Bring boring broccoli to life this summer! Lightly steamed broccoli florets tossed in a simple garlic and sesame dressing make a perfect summer salad! If you were to stop by my place, you are pretty much guaranteed to find a bowl of broccoli florets on my kitchen counter. Yes, my solution to healthy snacking is… Continue reading SIMPLE BROCCOLI SALAD


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