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Tomato and Cheese Stuffed Pork Loin

March 25th, 2017 in Main Dishes, Pork by Julia Volhina
Tomato and Cheese Stuffed Pork Loin

Creative way to stuff pork loin – slice it up like a “book”, marinate, put tasty ingredients in between “pages” and then roast.

I stuffed pork loin with tomato slices, shredded cheese and sliced thin garlic cloves for a hint of spice.

For this recipe meat is marinated for about 12 hours before cooking. So allow some time for that, you will not be disappointed.

Baked Cod in Tomato Sauce

March 11th, 2017 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Baked Cod in Tomato Sauce

Perfect recipe for pretty much any white fish: easy to cook and turns out tasty and juicy.

I used cod here. Marinating cod in lemon juice helps to bring out nice texture and make sure it is soft.

Sometimes cod can torn out chewy after cooking, but it is not a case with this recipe.

Pair baked cod with boiled or roasted potatoes and a glass of nice wine for a romantic dinner.

Beef Potato Mushroom Casserole

February 25th, 2017 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Beef Potato Mushroom Casserole

Not the fastest recipe to cook, but it is definitely worth trying: two layers of potato and beef mushroom stuffing in between, all dressed up with sour cream sauce – tastes delicious fresh out of the oven. And also reheats well.

I used ground beef for this one, but any ground meat will work as well. Just use the one you like.

If you have a mandoline – use it, otherwise make sure potatoes are sliced in equally thick pieces for even cooking.

Roasted Pork tenderloin with Spicy Rub

January 28th, 2017 in Main Dishes, Pork by Julia Volhina
Roasted Pork tenderloin with Spicy Rub

Somehow I never roasted a pork tenderloin until about month ago. And now once I tried, I can’t stop doing it.

Not only it is very easy and fast to cook, but it also turns out very delicious and tender, and spices can be varied to whatever you like.

You can use pretty much any ready-to-use pork meat rub here. Sometimes I do, and other times I make my own, see list of spices in the recipe.

Zucchini and Chicken Casserole

October 22nd, 2016 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Zucchini and Chicken Casserole

If you have an abundance of zucchini, this is definitely one recipe to try.

For me it stays somewhere on a verge between being a casserole and omelette. It has creamy texture, tons of fiber, nice amount of protein and green festive color 🙂

Zucchini and Chicken Casserole is a great choice for lunch or dinner, or even breakfast if you prepare it in advance ready for reheating.

Tuna and Mozzarella Salad

October 8th, 2016 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Tuna and Mozzarella Salad

Tuna and Mozzarella salad is my goto light salad with a bit of protein. It works great for training days, because I don’t feel hungry after it but I also don’t feel like I eat whole bunch of unhealthy stuff.

A lot in this salad depends on the taste of tuna, so use the kind of tuna you like. If you plan to use tuna canned in oil, you may reduce amount of oil in the salad dressing to balance calories consumed.

Fresh corn they sell here in US is usually soft, sweet and juicy, so I use it for this salad myself, however canned corn works just as well.

Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

September 24th, 2016 in Salads, Sides by Julia Volhina
Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

I’ve tried this salad on a cookout organized by our friends and fell in love with it (and of course had to make sure I have a recipe for it to share).

I don’t even know why this dish made of cooled cooked pasta, black olives, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella tossed with pesto and grated parmesan is called a salad, but let’s go with it.

Of course freshly made basil pesto sauce is the best choice for dressing here (and it doesn’t really take much time to make if you wish to try). But one from a store works as well.

I know pasta salads are not a first choice for people who are trying to cut down the amount of carbs they consume but it surely is delicious. Well, one can opt for a whole grain pasta to make it seem a bit better.

Next time you need to bring something to a cookout or a get-together, why not to try this recipe?