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Pasta with Asparagus and ParmesanApril 21st, 2018 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Pasta by Julia Volhina
Good recipe for no-meat linguine or fettuccine pasta.
Pretty quick to make, nothing sophisticated, plain and simple steps to follow, as quick as cooking pasta itself.
Secret chief’s secret: don’t overcook asparagus and don’t burn garlic, that is about it.
Great recipe when you are short on time and need to eat.
Cilantro Lime Shrimps SaladApril 7th, 2018 in Salads by Julia Volhina
If you have more cilantro lime shrimps on your hands than you can eat or if eating them plain isn’t as exciting as it was anymore and you want to add some veggies to your diet, this salad may be an idea to try.
It doesn’t take much time to do, and is pretty easy to do: chops veggies, add shrimps and beans, dress and mix.
Cilantro lime shrimps from Costco’s will work here, or if you feel adventurous – try to prepare shrimps yourself, as I’ve described in my previous recipe, either will work for this one.
Cilantro Lime ShrimpsMarch 24th, 2018 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Discovered this simple way to dress boiled shrimps while trying to recreate a similar one from Costco: marinate boiled shrimps in lime juice, spices and cilantro.
Of course the taste is not exactly the same as of Costco ones, but the list of ingredients is also much shorter.
These shrimps can be served on their own as appetizer or added to salads or tacos.
Using already cooked, peeled and deveined shrimps like I did will save a lot of time, if you want to cook and/or clean shrimps yourself, factor the time in for it.
Red Beans and Crab Stick SaladMarch 10th, 2018 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Need some beans in your life? Try this quick salad.
Unusual combination of crab stick, beans, eggs and greens, but very gentle taste I would say.
The combination of crab stick and eggs is something one can never be wrong with, that is if you like both eggs and crab stick of course.
This takes minutes to assemble, especially if you boil eggs in advance. If you don’t, make sure they are cooled down till room temperature before cutting them for the salad.
Noodle Salad with Canadian Bacon and VeggiesFebruary 24th, 2018 in Main Dishes, Pasta, Salads by Julia Volhina
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…
Napa Cabbage and Chicken SaladFebruary 10th, 2018 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Napa cabbage is tender and juicy and is generally good choice for salads: doesn’t require any extra work to soften it up.
As any cabbage, it is high on vitamin C, so it is good choice of food for that flu and cold season.
This is also a salad to do if you got some leftover chicken and need to find some use for it: just remove skin and bones.
Any chicken meat will do, I boiled some thighs to prepare this post.
Mushrooms and PeasJanuary 27th, 2018 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
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.