I personally think tiramisu is the best dessert on Earth! It was the dessert that I was craving non-stop during my pregnancies. I typically make all my desserts at home. Scratch that, I make all my food at home: bread, buns, pasta, yogourt, etc. But at that time I couldn’t find any homemade tiramisu recipe that tasted good and was safe for me to eat while being pregnant. All the tiramisu recipes were with raw eggs and most of them with alcohol. So how to make tiramisu at home in a way that is safe for pregnant women and kids to eat?
Did it ever happen to you that you want to eat something new but you don’t know what? Well, that happened to me the other day. I looked into the caverns of my fridge and found two poor zucchinis and one big eggplant screaming at me, “WE NEED TO BE EATEN AND SOON!”. So I came up with the idea to create a vessel to rescue my poor vegetables. I based this tasty eggplant recipe on one of my favorite dishes called Rollatini. If you are looking for a vegetarian recipe that tastes great, this is it.
I like having oatmeal for breakfast, but my two girls don’t like it. I tried it in many versions: soaked all night, sweet with apple jam, raw with yogurt. No matter what I did, they did not like it! But like any good mother, I know what’s good for my kids. I know they need to eat oatmeal. Oatmeal is good for us for many reasons: it keeps cholesterol low, it’s good against heart disease, it’s a good source of magnesium, zinc, potassium, and so much more! Plus, if you eat oatmeal for breakfast, you will be sure not to get hungry until lunch. So, finally, I chose the recipe that the whole family would enjoy.
Cheese… Who doesn’t love cheese? If you have cheese you are okay 🙂 I don’t drink milk because I don’t like the taste, but I do love cheese. Ever since I tried this recipe, I stopped buying ricotta cheese from the store. My homemade ricotta cheese is so much better! There are similar recipes on the Internet, but mine is a little different in a sense that you will taste the lemon in it. It is fresh, a little tangy, and so much better than store-bought cheese. You don’t need fancy equipment or special tools, just a simple cheesecloth or even a clean light dish towel will do the trick! Don’t be afraid of making your own cheese – it is fun and really rewarding! You can even make your homemade cream cheese with this ricotta. Just add 1/2 cup of 35% cream and a pinch of salt to your prepared and cooled ricotta cheese, and mix it well with a hand blender. Keep it cool and it’s good for a week.
Beets! I just love beets: in homemade juices, in soups, in salads and even as a food colorant to make the pink frosting on cupcakes. They are sweet, beautiful and very good for our health! This Russian beet salad recipe was given to me by my father-in-law, and I make this salad every week starting in late fall until the end of winter. That’s when the beets taste the best! Continue reading