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Black Bean Tuna Tomato Salad

Black Bean, Tuna and Tomato Salad

Relationships can have some tough moments. It involves constant work, commitment, and respect. It takes love and patience. And even though relationships do not always last, it is important to be grateful for the time you had together and things you learned from each other. Without going into personal details, a friend recently went through […]

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Vinegret – Винегрет – Russian Beet Vinaigrette Salad

Vinegret – Винегрет – Russian Beet Salad

When you eat something from childhood, it becomes nostalgic and you love it all your life. That’s what this Vinegret – Винегрет – Russian Beet Salad is to most Russians. We love this salad. Period. A few days ago my phone was stolen. Yes. It finally happened to me. I don’t think I’ve ever had […]

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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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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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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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Sunomono Japanese Cucumber Salad

Sunomono – Japanese Cucumber Salad with Smoked Baby Clams

Japanese culture is complex with a rich, diverse history. Even as a highly urban society it strives to be in tune with nature and stays deeply rooted in their traditions. Intricate tea ceremonies and preserving the samurai warrior code of ethics is still part of daily life. They are a culture that strives for perfection […]

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Purple Cabbage Yellow Pepper Coleslaw

Purple Cabbage and Yellow Pepper Coleslaw

How open are people to new things, to different ways, to themselves? Many times we fight our own intuition and refuse to listen to our inner voice or we react to something we are not used to because it makes us uncomfortable. Sometimes it happens the other way! We make an alternative choice and accept […]

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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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Grilled Shrimp and Organic Corn Salsa Lettuce Wraps

Grilled Shrimp and Organic Corn Salsa Lettuce Wraps

This is an easy to make lettuce wrap that is healthy and delicious. Grilled Shrimp and Organic Corn Salsa Lettuce Wraps is a perfect lunch or light dinner on a hot, summer day! If you have never blogged before, you might not know what to expect. This is our third month of food blogging and […]

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Tomato Mozzarrella Tower Insalata Caprese

Tomato Mozzarella Tower Insalata Caprese with a Twist!

“C’è mozzarella… e mozzarella!”—as people say in Italy—“There’s mozzarella… and then there’s mozzarella!”. We can also push it a little further and say there is a tomato… and there is a tomato! Our favorite tomatoes are the colorful heirloom variety. Sweet, juicy and so fragrant of late summer—they are the kings of tomatoes in our […]

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Aviator Casear Salad

Aviator Caesar Salad with Chocolate Glazed Shrimp

We ran into this absolutely gorgeous “baby” lettuce at the market. Its young, green, crispy, curly leaves were perfect for our Aviator Caesar Salad. Of course you can’t just pour any Caesar dressing on a bed of lettuce and call it Caesar salad. The key to Caesar Salad truly is the dressing. Savory, salty, sour, […]

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