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Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic with Cayenne

Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic with Cayenne

Apple cider vinegar has been used medicinally for centuries. It is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It can help release certain vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat such as iron to help to oxygenate the blood, which helps regenerate cells. There are many benefits to adding ACV to your day and this Turmeric and […]

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Shiitake Crimini Mushrooms with Red Wine Reduction

Shiitake Crimini Mushrooms with Red Wine Reduction

There’s no arguing that mushrooms and wine blend perfectly. Shiitake Crimini Mushrooms does just that. The woodsy, forest-rich flavors are easily complimented by plenty of wines that carry the same characteristics. I remember not liking wine at all when I first tasted it. To me, all wines tasted the same and made me sleepy. I […]

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Eggplant and Mushroom Tacos with Crunchy Cole Slaw

Eggplant and Mushroom Tacos with Crunchy Cole Slaw

The great thing about a taco is that it can be made with a variety of fillings and served with endless toppings. Eggplant and Mushroom Tacos goes well with soft tortillas or hard shells. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy healthy Eggplant and Mushroom Tacos. You can serve this colorful dish with […]

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Fresh Pistachios

Fresh Pistachios are in Season! (September-October in the US)

Fresh pistachios are gorgeous. They have a cream colored shell with a pink and green seed. They are buttery, sweet, and slightly pungent, a flavor that is hard to describe. Several years ago, I was working for a Persian guy in Santa Monica. We became good friends. So one day he invited me to go […]

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Sweet Potatoes with Avocado and Truffle Oil

Sweet Potatoes with Avocado and Truffle Oil

You are going to love this Sweet Potatoes with Avocado and Truffle Oil appetizer! Writing is a commitment. I’ve been following food blogs and noticed the different personalities they all have. It’s very easy for some people to just sit down and write a story. Words just flow into sentences and create a wonderful story: […]

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Spaghetti Squash New Recipe Vegan

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato, Mushroom, and Rosemary Coconut Cream Sauce

New Spaghetti Squash Recipe I don’t stop being amazed from what nature offers us. For example, the spaghetti squash. This one is new to me. I met this vegetable several years ago, but I didn’t have it until a few months back. To me it looks like any other pumpkin or winter squash, maybe even […]

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Quinoa with Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula and Cranberry Salad

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula and Cranberry

Recently, quinoa has become one of our favorite foods. It is effortless to cook and there are many different recipes and countless ways to make it. Sometimes it is enough to put some olive or coconut oil and pinch of salt for a healthy side dish, or be creative and dig through fridge and pantry […]

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Sirniki Syrniki Russian Pancakes

Sirniki Syrniki Russian Cheese Pancakes

Sirniki or syrniki is an all-time favorite breakfast in Eastern European countries. A crispy, golden exterior, and a creamy inside create a perfect combination of texture most of us can’t resist. We all like texture. And we are particular about the textures we like. Textures can be comforting or something new we’ve never experienced before. […]

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Russian Chicago Magazine ChipotlePotato

ChipotlePotato Shares Recipes with Russian Chicago Magazine

We are excited and proud to announce ChipotlePotato will be sharing a recipe each month with Russian Chicago Magazine. Russian Chicago has become one of the largest and most well-known Russian-language sites in North America and is available in print and online. You can find the recipe at Zucchini Rolls with Homemade Pesto Appetizer. This […]

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Red Lentil Mushroom Masala with Coconut Cream

Red Lentil Mushroom Masala with Coconut Cream

You know those moments when someone talks about a movie or a song they want you to see or hear, and you get excited about it, but forget the name and never actually watch it? That is unless they actually give it to you whether it’s a DVD or a link. It was the case […]

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Healthy Vegan Coleslaw

Crisp, Summer Fresh, Healthy Vegan Coleslaw

Perk up any BBQ or picnic with this crisp, summer fresh vegan coleslaw. I wanted to post this Healthy Vegan Coleslaw recipe a while ago, but things kept coming up and I would forget. Life is like that – we plan one thing, but often times things go a different way, which makes us say […]

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Goma-ae Okazu Japanese Spinach Salad

Goma-ae Okazu – Japanese Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Salmon

Spinach is a nutrient dense. Calorie for calorie it is high in vitamins, minerals and loaded with many other polynutrients. It is fat and cholesterol free so you don’t need to worry about your weight-loss regime getting out of whack when you consume this highly nutritious food. Spinach is packed with cancer fighting antioxidants and […]

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Roasted Rosemary Portabella and Rainbow Mushrooms

Roasted Rosemary Portabella and Rainbow Potatoes

Did I tell you that I like fast food? Not the out of the package or boxed fast food that is bad for you, but foods, which are easy and fast to cook. Sometimes it is because I’m too tired to make an amazing French-style 20 coarse meal or because I am busy with many […]

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Chia Seed Pudding

Raw Chia Seed Pudding

Let’s talk about something heart-healthy, tasty and pretty, – delicious Raw Chia Seed Pudding with Banana, Mango and Pineapple Coulis. Serve it up as a beautiful parfait for breakfast or any other time of the day or night. It is the perfect way to get the daily requirement of fiber and omega-3. Salvia Hispanica is […]

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Fish Croquettes with Talapia

Fish Croquettes

These chunky, tilapia Fish Croquettes are light and healthy. Croquettes are a favorite all over the world, East and West. In India they are called aloo tikki, a popular northern dish served as a side, snack, or sold as street food by roadside vendors. The Japanese have their korokke, which is coated in panko before […]

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Raw Cacao Banana Smoothie

Raw Cacao Banana Smoothie

Just watch this video and see how easy it is to make Raw Cacao Banana Smoothie Who doesn’t need a chocolate fix once in a while? Here is a light, delicious and healthy chocolate treat that you won’t feel guilty about having. What I really like about Raw Cacao Banana Smoothie that it is not […]

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Crepes Blini Blintzes Maslenitsa

Maslenitsa – Crepes Week!

This week we made crepes to recognize Maslenitsa, which is being celebrated in Slavic Orthodox European countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Kazakhstan. However, it’s Russia that celebrates this festival most elaborately. Maslenitsa is a folk holiday that is observed the week before the start of the Great Lent (Russian Orthodox Lent). Maslenitsa is […]

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Sour Cream Salad

Sour Cream Salad and Martah the Cow

Before I get into our Sour Cream Salad, I have a story to tell about my Grandma’s cow. I do not know the whole story, but just before I was born friends of my grandparents gifted them a baby cow. My grandparents lived in the countryside just outside of Saint Petersburg, so they had private […]

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Cheese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Cheese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

I was around 10-years old when I saw these Cheese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls being made on a cooking show. When the show ended, I went to my mom and asked if I could use some cabbage and cheese to make “something”. She of course said, yes. So I went to the kitchen and somehow made […]

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Creamy Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard

Creamy Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard

This Creamy Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard is a perfect treat… especially when you’ve been well behaved. For the last week we’ve been extra selective with what we eat, because it was time to make a donation to the blood bank center. If you think about the concept of donating blood, it’s crazy – we humans […]

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Raw Almond Milk

How to Make Raw Almond Milk

Almonds are available throughout the year. It is an extremely versatile seed that can be used in sweet and savory recipes and has many health benefits. Learning how to make raw almond milk is easy and tastes so much better than store-bought nut milk! It has half the recommended daily allowance of vitamin E, which […]

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Cauliflower Potatoes Indian Spices Cilantro

Aloo Gobi – Potatoes and Cauliflower

It’s been chilly lately and we wanted to make something warm and cozy like this Aloo Gobi dish, which is an Indian recipe made with potatoes and cauliflower. Aloo Gobi is a vegetarian dish made with aloo (potatoes) and gobi (cauliflower). It is a beautiful golden colored, dry, north Indian dish, a staple in Punjab […]

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Fried Rice with Broccolini and Mushrooms

Fried Rice with Broccolini and Mushrooms

I’ve been thinking for a while what to write about Fried Rice with Broccolini and Mushrooms and couldn’t come up with a good story. It is very simple and a perfect side dish for any meal. It is easy to make, like most of our recipes, and the ingredients are available in almost any part […]

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Homemade Raw Chicken Pet Food

Homemade Raw Pet Food – Chicken

The Ultimate Diet for Your Pet! Our pets love us unconditionally and we believe we humans should return that love with uncompromising care and the kind of food your pets were meant to eat. Simple, wholesome, nourishing, 100% natural. In respect to our pets’ need to have a healthy, balanced life, we feed them a […]

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Raw Berry Cheesecake

Raw Berry “Cheesecake”

I’ve been living in U.S. for several years and I am still not sure how to celebrate Christmas here. Back in Russia Christmas is celebrated on January 7th (Orthodox) and New Year’s Eve is when Santa makes an appearance. Santa Claus and Christmas are celebrated on different days, so it is difficult for me to […]

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