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Pan Fried Potatoes with Onion and BaconDecember 17th, 2016 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Everything tastes better with bacon. And potatoes are not an exception here: use smoked bacon fat to fry potatoes for an extra twist on otherwise usual taste and you will get traditional Bratkartoffel (German style pan fried potatoes with bacon).
Because of amount of fat, this is probably not the healthiest recipe in the world, but it is for sure a delicious one.
Serve pan fried potatoes with pretty much any meat, they pair great with any kind of schnitzels or sausage.
Mushroom CurryDecember 3rd, 2016 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
Quick and easy no meat mushroom curry. I could probably get away with using curry powder, but for this recipe I used actual mix of spices.
That way I could can play with spiciness and taste a bit every time I cook it.
Mushroom curry tastes great with boiled rice, or boiled barley. I even add it to salads sometimes to spice things up a bit.
It is really pretty fast recipe to cook and very tasty.
Jäger Sauce (Mushroom Hunter Sauce)November 19th, 2016 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads by Julia Volhina
It took me couple of tries to get close enough in recreating a recipe for Jager Sauce which I tried in local German restaurant.
I must say I love how it turned out: creamy, mushroomy with a hint of wine and a little more than a hint of smoked bacon.
Traditionally, Jager Sauce is being served with schnitzels.
And I found it works great with meat roasts and fried meat, as well as with any kind of potato sides.
Creamy Spinach with EggsNovember 5th, 2016 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Creamy Spinach with Eggs is my goto side dish recipe for baked or grilled salmon.
If you are looking for more ways to add some leafy greens into your diet – this may be a recipe to try.
Fresh spinach with eggs and sour cream cooks in minutes, is packed with nutrients and also tastes great.
By the way spinach volume will reduce significantly while cooking, so don’t get surprised and start with a big bunch.
Zucchini and Chicken CasseroleOctober 22nd, 2016 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
If you have an abundance of zucchini, this is definitely one recipe to try.
For me it stays somewhere on a verge between being a casserole and omelette. It has creamy texture, tons of fiber, nice amount of protein and green festive color 🙂
Zucchini and Chicken Casserole is a great choice for lunch or dinner, or even breakfast if you prepare it in advance ready for reheating.
Tuna and Mozzarella SaladOctober 8th, 2016 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Tuna and Mozzarella salad is my goto light salad with a bit of protein. It works great for training days, because I don’t feel hungry after it but I also don’t feel like I eat whole bunch of unhealthy stuff.
A lot in this salad depends on the taste of tuna, so use the kind of tuna you like. If you plan to use tuna canned in oil, you may reduce amount of oil in the salad dressing to balance calories consumed.
Fresh corn they sell here in US is usually soft, sweet and juicy, so I use it for this salad myself, however canned corn works just as well.
Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and MozzarellaSeptember 24th, 2016 in Salads, Sides by Julia Volhina
I’ve tried this salad on a cookout organized by our friends and fell in love with it (and of course had to make sure I have a recipe for it to share).
I don’t even know why this dish made of cooled cooked pasta, black olives, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella tossed with pesto and grated parmesan is called a salad, but let’s go with it.
Of course freshly made basil pesto sauce is the best choice for dressing here (and it doesn’t really take much time to make if you wish to try). But one from a store works as well.
I know pasta salads are not a first choice for people who are trying to cut down the amount of carbs they consume but it surely is delicious. Well, one can opt for a whole grain pasta to make it seem a bit better.
Next time you need to bring something to a cookout or a get-together, why not to try this recipe?