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Mushroom and Carrots Stuffed Chicken Casserole

May 31st, 2014 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Mushroom and Carrots Stuffed Chicken Casserole

This is somewhat unusual dish to cook: mushroom and carrot stuffing baked inside of chicken meat “crust”.

But I assure you, it is totally worth cooking, for romantic dinner for example. Leftovers can be easily warmed up in microwave.

By the way, juices and removing casserole from the dish are a bit easier to handle if you use springform, but casserole dish would work too.

Creamy Fusilli Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese

April 26th, 2014 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Pasta by Julia Volhina
Creamy Fusilli Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese

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).

Chicken Rolls with Oranges

January 18th, 2014 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Chicken Rolls with Oranges

This is interesting recipe for a holiday or romantic dinner: tender chicken rolls stuffed with oranges.

Small orange segments are easier to wrap, so try to find small oranges. It is also important that oranges are not bitter and don’t have seeds.

Chicken rolls stuffed with oranges taste great when paired with potato side(s), for example with mashed potatoes.

Vegetables with Cream

December 14th, 2013 in No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Vegetables with Cream

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.

Pumpkin and Rice Soup-Puree

October 5th, 2013 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Pumpkin and Rice Soup-Puree

It is a pumpkin harvest time. That said, it is a time for pumpkin vegetable soup-puree: bright in color and rich in nutrients meat-free soup.

You can use canned vegetable broth for this one, or prepare your own from scratch by following these easy step by step instructions like I did. Just remember that canned broths usually are pretty salty, so you may need reduce amount of salt you add to the soup.

Equal amount of sour cream can be substituted for heavy cream if you feel like it.

Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

September 7th, 2013 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Shrimp and Asparagus Salad

Shrimps and asparagus with dill and cream is quite unusual combination for me, but I must say it tastes delicious. I ate something similar when we lived in Austria and wanted to reproduce the recipe ever since.

It tastes especially good if asparagus is young and you manage to not overcook it to keep crunchy texture. Lemon juice helps to brings the best taste out of asparagus.

By the way, if you use frozen shrimps, thaw completely them before adding to salad.

Zuppa Toscana (Italian Sausage Soup)

June 22nd, 2013 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Zuppa Toscana (Italian Sausage Soup)

Zuppa toscana (or italian sausage soup with skin on potatoes, bacon and kale) is one of the reasons I usually go to Olive Garden for. Now with this recipe I don’t have to anymore (but I still can :), they also have neat tiramisu).

This soup has very distinctive italian taste because of spices in sausage. By the way either mild italian chicken meat mix with spices or sausages themselves will work for this recipe. I think meat mix is a bit easier to handle.

Using canned broth for this recipe is easier and saves time, but isn’t absolutely necessary, you can cook the broth yourself.

Serve this soup hot, that way it will provide nice warm feeling especially on cold weather. If you need to reheat the soup leftovers, don’t overheat it, just bring to light simmer and serve.