Red Borscht Recipe

There are many famous dishes in the world, claimed by several nations to be historically theirs. Some nations go further by telling that this or that dish symbolizes their national identity. Down the road we will be dealing with many such recipes. In this blog I am not intended to fuel this sort of disputes, rather I view all recipes as world heritage and of course I will try to trace the historical origin to give rightful credit to claiming sides. Today I present to your judgment one version of borscht, cabbage soup, which is claimed by Russians and Ukrainians. Both of them are Slavic nations and that is the uniting part. Red Borscht became very popular in former soviet states. There are little deviations in Red Borscht recipe and the funny part is that most of them are claimed to be either original or classic. Personally I do not believe in originality, you modify or improvise as you wish as long as you keep the essential ingredients and cooking pattern or you risk to invent completely different dish. We are going to publish different versions of borscht, you choose which one is closer to your taste. I started with the one we like the most.

Red Borscht Recipe
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Grilled Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipe

There are thousands of chicken thigh recipes on the web. Some of them include unacceptable combinations of ingredients for different taste cultures. For example, too hot and too sweet in one recipe. Occasionally, we may want to refresh our taste buds by consuming such radically contrasting flavors, but generally we crave what we already accustomed to. This grilled boneless chicken thigh recipe is not one of those radicals :) Rather it covers larger taste geography, due to its relatively uniform ingredient combination. Chicken thighs are marinated in a salty and mildly chili environment. I am sure you will surrender to its tender and delicious taste.

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Crispy Waffle Recipe

The crispy waffle recipe I am going to publish today is my long searched one. Crispy outside and soft inside, this waffle conquered our hearts. Besides, it is easy to make. Waffle recipes like many other recipes have hundreds of variations. With little ingredient change, a new waffle recipe is invented. And we tend to hear following phrase frequently “Wow, I found best waffle recipe, I will text you the source”. I obtained this recipe in a similar way. Although I like this recipe so much, I believe, this is not the last one I am going to share with you all.

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Fried Cauliflower Recipe

Cauliflower is coming back and regaining its rightful place in everyone’s kitchens. There is no need to count its benefits, most of us know them all.  There is also plenty of information available about the benefits of this magical vegetable.  Despite all of good stuff cauliflower provides,  many still choose potato side dishes to cauliflower. I believe this generally happens due to lack of cauliflower appreciation or we list cauliflower in the category of acquired tastes. If so let’s try really hard to acquire that taste. It might be a little challenging at first. But I assure you, with a good recipe in hand everything is possible.  Experiment with different cauliflower recipes and suitable sauces,  enjoy both tastes and benefits.

This recipe in particular calls for frying the cauliflower. I will fry cauliflower, dipped into egg batter. This goes yummy with sour cream in morning school rushes and looks beautiful as a side dish on every occasion.

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Mini Spinach Pie Recipe

For ages people in different parts of the world cooked and consumed healthy and well balanced dishes with amazing set of ingredients. It is fascinating to learn the history of food and find out more about what motivated cooks to use the herbs they chose, the methods they used. Perhaps, those cooks were motivated by taste and without notion of vital vitamins and minerals, they prepared both delicious and healthy dishes. Today we have an opportunity to learn scientifically which food is healthy in what amounts. These days it is much easier to learn a lot of stuff throughout internet alone.

Reflecting on the my thought above, I decided to write up a recipe that we’ve used for many years. Since it is middle of a winter, now it is the time to charge ourselves with energy and for this purpose spinach comes to my mind right away!  These little pies are very delicious and will not leave everyone (if not most) very delighted with their delicate taste. Don’t forget the benefits of dear old spinach :)

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Chocolate Meringue Walnut Cake Recipe

We bite off a piece of a cake and suddenly the world of textures and tastes opens. Chocolate, here comes walnut and meet the crusty, sweet meringue. The happiest moments of our days. As we consume the cake these feelings escort us. Then we finish this journey with nice cup of tea. Let’s eat sweet and talk sweet with this beautiful Chocolate Meringue Walnut Cake Recipe.

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Sauteed Mushrooms in Cream Recipe

Sometimes we crave tender, juicy and creamy dish. Motivated with such a desire we start to perform magic in our kitchens. Often we outdo ourselves by adding too much of ingredients and we end up with harsher tasting dish than we planned to cook. The next thing we do is to contemplate on reducing or eliminating some ingredients. I hope this sauteed mushrooms in cream recipe is one of the answers available to extinguish these sort of cravings.

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Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Beef and Rice

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Beef and Rice recipe is a balance and combination of vegetable’s bounties like vitamins, minerals, fiber and beef’s energy, protein, minerals which are specific to meat. Depending on what kind of peppers you choose to use in this recipe you end up with various tastes like sweet or spicy. Although preparation seems to be a little complicated and time consuming, once you gather all the ingredients and hit the road, you will enjoy the process and especially colorful and delicious outcome. The dish can be served for everyday dinner as well as for small family events. I will also use tomatoes in this recipe, but they are optional.

Stuffed Pepper with Ground Beef and Rice Recipe

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Beef Salad Recipe

I remember when this salad was first introduced into our household. When I was a teenager our mom used to invite guests almost every other week. Subsequently, we would invite everyone around the table and share food that we cooked along with our mom. Gradually cooking became an art in our kitchen. We would look for unique recipes and work on them endlessly to create something interesting.

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Fruit and Cheese Bars

I mean – YUM! Of course you do need to like either the ricotta cheese or the farmer’s cheese for this recipe (ehm, made out of skim milk). In our family, we love both. You have to try these Fruit and Cheese Bars! Every time I have farmer’s cheese in my refrigerator, I know what to use it for! Choices are countless. I hope to share it all with you one by one. This particular recipe has three layers of fruits. Favorite of my children and those who like fruity desserts. Please let me know if you like any of the recipes. I love feedback! :)

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