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10 Nutritious Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli is a very exotic vegetable. It is similar to cauliflower, which is commonly found in every household. Broccoli actually comes under cabbage family. Its name is derived from “broccolo”, an Italian word which means flowering top of cabbage plant. According to experts, broccoli was first cultivated in Europe, 2000 years. It was spread to other countries by the Italians. It is one of the most nutritious vegetables. It is very exotic dish with crisp, dark green and solid florets. It has a long history that is well known.

During a state dinner, president Obama said that broccoli was his favourite vegetable. Broccoli ranks fifth in popularity around the world. Although, the 43rd president of United States, George Bush disagreed with this and banned broccoli from being served to him. He said that he didn’t like the vegetable.

Some people believe that cooking broccoli is boring. Broccoli is juicy, firm and fresh. It needs to be rightly cooked. When you boil broccoli in boiled water, its cells break down faster. When you have less time, cut the broccoli, put some olive oil and salt on it and put it in the oven. Broccoli florets can also be grilled, baked or sauteed. When you cook broccoli, make sure that you give away steam and let the florets absorb flavor and not get pulpy.

In this article, we have collected 10 recipes that you must try in order to get the best of this vegetable:-

  • Baked Broccoli
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    Broccoli is combined with fresh, creamy cheese to give you very easy to prepare dish.

  • Cream of Broccoli Soup
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This soup is very healthy, creamy and perfect for consumption in winter.

  • Broccoli Pasta
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a very tasty and easy pasta recipe. You can add pepper rather than chilli flakes. One can add chicken too.

  • Roasted Bell Pepper with Broccoli Salad
    Photo Courtesy: NDTV Food

    Broccoli, spring onions and red peppers are all tossed together and mild seasoning and apricots are added.

  • Spaghetti Lo Mein
    Photo Courtesy: Serious Eats

    Those who like Lo Mein must try this recipe. You must prepare all ingredients in advance.

  • Garlic Shrimp Ramen
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This Asian style noodle contains shrimp, garlic and broccoli. This is a delicious dish that is prepared in less time.

  • Broccoli Casserole
    Photo Courtesy: Home Cooking Memories

    Broccoli Casserole is very easy to prepare. It has a wonderful flavor. You can add Parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper.

  • Creamy Broccoli Soup
    Photo Courtesy: Co+op, stronger together

    This is one of the best broccoli soup that you will taste. This is good for a light lunch when you combine it with spinach, avocado and broccoli.

  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This recipe was given to me by my mother. Organic Vegetable Broth can be used instead of Chicken because everyone loves natural spices and other flavors.

  • Shrimp And Broccoli Fettucine
    Photo Courtesy: Kraft Recipes

    Fettuccine is combined with garlic shrimp, broccoli and lemony cream sauce. These are topped with fresh tomatoes.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Yummy Recipes

Every February 14, we celebrate Valentine’s day throughout the world. The loved ones exchange flowers, gifts and candy in the name of St. Valentine. Valentine’s Day and its saints have mysterious history. February is also known as the month of romance. St. Valentine’s Day has traces of traditions of both ancient Romans and Christians. Who was Saint Valentine, and why is he associated with this rite?

There are three different saints in the Catholic church including Valentine/Valentinus. According to a legend, St. Valentine served during third century. During that time, Emperor Claudius II said that single men were better soldiers as compared to those with wives and therefore he decided that marriage should be banned. St Valentine realised that this was wrong, so he performed marriages secretly. But soon Claudius found out about the actions of Claudius gave a death sentence to him.

According to another legend, St. Valentine may have been killed for trying to help Christians escape Roman prisons.

In this blog post, we have collected a list of recipes that you should treat your valentine with:-

  • Molten Dark Chocolate Cake


    Photo Courtesy: Craft Recipes

    If you want to make sweet dessert for your dinner party, mini chocolate cakes will be great for you sweet tooth. They are filled with ooey-gooey chocolate.

  • Death By Chocolate Cake


    Photo Courtesy: Just A Pinch

    This delicious dessert is prepared with three mouth-watering layers of chocolate cake. Rich chocolate buttercream is spread over each layer. The whole cake is coated with chocolate.

  • Creme Brulee


    Photo Courtesy: NYT Cooking

    This is a really delicious dessert. It is served with mangos, strawberries and raspberries.

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries


    Photo Courtesy: The Hungry Traveler

    Everyone loves chocolate covered strawberries. They have a crunchy shell and cool, sweet strawberry inside.

  • Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake


    Photo Courtesy: Chocolate Moosey

    This is a favourite dessert of everyone. It has rich flavors of cheesecake, tart, sweet and summertime dessert of strawberry cheesecake.

  • Nutella Cheesecake


    Photo Courtesy: Chowhound

    The No Bake Nutella Cheesecake is really thick, creamy and smooth. It is filled with Nutella and is very delicious.

  • Red Velvet Poke Cake


    Photo Courtesy: Brown Eyed Baker

    The Red Velvet Poke Cake is perfect for any occasion. Celebrate Valentine’s day with this yummy cake.

  • Raspberry Chocolate Cupcake


    Photo Courtesy: Two Peas & Their Pod

    Celebrate Valentine’s day with raspberry chocolate cupcake. It is topped with 2 layers of ganache and creamy raspberry cream frosting.

Top 5 Recipes of Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cakes are something that everyone loves. When you indulge in this delicious dish, you are in a different world. Chocolate cake is a complete treat for the senses. In this article, we have collected 10 chocolate cakes for everyone who love chocolate.

  • Chocolate Fudge Cake 

    Photo Courtesy: RecipeTin EatsThis cake is so delicious that you want to try it often. If you are having chocolate cravings, you must try this chocolate cake. Silky and smooth chocolate filling is done between dark chocolate sponge that is topped with more filling and cream frosting.

  • Mexican Chocolate cake

    Photo Courtesy: Mr. FoodIf you want to savour lots of chocolate, then this recipe is for you. This is a soft and spongy chocolate cake that has silky smooth frosting.

  • Chocolate Ragi Cake
    Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

    This cake uses Ragi(millet) flour instead of refined flour. This gives the cake a lovely and crumbly texture and great taste.

  • Chocolate Gateaux 
    Photo Courtesy: Brown Eyed Baker

    This cake is really delicious. The cake is served with whipped cream and strawberry compote. Orange juice is added to cake batter to give it a citrus taste.

  • No Bake chocolate Biscuit Cake 
    Photo Courtesy: Al-Ahram Weekly

    This flour-less chocolate cake does not need baking. It feels like a cheesecake. The body of the cake is prepared with crushed biscuits and melted chocolate. The cake has the dressing of delicious chocolate ganache.

Top 10 Foods rich in Omega-3

There are many health benefits of Omega-3 fats. It is a fact that fats are needed to carry out various important functions of the body. Many nutrients are soluble in fat. Without fats, the body cannot avail the benefits of the nutrients. Our body can create most fats except omega-3 fatty acids. These fats, which are necessary can be had only through diet.

Omega-3 fats come under polyunsaturated fatty acids(PUFA). The 3 main kinds of PUFA include DHA, ALA and EPA. DHA can be got through breast milk, algae or fish. EPA, which is also known as Eicosapentaenoic acid is found in oily fish/fish oil like cod liver, mackerel, herring, menhaden, sardine and salmon. It is also found in different phytoplankton and seaweeds. ALA is present in plant-based sources like flaxseed, chia seeds, nuts, vegetable oils etc.

Omega 3 fats are necessary for functioning of human body. In this article, we have collected a list of foods that are rich in Omega 3 and a list of delicious recipes that have this content.

  • Soybeans

Soybeans are very rich in Omega-3 fats. They contain ALA, which is good for heart. A bowl of soyabean has more omega-3 than cold water fish.

Try the recipe of Soybean Pancake.

  • Walnuts      Photo Courtesy: Recipes Table

Walnuts are great for your health. They can be added to your favourite dishes. They have many vascular benefits in addition to maintaining ideal weight.

Try the recipe of Walnut Halwa.

  • Salmon

Photo Courtesy: NYT Cooking

Salmon is very rich in Vitamin D. It is full of Omega 3 fatty acids, phosphorus and protein. Salmon has very high levels of EPA, DHA and Omega-3. These fats help in reducing inflammation. If you consume salmon, twice or thrice a week, it can lower your high blood pressure, embolism, arrhythmia and risk of heart attack.

Try the recipe of Salmon.

  • Canola Oil

Photo Courtesy: Cooking with my kid

It is one of the healthiest cooking oil. It is cheaper than olive oil and is good for high temperature cooking as well. It is good for health because of its low fat content.

Try the recipe of Blueberry Muffins with Canola Oil.

  • Sardines

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These fishes are tiny and oily. They are not as expensive as other types of fishes. They contain high sodium and you can balance your meal with vegetables and sodium fruits.

Try the recipe of Spanish Sardines.

  • Cod Liver Oil

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Cod Liver Oil is a great food supplement. Cod Liver Oil is got from the liver of cod fish. Besides being high in omega-3 fatty acids, the oil is full of vitamin A and D. So, if you take in a tablespoon of cod liver oil, it will satisfy need for these nutrients.

Watch this video for health benefits of Cod Liver Oil.

  • Anchovy

Photo Courtesy: The Spruce

These are tiny and oily fish that are found in a jar of oil. They are small fish that have more than 100 species found in Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Try the recipe of Anchovy.

  • Caviar

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Caviar is prepared with fish eggs or roe. It is a very luxurious food item and is often used as taster, starter or garnish.Caviar is very high in choline and has very low omega-6 fatty acids.

Try the recipe of Mushroom Caviar.

  • Flaxseeds

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These are small brown, yellow seeds. They are grounded, milled and used to make oil. These seeds are the richest source of omega-3 fats like ALA. Flaxseed oil is a great supplement of omega-3.

Try the recipe of Blueberry Flaxseed Pancake.

  • Chia Seed

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These seeds are very nutritious. They are a rich source of phosphorus, calcium, manganese and other nutrients.

Try the recipe of Chia Jam.

Top 10 Protein Sources for Good Health

If you want to lose weight and feel satisfied, it is necessary to increase your protein intake. Protein helps in building muscle mass. Most of us rely on very few sources of protein. This can result in fatigue for your taste cells and can effect your body by reducing health boosting food that is rich in protein.

In this blog post, we have collected a list of food that is rich in protein:-

  • Eggs

    Photo Courtesy: MJ’s Kitchen

    One of the most nutritious and healthy food is whole egg. They are full of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats and other nutrients necessary for brain. Although whole eggs are high in protein, egg whites have only protein content.

    Try these egg recipes: Cajun Eggs, Deviled Eggs, Egg Curry

  • Almonds

    Photo Courtesy: BeBeautiful

    Almonds are very popular tree nuts. They are full of nutrients like fiber, manganese, magnesium and vitamin E.

    Try these almond recipes: Almond Creme, Almond Cookies, Almond Cakes, Almond Meringues

  • Chicken Breast



    Photo Courtesy: Okeechobee Farms

    This is a very popular food that is rich in protein. When you eat it without skin, it is full of protein. It is very easy to cook and is delicious.

    Try these chicken breast recipes: Corn Flake Chicken Breast , Lemon Marinated Chicken Breasts, Blackened Boneless Chicken Breasts

  •  Oats


    Photo Courtesy: Food and Drink Techology

    One of the healthiest grains are Oats. They are filled with fibers, manganese, magnesium, vitamin B1 and other nutrients.

    Try these oats recipes: Oat Biscuits, Tropical Oats, Oat Cookies

  • Cottage Cheese


    Photo Courtesy: Thehotshott

    This type of cheese is very low in calories and fat. It is filled with phosphorus, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, selenium and many other nutrients. Some other kinds of cheese with high Protein content include Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, swiss cheese and cheddar.

    Try these cottage cheese recipes: Cottage cheese pasta, Cottage Cheese Pancake, Cottage Cheese Salad

  • Greek Yogurt


    Photo Courtesy: Food and Drink Technology

    This is a very thick yogurt and is also known as strained yogurt. It is delicious in taste, has creamy texture and is filled with nutrients.

    Try these Greek Yogurt recipes: Greek Yogurt Pancake, Greek Yogurt Parfaits, Strawberry Greek Yogurt Cake

  • Milk


    Photo Courtesy: Ecorazzi

    This is a very nutritious drink. Many people don’t like this drink but if you enjoy it, it can be a great source of protein. Milk also contains all the nutrients that are needed by the body. It has high content of phosphorus, calcium and riboflavin(vitamin B2).

    Try these milk recipes: Groundnut Milk, Banana Milk, Rose Milk

  • Broccoli


    Photo Courtesy: Kitchen a La Cart

    This is a very healthy vegetable. It is full of vitamins(C, K), potassium and fiber. It is also filled with nutrients that can help fighting cancer. Broccoli is very high in protein.

    Try these Broccoli recipes: Broccoli Salad, Broccoli Soup, Curried Brocolli

  • Lean Beef


    Photo Courtesy: Nesbitt’s Meat Market

    Lean beef contains very high protein and is delicious. It is full of iron, vitamin B12 and other nutrients.

    Try these Lean Beef recipes: Lean Beef Kebabs , Lean Beef Stroganoff , Lean Beef Enchiladas

  • Tuna


    Photo Courtesy: Boldsky

    This popular fish is low in calories and fat. It has high protein content. Tuna contains a lot of nutrients and rich amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

    Try these Tuna recipes: Tuna Tartare, Tuna Burger, Grilled Tuna, Tuna Meatballs

Celebrate Christmas With These Tasty Recipes

New Year is coming and everyone is planning ahead for the celebrations. All the family and friends will gather around to celebrate the New Year. In this article, we have collected a list of recipes that you must try this New Year:-

  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    Rachael’s stuffed mushrooms contain the filling of onions, peppers and Sweet Italian Sausage.

  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This rich and tender coffee cake has a finishing of nutty cinnamon sugar and also has a maple glaze drizzle.

  • Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Shrimp

    Photo Courtesy: Simply Scratch

    Use pineapple and bacon to wrap shrimp and make it crispy by sauteing. It is very sweet and salty recipe.

  • Prosciutto Bread

    Photo Courtesy: Me So HungryThis appetiser is easy to prepare. It is prepared with French bread dough and slices of prosciutto that are shaped in the form of a log.

  • Lemon Capellini with Caviar

    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a perfect recipe of lemony buttered pasta that is topped with caviar. It is best for special occasions. It can be prepared very fast.

  • Cinnamon Buns

    Photo Courtesy: Food NetworkPre-made bread dough is used to prepare these Cinnamon Buns so that these can quickly get to your breakfast table.

  • Good Morning Muffins

    Photo Courtesy: Sydney Benner

    This sweet orange muffin is prepared with cinnamon-sugar topping. It is very easy to prepare for breakfast and is very healthy.

  • Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

    Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

    Photo Courtesy: Te CakeChocolate Hazelnut Tart is perfect for New Year celebrations. The chocolate chips form a rich batter and has pieces of nutty hazelnuts.

  • Breakfast Bake

    Photo Courtesy: Simply Recipes

    Hearty egg bake can be prepared ahead and soaked till breakfast time. You can use crusty stale bread as it absorbs more creamy egg custard.

  • Breakfast Sausage Casserole

    Photo Courtesy: My Baking AddictionThis is a very easy breakfast casserole. It uses croutons and the bread is cubed. You can use sage sausage for fragrance.

15 Must Have Recipes From Around the World

Although, no one can compare the food that has been cooked by a mother but if you want to try something different, then you are at the right place. In this article, we will share with you 15 best foods of the countries.

  • Meat Pie 
    Photo Courtesy: tribunedigital-chicagotribune

    The favourite dish of Australians is Meat Pie. Millions of pies are consumed by Australians annually. These can be consumed anywhere you go or in a cafe. It is best consumed with a topping of tomato sauce.

  • Moules Frites 
    Photo Courtesy: Papilles et Pupilles

    This is a popular dish of Belgium. You can try it with steamed mussels and curry powder.

  • Pudim 
    Photo Courtesy: TeleCulinária

    Pudim is a Brazilian dish that is similar to flan but has a softer consistency. One can get this dessert in any cafe, restaurant or home.

  • Poutine 
    Photo Courtesy: Brasserie Des Rapides

    Poutine is full of gravy, cheese curds and fries. This delicious preparation is available in US and Canada. Some restaurants offer more than 100 varieties.

  • Steak and Kidney Pie 
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    If you think that kidney pie and steak are prepared with lamb or pork kidneys, then you must try this dish. The people of England love this delicious recipe.

  • Squeaky Cheese 
    Photo Courtesy: The Culinary Cellar

    The special cheese is found only in Finland. This is a pan-fried mild cheese that is most commonly served with cloud berry jam as a dessert or with coffee.

  • Macarons 
    Photo Courtesy: KitchMe

    This is one of the best-selling pastry of France. It comes in a lot of flavors. It is very difficult to prepare.

  • Spanakopita 
    Photo Courtesy: KitchMe

    This delicious pie prepared with feta and spinach is a staple dish of Greece. The dish is more than 400 years old. Freshly prepared spanakopita is available everywhere throughout the country.

  • Goulash 
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    Goulash is a Hungarian dish that literally translates to “Herdsman”. This dish was prepared during cattle drives.

  • B’stilla(Pastilla) 
    Photo Courtesy: Life is Full

    The traditional ingredient of this sweet pie is pigeon but the traditional substitute is chicken. The dish is topped with cinnamon and confectioner’s sugar. This makes the dish sweet, spicy, salty and buttery.

  • Biltong 
    Photo Courtesy: Foodclub

    The South African Biltong is prepared with different types of dried, cured and spiced meat(which include beef and ostrich). It is a great snack and tastes like salty beef jerky. The diced strips of meat are added to stews/muffins.

  • Bulgogi 
    Photo Courtesy: KitchMe

    Although US has many Korean barbecue joints, we recommend that you should try this dish when you visit South Korea. The literal meaning of Bulgogi is “fire meat”. It gets its slightly sweet flavor soy sauce marinade and sugar.

  • Paella 
    Photo Courtesy: Yan Can Cook

    This is a different kind of rice dish which is very popular in Spain. Its ingredients include sausage, shrimp, potatoes, chicken etc. The dish has its origins in Valencia, where saffron and rice grow.

  • Chocolate 
    Photo Courtesy: Simply Recipes

    Although, Switzerland is not known for its food, but it has a lot of good food. Besides delicious cheese, wine, Switzerland is also known for its chocolates. You must visit the Cailler factory where milk chocolate originated.

  • Tom Yum Soup 
    Photo Courtesy: KitchMe

    The meaning of Tom Yum is “sour/spicy soup”. It is a very popular soup of Thailand. It can be ordered with or without milk.

10 Recipes For Snowy Winters

Winter is coming!!! When it is snowing outside, the best dish that works for you is soup. In this blog post, we have collected a list of delicious soups.

  • Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings 
    Photo Courtesy: Coupons and Freebies Mom

    This is one of the best comfort foods.

  • Clam Chowder 
    Photo Courtesy: Going My Ways

    This is a delicious soup. I prepared this soup many times. It is a must have.

  • Chicken Stew 
    Photo Courtesy: Chicken Stew Recipes

    This is a great food for winter season. Try this delicious comfort food.

  • Posole 
    Photo Courtesy: KitchMe

    This is a favourite recipe of Mexicans. This delicious Mexican stew is prepared with green chillies, pork and dried hulled kernels. Serve this pork soup with warm flour tortillas.

  • Philly Cheesesteak Soup 
    Photo Courtesy: YouTube

    Philly Cheesesteak Stew can be served with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions. It is best served in Sourdough Bread Bowl.

  • Broccoli & Cheddar Soup 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a delicious soup recipe. Organic Vegetable Broth can be used instead of Chicken broth. Extra vegetables can be added, thus making it a healthy stew.

  • Chicken Pot Pie Soup 
    Photo Courtesy: What Megan’s Making

    This is a tasty chicken pot pie recipe. It can be prepared from scratch using celery, peas and carrots.

  • Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup 
    Photo Courtesy: SparkRecipes

    The Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a delicious recipe. The dish is easy to prepare and is very appetising.

  • Creamy Chicken & Rice Soup 
    Photo Courtesy: Budget Bytes

    This is one of the best comfort foods out there. It’s a thick and creamy chicken soup that is garnished with smoky bacon.

  • Ravioli Soup 
    Photo Courtesy: 400 Calories or Less

    This is a quick, one pot meal that will be loved by everyone. Fresh ravioli is added to healthy vegetable soup.

Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November each year. Historically, this day was a religious celebration that was meant to thank God. But, traditionally it is celebrated to mark the arrival of first pilgrims in USA.

On Thanksgiving Day we give gratitude to the things that are good in life. This is the day, we celebrate with family and friends and have grand parties. This is one of the major festivals of USA that is celebrated with family and friends. Some traditional dishes included in the Thanksgiving meal are Roasted turkeys, Corns, Cranberry sauce, Pumpkin pie and Potatoes.

This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and people exchange gifts like jewellery, flowers, chocolates, baked cookies, chocolates etc. with each other.

In this blog post, we have collected top recipes for Thanksgiving.

  • Fresh Corn Spoonbread 
    Photo Courtesy: Southern Bite

    If you are looking for a good replacement for cornbread, you should try this simple spoonbread recipe.

  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip 
    Photo Courtesy: Quick & Easy Recipes

    This easy and quick recipe of dip is very delicious. It mainly contains chopped frozen spinach, cream cheese and artichoke hearts. It also contains 3 kinds of grated cheeses that include Parmesan, mozzarella and gruyere.

  • Sweet Potato Souffle 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    Creamy mashed sweet potatoes are topped with buttery and crunchy pecans. This is a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving. It is a very tasty sweet potato casserole recipe.

  • Sausage and Herb Stuffing 
    Photo Courtesy: SheKnows

    The stuffing is generally made with croutons/bread. You can add chopped vegetables for additional stuffing.

  • Smoked Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Town and Country Meats

    Cold-cut smoked turkey is different from barbecued turkey due to its ham-like texture and smoke flavor.

  • Old-fashioned Cornbread Dressing 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This recipe is very delicious. It is moist and seasoned with onions, celery and sage. This is a classic recipe of Thanksgiving that is a part of celebrations every year.

  • Pumpkin Mousse 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a very delicious pumpkin dessert and is easy to prepare as no baking is required. This is very rich and creamy.

  • Green Beans with Bacon 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a delicious and sweet side dish of green bean casserole. It consists of great ingredients like pecans and bacon.

  • Grilled Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is the best way of cooking a Turkey. Although, not a very traditional way of cooking, the process gives you a juicy and tender turkey.

  • Tomato Vegetable Casserole 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    The main ingredients used in this recipe are carrot, onion, potato, sweet potato, zucchini and bell pepper. Make sure that each of the vegetables are of the same size when cut.

Russian Food That You Must Try

Although Russian food is not that much popular in USA, this large country has a lot to offer. If you ever visit Russia, these 18 Russian foods are something you must try:-

Photo Courtesy: Honest Cooking

This soup is prepared with beef soup and beetroot. It is spiced lightly and served with a lump of sour cream. The sour cream in the dish balances the sweetness and the red colour looks great.

Photo Courtesy: Food Network

This dish is prepared with strips of beef which are sauteed in butter sauce, sour cream, mustard, white wine and onions. It is a healthy dish.

Photo Courtesy: Spicy Southern Kitchen

The dish is made with cabbage cooked in vinegar, butter, onions and applesauce.           Topping on the dish is done with diced apples, bay leaves, cloves and sugar.

Photo Courtesy: Lords of the Drink

Solyanka is a healthy soup prepared with large pieces of pork and beef. It is cooked for a long time on a low flame. Ingredients such as tomatoes, peppers, garlic and carrots are added to it.

Photo Courtesy: My Russian Kitchen

Minced beef is wrapped in cabbage and is boiled until cooked. It is found throughout Europe. You can add a topping of sour cream. It helps in enhancing the flavour.

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The Olivier Salad is prepared with pickles, bologna, eggs, potatoes and carrots mixed with mayo. This is a staple dish of Russia.

Photo Courtesy: Russkie Prostori

This is a thin, crepe-like pancake prepared with dough and has delicious toppings like caviar, minced beef or apples.

Photo Courtesy: Tablet Magazine

A thick dough of pastry is deep fried and filled with ground beef, onions, mashed potatoes and cheese. The dish is a cross between samosa and calzone. It is very simple to prepare.

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These dumplings are prepared with cilantro and ground beef. These are similar to Chinese dumplings and have more Eastern European flavors. They are so delicious because the filling is not cooked before it is filled with the dumplings.

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This is a thick, crusty bread and is shaped like boat. It is filled with different types of melted cheese.