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Monday, April 30, 2012

Green Kale Smoothie

 I enjoyed this smoothie today morning. Taste really yummy. Don't judge by the look. My 14 year old said "This wasn't suppose to taste that good".

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Russian Cheese Cake (Zapekanka)

 This recipe is really delicious. For people who love ricotta cheese (Tvorog), this is the perfect recipe.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kelp Noodles Salad

This is Raw Kelp noodles. Since i started making this recipe it became everybody's  favorite.

A Raw Food Made with Mineral-Rich Sea Kelp Low in Carbs and Calories and Fat Free Free of All Allergens Ready to Eat Neutral Taste Our Story Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable in the form of an easy to eat noodle. Made of only kelp (a sea vegetable), sodium alginate (sodium salt extract from a brown seaweed), and water, Kelp Noodles are fat-free, gluten-free and very low in carbohydrates and calories. Their noodle form and neutral taste allow for a variety of uses including salads, stir-fries, hot broths, and casseroles while their healthful content provides a rich source of trace minerals including iodine, which kelp is well-known for.Their unique texture completes the package, making Kelp Noodles a one-of-a-kind healthful and tasty alternative to pasta and rice noodles. Best of all, no cooking is required. Just rinse and add the noodles to any dish and they are ready to eat

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chicken Rice Meatballs (Tefteli)

 Meatballs are a comfort food enjoyed around the world Jasmine rice has a pleasant aroma,  partially cooking the rice adds moisture to the meatballs and ensures that the rice becomes nice and tender, even on the inside of each meatball. This is traditional Russian tefteli. My husband's favorite food.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Best recipe for Buckwheat

2 cups Buckwheat 
3 cups water
1 lb Chicken thighs  meat
2 Carrots
1 onion
Salt, Pepper, Vegeta

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Apple Cake (Pirog)

This recipe easy to make and taste really good. Perfect for any occasion. 

3 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
0.5 can sweet condensed milk
1 cup Sour Cream 
1 teaspoon Baking Soda 
1 tbs Vinegar 
1 cup Flour   
3 large Apples (I use Fuji) 

Fruit Smoothie

This is kids favorite smoothie. 

Mango,papaya, strawberries, pineapple,banana, agave, 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tortilla with Tvorog (Farmers cheese)

This was a hit at our house. My husband said it taste like meat.

Eggs 2 for the tvorog and 2 for tortillas
Green onion
Fresh dill
Salt, Vegeta

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baked Chicken Tortillas (Chebureki baked)

Baked Chebureki recipe is super easy and tasty. These can be taken anytime and you will really love to have it.Its like a meat pita pocket.

22 Uncooked Tortillas
1 lb Ground Chicken
1 large onion
2 eggs
Salt, Coriander, Pepper
4 oz water

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Strawberry and Cream Cake Roll"

Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll. Yes...I am serious; can you imagine this sweet little thing on your dessert plate? I can:)  This delightful combination of fresh strawberries and cream with mascarpone is sure to became my family's favorite.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Shrimps Chow Mein with Asparagus

 Chow mein or literally “fried noodles” . Some shredded vegetables, some protein–either chicken, pork, beef, seafood, or combination and you will have a perfect chow mein that is cheap, filling, and sinfully gratifying. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crab Salad

This salad is the crowd pleaser. Its great for party, baby showers.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Fruit Salad"

A creamy fruit salad or dessert,, is fast and easy to make for any occasion.  Mandarins and sliced grapes in a sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping dressing. Perfect as a yummy side dish or delicious dessert! 

Any fruits you want

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chocolate Cookie Roll

Chocolate-cookie roll is another one of my recipes that I found in my old handwritten recipe book. This is a quick cookie dessert which does not involve much prep work, look stunning and is more or less a kids-friendly recipe. 

28 oz Tea Biscuits Cookies
1 lb Butter
3 Eggs
2 cups Sugar
5 tablespoons Cocoa Powder 
Walnuts optional 

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The best Eggplant Salad Recipe "Десятка"

Did you know eggplant is actually a fruit (though served as a vegetable)? With it’s deep, glossy purple skin and wobbly egg or pear shape, it’s quite a unique looking food item! This is the best salad ever for people who love eggplants. It's awesome to bring to a party or put it in cans and use it at any time. I usually make half of this recipe for my family.

10 Eggplants 
10 Bell Peppers
10 Tomatoes
10 Onions
15 cloves garlic 

1 cup distilled vinegar
2 cups oil
3 tablespoons salt
6 tablespoons sugar


  "Десятка" Print In Russian

You will make it in layers; 
First tomatoes, 2nd onions, 3rd eggplants, last bell peppers . Follow the directions step by step.
  •  Slice eggplants longwise 1/3in thick (leave skin on)  sprinkle salt on top of each piece. Put aside so all bitterness comes out, for about an hour. 
  • Then slice tomatoes into circles and put in a non stick cooking pot.
  •  Cut onion into circles add to the pot. 
  • The eggplants will have liquid all over, so take a paper towel and tap until dry. Cut the eggplants (that you put aside to let out all of the bitterness out) in smaller pieces about a 3/4 of a inch of the finger thick size and add to the pot. 
  • Cut bell peppers into small pieces and add to the pot. Next pour brine mix into the pot. 
  • Boil for 45 min. 
  • Turn off and add minced garlic. 
  • The salad can be canned right after you boil it.

Chicken Rice Dish "Plov" {Pilaf}

 Plov (pilaf) is a traditional Russian rice dish! Every family pretty much has a little bit different way of making it, and i am excited to share my version.  It is definitely my family favorite dinner.

1.5 lbs  chicken thighs
4 cups jasmine rice (I made it with bulgur it tasted awesome)
8 cups water
6 large carrots
1 onion
Salt, cumin seeds, pepper, coriander, bay leaf. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Strawberry Salad"

My family's favorite recipe, always a crowd pleaser. Easy to make and the taste is simply delicious.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Creamy Ditalini Macaroni Salad

"This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone."  It is my kids favorite; they never get tired of it. 

Spinach Strawberry Smoothie

Spinach,apple, strawberries, banana, agave.water, hemp seeds.
Put all ingredients in a blender mix for a minute. Add hemp seeds on the top.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Black Forest Ham Sandwich

 This is my family's favorite  sandwiches.

Bread, mayonnaise mix with garlic, eggs,Black forest ham, cucumber, tomato. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easy Honey Cake

This cake is soft and spongy. Combination of cream and chocolate sauce goes so well together it melts in your mouth. It's  simple to make and the reward, is delicious .

You can buy gumpaste flowers at my Etsy shop

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Best BBQ Chicken "шашлык"

This is the best chicken BBQ ever. The guy kept this recipe a secret for over 20 years and then he told my mom.  The thing is he didn't realize is that mom can't keep a secret. My mom used to make this recipe for parties and weddings. Now my family enjoys it. This is the most delicious chicken ever. Tender and juicy. We all love it.

Shrimp and Rice Burritto

This is the best burrito recipe .Good idea for left over rice. My husband can't  get enough of these. 

"Ricotta Muffins"

  Simply to delicious to describe, these cranberry muffins will amaze your family and friends with their better than bakery flavor!

6 Eggs
2 cups sugar
1 lb (3 cups) Ricotta cheese
2 sticks butter melted
3/4 cup Cranberry or Raisins 
1 teaspoon baking soda pour 1tbs vinegar on top
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups Flour

Turmeric Rice With Shrimps

Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. Turmeric was traditionally called "Indian saffron" because of its deep yellow-orange color and has been used throughout history as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Beef Potato Casserole

This is my family's favorite dinner :-)


1 ½ lb beef
5 lbs yellow potatoes
5 carrots
3 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp ranch
6 cloves garlic
1 tsp sea salt
2 cups water

Honey cookies "Pryaniki" {Пряники}

These are ancient Russian honey cookies that  were there before refined sugar…  I suspect honey didn't cost the equivalent of a small country’s economy back then. These peppermint cookies are  soft inside, and they are taste delicious the next day after baking, so it’s an excellent make-ahead cookie!

Fish soup "Uha" {Cуп Уха}

The flavor and aroma of fish soup stimulates appetite and improves mood. Personally, I love the taste because the aroma of fresh fish broth can not be compared to anything else.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Potato salad

Potato salad

  • 8 medium  yellow potatoes cooked and diced 
  • 3 Persian cucumbers or 1 English 
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, minced
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup corn (optional)
  • 1/2 stick of butter melted
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise  
  • teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetta 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon peper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • paprika, sprinkle on top

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1.Boil peeled potatoes  until done. 

2.Cool to room temperature. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Vanilla Bean Orange Cookies

Looking for an easy sweet treat that is made with Vanilla Bean? These cookies are everybody's favorites.
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