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Maslenitsa

Maslenitsa is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday where people celebrate saying goodbye to winter and welcoming spring. This is the last week  before Lent, when religious followers are allowed to eat butter, dairy products and fish, which the name Maslenitsa originated. Like Easter, Maslenitsa is a different day every year, in 2017 it will take place from Feb...
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‘Potato’ Cakes

These ‘cakes’ I’ve loved since childhood. My family and kids love these as well! Don’t be confused, these don’t contain any potatoes and are a sweet dessert instead. It’s another Slavic dessert dish with many options for cooking, with the addition of biscuits, breadcrumbs or cookies. They are usually in the shape of small potato and light inside and dark...
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Vatrushka with Tvorog (Quark) and Raisins

Vatrushka with tvorog (quark) is a popular in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia (Slavic) made from round soft sweet pastry buns that are open on top and filled typically filled with trovge in the middle, along with raisins or dried fruit. Tvorog (quark) is a type of fresh dairy product, dictionaries usually translate it as curd cheese, cottage cheese or sometimes farmer...
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Uzbek Plov

Plov is a central Asian dish made mostly from rice is cooked in a seasoned broth, called zirvak (Uzbek). Depending on the region it may also contain meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, and even dried fruits. In the east, plov is almost a daily staple but at the same time is served for special events like a wedding, funeral, child birth etc....
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Kozinaki (Gozinaki)

Another Slavic sweet and easy recipe from my childhood that can be prepared quickly from sunflower seeds or nuts. Kozinaki (Gozinaki) are Georgian and Armenian sweets with walnuts and honey, traditionally prepared for the New Year and Christmas. Instead of walnuts they can be made from hazelnuts, sunflower seeds or sesame seeds. It’s definitely kid’s favorite! Here are some recipes:...
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Sunflower Kozinaki

Another Slavic sweet and easy recipe from my childhood that can be prepared quickly from sunflower seeds or nuts. Kozinaki (Gozinaki) are Georgian and Armenian sweets with walnuts and honey, traditionally prepared for the New Year and Christmas. Instead of walnuts they can be made from hazelnuts, sunflower seeds or sesame seeds. It’s definitely kid’s favorite!...
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Oladki, Oladi (Mini Pancakes)

Oladki, is one of the oldest traditional Ukrainian dishes and a traditional breakfast food (in Russia -Oladi, Oladushki), can be either sweet or savory. They may also be appetizer, main course, or even dessert; another Slavic dish. There are two types of Slavic pancakes, blini (mlinci), which are very thin like crêpes and oladki (oladi), thick, puffy pancakes. Oladki always...
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Taratushki

Taratushki was one of our favorite childhood treats. It is a popular dish among Slavic families. It’s hard to describe, something like a semi sweet donut. They deep fried which makes them a little crispy outside but soft and tender. Depending on how sweet you make them, the toppings will differ. Serve honey, jam or maple syrup to this semi sweet taratushki....
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Belyashi

Belyashi is the national dish of the Tatars, common in Slavic countries. Belyashi are round shaped, fried pirozhki with finely chopped meat, usually with a small hole on the top. Traditionally belyashi are made with lamb, but you can use beef, its more practical and the flavor is still great! You can add a little pork fat for more flavor, or...
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Belyashi

Belyashi is the national dish of the Tatars, common in Slavic countries. Its also one of my favorite dishes from childhood. I remember in Ukraine when I was little and they sold belyashi on the streets or at the market, it was a very popular street food, even now one of the most common fast food meals. Belyashi are...
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