This Russian Summer Salad Soup is another delicious recipe from my friend Nataliia. It makes a nice and refreshing dish to serve as we move into the warmer months of the year. This recipe is a cross between a soup and a salad. While it is called Russian Summer Salad Soup this version actually comes from the Ukraine. What is Kefir? This recipe is made with a fermented milk drink called Kefir. It is derived from the Caucasus region, between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea and bordered by Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. Kefir continues to spread to other cuisines and has been incorporated into the diets of a broad range of consumers and populations. It is thinner than yogurt but also … Read More
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I created this site for people who want healthy and delicious recipes from around the world with ingredients from around their kitchen. I also wanted to provide science-based nutrition information and guidance about making healthier choices whether eating at home or out at a restaurant, every day of the week. I believe food should be easy to prepare and enjoyed with family, friends and great conversation.
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OK, stick with me on this one, a weeknight quick and easy collard and portobello mushroom enchilada recipe. I know it sounds like an unusual choice, but collards are a very nutritious vegetable. I generally grow them in my garden, so I am always looking for unique ways of using them. What are collards? Collard greens are a dark green leafy vegetable and part of the cabbage family similar to kale. Collards are rich in vitamins and minerals and particularly high in vitamin A which is an important antioxidant for maintaining a healthy immune system. One cup of collard greens provides over 300% of your daily value for vitamin A in addition to healthy doses of vitamin C and … Read More