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Chickpea Garam Masala

June 17th, 2017 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Chickpea Garam Masala

One of the easiest chickpea recipes to make, yet so tasty one. This vegetarian dish will require a little less than 20 mins of cooking.

It can be served on its own, with a bit of bread, or as a side for boiled rice or quinoa.

I think this is one of traditional Indian recipe. Tweak the taste to your liking by adjusting amount of spices or even spices themselves. The recipe calls for garam masala, but a good curry powder will work as well.

I always soak and boil chickpeas myself, drain them before using here (preserve a bit of water they were cooking in). Using canned ones is an option as well, it will certainly be quicker. If going this route, use water at step 10.

How to Boil Chickpeas

June 3rd, 2017 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
How to Boil Chickpeas

If you don’t want to use canned beans in your recipe and prefer to cook chickpeas or garbanzo beans yourself, here are pretty easy to follow step-by-step instructions for how to boil them from scratch.

The trick is to soak beans for at least of 10 hours before cooking.

Make sure that beans don’t boil to hard, very light simmering is enough. Cook beans until desired tenderness (45 mins to an hour).

Use cooked beans right away, or freeze for later. You may also preserve some water the beans are cooking in for further use.

Meat Stew with Beans

January 31st, 2015 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Meat Stew with Beans

If you are looking for quick recipe with meat – try meat stew with beans.

It is pretty quick and is not too complicated to do: cooking time will depend on the meat cut you use, but in average it is between 30 and 45 mins.

I used beef (chuck roast cut) for this one, but pork will work for this recipe as well.

Crabsticks, Beans, Tomato, Bell Pepper and Cheese Salad

January 11th, 2014 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Crabsticks, Beans, Tomato, Bell Pepper and Cheese Salad

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.

Bean, Cucumber and Bell Pepper Salad

July 6th, 2013 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Bean, Cucumber and Bell Pepper Salad

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.

Green Beans and Eggs Salad

October 20th, 2012 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Green Beans and Eggs Salad

Another recipe for green beans and eggs, now in a form of egg salad with garlic and mayo.

As all foods prepared from green beans I know, it doesn’t require much time to do: about 20 mins from beginning to end or even less if you use cooked eggs and thin french green beans.

Adjust amount of garlic and mayo to your taste.

Russian Vinaigrette Salad (Salad Vinegret)

June 9th, 2012 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Russian Vinaigrette Salad (Salad Vinegret)

Vinaigrette salad (or salad “vinegret” how it is called in russian) is traditional salad of russian cuisine.

It is made of boiled vegetables (beets, potatoes and carrots), onions, sauerkraut and cucumbers pickled in salt.

Some recipes call for peas instead of boiled beans, some others skip beans all together. But to me real vinegret is the one with beans.

Traditionally this salad is dressed with sunflower oil, but it can be substituted with other oil to your taste.