One of the brightest and yummiest Russian holidays is the Pancake Week (aka Maslenitsa). We celebrate the end of winter and beginning of spring with a 7 day festival. Maslenitsa is all about crepes, which symbolize the sun. Tradition has it that by eating crepes, people consume Sun’s energy and warmth. These vegan sparkling water… Continue reading SPARKLING WATER CREPES


These savory garlicky kale pancakes are one of the simplest healthy dinners you can prepare for your family this summer. Full of flavor and nutrients, they taste amazing and take only minutes to make. Last Sunday me and my sister officially opened our 2017 hiking season with a first Grouse Grind of the year. The trail is closed for… Continue reading SAVORY KALE PANCAKES


These zucchini cups stuffed with chicken and garden vegetables are a perfect summer meal. In a few short months, you might be able to pick up most of the ingredients for this dish right from your garden. If you don’t have a garden, your local grocery store/ farmers market offers everything you need for this quick and easy… Continue reading BAKED ZUCCHINI CUPS