4 posts tagged dinner

Creamy Mushroom Potato Casserole

I have been on a potato kick lately. Sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes, red potatoes, purple potatoes....fried, baked, boiled, mashed...hashbrowns, fries, and pureed. ENDLESS VERSIONS AND COLORS AND SHAPES! Part of the reason I have been part of the potato party was because I wanted to semi partake in the "potato challenge". The other reason is that I am Russian and I LOVE potatoes!!! Anywhoo... I wanted to make the ultimate potato casserole that was hearty, cheesy, creamy and used ... Continue Reading

Easy Lentil Buckwheat Pilaf

Although I love creating a fancy shmancy hard to prepare meals, most of my go-to meals are quick, simple and consist of ingredients that are always in my pantry. Buckwheat is a staple in the Russian household. It is definitely our go to "grain". I forgot about how much I loved Buckwheat when I was away at college but I reconciled my relationship a couple of years ago. It isn't very calorie dense but it is packed full of nutrition. The other brother in this recipe is the highly sought a... Continue Reading

CrisSpi Asian Tofu Sandwich

Crispy and Spicy Crisp n' Spic Cris n' Spi BAM...GOT IT!! CrisSpi!!!!!!!!! Pronounced: Krispai Yes...that was progression of my new term for something Crispy and Spicy. I find that combination to be extremely popular so I figured I can be clever and make an original term for it. No matter what Regina George thinks.....there will be much more "CrisSpi" recipes in Cardio with Carrots future...yeay! My new cool terminology stemmed from this amazing Asian Tofu Sandwich. ... Continue Reading

Russian Vegan Pelmeni

To celebrate Mother's day, I decided to include Momma Irena in my Cardio with Carrots hijinks. I give a lot of praise to my mom. She has undergone A LOT in her life.....and I sure didn't make it easier with my teenage and young 20's drama and problems. Somehow...she survived the mess of decade I put her through. So it was a great pleasure to bond with her over some cooking and fitness....both things WE LOVE to do but not in the same fashions lol. She loves her zumba and I love my deadlifts ... Continue Reading