Pumpkin Soup

In my pathetic attempt of eating healthier I decided to make myself a pumpkin soup.

Disclaimer moment: I’ve never made anything-pumpkin before!

Easy enough? NOT.

About an hour and a half later my kitchen looked like a pumpkin tornado went through it (or just like after an explosion of unattended blender). The following half an hour of cleaning made me give up any future attempt at such and quickly remember the many benefits of take-out that surpass by far the sole benefit of healthy eating.

The good news: the soup turned out delicious!
Ingredients: pumpkin, potatoes, cherry tomato, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, chili sauce and some cream (all in random quantities). Yummmmm..

Career switch number 4: being a chef ( right after career switch number 3: being a writer).

Evidence attached.

Marketable skill for the housewive toolbox

Today I was reminiscing about my early years (once again..) and decided to make one of my all-time favorite things – Russian pancakes. It was actually really easy and very yummy so I share the recipe here with you.

Russian Pancakes (Aладушки)


  • 2 eggs
  • Salt – 0.25 tsp
  • Baking soda – 0.5 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Buttermilk (or Russian Kefir) – 0.5 cup
  • Flour – 1.5 cups
  • Optional: Sour Cream – 2 tbsp
Mix the eggs with the sugar. Then add the butter milk and mix (sour cream as well if using it). Combine the salt, flour and baking soda and add them to the mix. The texture should be kind of like a Greek yogurt texture when it’s ready. Then heat up the frying pan and pour small circles and fry on both sides. Serve with honey, jam or any other favorite toppings. You can also add chopped apples or craisins to the pancakes when you fry them.
I didn’t take a photo but the end result looked more or less like this: