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Radish Avocado Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Green Onions + easy homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette with Garlic.  Healthy, Mediterranean Style Recipe, full of fiber and nutrients. This is a great recipe to use radish.  Radish is so good for you, and this healthy, edible root vegetable should not be ignored!   It should be on your grocery shopping […] Read More

Tomato Basil Avocado Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Dressing - you'll love this refreshing, healthy, Mediterranean style salad. Made with fresh ingredients, it's perfect for the Summer! One of my favorite salad dressings ever is just a simple dressing with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey. It goes really well with these salad ingredients: This salad […] Read More

Roast Duck Recipe

Ever wondered how to cook duck? It's much simpler than most people think. This Roast Duck has tender and juicy meat, crispy skin, and it's glazed with the honey-balsamic glaze to give the duck a beautiful roasted look. It's a great looking dish - perfect for any special occasion, and with the holidays coming up, this […] Read More

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries - this easy Thanksgiving side dish is not only delicious and bursting with Fall and Holiday flavors (cinnamon, maple syrup), it's also healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and packed with fiber! I love the combination of ingredients here!  Even if you don't like Brussels sprouts, you'll love […] Read More

Thai Zucchini Noodles

Thai Zucchini Noodles

Delicious Thai Zucchini Noodles with a homemade, spicy Thai sauce, topped with toasted sesame seeds. Asian comfort food! I loved these spicy Thai noodles - so much flavor in this simple recipe! If you're looking for an unusual way to use up your zucchinis - this is the perfect recipe! You'll start by cooking 2 […] Read More

Honey Lime Chicken Thighs

Cilantro Lime Honey Chicken Thighs

Pan-Roasted Cilantro Lime Honey Chicken Thighs - easy, delicious, super-flavorful chicken! I love cooking with chicken thighs - they are so easy to handle, and always come out moist and juicy. Can't really go wrong with this cut of meat. You'll love this simple recipe - perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner, and very budget-friendly […] Read More

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp, cooked in the skillet on stove-top - easy, healthy, gluten free appetizer. Low fat, low carb and low cholesterol recipe.  And, it takes only 30 minutes to make from start to finish! If you're looking for an alternative to shrimp scampi, you came to the right page! This is a very […] Read More

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Salmon

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Salmon baked in foil - easy, healthy, gluten free recipe that takes 30 minutes from start to finish! Serve the salmon with rice or greens on the side! Cilantro, freshly squeezed lime, combined with honey and garlic creates a really winning combination of flavors! The recipe is super easy. Place the salmon […] Read More

Asian chicken salad recipe with ginger sesame dressing

Asian chicken salad with homemade ginger sesame dressing is a great, easy-to-throw-together salad for one of those days when you have too much spinach, some leftover chicken, and too many other odd veggies at your disposal. Combining all these ingredients together with a flavorful, sweet and sour Asian dressing turns this salad into a restaurant-quality […] Read More

Arugula salad with walnuts, golden raisins, and Gorgonzola cheese

Arugula salad with walnuts, golden raisins, and Gorgonzola cheese I love baby arugula leaves - they are so good and flavorful in fresh salads! I also love spinach. Spinach and arugula definitely top the list of my favorite salad greens! They are easily interchangeable in recipes: in this salad, you can easily substitute spinach leaves […] Read More

Shrimp teriyaki over rice noodles

Shrimp teriyaki over rice noodles

Shrimp cooked in teriyaki sauce is a very easy dish to prepare, perfect for someone like me who works full-time and doesn't have time or energy to engage in lengthy and complicated recipes at the end of the workday.  This recipe uses a bottled teriyaki sauce, which is dressed up quite a bit with quite […] Read More

Pumpkin, coconut, and peanut butter curry

Pumpkin, coconut and peanut butter curry served over quinoa This recipe combines a lot of my favorite flavors together: Thai spices + pumpkin + peanut butter + black beans + some honey + just a little bit of coconut milk (only 1/4 cup for a whole recipe). The resulting dish is a hearty, Asian-inspired curry […] Read More

Vegetarian pumpkin curry

Vegetarian pumpkin curry: Thai curry

I am so excited to add this vegetarian pumpkin curry full of Thai flavors to my regular rotation! Simple, flavorful, healthy, easy to make - this curry is a wonderful weeknight meal that I can quickly and easily make right after I come home from work. I can't even begin to describe how good this […] Read More

Asian salmon with rice noodles and asparagus

Asian glazed salmon with rice noodles and asparagus

If you don't like salmon because it's fishy or dry, you will change your mind after you try this Asian salmon recipe! The salmon here is very moist, flaky, juicy, and flavorful. The Asian sauce is smooth and silky, with just the right amount of garlic. The whole dish is very easy to make - […] Read More

Crepes with caramelized apples and ricotta cheese filling

The Fall is here! It makes me very happy: I love rain, thunderstorms, the sound of lightning, leaves turning yellow, and, of course, Fall harvest foods. And, what better way to celebrate the first days of Fall than to cook something yummy with apples! I love crepes (A LOT), and I just knew I couldn't […] Read More

Honey cake - Medovik Tort - торт Медовик

Today is a very special day, my blog's 1-year anniversary, which I am celebrating by baking a very special honey cake with a very special cooked flour frosting that even The Pioneer Woman raved about back in 2010. If The Pioneer Woman herself called it the best frosting she ever had and urged that you […] Read More

Dessert crepes with ricotta cheese, berries, and kiwi

My most favorite Summer desserts are always baked with berries or fruit, such as this bundt cake, these delicious mixed berry muffins, or this easy apple-plum tart. Then, there is another category of desserts where no baking is required and where you can create an endless number of combinations, - I am talking about crepes […] Read More

Asian sesame salmon

Asian sesame salmon

Salmon, salmon, salmon. How I love good quality wild fresh salmon! This salmon you see on the photos is directly from the famous Seattle seafood market, and it is SO-O-O GOOD! Especially when you turn it into an Asian sesame salmon, beautifully caramelized and a little charred: For this dish, I made a very simple […] Read More

Salmon fillet with Sake sauce and wild rice

Salmon with Sake sauce and wild rice

Asian recipes with salmon are often hit or miss, because salmon could be so fickle: you don't want to overcook it and end up with a dry salmon that does not taste good. I am also a big fan of savory flavors, so I was looking for an Asian fish recipe that would not be […] Read More

Crepes with ricotta cheese filling and pears roasted in honey

OK, after my blog post yesterday on how to make crepes, I can't wait to share one of my most favorite ways to serve them. So here it goes.  I want to warn you right away, this post has some of my worst photography, and the resulting crepes with ricotta cheese look much more appetizing […] Read More