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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This 2-ingredient flatbread is simple to make, quick to cook and tastes delicious served straight from the pan with your favourite soup, stew, kebab or shakshuka. Brush the flatbreads all over with garlic butter and you will get garlic naan-style flatbread, the perfect side for any Indian or Middle Eastern […]
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 […]
Happy to share with you, guys, my three favourite open-faced sandwich recipes. Take your sandwich to the next level.