Vatrushki – Eastern European Sweet Cheese Buns

Vatrushki is one of those sweet childhood treats that makes me very nostalgic. Mom often baked them for me when I was living with my parents. Probably that's why I decided to share this recipe right before Mother's Day. This recipe is a bit time consuming, but the result is totally worth the effort. Also, you can divide this recipe by two and make a smaller batch. What's Vatrushki? Vatrushki - plural, Vatrusha - single, pronounced vat-roosh-kah. It is a traditional Eastern European ... Continue Reading

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes

I've been playing a lot with my infant sourdough starter lately. It still fascinates me how incredibly versatile this thing is. Although I have big plans for my starter, making sourdough croissants, pizza, brioche, and biscuits, I've decided to start with something a bit more simple and familiar. Yes, I'm talking about scrumptious sourdough pancakes. This recipe is very easy and straightforward. The only thing is it takes some time to make. You'll need to prepare an overnight sponge and leave ... Continue Reading

The Veggie Feast Shakshouka Recipe

For me, Shakshouka is a truly international dish. As with every brilliant food, it was embraced by different cultures and modified according to their's tastes and culinary traditions. Even though Shakshouka's roots go as deep as Northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), most of us know it as a Middle Eastern classic or as Jerusalem favorite egg dish. And for me, that's unique the beauty of cooking. It allows us to spread great ideas without limits or borders, and adopt them for oursel... Continue Reading

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancake) Recipe

Okonomiyaki is one of those funky dishes that at first you don't even want to try, but once you had your first bite, you can't stop eating. It's almost too much going on in this dish. It might overwhelm you with a robust smoked smell of katsuobushi, an intensity that comes from pickled ginger and sweetness from okonomiyaki sauce. But somehow all those strong flavors can harmoniously coexist in a peaceful marriage in one bizarre but unpretentious dish, and although Okonomiyaki is a very casual ... Continue Reading

Savory Parmesan Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts we could name. It's extremely nutritious and satiating meal, plus it gives an excellent source of energy to move you through the day. Ok, you've probably already known that. What you might not know is that oatmeal tastes awesome when you cook it with a pinch of salt and serve with savory toppings. Most people have never tried savory oatmeal, and they would refuse to try it because it' seems too unusual. But in reality, it's incredibly delicious ... Continue Reading

Asparagus Mimosa Salad

This Asparagus Mimosa Salad is one of the simplest and healthiest breakfast recipes we have on our website. In fact, this salad can be served at any time of the day, but since it topped with a grated egg (the most breakfast ingredient ever), we love to have it in the morning. The recipe is super simple, yet very delicious. Just want to warn you to keep an eye on your asparagus. Make sure to blanch it just for 3-4 minutes, not to boil it until it becomes soft and brownish. Bon Appétit! T... Continue Reading

Super Easy Cottage Cheese Doughnuts

Dreaming about soft, hot, and light as a feather homemade doughnuts? There is nothing easier! We called this recipe Super Easy Cottage Cheese Doughnuts for a reason. Just a few simple ingredients, you probably already have in your kitchen, and you can make the magic happen. Spend about 40 minutes of your time to get one of the most delicious breakfast/dessert you can imagine. When we deep fry something, we like to use sunflower oil. It has a high smoke point and a neutral flavor, unlike ... Continue Reading

Crispy Baked Apple Oats

We have plenty of complex and luscious breakfast recipes on Viva La Food. With that in mind, we've decided to share something very simple and yummy today. Because we all want to eat delicious breakfast, but spend the minimum time and effort to prepare it. This Baked Apple Oats will be a perfect solution for your work week breakfast routine. It'll be ready in no time, while you're getting ready for work, and will provide you with energy and essential fiber for the whole day. You ... Continue Reading

Best French Lemon Crêpes

If you follow Viva La Food long enough, you've probably noticed that we are crazy about crêpes. We have several different recipes on our website, such as Beer Crepes and Caramelized Apple Crepes. We often cook them for brunch or even dinner, and always experimenting with different recipes and proportions. All things considered, we're incredibly happy to share this French Lemon Crêpes recipe, which we can name the most foolproof we've created so far. The secret is instead of using ... Continue Reading