Super Easy Egg Swaps in Baking

Christ is in our midst! During fasting days, especially many strict fasts, such as Great Lent, Nativity, Dormition of the Theotokos and the Sts. Peter and Paul, these times translates to intense prayer and reflection of oneself, connecting to God in addition to dietary restrictions that help purify us. These foods include no eating of…

Hot Chocolate / from Lakanto

Christ is in our midst! Fasting from foods is what majority of people think of when fasting during Great Lent. Speaking humbly, as someone who lives a plant based lifestyle, it is much easier to fast from food than from our passions. We each have our own demons to battle with, be it despair, envy,…

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Christ is in our midst! Today is the second day of Great Lent. I thought this dish would be too tempting for Clean Monday. This is not the recipe I had intended to share during Great Lent because it is quite indulgent and mouth watering but I have many people in mind who came to…

A Very Green Breakfast: Kale Pesto Toast with Steamed Brussels sprouts

Christ is Risen! Instead of “Anastasia’s Peaceful Kitchen”, I sometimes wonder if I should rename the blog “The Picky Eater”. I have been a very picky eater since I was a young girl. I have a strong distaste for tomatoes, pickles, fish, and some fermented things. Tomatoes, however, I don’t mind having as ketchup or…

Smashed garlic and vegan cheese sweet potatoes

I found this recipe looking to be more creative with sweet potatoes. I typically enjoy sweet potatoes, baked or mashed, usually with a side of grated beets topped with salt; if I have it baked, I love to have it with a quick drizzle of truffle oil, Pink Himalayan salt, and sprinkle on hemp seeds….

Lettuces, In General

Season: spring – autumn Function: cooling Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate – loud  

Meyer Lemons

Season: autumn – spring Taste: sour – sweet Weight: light volume : moderate – loud Tips: add to your dishes to brighten them up; add at the end of your salad; make ’em as yummy candies!  

Leeks

Season: autumn – spring Taste: sweet Botanical relatives: chives, garlic, onions, shallots Weight: light – medium Volume: quiet Techniques: boil, braise, fry, grill, roast, steam Tips: add early in cooking process I have a fond memory of leeks. The last time I visited my homeland, Poland,  I was about 6 years old. I have vague…

Cauliflower

Season: autumn – winter Taste: astringent Botanical relatives: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi Function: cooling Weight: medium volume : moderate Techniques: boil, braise, deep-fry, gratin, puree, raw, roast, saute, simmer, steam The second top-middle photo is pizza crust…made of CAULIFLOWER! Buffalo ‘Cauliflower’ wings! BBQ Cauliflower! Mashed Cauliflower! Roasted Cauliflower! WOW! The endless…