Gluten Free

Pretty Breakfast Taco. GF recipe.

Add more colors into your life with this colorful, healthy and delicious tacos. Homemade pink corn tortillas, tender and creamy scrambled eggs, melting in your mouth seasonal avocado, salty feta cheese, and refreshing vegetable salsa. The perfect meal for lazy weekend brunch. And so romantic! If you are not tolerant […]

 

Buckwheat Risotto with Watercress Pesto and Pistachios. GF recipe.

Spring is full of inspiration as new flowers bloom and the views become more green. Almost all my lunches and dinners have become green too. Fresh spring herbs and veggies smell fantastic. I really enjoy peppery watercress, flat leaf parsley, aromatic basil, and tender asparagus. This recipe combines two of […]

 

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 […]

 

Indonesian-style Fried Rice Nasi Goreng with Egg, Turmeric Tofu Skewers, and Quick Pickles. Vegetarian recipe

Nasi Goreng is the popular Indonesian fried rice cooked with a few vegetables for a healthy quick bite and traditionally served with a fried egg, crispy shallots, and quick-pickled vegetables (Acar).  Try this incredible vegetarian Nasi Goreng variation, made using rich in the antioxidant Bishokudo Rice and served with delicious […]

 

Charred Vegetable Salad with Pesto and Cashew Nuts. GF recipe.

Stay warm with this smoky vegetable warm salad. Grilled zucchini, sweet carrot and crispy broccoli, charred outside and firm inside is perfectly paired with fresh basil pesto and toasted cashews. The delicious and nutritious salad can be served any season. Most likely, you already know how much I like Pesto […]

 

New Zealand Root Vegetables and Herb-infused Oil for The Perfect Vegetable Sunday Roast. Vegan, GF recipe.

Just look at these absolutely delicious New Zealand root vegetables (and butternut squash😜) that I prepared for Sunday roast. Sweet kumara, crispy swede, lemony oca (NZ yams), nutty parsnip, baby carrots, peppery kohlrabi and creamy butternut squash. I like to combine all these wonderful vegetables for perfect winter roast. Different […]

 

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 […]

 

Strawberry and Rhubarb Parfait. Vegan, GF recipe.

I grabbed a bunch of rhubarb in a vege shop recently. It’s winter in New Zealand now. This is a great time for a juicy delicious rhubarb. But unfortunately, not the season for strawberries, and spring is so far away. Thanks to the local farmers who took care about us and froze […]

 

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 […]

 

Gado-gado. Balinese Warm Salad with Peanut Sauce Dressing. GF recipe.

As the cold weather swings around, we often find ourselves wishing for tropical empty white-sand beaches with a glass of delicious smoothie and bowl of exotic treats. Balinese food gets me excited every time I remember these days (and years) we have spent on the beautiful island. Gado-gado is an iconic […]

 

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 favourite seasonal vegetables and mushrooms. Cauliflower, zucchini, Asian eggplant, long beans, mung bean sprouts or broccolini work great in this recipe.