Tag: healthy living in New Zealand

Spelt Flour Cherry Chocolate Cake with Avocado Frosting. Dairy-free recipe.

Another one chocolate cake recipe from my collection. This chocolate cake is made with oil and not butter so it is super moist and rich. Deep, dark, chocolate cake infused with cocoa and cherry liqueur, covered with sensational avocado chocolate frosting. You will be surprised how delicious avocado paired with chocolate in […]

 

Indonesian-style Fried Rice Nasi Goreng with Egg, Turmeric Tofu Skewers, and Quick Pickles. Vegetarian recipe

Nasi Goreng is the popular Indonesian fried rice cooked with a few vegetables for a healthy quick bite and traditionally served with a fried egg, crispy shallots, and quick-pickled vegetables (Acar).  Try this incredible vegetarian Nasi Goreng variation, made using rich in the antioxidant Bishokudo Rice and served with delicious […]

 

Onion Tart Tatin with Chèvre and Radicchio. Vegetarian recipe.

If you’re looking to cook something delicious at weekend, why not make French recipe to celebrate Bastille Day? Let’s celebrate with this glorious savory sweet toffee-topped French treat, best served with a glass of crispy-white. You could make this quick and easy tart using the apples, pears or plums. But […]

 

Charred Vegetable Salad with Pesto and Cashew Nuts. GF recipe.

Stay warm with this smoky vegetable warm salad. Grilled zucchini, sweet carrot and crispy broccoli, charred outside and firm inside is perfectly paired with fresh basil pesto and toasted cashews. The delicious and nutritious salad can be served any season. Most likely, you already know how much I like Pesto […]

 

New Zealand Root Vegetables and Herb-infused Oil for The Perfect Vegetable Sunday Roast. Vegan, GF recipe.

Just look at these absolutely delicious New Zealand root vegetables (and butternut squash😜) that I prepared for Sunday roast. Sweet kumara, crispy swede, lemony oca (NZ yams), nutty parsnip, baby carrots, peppery kohlrabi and creamy butternut squash. I like to combine all these wonderful vegetables for perfect winter roast. Different […]

 

Crispy Tofu and Prawn Spicy Noodle Soup. GF recipe.

Indulge your cold-weather cravings this season with a hot bowl of homemade soup. This spicy soup is a fusion of Ethiopian and Malaysian flavors. Asia and Africa meet in a big bowl. Fragrant spicy broth, firm rice noodles, delicious crispy tofu and sweet prawn. This is a flavour explosion in a […]

 

Strawberry and Rhubarb Parfait. Vegan, GF recipe.

I grabbed a bunch of rhubarb in a vege shop recently. It’s winter in New Zealand now. This is a great time for a juicy delicious rhubarb. But unfortunately, not the season for strawberries, and spring is so far away. Thanks to the local farmers who took care about us and froze […]

 

Gourmet toast – Fancy toast ideas.

Number one: Danish creamy blue cheese, caramelized bosc pear, balsamic onion relish, pink peppercorns. Number two: cream cheese, caramelized persimmon, pomegranate, chopped pistachio. Delicious! Choose the best sourdough bread for your toast. By eating a high-quality grain, in moderation we can enjoy bread in a healthy way. Using a toaster […]

 

Balinese Style Banana Pancake. GF recipe.

Today we are waking up to these Bali inspired breakfast banana pancakes with a tropical twist. Caramelized banana, freshly grated coconut, refreshing lime juice and fragrant coconut sugar, such a familiar combination which bring you back to the Island of Gods. The traditional recipe is a very easy and calling for only four […]

 

Gado-gado. Balinese Warm Salad with Peanut Sauce Dressing. GF recipe.

As the cold weather swings around, we often find ourselves wishing for tropical empty white-sand beaches with a glass of delicious smoothie and bowl of exotic treats. Balinese food gets me excited every time I remember these days (and years) we have spent on the beautiful island. Gado-gado is an iconic […]

 

Blue Cheese, Pear and Date Pizza. Vegetarian recipe.

Blue cheese. Yay or Nay? It is one of those things that people usually love or hate. Its smell is often strong and very distinct in flavour with a sharp saltiness, if you’ve tried blue cheese you won’t forget it. But the intensity and texture can vary much between what […]