April 23rd, 2014

Kaesespaetzle

This recipe for Kaesespaetzle is one of my all-time favorite comfort food dishes! I discovered it when I was snowboarding in the Alps and I had worked up a big appetite from being out on the slopes all day. I looked at the menu of a local restaurant, pointed to a foreign, unintelligible item, and ended up with this incredible, unforgettable meal in front of me! I’m sure your family will love it as much as mine does! :)
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April 20th, 2014

Time to Travel!

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The beautiful spring weather has been inspiring me lately, and I thought that it would be the perfect time to kick off my Cooking with Olga Valentina travel series! Don’t worry, you don’t even have to leave home to travel with me – I’m launching a big series of recipes based on my world travels right here on the website. First up is Kaesespaetzle, a delicious favorite from Austria! So why not jump into your kitchen this spring? Take your tastebuds for a trip around the world!

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April 18th, 2014

Easy Peasy Easter Eggs!

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As you may already know, Russia is famous for really intricately decorated Easter eggs. While they may be beautiful, spending hours slaving away in the kitchen painting eggs is just not something most of us have the time or the patience for! That’s why my family came up with this super fun and simple, kid-friendly way to decorate eggs. It’s what we did when we wanted to have fun together but needed to save money (and before all of this new-fangled egg technology came along!). ;) This recipe is cheap, easy, and great for kids! Enjoy!
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April 16th, 2014

Banana Split Shortcake!

This week, I wanted to share something special with you all for Easter. This recipe for my Banana Split Shortcake is so delicious and creative (my own, little twist on an Easter dessert!). Plus, kids LOVE it! ;) I tried it out on Dakota’s family, and it was a big hit. You might notice something familiar at the end of the episode… The recipe for my incredible Corn Flake Chocolate Chip Cookies can be found by clicking here. Priyatnogo appetita!

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April 14th, 2014

Easter!

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The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and I am SO ready for Easter! I’m not sure if you know this, but Easter is kind of a big deal in Russian culture. (You may have seen those beautiful, intricately painted eggs before!) Well, this year, I’m doing my own spin on things. Stay tuned for my Banana Split Shortcake recipe and some really fun egg decorating tips! Priyatnogo appetita!

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April 11th, 2014

Poached Eggs with Mushrooms

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Here’s another healthy but VERY flavorful recipe that’s great if you love mushrooms as much as I do! ;) If you’re really counting calories, you can substitute olive oil for the butter in the recipe, or reduce the butter to 1 tablespoon. Personally, I love using a bit more butter, because it gives the mushrooms a nice, creamy coating and a lovely texture!
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April 8th, 2014

Zucchini Salad

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Well, as promised, I’m bringing you another one of my favorite, healthy spring recipes – Zucchini Salad! Serve it as a colorful side dish or enjoy it alone for lunch! It’s so quick and easy to cook that I’m sure you and your family will love it! I know I do! ;) Priyatnogo appetita!
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April 3rd, 2014

Halibut with Tomatoes

Now that it’s officially April and all of the winter holidays are over, I feel like I finally have a break to cook a few healthy recipes and get to work on my New Year’s resolutions! This recipe for Halibut with Tomatoes is one of my favorites, because it’s healthy and low fat but big on flavor. It’s also quick and easy to cook, plus, the arugula and cherry tomatoes make for a wonderfully colorful dish! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! ;)

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April 1st, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions – In April!

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Okay, so we got a little excited here at Cooking with Olga Valentina and did a whole series of decadent holiday recipes and self indulgent treats for the past couple of months. But, spring is officially here, and do you know what that means? Time to start on those New Year’s resolutions that maybe you’ve been neglecting (I know I have)! It’s the beginning of April, and I want to celebrate springtime by featuring an array of delicious and healthy recipes to get your tastebuds going. Keep checking the blog! I’ll be posting my recipes for Halibut with Tomatoes, Mushrooms with Poached Eggs, and Zucchini Salad very soon! Priyatnogo appetita! :)

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March 26th, 2014

Salmon Pasta

This week at Cooking with Olga Valentina, we’re continuing the seafood is sexy theme from last week! Today, I am very excited to share another “date night” recipe that you can make from home, right in your very own kitchen! This recipe for pasta with salmon is delicious and SO easy to make. Plus, seafood is a bit lighter than other dinner proteins, so you won’t be too full for some after dinner fun! ;)

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