Forshmak On Toast

Forshmak On Toast

If you’ve never had salo before, it is definitely something you should give a shot. The definition of what it is may put some people off, but trust me it is delicious. Salo is just cured pork backfat, and can be eaten smoked, marinated, fried, 

Sour Cherry Pickled Cabbage

Sour Cherry Pickled Cabbage

It is the end of Summer and as one is to do in Eastern Europe, it’s time to make pickles. Of course, pickled cabbage is popular in many countries around the world, and this sour cherry pickled cabbage offers a nice contrast of flavors that 

Deruny (Ukrainian Potato Pancakes)

Deruny (Ukrainian Potato Pancakes)

Growing up I loved to eat my Jewish grandmother’s classic potato pancakes. In fact, it was probably one of my favorite foods to eat! When I finally moved to Ukraine about 5 years ago I realized her recipe wasn’t anything unique – it is how 

Pea Salad (With Bacon)!!

Pea Salad (With Bacon)!!

This herby and refreshing pea salad is a great way to use up that bag of frozen peas sitting in your freezer. It’s also a great dish to bring to potlucks or BBQs on those fabulous Summer evenings! This recipe only has a few ingredients, 

Sweet Potato Mash

Sweet Potato Mash

So much more than a pie filling, sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile and delicious. From the Japanese candied daigaku imo to West African peanut stew, sweet potato recipes run aplenty. This sweet potato mash recipe is super easy, and the best way to quickly use 

Potato Zrazy

Potato Zrazy

Potato Zrazy are a popular Ukrainian food common as a side with lunch or dinner. It is a great way to use up leftovers so you will usually have them the day after a big holiday feast. Ukrainian potato zrazy are very different from Polish 

Nasu Dengaku (Miso Eggplant)

Nasu Dengaku (Miso Eggplant)

Eggplants are so versatile it is no wonder many countries have tasty eggplant recipes. Nasu Dengaku is a Japanese eggplant dish that is extremely simple to make, and totally delicious. In fact, you only need a few ingredients and about 15 minutes from start to 

Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn

When you think of creamed corn you think of a tasty, rich, and maybe a little bit cheesy side dish to go with your steak. In fact, creamed corn is truly one of the most popular steak side dishes in America. My recipe kicks it 

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 babusya 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 

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

When it’s zucchini season, it’s ZUCCHINI season. There’s a reason that ‘zucchini recipes’ are so prevalent – these vegetables grow like weeds! Of course there’s the popular recipes like zucchini bread or spiralized zucchini for pasta, but these zucchini fritters are my personal favorite way