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Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Whether you love mashed potatoes and wishing to have it more often on your table, or simply looking for a new way of incorporating more vegetables into your diet, this recipe is the way to go! Cauliflower mashed potatoes can be a  nutritious and comforting […]

The Ultimate Jam Recipe

The Ultimate Jam Recipe

Healthy homemade jam is always a great idea! This simple, lightly sweetened, and immune-boosting jam might become one of your winter favorites! “To be healthy — eat seasonally,” words of wisdom which I like to remind to myself in this busy modern world. There is no doubt, […]

Simple Guacamole

Simple Guacamole

Got a few ripe avocados? Want to have some fun in the kitchen? Let’s make Guacamole! It is fast, delicious, and simply perfect for any occasion! Let me confess that avocados and I are having such a special bond for a few years already. In Siberia, […]

Chocolate and Cranberry Muffins (Gluten Free)

Chocolate and Cranberry Muffins (Gluten Free)

If you’re in the mood for something chocolatey– these flavourful muffins are the perfect fit for you! They can easily become a great and nutritious snack or a breakfast. They are easy to take with, made out of wholesome gluten-free ingredients, and really delicious! First […]

Bye-bye 2018!

Bye-bye 2018!

Unbelievable, but it is already December 31 on the calendar. 2018 is coming to an end. The gray and rainy weather in Chicago is the complete opposite of my cozy inner state today. Current state…Joy and child-like excitement of an upcoming miracle. Coming from Russia, […]

Simple Nuts & Seeds Bread

Simple Nuts & Seeds Bread

A simple gluten-free loaf packed with healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants is here! Easily sliceable and packable (pardon my love of creating new words), this bread is the way to go when you need a creative healthy snack solution. As I’ve mentioned, the beginning of […]

Holiday Spicy Nuts

Holiday Spicy Nuts

Easy to make and versatile recipe with a holiday twist is here. If you like nuts as much as we do this recipe will be a perfect fit for you!   It is a snowy day here. Trees, covered in white, look absolutely gorgeous and reminds […]

Thoughts on Volunteering

Thoughts on Volunteering

  If September and October in Chicago typically please citizens with colors and warm weather, then in November, everything changes. The temperatures drop every day. Although you don’t hear Christmas music in shops and cafes or the sounds of the Salvation Army bells are not […]

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Warming, smooth, and beautiful butternut squash soup is here. Minimum ingredients and great taste — mmm… my favorite combination. After our little trip to Wisconsin a few weeks ago, I was inspired to make something with those fresh, fragrant apples. But then my midterms came […]

Coffee & Chocolate Energy Bites

Coffee & Chocolate Energy Bites

Quick, portable, and easy-to-make snack. These bites are perfect for everyone, especially for active students, moms or anyone who is sometimes short on time but still wants to have a healthy snack.  Everyone has those days when a quick energy boost in the middle of […]