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Curried split pea soup

Curried split pea soup

I recently bought a stick blender and I love it.  I developed a passion for creamy soups, and they are so easy to make with this blender.  Yesterday, I was looking for a modification to Ina Garten’s pea soup which was my go-to recipe for the split pea soup that my son loves.  I was … Continue reading

Свекольник (cold beet soup)

Свекольник (cold beet soup)

A must Russian classic for summer. You will need: 2 medium beets 1 carrot 2 small cucumbers 2 green onions 6 cups buttermilk 1 cup plain greek yogurt 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. sugar 1 hard boiled eggs for garnish some dill for garnish salt and pepper to taste The recipe: Peel beets and … Continue reading

Bean and kale soup

Bean and kale soup

My kids love soups, and I am always looking for additions to my collection. This is adopted from Rachael Ray’s recipe that I saw recently on her show. You will need: 1 small onion, diced 1 large carrot, cut small 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tbsp. tomato paste 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth … Continue reading

Окрошка (Russian gazpacho)

This recipe comes from Cucee Sprouts, which is an excellent cooking website.  You can find the original recipe here.  I adjusted it a little to my taste.  This classic Russian cold soup is great with cold vodka. You will need: 4 cups plain kefir or buttermilk 1 cup water 1 cup green onions, chopped 1/4 … Continue reading

Red borsch

This is another Russian classic.  Although not a traditional recipe, I find this one tastes great and is easy to make.  You can make it vegetarian or meat-based.  An absolute favorite of mine and many russians. You will need: 5 – 6 cups of water or vegetable, chicken, or beef stock 1 large beet, peeled and … Continue reading