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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.

Cilantro Lime Shrimps Salad

April 7th, 2018 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Cilantro Lime Shrimps Salad

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.

Red Beans and Crab Stick Salad

March 10th, 2018 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Red Beans and Crab Stick Salad

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.

Homemade Chickpea Hummus

July 15th, 2017 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads, Sides by Julia Volhina
Homemade Chickpea Hummus

Got a can or two of chickpeas stuck in the pantry? Or boiled a cup too many of garbanzo beans and looking for creative way to use them? Try this homemade hummus recipe.

It takes about 5 mins to make and you get a fresh batch of hummus to eat with your favorite vegetables, pita bread, chips or for further use in other recipes.

For this recipe I cooked beans from scratch. If you do the same save some of the water beans are cooked in and use it instead of water in this recipe.

Chickpea Garam Masala

June 17th, 2017 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Chickpea Garam Masala

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.

How to Boil Chickpeas

June 3rd, 2017 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
How to Boil Chickpeas

If you don’t want to use canned beans in your recipe and prefer to cook chickpeas or garbanzo beans yourself, here are pretty easy to follow step-by-step instructions for how to boil them from scratch.

The trick is to soak beans for at least of 10 hours before cooking.

Make sure that beans don’t boil to hard, very light simmering is enough. Cook beans until desired tenderness (45 mins to an hour).

Use cooked beans right away, or freeze for later. You may also preserve some water the beans are cooking in for further use.

Meat Stew with Beans

January 31st, 2015 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Meat Stew with Beans

If you are looking for quick recipe with meat – try meat stew with beans.

It is pretty quick and is not too complicated to do: cooking time will depend on the meat cut you use, but in average it is between 30 and 45 mins.

I used beef (chuck roast cut) for this one, but pork will work for this recipe as well.

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