Hi! I’m Mila and I am the Girl and the Kitchen! The healthy chef, fitness freak, Russian, recipe developer, photographer and resident lunatic of this blog! I believe in eating healthy, clean, and delicious food…I typically eat plant based but…occassionally, like everyone, I fall of the wagon and indulge just a tad. I am… the imperfect vegetarian… And these are my chronicles…One girl…one kitchen…numerous possibilities…this blog is dedicated to a family of different diets but all eating from the same table with ease.
I am a mommy to a gorgeous munchkin, named Charlie and wife to my loving and wonderful husband, Mark. They are frequent guest stars on this blog. I have always created a culture in our family that to love is to cook and to cook is to love. Our kitchen is full of whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and the best and most humane possible animal proteins I can get for the munchkin and the hubs. I live a mostly plant based life and believe that just because the family has different diets, it does not stop us all from eating off the same table.
I went plant based a year ago and COMING SOON will have an entire chronicles of my plant based adventures. (In the mean time feel free to read all about how my journey to finding my plant based diet here.)
I believe that eating healthy, working out and listening to what your body needs just happens to be a part of life. I have been able to find true happiness in understanding food and its effects on my body. And my true passion is passing on that knowledge to my readers. Anyone can make really delicious and impressive meals for the whole family with a healthy twist by learning a few tricks from the trade.
As a cooking school graduate, I chose blogging over restaurant cooking because I wanted to share the tips, tweaks and tricks I had learned in school. And while I love explaining how something works or why a certain technique is used in a recipe, now I am bringing my passion for health and fitness to the table, in order to help my readers eat cleaner and be happier. My diet may change based on my workout or the time of year, but my cooking is usually healthy, sometimes vegan, often pescatarian.
You will find many of my mom’s and busbushka’s recipes on here that my soul aches for. Because in the real world, everybody needs to cheat every now and then.
No matter what you are cooking it should be fun and easy not complicated and finicky! My best recipes are born from the heart and always have a great story that comes along with them! I believe that no matter what meal plan or diet we follow, friends and family can all sit down at one table and I can always make sure my guests bellies are full of food and aching from laughter!
“Never a foodie. Always a chef. Typically healthy. Sometimes a disaster. Slightly neurotic. Severely Russian. Somewhat American. Frequently dramatic. Forever in love. These are my recipes and stories about my affair with food, love, life and a little bit of crazy. ”
XOXO Mila the Girl and the Kitchen