Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Tomatoes

August 10th, 2013 in Eggs, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

I just realized that my website doesn’t have any scrambled egg recipes published by now. So here is an attempt to fix this issue.

Obviously, this recipe is good for breakfast or brunch, or just for any time when you need to fix something to eat fast. Amount of ingredients is good for 2 portions.

You can use ham, just like I did, or canadian bacon, or hot dogs, or another kind of sausage you like. Taste will be slightly different.

Chicken Cutlets with Mushroom and Cheese

August 3rd, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

One of visitors of forum I am often read shared this recipe, and I had to try it: it seems both easy to do and very unusual.

And turned out great: chicken meat pieces, mixed with mushroom pieces and cheese, tasty, juicy, melty and just great!

I tried two kinds of side dish with chicken and mushroom cutlets: boiled potatoes and boiled buckwheat, and I liked it. I think fresh veggies salad will be a good addition.

Salmon in Mustard, Lemon Juice and Soy Sauce Marinade

July 27th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

This is very easy way to cook salmon, you just need to put marinade together, pour it over salmon and then cook salmon together with marinade.

I used portion salmon fillets for this recipe (6oz each), but salmon steaks or a whole salmon fish will work here as well. For cooking whole fish increase marinating time for couple of hours or even do it overnight, and bake it instead of frying.

Fresh vegetables or boiled potato are good side dishes for salmon cooked this way.

Quick Crescent Rolls with Meat and Cheese

July 20th, 2013 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina

I was short on time this couple of weeks having visitors at home and at work. So I didn’t have much time to prepare a recipe in time for today.

It is a bit unusual of me to use “ready-to-use” ingredients in my food, but they save time if you need it to attend to other things.

Crescent dough sold in store makes decent rolls, which are good when you need to cook something to bite fast. So here is one of recipes for these.

I used ham as meat for this recipe, because that is what I had in my fridge. But you can be creative and use cooked bacon, or canadian bacon, or hot dogs, or another sausage, or a combination of these to your taste.

How to Prepare Homemade Bacon Crumbles

July 13th, 2013 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina

I have several recipes using bacon crumbles, so I decided to post step-by-step instructions on how to prepare these at home.

Process is not complicated, and will not take more than 15-20 mins along with cooling down.

Bean, Cucumber and Bell Pepper Salad

July 6th, 2013 in Salad Recipes by Julia Volhina

This is an easy salad with boiled beans, fresh bell pepper and cucumber which can be assembled in under a 15 mins if you are fast with chopping and dicing.

Any kind of beans will work for this recipe, you can also boil beans yourself instead of using canned ones, just let them cool down till room temperature before adding them to the salad.

Fresh green parsley can be substituted for cilantro if you don’t like cilantro or can find it for some reason. But I like taste of bean salad with cilantro the most.

How to Make Quark (Fresh Cheese) from Kefir

June 29th, 2013 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina

This is somewhat easier way to get quark (fresh cheese): it requires less time since you don’t need to sour milk and such, since kefir is used instead.

There is a trade off to that of course, the taste of quark will depend greatly on taste of kefir itself, as well as its fat content. So use good quality kefir to prepare quark.

Note: 2 quarts of low fat kefir will make you about a pound of quark.