Chocolate Babka (Polish Bread) by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Christ is risen! I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try! I started to first make bread with the sun dried tomato bread recipe I posted recently. I felt inspired to keep learning about bread making. The kneading, to be quite frank, is the part that discouraged from making bread but…

Maqui Berry Lemonade by Julie Morris

Christ is risen! Summer is here! On a global level, this week is going to be a very hot week. Today alone the temperatures are above 40 C (100 F +) in many parts of the world. Tomorrow will be 95 F here in New York City. “Suns out, larimar out” or “Suns out, lemons…

Customized Classic Baked Vanilla Bake by Anthea Cheng

Christ is risen! Blessed Feast on the Uncovering of the Relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh! Many years to those of you who have the name Sergey! Spraznika! 🙂 Today it was a big celebration and I wanted to make a showstopper cake. I was thinking of making the frosting with vanilla frosting dyed green…

Vegan Crab Cakes from Vegan Huggs Blog

Christ is risen! This has been my personal favorite faux crab cakes recipe. I stumbled upon it years ago and it’s my go to since. It is very easy to make, and if you don’t have chickpeas on hand, canned artichoke hearts can be used– I’ve tried it both ways and both are excellent. When…

Hummus with Tahini

Christ is risen! I’ve been making this recipe for about 6 years or so now and its been my go to recipe ever since I found it. Joseph Shuldiner uses baking soda in his recipe when soaking the chickpeas overnight; I use apple cider vinegar. When taking classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute, I learned…

Spring Ingredients

Christ is risen! I fasted not only from certain foods and passions, I fasted from music. Music is a major soul uplifter for me, but during Great Lent I practiced going to and relying on God as the source to uplift my soul. I made little progress, if any, but its probably better something and…

Easter Recipes I will be using time and time again

Christ is Risen! Hello my dear ones! The photo above sums up pretty much the last few months what I have been striving for: trying to be deep in prayer. I have not written for many months, please forgive me. I tend to get muscle spasms, sciatica, and back pain; I was in no mood…

Carrot and Spinach Breakfast Muffins

Christ is Risen! Glory be to God! Another recipe to share from Phaidon’s “The Greek Cookbook”. So far, nothing has been a disappointment from this cookbook. The recipes are easy to make vegan for someone who has an intolerance to dairy. The flavor combination of dill and cumin and the Greek yogurt is a mixture…

Cheesy Carrot Keftedes

Christ is Risen! Lately I have been eating many Greek inspired dishes and going to our local Greek restaurant, Elea. From observation, a lot of the Greek foods are wholesome foods and many are plant based, or can be easily made plant based. In Greek culture, majority of the population is Orthodox Christian. Part of…

Springtime Minestrone

Christ is Risen! This has become a recent favorite soup go-to of mine! Summer time is not usually a time one thinks of having a bowl of hot soup but this is simply delicious and not something to miss! It is very easy to make and the ingredients are in season that after making a…