Main dishes

Kale & Cashew Pesto (vegan friendly)

Kale & Cashew Pesto (vegan friendly)

Beautiful color, slightly sweet taste, and incredible aroma … This Kale & Cashew Pesto can be an excellent addition (and decoration) to almost any summer dish! It goes perfectly with pasta, salads, baked vegetables, and gluten-free crackers. Time to try! Pasta with pesto sauce is […]

Cream of Cauliflower Soup (vegan-friendly)

Cream of Cauliflower Soup (vegan-friendly)

Wholesome cream of cauliflower soup is incredibly easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. Beautifully paired with chopped fresh greens and roasted vegetables, this soup will be a delicious addition to any lunch or dinner. Recently in St. Louis, my mother in law […]

Baked Eggplant Spread

Baked Eggplant Spread

Wholesome eggplant spread can be an excellent addition to any side dish, wrap or salad. Tahini, rich in magnesium and iron, adds not only a portion of vital micronutrients but also a delicious flavor. Easy-to-make and healthy — a favorite combination in our kitchen! If you are […]

PB & Banana Oatmeal

PB & Banana Oatmeal

Rainy weekend morning calls for coziness and warm comfort food. On days like these, I like to brew a big pot of herbal tea and make oatmeal with cinnamon. Some days, green smoothies – are what I need for a productive start of my day, […]

Turmeric Dhal With Wild Rice

Turmeric Dhal With Wild Rice

That’s the end of March already! It almost feels like spring will not come to Chicago at all. This time of year, I always make more nourishing, warm, and spicy dishes that keep us cozy from the inside. It is a perfect time to experiment […]

Spicy Crispy Chickpeas 🌶

Spicy Crispy Chickpeas 🌶

We adore healthy and delicious chickpeas! They are rich in protein and fiber. Chickpeas also fulfill and give energy for a long time. Chickpea hummus has been a must-have product in our refrigerator for a long time. Paired with fresh crunchy vegetables such as cucumber, […]

New Year Olivier Salad

New Year Olivier Salad

When New Year is coming but I am not in the mood of celebration, I am turning on my favorite Russian holiday movie and cooking Olivier salad. The salad which we believe has a French origin, while all-world calls this the Russian salad. I’d say, there is […]

Lentil Daal with Butternut Squash and Ginger

Lentil Daal with Butternut Squash and Ginger

Living in a huge city, being a wife and a busy student definitely requires lots of energy. For quite some time I was looking for the best solution on how to stay mindful and balanced with food during the week. When I discovered the process […]

Rainbow Bowl with Pink Rice

Rainbow Bowl with Pink Rice

If you ask me what is my favorite lunch, I will say, “easy lunch.” For me, it means fast in cooking, wholesome and, of course, yummy. Lunch that makes me want to rock and roll not sleep ;).  One of my favorite formulas is a […]

Picnic Corn and Spinach Quiche

Picnic Corn and Spinach Quiche

We love summer in Chicago because there are so many cool events  every day and night. While we are excited about upcoming Lollapalooza, we are trying to spend at least one night a week outside and watch movies in the parks. It is already a tradition to […]