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Russian Cabbage Salad


cabbage salad

When I became pregnant I was expecting to start craving for something weird, like to chew some rubber or suddenly become a Marmite fan. But what actually  happened was even less expected. I started craving for Russian food. You might think there is nothing strange in it, since I am Russian. But during all those years living in other countries I never ate and never actually even wanted to eat Russian food. I never entered “Eastern European Food” stores, didn’t ask my friends to bring me black bread, Russian biscuits or mayo. And suddenly I started dreaming about Borsch, Vinegret and Pel’meni.

I quickly found a “Baltic Food” store nearby and devoted an entire weekend to cooking Russian dishes. So, next a few posts are going to be a little Russian cuisine excursion! Hope you’ll like it. 🙂

Russian cabbage salad is a very tasty, light and easy to make. It perfectly complements meaty and potato dishes. The Russians often eat it with kotlety (russian burgers) or mashed potatos.Russian ladies opt for this salad in spring when it is time to get their bikini bodies ready. 😉

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 medium cabbage
  • 1 large carrot
  • Sun flower oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 white onion

Optional:

  • apple
  • dill

Directions:

Shred the cabbage,carrot and onion thinly. (Sometimes you can come across a cabbage salad with the ingredients coarsely chopped but to my taste the finer you shred them, the tastier your salad will be.)

Place the cabbage and the other ingredients in a large bowl and add the salt. Gently squeeze the ingredients for 2-3 min.until the cabbage releases some juice.

Drizzle the salad with some white vinegar and and squeeze it a bit more – it will release more juice. Taste to check if you are happy with salt and vinegar – I personally like it salty and “vinegary”. You can also add a finely shredded apple. Sprinkle with dill if you like (I do!)

Add some sun flower (I prefer) or olive oil and let it cool in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Thats it! So easy!

cabbage salad 2

Enjoy!

P.S. It is to be served cool, so keep it in the fridge!

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Green & Easy


Right. Its been a while since my last post. The excuse it that I was finishing my dissertation, was very busy at work, have done quite a bit of travelling…oh excuses, excuses! 🙂

Still I have a few amazing recipes to share! Today it is going to be an easy-peasy fantastic side dish.

I love greens. “Greens” I mean various green leaves, salads, spinach, etc etc. They do so much good to the human’s body – no sugar, not to much water, lots of fibre. Recently I discovered something called “Spring Greens”. As well as very easy way to cook it.

Ok, lets crack on!

Ingredients:

  • Spring greens
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon

Preparation:

Get your spring greens and big saucepan of water ready.

Thats the type I used

Wash the greens

Put them on the pot of a slightly salted boiling water and cover it.

Boil until ready: very soft and dark green now. Sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Fantastic with white fish!

🙂


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Lemon rice


As you might remember, the whole story started with me trying to boil some rice. Things changed since then and I’ve discovered a few successful ways to cook it. Glad to present you the latest, Lemon rice one.

Add the mug of rice, a pinch of salt, a splash of olive oil to a medium pan, and cover with 2 mugs of boiling water (use the same mug you used for the rice). Cut the lemon into quarters and add to the pan. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium heat for 7 minutes, then take off the heat and leave to steam with the lid on for 7 minutes.

Thats what I call easy-peasy! 🙂

Tip: When you rinse your rice, please, drain it properly – you don’t need more than two cups of water to make this rice perfect 😉