Panellets – Catalan Cookies

Great soft and nutty-flavor cookies. Gluten free, eggs free. Traditionally served on All Saints Day every November 1st. Made from sweet potato puree and almond meal, rolled in nuts and baked for perfection. My first, but not last panellets with walnuts and almonds. Really good things. Adapted from Sopa de letras (Russian)

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Russian Sauerkraut Soup – Kislie Shchi

An old Russian saying goes: “Shchi da kasha — pishcha nasha” and it’s mean: “Shchi and kasha — our main foods”. Shchi is a cabbage soup in beef or poultry stock base with fresh or sour (sauerkraut) cabbage. Great with wild mushrooms or beans too. Some add potatoes, but it’s more modern version.

Russian Sauerkraut Soup – Kislie Shchi

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Cauliflower and Potato Fritters

Sour cream is a nice addition to this great cauliflower fritters. Or add some apple or mango chutney or salsa. Recipe adapted from Carina Forum (Russian).

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Honey-Dijon Brined and Roasted Turkey

Honey and mustard gave the turkey deep colored skin, great sweet-tangy taste and aroma. Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

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Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

New version of old all-favorite dish. Mashed potato with cream cheese for more creamy and little sour taste. Recipe inspired by Rachael Ray show.

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