Sweet Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruits and Nuts


1 cup long-grain white rice
2 tbsp currants
4 medium prunes
4 tbsp of butter
0.5 cup of dried apricots
1/4 cup of finely chopped silvered almonds
1 tbsp honey


Pit prunes, cut lengthwise into thin strips, and soak in a warm water for about 15 minutes, then drain on paper towels.
Soak currants in a bowl of warm water for 15 minutes, then drain them on paper towels.

Potato Pies with Cabbage


1 lb potatoes
0.5 lb cabbage
1 medium onion
1 stick margarine or butter
2 eggs
0.5 cup flour
Salt and ground black pepper on taste


Peel potatoes, boil in lightly salted water until done, and grind.
Knead dough from potatoes, egg, flour, and salt on a floured surface, then roll out and cut into pieces.
Make flat rounds. Shred cabbage, sprinkle with salt, and let stand.

Ham Salad

Ingredients for 8:

1.5 lb ham
1 lb cheese
1 English cucumber
2 garlic cloves
Mayo or other sauce on taste


Cut ham and cucumbers into julienne-style stripes.
Grate cheese on a large grater.
Press garlic.
Mix all ingredients, and serve with fresh bread.

Chicken Roll

Ingredients for 1:

1 chicken breast
1 egg
2 tbsp julienne-cut ham (or ham bits)
1 tsp milk
0.5 tsp margarine
Cucumber and tomato slices
1 can chicken broth
Pepper and salt on taste


Tenderize chicken breast, sprinkle with salt and pepper (optional, with other spices).
Grease a small skillet with margarine, cook ham for 1-2 minutes on medium heating.
Whip egg with milk, and pour in the skillet.

Austrian Salad-Cocktail

Ingredients for 4:

6 hardboiled eggs
1 large sweet onion
0.5 lb cooked de-boned fish (baked, boiled or canned)
0.25 lb grated hard cheese
Butter (or margarine) and Mayonnaise on taste


Take a large flat dish, and grate egg whites on it, then add a grated cheese layer over the whites, then a small fish peace layer over the cheese layer. Sprinkle every layer with Mayo on taste.
Cut an onion very thinly, or grate it, and place the onion layer over the fish.

Mushroom Cutlets


2 lb fresh mushrooms
2 large shallots onion
4 eggs
4 tsp breadcrumbs
4 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt, pepper, pressed garlic on taste


Wash the mushrooms, and boil in salt water for 20 minutes.
Drain the mushrooms with a sifter, and grate.
Cut onions into small cubes.
Mix grated mushrooms, eggs, onions, bread crumbs, ground pepper(optional), salt(optional), pressed garlic(optional), and stir until an even consistency is reached.

Boiled Sugar


2 lb sugar
0.5 cup water, or milk, or whipping cream
1 orange


Peel the orange, wash the peels, remove the white parts, and cut the peels into small cubes.
Place a deep skillet on medium heating, pour 0.25 cup of water or milk, or whipping cream in it, pour the sugar over this, and bring to boil, mixing a few times.
The sugar will get a crumbly consistency.

Halibut in Rhubarb Sauce

Ingredients for 2:

2 halibut steaks
0.5 lb rhubarb stalks
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp mint
5 tbsp white dry wine
Salt and pepper on taste


Cut rhubarb stalks into pieces 1-inch length, then mix it with mint and sugar, and place on a baking sheet.
Place halibut steaks over rhubarb, sprinkle with wine and spices.
Pre-heat an oven to 400F (200 C), place the baking sheet in the oven, cover with foil, and cook for about 20-25 minutes.
Serve with potatoes.

Pear-Gorgonzola Salad

Ingredients for 3:

3 large reaped, but not mild yet, pears
0.5 lb crumbled cheese
0.5 lb salad mix greens, on your taste
0.5 lemon
4 tbsp vinegar-olive oil-spices mix


Remove seeds end ends of peers, and slice the pears into thin cuts, then sprinkle with lemon juice.

Sprinkle salad greens with vinegar-olive oil-spices mix, stir well.

Carrot - Pineapple Salad


1 large carrot
1 lb pineapple – fresh peeled rings
2 tbsp wine vinegar or lemon juice
2 tbsp mustard
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp non-fat sour cream or yogurt
Pinch of ground black pepper


Grate carrots.
Cut pineapple into very small cubes, and mix with carrots.
Make a dressing:
Whip lemon juice and mustard together until even consistency.
Add olive oil teaspoon at a time, and whip until even consistency.

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