Category Archives: budget meals

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

Buckwheat porridge

Recently buckwheat has been praised as a super food. While the Western world is re-discovering buckwheat and falling in love with its health benefits, it has long been a favourite staple food in Russia. To Russia buckwheat was introduced from … Continue reading

Posted in autumn recipes, budget meals, easy, healthy, high-fiber, spring recipes, summer recipes, vegetarian, winter recipes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pink pickled cabbage (sauerkraut) recipe

This recipe for pink marinated (pickled) cabbage I adapted from a couple of my Russian friends recently and have already made this cabbage several times. It is easy to make and the ready pickled cabbage has sharp sweet and sour … Continue reading

Posted in autumn recipes, budget meals, easy, high-fiber, hors d'oeuvre / appetizer, low-calorie, low-fat, salted / pickled, starter, uncategorized, vegetables, vegetarian, winter recipes, X-mas & New Year | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Marrow vegetable recipe: pan fried marrow

We already wrote about marrow in the recipe for Russian squash/marrow dip / sauce (kabachkovaya irka). This is another popular recipe with marrows in Russian / ex. Soviet cuisine. Marrows were widely known vegetables in Russia while courgettes (zuccinies) arrived … Continue reading

Posted in autumn recipes, budget meals, easy, healthy, high-fiber, hors d'oeuvre / appetizer, starter, summer recipes, uncategorized, vegetables, vegetarian | Tagged | Leave a comment

Borsch soup with root vegetables

Borsch is a traditional Ukrainian vegetable soup with beetroot. Actually borsch is not a Russian cuisine (though, of course, it is very popular in Russia). In place of borsch there is shchi (Russian cabbage soup) in Russia. It seems like … Continue reading

Posted in autumn recipes, budget meals, healthy, high-fiber, meat recipes, soup, uncategorized, vegetables, winter recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wild mushroom soup with barley & potato

When the cep (bolete, porcino) mushrooms are in season it’s time to make this nice simple and tasty mushroom soup. This is a traditional Russian chunky mushroom soup recipe. The soup is made with fresh wild (forest) cep mushrooms (better … Continue reading

Posted in autumn recipes, budget meals, high-fiber, low-calorie, low-fat, soup, summer recipes, uncategorized, vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment