Japanese rice for sushi

Culinary glossary, Healthomania

  Japanese rice has more than a thousand varieties. It is considered that the most luxury rice grown in the northeast part of Japan – in the Tohoku area. In general, Japanese rice is called “short rice” in contrast to the main Asian variety – Indian, or “long rice.” Japanese “short rice” is slightly different …

Ginger noodle soup with vegetables and egg

Eggs, Healthomania, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Main dishes, Soups

Many years back I’ve bought a very special cooking book. Book that suggests dishes depending on your actual energy: yin or yang, to be able to find an energy balance of the body. Or activate the energy that is needed (Yin food helps to relax, Yang food – activate creativity and gives a power). There …

Measurements and conversions

Culinary glossary

Let’s make our life easier and enjoy cooking! Here you can find some useful information about kitchen utensils with the recommendations about their usage, alongside with measurements and conversions chart.

Easy home-made ice-cream with marshmallow

Dairy products, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Desserts

Summer came in Dubai! Only AC and ICE-CREAM can save us 😁. Many people think that it is very difficult to make a good ice-cream at home. Believe me it is possible! Moreover you can easily make it without any special equipment, having only a simple electric mixer. And yes, this ice-cream will be light, …

Bagel with “Antarctic krill” and avocado

Healthomania, Vegetarian, Breakfast

  Hi. I love breakfast time! I am full of energy and motivation to create smth cool on plates for my family. Every morning it is something different however I like using avocado🥑, tomatoes🍅 and cucumber🥒 almost every day (certainly in different combinations). The secret of a good taste is in details. Today’s secret is …

Mini-cakes from semolina porridge with oat flakes

Dairy products, Eggs, Flour, grains, pasta, Healthomania, Sustainable Kitchen, Vegetarian, Pancakes, mini-pies, muffins, Desserts, Breakfast

Hello! I do not know about you, but I really do not like it when food wastes. I am sure you are familiar with such situation when you cook something to your kids and they with one voice are shouting that they will not eat it, but something completely different. This happens time to time …

PISSALADIÈRE or Onion Pizza

Festive dishes, Flour, grains, pasta, Healthomania, Sustainable Kitchen, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Pies, tarts, casserole

What do we know about the onions? That they are considered as one of the veggies that prevent both infection and infestation. They belong to the allium family. Many of them are grown in the gardens, some as ornamentals in flower borders, others as herbs and edible plants.Why does the onion have so intense smell? …

Linguine with Brown Butter and Croutons

Flour, grains, pasta, Healthomania, Sustainable Kitchen, Vegetarian, Main dishes, Lunch-box

When you don’t have any ideas for lunch just make LINGUINE WITH BROWN BUTTER and CROUTONS! Only 3 ingredients are needed: pasta, butter and toast bread. Additionally you can add some Parmesan, basil leaves, chilli or any favorite spices. I am sure if you have kids you freezer is full of bread crust from kids …

Vegan brownies (egg-free and lactose-free)

Egg-free, Festive dishes, Flour, grains, pasta, Healthomania, Lactose-free, Vegan, Desserts

It is almost impossible to say no to this melt-in-your-mouth treat. Crispy outside and chewy inside chocolate paradise just move everyone to another reality. These velvety chocolate brownies are light and fluffy. The reason is that the recipe is based only on vegan ingredients. Fast to prepare, easy to cook and delectable to enjoy every …

Lace pancakes

Dairy products, Eggs, Flour, grains, pasta, Sustainable Kitchen, Vegetarian, Pancakes, mini-pies, muffins, Breakfast

Just before the Lent, it is the right time for PANCAKES! In my culture this time is called “Maslenitsa” – is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, that is, the eighth week before Eastern Orthodox Pascha (Easter). Maslenitsa corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival, except that …

Fluffy oatmeal porridge with cashew milk (lactose-free)

Egg-free, Flour, grains, pasta, Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Breakfast

I love testing new products. Just for fun. No diet, no limits, just new tastes and smells. This time I bought cashew milk. I am sure there is a lot of recipes with it in internet, but I was just following my instincts and desires to find “my dish”, simple but delicious. And here it …

Baked chicken nuggets

Meat, Main dishes, Lunch-box

For all lovers of chicken nuggets! This is the easiest and quickest recipe for home-baked chicken sticks. Only 3 ingredients!

Vegan scramble “eggs” (egg-free)

Egg-free, Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Breakfast

I am not a vegetarian or vegan, but I love discovering new flavors and simply experimenting in my kitchen. Currently my mother-in-law is visiting us in Dubai for school spring break. She is Polish (from the North-West) and I should say that it is very popular to have scramble eggs for a breakfast there. So …

Cottage cheese minis with raisins

Egg-free, Flour, grains, pasta, Vegetarian, Pancakes, mini-pies, muffins, Lunch-box

These delicious minis are soft and tender. Egg-free recipe with whole grain flour is a healthy option for a snack in a lunch-box of your kids or as something sweet for a tea-time for all family.

Honey shrimps with cognac

Egg-free, Fish and seafood, Lactose-free, Starters, Salads

I love this dish! Mainly because it’s tasty but also because it is so much fun to set fire to panful of shrimps. If you never flambéed before, give it a try – it’s unexpectedly easy. Just be sure that there is nothing flammable around. Flambé is a cooking procedure in which alcohol is added …

Gado-gado

Eggs, Gluten-free, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Main dishes, Salads

You know that one dish doesn’t always mean one recipe. Moreover it means that there are many recipes of one dish. Gado-gado is good example of this rule. Nevertheless there are still few basic ingredients that just should be in it: chili, sweetcorn, green beans and cucumber. It comes from Indonesian cuisine and literally means …

Creamy hot chocolate (lactose-free)

Lactose-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Drinks

Hello! Every morning at our home starts from hot chocolate milk for my kids. This routine happens because they wake hungry very early (around 5:45 am). So the easiest way make our sons happy so early is chocolate milk. Breakfast is served later, around 6:45 am). This is the alternative recipe of chocolate milk, where …

Chicken and potato burgers

Meat, Main dishes, Lunch-box

Hello. Continuing the potato theme, let me introduce to you one more tasty dish, which you can feed the whole family. These are fritters from potatoes and chicken minced meat. Like two in one: meat with a side dish in one piece. I serve them with fresh salads and vegetables. An excellent dish for lunch …

Lazy potato and beef fritters

Meat, Main dishes

In Belarusian cuisine there is a dish from potato filled with meat or mushrooms. It is called “potato zrazy”. This dish takes some time to prepare and needs some practice. Well, as a mother of two boys I don’t have too much time so I find my easy way to cook “zrazy”. I call them …