Category Archives: Mushrooms & Vegetables

Asian Pickled Cucumber Salad

Crunchy pickled cucumbers with a pleasant sour-salty and slightly spicy taste, a great recipe for summer. This is a perfect use for all your extra fresh cucumbers from the garden! It's all about fresh, quick and tasty for the summer!...
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Glazed Carrots on the Grill

Quick and easy recipe of glazed carrots on the grill. Perfect side dish for meat or fish. Blanch the carrots in boiling water until half done or cook in the microwave and then finish on the grill. I just use a cooktop grill, if you use a grill outside it will be cook even faster....
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Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce

Very tasty and tender chicken with creamy mushroom sauce. The dish can be served with potatoes, pasta, rice or vegetables. It's good to add dried herbs to the flour such as parsley, oregano or a mix of Italian herbs to give it additional flavor. Sherry can be replaced with a dry white wine....
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Mushroom Risotto

One of my family's favorite risotto recipes- mushroom risotto. Creamy, tender risotto with a pleasant mushroom flavor and aroma that can be a main dish to your dinner. For a vegetarian version, use vegetable or mushroom broth....
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Carrots Tzimmes with Raisins and Prunes

Tzimmes is a Jewish dish, sweet stew typically made from carrots and dried fruits. It's cooked slow at low heat, and even if it's simple dish, still considered is a great delicacy. Tzimmes has many variations, usually prepared mostly from carrots, but there are also versions using potatoes, beans, and even with the addition of meat. You can also add...
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Grill time!

After a long, cold and snowy winter I eagerly look forward to a warm and sunny spring ad especially, grilling. This year I started with one of my favorites - pork shish kebab or how we call it in Ukraine - shashlik. It was so delicious and already begin reminding me about summer! Today we decided to cook smoked steelhead trout...
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Steak with Enoki Mushrooms

Steaks can be cooked on the grill or just pan fried. The main thing is not overcook  anything or the meat will be dry and the mushrooms will be mushy. The  honey can be replaced by sugar. It's not necessary to wrap the mushroom in strip steak, you can just lay strips of steak on a plate, top with...
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Toast with Egg, Avocado and Tomato

Great idea for a quick and tasty breakfast. It takes only 5-10 minutes to prepare. Eggs can be fried in a pan or you can poach them. The garlic toast goes perfectly with the tomato, avocado and egg. Another idea is to pair with a bowl of soup or salad for a tasty healthy lunch!...
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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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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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