Have you tried Mediterranean-style meatballs yet? These meatballs are extra juicy and super delicious with great Mamia’s sauce flavours. All swimming in a rich and wonderful sauce that everyone can make in minutes. Addition of three veg, golden Kiwi rule, makes this dish especially delicious. Serve meatballs with toasted Turkish […]
This Gorgonzola and pear white pizza is loaded with Prosciutto, walnuts and kawa kawa apple jelly, this works! The combination is sweet and salty with the added creamy pungency of the cheese. Also, it gets a little peppery hit from kawa kawa and rocket. The taste is amazing!
Homemade sourdough pizza dough packed with smoky hearty chorizo and sauerkraut stew. Sourdough, chorizo and sauerkraut are all products of fermentation, and foods are full of umami. So these pies are the ultimate combo. Sourdough is a mixture of flour and water inhabited by a symbiosis of Lactic acid bacteria […]
Amazing Orecchiette pasta, soft in the middle and somewhat chewier on the outside, tossed through creamy ricotta cheese sauce infused with lemon flavour, and peppery arugula leaves. Absolutely killing combo! Orecchiette, literally translates to “little ears” in Italian, is a pasta typical of Puglia, a region of Southern Italy. It’s […]
It’s fruity like rhubarb, tarty like lemon and green like spinach. Spring sorrel has an absolutely amazing complex flavour. And it’s wonderful pairing for fatty salmon and avocado. Salmon-sorrel combo was invented by legendary nouvelle cuisine pioneer Pierre Troisgros. His famous recipe “Salmon in sorrel sauce” now became a classic. I […]
Fresh and light Asian salad bursting with flavours. The perfect meal for spring reset. Juicy lemongrass chicken makes this salad delicious and nutritious same time.I have an abundance of fresh herbs in my little urban garden. Spring onion, mint and Vietnamese mint are so aromatic and tender at this time […]
You will be surprised how great this combination works.Try this flavour-packed wrap filled with tender and juicy chicken, refreshing celery, sweet crispy apple, tart cranberry, and sweet mayo dressing, the perfect combination for the spring. Easy make-ahead recipe for packing into lunch boxes, both for work and school.
Hope you will enjoy this vibrant, delicious and nutritious green soup in a Peruvian style with a little twist. Yuzu Kosho will put the taste of the dish to the next level. Traditionally this soup is made with fresh green Peruvian chilli, but I really like my new version with […]
Light and Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Waffles with Poppy Seeds. 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. Get the recipe here. 2. Blood orange crepes Suzette. Retro classic with […]
My fermentation station in action again. I’m playing around with beautiful organic lemons that my friend Neville from Yuzu NZ sent me. I’ve made Moroccan preserved lemons using Yen Ben lemons (check photos above) and Meyer lemons. The recipe is super easy. Wash organic lemons, cut off the tops. Quarter the lemons […]
Yuzu Kosho is a hot and citrusy fermented Japanese condiment made with fresh yuzu citrus zest, green chilli peppers, and salt. After years of exploring Asian food, I didn’t think I would get surprised by anything so much, but I did! A few months ago my friend Neville sent me […]
Continuing the theme of my previous post. Affogato. Famous Italian dessert. Dessert, liquor and a little kick of caffeine, all in one. It’s cold and hot, sweet and nutty, and feels like a real firework of flavours in your mouth. The recipe is super easy. Just place two scoops of vanilla […]
Melting in your mouth bounty bonbons with some extra zing. Hope you will enjoy this amazing coconut-coffee flavour filling. The best advice I got from my culinary school teacher was that wines and liquors a key ingredient in cooking. They lift the taste of the dish to the next level […]
When the temperature has dropped down significantly what could be better than a warming bowl of aromatic and hearty homemade soup. This soup, inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, is a perfect pairing of the sweetness of butternut squash, nuttiness of bulgur and chickpea, and lamb meatballs, that is a key […]
Winner winner chicken dinner. Meaty chicken thighs and smoky chorizo combined with flavourful saffron couscous to make a hearty one-pot meal. Chicken thigh meat remains juicier than breasts. Serve this dish with a dollop of creamy horopito and lemon sauce. The sauce makes the taste of this dish especially delicious.
For those who asked me in my Instagram to share the recipe of candied kamo kamo with yuzu flavour. Here it is finally. Hope you will enjoy the flavour and texture. Try to serve it on cream cheese toast, or on homemade sourdough waffles topped with ricotta or add to […]
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 […]
This warming sauerkraut stew with chorizo and vegetables makes a great winter supper. Smoky chorizo and fermented sauerkraut put the taste of this hearty vegetable stew to the next level. This is our family recipe, my grandma often cooked this stew for me when I was a child. This is her […]
Nutritious and delicious winter soup. This low carb chicken soup is packed with green vegetables and chicken meatballs, and Asians flavours. Add a little restaurant-style twist to this dish. Maillard reaction makes this soup is absolutely delicious.If you still can’t imagine your meal without carbs, a healthy soba noodle perfectly […]
Sticky cinnamon apples and fluffy Dutch baby combine to make this heavenly breakfast. A light fluffy Dutch baby also known as German pancake is simply a cross between pancake and Yorkshire pudding cooked in the oven! Learn how to make this quick and easy delicious breakfast treat and my family’s […]