Just live, our new cookbook!

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova

It's been almost three years since we started working on this cookbook, so at last I'm telling you about it today, it feels monumental, fascinating and scary at the same time. Our new cooking book is called Just Live: Vegetarian recipes all day for colorful herbal cooking, and is available for pre-order now! It's written by me, Anya, and photographed by Masha – the same group of mothers / daughters who are behind this blog.
Today, we share some basic details about the book, accompanied by a trailer book (above), gliding the top photos and pre-ordering ways. We'll also talk about the pre-order recipe package, which is a free gift we created for those who pre-order the book. So excited to share this with you 🙂

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova

About the book

Just alive will be released on February 6, 2018, but is available for pre-order now. Any preorder will have access to a free recipe bonus package consisting of 10 new, herbal recipes that will not be published to anyone else. Just save your receipt! This is our way of thank you for your support 🙂 More about the bonus below.

There are 129 recipes in the book, which are vegetarian, 124 of which are vegan, and 109 of them are gluten-free or gluten-free. My goal was to create healthy, everyday recipes that require accessible, whole food ingredients – mainly vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, seeds and legumes. Recipes have been greatly influenced by the seasons. Our hope is that you will be able to find whatever nice products you have taken in your market or store in the book index and get some ideas to prepare it.

– I used comfortable classic food from around the world as an inspiration for the recipes in the book, which also influenced the organization of the book. The chapters are as follows:

Morning porridge and pancakes – This chapter contains breakfast recipes for every season, both tasty and sweet.

Salads and bowls – this has a recipe for bowls of grains for each season, as well as many live salads for every occasion.

Wraps and replicates – This chapter celebrates the wrapping techniques seen in the kitchens around the world. There are recipes for summer rolls, enchiladas, burritos, maki (sushi), green collar wrappers and more.

Soups and eggs – recipes in this chapter range from rich winter salads to refreshing and light summer soup.

Risotto, Paella and Pilaf – for this chapter, I took the form of well-loved rice dishes from all over the world and re-invented them using different vegetables and cereals (there are even some grains without granules!).

Cheese, Pasta and Pizzathis is the hottest food out there, it is revived to be more vegetable forward – there are recipes for homemade pasta and pasta, but also for noodles and pizza crusts made with vegetables.

Fritters and Veggie Burgers – This chapter has a veggie burger recipe for every season, as well as a lot of lacy, vegetable packs.

Just vegetables – this chapter is here to prove that seasonal vegetables need only a simple push to experience amazing – there are techniques for marinating, peeling, dough, pastry and glass to bring your production to the next level.

Sweets for every season – the title of this chapter she talks about herself – there are brownies, galettes, pies, cakes and creams, made with unprocessed sweeteners, fruits and even some vegetables.

Basics and sauces – a fundamental fund that will supply you with ammunition to quickly create live meals – from mind-like sauces to broth that will cost you $ 0 in extra grocery items.

– I've been thinking a lot about the amount of waste we produce as people, and I've been working on developing techniques to use all the parts of the product I buy. I present some of these ideas in this book, from the aforementioned veggie asparagus broth, to watermelon jam, risotto broccoli and much more.

– The introduction has a story about my grandfather, who has become a basic folklore in our family. I was very excited to put it in a book.

– If you have our first cookbook, The lively painting, this book is a continuation. While The lively painting focused on creativity in herbal cooking, Just alive is much more focused on everyday life. It's all about putting breakfast, lunch and dinner on the table.

– The book has a length of 328 pages, a hard cover and a size of 7.5 "x 10". Each recipe is accompanied by a beautiful photo, except for a few sauces.

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova


Here are a few words we have heard about the book by people and publications that we admire.

"Just alive records the type of random vegetarian food that we want to eat right away. "

-Good appetite

"Just alive is intuitively organized and executed flawlessly. Illustrates how many of us are trying to eat these days: template-style recipes with seasonal touches, simple techniques and an underlying nutrient that is read as encouraging rather than editorial. Anya's approach begins with deep rooted respect for what nature offers in all its seasons – and in all its sometimes neglected or lost forms. The stochastic uses for carrot peaks, the liquor absorbed by chickpeas and the barley-making water, like the rest of the wonderful herbal recipes of the book, and pure enjoyment. This book inspires me to cook (and live!) With a deeper sense of care and appreciation. "

-Laura Wright, his author The first cooking box

"Anya's approach to food and seasons always stands out as creative, inventive and colorful. Just alive contains plenty of inspired recipes and clever tricks to add more food and adventure to your daily meals. "

-Amy Chaplin, award-winning author of James Beard At home in the whole food kitchen

"Anya has the incredible ability to inspire her readers to cook, but most importantly, helps them make use of their own intuition to create delicious meals in a more relaxed way. I love the emphasis she gives on her seasonality and creativity approach to cooking from leaves to root, using all ingredients to make full use of its potential, without losing a single seed! This recipe collection is packed with world-wide flavors, unique ingredient combinations, and b of course, the liveliness at the highest level. "

-Sarah Britton, a holistic nutritionist and writer My new roots and Naturally nutritious

"We are his long-term followers Kitchen Golubka and Anya's creative and beautiful herbal recipes. Her new book is full of healthy, tasty and simple recipes and many interesting suggestions on how to cook with the possibilities and finishes of products that are usually discarded – such as making jellyfish jam and risotto with broccoli. So clever! "

David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, bloggers Green Kitchen Stories

"Exciting, vegetables that drove food."

– Anna Jones, author of the "Modern Way of Cooking", a modern way of eating and a columnist for The Guardian

"What made me want to cook from just living is her most relaxed approach to herbal cooking"

-Toronto Star

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova


Here you can pre-order Just alive. Many of these stores sell the book at a discounted price while still at the pre-order stages.

Barnes & Noble
Library (ships worldwide free of charge)
Amazon Canada

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova

Pre-Order Bonus Recipe Package

To show our tremendous gratitude to anyone who preorders the book, we made a small thank you gift in the form of free PDF recipe bonuses. It's like a mini e-cookbook with 10 brand new herbal recipes that will not be published anywhere else. The style of recipes is very similar to that of prescriptions in the real book – daily meals to make your homemade cooking more tasty and lively. Click here for instructions on how to claim your pre-order bonus and see a preview of recipes in.

Just Alive, a new cooking book by Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova


This book exists only because of this blog and this blog exists because of you – your support, your kindness and curiosity about visiting this place, cooking from our recipes and reading our stories. Seriously, none of them would have been without you. Thank you so! Really, from the bottom of our heart.

– Anya and Masha

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