• 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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  • 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 the beet however, having delicious homemade sauerkraut is just as important. Vinaigrette salad, like many other Russian dishes, varies across households. My grandmother likes to leave out the carrots, but I like the extra vegetables so I’ll add them along with the potatoes, onion and pickles. You can also add peas if you’re a fan, I didn’t have any on…

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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 is a Russian/Ukrainian twist on potato salad, and is incredibly easy to make. Most of the work is in the prep, but once you’ve done it a few times, it will be a breeze. Each family has their version for this recipe. But the main ingredients include: potatoes, eggs, pickles, carrots, peas, and kielbasa. My grandma would tell you that…

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