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How to make labneh cheese from scratch.

How to make labneh cheese from scratch.

Bring a little sunshine into your weekend with this delicious labneh breakfast served with fresh berries, natural New Zealand honey, nuts, and edible flowers. Thick, tart, and creamy, this yogurt-like cheese, can be used for both savory and sweet dishes. A few months ago I shared the recipe of Mediterranean-style […]

Melon and Cucumber Gazpacho. Vegan recipe.

Melon and Cucumber Gazpacho. Vegan recipe.

During the hot days of summer, there’s no better way to cool off than with a refreshing bowl of melon and cucumber gazpacho. The recipe is super easy!Blitz in the blender: 1 small melon (peeled, seeded, chopped), 1/2 of telegraph cucumber (seeded, chopped), 2 tablespoons chopped red onion, a few […]

Smoky Vegetable Salad with Spicy Chicken. GF recipe.

Smoky Vegetable Salad with Spicy Chicken. GF recipe.

Enjoy this delicious summer salad bursting with flavors of the Middle East and Ethiopia. Smoky tender char-grilled vegetables, nutty chickpea, perfumed preserved lemon, and fragrant herbs. The salad served with a super tender grilled chicken breast, pre-marinated in spicy Ethiopian Mamia’s sauce. Chickpea. A few months ago I had a […]

Ricotta, Preserved Lemon, and Zucchini Sourdough Toast.

Ricotta, Preserved Lemon, and Zucchini Sourdough Toast.

Just returned from Sydney. And yes, we had blast! Sydney is a food paradise, or rather healthy food paradise. Mountains of delicious fresh salads in the cafe cabinet, luscious smoothie bowls, finest seafood on seafood markets, sweet and juicy fruits (cheap lychee, xoxo). Vegetarian food is everywhere, and all our […]

Limoncello Panna Cotta with Burnt Lemon Syrup (gelatine-free recipe)

Limoncello Panna Cotta with Burnt Lemon Syrup (gelatine-free recipe)

Enjoy this refreshing summer dessert. Limoncello works beautifully in desserts, creating a bright, summery citrus flavour. Limoncello is a sweet Italian liqueur with fresh lemon, citrus flavour that is well balanced between sweetness and alcohol. Panna cotta, a molded chilled dessert popular throughout Italy, is easy to make and can […]

Mind-blowing Summer dessert that takes less than 10 minutes.

Mind-blowing Summer dessert that takes less than 10 minutes.

Mind-blowing summer dessert that take less than 10 minutes. Don’t miss a chance to indulge your family with this delicious classic dessert. Cut the strawberries, drizzle with honey/syrup or sprinkle with a little powdered sugar. Drizzle with some good quality balsamic vinegar ( real Modena balsamic is so good👌) and marinate […]

Mediterranean-style Summer Platter. Homemade Labneh Cheese.

Mediterranean-style Summer Platter. Homemade Labneh Cheese.

As any chef will 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, […]

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 […]