This simple salad looks beautiful, packs a punch of flavour, and is incredibly nutritious! The beetroot is the star here - it's colour, texture and flavour permeates the whole dish. A simple dressing and the classic sour-but-sweet crunch of gherkins add a great contrast, all on an earthy bed of root veg. Beetroot is also … Continue reading Russian vinegret or Beetroot salad – Healthy and delicious
These meatballs are juicy, delicious, full of lean protein and covered in a cracking thick tomato sauce. They're also easy to make, all cooked up in a single pot. The rice is the secret ingredient here, it absorbs the meat juices, spices and the rich tomato flavours and ensures that the meatballs stay soft and … Continue reading One pot ‘Tefteli’ – Russian porcupine meatballs in rich tomato sauce
These pancakes are delicious, protein packed and low in fat. Like crepes they are delicious both as a savoury or sweet meal or snack. They are also pretty damn healthy given the taste they pack - this is thanks to their base of the naturally fat free quark cheese, a healthy almost yoghurt-like cheese. They … Continue reading Syrniki – aka Russian pancakes
These skewers make for a delicious barbeque or grilled main, and if you can plan ahead a few hours (or 24 hours if possible) of marinade makes the lamb fantastically tender and flavoursome. The marinade itself is a simple combination of salt and pepper, onion and vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar part cures the … Continue reading Russian Shashlik – Easy marinated lamb and halloumi skewers
Whenever I go back home with my girlfriend I come back laden with sauerkraut. They definitely make the absolute best sauerkraut I've tasted. Delicious, fresh, crunchy, juicy and healthy. What more could you want?! It's really easy to make, and you can make it in large quantities and enjoy the evolving taste for weeks. You … Continue reading Easy sauerkraut – Russian style pickled cabbage
This salad capatilises on tasty Eastern European staples, combining them into a cracking, filling and very tasty salad that can be had as a side or as a meal in its own right! The basic ingredients are egg, potatoes, gherkins/pickles, peas and mayonnaise. My girlfriend's family also adds ham (which is delicious, but not necessary … Continue reading Olivier salad – aka Russian salad, aka egg and potato salaf
A fresh and aromatic salad great for a quick lunch or refreshing dinner.