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Russian Vinaigrette Salad – VIDEO

By |2017-02-28T19:14:42+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Food, Recipes, Salads, Vegetables|Tags: , |

Vinaigrette is a classic Russian beet salad. Featuring root vegetables like beets and potatoes, sauerkraut is the real star of this salad. Dressed with simple olive (or sunflower oil) vinaigrette is a simple and colorful dish that should be enjoyed all year long. Many people believe that this colorful salad with a beautiful name is [...]

Great Lent Recipes

By |2017-02-27T07:39:05+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Fish, Food, Holidays, Recipes, Soups, Special Holidays, Vegetables|Tags: , |

Traditions of the Great Lent originate from ancient Orthodox Christians. Also known as the Great Fast, the Great Lent is a time of physical cleansing and spiritual introspection. Observers adhere to abstinence from certain foods and indulgences for over 40 days. Bringing the physical and spiritual into balance through fasting, prayer, and repentance, the Great [...]

Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Dishes

By |2017-02-10T20:21:08+00:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Appetizers, Blini, Desserts, Food Art, Salads, Soups, Valentine's Day|Tags: , , , , , , |

Who says Valentine’s Day is for pink chocolates and red cakes? Sure we spend $1.7 billion on Valentine’s Day candy, but that’s even more reason to think outside the box. This year, rather than shelling out dough for sugary treats, consider treating your sweetie to a savory spread of naturally red food. When it comes [...]

Top 7 Russian Baked Goods

By |2017-01-29T16:18:04+00:00January 29th, 2017|Categories: Blini, Breads/Pastry, Desserts, Food|Tags: , , , |

Imagine walking into your favorite bakery on a crisp winter morning. The sweet aromas of sugar and spice, combined with steamy hot dough, flavorful fillings and mouthwatering toppings. What can be more comforting? Enjoying your favorite bread or pastry with a cup of truly magnificent tea. It's the Russian way. Uniquely baked breads and bagels have been a [...]

Kotleti (Russian Meatballs)

By |2017-01-17T02:14:18+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Meats, Poultry, Recipes|Tags: , |

Kotleti are the Russian answer to hamburger patties. Made from beef, pork, chicken and even fish, the minced meat is seasoned, formed into small cutlets (kotleti) and pan fried to perfection. It’s believed that kotleti were inspired by American hamburgers, but because of food shortages the bun got left behind. In mass production, they were [...]

Pan Fried Cod – VIDEO

By |2016-11-21T06:38:57+00:00November 21st, 2016|Categories: Fish, Food, Main Dishes, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Cod is a popular white fish that has a smooth, buttery texture and mild flavor. It's super versatile and can be baked, seared and fried. In Russian cuisine, pan friend cod is the easiest and the tastiest way to prepare the fish. Rich in OMEGA-3 fatty acids and lean proteins, pan fried cod is a great [...]

Split Pea Soup

By |2019-01-04T23:26:03+00:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: Cuisine, Food, Russian, Soups, Ukranian|Tags: , |

Hearty and nutritious, split pea soup has become a staple in many cuisines around the world. With its origins in ancient Greece and Rome, hot pea soup found its way to cold climates and took root in Scandinavian and Germanic countries before making its way to Russia. The low cost and “one pot” preparation made [...]

Russian Salad Olivier

By |2016-08-30T14:51:42+00:00August 30th, 2016|Categories: Cuisine, Food, Recipes, Russian, Salads, Ukranian|Tags: , |

Few dishes are as popular and recognizable in Russian cuisine as salad Olivier. Known in many parts around the world simply as Russian salad, Olivier can be found on many menus in Eastern and Southern Europe. Made with simple ingredients that are available year round, it’s a staple on most Holiday tables — particularly during [...]

Fruit Kompot – VIDEO

By |2016-07-25T22:32:35+00:00July 25th, 2016|Categories: Beverages, Food, Recipes, Russian, Ukranian|Tags: , |

Looking for an all-natural drink that's also low in sugar? Try this homemade recipe for summer fruit kompot. What is Fruit Kompot? Kompot is a sweet fruit drink made with seasonal fruits or berries. Unlike fruit juice, kompot is prepared by simmering or boiling the fruits and adding a bit of sweetener like sugar, honey, maple or agave syrup. [...]

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese – VIDEO

By |2016-06-30T20:07:29+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Recipes, Russian, Vegetables|Tags: , |

Summer is a wonderful time to try fresh garden variety root vegetables including beets, carrots, radishes and many more. Beets in particular are rich in vitamins and are a valuable source of natural fiber. Dating back to the era of ancient Rome, beets have become indispensable in Russian cuisine. From borscht to “seledka pod shuboi”, beets [...]

Russian Blini – VIDEO

By |2016-05-31T07:41:28+00:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Appetizers, Blini, Russian|Tags: |

It’s Sunday morning and we were in the mood for a light and delicious, authentically Russian blini brunch. Having just come back from a honeymoon in Venice, it was time to give ourselves a break from the super sweet breakfast rolls and treat ourselves to something healthier. We had some fresh berries and just a bit [...]

Varenye (Cherry) – VIDEO

By |2016-05-15T02:46:18+00:00May 15th, 2016|Categories: Cuisine, Desserts, Food, Recipes, Russian, Sauces/Dressings, Ukranian, Varenye/Preserves|Tags: , |

Summer is right around the corner and that means lots of fresh fruits and berries. It's also the perfect time to start thinking about creative ways to preserve the left-over fruit. Varenye (or varenie) is a traditional Eastern European whole-fruit preserve. In Russia and across Ukraine, varenye is made by cooking down berries, fruits, nuts [...]

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