Category Archives: healthy

Holodets – Russian Meat Jelly

Meat jelly, or Aspic, or Aspic Gelée is a widespread dish around Europe made from beef or pork. Russian meat jelly, called Holodets (or Kholodets), is a popular winter dish and an ‘unavoidable’ part of the traditional New Year / Christmas … 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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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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