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

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 this porridge a go. You can prep it the day before and simple add some nice finishing touches in the morning. I guess all the grains you like would work well, I…

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…

Fluffy American-Style Pancakes

For a perfect breakfast, brunch, dinner or anything in between… Such a simple pancake recipe that gives you sooo many options with all the possible topings, if you want, you can even make them savory. As it is that raspberry time of year, I made them with freshly picked raspberries, slivered almonds and a bit of honey,…

Avocado and Feta Cheese on Sourdough

I love avocado and all the ways you can use it, but be it guacamole, baked or in a salad, nothing can top this easy spread. A friend visiting from australia showed me this amazing combination and it has been a little obsession for almost a year now. What’s perfect is it can be a…

Tita’s Red Pie

  Berries galore is what this pie is all about. My friend Tita first made a pie like that ages ago, and we all loved it so much, we’re always begging her to make it. I’ve been craving it so many times and finally thought about making it. It’s fairly easy and won’t take much…

My Favorite Chia Pudding

My latest breakfast obsession (after long periods of smoothies and overnight oats) is chia pudding. It’s refreshing, delicious and really good for you – full of healthy fats and superfoods that will benefit you on every level, and it’s even gluten-free, for all of those who can’t tolerate it. I love that I can make…

Best Salad Ever

So easy to make, this salad is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and sour. I prefer to have it for lunch by itself, as it is packed with flavor and nutrients with some toasted bread (&butter of course) on the side, but it goes really great with red meat dishes, risottos or some rich…