Gluten Free

Amazuzuke. Quick Vinegar Japanese-style Pickles

During the chilly part of the year I usually have a craving for pickled vegetables rather than a fresh salads. The sweet and sour pickles work great with winter fatty and hearty dishes. Additionally, lactic acid fermented vegetables are rich in probiotic and enzymes and helps to improve our digestion […]

 

Chicken Sausage, Beluga Lentil and Capsicum Stew

Have you ever tried chicken sausages? I noticed that there are a lot of new brands of chicken sausages on market. We live in a very interesting time, when our food shops look like huge temples where you can be lost easily. This is great that we have a choice […]

 

Millet, Pumpkin and Sultana Porridge. GF, Vegan Recipe

What could be better than a bowl of delicious and nutritious warm porridge when you wake up in chilly winter morning. I have a collection of porridge recipes created especially as winter warmer. I like variety in good and prefer seasonal ingredients. Variety is the point, we have to get […]

 

Potato and Sauerkraut Salad. + Vegan mayonnaise recipe. Vegan, GF.

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.  

 

Autumn sun. Pumpkin Polenta Ricotta Cake. Gluten-free.

A nice and cosy autumn cake that warms the cockles of our heart. This is my daughter’s favorite cake. She loves to eat it for breakfast, I love to prepare it in evening before, it’s so quick and easy. The recipe was born many years ago and has been inspired […]

 

Yuzu Kosho. Spicy Funky Japanese Condiment.

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 […]

 

Green rice with probiotic Heart Beet Kraut seasoning

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 […]

 

Healthy spiced pumpkin oatmeal pancakes with ginger honey.

Nothing says “morning” like homemade pancakes for breakfast. These warming spiced pumpkin oatmeal pancakes are probably the healthiest pancake recipe I’ve ever made! Making them is easier than you think.  Serve pancakes with smooth and creamy white clover honey with ginger. TranzAlpineHoney has teamed up their organic NZ white clover […]

 

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.  

 

Kitchari. Ayurvedic Healing and Nourishing Porridge.

Kitchari is a one-pot dish made from white basmati rice, yellow split mung beans, ghee butter, vegetables and digestive spices that are traditionally used in Ayurveda to balance the digestion and gently detoxify, whilst nourishing all the tissues of your body. Kitchari is also known as an incredibly healing Ayurvedic […]

 

Homemade Umeboshi (Japanese pickled plum). Umeboshi Onigiri.

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. […]

 

Cumin, Quinoa and Broccoli Salad with Yoghurt Dressing.

Toasted and freshly ground cumin seeds gives to this green salad a warm depth of the flavour. A low fat and refreshing dressing based on Greek yoghurt goes well with broccoli, quinoa and cumin. Acidic yoghurt is the secret weapon for flavours, it makes the taste richer and brings the […]

 

Kuku Sabzi: Persian-style Herb Frittata.

This Persian oven-baked green frittata (or omelette) is made from aromatic herbs. This dish is bright and fresh in both colour and flavour. Serve it for breakfast or lunch with a dollop of garlic yoghurt and pomegranate seeds. Our garden is completely covered in flowers, greens and fragrant herbs. Growing […]