dec 06, 2010
Vinegret - Jazzy Holiday Salad
Russian traditional • salad • holiday • vegetarian
3 packed cups of good quality sauerkraut 4 medium (or 6 small) beets, boiled in skins, peeled, cut in 1/2" cubes 2 medium carrots, boiled in skins, peeled, also cut in 1/2" cubes 3 medium pickled cucumbers, diced 2/3 green apple, peeled, and cut in 1/2" cubes 1/4 big red onion, finely diced 2 medium potatoes, boiled in skins, peeled, and cut in 1/2" cubes 4-5 tbsp sunflower oil (better not refined) Salt to taste Method: Fold cubed beets in 3 tbsps oil and set aside. This will prevent beets to bleed a lot in your salad. If sauerkraut looks too coarsely cut, shred it a little more with a sharp knife to make finer pieces.
apr 18, 2010
Cabbage Soup Re-configured
Russian traditional • mushrooms • vegetarian • soup
The chilliness of the day called for something traditional and hearty for dinner. I had borscht in my mind - the czar of Russian soups, but Alex talked me into making shchi ( the czarina of soups, if you will). At first I wanted to make a spring version of this cabbage soup: no meat broth (just water), potatoes, green cabbage, carrots, onion, tomato (may be), and lots of greens.