Vanya is a self-taught home cook and baker who draws inspiration from all facets of life - from coming up with simple but nutritional dishes for her young picky eaters, to planning elaborate meals for entertaining and fancy dinner parties. She has an Eastern European background but has spent most of her adult years in the US where she’s gotten exposed to a plethora of international cuisines. Much of her daily cooking goes back to childhood favorites, but the self-proclaimed foodie in her loves perfecting dishes from all around the world. She always strives to learn new techniques and experiment with new spices and ingredients and enjoys creating recipes for her Instagram (@my_gourmet_home) and blog (www.mygourmethome.com).
Checking in with Vanya is a daily must. Standing in her kitchen (or at her grill) she walks you through her creations. Every reel has step-by-step visuals and is easy inspiration for your culinary adventures. Her dependably cheery attitude will not only put a smile on your own face—it will make you excited to prepare dinner.
Balkan Medley is a versatile blend that can be used in a variety of dishes - from seasoning a stew, to using it as a rub for grilled meats, to sprinkling on top of appetizer dips. As its name suggests, it is inspired by the traditional cuisine found amongst the Balkan Peninsula countries - from grandma’s kitchen, to a street food vendor, to a fancy restaurant. With its herbal notes including thyme and oregano, this blend will elevate your meals and is the perfect addition to your spice cabinet.
Use this blend to make: • Grilled chicken kebabs
• Sprinkled on top of Feta Dip
• On your morning buttered toast
Tips: This blend does not contain salt so add salt and pepper to taste.
Do not burn as it can become bitter!