Friday, August 20, 2010

How to Make Profiteroles (Cream Puffs)

My favorite combination: vanilla pudding in the middle and chocolate sauce poured over the top.

How to Make a Healthy Substitution

We were introduced to buckwheat at camp, and it is definitely an "acquired" taste...especially in the morning! Buckwheat reminds me of brown rice a little, but maybe more sweet/nutty.

Anyway, if you want to try a healthier side dish, here it is. This site has a detailed recipe; I just boiled it pretty much like rice, with a 2:1 ratio, but starting out with the buckwheat in cold water and boiling together. You can eat it as a hot cereal too or even eat it cold in a salad.

I can't call it "yummy" (unless maybe you throw in some bacon), but I feel really good when I feel the healthiness of it going into my body. If that makes any sense.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

How to Make Chicken Curry Burgers

Obviously, I like chicken. :)

I even buy ground chicken instead of beef. I won't go into details, but it seems like the safer choice.

This recipe comes out nice and moist, and the curry is just one flavor option.

Monday, August 9, 2010

How to Make Chocolate-Chip Meringues

Here is a recipe that will use the egg whites you have left from other dishes. The cookies are best fresh, and you might want to bake them on a day that is not so hot/humid.

A friend hooked me up with some cream of tartar, but I’m not sure what local ingredient would be a good substitute, to give these meringues their body. Leave a comment if you have any ideas!

Also, note the cooking temp: 300.

Recipe follows…

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

How to Make Spinach Quiche

This was a labor of love that my mom took on for my sister's baby shower. And by that I mean that it was much too hot to have the oven on, but she did the baking anyway, ahead of time, and we got the sweating over with.

I am looking forward to making quiche here in Russia once the weather cools down a bit.

The traditional filling here is a spinach mixture (far right), which is DELICIOUS, but as you can see from the photo, many combinations are possible, and may be necessary for me as I don't come across spinach very regularly. The broccoli one, for instance, was also tasty.

Recipe below...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

How to Make Ranch Chicken (Guest Post)

Here's another tantalizing recipe from my sister...

*See update at bottom of post for my modifications, with photo!

Now, I'm not sure how readily available Ranch Dressing is here in Russia. So I did a quick search and found a dressing recipe at Ranch Dressing. The ingredients look similar to my Russian Peasant Dip, which has a tasty flavor.

In fact, the recipe might even be tastier with the homemade dressing.

Check it out after the jump.