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Italian Sausage Soup with CauliflowerDecember 31st, 2016 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Cauliflower and vegetables soup infused with Italian spices and cream is another creation perfect for cold winter weather: it fills and warms you up.
And that fact that this soup is pretty easy and quick to do if just another reason to try it out.
Fresh chicken broth works perfect here, however good grade boxed broth is a good option too.
Sometimes I use broth from boiling chicken thighs for salads and such, to not waste a good stuff.
If you are looking for more heat use hot Italian sausage instead of mild one or in addition to it.
Tuna and Mozzarella SaladOctober 8th, 2016 in Salads by Julia Volhina
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 MozzarellaSeptember 24th, 2016 in Salads, Sides by Julia Volhina
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?
Raw Broccoli and Tomato SaladFebruary 27th, 2016 in Salads by Julia Volhina
This is easy and refreshing tasting salad of few ingredients: all you need is fresh broccoli crown, few tomatoes, onion and some greens.
It is important to use broccoli crown as it is normally more soft and less chewy than more mature pieces.
Raw broccoli and tomato salad pairs well with meat or poultry courses.
Meat Stuffed EggplantsOctober 24th, 2015 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Fun recipe to play with: eggplants stuffed with ground beef and vegetables. Nice combination of meat and veggies. I love eggplants!
For me it is always a bit tricky to hollow eggplants out, it is important to take most of pulp off to make sure they cook through, but it is also important to to not damage eggplant skin. It takes a bit of time and practice.
You can take bigger eggplants and slice them in half lengthwise, or take smaller ones and slice top part off like I did for this recipe.
Raw Vegetables and Chicken Salad with FetaMarch 14th, 2015 in Salads by Julia Volhina
This salad is more advanced version evolved from Raw Vegetable Salad with Feta.
I added few ingredients: kale, celery, zucchini, corn, olives, mushrooms and a protein source, boiled chicken, to make things a bit more interesting.
I take this salad ingredients with me and slice them up at work for a healthy lunch. It only takes few minutes to do.
By the way, if you boil chicken right before making the salad, make sure you let it cool down to room temperature first.
Raw Vegetable Salad with FetaAugust 30th, 2014 in Salads by Julia Volhina
I am trying to eat my vegetables raw at the moment (losing some weight, trying to eat more healthy, running and such). So this is a salad which I make for myself for lunch at work to accomplish this.
It takes about 10 mins to do all the slicing and dicing. And maybe 5 more for cleaning and packing.
Occasionally I add to it raw corn, onions, spinach, lettuce to vary things up, but cucumbers, tomatoes, mini peppers and avocado are always present.