The Vibrant Table is our first cookbook, with 100 all new recipes created by me and photographed by my older daughter, Masha. It is published by Roost Books, and is now available on Amazon, Roost, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound and Powells. As of September of 2014, the cookbook is available in French! Learn more here, buy here.
Four years ago, back when food blogging was a lesser known sport, Masha and I registered the blog name Golubka. I knew nothing about blogging and Masha didn’t know a thing about food photography, but we both had a longing to make something together. The kitchen was the perfect place for our interests to intersect. A few years and many shared recipes later, we got a book offer, which was no doubt one of the best days in both of our lives.
The Vibrant Table is an extension of what happens here at Golubka Kitchen – health and nourishment are held above all, and flavor is never compromised. The recipes in the book are always vegetarian, mostly vegan, gluten-free, and sometimes raw. Useful tips on on sprouting, grinding your own flours, making nut milks, and building a well-stocked pantry are balanced with the whimsy of recipes like Amaranth Pumpkin Porridge, Squash Blossom Quiche and Swirled Acai Cheesecake. An entire chapter is dedicated to cooking for and with children, all the while raising conscious and adventurous eaters.
“It’s not often that a collection of recipes this healthy is this enticing. Currently dog-eared recipes include: Cacao Buckwheat Granola, Roasted Plum Ice Cream, and Everything Halva. It’ll make a great gift for my vegan yoga buddies, or, if you don’t have those, open-minded omnivores ready for a little raw adventure.”—Bon Appétit Magazine, Favorite Cookbooks (to Gift) of 2014
“The Vibrant Table is a more than just a collection of recipes—it’s a comprehensive guide to feeding yourself and loved ones delicious, whole-food meals with ease and with soul. In the mouthwatering mix of made-over classics to totally new combinations of tastes and textures, Anya’s passion for balanced, seasonal fare comes through in every dazzling dish! Her creative kitchen spirit is sure to inspire everyone from the culinary novice to the veteran health foodie to create fresh, healthy food for the entire family.”—Sarah Britton, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, author of the blog My New Roots
“For years we have been impressed by Anya’s endless creativity and playful healthy recipes with only natural ingredients. The Vibrant Table is truly a vibrant cookbook filled with so many beautiful and unique recipes, packed with colorful photos, and personal stories from their Russian background. This is an outstandingly original and inspiring cookbook. Anyone with kids will have lots of fun cooking together with them from the ‘Playtime’ chapter.”—David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, authors of Vegetarian Everyday and the Green Kitchen Stories blog
“You’ll want two copies of this book: one to use in the kitchen for the masterful recipes, and one to put on your coffee table as a work of art. The beauty and purity of the ingredients along with the heart and soul of the author may very well change the way you look at food.”—Sarma Melngailis, author of Living Raw Food, creator of One Lucky Duck
“The Vibrant Table is just that: a book full of colors, healthy ingredients like chia seeds, almond milk, and Rainier cherries, and a life of food lived well.”—Shauna Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
“It’s clear from Anya’s cooking that she is passionate about a clean and wholesome diet. This book is a comprehensive and inspired look into the enthusiasm and creativity she has in her kitchen and in her life.”—Sara Forte, author of The Sprouted Kitchen
In Friends’ Kitchens:
Spinach and Quinoa Crepes by Phi at Princess Tofu
Zucchini Spaghetti with Peaches and Pumpkinseed Pesto by Shanna at Food Loves Writing
Fig Bars by Sara at the Sprouted Kitchen
Halva Bars over at Chalkboard Mag
Cherry Ricotta Bake over at Cookbooks365
Fava Bean Quinoa Cakes by Emma at My Darling Lemon Thyme
Peach and Avocado Summer Rolls by Katie at the Kitchen Door
Kale and Mustard Muffins by Jody at What’s Cooking Good Looking
Cacao Buckwheat Granola by Sini at Blue and White Kitchen
Zucchini Spaghetti with Peaches and Pumpkinseed Pesto by Laura at The First Mess
Chickpea Flatbread Pizza with New Potatoes by Lindsey at Dolly and Oatmeal
Strawberry Oat Smoothie by Sarah at The Vanilla Bean Blog
Cauliflower Pie by The Rose Journals