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Cooking on a budget? Here are our low-cost but good quality meals

Russian marinated mushrooms

There are two methods of pickling mushrooms in Russia. You can salt them in a barrel (and they will be salted mushrooms) or marinate them with vinegar. I am not so fond of the taste of salted mushrooms but quite like … Continue reading

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Russian slaw recipe: healthy cabbage salad

This is a common Russian version of a traditional coleslaw. It is easy to make, light and relatively low in calories but filling cabbage salad with carrots. How is this recipe different from a typical English/American slaw? There is no mayonnaise in … Continue reading

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Green beans with eggs

My grandmother cooked green beans with eggs from time to time. In my childhood in Moscow I don’t remember seeing fresh green beans on sale anywhere. Back then for us it was mostly a winter dish of frozen green beans. Later I … Continue reading

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French Sorrel Soup

French sorrel – one of the earliest leaf vegetables of the season, if not the earliest. The young small tender leaves of French sorrel are the best for salads. As for the French sorrel soup (sometimes called green borsch), you … Continue reading

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