Category Archives: healthy

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

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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 marrow vegetable in Russian / ex. Soviet cuisine. Marrows were widely known in & Russia while courgettes (zuccinies) … Continue reading

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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

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Tomato slices with cheese & garlic

I remember tomato slices with cheese and garlic on the table set for guests back in Russia when I was a teenager.  A simple set of foods for this lovely starter was usually present in every Russian household, even in … Continue reading

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