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 […]
No Japanese table is not completed without tsukemono or Japanese lactic-acid fermented vegetables (pickles). In Japanese culture, everything has its own place and purpose. Pickled vegetables are rich in probiotic cultures that promote digestive health (check my previous posts with the secrets of a Japanese healthy diet). Pickled daikon is […]
Thick and silky smooth udon noodles and beef mince, stir fried in kimchi butter sauce, topped with runny yolk saucy egg and spring onion.This dish is full of umami flavour and it only takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish!
Eating Ethiopian food is an absolutely amazing experience, one that is best shared with friends and family. Tear off a piece of injera, scoop up some flavourful Doro Wat curry, and enjoy! Injera is a large spongy sour crepe, a staple of Ethiopian cuisine, it can be served with any dish […]
Kiwi classic salad with a twist. This simple but sensational sauerkraut potato salad with delicious homemade vegan mayo will really add a wow factor to your BBQ season. And with the sauerkraut, it becomes a fabulous fermented probiotic side dish that’s equal parts healthy and delicious.
Homemade sourdough pizza dough packed with smoky hearty chorizo and sauerkraut stew. Sourdough, chorizo and sauerkraut are all products of fermentation, and foods are full of umami. So these pies are the ultimate combo. Sourdough is a mixture of flour and water inhabited by a symbiosis of Lactic acid bacteria […]
Hope you will enjoy this vibrant, delicious and nutritious green soup in a Peruvian style with a little twist. Yuzu Kosho will put the taste of the dish to the next level. Traditionally this soup is made with fresh green Peruvian chilli, but I really like my new version with […]
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 […]
Yuzu Kosho is a hot and citrusy fermented Japanese condiment made with fresh yuzu citrus zest, green chilli peppers, and salt. After years of exploring Asian food, I didn’t think I would get surprised by anything so much, but I did! A few months ago my friend Neville sent me […]
Are you familiar with hoshigaki, shockingly delicious, melting in your mouth amber coloured air-dried persimmon with a caramel flavour? These labour-intensive Japanese sweets made from peeled persimmon fruits hanged on strings and air-dried during the winter. The fruits are massaged during the drying process, it gives absolutely amazing mellow gelatinous […]
This warming sauerkraut stew with chorizo and vegetables makes a great winter supper. Smoky chorizo and fermented sauerkraut put the taste of this hearty vegetable stew to the next level. This is our family recipe, my grandma often cooked this stew for me when I was a child. This is her […]
A nice twist on boring old rice. Try this healthy and delicious recipe inspired the Mexican dish ‘arroz verde’. Serve it as a side dish for family dinner. Or enjoy as a soothing meal after a big party. Living Goodness freeze-dried Heart Beet Kraut is extremely rich in probiotics to […]
There’s nothing like pan-fried fish – slightly crusty outside and perfectly flaky inside, it’s a mouth-watering meal. Umami-rich Freeze-dried kimchi seasoning will take this dish to the next level. Serve the fish with juicy Asian-style broccoli mango-lime slaw.
When one door closes, another opens… I haven’t been bored for a single day in lock down, because this is a great opportunity to learn more about fermentation processes. And improve your health. Fermented foods are rich in probiotic bacteria so by consuming fermented foods you are adding beneficial bacteria […]
Continuing my sourdough adventures.I got a lot of sourdough discard this week. Another bonus of sourdough bread making, you can use the discarded sourdough starter for making these sourdoughs waffles. The best waffles I ever tried. Really! These sourdough waffles are crispy outside and super fluffy inside with lots of […]
You can call it “Hangover Gazpacho soup” or “Savoury green smoothie” or “Probiotic Immunity Booster” or “Refreshing chilled summer soup”. You decide. The sweetness of the melon, the freshness of the cucumber, the acidic of the lime and the umami of kimchi creates this amazing flavour combination. This delicious savoury […]
Try this sophisticated Japanese-style skewered salmon, drizzled with homemade salty-sweet teriyaki sauce. Salmon skewers taste is the best when it made on a hot barbecue, but you can also use a grill pan. Serve it over rice with edamame beans, sweet and sour wasabi vegetables and wakame kraut. Incredibly flavourful […]
This succulent cut of meat lives up to its name, tenderloin because it is just exactly that – so incredibly tender when cooked right! Glazed pork perfectly paired with a tangy kraut and lemony kale. This makes a delicious and healthy dish.
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 […]
Hope you already have seen my post about young green ume and experience with Umeshu. Ripened ume has an amazingly sweet fragrance that is more fragrant than young ume. The ume fruit is more sour than the Western plum or apricot and is usually processed in various ways before eaten. […]