Perfectly Juicy Thanksgiving Roast Turkey

We need to admit, that Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. We can have a dozen of amazing dishes on the table, but they will be just a background for this masterpiece. I think that's fine, as long as you can cook you turkey to perfection. That means golden and crispy skin, and tender, juicy meat. And that's where the most problems start. Somehow the process of cooking turkey can scare the bejesus out of people. Well, I kinda get it because you have only one turkey on the table (most of the ... Continue Reading

How to Work with Brands and Build a Successful Blogging Business – SF first Picture Perfect Event

We Did It! We could have never imagined such a success but September the 23rd has proven that everything is achievable – all you need is inspiration, creativity, and… a badass team! Our first Picture Perfect event was an amazing beginning for women-only gatherings that boost self-confidence and motivation to build lucrative collaborations with brands. And, most exciting of all, is that this fabulous experience is going to last! How Many Women Does It Take to Throw an Event? 2 to ... Continue Reading

CK Supper Club: Taste of Eastern Europe

For me sharing food is the most sincere form of generosity. Because it’s like giving people a glimpse of your inner world, your background, and personality. You’re opening yourself to them, and they respond the same way. Somehow food has this magical power of uniting people regardless of their differences and backgrounds, making them feel connected. It’s almost an intimate experience. There is something special about gathering people around the table, and it’s truly the place where ... Continue Reading

Vegan Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding

Today I'm sharing with you a recipe of delicious Vegan Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding, which was a huge hit on my first cooking master class. This pudding-like coconut milk dessert combined with ripe mango pulp is rich but at the same time very light. With this simple dish, I tried to capture a little bit of summer warmth and sunshine, because the food is not only fuel for our bodies but also a great source of joy for our souls. There are two small tricks to make this Vegan Coconut Mango ... Continue Reading

Asian Style Meatballs with Rice Noodles

If you love Asian cuisine like I do, and need an easy and quick dinner recipe, look no further, these Asian Style Meatballs with Rice Noodles is what you need for a stress-free weeknight meal. This dish is neither traditional nor authentic, but still better and healthier than any takeout. Try it yourself and tell me what you think! I always thought of meatballs as an authentic Italian dish that comes with Marinara sauce and pasta. That was far before until I started to explore different ... Continue Reading

Vibrant Vietnamese Shrimp Summer Rolls

When I'm looking for a light and healthy dinner ideas, these Vibrant Vietnamese Shrimp Summer Rolls instantly comes to my mind. There is nothing more daunting for me than to spend the whole evening cooking in a hot kitchen. I truly believe that summer food should be fresh and simple because we have the luxury to eat delicious fresh produce while it in its prime season. So let's leave stew and roasted meat for colder seasons and enjoy eating crunchy raw veggies and delicious ripe fruits. T... Continue Reading

Light Kefir Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote

Panna Cotta is one of those desserts which look very fancy but actually incredibly easy to make. This silky, custard-like goodness is so great for summer. Because let's face it, it's not fun to spend a few hours in the hot kitchen baking pies and sweating next to an oven. That's why summertime is when Panna Cotta can shine in all it's glory, especially when topped with seasonal berries or fruits. For this particular recipe, I suggest cooking simple Strawberry Compote to add a little brightness ... Continue Reading

Best Grilled Chicken Pita Pockets

For our family summer is, first of all, is about grilling. My husband is incredibly passionate about cooking food outdoors, and not so much about cooking at home :) So when I have a chance to make him cook, I take it without asking. I've noticed that there is definitely something about guys and grilling. Somehow it fascinates them more than any other food related activity. My thoughts are the combination of fire, sharp metal objects, and a chance to spend time drinking beer with other buddies, ... Continue Reading

Tuna Tartare with Lemongrass on Crispy Wontons

Recently I've had an amazing opportunity to teach a cooking master class in the heart of San Francisco. It was my first teaching experience, and I felt incredibly excited, but at the same time overwhelmed with all the preparation and planning. I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone to give this class. At first, the whole idea of showing other people how to dice, julienne, and brunoise gave me and anxiety. However, the more I though it through, the more excited I got. Because I realized ... Continue Reading

Buttermilk Orange Panna Cotta

Light but creamy Buttermilk Panna Cotta is a foolproof dessert choice. You can cook it way ahead of time plus it's almost impossible to find a person who doesn't like it. Everybody will enjoy this creamy vanilla bean deliciousness topped with fresh oranges. It's a perfect dessert for warmer weather. Especially spring, when you can sit outside and have a teaspoon of light panna cotta and a sip of slightly chilled sweet wine. Yeah, life can be unbearably good sometimes! It's surprisingly ... Continue Reading