May 17th, 2014 in Appetizers & Snacks, Main Dish Recipes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina
This is nice looking dish which can be served as either a main entree, a side dish, or an appetizer.
It contains no meat, just eggplant, bell pepper, tomatoes, sour cream and cheese.
Eggplant roasted this way looks festive (and will for sure fit nicely on a holiday table), and it is also pretty easy to do.
One medium size eggplant will produce 2-3 servings.
May 3rd, 2014 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Flour tortilla rolls with fresh cheese, dill and garlic will pair perfectly with beer as a snack. Or an appetizer, or both.
You can prepare them in advance and slice right before serving, just allow them to sit in fridge for at least 30 mins before serving, so tortillas can soak moisture a bit.
At home we made these with lavash bread, but it is a bit hard to find here, so I used ready to go flour tortillas and it worked good too.
As for the cheese you can use any fresh cheese which can be easily crumbled to your taste: fresh white cheese (quark), feta or queso fresco.
April 26th, 2014 in Main Dish Recipes, No-meat, Pasta by Julia Volhina
Easy recipe to do fusilli pasta cooked with cream, broccoli and cheese.
I used italian blend cheese mix, but I think other cheese or cheeses will work as well.
As well as other kind of pasta, fusilli seemed like one of the choices, others will work good too.
Just cook pasta to your liking (or/and according to the package instructions until al dente).
April 19th, 2014 in Beef, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina
I am trying to avoid fried foods for some time, and while actually doing so, I am amazed with how many recipes I use involve frying.
So I was staying in front of meat counter figuring out what to cook. And then lady behind the counter suggested to roast some beef.
And this is a recipe I decided to go with: roast beef marinated with onions, black pepper, coriander, allspice and bay leaves.
In addition to ingredients this recipe also required an oven bag or dutch oven with a lid.
April 15th, 2014 in Reviews by Julia Volhina
This is not much of a review (or recipe), but more an attempt to show who and what stands behind each and every new recipe on EYC.
It is also a way for me to introduce you to my cats. I think it goes without saying – work on recipes would be much more boring without them helping me.
See for yourself: Cats in the Kitchen.
April 12th, 2014 in Main Dish Recipes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
This is a breakfast food of my childhood: soft rice porridge cooked with milk and sweet raisins.
Round kinds of rice will probably work better for it, but any white rice will do.
Cook porridge on slow simmer. Don’t forget to stir while cooking, to prevent rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burn.
Amount of milk to use for this recipe will vary depending on kind of rice and how liquid you like your porridge to be. I used exactly 2 cups.