Torn bread, tomato, roast lemon salad with sumac and toasted pine nuts

TOSSED BREAD TOMATO SALAD  | Sumac, lemon and juicy ripe tomatoes is all it takes in this Middle Eastern salad In this salad, the bread takes centerstage. True that there are many variations of tomato salads but very few involve roasting lemon pieces and bread together. Spruce this up with some citrus-tasting sumac and a…

Fig and Haricot Vert Salad with Date Molasses and Toasted Almonds

LUSCIOUS FIG SALAD WITH HARICOT VERTS | Kid you not, this salad screams vibrant flavours The luxury of a luscious ripe fig is second to none.  A sweet, honeyed taste and a soft (some might say ‘squishy’) texture make fresh figs worth seeking out. Unctuous fruit studded with discernible seeds are a far cry from…

Easy Summer Gazpacho

GAZPACHO ANDALUZ | A bomb of rich nutrients condensed in the form of a refreshing soup that can be readily made in 15 minutes.  Having just returned home from a whirlwind escapade to Spain and the Basque country, I was completely mesmerised by the arresting landscape, architecture, rich culture and history, and of course, the…

Creamy cashew asparagus leek soup with a hint of thyme and lemon

SUPER GREEN GOODNESS | Nutrient-rich and comforting asparagus leek soup bursting with cashew creaminess To spruce up those spring and summer months, I strongly advise making this potent green (detoxing) concoction for the family (or friends). Asparagus, leek, green peas, and spring onion soup infused with the creaminess of roasted cashews and enhanced by a…

Green pea asparagus soup

Follow my blog with Bloglovin GREEN PEA ASPARAGUS SOUP | Dairy and gluten-free, it is perfect for vegans Seeing today is Green Monday (in Hong Kong), I have dedicated this post for…yep, you guessed it – a green dish. Introducing my asparagus green pea soup — tadaa!. A harmonious concoction of leeks, shallots, thyme, asparagus and…

Mango coconut chia seed pudding

NO-FUSS MANGO CHIA PUDDINGS | A tropical paradise encapsulated in a jar.  Escape to a tropical paradise with these mango coconut chia puddings. Fast and easy to make, they make for the perfect dreamy make-ahead breakfast treat or dessert to cap off your evening meal. These treats are gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free dessert and only require…

Roast Asparagus with Rosemary and Lemon Zest

THE HOLY TRINITY | Asparagus, lemon and rosemary sprigs.  Asparagus and lemon are like husband and wife, they simply belong together. Enhance it with rosemary sprigs and there you have it: perfect matrimonial bliss. This roast asparagus lemon pepper dish is simply one of my favourite side dishes. So easy to prepare and easy to…

Vegan Bircher Muesli with Chia Seeds

VEGAN BIRCHER CHIA MUESLI | The original overnights oats recipe packed with fibre  Hey everyone! Hope you all had an enjoyable and amazing Easter Break. I certainly did, spending my Easter weekend immersed in nature at the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Unfortunately, I did get my wallet stolen (heartbroken as it was a birthday…

Grilled leeks with hazelnut brown butter

  LEEKS IN BEURRE NOISETTE | Who would have thought leeks could taste so incredible? I don’t eat leeks often but having returned from Singapore recently earlier this year, I was inspired by the critically acclaimed restaurant Burnt Ends (nb: book early) to recreate their signature leek dish with browned butter and hazelnuts. First, let’s delve into…

Grilled Asparagus with Torn Bocconcini and Persimmon

CHARRED ASPARAGUS | A rich juxtaposition of vibrant colours to brighten up your dinner parties What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of asparagus? Well, for me, it is ‘versatility’. That’s right, asparagus is amazing versatile: steam, simmer, roast, batter, grill, pan-fry, or wok-fry – these are all the ways…