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Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese

August 11th, 2018 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Zucchini Rolls with Cream Cheese

As zucchini season is in full swing I want to share a recipe for this amazing appetizer: zucchini rolls with cream cheese, garlic and fresh herbs stuffing.

I must say it is one of my favorite finger foods. I think I can eat the whole plate of these by myself.

Use mandoline to slice zucchini here, it will make life much easier and will speed process up a lot.

If you want to reduce oil intake – roasting zucchini in the oven in grilling skillet can be an option to.

Salmon and Cream Cheese Spread

July 28th, 2018 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Salmon and Cream Cheese Spread

Quick recipe for an appetizer you can put together on a minutes notice (if you have ingredients of course): salmon and cream spread.

Once ready, you can set it up on cucumber slices, or crackers you like. Or in less fancy fashion (and also quicker) spread it on a bread toast.

I used hand blender to here, because I wasn’t sure how my cup blender will react to not-so-liquid mixture. Either one you plan to use, just make sure cream cheese and salmon are well blended into homogeneous mixture.

Fresh Cheese Salad with Ramps

July 14th, 2018 in other by Julia Volhina
Fresh Cheese Salad with Ramps

Ramps are seasonal, and not many stores carry them. I have few recipes for ramps lined up to try but it is always a matter of will I be lucky to find them or not to be able to share.

This year I was lucky to be at the store when local Whole Foods had them for a brief amount of time.

So, long story short, you may not be able to try this until next year when ramps come back, but nevertheless I want to share the recipe for a ramps salad with fresh cheese and eggs.

It is full of vitamin goodness ramps offer and is a great choice for an early spring.

Fresh cheese for this salad can also be hard to find. So either make it yourself or try cottage cheese (if will probably not need mashing, so skip that step if you do)

Vegetable Soup with Cauliflower and Rice

June 30th, 2018 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Vegetable Soup with Cauliflower and Rice

Don’t let the amount of ingredients this recipe calls for to scare you: it is not as hard to cook as it may seem (just many pictures).

In fact it is pretty easy, especially if you are keen on peeling and slicing. And cooking takes just about 30 mins.

If you are looking for lighter version calorie-wise, reduce amount of flour (or skip it all together).

Reducing amount of sour cream will help too, but I wouldn’t skip on it entirely, it adds a lot to the taste.

Green Beans Fried with Breadcrumbs and Garlic

June 16th, 2018 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Green Beans Fried with Breadcrumbs and Garlic

This is one of variations of traditional Ukrainian dish featuring green beans (“lopatky” or “лопатки”) fried with breadcrumbs and seasoned with garlic.

Green beans are pretty easy and quick to cook. The major trick for me is to not overcook them (I like beans crunchy, not too soft). So testing beans softness from time to time while simmering them is a key. Take them off the burner as soon as ready.

These taste the best when served straight from the skillet: warm and fragrant.

Radish and Cucumber Salad

June 2nd, 2018 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Radish and Cucumber Salad

Featuring today a recipe for pretty simple limited ingredient spring salad with radishes and cucumber.

It requires up to 15 mins to prepare. Even less if you use mandeline instead of a knife.

This salad will be a good complement for a steak or some meat and vegetable entree.

If sour cream you use is thick, you can mix it with the lemon juice first before dressing the salad, that will make mixing of salad easier.

Chicken and Cabbage Patties

May 19th, 2018 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Chicken and Cabbage Patties

Getting inventive with chicken patties: using cabbage instead of bread or breadcrumbs as filler.

I must say these are a hit: juicy and very tasty.

And so quick and easy to do, especially if you use ready to go minced chicken meat and food processor for cabbage and onion.

These patties taste great with potatoes or grains (I served these with boiled buckwheat), salads as well are great choice here.