My lunch recipes



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Chicken with Mustard, Honey and Curry

November 16th, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Unusual combination of ingredients which produces interesting taste results: chicken pieces roasted under sauce made of mixture of melted butter, mustard, honey and curry.

This recipe is good choice for romantic or family dinner, leftovers can be reheated and served for lunch.

You can use chicken thighs (like I did), or drums, or a whole chicken sliced into portion pieces. Please note that drums will require less time for cooking.

Beef Gyros with Vegetables and Spices

May 11th, 2013 in Beef, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Beef sirloin steak meat marinated in gyros spices and vegetables turns out tender (if meat is of good quality) and somewhat spicy.

Meat needs to marinate for couple of hours, overnight is good, but it can go longer. I usually prepare meat and sear portion of it right before serving, and I store remaining marinated meat in fridge until I need it next time.

Accompanying beef gyros with Tzatziki sauce is a good choice, spices in meat and sauce blend in well.

Turkey Meatloaf

April 13th, 2013 in Main Dish Recipes, Turkey by Julia Volhina

This is another experiment with turkey meat, which I am not very familiar with. And I must say I like how it turned out.

I used ground turkey breast meat, but thighs would do good as well, or a combination of these.

This recipe is good choice for lunch or dinner, leftovers can be stored in fridge and warmed up before serving.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

March 16th, 2013 in Main Dish Recipes, No-meat by Julia Volhina

This is my attempt to adjust russian fresh pancake recipe to use domestic ingredients. Main ingredient – russian fresh white cheese – has much thicker consistency than cottage cheese which you can usually buy in the store.

By the advice of one of this blog readers, I tried cottage cheese produced by Friendship brand and the result turned out pretty good. Main challenge was to find a proper amount of flour, with about half of cup pancakes turned out very tender, but not too hard to handle.

If pancakes break when you try to flip them, make them smaller, these will be easier to handle. Enjoy for breakfast of brunch!

Chicken and Celery Salad Sandwich

February 23rd, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dish Recipes, Salad Recipes by Julia Volhina

This is a base chicken and celery salad recipe for sandwich to be served for breakfast or lunch.

The salad can be prepared in advance and used when needed, just store leftovers in fridge.

You can also use grilled chicken leftovers for this recipe or cook chicken breasts from scratch.

Fried Chicken Liver with Onions

February 16th, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Dusting chicken liver with flour and frying it with onions is perhaps easiest way to cook it.

Step of soaking live in milk can be skipped; it is optional, but it helps to reduce bitter taste liver may have.

The best side dish for this one, to my opinion, is plain boiled potato or potato puree.

Mussels Steamed with Shallots in Wine and Butter Sauce

February 9th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

This is a recipe for tender mussels steamed with shallots, garlic and fresh greens in dry white wine and butter sauce. It will work great for a romantic dinner.

Use good white wine you would drink yourself for this recipe to achieve best results. And serve remaining of the wine along with mussels later.

Steamed mussels go great with toast garlic bread or a baguette with garlic.

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