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Oven Roasted Veggies with Fajita Spices

May 21st, 2016 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Oven Roasted Veggies with Fajita Spices

Potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and onions infused with fajita and some other spices and roasted in the oven is perfect dish on its own if you want more veggies in your diet, or great side dish for meat or chicken entree.

Cooking time for this dish in will vary depending on size of potato and cauliflower pieces. Potato in general will take more time to cook than other vegetables, slice it in smaller pieces and check its readiness with a knife before turning the oven off.

I used virgin olive oil spray here, spraying is a way more convenient than just pouring, it also helps to cut amount of oil to necessary minimum. However pouring oil will work as well.

Scalloped Potatoes with Parmesan

April 25th, 2015 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Scalloped Potatoes with Parmesan

Creamy potato and parmesan cheese casserole which can be served as a side or a main dish.

It is pretty easy to do, and can be a great choice if you need to bring something with you to a cookout.

Left overs can be easily stored in fridge and re-heated in microwave.

Shrimp, Egg and Potato Layered Salad

February 8th, 2014 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Shrimp, Egg and Potato Layered Salad

This salad is often referred to as “Shrimps Under Fur Coat” salad, here two shrimp layers are dressed in layer of grated potatoes, eggs, mayo and topped with red caviar.

I know red caviar is not something people here buy and eat all that often, but if you decide to try this salad I suggest to get caviar from the local european or russian store.

This salad need some time to settle down after assembling, so prepare it at least 6 hours prior to serving.

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.

Potatoes Fried with Garlic and Caraway Seeds

April 27th, 2013 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Potatoes Fried with Garlic and Caraway Seeds

An easy yet tasteful side dish to make. It goes well with meat or poultry or a vegetable main dish.

Caraway seeds in combination with garlic give this dish some fragrance and interesting taste.

A hint: you can boil potatoes well in advance and fry them right before serving to get side dish ready when main course is.

Potato and Mushroom Stuffed Dumplings

March 9th, 2013 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
Potato and Mushroom Stuffed Dumplings

I am maybe getting old: firstly I was putting off this recipe for far too long, secondly after I finished up with assembling these dumplings, I could feel my back.

Nevertheless here is recipe: ukrainian handmade dumplings stuffed with potato and mushroom mix.

You can boil them as soon as they are assembled, or you can freeze them up and boil right before serving. No thawing in necessary.

Already boiled dumplings can be warmed up on a skillet with a bit of butter.

Turkey Pie with Grated Potatoes

December 29th, 2012 in Main Dishes, Turkey by Julia Volhina
Turkey Pie with Grated Potatoes

It took me a bit of time to master this recipe: somehow I was either getting too much potatoes (honestly I have to get myself a cooking scale for Christmass) or potatoes I used were too juicy, so it was hard to get meat stuffing in the middle of the pie without sinking it into the batter.

Apparently this issue was easy to fix with draining redundant potato and onion juices using colander (ofc getting the right amount of potatoes helped a bit too).

Using of springform pan is convenient for this recipe however, if you don’t have one, any other baking pan of similar size will work fine.