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Homemade Chickpea Hummus

July 15th, 2017 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads, Sides by Julia Volhina
Homemade Chickpea Hummus

Got a can or two of chickpeas stuck in the pantry? Or boiled a cup too many of garbanzo beans and looking for creative way to use them? Try this homemade hummus recipe.

It takes about 5 mins to make and you get a fresh batch of hummus to eat with your favorite vegetables, pita bread, chips or for further use in other recipes.

For this recipe I cooked beans from scratch. If you do the same save some of the water beans are cooked in and use it instead of water in this recipe.

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.

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.

Baked Chicken Thighs in Mustard Soy Sauce

May 7th, 2016 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Baked Chicken Thighs in Mustard Soy Sauce

Chicken thighs baked in mustard and soy sauce is one of these recipes to use when you need to cook something delicious while spending minimum effort on it.

All you need to do is to whip a sauce together, cover chicken with it and stick it into the oven – cooking doesn’t get any easier than this.

Chicken thighs are juicy and easy to cook without much risk of over drying the meat, so this recipe produces very tender and juicy chicken meat with a hint of spices from curry and mustard.

Baked Cod in Mustard and Lemon Marinade

March 26th, 2016 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Baked Cod in Mustard and Lemon Marinade

Cod fish may taste a bit plain and somewhat boring, but not if prepared with mustard and lemon marinade like in this recipe.

Onions cooked along with fish in the same marinate taste just great (I think I might like onions the same as fish if not more). So don’t be shy on amount of onions to use.

Marinating requires at least an hour, but can be extended to few, as long as you keep the fish is in the fridge. And will allow to do all preparations in advance in needed and then cook fish right before the serving.

Yogurt, Mustard and Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

March 12th, 2016 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads by Julia Volhina
Yogurt, Mustard and Lemon Juice Salad Dressing

Yogurt, mustard and lemon juice salad dressing tastes great especially in meat based salads, but is also good with tomatoes, good on sandwiches and as dipping sauce.

It can be used as lighter substitute for mayo: if you compare 900 calories for 5oz of mayo to about 140 calories of similar amount of this dressing.

Now, taste of this dressing will vary based on what kind of mustard you use, as well as based on proportion of mustard and lemon juice. Just experiment with different types and proportions to your liking.

I like using chobani yogurt for this one: there is enough space in the container to fit mustard and juice and mix, so no need to use extra bowl for mixing.