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Hi! I’m Sneji.

Nice to meet you!

I am more commonly known as “The Modern Nonna” on social media where I create easy home cooked meals with a modern twist. I was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria and learned how to cook at the best culinary school in the world – my grandma’s kitchen. I lived in Greece on the Island of Crete with my parents for a while and then moved to Toronto, Canada when I was in grade 5. I started to really cook and experiment with food 11 years ago when I was 21 years old. Everything I currently know is a reflection of some part of my life…

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My Latest

Easy Home Cooked Meals

Plate with watermelon and feta on top

Watermelon Carpaccio

This watermelon carpaccio is a fancy-sounding, fancy-looking dish that is actually so easy and fun to make. Carpaccio is traditionally a dish of thinly sliced meat or fish, but here I’m using the term loosely, since thinly sliced watermelon

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picture of shrimp springrolls with peanut dipping sauce on a plate

Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

These Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce are as beautiful as they are delicious! Spring rolls are one of my favorite nutritious, colorful, flavor-packed meals. After a little bit of practice and patience learning to handle rice paper wrappers,

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Bowl with baked peach crisp with a scoop of icecream on top
Breakfast Foods

Single Serve Peach Crisp

My single-serve peach crisp is the ultimate summer dessert. If you have just one fresh peach in your kitchen, you’re already halfway to making this incredibly satisfying, comforting treat. Why You’ll Love This Peach Crisp: A crisp is a

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Picture of glass full of Cherry Juice
Drinks & Smoothies

Cherry Juice Recipe

Healthy cherry juice recipe (compote). Compote, also known as Kompot in my language, is the drink that will forever change the way you think about fruit juice. This version uses fresh cherries, plums, and golden raisins. The combo of

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Tortilla on a plate with mashed avocado and egg
Breakfast Foods

Viral Feta Fried Eggs

Once you try these 5-minute feta fried eggs, you’ll understand why this recipe is going viral on social media. This genius dish is heavily inspired by @graceelkus on Instagram, and it will be your new favorite five-minute breakfast or

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Breakfast casserole on a plate with chives on top
Breakfast Foods

High Protein Breakfast Casserole

Start your day with my incredibly satisfying high protein breakfast casserole. If you’re looking for a delicious, savory breakfast that can be prepped in advance and will keep you full until lunch, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you.

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Round piece of banana bread on a white plate sprinkled with powdered sugar with a silver fork on the side

Single Serve Banana Bread

Don’t throw out that overly ripe banana that’s been on your counter for too long—make my single serve banana bread! This is such an easy treat that comes together in a fraction of the time it takes to make

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Several pieces of rolled up fruit leather on a white plate garnished with sprigs of thyme

Fruit Leather (Lavashak)

Lavashak, or Persian fruit leather, is a delicious snack and a perfect way to preserve a surplus of fruit. This thin layer of dried fruit has sweet, sour, and salty notes. It’s a highly upgraded version of the processed

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Creamy shrimp salad served in a white bowl
Salads and Sides

Creamy Shrimp Salad

My creamy shrimp salad is the perfect dish for a warm summer day. Creamy, light, and bursting with flavor, color, and texture from diced onions, sweet peppers, fresh chives, and dill, you will fall in love with this easy

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Wedges of iceberg lettuce on a white plate topped with red onions, feta cheese, tomatoes and creamy dressing
Salads and Sides

Wedge Salad

This wedge salad with creamy lemon parmesan dressing is the quickest, lightest dish. Thick wedges of crisp iceberg lettuce get smothered in a creamy, tart dressing that is downright chuggable. Plain yogurt, maple syrup, and grated parmesan cheese add

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European Inspired

Healthy Potato Salad

My Bulgarian Potato Salad is a summertime staple in our household. Unlike American potato salad (which I also love), our version uses a tart white balsamic vinegar (or lemon juice) and olive oil in place of mayo. This light

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Salads and Sides

Fennel Salad

My Fennel Salad will turn skeptics into fennel lovers! There is so much to love about this vegetable: it’s fresh, sweet, deep aroma, which smells like licorice; it’s crunchy, crisp texture; and it’s digestive benefits. When sliced thinly and

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