Russian Dumplings (Pelmeni)
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Russian Dumplings (Pelmeni)

Pelmeni have got to be one of my favourite foods of all time. For those of you who are not familiar with pelmeni, it is a type of Russian or Ukranian dumpling. It is similar to an Asian dumpling but looks like an oversized…

8 July 2017
Slow Cooker Osso Bucco
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Slow Cooker Osso Bucco

It’s time to get your hygge on and make this hearty Slow Cooker Osso Bucco. This is one of my mum’s delicious recipes which is full of in-season onion, carrots and celery…mama knows best! Eat in season. Slow Cooker Osso Bucco Serves: 4-6 people Ingredients: 3 sticks…

1 July 2017
Farmers Market Strawberries in Brugge, Belgium
Winter Recipes

Fruits & Vegetables in Season this July

Happy first of July! I hope all my Canadian readers have a very happy Canada Day. For anyone who has not been to Canada, you are missing out! It is the most beautiful country in the world (IMO) – check out this photo. I have…

1 July 2017
Apple, Walnut and Cinnamon Rolled Oats
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How I Cook Rolled Oats – Quick, No Fuss, No Mess

Oats are super good for you. They contain a special type of fibre (Beta-glucan) which: reduces the absorption of cholesterol from food keeps you feeling fuller for longer is digested slowly, giving you sustained energy and keeping your blood sugar levels steady However not all oats are…

18 June 2017
Tandoori Chicken Skewers on a Metal Baking Tray
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Tandoori Chicken

For all the Russians out there, next time you are cooking shashlik (traditional lamb skewers cooked over coals), try this tandoori chicken recipe as well, you can thank me later. This tandoori chicken is a Pakistani recipe, they also know a thing or two…

12 June 2017
Beetroots and Carrots at the Markets
Winter Recipes

Fruits & Vegetables in Season this June

It is the first day of Winter. In all honesty, it isn’t my favourite season. So I have made a list of things to look forward to in Winter. I hope that it makes you feel better too. cute chunky scarves warm socks and slippers reading under…

1 June 2017
Swiss Alps
Nutrition Travel

Top 5 Healthy Habits to Learn from the Swiss

Switzerland had to be in my top two European countries that I visited this time last year. Why I love Switzerland: It is UNBELIEVABLY beautiful! Super friendly locals I felt incredibly healthy I had no choice but to feel wonderful while I was in…

23 May 2017
Beef and Carrot Polava (Rice Pilaf)
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Beef and Carrot Palava (Rice Pilaf)

This cold weather has me reaching for tried and true family recipes. As I am of Russian heritage, I of course love palava, plov, pilaf or whatever you prefer to call it. Carrots are now in season; the perfect excuse to make palava!…As if…

15 May 2017
Welcome to Acre Sign
Autumn Recipes

Acre Eatery, Camperdown

An urban farm and cafe in the heart of Sydney. That was all I needed to know. I could barely contain myself, imagining what a carefully crafted cafe meal using fresh seasonal produce would taste like. Acre Eatery is located at Camperdown Commons in the Sydney suburb…

14 May 2017
Waffle French Toast with Bananas, Walnuts and Maple Syrup
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Easy Waffle French Toast

This recipe sounds complicated but it is really TOO EASY.  It is simply French toast cooked in a waffle iron to give it those waffle dimples that hold the maple syrup oh so well. This recipe is also healthy (just don’t go too crazy…

6 May 2017