […]

Warm Confetti Potato Salad with Squid and Coconut Turmeric Dressing. GF recipe.

Let’s celebrate the Autumn harvest with this delicious gourmet potato salad. Just look at these colors. I love colorful dishes! Three color baby potato, poached baby squid, and sunshine coconut dressing, inspired by Indonesian cuisine. This delicious and healthy salad will leave you feeling satisfied and you’ll probably forget that you […]

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 favourite 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.

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 […]

Rustic Tomato Toast Video Recipe.

Simple pleasures. What can be better than summer ripe tomato on rustic garlic toast? Delicious! With a simple toast like this one, you want to use the best ingredients available to you👌

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.

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 […]