Super easy lentil kale soup

Super easy lentil kale soup

Lentil soup appears on our family’s dinner table at least once a week. It is hard to imagine that I did not know lentils existed until about 10 years ago. Once a staple food and one of the main export crops, lentils became a forgotten ingredient in Russian...
5 minute chocolate soy mousse

5 minute chocolate soy mousse

My family loves chocolate. We favor darker, more flavorful varieties which also happen to be healthier because they are lower in fat and sugar and higher in antioxidants. The kids are so used to dark chocolate that they often prefer to the more...
Home-made granola

Home-made granola

One of the reasons I like making my own versions of foods available ready made in stores is that I can control the quality and quantity of ingredients. Then, of course, it is much cheaper and typically tastes better, too. Granola is a perfect example. I have tried...
Massaged kale recipe with variations

Massaged kale recipe with variations

I wrote this post for Stone Soup, the blog of Food and Nutrition Magazine. This recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare kale so I could not resist republishing it on my website. I discovered kale a few years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite vegetables...
White bean and sausage soup

White bean and sausage soup

This soup is so delicious and so easy to put together that once you gave it a go you will be wondering why you have not tried making it before. It is one of our winter standbys for busy weeknights. I always include beans or lentils at least 2 to 3 times in our weekly...