Fig and Banana Smoothie with Chocolate Tahini

FIGS WITH CHOCOLATE TAHINI | A slice of heaven delivered as a healthy elixir  Turkish figs are lux but what can be even more lux is when it you incorporate it into a breakfast smoothie made with almond milk, frozen banana and a dollop of chocolate tahini. Turkey is renowned as the world’s largest producer…

Charred Tomatoes With Black Lava Salt On Cold Yoghurt

This recipe was inspired by Simple, Ottolenghi’s latest book; except I added my own twist (and subtracted the thyme and oregano since I didn’t have any at hand – yes, one must improvise 😉 ). Charred tomatoes on a bed of cold, creamy Greek yoghurt. Finish with a dusting of black lava salt and a…

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…