August 13, 2019

Summer days are still here, and with it the need for cooling foods that are super easy to prepare. Let me introduce you to my newest obsession: this creamy, chilled cucumber avocado soup. It's sooooo good. The texture is dreamy, exactly what you would expect from a cre...

July 30, 2019

Summer is BBQ season for us, and it is like a ritual to Arman. He uses charcoal, which means it is a process to get the thing to light up and get it hot enough. Every weekend he stands in the garden, and makes fire. And now Baby Zand is getting so excited about being t...

July 1, 2017

The day is finally here! The 4th edition of the free Summer Popsicles eBook has landed on the blog with six new popsicle recipes. Looking for a very grown up popsicle? Try the Spicy Mango one. Need an elegant dessert? Rosey Watermelon isn't just beautiful, but also tas...

March 25, 2017

Spring is coming, and my need for cooked, warm foods is going away. All winter long I barely ate a salad because I was just so cold the whole time. Now that it is getting warmer, the thought of having a salad sounds more appealing. And this lentil salad is perfect to e...

July 11, 2016

Every summer for the last few years I have revised this little popsicle book, and here is the new edition with three brand new, super refreshing recipes. Popsicles are easy desserts in the summer, refreshing snacks after a workout, and a mini holiday escape during a st...

September 10, 2015

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When growing up, I remember my dad’s favorite salad being a cucumber dill salad with a yogurt dressing out of a package. He actually still loves it! It tastes slightly sour and has a bit of a creamy texture. This recipe is an ode to those day, trying to make...

August 31, 2015

Juicing versus blending seems to be the ongoing debate amongst raw foodies and general health junkies. Juiceries and smoothie places are popping up at every corner - no matter where in the world you are! Some people swear by their fresh pressed juice every morning, oth...

August 6, 2015

Summer doesn’t get better than grilled corn on the cob! Did you know, you can also eat corn raw? It works really well in this salad marinated in a spicy dressing. Alternatively, if you are not a fan of raw corn, you could also grill the corn first, then cut it off the...

July 27, 2015

When looking at shelves in the cooking section of book stores, you will see the trend of raw foods taking off. More and more nutrition conscious people are jumping on the bandwagon. Why? Is it just another diet trend or does it really provide health benefits? Over the...

June 4, 2015

These tiny sandwiches made an appearance last night at the final Alive Shanghai evening Pilates class and they were a huge hit. So I have decided to share the recipe with you. Although there are a few components to this recipe, don’t be scared! It looks more complicate...

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