Family Recipes — gluten free

Fermented Foods - Probiotic Tvorog (Quark)

Fermented Foods - Probiotic Tvorog (Quark)

Tvorog (more known as cottage cheese or quark) is a very popular Russian soft cheese. It's very easy to make at home by warming soured milk until it curds and separates from whey, and then straining it. There are many techniques of preparing tvorog (cottage cheese) at home: some use lemon juice, vinegar, or enzyme (rennet). However, these methods don't contain beneficial live probiotic bacteria. That's why I am using kefir grain as a starter culter in the fermentation process of cottage cheese making. In this case, tvorog (cottage cheese) contains good-for-you probiotic cultures.   Cottage cheese (tvorog) can be eaten...


Fermented Foods - Sour Cream

Fermented Foods - Sour Cream

Today, I am continuing the series of posts dedicated to something close to my heart, fermented foods. As you already know I am a big fan of kefir due to its powerful healing properties and unique taste that reminds me of my childhood. Even though there are many different ways to make sour cream I personally prefer making it using kefir. Not only does it result in a more authentic and distinguished taste but it also means you are getting all the health benefits of kefir in a rich and creamy sour cream. And, who doesn't want this? It's not a big deal if you don't...


Epic Beetroot Truffles

Epic Beetroot Truffles

It's the sweet simple things in life that make us happier. If you have a sweet tooth and sometimes just have to finish your meal with the dessert to satisfy your cravings without feeling guilty afterwards than these raw beetroot truffles are for you! These mouthwatering raw truffles are fresh, vibrant, and jam-packed full of flavour. Plus, they are healthy too! Naturally sweetened with dates and... juicy beetroot! Both are a very good source of dietary fibre. In addition, beetroot contains magnesium, potassium, folate, zinc and high amounts of natural antioxidants (polyphenols and betalains).  With this recipe, you can call yourself the Master of Camouflage because...


Apple Yoghurt Bark

Apple Yoghurt Bark

Cool your kids down during hot summer days with this refreshing apple yoghurt bark. An easy, healthy, super cute snack and a must-have in your freezer this summer. It's always a big hit in my house! This yoghurt bark is a great alternative to the traditional ice-cream which can be very high in sugar and saturated fat. If your little ones have a sweet tooth just add a little bit of honey or maple syrup to the yoghurt to sweeten if desired.  Your kids will enjoy eating this high-protein, energy boosting yummy and healthy treat.  Shhhh.... just don't tell them it's not a real ice-cream.  ...


Paleo Chicken Patties

Paleo Chicken Patties

I am a big fan of "one family, one meal" idea because none of us likes to slave in the kitchen preparing a different meal for each member of the family. I do understand that it is different for families with food allergies or sensitivities, and I am honestly feeling for you... However, for the majority of us, the idea of one family equals one meal is very appealing.

Let me introduce you the most delicious, nutritious, fast, easy and just mind-blowing Paleo chicken patties that all the family will enjoy, starting from your 9 months old baby, toddler, pre-schooler, husband, and yourself.