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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Asparagus With Cod Casserole


This came out a very delicious dinner.  
     
    Ingredients:
1-2 lbs Cod
6 Potatoes
1 Hand full carrots
Half cauliflower head .....

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

King Oyster Mushrooms

These mushrooms i found few month ago in the market. Bought it and we really enjoyed it since. 
       
      Ingredients:
2 Mushrooms
1 Onion
Salt, Pepper, Ground coriander, Vegeta optional
Oil

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

Red peppers are stuffed with a mixture of ground beef and rice then cooked in tomato sauce. Old family recipe for classic comfort food. My mom made it often, we enjoyed it a lot growing up. Now its my family's favorite.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Potato Fritters ~ Pancakes~ (Драники)

These are traditional Russian Fritters (Draniki). My mom always made it for breakfast. We serve it with sour cream.

Ingredients:
5 med potatoes
1 large onion
1 egg
4-5 tbs flour
Salt, pepper
Oil for saute

Radish Salad

This salad is my husbands favorite. Radishes taste so well with sour cream and greens.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Rhubarb Cake With Strawberry Sauce

Are you looking to make Best Rhubarb Cake Recipe? You found it!!! This delicious and moist cake is studded with fresh rhubarb and served with a strawberry sauce. I mixed my favorite ingredients together and this cake was created.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Green Onion Cauliflower Fritters (Оладьи из цветной капусты)

This is an unusual but delicious way to eat cauliflower. My kids really enjoyed this recipe. Serve these Cauliflower Fritters with chutney or salsa for an easy meatless meal. Sour cream is also a nice addition.



  Ingredients: ( I updated this recipe on 12/04/2012)
1/2 head Cauliflower
3 eggs
1 bunch green onion
3/4 cup mixed shredded cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan or smoked gauda cheese 
3-4 large cloves garlic
Salt, pepper, (vegeta optional)
Panko bread crumbs to roll in
Butter  or oil to saute

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rhubarb Apple Kompote


This is traditional Russian drink. I make it every few days. My husband loves it. Kompote is a mix of fruits boiled. My American friends been asking for this recipe.

Green Chicken Soup ("Shavel" Sorrel Soup)

This is a Russian traditional "Green Borsh". My mom always made it in summer. Its my favorite soup.


 Ingredients:
3 quarts Water
1 lb Chicken
5 large Potatoes
1 med Onion
2 Carrots
1 large bunch of Sorrel (can be substituted with Spinach and lemon)
5 hard Boiled Eggs
Parsley flakes, Dill, Green onion
Salt, Pepper, Vegeta, Bay leaf

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Daikon Salad

This is a very easy to make salad. We love it, and if  you try it, you might like it.

Ingredients: 
1 Daikon
1 bunch green onion
Dill
Sunflower oil unrefined (Best to buy in the Russian store)
Vegeta salt

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Raspberry Marshmallow "Zefir" (Зефир)

This is Russian traditional dessert. Easy, air delicacy, made ​​by whipping egg whites with sugar and added agar syrup. Great for parties, weddings. It's easy and fast to make, in less than 1 hour.  

Ingredients:
5 Egg Whites
1 cup + 3 oz Water
1 Small pack Jello (Any flavor; My favorite is apricot)
3 heaping tsp Agar-Agar ( You can  order here)
3 1/4 cups Sugar {Updated} Organic sugar is ok to use
1 to 2 large Lemons
Powder  sugar for sprinkle on top 

I made it with fresh raspberries and black currant puree. You can skip the Jello and water and add up to 3/4 cup of fresh berry puree (discard seeds). And you can use organic sugar.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Avocado Srawberry Smoothie


1 Avocado
3 large Strawberries
Handful Spinach
4 oz Filtered water
1 tbs Agave  

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Raw Coconut Pudding

This is a delicious and healthy coconut pudding. So unique and full of flavor. My 12 year old loves to make. We enjoy it for a few years now. Its easy to make and no cooking involved. I found this recipe video on youtube.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Vanilla Bean Ricotta Tortillas"

These are so yummy. Its my kids favorite dessert. Fast and easy to make. 

Shrimp Tempura Roll

This fried tempura sushi is my favorite. I tasted these when we went out with my husband for sushi. So i tried making these at home. It turned out well. We paid $10 for 1 roll. Its a lot cheaper to make your own.     

How to Make Fried Sushi


I tried fried sushi last year when i was visiting my family in MO. We went out with my sisters. They had this sushi place it was so beautiful inside. I only seen in movies such a beautiful restaurants. I made sushi before, just not fried. So then we made fried sushi at my moms house. They had this sushi sauce in the restaurant  that became our favorite. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Salmon and Crab Sushi

My family loves sushi. So i learned how to make it. Now we all enjoy sushi. These are not so traditional i added turmeric to make  yellow rice.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Strawberry Mousse Cake

This cake was a hit at my tea party. Everybody loved it.

Ingredients:
6 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla

Syrup for cake:
1 cup milk
2 tbls sweet condensed milk (use from same can of mousse recipe)

Strawberry mousse:
6 oz Strawberry jello
1 cup boiling water
1 can sweet condensed milk
5 tbls sour cream
8 oz cream cheese ( room temperature)
2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped and divided  (use 1 cup for the top of the cake)

Fruits and jello to decorate. I used this Jelly crystals

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Beef Liver Pate Fritters

These are really yummy.

1.5 lbs Beef Liver (Chicken liver works too)
1 med onion
2 boiled eggs
4 oz milk
3 tbls flour
Salt, Pepper, Coriander, Vegetta

Dumplings Soup "Galushki"



This soup is my family favorite. Everybody love it.

1lb Chicken drumsticks 
3.5 quarts water 
1 onion
2 small carrots
4 potatoes
Salt, pepper, dill, parsley, 

Meatballs Soup

This soup was a traditional in our house when i was growing up.
Now i cook it for my family. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Creamy Beet Salad

This salad is incredibly delicious.


Ingredients:
6 small beets
5 boiled eggs
1 bunch green onion
2-3 pickles
4 tbsp Mayonnaise

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chicken Seven Layers Salad

This salad is my creation. Everybody loved in my family. I want to share this recipe with everybody.

    Ingredients:
3 Boiled potatoes (I use yellow potatoes)
1 small sweet onion
1 12oz can of chicken breast
2-3 boiled carrots
200 gr smoked cheese
5 boiled eggs
2 persian cucumbers
Mayonnaise  
Salt, Pepper, Vegeta
I added sliced radishes later (It made salad juicier and it gets watery after a few hours)
Optional unrefined Sunflower oil  on the potatoes 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Spaghetti Fritters

These are fast and easy to make from any left over pasta. Kids love it.

     Ingredients
Any thin pasta, long can be cut in shorter pieces. I used cut vermicelli.
Eggs
Salt and vegeta 
Butter for saute 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Zebra Cake"

This recipe my family used for many years. My aunt used to bring it for family parties. It is still a big hit at any family gatherings.This cake has the best tasting cream frosting ever. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chicken Breast Patties

This is a juicy way to eat chicken breast.

     Ingredients: 
4 Half's Chicken Breast
4 Eggs
2 oz Water
4 tbls Sour Cream (you can substitute with mayonnaise) 
4 tbls Flour
1 bunch Green Onion
Salt, Pepper

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