Russian Crepes on Sparkling Water–Blinchiki na Gazirovannoy Vode

It’s a Russian tradition to call yeast crepe – blini, but non-yeast, fast crepes – blinchiki (small blini). Trick, to make lacy crepes – water with bubbles!

Russian Crepes on Sparkling Water–Blinchiki na Gazirovannoy Vode

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Moldavian Red Pepper and Apple Salsa – Orange Adjika

When my friend from Moldova gave me this recipe I thought again: “Small world”, I already had delicious Green Adjika recipe from my friend from Latvia. This one has funny orange color because of carrot. Sweet, sour and hot, great for salads and sandwiches. Adjika, here, mean hot sauce.

Moldavian Red Pepper and Apple Salsa – Orange Adjika

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South African Curried Beef Casserole with Yellow Rice – Bobotie with Geelrys

Bobotie is a very old South African dish with probable origins in Indonesia or Malaysia. This is a mild spicy beef casserole with egg custard on top, goes great with special yellow rice – geelrys, mango chutney and sliced bananas. I found in Chasing Delicious Blog, that it’s great with plain tomato and onion salad, so I made it to side. I adapt plain bobotie recipe from Whats4Eats. Very tasty and balanced food.

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Baked Crepe Casserole with Cabbage and Mushrooms Fillings

Easy, tasty and nourishing dish. Leftover Russian blini or crepes can be used, but I made fresh in small batch. Cabbage filling can be used for piroshki or pierogies (vareniki).

Baked Crepe Casserole with Cabbage and Mushrooms Fillings

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Russian-Korean Carrot or Beet Salad – Morkovcha or Svelkovcha

In Russia this is a very popular vegetable snack or salad. It’s called “Korean style something (carrots, beets, eggplants, squash, potato, mushrooms, fern, tofu skin (by mistake, it was called… asparagus), beef, white fish and squid)” but it was not real Korean meal. It’s hot and sour carrot (most often) salad with additions. In the early 2000s, these salads were sold everywhere by smiling maybe-Korean women, who kept secret of great taste (turned out it was MSG). Now Korean style carrots – everyday snack dish, easy and plain, as such as bowl of instant ramen. In my days, such homemade salads, made from carrots and beets were called morkovcha and, respectively, sveklovcha (“cha” in Korean means salad). In our family it’s made like this, but there are many variations.

Russian-Korean Carrot or Beet Salad - Morkovcha or Svelkovcha

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