Category Archives: Ukrainian

Vareniki with Potato and Mushrooms

Vareniki (varenyky, pirogi) are stuffed dumplings from Ukraine made from unleavened dough and different fillings. Some of the more popular fillings are vegetables, boiled potatoes, salted cabbage, baked pumpkin, fruits and berries, meat, mushroom, cheese, poppy seed or buckwheat. My favorite fillings are meat, potatoes with onions and mushrooms, cottage cheese or curd cheese and cherries. Vareniki with berry...
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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...
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Golubtsi

Golubtsi is popular dish in many Eastern European countries and the Middle East made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Very similar to dolma, which uses grape leaves. In Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, cabbage rolls with smoked pork are very popular at Christmas. They are cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven. In Romania,...
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Potatoes with Dill and Garlic

This is one of my favorite childhood summer recipes for new potatoes. If the potatoes are small, then cook them whole, if a little bigger, then cut them into 2-4 parts. Of course you can use a regular potatoes too, its still good but new potatoes are so good! These go good with other appetizers like Read more

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. With this recipe which will give you semi sweet...
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Beets with Walnuts

Another tasty Russian-Ukrainian recipe. Mayonnaise can be replaced with vegetable or olive oil. It’s not necessary to add a garlic, but with the garlic it’s much tastier and adds a nice sharpness to the salad....
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Cabbage-Cucumber Salad

For this salad, I usually use new cabbage and cucumbers. A great idea for a dinner or picnic, just add the mayonnaise before eating the salad or use vegetable or olive oil with the addition of a little lemon juice instead of mayonnaise. If you like it spicy, add some garlic or hot pepper. One of my favorite, easy summer...
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Spring-Summer Salad

The very first greens in my garden come in April or early May and usually it's sorrel, chives, green garlic and parsley. Adding a couple more different herbs and vegetables to these greens gives me an excellent light, fresh and very healthy salad to start the season. Also you can add radishes and asparagus, which also are early spring vegetables....
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Salad Olivie (Potato Salad)

In the former Soviet Union, this salad is considered traditional New Year dish, the name was in honor of creator of this salad, Belgian chef Lucien Olivier. Virtually no Russian table goes without this dish on New Year's Eve, birthdays and other celebrations. It's convenient, quick to prepare, and delicious. Some ingredients can be replaced by others,...
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