January 25, 2016

Granola is one of my quick breakfast favorites because it’s so versatile. You can add it to a smoothie or porridge bowl for some extra crunch, make it into a little apple sandwich (see below) or eat it as it is with nut milk quickly on the go. When you go to the superm...

January 21, 2016


Winter time is potato time for me. The starch of the potatoes is the perfect healthy carb to fuel me through the cold temperatures, and keep all my sweet cravings away. If I could, I would probably eat french fries every day. It’s a very New Zealand thing of me to do,...

January 18, 2016


I am always super excited when I find a new ingredient here in Shanghai. A while back I stumbled upon sumac at the Avocado Lady - a red spice from the Middle East. While it’s been a staple in our kitchen for years for all of the Persian cooking we do, it’s not a very...

January 14, 2016

When I was in university, I loved pasta. I pretty much had white pasta every day, hence blowing up to my heaviest ever without any real nutrients in my diet. Over time I have found healthier pasta versions to still get a pasta kick once in a while: whole wheat, brown r...

January 8, 2016

For the first recipe of the year, let's make something filling and delicious, but also healthy and light. You will get back into a healthier routine after the holidays, but also not feel like you are depriving yourself.  

This is my favorite go to side dish. I make...

January 4, 2016


Ah, a new year is here and with it an array of New Years resolutions. In my line of work, this is definitely the busiest season of the year. Everyone is keen to keep their resolution of finally losing those extra few pounds that have been piling on in the last year(s)...

January 1, 2016

Here is to a healthy and very happy New Year! May you run with the wind, laugh with friends, cuddle with partners, kids, and pets, and enjoy life to the fullest. 





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