Category Archives: Main Course

CHICKEN CHOW MEIN

I don’t know much about Asian cuisine, but I like few things that I tried in Asian Buffets, and attempting to re-create them at home. Chicken Chow Mein is a simple quick dish that anyone can put together. Vegetables of your choice can be chopped ahead of time. Chicken can be substituted with steak. It is… Continue reading »

FLANK STEAK ROLL WITH MUSHROOMS

This Flank Steak Roll with Mushrooms might look fancy, but it is easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner. In my busy everyday routine, I usually try to avoid time-consuming recipes, I’m sure you do too. But good food doesn’t always mean it is time-consuming. With the hands-on time about 20 minutes, and the rest is done in the… Continue reading »

HEALTHY CHICKEN QUESADILLAS RECIPE

Lately, I’ve been on a quest for healthy recipes. In my understanding “eating healthy” doesn’t mean you have to be chewing on carrots and broccoli (even though I love carrots dipped in ranch… how about Greek yogurt instead?). So, I’ve learnt, that in addition to eating food in moderation, many ingredients can be easily substituted with… Continue reading »

BUCKWHEAT KASHA WITH BRAISED BEEF

Where do I begin? We love Buckwheat and you should too! Buckwheat is very nutritious gluten free grain-like seed of a leafy plant related to rhubarb. That’s right, it is neither a cereal, no grass, it is a seed. Buckwheat seeds are rich in starch, proteins, minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and antioxidants. Speaking… Continue reading »

STUFFED MINI BELL PEPPERS

STUFFED MINI BELL PEPPERS

This is a perfect busy weeknight or lazy weekend dinner that is ready in 45 minutes. I usually cook rice the day before, so it cuts the cooking time, and instead of eating out, or chewing on cereal for dinner, I’m able to feed my family a nice healthy dinner in no time. There are times that… Continue reading »

POT ROAST RECIPE

  In one way or another, meat appears on the table in most homes, providing good nutrition. There are different ways of cooking meat Most tender cuts are best cooked by dry heat: roasted or cooked on a rotisserie, broiled or grilled, pan-broiled or pan-fried. Less tender cuts should be cooked slowly in moist heat:… Continue reading »

RICE PILAF WITH PORK

  Ukrainian Rice Pilaf  (plov) is an interpretation of Uzbek plov recipe. The Uzbek plov recipe traditionally cooked with lamb,  is somewhat complicated, requires some good skills, and time-consuming. This is a quick and easy version of a classic dish that found its way into every Ukrainian home, and became our very favorite. It is very easy to… Continue reading »

CABBAGE ROLLS

CABBAGE ROLLS

Cabbage Rolls are very popular among Slavic people. It’s truly a classic dish. Usually Cabbage Rolls are made out of cabbage leaves and meat. There are some variations: some like to cook cabbage rolls with pork, some like it with turkey meat. Some people like to add rice or other grain to the meat…possibilities are… Continue reading »

MEATLOAF

Winter is here. Most of all in winter people need energy. This is exactly why its a must to have a good variety of healthy, nutritious, hot food on our tables. This Meatloaf is perfect for casual as well as formal dinners. It can be served hot or cold. And best of all, it can be… Continue reading »