Tag: New Zealand food blog

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 […]

 

Lemon Lavender Cake with Honey Syrup

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 […]

 

2-ingredient flatbread in minutes. So yummy with garlic ​butter!

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 […]

 

Mind-blowing Summer dessert that takes less than 10 minutes.

Mind-blowing summer dessert that take less than 10 minutes. Don’t miss a chance to indulge your family with this delicious classic dessert. Cut the strawberries, drizzle with honey/syrup or sprinkle with a little powdered sugar. Drizzle with some good quality balsamic vinegar ( real Modena balsamic is so good👌) and marinate […]

 

Mediterranean-style Summer Platter. Homemade Labneh Cheese.

As any chef will tell you, nothing beats seasonal local fresh produce. Spring/summer is the best time to visit your nearest farmers’ market. Crunchy baby cucumbers, peppery and juicy radishes, sweet snow peas. What is a better way to celebrate summer’s harvest than with this epic display? Labneh cheese, olives, […]

 

Red Lentil Soup with Roasted Vegetables. Vegan, GF recipe.

Spring is in the air, herbs in my little garden already wake up after winter. Mint, parsley, borage and nasturtium flowers, aromatic and full of vitamins. Can’t wait to see asparagus and broad beans on a farmers markets. My dinners transformed into lighter meals with seasonal vegetables, greens, and herbs. This dish […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]