Smoked Beetroot Salad

Inspired by Ottolenghi’s recipe for a smoked beetroot salad, incorporating some other stuff lying around the fridge and pantry, this colourful salad turned out to be quite a perfect autumn dinner and a good way of using any not-so-fresh sourdough you may have lying around. Smoking the beetroots does require a couple of extra steps…

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled and lacto-fermented veggies are such a simple way to add some freshness and a little tangy kick to pretty much any dish. For the last year my fridge has had pretty much a whole shelf dedicated to jars of various veggies, some preserved by pickling and some by natural fermentation. I’ll leave the fermentation…

Chai Cake

This one was probably the only cake I’ve made that came from having a design that someone has requested and me trying to figure out how to recreate it best I can. I knew there have to be dehydrated coloured pears on the outside and chai as the main flavour. As it is my usual…

Beetroot Hummus

This beetroot hummus is a bit of a spin on the classic one and a great thing to have on hand for a little healthy snack with veggie sticks, to spread on your toast (that + avocado on top is just perfect) or to add some nice bright color to your favorite bowl. And because…

Peanut Butter Slice

Vegan, refined-sugar free, gluten-free, low on carbs while packed with all the good fats and protein, these little slices are a lovely nutritious snack when you feel like a little treat. And they are incredibly filling so a great go-to on a busy day, when you don’t have time to prepare your meals as well….

Coconut & Mango “Ice-Cream”

Every month or so I accidentally make a breakfast that I then like way too much and become obsessed with it for a couple of months, making little variations on it. The latest was this breakfast ice-cream/frozen smoothie bowl for which you actually need only 3 ingredients and they’re all pretty good for you. It…

Kombucha

  One of the amazing things I got acquainted with here in Australia is definitely Kombucha. Not only it is super refreshing and delicious but has numerous amazing benefits as well. It is detoxifying (hello glowing skin and good-bye hangover), an amazing probiotic restoring the balance in your body (works amazingly after antibiotic treatments),  immunity-boosting…

Green Smoothie

This veggie smoothie is my new favorite way to start a day, so refreshing, hydrating, and an amazing way to get the proper dose of greens into the system. I used to be a bit afraid of putting too many veggies in smoothies and juices and started this one with some mango and orange juice…

The El-Nido Salad

It was a couple of years ago, on the Palawan island in the Philippines, where travelling with my family we have stumbled upon this amazing little cafe/restaurant in the town of El-Nido. Almost never does it happen that we would go out to eat in the same place twice while travelling, but this place was just…

Multi-Grain Porridge

I’ve posted this recipe quite a while ago but have been giving it some different spins and found this version that I like best, so here it goes, the updated one… If you ever run out of breakfast ideas and you want to include some more whole grains in your diet you may want to give…

Crunchy, Healthy Granola

One of my favorite things on the breakfast menus here in Sydney are definitely all the million different granola/fruit/yoghurt combinations, and I’m always super inspired to see all the various ingredients the chefs pair together. But it all starts with a nice granola base, and what better way to have it whenever you like than…

The Best Autumn Crumble Ever

What  do you do when you have some almond croissants filling left in the fridge and too many ripe pears in your garden? You put Apple Crumble and Pear Tart with Frangipane together and are absolutely amazed by the result. Definitely the best crumble I’ve ever made, and definitely worth those extra minutes of preping the pears in advance for…