Sunday cooking -Baked vegetables with cheese

This dish is perfect for fall, I cook it for every family occasion and it in fact became my “signature dish”. I may even cook it for Thanksgiving. It was inspired by Ratatouille but without zucchini and it includes a lot of cheese. Time – 30 minutes Portions – 4 -6 Ingredients: 1 big or…

Few reasons to enjoy the fall season

When I was small I used to resent the fall season – I grew tired of it after the first week of school. However, as I got older I learned to enjoy it and now I am actually looking forward for autumn to begin. Below are some ways to enjoy the fall season: Getting &…

French Onion Soup

Every fall I get this strong craving for soup. I want something filling, hot, spicy and yet delicious that keeps me warm and make me feel cozy at home, even before the weather gets cold. This recipe for the French onion soup does exactly that, plus it is easy to make and it uses basic…

Quick Russian Salmon Appetiser

If you are in the mood for something salty that involves salmon but does not take a long time to prepare then you came to the right place. I came up with this appetiser idea by mixing 4 ingredients. Time to prepare: 5 minutes or less Serves 2 Ingredients: 400-600 g of fresh smoked salmon…

Time Management Secrets

As anyone else, I have my highs and lows in efficiency cycles. There are times when I can be very efficient with my time and keep focused for a long time, and there are also down times when I feel overwhelmed with things to do. When I just started university, I felt like I was…

Enjoying Life 101: Switch from Observing to Participating

Some people are good at telling stories and I love to listen to them. Some stories are about vacation, the incredible places they visited and exciting things that they’ve seen or done. Once, while listening to one of these stories, I heard something weird. It goes like this – the story teller was in Italy,…

Roasted Whole Chicken with Spanish Rub

This is a perfect recipe if you have lots of spices and seasoning, a whole chicken and an hour for chicken to roast. The good news is that it is very easy to make – only 4 steps, and the scent of slightly spicy roasted chicken is beyond amazing. Time: 10 minutes for prep, 1.15…

Chilli with Nachos – Easy Dinner

I first heard about this dish from my mom who found it in some Russian magazine. There are many variations of this dish, from soup-like chilli that is sold in many restaurants and coffee places like Tim Horton’s (and tastes great with fresh bun and butter on the side) to other forms. This one is…

Easy tomato bisque with basil

This soup takes 20 minutes to make, uses basic ingredients and it tastes so good that my husband who does not like soups, ate 2 bowls of it really fast 🙂 This soup makes a perfect dinner or lunch, really healthy and smells amazing. Ingredients (4 servings) 3 cups of water Salt 1 cup of…

Muffin in a Cup – Morning Delight (no baking)

What if I told you that you can make a fresh muffin in a cup under 5 minutes without baking, using basic ingredients? Dreams come true, and here is a recipe for your next perfect morning delight. This is the courtesy of a Buymeapie.com blog. Recipe 1 – Coffee Muffin in a Cup Ingredients (for…

Fried potatoes with mushrooms

Side dishes are underrated and unrecognized. Some of them, like this one, take about 15 minutes or less in 7 easy steps and are so tasty that they can definitely steal the spotlight! These fried potatoes with mushrooms can go well with some fried or grilled sausages, chicken or any other meat or fish, as…