Oksana Vitruk

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Date registered: January 25, 2013

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  1. Zucchini Pancakes — June 29, 2017
  2. Braised Cabbage — May 23, 2017
  3. Birch Sap Drink — March 18, 2017
  4. Chops in Coat — February 13, 2017
  5. Potato Shrimp Casserole — February 13, 2017

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  1. Delicious Filled Crescent Rolls — 5 comments
  2. Nut-Grain-Seed Bread — 3 comments
  3. Pirozhki – Fried Rolls – Quick and Easy — 2 comments
  4. Green Borsch (Sorrel Soup) — 2 comments
  5. Red Borsch — 2 comments

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Zucchini Pancakes

Ingredients: 2 zucchini (1 1/4 cup of puree, or 10 oz) 1 egg 1/2 onion, medium 1/4 tsp ground pepper 1 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup flour Coconut or avocado or olive oil, for frying Directions: Slice and blend the zucchini and onion, to make a puree. Add the egg, salt, pepper, and flour, mix …

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Braised Cabbage

  Ingredients Meat: pork, chicken, or beef    –   ½ lb (250 g) Coconut or olive oil (or vegetable oil)  –   1½ tbsp Tomato ketchup    –   ½ – 1 tbsp – optional Onion  –   1 small or medium Butter   –   1 tbsp – optional Green cabbage   –   1½ medium Sea salt   –   ½ tbsp + ½ …

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Birch Sap Drink

It is a season when we can collect fresh birch sap and make super delicious drink. The sap looks like water, clear and almost tasteless. Add lemon juice and sugar for taste, you may also add some mapple syrup instead of or in addition to sugar.  This will add even more vitamins/minerals as well as additional …

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Chops in Coat

Ingredients: 10 oz (300 g) meat (pork or chicken)  5 oz (150 ml) milk 1 egg 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground pepper 1/3 – 1 1/2 cup flour  Directions: Slice the meat into 1/4 inch (6 mm) thin pieces. Using a meat tenderizer, beat each meat piece so it becomes soft and thin. Mix …

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Potato Shrimp Casserole

Ingredients: 3 lb (1 1/2 kg) potato 4 cup water 1/2 tbsp salt 12 oz (340 g) chicken meat 2 tsp coconut or olive oil 1/2 tsp seasoned salt*, for meat 1/4 tsp ground pepper, for meat 1 lb (450 g) shrimps 1 tsp seasoned salt, for shrimps 1/4 tsp ground pepper, for shrimps 1 …

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Buckwheat Milky Porridge

Buckwheat is considered one of well known super foods. One of widely popular Ukrainian recipes is buckwheat milk porridge. Ingredients: 6 cup milk 1 cup buckwheat 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp sugar (or to taste) 1-2 tsp butter Directions: Wash the buckwheat well and pour into the milk. Put on the stove and bring to …

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Meat Filling Eggs

  Ingredients: 6 eggs, hard boiled 1 oz meat, pork or chicken 2 tsp onion, chopped 2 tbsp oil Salt and pepper to taste Mayonnaise Directions: Cook the eggs, cool, then peel. Cut each egg in half. Carefully remove the yolk into a separate bowl. Cut the meat into small cubes (about 1/4 – 1/3 …

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Mushrooms in Bacon Strips

Ingredients: Small size mushrooms Bacon strips, cut in half Seasoned salt, to taste Wooden toothpicks Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle the mushrooms with seasoned salt in a mixing bowl and toss. Wrap each mushroom in a bacon strip, stem up, insert a toothpick from the top, securing the bacon strip, then …

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Simply Delicious Mashed Potato

One way to make your mashed potato more delicious is to add fried onion in it. I’ve learned this recipe from my beloved grandmother who was an amazing cook.  Cook your potato in a regular way, salt to taste. Drain water. Use as much butter as you usually add to your mashed potato. Melt it …

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“Sochniki” – Sweet Cheese Cookies/Patties

Ingredients for dough: 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar  200 g (7 oz) sour cream 150 g butter, soft 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 3 cups flour + 1/2 cup on a board   Ingredients for filling: 1 lb (or more) farmer cheese 1 tsp vanilla a pinch of salt 1 egg  3 tbsp sour cream  1 …

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Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 125 g unsalted butter 1 cup poppy seeds 1 tbsp baking powder 1 cup flour ½ to 1 cup nuts – optional Preparation: In a small pot, put poppy seeds and about 2 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, boil for 5 minutes. Turn heat …

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Double-baked Almond Croissants

You will need: 1 pack of 24 small or 12 large croissants  Sliced almonds Filling ingredients: 1.5 cup almond flour  1 cup sugar powder 125 g or 1 stick butter, soft 0.5 tsp almond extract (optional) 0.5 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 1 tsp cocoa (optional) 2 eggs For syrup: 0/5 cup water 1 tbsp sugar or …

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Delicious Filled Crescent Rolls

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1/2 lb margarine or butter or shortening 1/2 tsp baking soda  1-2 tsp lemon juice flour, approximately 3  cups Preparation: Combine 2 cups of flour and margarine. Grind by hands to small pieces. Mix baking soda and lemon juice for reaction. Add mixture and sour cream to the flour/margarine. Mix …

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Sugar Cookies

Yesterday I made cookies for my son’s school fund raiser. I’ve chosen one recipe from my very first recipe book that I started years ago in Ukraine.  That was originally Nuts Sugar Cookies, but for sake of possible nut allergies, I decided to do them without nuts. Instead, I glazed them making such beautiful colorful …

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“Mushroom Valley” Salad

  Ingredients: Chicken meat – 5 oz (150g) Coconut or olive oil –  2-3 tbsp Potato, medium – 1 Carrot, medium – 1 Eggs, large – 2 Mozzarella cheese, or similar –   3 oz (100g) Mushrooms, marinated –  5 oz (150g) Green onion (chives) –  5 to 7 Baby dill, fresh or frozen – 2 …

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