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Arugula and Peach Salad

September 22nd, 2018 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Arugula and Peach Salad

I never was a fan of arugula rather bitter taste, but lately I have weird cravings for it, so I had to get inventive.

As it appears peach does a great job helping balancing arugula in this salad. So if you are like me: trying to get arugula in your diet while not actually liking the taste, this salad is for you.

Parmesan and pine nuts are great addition too.

Spinach Cheese Dip

September 8th, 2018 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Spinach Cheese Dip

One more recipe to the lineup of appetizers using cream cheese for me. This time it is for hot spinach cream cheese dip with parmesan and garlic.

Good choice if you are looking to increase the amount of leafy greens in your diet.

It is pretty easy to do and you can get a bowl full of goodness ready for your party or gathering literally in minutes.

Serve hot with tortilla chips or veggies.

Pasta with Asparagus and Parmesan

April 21st, 2018 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Pasta by Julia Volhina
Pasta with Asparagus and Parmesan

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.

Sliced Rosemary Baked Potato

May 6th, 2017 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Sliced Rosemary Baked Potato

Artistic twist on rosemary baked potatoes: thin sliced, nicely spiced and powdered with a bit of parmesan.

It is easier to guess what size of pan to use and how much potatoes to use if you measure pan by placing potatoes in and adjusting amount of potatoes to fit in neatly prior to cooking.

Use potatoes of the same size to ensure they cook evenly.

For more consistent results and speed – use mandoline for slicing potatoes.

Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

September 24th, 2016 in Salads, Sides by Julia Volhina
Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

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?

Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

December 19th, 2015 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan

Another take on mashed cauliflower side: smooth pureed cauliflower with parmesan cheese and a hint of spicy garlic.

Great choice when you want to cut on potato intake but still want something of mashed texture on your table.

From my experience, cauliflower purees taste better fresh, so cook just enough for one time don’t keep leftovers.

Garlic taste can be a bit overpowering sometimes, so I suggest going with half garlic clove at first, and see if more is needed to taste.

Zucchini “Fries” with Parmesan and Spices

November 7th, 2015 in Appetizers & Snacks, Sides by Julia Volhina
Zucchini “Fries” with Parmesan and Spices

Zucchini “fries” cooked with this recipe are much healthier alternative to potato ones: much less oil and less starchy zucchini instead of potato.

I love zucchini, so these taste great for me. It is easy to improvise with spices and their amounts to create new unique taste every time I want it.

Please note, more mature zucchinis will require more cooking time, so probe with a fork to see readiness.

Zucchini with Parmesan and Spices can be served as snack, or an appetizer or a side dish.