Breakfast

mango smoothie

Probiotic Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl

In my attempt to grasp at all things summer and consume copious amount of fresh produce, I forgot for a minute that mangos and turmeric are not particularly local to Chicago. I must have gone through gallons of this Mango Turmeric Smoothie in the past couple of weeks without admitting […]

coconut buckwheat chai porridge

Buckwheat Chai Porridge + Video

Porridge is a permanent breakfast fixture in my house, as my youngest one has a bowl every morning. With buckwheat being one of his favorites, I often wind up with a surplus of cooked buckwheat. No complaints here, since the little guy inherited the love for buckwheat from his mama. […]

Crispy Waffles {perfect with whole grain flour}

Saturday mornings are made for crispy waffles! Does anything in the world feel better than your kid going ‘mmm.. mom, this is the best’? Making memories, one meal at a time.. I always look for recipes that go well with 100% whole grain flour, which can be challenging to make […]

Lemon Pudding {self-saucing}

Reminiscent of souffle, lemon pudding is a combination of melt-in-your-mouth spongy cake with a layer of cream. I have all the ingredients on hand any given day, and can quickly whip it together with no special prep. The layers separate on their own, with the cream collecting at the bottom. […]

Homemade Strawberry Kefir

Creamy and silky homemade strawberry kefir, the richest source of probiotics, tastes just like store-bought but without any unnecessary ingredients.

probiotic blood orange pudding

Probiotic Blood Orange Chia Pudding

I’m adding another recipe to my collection of ‘ things to make with kefir or yogurt‘. Blood orange chia pudding is a very simple, filling and fun meal that can easily perform as dessert. I’m on a good streak with my kefir production, thanks to Yemoos kefir grains, and my […]

Homemade Granola Clusters {Gluten Free}

Do you ever get a fixation on a project to the point that you can’t settle until you achieve perfection? I can’t say that such state of mind afflicts me too often.. but when it does, it almost always relates to a recipe, or a cooking technique.  My kitchen turns […]

Kefir Flax Seed Porridge {My Reset Meal}

I’m a big fan of eating everything is moderation. But sometime after I forget the ‘moderation’ part (or choose to ignore it) and during the seasons of indulgence, I like to have a small eating ‘reset’ – a few days of very simple nutrient dense meals, fermented and raw as […]

Whole Grain Einkorn Waffles

Breakfast or dinner, these whole grain einkorn waffles make a regular appearance at my house. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made them! Full of protein from farmers cheese, eggs and milk, and wholesome goodness from einkorn, I could eat them every other day.. Today I served […]

Einkorn Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are such a classic that they need no introduction. They are loved by everybody, versatile – perfect for breakfast, lunch or even dessert, and such a breeze to make. My version uses einkorn flour, which a lot of folks believe to be the healthiest variety of gluten containing […]

Buckwheat Waffles ~ GF

Waffles with the addition of farmers cheese (Russian tvorog) are the only kind of waffles I’ve been making recently. Well, maybe I did make my sourdough waffles a time or two as well… Farmers cheese, which is another name for Quark is unriped unpressed cultured cheese. It contains mostly protein […]