Berry Cake Roll

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This is a quick and tasty berry cake roll recipe that is perfect for summer when berries are in season.Making a berry cake roll that is easy to make,refreshing,and beautiful is simply delightful.It’s tastes really light that you might be tempted to get seconds.

 

Ingredients:

6 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup all purpose flour sifted

 

Cream-

1 package (8 0zs) cream cheese

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

or

1 tablespoon orange liqueur

 

Mix or choice of berries:

sliced strawberries

raspberries

blackberries

blueberries

shredded almonds

 

Directions-

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 10×15 jelly roll pan (large baking sheet) with parchment paper going over the sides of baking sheet.Spray with cooking spray.

In a stand/hand mixer bowl, beat eggs on medium speed while slowly adding sugar.Increase speed to high and beat until eggs are pale and fluffy.

Carefully mix in flour.

Spread the  batter evenly on prepared pan.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until cake is golden.

Roll the cake up loosely while hot and let cool completely.

 

Cream:

Beat cream cheese until smooth.Add in powdered sugar and continue to beat until sugar is well combined.Add vanilla or liqueur.

On medium speed gradually pour in heavy whipping cream while slowly increasing the speed as it begins to thicken. Continue to beat on high until cream is fluffy.

 

Assembling:

Carefully remove parchment paper while unrolling the roll.

Spread cream over the roll and scatter your choice of berries over the cream.

Roll the cake and cover with cream.

Top with shredded almonds and decorate with berries and mint.Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

 

Berry Cake Roll

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour sifted
  • Cream-
  • 1 package (80zs) cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • or
  • 1 tablespoon orange liquor
  • Mix or choice of berries:
  • sliced strawberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • shredded almonds

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 10x15 jelly roll pan (large baking sheet) with parchment paper going over the sides of baking sheet.Spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a stand/hand mixer bowl, beat eggs on medium speed while slowly adding sugar.Increase speed to high and beat until eggs are pale and fluffy.
  4. Carefully mix in flour.
  5. Spread the batter evenly on prepared pan.
  6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until cake is golden.
  7. Roll the cake up loosely while hot and let cool completely.
  8. Cream:
  9. Beat cream cheese until smooth.Add in powdered sugar and continue to beat until sugar is well combined.Add vanilla or liqueur.
  10. On medium speed gradually pour in heavy whipping cream while slowly increasing the speed as it begins to thicken. Continue to beat on high until cream is fluffy.
  11. Assembling:
  12. Carefully remove parchment paper while unrolling the roll.
  13. Spread cream over the roll and scatter your choice of berries over the cream.
  14. Roll the cake and cover with cream.
  15. Top with shredded almonds and decorate with berries and mint.Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
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Cabbage Salad with Pepper and Carrots

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cabbage salad

Cabbage is very popular vegetable in Russian cuisine.We make salads,we make soups,we make golupsi,piroshki,and braised cabbage.Cabbage is very nutritious and delicious! I prepare variety of cabbage salads often,because my whole family loves this vegetable.This salad crunchy,a little tangy with little sweetness from carrots and bell peppers.

1 cabbage

2-3 carrots

1 -1 1/2 red,yellow,or orange bell pepper

1 onion

1/4 cup vinegar

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 cup oil + 1/2 onion round with tail or 1 small onion peeled

1 whole dry red chili pepper  or pepper flakes

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl,shred cabbage using a mandolin slicer.

Add sugar and salt to cabbage.Massage cabbage for a little.

Peel carrots and julienne thinly or grate them on top of cabbage.

Cut bell pepper in four equal parts.Slice bell pepper over carrots using a mandolin.

Peel onion.Cut onion in four equal quarters and slice thinly over bell peppers using mandolin slicer.

In a skillet or frying pan,heat oil with 1 small onion or 1/2 onion cut vertically(whole tail on) and chili pepper.Oil needs to get really hot (bottom of an onion should be really dark(black).

Meanwhile,pour vinegar over cabbage ,carrots,bell pepper ,and onion.

When the oil is ready and really hot,Pour it over the salad on the onions.

Mix until all the ingredients well combined.

This salad can be served right away or for best results next day.Can be stored in a glass jar for a week or so.

 

Cabbage Salad with Pepper and Carrots

Ingredients

  • 1 cabbage
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1 -1 1/2 red,yellow,or orange bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup oil + 1/2 onion round with tail or 1 small onion peeled
  • 1 whole dry red chili pepper or pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl,shred cabbage using a mandolin slicer.
  2. Add sugar and salt to cabbage.Massage cabbage for a little.
  3. Peel carrots and julienne thinly or grate them on top of cabbage.
  4. Cut bell pepper in four equal parts.Slice bell pepper over carrots using a mandolin.
  5. Peel onion.Cut onion in four equal quarters and slice thinly over bell peppers using mandolin slicer.
  6. In a skillet or frying pan,heat oil with 1 small onion or 1/2 onion cut vertically(whole tail on) and chili pepper.Oil needs to get really hot (bottom of an onion should be really dark(black).
  7. Meanwhile,pour vinegar over cabbage ,carrots,bell pepper ,and onion.
  8. When the oil is ready and really hot,Pour it over the salad on the onions.
  9. Mix until all the ingredients well combined.
  10. This salad can be served right away or for best results next day.Can be stored in a glass jar for a week or so.
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Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Garlic

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This is one of my all time favorite recipe for plank grilled wild salmon.The fillet is so tender,moist,seasoned and infused with smoky aroma.If you haven’t tried plank grilling salmon,I highly recommend to try it and experience the difference from plain grilled salmon.This recipe is very simple and the taste is amazing.

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Garlic

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-4 lbs) whole filet of salmon
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6-8 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Soak cedar planks in water with a pot or bowl filled with water on top of the planks.Soak at least 2 hours.
  2. In a bowl,whisk oil,lemon juice,garlic,dill,black pepper and salt together.
  3. Place fish on a large tray and pour marinade over the fish.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  5. Prepare your grill with charcoal fire or gas.
  6. Place the plank on hot grill grate and cover with lid for about 5 minutes.
  7. Turn it over and place salmon fillet on the hot side of the plank.
  8. Cover the grill with lid and cook for about 20-25 minutes depending on the thickness.
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Meringue Cake with Berries

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Lovely clouds of meringue layered with smooth whipped cream and colorful sweet berries. This cake tastes light and heavenly.It’s always a hit at parties and perfect for spring and summer.

Meringue Cake with Berries

Ingredients

  • Meringue:
  • 6 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar*
  • *It's fine with out it too.
  • Cream:
  • 3 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 8 0z. cream cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur*
  • * you can substitute vanilla extract
  • Choice or mix of:
  • Sliced strawberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • sliced kiwi
  • sliced peaches/nectarines

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Beat egg whites with sugar.
  3. Add cream of tartar and continuing to beat until meringue is stiff.
  4. Trace 3 -9 inch circles on a parchment paper.
  5. (I use the bottom part of spring foam baking pan lined with parchment paper)
  6. Spread or pipe meringue evenly over the circles.
  7. Bake for 2 hours.
  8. Turn off the oven and keep it in the oven for another 2 hours or overnight.
  9. Meringues can be made a night or two before.
  10. Cream:
  11. Beat cream cheese.
  12. Gradually add sugar.
  13. Add in orange liqueur/vanilla extract.
  14. On med-low speed, add heavy whipping cream.Increase speed as the cream gets thicker.
  15. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  16. Assembling (Maximum of two hours before serving)
  17. Spread a generous amount of cream on the meringue layer.
  18. Arrange fruits and berries.
  19. Place the second layer on top of the fruits and berries and repeat the steps for the rest of the layers.
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Korean Noodle Salad “Funchoza”

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This is very delicious Korean noodle salad that is well known in Central Asia of Korean origin.There is many varieties of this salad,but I like the vegetarian style.You can add pan-fried strips of chicken,beef,or ground meat if desired.To get nice thin strips of vegetables I use this thin julienne slicer.

Korean Salad “Funchoza” – Фунчоза по-корейски

Ingredients

  • 6 0zs Bean Vermicelli
  • 4-5 carrots peeled and julienned (very thin)
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned(very thin)
  • 1 cucumber or 1/2 English cucumber julienned(very thin)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • Dressing-
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes(depending how spicy you like it)
  • 2 tablespoons white or black sesame seeds.

Instructions

  1. Cover noodles with hot boiling water and let it soak for about 5-7 minutes.Drain the water.
  2. Whisk all the ingredients together for the dressing.Cut the bean noodles if too long.Add the dressing to noodles and vegetables.Mix well.Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve.
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

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Portobello mushrooms can be called “vegetarian meat”. They are very juicy and meaty.They can be grilled sliced as a side to your steak or chicken or you can make a veggie burger if grilled as whole.

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 4 Portobello mushrooms sliced about 3/4''-1''
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 basil leaves finely chopped
  • 2/3 cups olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper.

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Marinade for 30 minutes.*
  3. Grill and serve.
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Berry Parfait

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This is a light and fresh breakfast,snack,or even dessert.Very simple to make  and nutritiously loaded with superfoods  .

Berry Parfait

Ingredients

  • Plain yogurt
  • raspberries
  • strawberries chopped
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • Raw agave syrup,honey or real maple syrup
  • Your choice or mix of-
  • oats
  • amaranth
  • hemp seeds
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • raw buckwheat (not toasted)
  • almonds,cashews or hazelnuts.

Instructions

  1. Layer the ingredients in a tall glass or wine glass in this order;
  2. yogurt
  3. berries
  4. your choice of nuts,seeds,oats listed above.
  5. drizzle a little bit of raw agave syrup or honey.
  6. repeat the layer and top with more berries.
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Caprese Sandwiches with Avocado Basil Spread

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Arrange sliced bread on baking sheet.Drizzle with some olive oil.

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Broil for 3-4 minutes in 500 degrees oven.

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Using a blender or food processor,pulse spinach,basil and garlic. Then add avocado,lemon juice,salt and olive oil.pulse until well blended.

Caprese Sandwiches with Avocado Basil Spread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 2-3 basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil + more to drizzle.
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 baguette sliced
  • 3-4 tomatoes sliced
  • fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • optional-balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 500 degrees on broil.
  2. Arrange bread on baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with little bit of olive oil.
  4. Place it in the oven and toast it for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Spread:
  6. Using a blender or food processor,Blend together spinach,basil and garlic.
  7. Add Avocado,lemon juice,cheese,olive oil and salt.
  8. Pulse until well blended and the mixture is smooth.
  9. Spread avocado spinach spread on bread.
  10. Layer with mozzarella cheese,basil and tomato.
  11. Season with a little bit of salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  12. Drizzle with little balsamic vinegar when serving.(optional)
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Roasted Garlic Chicken Breasts

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This elegant chicken recipe is very flavorful,moist,light and simple to make.It has a burst of roasted garlic flavor in combination of fresh herbs like thyme,oregano and rosemary.Adding Water or stock to the bottom of the pan makes chicken breasts moist and not dry.
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                        In a blender,pulse 4 garlic cloves and shallot.Add lemon juice,salt,pepper,parsley,thyme,mayo,and olive oil.Mix mixture with chicken.

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Place chicken in a baking pan.Add garlic cloves and herbs.

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Add water or stock around the chicken.Drizzle some olive oil.Bake for 50-60 min. in 425 degree oven.

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Discard herbs.Take out garlic cloves from baking pan, and smash them in a small bowl.

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Spread garlic on top of chicken.Slice the chicken in the baking pan.Pour more liquid on top. Transfer to a serving plate and serve.

 

Roasted Garlic Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Chicken breasts
  • 2 heads garlic peeled
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 8 -10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary (optional)
  • 6 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 1/2 cup olive oil plus more to drizzle
  • Salt and black pepper(I used 1 tablespoon him.pink salt)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place garlic and shallot in a blender, and pulse few times.
  3. Add 4 garlic cloves,lemon juice,mayonnaise,onion powder,parsley,4 sprigs thyme(stem removed),salt,pepper,and olive oil.Pulse a few times until well combined.
  4. Spread the mixture on both sides of chicken.
  5. Place chicken in a casserole dish or baking pan.
  6. Add garlic cloves and herbs.
  7. Pour water around the chicken so it covers the chicken half way.(you can also use vegetable stock or chicken stock instead of water)
  8. Drizzle some olive oil over the chicken.
  9. Bake uncovered for 25 min.then take it out and using a spoon, pour water that's on the bottom of the pan over the chicken.Repeat one more time in 20 min.
  10. Continue roasting for another 10-15 minutes. Total time 50-60min.
  11. When chicken is done,discard herbs.
  12. Take out garlic cloves and mash them with fork.
  13. Spread mashed garlic on top of chicken.
  14. Slice chicken in the pan and pour the liquid over chicken.
  15. Serve with your favorite side dish. (I served with sauteed spinach and onion)
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Eggplant capresse appetizer

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Eggplant capresse appetizer

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • 5 crushed garlic cloves
  • fresh basil leaves
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • Olive oil (better if fresh and cold pressed)
  • balsamic vinegar ( good quality)
  • Oil for frying eggplants

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle salt on both sides of the eggplant. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a frying pan and add plenty of oil.
  3. Fry the eggplants on both sides.
  4. Let them cool.
  5. Spread a little of fresh crushed garlic on the eggplant.
  6. Add the sliced tomato on top of the eggplant.
  7. Then one whole leaf of fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella on top of the basil and tomato.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and fresh pepper.
  9. Drizzle Olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the cheese.
  10. Serve with fresh rustic bread or crostinnis.
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Ukranian Borscht

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Borscht is a soup mostly made with beets and cabbage. It is a speacialty of Russian and Ukranian cuisine. It’s still a specialty in my family.There is lots of variations how to make borscht, but the base ingredients are cabbage and beets.Most of the time I can cook borscht without any meat or broth(believe me It’s still good) but sometime I would make it with homemade chicken or beef broth.
1 big or 2 small onions chopped
1 big or 2 small carrot shredded
½ green bell pepper chopped
½ red bell pepper chopped
1 small raw beet and 1 cooked beet for really red borscht shredded
4 cloves garlic finely chopped or crushed
8oz. Tomato sauce
3 bay leaves
8 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut into squares
½  of medim size cabbage thinly sliced
2/3 cup flat leaf parsley finely chopped (optional)
2/3 baby dill finely chopped
3 quarts (12 cups) of water,chicken/beef broth with meat
salt and pepper
3 tablespoon oil
Heat oil in large heavy pot on medium-high heat.
Add garlic . When garlic starts to turn light brown add onions, carrots, and bell peppers.
Saute for 7 minutes, stirring occasionaly.
Add beets.saute for another 4-5 minutes.
Add the tomato sauce,bay leaves and black pepper. Stirring few times,let it cook for 5 minutes .
Throw in the potatoes and pour in water or broth.
Season with salt,stir,close lid and bring to boil.
When starts to boil reduce heat to low and cook until potatoes are done.
Throw in cabbage,parsley and dill.(I like to add half of uncut bell pepper for more flavor.)
Bring to a light boil and remove from heat.Tear chicken/beef in to small parts and throw in to the pot.
It is best when served couple hours later.serve with dallop of sour cream , thinly sliced onions and bread.
Optional: to cook Beef or Chicken stock; Bring water to a boil in a big pot,add whole chicken or beef (your choice of meat,ribs ). 1 whole onion and 1 carrot peeled.2 bay leaves and season with salt.cook for an hour on low heat or until chicken is soft and tender.
Vegetarian Ukranian Borscht

Ingredients

  • 1 big or 2 small onions chopped
  • 1 big or 2 small carrot shredded
  • ½ green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small raw beet and 1 cooked beet for really red borscht shredded
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped or crushed
  • 8oz. Tomato sauce
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 8 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut into squares
  • ½ of medim size cabbage thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup flat leaf parsley finely chopped (optional)
  • 2/3 baby dill finely chopped
  • 3 quarts (12 cups) of water,chicken/beef broth with meat
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoon oil

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large heavy pot on medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic . When garlic starts to turn light brown add onions, carrots, and bell peppers.
  3. Saute for 7 minutes, stirring occasionaly.
  4. Add beets.saute for another 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add the tomato sauce,bay leaves and black pepper. Stirring few times,let it cook for 5 minutes .
  6. Throw in the potatoes and pour in water or broth.
  7. Season with salt,stir,close lid and bring to boil.
  8. When starts to boil reduce heat to low and cook until potatoes are done.
  9. Throw in cabbage,parsley and dill.(I like to add half of uncut bell pepper for more flavor.)
  10. Bring to a light boil and remove from heat.Tear chicken/beef in to small parts and throw in to the pot.
  11. It is best when served couple hours later.
  12. Serve with dallop of sour cream,thinly sliced onions/green onions/garlic and bread.
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