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Christmas Dinner: Parchment Baked Cod with Bulgur, Beurre Blanc Sauce and Fennel Salad.

Christmas Dinner: Parchment Baked Cod with Bulgur, Beurre Blanc Sauce and Fennel Salad.

http://tomcarter.co.uk/edition-pieterjan-ginkels-2013-s-p-a-m-print-series/ Gather your family and enjoy the festive fun. This delicious Christmas dinner will make your stomach and your heart happy.  The delicate flavour of cod is wonderfully paired with lemon bulgur, velvety warm butter sauce, and fennel salad. I never published so complicated recipes before, where several dishes are paired […]

Mediterranean-style Summer Platter. Homemade Labneh Cheese.

Mediterranean-style Summer Platter. Homemade Labneh Cheese.

Every chef may tell you, nothing beats seasonal local fresh produce. Spring/summer is the best time to visit the nearest farmers’ market. Crunchy baby cucumbers, peppery and juicy radishes, sweet snow peas. What better way to celebrate summer’s harvest than with this epic display? Labneh cheese, olives, fresh veggies, olive […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frozen Chocolate Banana Fudge

Frozen Chocolate Banana Fudge

What helps us to cool down on a hot summer day? Ice cream, of course! Or chocolate banana fudge straight from the freezer. It`s hard to believe there are just four main ingredients. Simple. Faultless. Devastatingly delicious. This is a vegan version of the dessert without eggs and milk. СохранитьСохранить

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, […]

Spinach and Tofu Green Curry. Recipe and Video.

Spinach and Tofu Green Curry. Recipe and Video.

This dish is my own version of famous Indian (Punjabi) curry is prepared by cooking shallow fried paneer cheese cubes in a spinach gravy. I use firm tofu instead paneer cheese and coconut oil instead ghee butter here. Tofu is super absorbent and takes in creamy curry sauce with flavour from […]

Fennel, Oca and Kolrabi Spring Salad

Fennel, Oca and Kolrabi Spring Salad

Signs of spring are all around. My favorite time of the year when garden vibrant and full of new season herbs and flowers. This is the time for inspiration and for experiments with new ingredients. Today I will show you how to prepare light spring salad with crispy oca, fragrant fennel, and […]

Raw Veggie Fettuccine Alfredo. Vegan, GF recipe.

Raw Veggie Fettuccine Alfredo. Vegan, GF recipe.

I can not imagine my life without pasta. This is the reason why I got few extra kilos around my waist after the winter. This is don’t make me upset, I have pasta alternative for detox days. Zoodles (zucchini noodles), delicious and nutritious at the same time. Zucchini pasta has […]