FOOD

First we eat, then we do everything else.

Zucchini Carpaccio

This is a very short post because this summer I am barely cooking. In hot weather I crave light, fresh, cold foods. Nothing could be simpler than slicing zucchini strips and marinating them. I saw a variation of this on Skinnytaste and made my own without arugula...I...

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Avocado Ice Cream (Vegan!)

I'm not a vegan, but I am always interested in new avocado recipes! This ice cream is creamy and smooth, I wouldn't say it tastes strongly of avocados, but it is delicious and I love the colour too! Ingredients: 2 avocados (peeled and pitted) 1 banana 1 can of coconut...

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Poke Bowl Lunch!

Poke bowls are my quick and favourite go-to lunch when I can find fresh tuna! Since I was born in Hawaii, this meal brings back satisfying memories from my childhood. It's been a long time since I lived in Hawaii, but childhood flavours are indelible. Bowls have...

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Carrot Gazpacho with Coconut Milk

As the weather warms up I start to transition from hot soups to cold onesā€¦gazpacho is always a favourite, so when I saw this recipe on Love and Lemons, I had to try it! My soup turned out a bit chunkier than hers, but the red curry paste and lemongrass give it a...

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Cilantro Pistachio Shrimp Pesto

Who doesn't love pesto? I'm a big fan, but I love this new pesto recipe that I discovered at Ambitious Kitchen (https://bit.ly/2F56fNL) because the cilantro-lime twist is such a perfect combination with the shrimp. This was so good, I made it twice in one week and it...

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Green Soup with Zucchini, Peas and Basil

I love the colour of this soup! Another wonderful recipe from my SIMPLE book by Ottolenghi. The feta cheese has just the right salty tang to mix with the vegetable flavours. I have to say this cookbook is turning out to be a real gem šŸ™‚ Sorry this post is very brief,...

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Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

Soup! In the winter I have such a craving for thick, warm, nourishing soups. This new recipe from my SIMPLE cookbook by Ottolenghi has quickly become a household staple. Easy to make, rich in flavour, I've made it a few times for guests and everybody love it. I find...

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Hazelnut, Peach, and Raspberry Cake

For my birthday I receivedĀ a wonderful new cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi calledĀ SIMPLE. There are so many recipes I want to try in here! But this first one that I have made is a gorgeous cake with some of my favourite flavours. I am not sure why my cake looks different...

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Mango-Blueberry Almond Cake

Do you ever plan to make a new recipe and then discover that your kids have eaten the key ingredients? This happens to me a lot lately, my hungry teenagers raid the pantry and suddenly I am left to improvise a whole new dish. So when I discovered that the peaches,...

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