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Noodle Salad with Canadian Bacon and Veggies

February 24th, 2018 in Main Dishes, Pasta, Salads by Julia Volhina
Noodle Salad with Canadian Bacon and Veggies

Various pasta or noodle salads is something totally unusual to the place where I can from.

But ever since I tried one, I am totally in love (my fitness-geeky-trying-to-be-conscious self is a bit less so, but sometimes it needs a break too).

This salad comes with a nice pack of veggies: tomatoes, bell peppers, corn. If you use whole wheat noodles and close your eyes on cheese and mayo we can almost call it healthy, right?

Fusilli or elbow pasta will work good here, other types may work too (okey, maybe be not spaghetti, but I think that is obvious). Tri-color pasta will make salad more festive, give it try if you need more color in your life…

Mushrooms and Peas

January 27th, 2018 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Mushrooms and Peas

Little something without the meat: mushrooms cooked with peas and tomatoes in tomato juice and sour cream sauce.

It takes about 30 mins to cook, and pretty easy too. Just use good tasting canned tomatoes with no extra additives.

Serve mushrooms and peas as a dish on its own, or in addition to healthy grains or pasta. My favorite here is boiled buckwheat, but they I am a bit biased towards it.

It can even be a sauce for meat, if you wish it.

Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus, Tomatoes and Mushrooms

July 29th, 2017 in Eggs, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus, Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Scrambled eggs is one of these things one can easily throw together and be creative about it: the fridge content is the only limit, really.

And asparagus is my new go to for scrambled eggs lately. It pairs well with mushrooms and vegetables, and eggs themselves of course.

So here you go: a recipe for scrambled eggs with asparagus and mushrooms. Feel free to follow the steps, or tweak it one way or another.

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.

Chicken, Tomato and Mushroom Salad

April 22nd, 2017 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Chicken, Tomato and Mushroom Salad

Any time is a good time for a salad. Especially if it is a chicken salad loaded with protein, in a great combination with tomatoes and mushrooms.

This salad can be an entry on its own or a side to another dish.

I used boiled chicken for this one, however leftover rotisserie chicken or turkey will work here as well.

If you want to go lighter on calories with this recipe, use light mayo, or a combination of yogurt and mustard.

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.