Category Archives: Ukrainian

Pickled Cabbage

One of my most popular recipes, this crispy sour-salty cabbage can be stored in the marinade in the refrigerator for a long time. Add as much hot pepper as you like. Great alternative to a salad for a party or picnic....
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Kartofelniki with Meat in Mushroom Sauce

Kartofelniki is a Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian dish, stuffed baked potato patty. You can make them with different toppings such as meat, mushrooms,  vegetables and serve with different herbs, sauces or cream, however it is normally served with sour cream. Tasty fried 'kartofelniki' can be a side dish to meat, but they are good with different fillings and used as...
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Pirozhki with Cherries

Pirozhki are a Russian-Ukrainian dish of dough with filling that is baked or fried.  There are many recipes for making dough for pirozhki and a variety of toppings as well. It can be meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, jam, vegetable or fruit toppings. Savory pirozhki make great accompaniments to soups, borscht and stews, and sweet fillings...
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Cucumber-Tomato Salad

I look for easy ways to use fresh veggies during this laid-back time of year, so here is another simple recipe for when you have extra cucumbers and tomatoes. This is a light tasty salad from my childhood. Usually we use sunflower oil, but it can be replaced with olive or vegetable oil, or alternatively mix the vegetables with sour...
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Russian-Korean Carrot Salad

This dish is very popular in my country, it's a must for any holiday. The funny thing is that in Korea this salad doesn't exist, but it was made by Koreans who  immigrated to Russia in the 1860s. This is a marinated salad with fresh carrot as the main ingredient and seasoned with oil, vinegar, fresh garlic, coriander seeds, and...
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Spring Vegetable Salad

In Ukraine we made this salad often, as soon as vegetables and herbs appear in the garden or in the market, which meant that spring has come! Simple, tasty, fresh and healthy spring salad. Instead of sour cream, you can add olive oil or yogurt. Also you can add bell pepper and more herbs in a salad....
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Halushki, Lazy Vareniki (Gnocchi)

These delicate cottage cheese dumplings are from my childhood, my mother and grandmother cooked them often. The recipe is very simple, quick and easy to make, so they are also called 'lazy vareniki'. Cottage cheese can be substituted with ricotta cheese. Halushki, Lazy Vareniki can be served with butter, sour cream, honey, jam or puree of fresh fruit...
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Baked potatoes with bacon and herbs

A recipe from my childhood, the only difference is that we cook it without the herbs. In Ukraine potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, and food in general. This recipe is simple, but very tasty and nourishing. The potatoes soak in the flavor from the bacon and herbs. Potatoes can be peeled, but I usually leave the...
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