Homemade Chocolate Bar or You Too Can Find Time to Cook

I am asked these questions very often: “Where do you find time for cooking? Do you really enjoy it? Wouldn’t you rather be spending time doing something fun than chopping and baking?” I wish I had a dollar every time I tried to explain that making dishes can be fun and relaxing and that it plays such an important role in my family’s physical and mental health. Check it out yourself!

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Tomatoes Stuffed with Quinoa and Tofu or How Quinoa rules the World

Today I am so happy, guys! My day was amazing! I spent hours writing, editing, reading, had a long walk through the downtown, a cup of steamed coconut milk latte and, last but not least, I cooked the dinner that surprised even me. Being honest, it does not happen very often, I am too exacting a cook. Nevertheless, today’s success made my day.

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Creatively Speaking about Dislikes

I do not know maybe it is a recent weather or just me being moody but this week I have decided to share a very unusual piece of writing with you guys.

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Eggplant and Sweet potato Towers with Cashew and Beetroot Sauces

I hope this post is going to find you, guys, healthy and happy. My days have been busy and loaded with writing, taking classes, tests prepping, picture taking, reading and, of course, cooking.

Even though today’s recipe calls for almost the same set of ingredients as the previous one, I decided to post them consecutively to show you how easily you can spoil your families with yummy dishes, having the same vegetables and spices in your fridge.

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Eggplant Rolls with Beetroot Salad

So excited to share my first recipe with you! Yay! Can’t believe I made it to the point where you, guys, can try things out and enjoy the dishes my family loves and cooks on a regular basis.

Today we are going to make Eggplant Rolls With Beetroot Salad. It is a great appetizer or a side dish that can be served warm or chilled, easily adjustable to anyone’s taste and is packed with healthy foods.

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5 Pantry Essentials You Should Keep Handy

A long time ago, when I started changing my habits and thinking about the future I was going to have if I continued eating randomly, I needed such a list so badly. I did not know where to start from, where to begin. Putting all found pieces of information together, I finally came up with 5 must-haves for a successful transition from eat-it-all to eat-what-makes-difference diet. Some items from this list will help you to create delicious recipes and/or will improve your skin appearance, hair and nails condition as well as overall wellbeing.

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Appreciation Or Thinking Deeper

Oh boy! Time does fly by fast. Hard to believe it’s been almost … two weeks since the Memorial Day weekend! I hope you all guys had a great three-day break! I had an amazing one! In fact, the long weekend made me think about something very important, something that I do not think about enough. Appreciation.

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Living the Dream or From Seattle with Love

I have been thinking for a while now what to say in my first post about Seattle.  I mean, of course, I have to write how pretty it is, or clean, or modern. But I guess those are just the obvious criteria for each and every city described by its much-dedicated fans. I bet the people of Chicago could easily fight for their city to be the prettiest, or the people of Austin would argue that there is no more modern city than theirs.

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Health is not a choice – It is the way of living

I was born in the family of the doctors. Both of my parents, my sister, and her husband went a long way to get their medical degrees and I am … well, I am not one of them. Honestly, I have never been a big fan of blood and that kind of stuff. So these days I learn about health from literature, experience of others and, of course, my own. And this is the hardest part: I have to try everything out on myself. I claim it is the hardest because medicine has hundreds of researches to prove its point and I have to dig through the knowledge buried under the tons of information. What do I mean? Things like how to suppress inflammation in a body or how to heal irritated gums, or increase vitamins intake without actual pills.

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Denver Then and Now

I used to believe that our memories like to play tricks on us. We remember things not as they were or happened but as our brain allows us. It forces out negative, scary or embarrassing feelings leaving us the awareness that something unpleasant happened in the past. As much as I believe this is cheating of some sorts, I still really appreciate this ability. Otherwise, the weight of the things that were done and couldn’t be changed, can press down on us and mess with our present and future.

In 2007, the whole 9 years ago, I did the craziest thing my parents could have ever imagined and signed up for Work & Travel program that basically meant spending three months working in the United States as an international student and then traveling for a month around the country. Read More