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Butternut Squash Soup PureeOctober 20th, 2018 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
With pumpkin and squash season comes time for vegetable soups using said vegetables.
Today’s recipe features butternut squash and some other fine veggies to accompany it.
It is full of veggie goodness, has hint of a spice (which you can tame a bit if you are looking for something less spicy by reducing amount of peppers) and totally great taste.
If you are a fan of the season, butternut squash soup is definitely a dish to try.
Apple and Cucumber Salad with ChickenAugust 12th, 2017 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Light chicken salad, great on its own, as a side or on the sandwich.
Chicken thighs work great in this recipe, breast would be “skinnier” option. Alternatively rotisserie chicken leftovers would do as well.
If you are cooking chicken yourself, make sure it is cooled down to room temperature before slicing it for the salad.
You can get creative with dressing here: between low fat yoghurt, mix of yogurt with sour cream or mayo or just mayo itself. Choose to the taste or/and amount of calories.
Apple, Sorrel and Lettuce SaladDecember 6th, 2014 in Salads by Julia Volhina
It seems to me that sorrel isn’t something very popular in cooking in this part of the world.
But just in case if you were looking for some recipe using it, here is one: fresh raw salad with sorrel, apple and romaine lettuce dressed with lemon juice and honey.
If dressing seems too sour for you, replace some juice with water and increase amount of honey, that should do the trick.
Stuffed Baked ApplesOctober 24th, 2014 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
I love plain baked apples. Stuffing apples with mix of dried apricots, raisins, apple pieces, seasoned with sugar and lemon juice and then baking them is a step up to plain baked apples.
Depending on apples, baking time will differ, you want to get apples soft but not too soft to lose their form.
Serve stuffed baked apples warm from the oven, reheated in microwave or cooled down as a dessert or snack. They also work nicely as a breakfast.
Fruit Salad with YogurtAugust 2nd, 2014 in Desserts, Salads by Julia Volhina
Here is your step away from something usually called a dessert: fresh fruit salad dressed with plain yogurt.
No flour, no sugar, almost no fat (if you use low-fat yogurt); only fresh raw fruits loaded with vitamins and tons of good nutrients.
Besides being a dessert, this salad can be great choice for breakfast or lunch or just a snack when you need it.
You can mix and match fruits to your liking for this one. I used pineapples, banana, orange, apple, kiwi and pear. Mint is also optional and can be skipped it if you don’t like it.
Fruit and Berry KompotFebruary 1st, 2014 in Beverages, Non-alcoholic by Julia Volhina
This recipe gives me another chance to advertise the benefit of homemade drinks over store sold soda full of sugar and god knows what else: making drink for yourself gives you control over how much sugar it has exactly.
Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries are nice choice for this kompot, strawberries are nice addition too. I used frozen berry mix – it is cheaper and easier to get, however fresh berries will work the same well.
Fruit and berry kompot taste great warm, or cooled down to room temperature, or iced, whatever you prefer more. Fruits from the kompot taste great too, you can serve them with or without kompot.
Baked Apple DumplingsOctober 12th, 2013 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
Fall is season not only for pumpkins but apples too. And I love baked apples.
Sticking apple into an oven is probably an easiest way to cook them. Baking apples in a dough as dumplings is a bit more sophisticated, but not whole a lot more complicated.
You can play a bit with taste: add cinnamon, or stuff apple with some raisins or nuts to your taste.
Baked apple dumplings taste the best when served warm.