Vegan recipes

Japanese Pickled Air-dried Daikon “Takuan” (easy version).

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Caramelized Shiitake Mushrooms on Rice. Vegan Recipe.

Nothing screams autumn louder than mushrooms. They available in supermarkets all year round, but most enjoyable in autumn time, seasonal foods always taste better. The shiitake mushroom is a symbol of longevity in Asia because of its health promoting properties, especially boost for the immune system. These meaty and flavorful […]

 

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.  

 

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 […]

 

How to Make Hoshigaki Traditional Japanese Delicacy.

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 […]

 

Melon and Cucumber Gazpacho. Vegan recipe.

During the hot days of summer, there’s no better way to cool off than with a refreshing bowl of melon and cucumber gazpacho. The recipe is super easy!Blitz in the blender: 1 small melon (peeled, seeded, chopped), 1/2 of telegraph cucumber (seeded, chopped), 2 tablespoons chopped red onion, a few […]

 

Limoncello Panna Cotta with Burnt Lemon Syrup (gelatine-free recipe)

Enjoy this refreshing summer dessert. Limoncello works beautifully in desserts, creating a bright, summery citrus flavour. Limoncello is a sweet Italian liqueur with fresh lemon, citrus flavour that is well balanced between sweetness and alcohol. Panna cotta, a molded chilled dessert popular throughout Italy, is easy to make and can […]

 

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 […]

 

Tomatoes-confit Avocado Toast.

I have a relaxed weekend with lots of sleep, a healthy smoothie, avo toast and a bit of yoga. Just because we need to pamper yourself sometimes! How do you pamper yourself this weekend? 🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅🥑🍅Tomatoes-confit Avocado Toast Recipe: Preheat the oven up to 150C. Place cherry tomatoes on the baking […]

 

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 […]