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Raw Beets and Cabbage SaladDecember 16th, 2017 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Pretty simple yet pretty festive and colorful raw cabbage salad with red beets, greens and a bit of onion dressed with mayo (all though you can go for a sunflower or olive oil for healthier option).
Raw cabbage is packed with vitamins, especially vitamins K and C, but also B6 and folate. And beets high in folate and manganese. A good combination for the winter.
It is also quite filling. So a good choice if you are trying to get some fiber in.
Broccoli Cheddar SoupDecember 2nd, 2017 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Cold weather winter chill favorite, hot (as in temperature) and hearty, broccoli cheddar soup.
If you like this one just like I do, but wasn’t sure if you can make it, think no further: the recipe is pretty easy to follow.
The only tricky part is to make sure flour base doesn’t burn and is gradually mixed with half half and chicken broth until smooth and creamy – make sure the heat is low and continue stirring while mixing liquids in.
How to Make Cream Cheese FrostingNovember 4th, 2017 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
This is this time of the year for pumpkin cookies. And what pumpkin cookie doesn’t taste even better with cream cheese frosting?
So, if here is a quick how-to for cream cheese frosting.
Disclaimer: amount of powdered sugar is some what moving target here, it all depends on how sweet you want frosting to be. I don’t like it too sweet, so my amount is about 8 tablespoons.
So my advice is: start adding sugar gradually, taste from time to time and stop when it is as sweet as you want it.
Amount of ingredients mentioned in the recipe is enough for batch of pumpkin cookies. Adjust amounts if you plan to do more or less, or use it for a pumpkin roll or cake which requires more of frosting.
Fried Pies with Green Onions and Boiled EggsOctober 21st, 2017 in Eggs, Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
These are my favorite fried pies – my grandma used to cook these, and I was always amazed how such simple combination of ingredients can produce such tasty pies.
These are type of russian pies (piroshki or pyrizhky) – dough dumplings stuffed with green onions and hard boiled eggs and then fried on a skillet.
Again, you can use ready-to-go dough, or prepare dough yourself, for this recipe you would need about half of the batch prepare for unsweetened yeast dough.
Mushroom and Chicken Stuffed PastaOctober 7th, 2017 in Chicken, Main Dishes, Pasta by Julia Volhina
It took me awhile to get back to stuffing some pasta shells after first attempt. So second recipe is featuring mushroom, chicken and cheese stuffing with cheese sauce on top.
A little bit heavy (pasta, cream, cheese), but also totally delicious I must say.
Not to hard to do, however will take some time to cook. And since leftovers can be easily reheated, can be great for lunch next day or two.
Pasta shells have tendency to break when cooked, so I usually boil few extra to make sure I have enough.
Salmon and Broccoli FrittataSeptember 23rd, 2017 in Eggs, Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
I am always not sure what the difference is between frittata, omelette or just crustless quiche: all of these have something to do with eggs, some sort of cream, cheese and various fillings.
In this recipe fillings are salmon, broccoli, asparagus and some greens. And today I will call it a frittata 🙂 And hey, it is full of veggies…
Great recipe for breakfast, lunch or whatever meal time you prefer.