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Pear Ricotta Bruschetta

Pear Ricotta Bruschetta with Roasted Pecans and Honey

Pears are wonderful because they can be used in sweet as well as in savory recipes. Pear Ricotta Bruschetta with Roasted Pecans can be served as an appetizer or dessert. I’m wondering if everyone has a moment or even a period of time when you just enjoy everything? Everything seems beautiful and in the right […]

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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 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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Raw Almond Joy Bars

Raw Almond Joy Bars

Gluten-free, guilt-free raw Almond Joy bars! When I was 16 and going to college I decided to go to cosmetology school. It was a short program (no nails or makeup) taking up only a few days a week focusing just on hair. I was excited to buy my good quality Japanese scissors, sharp and ready […]

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Banana Almond Sour Cream Muffins

Banana Almond Sour Cream Muffins with Walnuts

Who wants to face their fears and to even talk about it let alone talk about it in a food blog? I mean, Chipotle, for example, is afraid of snakes. I am afraid of some insects. Emmett, our master food taster, is afraid to jump off the sofa, but I’ve witnessed him leaping off the […]

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The Ultimate Fruit Salad

The Ultimate Fruit Salad

How many of us avoid eating fruits because we think they contain too much sugar or think they are too acidic for the body? Of course I heard the expression, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. We have the exact saying in Russia. I always thought fruits caused weight gain because many are […]

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Mannik Russian Semolina Cake

Mannik Russian Semolina Cake

Mannik Russian Semolina Cake is a traditional Russian dessert and requires just a few simple ingredients. Mannik is easy to prepare and extremely tasty. In Russia mannik is called a pie and it is made with manka, a grain known as semolina in the United States. Semolina is made from the middlings of durum wheat. […]

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