Tag: healthy living in New Zealand

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 […]

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 […]