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 […]
A twist on the traditional smoked salmon blinis, this delicate canape with zingy lemon sauce will really add a wow factor to your party this season. While you could go pick up blinis at the supermarket, it’s time to make them yourself. The blinis are best served right from the […]
Saucy eggs poached in fragrant tomato and capsicum sauce. The classic Middle Eastern breakfast dish is spicy, hearty and cheap. I like to whip up shakshuka using vegetable and tomato passata leftovers from the fridge. Fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes or pasta sauce also can be used instead of passata. Serve […]
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.
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.
Everything you need to know about making dumplings, that it’s easier than you might think. These Korean-style dumplings filled with a kimchi, shiitake mushrooms and pork are absolutely delicious. They are spicy, sweet and savoury – it’s the perfect balance of flavour. Kimchi is a true expression of the complexity […]
These fish burgers are really really good! Nothing beats homemade. A truly mouth-watering cuttlefish ink bun with a sweet flavour of the sea, a juicy salmon patty with both fresh and smoked salmon for depth, and dreamy, smooth and creamy Manaaki horopito and lemon sauce. The perfect gourmet dinner!
These gluten-free buckwheat waffles are fluffy and tender with the delicate touch of vanilla. Waffles are especially delicious when served with organic honey and cacao. TranzAlpineHoney has teamed up their organic NZ white clover honey with the tasty superfood organic raw cacao. Leave chocolate nut spreads and sauces at the […]
Often used for profiteroles, choux pastry can also be prepared to hold a savoury filling. These salmon and lemon sauce savoury profiteroles are just what your next party (or tea party) needs. They are the perfect little bite to pop in your mouth between sips of Champagne or crisp white […]
Keep calm and stay healthy with these seriously delicious bliss balls. They are flavourful, moist, chewy and packed with healthy ingredients such as TranzAlpineHoney organic white clover honey infused with calming organic lavender grown in a natural, untouched, pristine environment of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Serve bliss balls with a cup of […]
Hope you already have seen my post about young green ume and experience with Umeshu. Ripened ume has an amazingly sweet fragrance that is more fragrant than young ume. The ume fruit is more sour than the Western plum or apricot and is usually processed in various ways before eaten. […]
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 […]
Lazy-girl summer pudding with strawberry and rhubarb. Strawberry and rhubarb are a match made in heaven. Juicy, sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb come together in this luscious dessert.
Celebrate the strawberry and rhubarb season with this amazing summer cake. Strawberry and rhubarb are a match made in heaven. This is one of my favourite summer cake, I like to share it with family and friends. The recipe is fail-proof and pretty healthy. The cake has a super moist […]
This wonderfully moist homemade Chinese-style roast chicken is full of flavour and will look fantastic on your table for Christmas day. Best served with a small bowl of hoisin sauce and fluffy white rice. I’ve garnished rice with a salt pickled sakura blossoms that I brought from Japan, a little […]
Impress your family and friends with this easy, but absolutely delicious dessert with Aperol. Ultra creamy vanilla Panna Cotta topped with a layer of bitter-sweet, tangy and deeply citrusy blood orange Aperol jelly. The results, needless to say, will melt in your mouth. Aperol is my secret ingredient here. A […]
Cool and refreshing summer dessert with a luxuriously creamy texture and bright lemon flavour. Best served with fresh strawberry and crushed biscuits.Lemon posset is a dessert made from cream curdled by lemon juice, it has a texture which is a cross between a lush custard and silky lemon curd. A […]
A refreshing light cake made with aromatic lemon zest and olive oil with a light touch of lavender and floral honey. Did you know you can use lavender in your cooking? I really like how the flavour of lavender plays with lemon, vanilla and honey. Aromatic and floral, lavender is […]
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 […]
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, […]