Russian beet salad “Vinegret”

Ingredients: 3 medium beets 2 medium carrots 2 large potatoes 6 medium dill pickles 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup sweet peas 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper Directions: We are going to start by preparing the vegetables to be boiled. I like to peel the…

Shrimp scampi with pasta

Ingredients: Makes 2 servings. 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 2 cloves minced garlic 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1/3 cup white wine 1 cup water 12 uncooked jumbo shrimp (tail off) salt and pepper 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 fresh or defrosted sweet peas 2 tsp parsley 2 Tbsp Parmesan 1/3 lb uncooked…

Red bell pepper omelet

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/3 cup finely sliced onions 1/2 red bell pepper 3 eggs 3 Tbsp milk salt and pepper 3 Tbsp shredded cheese 1/4 sliced ripe avocado 2 Tbsp parsley Directions: Start heating up the oil in a medium non stick skillet and sautéed the onions and bell pepper until soft for about…

Mushroom risotto

Ingredients: 3Tbsp olive oil 1 sweet onion,finely chopped 1 clove garlic minced 10 oz mushrooms,sliced 1/2 cup white wine  1 cup Arborio rice 2 1/2 -3 cups of chicken broth Salt and pepper 1 cup grated parmesan 1/3 cup shaved parmesan 2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley Directions: In a medium pot, warm up the chicken broth…

Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingridients:  3 Tbsp olive oil 1 diced onion 1 carrot(shredded) 1 can diced tomatoes a bundle of parsley a bundle of dill 3 bell peppers 1 cup round rice (I used Arborio) salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a bowl pour 3 cups of boiling water over the rise  and let it soak for couple minutes. In…

Cheese Pastry Romanian Style

Ingredients: pastry puff dough( I used the 16 square ones 5 inch x 5 inch) 2 eggs cooking spray For the Feeling: 0.5 Lb feta cheese or bulgarian cheese 0.5 lb ricotta cheese a bundle of green onion  chopped a bundle of  fresh dill chopped 1 egg yolk 1 tsp salt Directions: Defreeze the pastry dough…

Healthy Lentil and Tofu Soup

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 2/3 cup chopped sweet mini peppers 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed 2/3 cup of cubed firm tofu 1 peeled and chopped tomatoes 2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth 1/2 teaspoon…