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 […]
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 […]
I totally forgot to mention in my previous pasta recipes posts that pasta is the best served with a leafy salad. If pasta is fuel for you, salad is oil for your engine. Your Ferrari won’t drive without oil! This is one of the favorite salads in our family. Bitter […]
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 […]
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.
It’s fruity like rhubarb, tarty like lemon and green like spinach. Spring sorrel has an absolutely amazing complex flavour. And it’s wonderful pairing for fatty salmon and avocado. Salmon-sorrel combo was invented by legendary nouvelle cuisine pioneer Pierre Troisgros. His famous recipe “Salmon in sorrel sauce” now became a classic. I […]
Fresh and light Asian salad bursting with flavours. The perfect meal for spring reset. Juicy lemongrass chicken makes this salad delicious and nutritious same time.I have an abundance of fresh herbs in my little urban garden. Spring onion, mint and Vietnamese mint are so aromatic and tender at this time […]
You will be surprised how great this combination works.Try this flavour-packed wrap filled with tender and juicy chicken, refreshing celery, sweet crispy apple, tart cranberry, and sweet mayo dressing, the perfect combination for the spring. Easy make-ahead recipe for packing into lunch boxes, both for work and school.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Seasonal food tastes better! In-season produce is fresher, sweeter and perfectly ripe.I just grabbed a big bag of sweet meaty and flavorful tomatoes in a farmers market. Now dreaming about Panzanella! Panzanella is a traditional Tuscan bread and tomato salad. This is a great example of Italians not wasting anything, […]
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 […]
A few days ago I did Mari Kondo-ing of my kitchen cupboard. I do tidying up pretty often, just because this is an important part of my work if you do the recipe development your pantry has to be always full of fresh ingredients. Guess what I found there? Rice, […]
Just noticed that my blog looks like I have a high-carb diet during the last month, haha. But actually not, this is just weekend treats. I started to go to the swimming pool and eating mostly salads. Hope you will like this pear salad, my favourite dinner for the last […]
Enjoy this delicious summer salad bursting with flavours of the Middle East and Ethiopia. Smoky tender char-grilled vegetables, nutty chickpea, perfumed preserved lemon, and fragrant herbs. The salad served with a super tender grilled chicken breast, pre-marinated in spicy Ethiopian Mamia’s sauce. Chickpea. A few months ago I had a […]