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Chickpea Garam MasalaJune 17th, 2017 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
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 SaladApril 22nd, 2017 in Salads by Julia Volhina
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 LoinMarch 25th, 2017 in Main Dishes, Pork by Julia Volhina
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 SauceMarch 11th, 2017 in Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
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.
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?