Oatmeal Breakfast Cups


I usually post my recipes on Sundays, but today I decided to surprise you a little.

I woke up to heavy rain and gusty winds on Wednesday. This kind of weather always reminds me of London where all that I ate for breakfast were: oatmeal and tea with milk. I remembered how good I exercised afterward and how full I stayed during the day.

Since I always have some nuts and dried berries in my drawer, the choice of breakfast dish was clear!

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Blood Orange Roasted Chicken


Blood Oranges are typically a very winter fruit but it always reminds me of upcoming spring (mainly because of its color). That is why I usually cook dishes with them on first days of March.

I found the similar recipe on Williams Sonoma website but realized that it lacks something and added green olives. It is super simple and blood oranges make the chicken pop in flavor!

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Classic Mushroom Pasta


Whenever I travel somewhere, I always want to make sure to get the most authentic experience from the country. Especially food experiences. When I was in Rome, it was hard to recognize authentic restaurants since there are so many tourist traps with overcooked pasta and cream in the sauce ( how could you treat your pasta this way?!).

Anyway, one of my Instagram followers – Livingintravels is traveling across Italy and currently spending time on Rome. Her pictures reminded me of how great the food is in there and how awesome they treat their pasta. So I decided to make an authentic Italian pasta and show you the proper way of cooking it.

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Beet Hummus


Hey everyone! I had some beets left from the previous recipe and decided to make something from leftovers. Since i love hummus a lot, it became my first choice.

Do not hesitate buying a jar of tahini sauce. It can serve you well in other dishes including burgers or even cookies.

If you are hosting a superbowl party this weekend, your guests will highly appreciate this healthy option. This hummus goes incredibly well with pita chips, celery or cucumbers.

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Superbowl is coming up this Sunday! For me this football event has always been sort of like a Thanksgiving or Christmas: we feast, we drink and we celebrate! Food on this day is extremely important and I try to do my best to prepare the table.

Since I decided to become peschetarian/vegetarian for a while, I realized  that this year’s menu should look a little different, at least for myself. Sticking to the burgers was a great option because who doesn’t love them? I came up with a fancy recipe for burger patty made of beets, experimented for the first part and the week and voila!

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Homemade Syrniki (Ricotta Pies)


As a proud Russian, I sometimes miss my grandma’s comfort food. Syrniki, which entire female population of my family used to make, was my favorite breakfast before school.

My mom usually served it with sour cream, my grandma made it with strawberry preserves and my other grandma made it with apricot jelly. Everyone had the way to make and eat them. Today I would like to introduce you to something that warms my heart and brings warm memories to my head bite by bite.

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Vegan Stir Fry


Since I moved to San Francisco, my knowledge about various cuisines got a little broader. I promised myself that starting in 2018 I’ll finally expose myself to asian cuisine.

Not quite sure why it took me so long to stock up my kitchen with rice vinegar, few types of soy sauce and sesame seeds. But I think because where I am from (I am from Russia), these ingredients are sort of luxury. In order to cook Pad Thai or simple Cantonese sauce, It would take hours of research, days to wait for a package that may or may not pass the customs and of course, lots of money.

For now, since I have been practicing for quite a while it’s time for me to show you some of the recipes that I came up with. Let’s start with the healthy one.

P.S.: I Used P.F. Chang’s sesame sauce for this recipe and it turned out absolutely delicious, but just in case I included the recipe for the sauce itself.

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The Easiest Lobster Tail Recipe


Remember that one time you ordered lobster at the restaurant and paid an idiotically high price for it? Well, this should stop! The thing is, lobster tails are usually inexpensive and the price range could vary from $8 to $15 depending on the area you live in. Hint: the once who live near the sea or the ocean typically pay a little less. You can find lobster tails in your local supermarket in raw fish department or frozen in the seafood section.

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