Kamut Banana Granola Bars

Two weeks ago, my friend made some unbelievably tasty and healthy granola bars.  Kids loved them, adults devoured them. She found the recipe here. I’ve been experimenting with the recipe since then and came up with the “Ultimate Healthy Mama” … Read more

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IKEA is wonderful for inexpensive and nice wooden toys. Yesterday, we went to there and bought Mula for counting. Mostly, because Mr. Big Baby, whilst able to read syllables in Russian at this stage, counts in a peculiar way: “One, … Read more

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vegan avocado cookies

Avocado cookies are a healthy vegan dessert to feed your family. Cooking for me is a free-flowing creative process:  mix one thing with another and use this thing instead of the other. This is why I love substitutions so much. … Read more

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My friend Sasha gave me a great idea for some simple creative toddler fun. All you need is a large sheet of paper and some finger paints. Let your child cover their hands with paint of their choice, then put … Read more

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Homemade mayo

Mayonnaise is typically made out of eggs, oils and sometimes, mustard. All by themselves, these ingredients are not unhealthy, especially if organic extra virgin olive oil is used. Commercial mayos are usually made with low quality oils – mostly polyunsaturated … Read more

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carrot fries

Next time your kid asks for French fries, try to make these instead. Parsnips are rich in folic acid, copper and manganese and carrots have a lot of fiber and vitamin D. Almond butter adds extra protein to the dish. … Read more

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world's healthiest muffin

I’ve been baking these muffins quite often over the course of about two years, perfecting the recipe each time. Please let me know if there is a “healthy muffin contest,” because my muffins deserve to enter and win gold medals … Read more

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Now that we have established that soy is not the best food,  let’s  make some nut milk. Store-bought nut milks are, essentially, processed foods. They include some unpronounceable ingredients and unhealthy preservatives. I think, making your own is a lot … Read more

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Should you eat soy? Occasionally, my family eats organic tofu, tempeh and miso. While occasional consumption of soy products is unlikely to cause health problems, too much soy is not the healthiest choice. Average consumption of soy foods in Japan and China is … Read more

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I love baking. Cakes, cookies, muffins, breads:  I am not sure if it’s the flavors I like more or the actual process of mixing a few ingredients together, sticking the dough in the oven and inhaling the resulting aroma. Unfortunately, … Read more

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Mojito

I tried to make a virgin mojito today, but came up with this light and  healthy mojito juice. Enjoy!    

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The glycemic index is the relative rate of blood sugar rising when a specific food is compared with glucose. Glucose has a glycemic index of 100. A food is generally considered to have a high GI if it is rated above … Read more

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