Category Archive: Soups

Buckwheat Milky Porridge

Buckwheat is considered one of well known super foods. One of widely popular Ukrainian recipes is buckwheat milk porridge. Ingredients: 6 cup milk 1 cup buckwheat 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp sugar (or to taste) 1-2 tsp butter Directions: Wash the buckwheat well and pour into the milk. Put on the stove and bring to …

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Zuppa Toscana (Italian Soup)

While visiting my cousin in Rochester, NY, several years ago, I was offered to try this famous Italian soup, homemade. Lucy, my cousin, is an excellent cake baker and cook. She shared with me some of her recipes and this is one of them. I’ve added a few modifications to my personal taste preferences and …

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Sauerkraut Soup

To make this delicious sauerkraut borscht (soup), you’ll need to have a good sauerkraut ready.  I’m using my own prepared, crunchy and super good sauerkraut (see the recipe here). Ingredients: 3-4 oz meat, your favorite, any kind: raw (need to cook) or braised 6 cups  water 3-4 potatoes 1 carrot, small to medium size (optional, …

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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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Green Borsch (Sorrel Soup)

Green borsch or sorrel soup is very popular traditional soup in Ukraine. It is the best when cooked with fresh sorrel leaves. Not only in Ukraine but also in diaspora, Ukrainians grow sorrel at garden to have it available most of the time. Sorrel is perennial plant and is green all the time except winter …

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Meatball Soup

Do you like soups? When I was a little girl, soups were not my favorite food. Back then we didn’t have much seasoning available except salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Later, when good and healthy seasoning became available in stores, I have developed my own soups recipes that are delicious and all my family members …

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Pea Soup

Ingredients: 3 + 2 cup water 3-4 oz (100 g) meat, beef, pork or chicken 3/4 cup dry peas 1 potatoes, medium 1/2 carrot, medium 1/4 onion, medium 1/2 tbsp Chicken Base Bullion (optional, I buy it at Costco) 1/2 tsp Goya Adobo Seasoning (my favorite) 1/8 tsp ground pepper 1/2 tsp dill, fresh or dried, …

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