Creamy Salmon with Lemon and Fresh Dill

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This creamy salmon with fresh dill is moist and so refreshing. The dill and lemon seasoning brought it to perfection. My husband does a lot of fishing so I am always on the look out for good fish recipes.  Continue reading →

Tender Oven Baked Chicken Legs

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These oven baked chicken legs are so versatile and are a great base for spices.  They are inexpensive, easy to make and taste great!!! They do not require much hands-on time, at all. You can marinate them a day in advance.  Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate; bake when you ready.  It’s that easy.

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Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce – Shakshuka

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Shakshuka, Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce makes a wonderful meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a very popular dish in Israel and Middle East. The original recipe is without sausage but I had to add my own little twist to it. This recipe requires minimal, simple ingredients and very easy and not time consuming to make. I love having some crusty bread with that will mop up the delicious sauce. It is another chance to have eggs for dinner; not just for breakfast. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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Easy Homemade Yogurt Recipe

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Making your own homemade yogurt is actually quite easy.  I learned this from my mama. A supply of plain fresh homemade yogurt gives you many options. Add fresh or frozen fruit, jam, or honey for sweetness. Use it in smoothies, with granola, on pancakes, or in baked goods. You can make Greek style yogurt, simply Continue reading →

Slow Cooker White Bean Soup Recipe

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There is something about having a nice warm soup in the slow cooker on those cold and rainy days. This healthy, vegan bean soup will fill your home with a warm, wonderful, delicious aroma. One of my favorite meals from my childhood. My favorite part is how easy it is to put together and so full of flavor.

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White Fish Roll-Ups with Asparagus and Red Bell Pepper

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These fish roll ups are beautiful, flavorful, refreshing and sophisticated. White fish rolled with fresh asparagus and red bell pepper. I like to prepare this ahead of time when I’m expecting company. When my guests arrive, I just pop it in the oven and it’s ready in 30 minutes. 

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Cilantro Lemon Rice Recipe

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This is a great side dish for seafood and chicken dishes. Steamed rice with lemon juice and cilantro, it’s so refreshing and very simple to make! A rice cooker would be useful for this but you can always use a large sauce pan and cook the rice on the stove top. For this dish, I think basmati is the best rice to use for; it doesn’t get sticky. But if you don’t have basmati, jasmine or any long grain rice is fine too.  Continue reading →

Russian Lecho – Marinated Red Peppers Recipe

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In Russian cuisine there are varieties of different salads for canning. Lecho is one of them. People are using different kinds of vegetables during summer and autumn to can and store them for cold winter days when all the plants sleep. This salad is easy to make, delicious and great to have on hand. I use it as a sauce for my stuffed Bell Peppers or serve as a side dish or salad by itself.

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Harvest Grains Blend Soup with Chicken Meatballs

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 I bought a bag of Harvest Grains Blend at Trader Joe’s. It’s combination of Israeli couscous (also known as pearl couscous), red quinoa, baby garbanzo beans, and orzo. The mix of whole grains, especially quinoa, is very good for you. It makes a delicious, hearty and satisfying soup that you can customize with your own blend of vegetables. For a boost of protein, I added chicken meatballs.  Add the fresh herbs at the very end, right before you serve the soup. Super easy, healthy and delicious soup; highly recommended!!!

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Braised Cabbage with Vegetables

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 Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables. I make cabbage salads often, red cabbage salads, stuffed cabbage rolls, etc. This dish is very similar to my traditional Russian dish- Tushenaya kapusta with Chicken except it’s vegetarian.  Couldn’t be easier and, although there isn’t any meat or bacon, I added Zucchini and rice and the resulting flavor is incredibly delicious. 
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