Ukrainian Beet Salad

Traditional Slavic salad is oddly called the French word Vinaigrette. I usually cook it in winter, but recently I found all the ingredients and decided to make this beetroot salad. This salad is unusual but very rich and yummy. Try it too!
You need to have:

  • 2-3 beets

  • 2-3 carrots

  • 2-3 potatoes

  • 1 cup cooked or canned beans

  • 2 large dill pickles

  • 1 medium or few small onions

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

You need to do:

Place the beets into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes. Boil for another 20-25 minutes. Drain the beets, carrots and potatoes, and let cool completely

Remove peels when cool

Cut the beets, carrots and potatoes into small pieces

Stir in the beans

Cut the the pickles and onion into small pieces

Mix all well then stir in the salt, pepper and olive oil

Serve the beet salad with greens, croutons or bread. For the main dish salad goes well with mashed potatoes and meat

Bon Appetit or as the Ukrainians say: ‘Smachnoho’!


Yummy carrot cookies

Today I want to tell you how to bake delicious carrot cookies. These are my favorite cookies and I am sure you will like them too!
So, you need to have:

  • 2-3 carrots

  • Zest of 1 orange

  • Wheat flour – 12 tbs

  • 1 stick of butter, softened

  • 1 egg

  • Powdered sugar – 6  tbs (+ 1 to sprinkle the tops)

You need to do:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix butter and powdered sugar until well blendedRemove the zest from one orange and grate the carrotsWhisk the eggAdd carrot, zest and egg to butter mixture. Mix wellAdd flour and beat until well blendedForm the cookies round shape and place on a baking trayBake for 20-25 minutes.

Ready cookies you can sprinkle with powdered sugarEnjoy your wonderful and tender carrot cookies!

Stew with chicken

Here’s a great summer recipe Chicken Stew! Well it could be not only for summer but you try and decide!

You need to have:

  • Chicken breast boneless

  • 5-6 potatoes

  • 1-2 carrots

  • Brussels sprouts

  • 4-5 tbsp. olive oil

  • Salt and spices

You need to do:

Peel potatoes and carrots. Cut vegetables and chicken into pieces

In a large pot cook chicken and carrots in oil over medium heat. Add salt and spices

Stir potatoes, add salt

Then pour water in a pot and reduce heat

After twenty minutes stir sprouts

Let stew cooked until ready, add salt and spices if needed

Carefully stew is hot, but it is also so tasty!