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…

Crispy Fried Oysters

NATURE’S MOST POWERFUL APHRODISIAC | Lightly coated oysters fried to a crisp. Think golden brown oysters with a thin crunchy coating. There is only one word to describe it: delectable. Undoubtedly, not everybody likes to chow down on the chewy mollusk – granted, it does take a special palate and an acquired taste to enjoy an oyster….

Grilled Chicory Kale Salad

WARM CHICORY AND KALE SALAD | Grilling tempers out the bitterness of chicory Who would have thought about grilling vegetables as a side? Well, I was first inspired by this technique while having the pleasure to dine at Gjelina a few years back (a must visit cafe in Los Angeles well known for their assortment…

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…

Guilt-free Banana Bread

GUILT-FREE BANANA BREAD | Relish guiltlessly in this moist loaf made without butter I totally have a soft spot for moist, delicious banana bread. However, I noticed my waistline thinks otherwise so I’ve been meticulous with this treat (read: trying to not make it a daily routine everytime I walk past the coffee shop on…

Heavenly Scrambled Eggs with Dill and Creme Fraiche

THE PERFECT SCRAMBLE | Divinely creamy yet as light as the breath of an angel. My latest obsession is scrambled eggs. How to perfect them and make the most glorious, creamiest and heavenly eggs unparalleled to any other you have eaten before. If you have a hard time finding creme fraiche, you can substitute it…

Grilled Octopus Arugula Salad

Good octopus is hard to find. Hence why I choose to procure mine from Spain nowadays. I bought mine precooked and vacuum-packed, saving me a lot of hassle (and time). They come ready to slice into a cold seafood salad, to warm by slipping the package into a pan of boiling water or to sear briefly in…

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…