December 6th, 2014 in Salad Recipes by Julia Volhina
It seems to me that sorrel isn’t something very popular in cooking in this part of the world.
But just in case if you were looking for some recipe using it, here is one: fresh raw salad with sorrel, apple and romaine lettuce dressed with lemon juice and honey.
If dressing seems too sour for you, replace some juice with water and increase amount of honey, that should do the trick.
November 22nd, 2014 in Main Dish Recipes, Pork by Julia Volhina
This is really recipe for the ham glaze: the ham is already fully cooked, and it will just need heating up and a bit of taste.
It is easy recipe for celebration table. If you want to feed more people take bigger piece of meat and increase amount of other ingredients, cooking time will need to be adjusted appropriately.
Left overs can be easily served for lunch, cold or reheated.
November 8th, 2014 in Chicken, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina
Fall is a perfect time to cook some squash. Spaghetti squash.
This recipe features spaghetti squash stewed with chicken and mushrooms in sour cream sauce. Prepared like this, this dish doesn’t require a side.
Stewed spaghetti squash will work great for dunner or lunch. Leftovers can be easily reheated in microwave.
October 24th, 2014 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
I love plain baked apples. Stuffing apples with mix of dried apricots, raisins, apple pieces, seasoned with sugar and lemon juice and then baking them is a step up to plain baked apples.
Depending on apples, baking time will differ, you want to get apples soft but not too soft to lose their form.
Serve stuffed baked apples warm from the oven, reheated in microwave or cooled down as a dessert or snack. They also work nicely as a breakfast.
October 10th, 2014 in Main Dish Recipes, Pork by Julia Volhina
Pork tastes great with pineapple. These pork pockets rubbed with mix of spices and stuffed with pineapple chunks are perfect fit for romantic or celebration dinner.
Other cuts of pork can be cooked like this, but tenderloin works the best due to shape and tenderness.
I used fresh pineapples, but canned ones may work good too.
September 27th, 2014 in Salad Recipes by Julia Volhina
This is a recipe for chicken salad made with crunchy walnuts and celery, dried cranberries and dressed with mayo.
It is pretty easy to do. All you need to do is to boil and dice chicken, slice celery and add rest of ingredients together.
This salad can be served as it is or on a bed of lettuce leaves as a salad entree. It also can be wrapped in a tortilla or served in a bread sandwich.
September 13th, 2014 in Main Dish Recipes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina
Friend of mine introduced this dish to me few weeks ago and since then I cooked it pretty much every week.
It is pretty easy to do, and it provides a variety of vegetables to the table as it cooks zucchini, asparagus spears and mushrooms in the same time. The batch I usually get will feed about 6 people as a side dish with no leftovers (and I don’t think I ever had any of these left over actually).
It is very important to use portobello mushrooms in this recipe, as they have distinct aroma and taste which gets transferred to vegetables as well.