• Braised Chicken with Ginko, Lotus & Water Chestnut (Ga Tiem Bạch Quã)

    May Ly

    A traditional Vietnamese dish I grew up eating often served during special days such as the lunar new year (Tét). I never knew growing up how lucky I was that mum regularly cooked with all these amazing superfoods such as gingko biloba, goji berries and lotus nuts. Such common ingredients…

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  • Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free) Paleo

    May Ly

    I found out my 7 yo has been trading his food for treats at school. I couldn’t work out why his behaviour seemed off and his skin looked terrible so I asked his friends and could not believe he has been trading his crispy home made bacon for treats! I…

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  • Spiced Pancakes – Grain Free and Dairy Free

    May Ly

    I’m missing the Easter celebrations back home as it isn’t celebrated over here and mostly, I’m missing the smell of hot cross buns! but… I’m too lazy to bake so I just made these hot cross bun inspired spiced pancakes. They are grain, dairy, nut and sugar free – perfect for…

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  • Lemongrass, Ginger and Coconut Panna Cotta (Dairy free)

    May Ly

    I tried making panna cotta 2 years ago after my first taste at a friend’s house (thank you Gabrielle!). It was a complete fail, even after reading, searching and comparing endless versions trying to work out the best proportions for cream and gelatin. I couldn’t get the light yet creamy…

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  • Lemongrass, Chilli & Turmeric Chicken

    May Ly

    This Vietnamese lemongrass, turmeric & chilli chicken dish is another one of my mum’s recipes that I grew up eating. It’s quick and simple to make and you can easily marinade the chicken ahead of time or freeze them into portions to prepare for a meal later in the week.…

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  • Charred Eggplant (Aubergine) Salad with Sumac

    May Ly

    This charred eggplant (aubergine) salad with sumac is my beautiful friend Mahi’s signature salad. The smoky soft eggplant combined with the fresh, crisp, tart, fragrant flavours of the other ingredients is incredible. The charring process is the most important step, don’t skip it by roasting or steaming the eggplant, you…

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