Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

This cabbage and carrot slaw is simple, healthy and nutritious. It is super easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. A perfect side dish to literally anything.

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Cabbage and carrot slaw
It tastes even better the next day.
Course Salads
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Course Salads
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Cut the cabbage in half and peel of a few of the thin outer layers. Cut each half into quarters, then cut out the tough core in the middle. Slice each quarter crosswise into thin shreds. Add salt and squeeze the shredded cabbage with your hands.
  2. Peel the carrots and shred them.
  3. Transfer the shredded carrots and cabbage into the mixing bowl. Add sugar, white vinegar and olive oil. Gently toss everything together. Taste and add some more salt if needed. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

Cheese and Garlic Stuffed Tomatoes

You can serve this Cheese and garlic stuffed tomatoes as a starter or as a salad.

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Cheese and Garlic Stuffed Tomatoes
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 20 minutes
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 20 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Cut off the top of cherry tomatoes. Keep the tops for presentation.
  2. Using a small spoon, scoop out the insides of the tomatoes. Place the tomatoes upside-down on a paper towel.
  3. Remove juice and seeds from the pulp. Mince the pulp.
  4. Press garlic using a garlic press. Mix the cheese and garlic together.
  5. Add mayonnaise, finely chopped herbs and tomato pulp. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  6. Using a spoon, add cheese filling to the tomatoes and place the tops back on top of your cherry tomatoes.
  7. Refrigerate tomatoes before serving.

Potato Pancakes (Draniki)

One of my husband’s favorite food is draniki. Russian style potato pancakes. Perfect for breakfast or branch. I’ve seen draniki  recipes that use mashed potato also, but I personally prefer my potato to be coarsely  grated, because then you have more crispy ends. Traditionally draniki are served with sour cream, but you can also serve them with ketchup or cottage cheese.

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Potato Pancakes (Draniki)
You will need some extra olive oil, draniki absorb oil very fast.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Peel and grate potatoes. Squeeze grated potatoes with hands, extracting as much liquid as possible.
  2. In a large bowl beet eggs, baking soda and buttermilk, add grated potatoes, salt, pepper and flour, mix well.
  3. In a large iron skillet heat the olive oil until hot. Place the tablespoons of batter in the pan and flatten with spoon.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the bottom is golden brown.Turn over and cook on the other side.
  5. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve them hot with sour cream.

Tomato Rounds With Garlic & Cheese

It’s a super simple and fantastic 10 minutes appetizers, that I could eat a plateful. And when it comes to cheese, you are the boss. You can choose any hard/firm cheese that you like, as long as you’ll be able to grate it.

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Tomato Rounds With Garlic & Cheese
Please don't use store-bought shredded cheese, it will not taste the same trust me, it is not so hard to shred the cheese after all.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 10 minutes
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Wash and cut the tomatoes into circles and layer them on the plater. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Grate garlic, using microplane, sprinkle it on top of the tomatoes. Using the same microplane shred the cheese. Evenly layer on top of the tomatoes.
  3. Drizzle with some olive oil and garnish with fresh herbs.

Hard-Boiled Eggs Loaded With Tuna

Very simple and quick recipe to make, from the ingredients that you’ll always find in your pantry. Eggs, tuna, pickles and mayonnaise. Perfect appetizer for any event or pre-dinner snack.

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Hard-Boiled Eggs Loaded With Tuna
To make the filling more smooth and fluffy I use not just egg yolks, but I also add one egg white.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
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Course Appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Place raw eggs in a saucepan and cover with at least 2-3 inches of cold water. Place the saucepan over high heat until it reaches a boil. Boil for 10 minutes on medium heat. Remove from hot water and transfer them into ice cold water for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Grate 2 pickles, using a microplane cheese grater. Cut one pickle into thin slices.
  3. Carefully peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove yolk from 6 eggs.
  4. Mash 6 egg yolks and one whole egg with fork until crumbly.
  5. Drain and mash the tuna, combine with mashed eggs. Add shredded pickles, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix until incorporated.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the egg whites. Garnish with paprika, fresh herbs and sliced pickle.
  7. If there is some extra filling left, serve it on the fresh bread or crackers.

Oven Roasted Potatoes

The Oven Roasted Potatoes are crispy on the outside but soft and creamy on the inside! This simple side dish is everyone’s favorite.

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Oven roasted potatoes
Course Main Dish
Cook Time 65 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cook Time 65 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 4 pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
  4. Drizzle 4 tbsp of olive oil into baking pan.
  5. Spread the potatoes evenly on the bottom of prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 65 minutes, or until potatoes are golden and tender.
  7. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve.
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