Gluten-free Italian almond pie with pears and blueberries

As it is good that there are simple recipes of baking in the world that don’t required special ingredients and long preparation, but the meal is harmonious to taste and immediately becomes a favorite. In my opinion, they are intended for the perfect family Sunday lunch.
One of these favourite recipes, which I use very often, especially in the season of fresh berries and fruits is Italian almond pie recipe.

Extra seeds spelt banana bread (vegan & sugar free)

Decided not to postpone the sharing of the promised banana bread recipe (with an oat milk). A super simple recipe for perfect Sunday breakfast. Let’s get long introductions off – the ingredients tell about itself: everything is very available and economical, but at the same time it is HEALTHY!

Oat milk

To tell the truth, since the childhood I was assured that the cow milk is the best source of protein and calcium (yeah, it sounds like an advertising slogan:)) But it’s not as simple as it seems to be.
Indeed milk is rich in protein (casein) and contains calcium. BUT! However the human body doesn’t have enzymes which are able to convert casein, in particular, therefore drinking of milk can adversely affect the digestive system (by the way it is an allergen), and calcium (which contains in pasteurized cow’s milk) is poorly absorbed by the human digestive system. In addition lactose (milk sugar) has a high glycemic index, i.e. it can sharply increase the level of sugar in the blood. Such discoveries make us think about what we eat. Probably sometimes we need to reconsider our habits;)
So how can we replace cow’s milk? If earlier I would never have thought that I would make up my mind for such experiments, now I began to actively learn these questions. Gonna tell you what I found out.
A healthy and tasty alternative to cow’s milk are oatmeal, nut, coconut or soy milk. Vegetable milk will be especially appreciated by those who have an allergy to casein or lactose intolerance. I’ll try to tell about all of its kinds in the next posts but at first I want to touch on oat milk.

Gluten-free Gorgonzola pear brownies

It seems finally the spring arrived to us and now each of us is increasingly thinking how can you please yourself. Everyone wants changes and unusual combinations)
If you adore baking experiments as much as I do, try to cook brownie with this recipe. The chocolate flavor and noble aftertaste of blue cheese and pears will conquer every chocoholics and gourmets.
Instead of wheat flour I used almond ones so if you’re following a gluten-free diet or healthy lifestyle adept, feel free to take the recipe for a note!

Blood orange cardamom marmalade

Hooray, i’m finally returned to my blog!

I hasn’t shared any recipes here for a long time and piled up about one million proven recipes for the year!
Sooo I present to your attention the recipe of Blood orange cardamom marmalade. I added it to the base recipes because it’s a very successful version of citrus jam cooked with pectin: both great consistency, moderate sweetness and harmony of tastes, – there is everything we love!)

Ultimate vegan sprouted chickpeas burger

Today’s recipe I wanted to share even during Orthodox Lent, because burger is eggs- and dairy-free, and now it can also be useful for vegans and healthy lifestyle’rs☺
I used a mix of whole wheat flour and spelt flour for buns. You can use your favorite spices and fill the burger with any additional ingredients from your fridge. I’m sure that successful combinations of fillings can be a great many, and they all will find their own fans)

Raw sprouted hummus

What ingredients and dishes do you remember when you hear “the healthy food”? For some reason, chickpeas and hummus immediately come to my mind. They are deservedly popular among a healthy lifestyle adherents and vegetarians. Let’s see why they are so fancy?

Vegan banana chocolate chips loaf cake

By the way it’s a time to begin to share more healthy recipes So since this Monday you can find not only desserts-bodykillers on my blog,, but also less harmful dishes, which will be terrifically tasty and undoubtedly surprise and please you and your conscience.
So I bring to your attention one of my favorite recipes. This banana chocolate chips loaf cake is so delicious that when you enjoy it a reproachful question flashes in a moment in your head: “Is it generally legal?” – but then, remembering that it is #healthybaking, you can finish eating a tasty piece with peace of mind☺

Lime meringue tart

Lemon meringue tart is a classic dessert, which became popular due to a delightful combination of tastes: the sour lemon curd shades the sweetness of meringue, and if this is not a harmony of taste, what is then?!
Probably, no one will be surprised if I say that a lemon meringue tart is one of my favorite desserts. I say this word for almost all of my recipes, but it really is! I like to share the cooking secrets of meals I liked, because that’s what a blog is for.

Blue cheese burger with stout caramelized red onions

Not so long ago, I decided to take part in a popular in Russia culinary competition in Instagram. The first task was to prepare a burger, and I’ve just been about to try to make him home. Now I can proudly say that the burger was excellent!
Firstly, I discovered a very successful recipe for buns. Surprisingly, the dough includes milk and eggs. Before this I was convinced that for a hamburger you need buns made of the simple dough with flour, water & yeast. But I was wrong, buns will be much tastier and more beautiful with these additional ingredients!
Secondly, it is caramelized in stout onions. You can not imagine what flavors were in my kitchen during cooking. To be honest, I used a little less stout than indicated in the recipe – I should have tried it! In any case, this did not affect the final result, except that it was definitely more fun to cook☺
And the main thing, of course, is meat! When I was in the cooking classes, one student shared the secret of how to make chopped steak more juicy and tastier – just add finely chopped bacon to the beef. This lifehack really has a positive effect on the taste of meat. Take a note)

Russian honey cake “Medovick” with crème brûlée and caramelized top

Medovick is a classic Russian honey cake from the Soviet times.
To be honest it has never been my favorite cake. I have a sweet tooth but if I was faced with the choice of either Honey cake for dessert or nothing I would choose nothing.
With all my indifference to this dessert I can not refuse to bake it at all as I’m a baker, at the same time I should be able to do it well. Furthermore Medovick is favorite cake of some of my clients.
And now I’m ready to present you Honey cake with crème brûlée and caramelized crust which was born one day in my kitchen.
According to the number of requests to share the Medovick recipe in Instagram there are many people would like to try this cake, so I’m happy to share you the detailed recipe of it.

Sticky blood orange upside-down cake

Some of the recipes must be shared. You just want them to be known about by every person, cause they are too successful and universal. This sticky blood orange upside-down cake is one of the good examples. Last year I baked the cake like this and now I decided to repeat it specifically for my…

Lemon olive oil chiffon cake with black currant curd

Spring is coming and in pleasant expectations of its warm sunshine and flower smells I’ve prepared a few recipes of light desserts. This Lemon cake with black currant curd will be the first of them. Lemon chiffon sponge is the best moist and fresh foundation for cake to my mind. Let’s see what is the…

Blood orange crème brûlée

This crème brûlée with blood orange hearts perfectly suited for St. Valentine’s Day or romantic meetings. All charm of crème brûlée, to my mind, consists of a fairy combination of textures: a thin caramel crust is hiding behind a gentle vanilla custard. Delicate hints of the blood orange add freshness and playfulness. This easy to…