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8 Homemade Salad Dressings that are Going to Blow You Away

Nothing feels as good as the first warm day at the beginning of spring. Everything is blooming, and it finally feels like it’s time to put rich stew and hearty soup recipes aside and cook light salads packed with healthy greens and veggies. Making a salad is always fun and creative process. The choice of ingredients depends on mood and taste preference, but the routine is the same. First, you’re choosing your base; it could be a crispy butter lettuce, bitter radicchio or pungent ... Continue Reading

Mediterranean Style Roasted Potato Salad

The grilling season is around the corner, and that means it's time to find a new potato salad recipe to serve on BBQ parties. We decided to create a healthier version without mayo, but with lots of vibrant ingredients, including sweet shishito peppers, Kalamata olives, and homemade pesto dressing. We like that this salad in not heavy at all, but very satiating and goes exceptionally well with grilled fish and chicken. This dish is definitely staying for our outdoor cookouts. Freshness ... Continue Reading

Raspberry Ricotta Crostini

The combination of raspberry compote, ricotta, and orange are our latest flavor discovery. Creamy ricotta mixed with orange zest and topped with simmered raspberries make an exceptional combination, fresh and vibrant just the way we like it. It feels like we're posting the recipe just in time, considering the raspberry season is around the corner. And if you're trying to find a perfect party appetizer look no further. These Raspberry Ricotta Crostini look so festive and would be incredibly good ... Continue Reading

Healthy Veggie Tacos

Who doesn't love tacos? Probably it's one of the most favorite and popular Mexican dishes that have ever existed. It's always packed with a variety of awesome ingredients from a flavorful carne asada to a vibrant pico de gallo. We were so inspired by this cool dish that decided to create our veggie version with roasted cauliflower, crunchy radishes, spicy cabbage chipotle slaw, and homemade salsa verde on the side. These Veggie Tacos is a perfect choice for the Meatless Monday, and they ... Continue Reading

Spicy Eggplant Stew

Happy Wednesday everyone! Spring is in the air, and we are in the mood of cooking a light veggie dish for dinner. Also, we are very excited to present our very first recipe cooked in pressure cooker. We've been in love with this device for a while and used it for many dishes, but somehow we have never had a chance to post any of them. It's time to change that and share this beautiful spring Spicy Eggplant Stew. This dish is similar to Italian Caponata but a bit spicier. We added a few ... Continue Reading

Amazing Banana Ice Cream

Monday is always seems a bit rough day for us. Especially after a very relaxing weekend. That's why today we decided that a few scoops of an amazing homemade banana ice cream will cheer us up. For us, creamy and luscious homemade ice cream is certainly the best way to feel better immediately. This particular recipe consists of only 4 ingredients and takes 15 minutes of active time to prepare. You'll love its decadent taste and delicate texture. The best way to serve this ice cream is to ... Continue Reading

Buttery Pear Mini-Cakes

At Viva La Food we think that pear is one of the best fruits for baking. That's why we already posted a few very special desserts where pear shines in all its glory. For example, Fantastic Chocolate Pear Cake is one our latest creation, we know you'll love it from the first bite. Granted our love for this beautiful fruit we decided to create one more dessert. This time it's buttery, perfect for any season, Pear Mini-Cakes recipe. In this cakes we used only whole spices and fresh ginger, ... Continue Reading

Lime Marinated Half Chicken

This juicy roasted chicken recipe was inspired by traditional Georgian dish Chicken Tabaka. Usually, it's cooked with lot's of fresh garlic, lemon juice, and served with fresh herbs and spicy Georgian sauce. The dish is very popular in among USSR countries, and I vividly remember my mother cooking this crispy and amazingly delicious chicken for our family dinners. Probably, my childhood memories are the main reason I decided to give this recipe another life. The original recipe is a bit ... Continue Reading

Raspberry Sparkling Cocktail

Don't know which drink to serve on your Oscar party, or any party? Then this delicious Raspberry Sparkling Cocktail is exactly what you need. It's incredibly festive and perfect for any occasion! Feel free to use any sparkling wine you like, Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava will be great as long as it's Brut and has lots of bubbles :) Just don't forget to chill it before the party! TIP: Make the raspberry sauce in advance and refrigerate until needed. 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