Vegetarian

Ajvar Shakshuka. A Quick and Easy Way.

Have you tried ajvar yet? It’s a widely available in many NZ supermarkets. Ajvar (pronounced “EYE-var) is a treasure of the Balkans, particularly the cuisines of Bosnia, Serbia, North Macedonia, and Romania. Ajvar is a versatile roasted red capsicum sauce or spread, sometimes made with eggplant adding. Ajvar has a […]

 

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 […]

 

Bitter Leaves, Orange and Parmesan Cheese Salad

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Eggplant Casserole (Eggplant Parmigiana)

One of my latest projects I’ve made for my clients from Canada. Absolutely amazing experience .Recipe, food photography and food styling https://www.lenoregush.com Tender eggplant slices are layered with mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce, and baked until bubbly. 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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Blue Cheese and Pear Crostini

Blue cheese and pear crostini is an easy appetizer ready in 20 minutes. The pear slice and a dollop of peppery kawa kawa jelly are the perfect complement for the blue cheese and toasted baguette slice. This simple crostini appetizer is amazingly delicious when paired with Riesling wine.  

 

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 […]