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, […]
This easy pear and three-ginger cake is quick to make, light and really moist. Three kinds of ginger make the taste is very deep and rich. The freshly pressed ginger juice gives freshness, the ginger powder adds some warming spicy taste, the crystallized ginger adds more ginger flavour and texture […]
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 […]
This Persian oven-baked green frittata (or omelette) is made from aromatic herbs. This dish is bright and fresh in both colour and flavour. Serve it for breakfast or lunch with a dollop of garlic yoghurt and pomegranate seeds. Our garden is completely covered in flowers, greens and fragrant herbs. Growing […]
What’s better than a spring pasta? This green homemade pasta dish is bursting with spring flavours, including Naked Harvest juicy and tender purple asparagus, spinach and basil. Learn how to prepare green homemade pasta and macadamia pesto sauce from scratch.
Easy homemade labneh cheese with De Winkel Yoghurt, honey, orange blossom water, pistachios and macerated mandarins.
Serve it as a dip on a cheese platter. Or as a killer dessert for breakfast, rich in protein and vitamin C. It’s great on bagels, toast, or crackers as well. Thanks to De Winkel I’ve been able to get involved in September’s fantastic Bee Aware Month NZ! I’m so honoured […]
The pleasures of texture. Oriental stir-fry with exotic mushrooms, bean curd skin and lotus. Vegan recipe.
This unforgettable Chinese stir-fry is a feast of tastes and textures. Crunchy exotic mushrooms, meaty bean curd skin, snappy lotus root and rich in umami a garlic black bean sauce. Serve it with aromatic jasmine rice. It was happy to get the last Cuisine magazine issue dedicated to Asian food. […]
When the temperature is dropping down, what could be better than a bowl of hearty delicious warming soup for dinner? The flavorful smoky-spicy North African Harissa paste brings the taste of this Middle-Eastern style soup to the next level. Serve it with a dollop of yoghurt and warm 2-ingredient flatbread […]
Quick and healthy curry is packed with white fish fillets, smothered in a velvety-smooth aromatic sauce served with rich saffron rice. Perfectly balanced with aroma and taste, rich but not overwhelmed. Indian cuisine is famous for its complicated dishes, but there are some amazing Indian dishes that are easy to […]
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, […]
This unique cheesecake is light, creamy, airy, full of pumpkin flavour, lightly sweetened, and perfectly spiced with freshly ground spices.The ricotta cheese gives this cake a unique flavour and makes it light and fluffy. Ricotta cheesecake is much lighter than a traditional cream cheese cheesecake.Forgot everything you thought you knew […]
Everybody will fall in love with this cosy and comfort pot pie with some twist. Truffles, truffles, truffles. This is the most exciting thing of the winter that makes this season very special. My favourite way to celebrate the truffle season to cook something nice and simple for family. A […]
Delicious vegan dinner in less than 20 minutes. While you are trying to protect yourself from cold and flu, may I suggest to eat more lemony garlic pasta? A bit of divine green topping will add zing to the dish. I know this is the third lemon recipe I share […]
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. Ordinary waffles are too heavy and boring for me so I’m always looking for fun new recipes to try. This is […]
Quick and easy fish weekday dinner meal, that will make your receptors singing. Serve this fragrant lemon and parsley fish with a fennel salad, couscous, or saffron rice. I would recommend using organic lemons for gremolata, fruits that haven’t been treated with wax. So if you have lemons in your […]
Our family’s all-time favourite Carrot Cake. A moist and flavourful, loaded with grated carrots, dried fruits and nuts. The blackstrap molasses works so well here. It gives a super moist texture and makes the taste richer. The sour cream frosting is a tangy, light and airy. This time I decided […]
A truly mouth-watering black Paella (or Arroz Negro) cooked with squid ink and loaded with juicy seafood. You will love this magic combination and the delicate flavour of the sea. I first fell in love with squid ink several years ago when tasted a plate of homemade black risotto in […]
The winter is just around the corner. Do you prepare for a winter getaway, guys? Good to know that summer is coming to the northern hemisphere. If you are still here, take a journey to my post and discover this iconic street food from Tel Aviv which has won my […]