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  • Tomato and Cucumber Salad

    January 2, 2021Jenna

    Tomato and Cucumber salad is my favorite weeknight salad recipe. This salad is popular across many Russian/Ukranian households. My grandmother loves to add sour cream, to give it a creamy texture. I, however, have a lactose intolerant husband, so I use olive oil instead. You really can’t mess up this recipe, it’s simple, quick, and healthy. In the beginning of the pandemic my husband went full Martha Stewart. Gardening, canning, pickling, fermenting, he did it all. It was very impressive, and definitely kept him occupied. As a result, we now have a thriving vegetable garden. We’re going on month 8…

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  • Palmiers (Elephant Ears)

    December 28, 2020Jenna

    Palmiers, also known as Elephant Ears, are traditionally a french cookie made with puff pastry dough and sugar. They are buttery, sweet and flakey. The best part about Palmiers (Elephant Ears) is how easy they are to make, and take…

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  • Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry

    December 28, 2020Jenna

    Smoked salmon puff pastry is the perfect brunch item. Breakfast at my house always includes smoked salmon and cream cheese. My grandfather prefers his with anchovies and my grandmother will always pick the salmon. This brunch item has been one…

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  • How to Cook Buckwheat (Kasha)

    December 20, 2020Jenna

    Buckwheat, also known as Kasha, is a delicious superfood that can be a great substitute for rice or quinoa. Despite the name, it is not related to wheat, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb. That’s…

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  • Vinaigrette Salad (Beet salad)

    December 17, 2020Jenna

    Vinaigrette salad is a beet and sauerkraut based recipe that is a staple dish at any Russian gathering. I especially love this recipe because it is naturally vegan, healthy and packed full of nutrients. The star of this recipe is…

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  • Blinchiki (Russian Crepes)

    December 13, 2020Jenna

    The best mornings start with a fresh stack of Blinchiki’s also known as Russian crepes. Growing up, this was my go-to breakfast item and I would gladly devour a stack all to myself. My grandmother insists that crepes must be…

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  • Olivye (Russian Potato Salad)

    December 10, 2020Jenna

    Olivye, also known as Russian potato salad, is a classic dish for any holiday, or special occasion. In my household this dish does not last long, and my grandma is quick to whip it up anytime I come over. Olivye…

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  • Russian Sauerkraut

    December 8, 2020Jenna

    Sauerkraut is a staple dish in any Russian household. My grandmother will constantly remind you of what a great probiotic it is, and that your gut will thank you. Sauerkraut is made through the process of lacto-fermentation, a process that…

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