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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Clean eating means eating good proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. And one of the Kings of the healthy fats is the beautiful avocado. Avocados boast more potassium than a banana, it packs more protein per gram than any other vegetable, and they have 18 essential amino acids. No wonder, bodybuilders everywhere are scarfing down guacamole like…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

I still feel the smell of this chicken cooking engraved in my mind. My mom used to make it. It was simple, filled with garlic and had the crispiest skin just begging to be bit into… Technically, it is more of a Georgian dish than it is Russian. But since the Georgians had so much influence on…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

This ladies and gentlemen is a true nostalgia from my childhood. Chocolate nostalgia. Back when I was a little girl, New Year’s Eve was not complete without “babushka’s vafel’nyi tort” and these chocolate confections. My mom was the master of these little chocolate pastries, simply named “Shokoladnaia Kartoshka” or in translation - Chocolate Potatoes. It’s not difficult…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

I always thought it was brussel Sprouts… but turns out it’s BrusselS sprouts. Color me stupid. Regardless of how you say it or spell it… these are fantastic! Brussels sprouts are a new love for me. And just a few years ago they started emerging at every new hot spot in the city. They were served in salads, thinly…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

When I am not inventing new recipes in the kitchen, my favorite way to enjoy an evening is to get together with close friends and family over a warm meal. As most hosts will say, a lavish dinner is not an easy task to accomplish. The host must be organized, focused and gracious. Upon their…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Every once in a while I want something that tastes incredible, and heartwarming, and just plain scrumptious! Every once in a while, if a craving hits, I try to satisfy it, so that it won’t rear its ugly face at 2:00 a.m., when I suddenly find myself stuffing my face with two-day-old pizza and snickers bars.…

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