Homemade Sauerkraut

Make your own sauerkraut, it is easy and simple. Use homemade sauerkraut for the salads and soups. (see other recipes). Shred the cabbage Add shredded carrots and red bell pepper (optional). Season with salt. Mix it well squeezing with clean hands. Add cored and cut in thin slices apple. Put cabbage with vegetables in a tall jar, … Read more

Russian Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Healthy, delicious and rich of flavors. This Russian butternut squash soup recipe is made with roasted squash and bacon to bring that extra flavor to the soup. This soup was not very common in Russia, but some people made it. Butternut squash is native to central America so it was pretty rare in Russia. Now … Read more

Zebra Coffee Cake

The main recipe of Zebra cake usually requires cocoa powder for middle layer. I did not have cocoa, so I’ve tried to use an instant coffee. Whisk eggs with 1 cup of sugar, add 1 cup of sour cream, half of condensed milk, soda and flour. Mix well.  Divide batter evenly in two parts. In one of them … Read more

Chicken Thighs In Marinade

I read about mayonaise with ketchup marinade, but never mixed it together. This time I decided to try it on my chicken thighs. Since I did not have ketchup, I used barbecue sauce and added some more ingredients. Use boneless chicken thighs or cut bones out. I seasoned fillets with salt and pepper, but it’s better to add … Read more

Broccoli Salad

Every time I make this salad for some gathering, people ask me for the recipe. You can make it a part of your diet. Some ingredients can be substituted, like raisins can be replaced with cranberry and sunflower seed with crushed walnuts. You may also try to use coleslaw dressing. To make crumbled bacon: Dice bacon and … Read more

Crispy Swai Fillets

I used Swai fillets for this recipe. Tilapia or catfish fillets may be used as well. Wash the fillets and  dry them in a paper towels. Season it with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Coat fish with flour, then dip it into an egg solution and coat with a flour again. It keeps the moisture in. For … Read more