Who doesn’t’ love Turkey Soup? The day after Thanksgiving means lots of leftovers and that means turkey soup. Don’t waste the turkey carcass! The delicious broth combined with a few vegetables and noodles is gold mine of flavor.
Posts in category Lunch
This fragrant split-pea soup made with touch of curry, cumin and sweet paprika is so creamy and velvety, hearty, thick, and flavorful. Topped with bacon and fresh chopped green onions, mmmm….Just pick up crusty bread and enjoy.
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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This salad is not only amazingly delicious but also super easy to make. The salad mingles the fresh flavors of ~ read more ~
Pad Thai is one of the popular dishes at Thai restaurants. It was always such an intimidating dish for me to make at home but with the help of store bought Pad Thai sauce I was able to recreate this simple and delicious dish at home. ~ read more ~
This Georgian Style Eggplant Recipe is a really great recipe that I got from my friend Larisa. I guarantee everyone will leave your table raving about this tasty eggplant dish. It could be served as an appetizer with fresh homemade bread, salad, or side dish.
Enjoy this delicious restaurant favorite at home with your choice of side and fresh garden salad. This recipe has very few ingredients but is very delicious and easy to prepare; It sure pleased my entire family.
Boiled Potatoes with Sautéed Onions is one of my favorite meals from my childhood. My mom made this dish very often. All you do is boil potatoes, sauté onions and serve with fresh dill. I love mushrooms so I modified my mom’s original recipe and added sautéed mushrooms. It tasted even better. Sorry mom.
This dish could be served as a delicious side dish to hearty stews or by itself just like my mom did.
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Chicken and Mushroom Lasagna with Béchamel sauce is a twist to the traditional lasagna since it is made with creamy Béchamel sauce instead of the traditional tomato sauce. Béchamel is a white sauce made with butter, flour and milk. It is one of the mother sauces of French cuisine. My family prefers white sauce over tomato sauce so I used the Béchamel sauce for my lasagna and my family really enjoy it.
My friend Marina shared this fabulous dish with me. It has a mixture of brown and wild rice, barley, red barley and topped with a creamy chicken mushroom sauce. She served it at a church luncheon; and I am a white rice eater, not really into brown and wild rice much but let me tell you- I LOVED it. It’s so easy to make and it’s also healthy and delicious. Rice can be cooked ahead of time to speed up the process. You can find Brown Rice Medley at Winco, in the bulk food section or Costco and Trader Joe’s. I hope you give this fantastic dish a try! I guarantee you’ll love it.
Silky red velvet cupcake, filled with Chocolate Ganache and then topped with a cream cheese frosting with the touch of rum. These easy to make gourmet cupcakes will be the hit of your next get together.
Manti is a type of dumpling that very popular in Russia. Manti are normally made with either seasoned lamb or ground beef wrapped in homemade dough. Manti are cooked in a steamer and then topped with either butter, sour cream, or onion (or garlic) sauce. Manti recipes varies from region to region. I learned my version from my aunt Vera. I was very excited when she offered to show me how make these delicious dumplings because aunt Vera prepares dishes the authentic way. No short cuts here, we made everything from scratch.
I figured that these fish katleti will go well with creamy Alfredo sauce and pasta; so here we are ~Parmesan Fish Katleti with Alfredo Sauce and Pasta.
I wish I could find a better name for this. Parmesan Fishballs with Alfredo Sauce? Parmesan Fishball Alfredo? Alfredo Parmesan Katleti? Katleti with Alfredo Sauce? Anyways… you could call it so many ways, but “deliciously- mouthwatering” is definitely one of them.
This homemade Alfredo sauce is not even close to the store-bought jarred ones. And it’s not even difficult to make.
Not big fan of fish??!! No problem, you totally can use ground chicken.
These stuffed peppers are loaded with flavor and make a great healthy lunch or dinner. Unlike to my Stuffed peppers with tomato sauce, this time I cut peppers in half and stuffed them with buckwheat and ground beef topped with shredded cheese. My family loved them. Make extra so you can have leftovers for lunch.