January 11th, 2014 in Salads by Julia Volhina
One more salad for holiday table: lighter salad with crab sticks, red beans, tomatoes, bell pepper and cheese. It is pretty fast to make because doesn’t require any prep work: nothing to boil or cook prior to assembling.
I used italian blend of shredded cheese, but any hard cheese you like will work. If you have whole piece of cheese, you can dice it instead of shredding.
Adjust amount of garlic to your liking, if whole clove seems a bit too much use only half of it.
January 4th, 2014 in Salads by Julia Volhina
This unusual combination of ingredients yields pretty interesting salad. And it tastes best then prepared right before serving.
Original recipe calls for 10 quail eggs, but I find them somehow hard to find here, so I used 2 chicken eggs as replacement.
Pineapples themselves are optional ingredient, you can skip on them if you wish so, but with them salad tastes more interesting.
December 28th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
One more recipe for fried rice, this time with shrimps.
As any fried rice, it is pretty easy and fast to cook, especially if you use frozen vegetables, just don’t forget to unfreeze them as well as shrimps in advance before cooking.
Most of the salt for this recipe comes from soy sauce, only eggs need a bit of additional salting.
December 21st, 2013 in Salads by Julia Volhina
It is a holiday season. In slavic world rare holiday table will go by without tons of salads, actually none will.
This is why I will try to focus on salad recipes these couple of week (as much as I can, during with my vacation to Ukraine).
This salad recipe calls for just few ingredients: chicken, mushrooms, eggs and mayo are main ingredients. And there is no onions or garlic, which makes this salad a good choice for lunch on a go.
December 14th, 2013 in No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina
Vegetables with cream are pretty easy to cook and they make a great side dish for meat or poultry. It can also be served as a no-meat course.
I used carrots, broccoli and cauliflower florets with peas for this recipe, but it will also work good with green beans, zucchini, brussels sprouts, whatever you have on your hands.
The same, you can use either fresh vegetables or frozen ones, or a combination of these. For example, for this recipe I used fresh broccoli and cauliflower with frozen sliced carrots and frozen peas.
November 30th, 2013 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Pasta by Julia Volhina
This is my first take on stuffed jumbo pasta shells, but I will must say it will not not be last: there are so many stuffings these may work nicely with.
In this recipe pasta is stuffed with five cheeses (ricotta, provolone, mozzarella and romano), fresh parsley and egg mix.
For sauce I tried something new too: that is canned crushed tomatoes, usually I avoid using canned vegetables, but these worked well for sauce and saved me quite some time too.
November 23rd, 2013 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
It was a bit unusual for me to learn that name for this kind of flaky breakfast breads is “biscuits”, at least this is what they are called here in US.
There are variations of biscuits prepared with milk, or buttermilk, my recipe uses kefir. Kefir consistency may vary, for more thick kefir you may need to use more than a cup. For better results, use butter and kefir cooled down directly from fridge.
Flaky kefir biscuits taste perfect when served warm with a slice of butter, for breakfast or brunch.