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Breakfast, Old recipes, Блины

Milk Crepes with lemon zest and sugar


Today is the day when I at last made a 90 degree shooting stand and I am so happy with that! Now it is possible to shoot anything from above and be sure that the photo would be focused and well done. But that is not the main event today, those crepes is the main event today. Again from the 19th century book, amazing russin milk crepes with lemon zest and sugar. The recipe is a bit strange because there is no sugar in the batter itself but you have to eat crepes powdered with sugar and that is strange even for me as I have eaten so many different crepes in my life.

You know, crepes are really a native Russian food. I think most of foreign people would tell me that they know about “Blini” (Crepes) but never tried one. But the recipe for crepes is easier than any recipe for american pancakes, honestly. You should give it a try, you will not be dissapointed.


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Breakfast, Каши, Манка

Guryev semolina porridge, with heavy cream, milk skin and vanilla


Amazing day, oh, it is already night… But ok, this morning was great, my first try of mastering a really old recipe- recipe from  year 1851! I have to say, people in Russian Empire knew how to eat really well. Yes, the recipes I found are hard to read because they are written on old-russian language, most of the times there is no info about weight and some other points are missing, as well as cooking in a stove was a bit difficult I think:)

You know, that might be strange, but here in Russia we are losing our history. Maybe because of current culture, maybe because of Russian past, I mean USSR, but we forgot almost everything about our cuisine. Russian cuisine is not only about borsh and vodka, there are so many amazing dishes, but they are forgotten. All people know pizza, sushi, different american and mexican fastfood, and does not know anything about russian cuisine, about food of their native country. What should we do? I think we just have to keep going and telling everyone about our native dishes, and telling not only russian people but everyone who visits this blog. I love cooking and I love it for having no borders and having no restrictions, so let it be like this- I want to share our food with you, yes, with you, the one who is reading those words right now, and I want you to feel the warmth of russian hospitality through our food, feel the friendship and love.

And that would be great to start with amazing semolina porridge-  Guryev semolina porridge, with heavy cream, milk skin and vanilla. Actually, I got hard times looking for a “milk skin” translation. I hope I am right but will try to clarify. When you heat up the milk, and you do not boil it, just heat, the tender structure start appearing on a milk, that is milk skin, that is what my dictionary told me.

That porridge was the favorite dish of Russian emperor Alexander III (1845-1894).

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Breakfast, Oatmeal

Fast vegan breakfast, Russian style oatmeal porridge


So, that will be a really short post just with one picture. I got a new photo background as well as new fabrics so I just wanted to use them as soon as possible. And as to recipe, there is nothing difficult, there is more a story behind this rather than just a recipe.

Porridges… That thing is so common to russian people, I just can’t find needed words to explain this. Imagine this- if you live in Russia, you eat porridge almost everyday starting from early childhood, and you know so many different kinds of porridges that you may solely write a cookbook dedicated only to porridge. Just listen: buckwheat, rice, millet, oatmeal, semolina, corn, einkorn, and there are different way of cooking those porridges as well! For example, it is common to eat buckwheat (and as far as I know, Russia is one of several countries where people are used to buckwheat, it is not popular in Europe or USA at all, if I am wrong, just correct me) with milk and sugar as porridge or eat it as a garnish to meat patties:)

I wanted to say that for long time. Here is Russia we got lots of proverbs about porridge: ” Too much butter won’t spoil the porridge”, ” The porridge is good, but my plate is so small”, “You can’t fed a Russian man without porridge”, “Shi (Russian soup) and porridge- this is our food”. It is of course difficult to translate proverbs but it is easy to understand that porridge is really important for us and is connected with our history (and fairytales!)

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Breakfast, Dessert, Diet, Oatmeal, Pies, Pies, Vegan

Chocolate vegan banana bread


Oh, I am really happy to write again here. So much time without photos and food cooking. Ofc I cooked a lot but the summer was so busy and so great that we got too much other things to do. I left my job, got married, we visited Morocco and Sahara desert, got a trip around Russia, lived in a countryside for a month, learned so many things together with Daria! And even I spent really not much time making photos, but I tried to learn new and check new masterclasses as well as food blogger pro. As I said, we spend some time, a month or even more at the countryside where Daria mother lives all the time and we learned lots of things in terms of growing vegetables, berries, making procurings for winter, and so on. We made tons of canned berries jams like black currants, rasperries, gooseberries jams as well as some amazing salted cucambers and tomatoes, mmm… We even tried making salted canned watermelon! That was an amazing experience. I also created some new photo backgrounds and I really like them and you may check a new one on the photos below.

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Breakfast, Diet, Not assigned, Vegan, Блины

Vegan pancakes with banana sorbet and berries


Work, home, move to another apartments, wedding preparations, all in one in one moment, and a cat running around. But I really like everything that is happening now. The Lent is over and we are now continue eating as usual with a focus on whole eating, but, honestly, we need some time to get used to our new home. We now spent more time going to work as well, so sometimes I am too lazy to cook. And that is not good, of course! Here is a thought of a day- make your schedule and abide it! Make sure you spend your time on work, with family and some time with your hobby. That is difficult, but that is the beginning.

But one thing never changes (No, I am not talking about Fallout games series:) – breakfast. Breakfast, morning, pancakes. I am learning how to use cast iron frying pan and it is unique experience, actually, a bit difficult, but the results are nice. But we will talk about cast iron later one. Now we will talk about pancakes. Even the Lent is over, I still prefer to make vegan pancakes sometimes, just because you don’t really need eggs and cow milk to make magnificent pancakes!

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Breakfast, Dessert, Diet, Pies, Pies, Vegan

Chocolate- peanut butter banana cake


Third recipe, and you know, starting blog is not a fast thing for me because of many reasons, actually: work, things to do, tiredness, but that chocolate- peanut butter banana cake is ready to put anyone in good heart! This is just a stockpot of vitamins, healthy ingredients and amazing taste. This cake is solid, rich, I may say- for real man, there is almost no lightness, it has only one task- to feed a man and to do it nicely and for a long time.


I really love that cake and made it for several times, and I also used it for making layers for vegan layer cake with fruit compote, jam and coconut frosting.

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Breakfast, Dessert, Diet, Pies, Pies, Vegan

Banana pumpkin bread


Please check this out- banana pumpkin bread, or cake? There is a question here, as I am writing blog on two languages, it is a great way to practice in English. As far as I know, such cakes are called bread in English, but why? Why not cake or pie? I think the reason is just because in Russia you may call it pie or cake and most of people will understand. But anyway, this bread, or cake, is just great, and that is it. I spent lots of time not doing pumpkin bread just because I was afraid of pumpkin, yep, that was just a strange product for me personally, but then I decided that I have to start trying it, so I will just start from baking and deserts, why not?


Banana pumpkin bread. EE food- clean eating, vegan and vegeterian. чистая еда, веган и вегетарианские рецепты.

This is the second post in the blog, but I can’t say the same about photos. I am now struggling with photos for 6 month. and I made a way from phone camera to average SLR camera, from shaking hands and stands made from books to normal tripod, from strange cloth background to painted wood. But there is still long way to go. And even now, when I start to like to photos, when I start to get likes from different people on Instagram, I fully understand that I could not rest, I just need to work harder, just because I know so little about food photography. So those photos are made just some days ago and are really latest ones.


Banana pumpkin bread. EE food- clean eating, vegan and vegeterian. чистая еда, веган и вегетарианские рецепты.

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Breakfast, Diet, Oatmeal, Vegan

Overnight oats #1


So, hello? Good morning (eat your overnight oats!), evening, day to you. Oh, I’d better say thank you. Thank you for visiting my blog, blog about food, about changing ourselves, changing the food we eat, about not eating junk, and about all other things. This all is a great new experience, and I am happy with it and with this stars. Cooking is just a great hobby which makes me and Daria happy everyday, and I become much happier when I see people eat my food, this encourages a lot. I really want o cook more and more. So today is the daym first ever post in the blog, first step to this new sphere. Lots of things to study, lots of things to know and understand. So what now- move forward!

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