Category Archive: Lunch

Braised Cabbage

  Ingredients Meat: pork, chicken, or beef    –   ½ lb (250 g) Coconut or olive oil (or vegetable oil)  –   1½ tbsp Tomato ketchup    –   ½ – 1 tbsp – optional Onion  –   1 small or medium Butter   –   1 tbsp – optional Green cabbage   –   1½ medium Sea salt   –   ½ tbsp + ½ …

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Simply Delicious Mashed Potato

One way to make your mashed potato more delicious is to add fried onion in it. I’ve learned this recipe from my beloved grandmother who was an amazing cook.  Cook your potato in a regular way, salt to taste. Drain water. Use as much butter as you usually add to your mashed potato. Melt it …

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Sweet Rice with Prunes

Ingredients: 2 cup white rice 5 large eggs 1 cup sugar (or less) 10 oz (300 g) butter, melted 1 tsp salt 3 cups milk, warm Prunes Directions: Rinse the rice. Combine and mix the rice, eggs, sugar, butter, salt, and milk, then transfer to a cast iron pot (or any other). Put into preheated …

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Plov with Raisins

Ingredients: 1 lb (450 g) meat (pork, lamb, or beef) 9 oz (250 ml) oil 1 lb (450 g) carrot 1 lb (450 g) onion 1 lb (450 g) rice 1 oz (30 g) garlic cloves, unpeeled 4 cup hot water 1/4 cup raisins 1-2 tsp dry barberries, optional 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp …

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Mushroom and Meat Gravy

Ingredients: 3 cup + 5 oz (140 ml) water 7 oz (200 g) meat 7 oz (200 g) mushrooms 3 tbsp flour 1 tbsp onion, chopped 1 tsp Adobo Goya Seasoning 1/8 tsp ground pepper 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dry dill 1/2 tsp dry parsley Directions: Cut the meat and mushrooms into small pieces. …

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Meat and Mushroom Casserole

Ingredients: 9 oz (250 g) pasta, cooked 10 oz (300 g) meat 1 lb (450 g)mushrooms 2-3 tbsp onion, chopped 2 tbsp butter 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 tsp ground pepper 2 tsp dry or fresh parsley 2 tsp dry or fresh dill 1 tsp Adobo Goya Seasoning Mozzarella cheese, shredded Cheddar cheese, shredded   …

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Red Borsch

Red borsch can be called a “king of Ukrainian soups”. This is one of the most popular and famous recipes in Ukraine and other countries. There are many different ways to cook red borsch.  Women in Ukraine learned lots of recipes from word of mouth, from generation to generation.  Definitely those recipes were modified to …

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Potato Pancakes

Ingredients: 4 potato, medium to large 1/2 onion 1 egg 1/4 tsp ground pepper 1+ tsp salt 10-12 tbsp flour (2 1/2 – 3 tbsp per one potato) Oil for cooking Directions: Peel and cut the potato and onion into small pieces. Make a puree using a blender like Ninja or similar. Add the egg, …

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Creamy Dish Gravy With Meat

You can make this gravy with your favorite meat, also it’s perfect with shrimps. Since I developed this recipe, it has became my family’s favorite. Ingredients: 1 lb meat (chicken or pork) or pilled and cooked shrimps 2 cup heavy cream seasoned salt ground black pepper 1 clove of garlic, pressed fresh or frozen parsley, …

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Baked Potato

Ingredients: 2 lb (1 kg) young potato, white, yellow, or red 3 cup water 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp butter or olive oil 1 tsp dry or fresh parsley (fresh or frozen dill would work as well) 1/3 tsp pepper 2 cloves of garlic, pressed 1/3 tsp seasoned salt Directions: Cook potato in 3 cups of …

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Pelmeni

Pelmeni dough can be made several different ways: Recipe 1 (for approximately 80 pieces): 1 cup water 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 cup + 1/4 cup flour (to add on a board)   Recipe 2 (for approximately 80 pieces): 1 cup water 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp oil 2 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup flour (to add …

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Hot Mini-Sandviches

Ingredients: Bread – 10 slices Sausages – 3-4 pieces Cheese – 3.5 oz (100 grams), grated Tomato – 1 piece Garlic – 2 cloves Mayonnaise – 1 tablespoon Ketchup – 3 tablespoons Fresh herbs – to taste Ground black pepper – to taste Preparation: Cut the sausage into small pieces and put in a deep …

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Cottage Cheese Lazy Dumplings

Ingredients: 21 oz (600 g) cottage cheese 3.5 oz (100 g) sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 3.5 oz (100 g) semolina 5.3 oz (150 g) flour Preparation: Beat cheese in a blender with the sugar and eggs. Add a little salt, mix until it’s smooth. Add semolina and mix. You can do dumplings only with …

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Liver Cake

6 Superfoods Your Children Should Be Eating, from Dr. Colbert (including liver)   Ingredients for the pancakes Liver, any kind – 12 oz (350 g) Eggs, large – 3 Flour – 1/2 cup Oil – 1 oz (30 ml) Sea salt – 1 tsp Pepper – 1/2 tsp Ingredients for the mayo spread Mayonnaise – 5 …

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Lazy Cabbage Rolls – Lazy Golubtsi

This is another variation of cabbage rolls recipe that is also popular in Ukraine and Russia. I do this mostly when I have leftovers of cooked cabbage leaves that are too small or overcooked and not good for the rolls wrapping. Ingredients: Ground meat – 1 lb (450 g) – pork is my favorite Cabbage  …

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