Winter weather can be nasty in Auckland but proper food always makes it better. Some dishes like this chicken, ginger and mushroom congee porridge will make you feel good even in stormy weather. Congee is a classic Chinese breakfast dish. It is also a staple in many other countries, including […]
Nikujaga (Japanese beef and potato stew)
Nikujaga is a typical home-cooked winter dish that Japanese moms and grandmas cook for their children. And it feels definitely like a mom’s hug. And will make your winter comfortable and warm. Nikujaga (lit. ‘meat [and] potatoes’) is a typical yōshoku dishes, Western-influenced cooking which originated during the Meiji Restoration. […]
Juicy Bunless Mediterranean Chicken and Mushroom Burger. Keto, GF Recipe.
Put your burger to the next level. Make it juicy, light but gourmet. Such a great spring low carb meal. Sun-dried tomatoes, olives and capers add extra flavour and nutrition. The zingy green sauce Salsa verde will bring all the ingredients together and turn it to a delicious dish. To […]
Sauteed Cavolo Nero, Chorizo and Egg on Toast
Quick and easy meal that can be done in minutes. Cavolo Nero season is in full swing now. Cavolo Nero is a rich in fibre and good for health because it packed with nutrition in every bite. My neighbour Greg grows organic produce in his urban garden. I really impressed […]
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 […]
A comforting winter lamb curry which bursts into flavours of rich warming spices. The key to making a great curry are the freshest whole spices, as fresh as you can find. Layering is another secret of good curry, adding the spices a few times during the cooking you will get […]
Black Pepper Beef Stir Fry
This easy black pepper beef stir fry is incredibly flavourful and easy! Chinese beef in black pepper sauce is a real guilty pleasure and takes less time than to pick up your order from the nearest takeaway shop. Beef stir-fried in black pepper sauce is a typical Cantonese cuisine. Beautifully […]
Kimchi Udon Noodle Stir Fry
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!
Taste of Ethiopia: Sourdough Injera and Doro Wat
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 […]
Mediterranean-style beef meatballs.
Have you tried Mediterranean-style meatballs yet? These meatballs are extra juicy and super delicious with great Mamia’s sauce flavours. All swimming in a rich and wonderful sauce that everyone can make in minutes. Addition of three veg, golden Kiwi rule, makes this dish especially delicious. Serve meatballs with toasted Turkish […]
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 […]
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 […]
Soup of the day: Lamb meatball, butternut pumpkin, bulgur and chickpea soup.
When the temperature has dropped down significantly what could be better than a warming bowl of aromatic and hearty homemade soup. This soup, inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, is a perfect pairing of the sweetness of butternut squash, nuttiness of bulgur and chickpea, and lamb meatballs, that is a key […]
Saffron couscous with chicken, chorizo, cherry tomatoes, and horopito lemon sauce
Winner winner chicken dinner. Meaty chicken thighs and smoky chorizo combined with flavourful saffron couscous to make a hearty one-pot meal. Chicken thigh meat remains juicier than breasts. Serve this dish with a dollop of creamy horopito and lemon sauce. The sauce makes the taste of this dish especially delicious. […]
Sauerkraut and Chorizo Stew. Potatoes Fried with Caraway Seeds and Onion.
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 […]
Next-level Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde and Vegetables
This grilled skirt steak with veggies and salsa verde is elegant, but an easy, holiday recipe. This recipe is one of my favourite family dinners recipe for the holiday, I cook it for years. Hope you already have tried the steak sandwich recipe, I created it for my friends from […]
Apricot glazed pork tenderloin with sauerkraut and kale salad.
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.
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.
How to make the best chicken broth.
Just a cup of beautiful chicken broth. Did you know that bone broth is awesome because it’s one of the best things you can eat to boost your immune system? This is also my skincare secret and super powerful joints supplement. Collagen and gelatin are the most abundant protein in […]
Lamb Kebabs on Rosemary Skewers. Quick and easy Barbecue dinner.
Quick and easy Barbecue dinner. It’s no secret that summer is the perfect time to break out the barbecue and get your grill on. Lamb kebabs on rosemary skewers, charred sweet capsicum, juicy asparagus and zucchini, smoky pita bread, and garlic yoghurt. Best served with homemade flatbread! Our rosemary bushes […]