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Spicy Korean Cold Noodles (10 minutes!) + Intro on Ayurvedic

Spicy Korean Cold Noodles (10 minutes!) + Intro on Ayurvedic

  I am currently studying Integrative Nutrition and one of the theories I am very interested in is the Ayurvedic concept. It is originally from India and it is a holistic healthy lifestyle that has been practiced for centuries. The concept of Ayurvedic is all […]

Amazing Vegan Pasta Bolognese

Amazing Vegan Pasta Bolognese

Since eating mainly a plant-based diet, I try to invent a vegan variant for all my favorite dishes. Of course, a classic Bolognese sauce could not be missed in my repertoire. The kids and Andrew are love this classic dish so the pressure was quite high. […]

Rainbow Turmeric Sweet Potato Fries

Rainbow Turmeric Sweet Potato Fries

Did you know that sweet potatoes are: 1) healthier (less carbs and calories) 2) naturally sweeter (duh) 3) have more fiber 4) more calcium and magnesium 5) have more vitamin A + C than its cousin white potatoes. Next time when you do groceries look […]

Coconut Lentil Soup

Coconut Lentil Soup

Since I eat plant-based, lentils and beans are my go-to source of protein. I like the texture of these little gems so much more than meat. So funny when I look back at my previous self; I used to love meat. I was even on […]

Asian Baked Salmon

Asian Baked Salmon

It’s the dressing what makes a good salad. It’s the gravy over the mashed potato that makes you go for a second round. It’s this awesome pungent sauce over baked salmon that put this recipe on repeat! In our household we try to eat at least once a week […]

Salmon Poke Buddha Bowl

Salmon Poke Buddha Bowl

As you can read from the title, I can’t decide on whether this next recipe is a Poke bowl or a Buddha bowl. But heck, why not just combine both. A little introduction on these healthy refreshing bowls. Buddha bowls are hippie bowls. Why? Because […]

What Is A Hawaiian Poke Bowl?

What Is A Hawaiian Poke Bowl?

Have you heard of the Poke bowl? (pronounce as poh-KAY) It’s THE hottest healthy meal in a bowl of the moment! The Poke bowl is traditionally from Hawaii, where the word ‘poke’ means -to cut crosswise into pieces- in Hawaiian. Also from it’s origin it’s typically made with […]

Meatballs In Tomato Sauce (Albondigas)

Meatballs In Tomato Sauce (Albondigas)

Hello Meatballs! I love you so much! Such a sentimental dish don’t you think? Every country has it’s own style and recipe of meatballs. This make me immediately think of the famous Swedish meatballs from IKEA. As they just opened one in Jakarta, I’m still […]

Traditional Indonesian Gado Gado

Traditional Indonesian Gado Gado

I decided several times in my life to once and for all become a vegetarian. I would succeed for two weeks just to see myself fall back in my old eating pattern after struggling. But thank God for Gado Gado! This made my journey to eat […]

Grilled Miso Eggplant (Nasu Dengaku)

Grilled Miso Eggplant (Nasu Dengaku)

Running out of Christmas ideas. Here is a festive, yet simple Japanese inspired vegetarian recipe. It has the perfect colors for the Holidays too! Lately I’ve been expanding my knowledge on fermenting food. Fermented foods like yoghurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, miso and kimchi are not only […]

Fettuccine With Scallop And Crab In Tomatosauce

Fettuccine With Scallop And Crab In Tomatosauce

Pasta is such a great invention don’t you think? Not to mention, Rocco is a big fan of pasta. He loves them in all shapes and variations, even when it’s a bit spicy with some dried chili flakes, he is such an Asian! You just can’t go […]

Gyoza, Jiaozi, Potstickers, Dumplings

Gyoza, Jiaozi, Potstickers, Dumplings

As a full blood Chinese I have to admit that I’m very much into dumplings. Dumplings of any kind. Whether in soup, fried or the famous pot stickers. There are many given names for these delicious handmade snacks. In Japan they carry the name Gyoza, […]