Sweet Potato Toast Vegan Bruschetta

Having cooked thousands of different recipes, by now I find it thrilling to still get surprised by ingenuity and creativity of my fellow cooks and bloggers. Just when I thought I had seen it all...or almost all, I get blown away by this vegan, and gluten free, sweet potato bruschetta recipe by Kelli White.  OMG! Who ever thought of that?! That's genius!  I'm making these … [Read more...]

Better Than Best Loaded Vegan Nachos

Have you ever taken a bite of something that tasted so good that you immediately knew you were in trouble, because you couldn't stop at just one serving? Fortunately for my family, and unfortunately for me, I created that kind of food a couple of weeks ago...just because I had nothing else to do. See, when I get bored in the kitchen, or don't know what to make for … [Read more...]

Cranberry Broccoli Salad with Pine Nuts

Another beautiful week is here, love! And I have another delicious, nutrient packed, waist slimming, taste bud teasing recipe for you--a Cranberry Broccoli Salad with Pine Nuts that takes only 15 minutes to make. When I first made this salad and tasted it, I thought I was in a parallel universe.  See, I don't really like raw broccoli.  While I can eat cabbage nonstop in … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Detox Parsley Salad

My sister and one of my nieces travel a lot. And I mean A-L-O-T. When I grow up I want to be cool just like them. Every time they go to a new country they come back with a bagful of new recipe ideas. They have become a source of cooking inspiration for me. Now, don't tell her this, but my niece is not big on cooking, my sister is.  So, imagine my surprise when about a … [Read more...]

Fat Free Roasted Potatoes Recipe

For the last couple of weeks we talked about weight loss. Now, with your mind prepared to endeavor on a healthful approach to weight loss, which involves your entire being, it's time to spruce up your weight loss recipe book with simple, delicious, waist-slimming recipes. Who said that you cannot have fun and enjoy your food while losing weight?! I know that if that was a … [Read more...]

Health Promoting Cabbage Salad Recipe

Cabbage is good for you! I have eaten cabbage my whole life (I don't know if it's the Russian in me, or because our family really likes cabbage). Did I already tell you that I like cabbage?  I like it in soups, I like it fermented (think sauerkraut), I like cabbage rolls, and I like it in salads. I could probably come up with 101 ways to enjoy cabbage. So, today I am … [Read more...]

Barbecue Cauliflower Wings Recipe

Did you ever begin salivating while talking, thinking about or simply looking at delicious food?  Well, I'm drowning in my own drool now, as I am typing up this recipe.  I see the image, remember the taste, but my hunger cannot be satisfied. It is one thing to make a delicious meal (and this one will sear itself into your brain once you taste it), and another to stare at … [Read more...]

The Best Kale Salad You’ll Ever Have with Creamy Thai Dressing

If you thought you knew and loved kale (and I'm being brave here to assume that you love kale), you will rethink your relationship with it having tasted this kale salad I have prepared for you! It is so addictive, I'm afraid you'll overeat! Now, if you don't love kale, or never tried to love kale, this is your chance! I guarantee that things will change and kale and you … [Read more...]

Easy Dill Pickle Recipe–No Sugar and Ready in only a few Hours

I am not much for pickling or preserving too many things.  I prefer my produce as fresh as possible. That's the reason I choose to freeze a lot of it, when preserving for winter. However, there are a few things that have a special place in my heart, and that are dear to my taste buds, that I simply love pickled.  Cucumbers are one of them.  Not only are they perfect in … [Read more...]

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe With A Twist

Family. What are the top three memories that come to mind when you hear this word? I bet that at least one of them – if not all – includes food in some way. Right? It’s incredible how much we as humans are wired for community and close relationships. Yet sadly, good quality family time is becoming more and more a thing of the past in our busy Western society. … [Read more...]