Synopses & Reviews
Breakfast and Snacks:
Green Smoothie, Green Juice, Cherry Ricotta Bake, Brazil Nut Oat Yogurt, Cocoa Buckwheat Granola, Apple and Carrot Breakfast Salad, Chestnut and Buckwheat Crepes with Leeks and Mushrooms, Strawberry Oat Milk Smoothie, Amaranth Pumpkin Porridge, Key Lime Breakfast Parfait; Zucchini, Chocolate and Blueberry Pancakes; Matcha Kiwi Smoothie, Carrot Orange Muffins, Turmeric Ginger Tea, Fig Bars, Kale and Mustard Muffins, Chocolate Hemp Bars with Prune Caramel
Fava Bean, Quinoa and Mint Salad, Miso and Raspberry Forbidden Rice Salad, Strawberry Soba Salad, Large Autumn Salad, Summer Bounty Salad, Roasted Kala Chana Hummus, Chunky Beet Sauerkraut, Cranberry Chutney, Marinated Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Peach and Avocado Summer Rolls
Black Lentil and Butternut Squash Chili, Avocado Cilantro Soup, Roasted Chestnut Soup, Golden Gazpacho, Pappa al Pomodoro, Lazy Sweet Potato Dumplings in Broth, Creamy French Bean Soup, Apple Anise Soup
Fingerling Potato and Rosemary Flatbread Pizza, Beet and Buckwheat Gnocchi, Squash Blossom Quiche, Fava Bean Quinoa Cakes, Tarragon Millet and Pear Stuffed Squash, Coconut Black Rice with Grilled Peaches, Colorful Tacos, Citrus Broccolini with Cardamom Tofu, Cauliflower Pie, Broccoli Rabe Focaccia, Tarragon Pistachio Falafel with Grilled Peach Salsa, Black Bean Pasta with Cherries and Dandelion, Chickpea Crepes with Mango Salsa, Asparagus and Kohlrabi Tart, Butternut Squash Fritters, Heirloom Tomato, Olive and Basil Tofu Souffle, Chanterelle Mushroom and Rutabaga Tartlets, Zucchini Spaghetti with Nectarines and Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Caramelized Fennel and Fig Pizza, Celeriac Garbanzo Stew with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, Mediterranean Dolma
Mango Lime Tartlets, Roasted Plum Ice Cream, Rum and Raisin Bundt Cakes, Rhubarb and Rosemary Tart, Lemongrass Raspberry Trifle, Berry and Chocolate Crisp, Lemon Bars, Persimmon and Chocolate Loaf, Apple and Blackberry Cobbler, Thumbprint Cookies, Pink Salt Chocolate Mousse Tart, Earl Grey Poached Pears with Hazelnut Panna Cotta, Swirled Acai and White Chocolate Cheesecake, Fall Sorbet Trio, Blood Orange Chocolate Cakes, Apricot and Lavender Tart, Cocoa Nib Cookies, Peach and Raspberry Tartlets, Fig Cupcakes, Black and White Chocolate Cups
Avocado and Strawberry Popsicles, Everything Halva, Vegetable Miso Soup, Thunderstorm Cookies, Spinach and Quinoa Blinchiki, Garbanzo Chocolate Pops, Animal Cookies, Whole Grain Crust Mini Pizzas, Sweet Potato and Apple Doughnuts, Chocolate Milkshake, Flower Vegetable Tartlets, Pink Lemon Coconut Bonbons, Apple and Vegetable Chips, Beet and Chocolate Pudding, Quick Spelt Bread with Concord Grape Jelly
Wholesome plant-based meals, new flavor combinations, and surprisingly simple raw food techniques can become part of a fun, family lifestyle.
Walk with Anya Kassoff through farmers' markets, local food shops, and her garden and you too will start to see fresh fruit and vegetables as the raw materials for artistic expression. Rose petal and honey sundaes, lemongrass and raspberry tiramisu with cardamom cream, amaranth pumpkin porridge: with these recipes in hand, you will never run out of ways to enjoy fresh, whole foods at home.
Anya's family-focused food blog, Golubka (Russian for "dove"), has a well-earned reputation for unique recipes that please the palate and senses. Her recipes are healthy by most standards--always vegetarian, mostly vegan, gluten-free, and often raw--and every dessert can serve as an energizing breakfast. Her food is fresh, seasonal, homemade, handcrafted, and 100% delightful, almost whimsical--no "health" labels needed.
Over 100 recipes include lighter interpretations of familiar classics and embody a fresh, bright sensibility that will inspire you well beyond the table. From breakfasts through sweet indulgences, every recipe tells a story of a balanced and nourished lifestyle, centered around the family table and a bustling kitchen. (Even her four-year-old daughter drinks green smoothies!)
Anya's kitchen is part workshop and part art classroom, so many recipes double as food projects that can be done for or with kids. Anya's love for fresh and seasonal ingredients prepared with love is clear. The Vibrant Table is a delicious homage to lightness and elegance at home.
Born and raised in Russia, ANYA KASSOFF is a passionate cook and successful food blogger who uses her multicultural background for inspiration in the kitchen and when entertaining. In her adopted home of Florida, she finds endless ways to experiment with abundant local produce to recreate raw/vegan versions of familiar dishes from her childhood, inventing new family "classics" along the way. Her blog, Golubka Kitchen, is a finalist in Saveur’s 2014 Best Food Blog awards, in the Special Diets category.
The Vibrant Table
is a feast for the senses. From small sides to savory meals and sweet indulgences, each nourishing recipe tells a story of a balanced and well-fed lifestyle, centered around the family table. Amaranth Pumpkin Porridge, Fingerling Potato Pizza, Squash Blossom Quiche, Roasted Plum Ice Cream, Swirled Acai Cheesecake—you will never run out of inspiration for enjoying whole foods at any meal.
Anya Kassoff’s bustling kitchen is always vegetarian, mostly vegan, gluten-free, and sometimes raw—a place where desserts can serve as an energizing breakfast too! The 100+ recipes here include fresh interpretations of familiar classics and plenty of ideas for the curious cook. With guidance on sprouting, grinding your own flours, making nut milks, and even preparing raw chocolate, building a well-stocked pantry has never been easier. A chapter dedicated to cooking with kids is full of tips and recipes for raising adventurous eaters. Anya’s devotion to preparing fresh and seasonal ingredients with love is clear. The Vibrant Table is a delicious homage to lightness and elegance at home.