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Cayenne Chili Poppers

Cayenne Chili Poppers

I was talking to Alona one day and found out she had never had Jalapeno poppers before. I guess that makes sense since she’s Ukrainian and that’s pretty much an American dish. I figured I should go out and make them. Unfortunately I wasn’t able […]

Crispy Chickpeas

Crispy Chickpeas

Most people’s interaction with chickpeas is with hummus. This middle eastern dish has country specific variations, but it is one of the most iconic chickpea dishes in the world. Recently crispy chickpeas have been getting popular, and I actually made them to use in my […]

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

So this recipe was kind of an accident. I was originally going to make Vol-Au-Vents because last week I made these vol-au-vents with whitefish poached in a shiitake mushroom cream sauce and I fell in love with that cooking style. This time I was going […]

Vol-Au-Vent With Whitefish Poached In Shiitake Cream Sauce

Vol-Au-Vent With Whitefish Poached In Shiitake Cream Sauce

Just because something has a French name, does not mean it is difficult. This recipe for vol-au-vent with whitefish for example takes less than 20 minutes. Not to mention it’s quite fun to make as well. While a vol-au-vent refers to the puff pastry tower […]

Krab Dippers – Crab Sticks Wrapped In Puff Pastry

Krab Dippers – Crab Sticks Wrapped In Puff Pastry

No, I didn’t spell crab wrong in the title. Writing Krab, with a K, is a common way of signifying that the recipe uses imitation crab, or surimi instead of the real thing. While the taste of this ingredient can be contentious to some, there’s […]

Baked Mushrooms And Feta

Baked Mushrooms And Feta

I just bought some Emile Henry brulee dishes because I had plans to make creme brulee for Alona. However the first thing I made was a simple shiitake mushrooms and feta baked dish for one of our breakfasts. When I made my ribs eggs Benedict, […]

Ukrainian Meatballs (Котлети) Recipe

Ukrainian Meatballs (Котлети) Recipe

See the big pot in that picture? That was the amount of Ukrainian meatballs, or Котлети that Alona‘s babushka made for a holiday party. No, wait, that’s just one pot, there’s another of equal size just outside the frame. These are some of my favorite […]

Sri Lankan Dhal

Sri Lankan Dhal

So one of the earliest recipes I’ve ever posted on this site is my Whipped Dal. I essentially made a dal, then added some mayo and blitzed it for a minute to create a hummus-like dip. The weirdest thing, I didn’t actually take a picture […]

Vermicelli Wrapped Prawns

Vermicelli Wrapped Prawns

Jump To Recipe One of my favorite things to get when travelling South East Asia are these vermicelli wrapped prawns. Probably because they are quite annoying to make, but they are still so delicious. They are a perfect party snack and go great with a […]

Salmon Caviar Blini

Salmon Caviar Blini

Jump To Recipe Living in Ukraine, blini, or mlyntsi as they are known here, are seemingly at every holiday gathering. They can be eaten by themselves, but more often they are accompanied with a topping like cheese, caviar, sour cream, or cured meat. In this […]