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Carrot Pie


1 cup ground carrots
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2-3 tbsp butter or margarine (or 50 g olive oil)
2 eggs
Pinch of salt and baking soda
Raisins, ground nuts, dry fruit pieces (optional)


Melt the butter.
Mix all ingredients together, and make dough.

Grease baking shape with butter.
Pre-heat an oven to 400 F (200 C).
Pour the dough in the shape, place in the oven, and bake until it is ready (check this with a wooden stick).

Chicken Meatballs with Vegetables


0.5 lb ground chicken meat
3 medium potatoes
3 medium cucumbers, or 1 large English cucumber
3 hard-boiled eggs
0.25 lb boiled (or canned) green peas
1 bunch Italian parsley
1 tbsp cream of wheat
Salt, pepper, sauce on taste


Boil the potatoes, peel, and cut into small cubes.
Wash the cucumbers, and cut into stripes.
Peel the eggs, and grate.
Wash the parsley, and cut thinly.

Hot buterbrodes with Mushrooms and Cheese

Ingredients for 4:

2 Russian rye bread slices per portion (The Russian version of rye bread seems to be the best for this recipe)
8 cheese slices
1.5 lb champignons
1 onion
3 tbsp butter or margarine
8 tbsp whipping cream
8 tbsp Cherry
2 tbsp Italian parsley green cuts
Salt and pepper on taste


Cut bread crusts.
Grate mushrooms and onions together, and simmer them with butter or margarine, with medium heating, stirring occasionally.

Root Beets with Sour Cream


1 lb beets
0.5 lb sour cream
½ cup onions, cut into small cubes
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp ground horseradish
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp 6% vinegar


Bake the beets in an oven until they are mild.

Cool, peel, and ground using a large grater.

Grate garlic, and mix with ground horseradish, onions, salt, sugar, vinegar, and sour cream.

Blend them together, mix with beets, and let sit for 20 minutes at room temperature.

Quick Salad

Ingredients for 2:

1 boiled chicken breast
½ English cucumber
2 hard-boiled eggs
2 cups marinated mushrooms
1 can yellow corn (or ½ lb boiled corn)
7 walnuts, peeled and cut into medium pieces
Spices and dressings on taste


Cut chicken, cucumber, eggs, and mushrooms into medium pieces, mix all ingredients, stir, add salt and dressing, stir well.
Let sit in a room temperature for 1 hour, and serve.


Eggplants Appetizer


2 small eggplants,or 1 lb
2 medium onions
2 hardboiled eggs
1 small garlic clove
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Greens and salt on taste

Peel the eggplants, cut into halves, and sprinkle with vegetable oil.
Pre-heat an oven to 380-400 F (180-200 C), and bake the eggplants until they turn soft (check it with a fork).

Peel and thinly cut the onions, and fry them with the vegetable oil until they become soft as well, and turn golden colored.

Cod liver – Tvorog Pate


200 g (or 0.5 lb) tvorog
60 g (or 3 oz) cod liver, boiled or canned
4 hard-boiled eggs yolks
1 slice of white bread, soaked in water
Tomatoes and thinly cut parsley and dill greens for decoration
Salt on taste


Blend tvorog, cod liver, yolks, and bread until an even consistency.
Place in the middle of a flat plate; decorate with tomato rings and greens around the center, serve.


Vegetable Cutlets - 2


2 lb vegetables
1.5 cup milk
0.5 cup cream of wheat
3 eggs
0.5 cup bread crumbs
4 tbsp butter or margarine
Salt and spices on taste


Wash and peel the vegetables.
Grate them, and put in a saucepan.
Pour 1.5 cup hot milk into the saucepan, add 1 tbsp butter, sprinkle with salt, and mix.

Bring to boil with low heating, and boil for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Home-Made Hard Cheese

Ingredients for 1 lb cheese:

2 l pasteurized milk
0.5 l sour milk
4 eggs
1 tsp salt, or less
Red sweet pepper


Heat 0.5 l milk to warm (about 45 C), add 1 tbsp kefir, or sour cream, or yogurt, and let sit in a room temperature for 24 hours.
(Note: You can use 0.5 l kefir instead.)

Whip eggs and sour milk together until an even consistency of sour cream.
Bring 2 l milk to boil, and turn heating to very low.

Pumpkin Kasha


0.5 lb ripe pumpkin without the seeds and peel
2 cup rice or millet
3 cup milk
1-2 tbsp butter (optional)
1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp ground nuts per serving (optional)
Raisins and dried apricots pieces on taste


Soak raisins and apricots pieces.

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