This vegan Tomato Chickpea Soup is rich in protein, healthy, easy to make and budget friendly. What makes a recipe easy to make? It is the number of ingredients used, but most importantly, the amount of time that goes into preparing the meal. This Tomato Chickpea Soup is almost effortless to make: just chop up… Continue reading TOMATO CHICKPEA SOUP


This Carrot Slaw Salad is an ode to how amazing a handful of simple ingredients can taste! Crunchy carrots lightly fermented in a mix of coriander, garlic, hot oil, paprika will stay fresh in the refrigerator for days. This is my take on the “Korean Carrot Salad” popular in Russia and Eastern Europe. This salad… Continue reading CARROT SLAW SALAD


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