I just returned home from my trip to Italy and can’t wait to share something yummy with you. Zucchini Alla Scapece with Lemon Ricotta is a quick and easy appetiser dish which is amazing start of the meal. Sweet and tender zucchini cut into coins, lightly fried in garlic infused […]
How To Make The Juiciest Poached Chicken Breast + Bonus: Japanese-style chicken salad.
Japanese-style green salad with avocado, soft boiled egg and juicy poached chicken. Hope you will enjoy this quick and easy Japanese style salad. I like the simplicity of this salad and I always feel so good after eating it. This salad is a part of the yōshoku cuisine which means […]
Strawberry and Tomato Panzanella Salad
What can be better than a large bowl of juicy salad for lunch on warm days! Warmer days finally came to New Zealand, we really enjoy our bountiful fresh produce. And I found out that strawberry and tomato can play nice together. Try this combo! Panzanella is a traditional Tuscan […]
The Power of Miso Soup. + Hearty winter Vegetable Miso Soup Vegan Recipe
When traveling in Japan I noticed how widely a fermented food presented in Japanese cuisine. I also noticed that people in Japan love to eat, they eat a lot (I’m not surprised, the food in Japan is amazing), but stay healthy and fit. So what is the secret? I guess, […]
Homemade Ponzu Sauce
Ponzu sauce is a soy sauce based Japanese dipping sauce made with adding of yuzu juice, a famous Japanese citrus that smells divine. Serve Ponzu as dipping sauce for gyoza dumplings, or sashimi. Use it as dressing for beef tataki or seared tuna or salad. When you will try this […]
Soup of the Day: Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.
Timeless classic and a great winter warmer. Creamy dreamy and healthy broccoli soup. Both broccoli and blue cheese are strong flavors, but they mellow out in the soup, so don’t be afraid of this recipe! Broccoli is so nice and lush in autumn-winter time here in NZ, it became one […]
White Pizza with Pear, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto
This Gorgonzola and pear white pizza is loaded with Prosciutto, walnuts and kawa kawa apple jelly, this works! The combination is sweet and salty with the added creamy pungency of the cheese. Also, it gets a little peppery hit from kawa kawa and rocket. The taste is amazing!
30 Citrus recipes with lemon, orange, yuzu, mandarin, tangelo and lime.
Light and Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Waffles with Poppy Seeds. These lemon ricotta waffles are fluffy and tender with the delicate crunch of poppy seeds. There is no better dessert than tasty waffles drizzled with honey and lemon juice. Get the recipe here. 2. Blood orange crepes Suzette. Retro classic with […]
Koya-dofu (Freeze-dried Tofu) Simmered in a Sweet Dashi Stock. Vegan recipe.
Rehydrated freeze-dried tofu simmered in a sweet and rich in umami dashi stock. This dish is a feast of Japanese flavours and textures. Continuing my research on Japanese cuisine. Everyone knows sushi and ramen. But besides this, there are a huge number of less popular but absolutely delicious dishes in […]
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Nuts, Berries and Kawa Kawa Jelly.
Gooey, cheesy indulgence! This baked in puff pastry brie recipe is both super-easy and incredibly tasty, that’s the perfect dish to share with friends over the weekend. Serve it warm with a glass of fruity red wine. Enjoy.
Purple kumara and cauliflower cream soup
This colourful thick and creamy vegetable soup served with crispy BBQ corn nibbles will become your new favourite soup! It’s the perfect blend of light and easy when you want a quick, hearty meal.
Baked Ginger Chicken wings with Kamo Kamo Pickle.
Crispy, sweet and spicy Asian chicken wings are perfect party fare! They’ re marinated to be extra tasty and juicy then baked in the oven until caramelized and crispy. Serve it with sweet and sour Kamo Kamo pickle and a glass of chilled Asian beer.
Blue Cheese and Pear Crostini
Blue cheese and pear crostini is an easy appetizer ready in 20 minutes. The pear slice and a dollop of peppery kawa kawa jelly are the perfect complement for the blue cheese and toasted baguette slice. This simple crostini appetizer is amazingly delicious when paired with Riesling wine.
Easy Kimchi and Mushroom Pork Dumplings
Everything you need to know about making dumplings, that it’s easier than you might think. These Korean-style dumplings filled with a kimchi, shiitake mushrooms and pork are absolutely delicious. They are spicy, sweet and savoury – it’s the perfect balance of flavour. Kimchi is a true expression of the complexity […]
Gourmet open sandwich ideas.
Happy to share with you, guys, my three favourite open-faced sandwich recipes. Take your sandwich to the next level.
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 […]
Middle Eastern-Style Eggplant with Tahini-Yoghurt Dressing. Vegetarian, GF recipe.
Enjoy the flavours of the Middle East. Smokey meaty grilled eggplant, pre-marinated with Harissa and preserved lemon, served with creamy tahini-yoghurt dressing, vegetable salad, pomegranate, and fresh aromatic herbs. Seriously delicious! This recipe is a simple way to turn eggplant from a plain vegetable to a delicious and nutritious dish. […]
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 your nearest farmers’ market. Crunchy baby cucumbers, peppery and juicy radishes, sweet snow peas. What is a better way to celebrate summer’s harvest than with this epic display? Labneh cheese, olives, […]
Eat the Rainbow. 10 Insanely Colorful Dishes Made Using natural Homemade Food Coloring.
I’m obsessed with natural food coloring for many years. We lived in Bali these days when I got this inspiration for food coloring. I remember it was a hot lazy day, I’m looked for something refreshing and got stuck near local warung (street food stall) where old lady served tropical […]
Tomatoes-confit Avocado Toast.
I have a relaxed weekend with lots of sleep, a healthy smoothie, avo toast and a bit of yoga. Just because we need to pamper yourself sometimes! How do you pamper yourself this weekend? ???????????????Tomatoes-confit Avocado Toast Recipe: Preheat the oven up to 150C. Place cherry tomatoes on the baking […]