Episode 1. Las Vegas

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Who Launched a YouTube channel? I did!

I got super into the history of the food with the series of my articles about Great Depression cooking and that It got me thinking: why don’t I do the same but about the cities?

Since 2019 has a lot of unexpected turns I am going to be traveling for the most part of the year.

Here is just a slight taste of what you will see on further videos.

Please note that it is the first ever video made by me so no judging 🙂

This video covers a little about how Las Vegas emerged as a city and why food scene in there is so goddamn fancy.

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Weekly News Recap: Oct 15 – Oct 19

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Halloween is just 13 (oooh!) days away and we have some good stuff for you this week!

Traditionally a lot of big and small companies release special seasonal products to match our spooky needs.

Secondly, fall is still around which means more pumpkins and more cozy dishes coming to the table.

Third: only 68 days until Christmas! It’s time to think about trendy table setting ideas and look for great recipes.

Today we are covering some exciting news that happened this week (and maybe last week too:)

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Weekly News Recap: Oct 1 – Oct 5

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Last week I got buried in research and book for the Great Depression cooking month and we skipped one week full of events that happened in the culinary industry. To make it up to you, today we are going to have a double portion of freshly baked headlines that may have changed the world at some point 🙂

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Weekly News Recap Sep 17 – Sep 21

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Previously this blog had a news section before but there are not many truly interesting things happening in the industry every day.

Plus your respected chef (me!) had a full-time daytime job and it is hard to keep up with the news all the time. So I decided to make more of these short notes about stuff that made me excited the most. Here goes our first weekly digest.

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The Site Got a Makeover!

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Hello food lovers and creative recipe seekers! Cookalongblog has been vacating all summer, getting more ideas and content.

I (Tania) created this blog a little over a year ago to store all food stories from my travels, kitchen lifehacks from my culinary past and recipes that I create while making family dinners.

I did not expect people to notice me but the numbers kept growing! Over 3,000 people looked at the website! some of the left comments and dropped me heartwarming emails about how well I am doing. I started to cram out 3-5 hours a week from my full-time job to dedicate myself to the blog.

After three months of thorough editing and curating the lists, Cookalongblog is back with a makeover!

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Now instead of quite unclear categories like “Antipasti, Entrees and Sweet” you got “Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Baking, and Bird”. Apparently, I mostly cook vegetarian and pescetarian and sometimes birds (only on holidays though!).

I also included every recipe with nutritional value and serving size for you athletes, runners, and people who watch their calorie intake.

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The design is more simple and accessible now.

Featured posts are now on the main page!

Enjoy and let me know if something comes to your mind! I am always open for chatting and collaborations!

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San Francisco Event: Demystifying nutrition: Separating Facts from Fiction

Hey there readers! If you happen to be in San Francisco this Friday, April 20th at 6 pm, you are welcome to attend one of my events that SupergirlsSF club and I are organizing.

On Friday we are going to discuss:

  • Am I eating what is right for me?
  • How do I optimize my diet to be more productive?
  • Should I follow the hype and become vegan, paleo, keto or lactose-free?
  • Should I take supplements, and if yes, which ones to choose?
  • Should I start taking vitamins my friend or partner has been raving about for months?

I will also be making healthy mocktails because what a party without a cocktail?

Click here to register for the event.

See you there!

It All Started With Oatmeal


What should I eat if I want to start running?

It is the second most popular question I get after recipe requests.

For me, it all started with oatmeal. Once upon a time in London, I woke up at 6 am and had a nice portion of homemade oatmeal with berries. I took a nice run outside an hour after and that felt great.

I kept experimenting with all sorts of foods until I realized that it is natural foods that kept me going.

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Since I became the official ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon this year, I feel obligated to educate you guys about one of the most critical aspects of running. I got inspired by Coach Nate who has an awesome training program for those who have no clue how to start.

Now, let’s talk about what you should not eat if you want to run a half marathon. The list is short.

I stopped eating processed sugar (like at all) and substituted it with apples, oranges, and bananas. Honey is also OK but in moderation.



All bubbly drinks are a no more in my life for over three years. I now drink kombucha, and if you don’t know what it is, you should really check it out!

Ideally a month before the race you should stop consuming alcohol (even beer), so you don’t dehydrate your body. Running after a can of beer can seriously take you away from this awesome kind of sports. Also, do not try to start training if you had three cans of beer or 2 cocktails. In this case, postpone your workout by 7-10 hours. Let your liver workout first.

Exclude deli meats, canned tuna or any kind of fish that have been in a can.

Milk, cheese, yogurt (non-dairy is ok) are also not great for your performance.

If you have any questions about eating and how to start preparing for the marathon let me know in comments below!

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Recipes from Bread Making Class: Scones With Cinnamon And Cranberries and Homemade Bread With Cloves And Pecans

It happend! My first class just happen last night! We had a lot of fun mixing the ingredients, listening to jazz music (as promised) and most importantly learned new things! Today I would like to share the recipes that I came up with specifically for this class.

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Mindful Eating Event In San Francisco

The fist Portion of holidays might be over, the I bet you still feel a little bloated and uncomfortable after binge-eating all weekend.

Wit the help of Pacificpause and myself we are going to learn how to eat mindfully. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we are going to talk about healthy food but we will try to figure out how not to overeat yourself next time.

We are going to gather on December 6th in San Francisco at 6:30 pm.

There will be food and soft beverages.

For more information click here