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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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Chanterelles sautéed with potatoes, Russian recipe

These beautiful orange wild mushrooms – chanterelles (little foxes or lisichki in Russian) – are firm and full of forest flavour. They appear en masse in forests from early July to late September and are in big demand for the … 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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