Category archives: Yum!

Cheesy Baked Fries Cheesy Baked Fries
  • Cheesy Baked Fries

  • A quick recipe for baked fries. I am not sure if this is healthier than regular fries, probably not in terms of calories, but at least you can control the salt and oil intake. These can be served as a side, or as a vegetarian meal.  What you will need:  Potatoes Mushrooms Green onions White onion Red pepper Thyme [...]
Miami Beach - Food & Entertainment Miami Beach - Food & Entertainment
  • Miami Beach - Food & Entertainment

  • Majority of our trip consisted of eating and burning in the sun on the beach. Isn't that's how a proper vacation supposed to go? My favorite thing about Miami Beach food scene was that there were not a lot of chain restaurants (at least not obviously so). My second favorite - outdoor eating. There are plenty of places to choose from. The four main are[...]
Grandma's Apple Squares Grandma's Apple Squares
  • Grandma's Apple Squares

  • https://youtu.be/gueCKeVuGy4 This is a bit different from my previous recipes; this time all the steps have been filmed! Hope you find it helpful! My grandma used to make these apple squares when I was a kid and I could snack on them all day long. They're not the healthiest thing in the world, but the apples gotta make up for all the butter and sugar, [...]
Favorite Crepe Recipe Favorite Crepe Recipe
  • Favorite Crepe Recipe

  • I am so excited to finally share this recipe on my blog! As I have mentioned before, I am not a baker. Anything that requires the use of flour = lots of time and effort in my brain. But I love crepes! In Russia there is a whole celebration about crepes (ok, it's actually about the end of winter, but we celebrate with crepes!) This recipe is super simp[...]
Valentine's Day Special - Russian Honey Cake (Medovik) Valentine's Day Special - Russian Honey Cake (Medovik)
  • Valentine's Day Special - Russian Honey Cake (Medovik)

  •  Happy Valentine's Day ! If you want to impress your loved ones, this cake will surely do so! However, be warned that this will require lots of strength and patience, but the results will surely "wow"! Hope you're not on a diet! There are two elements to this cake, the layers and the filling. For the layers you will need: &nb[...]
Roasted Carrots Roasted Carrots
  • Roasted Carrots

  • This is probably one of the simplest things you can make, but "oh! so delicious!" All you need is: Carrots (the colorful carrots make for a great presentation! I got mine from Trader Joe's $1.99, for a pack of 17 carrots!) Olive oil Salt and pepper (to taste) Garlic (optional) Parmesan cheese (optional) 10 mins for prep and 30 mins fo[...]
Food in Tulum, Mexico Food in Tulum, Mexico
  • Food in Tulum, Mexico

  • Of course, food is an important part of any vacation, that's why this post is dedicated strictly to the food we had in Tulum. On our way to Mexico the flight was delayed by an hour so we didn't get to Tulum until 9 pm. By that point we were pretty tired and HUNGRY. Since our hotel didn't have electricity, there was nothing we could do in the dark. I o[...]
Pan Fried Salmon + Barley Pan Fried Salmon + Barley
  • Pan Fried Salmon + Barley

  • Since today was marked as "Mother's Day" on the calendar, many ladies I know spent the time in the kitchen cooking for their moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, step-moms, etc. (Who said you have to be biologically related to be a female role model to someone?) We cooked a nice organic breakfast for our mom with eggs, different hams, veggies, etc. For din[...]
Steak Diane + Buckwheat Steak Diane + Buckwheat
  • Steak Diane + Buckwheat

  • I can't believe I have not yet blogged about Steak Diane! It is seriously one of the easiest and most delicious beef recipes out there! Whenever I am out of ideas about what to cook, Steak Diane is always my safety fall back. What you will need: tenderized steak butter (of course! not pictured) green onions garlic cloves (or buy already min[...]
Crispy Fingerling Potatoes and Chicken Breast with Lemon Sauce Crispy Fingerling Potatoes and Chicken Breast with Lemon Sauce
  • Crispy Fingerling Potatoes and Chicken Breast with Lemon Sauce

  • Quick and delicious recipe this Sunday: Crispy Fingerling Potatoes and Chicken Breast with Lemon Sauce. Pictured above are most of the ingredients you'll need (just in bigger quantities): chicken breast butter lemons white wine potatoes (fingerling) flour rosemary cilantro chicken broth salt + pepper (not pictured) To c[...]
Much ado about nothing - New Year's Resolutions Much ado about nothing - New Year's Resolutions
  • Much ado about nothing - New Year's Resolutions

  • New Years always start with a bunch of resolutions. Probably one of the most common resolutions is to lose weight and eat healthier. After all, you are what you eat, right? This post is about my strengths and weaknesses when it comes to food. My go-to healthy snack is BERRIES! I love berries, any kind of berries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries (so[...]
Creamy Brie and Mushroom Soup Creamy Brie and Mushroom Soup
  • Creamy Brie and Mushroom Soup

  • A couple of weeks ago I saw an amazing recipe on At The Picket Fence blog by Claire from A Little CLAIREification. Aside from the amazing pictures, the recipe looked amazing! I mean, you're cooking with wine? I am sold already. Add cheese, mushrooms, and cream and I am drooling! I knew I had to try it soon. And today was the day! Below are some of[...]