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Russian Salad “Vinaigrette”/Spicy Thursday Link-Up

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Today I wanted to show you one of my favorite Russian salads “Vinaigrette” that is not only delicious but also a great source of folic acid, vitamin C, dietary fiber and other good stuff. I’m pretty sure that every Russian made it or at least tried this salad. For those who never tried it this is super easy to make, and if you like vegetables “Vinaigrette” can become one of your favorites.

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russian salad vinaigrette, salad recipe, russian recipe, red beets salad

Ingredients:

2 small red beets

2 potatoes

1/2 small onion

1-2  carrots (I used 5 baby carrots)

3 small pickles

1/2 cup of sauerkraut (I didn’t have it this time so decided to make my salad without it)

salt, olive oil, dill

How to:

1. Boil beets, potatoes and carrots together. Remove potatoes and carrots when it’s ready and leave beets to boil until it can easily be pierced with a knife.

2. Peel all cooked ingredients. Dice all your ingredients into small cubes. Mix in a big bowl, add some salt and olive oil.

Ready to eat or can be refrigerated.

Приятного аппетита (Enjoy)!!

It’s time for Spicy Thursday Link Up party!!!!

Thank you everyone for sharing your recipes last week! I really enjoyed discovering your blogs and reading awesome recipes! One of my favorite recipes was “Sponge Cake With Sandwich Cookies” by Winnie, so I created this quick watercolor sketch based on one of the photos.

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by Elena Fay

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Do you want to participate in a LINK-UP party? Rules are very easy:

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Cucumber Rolls/ Spicy Thursday Link-Up

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If you follow my blog, you’ve probably noticed that all my recipes are about taste and simplicity. And today is another recipe of super easy and refreshing appetizer that looks very fancy and you don’t have to spend hours in a kitchen. The combination of fresh cucumber, cream cheese, avocado and eggs was very refreshing and light. If you don’t like something from the list, you can easily create your own filling. 

I also want to ask you girls, we are planning a baby shower next week and I’m looking for interesting recipes. Any suggestions????

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cucumber rolls,one bite salad, recipe, delicious recipe, salad rolls

cucumber rolls,one bite salad, recipe, delicious recipe, salad rolls

How to:

1. Slice the cucumber very very thinly

2. For the filling: add all you ingredients in a bowl, soften and stir (I used fork)

3. Add a spring of fresh dill and a tablespoon of filling on a cucumber stripe. Roll the cucumber around the filling. If your cucumber slices are very thin you don’t need to secure it with the toothpicks, if it’s thick and you see it doesn’t hold the shape, then secure it.

Your super refreshing, elegant and fancy appetizer is ready!!!

Here is the similar recipe with different filling.

Weekend is so close but it is still Thursday, so let’s spice it up with this LINK UP party!!!

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One-bite Salad in Parmesan Crisps/ Link Up Party

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I’m very bad with following directions when it comes to trying a new recipe, I always want to add something, replace ingredients or use recipe as a base and then create something new from it 🙂 And it happened when I saw this Parmesan Crisps via Pinterest-awww Pinterest – so addicting, right? But I wanted to go further with these crisps and as the result I got one-bite salad in a crispy Parmesan vase. What do you think guys? The combination of salty cheese cup, fresh avocado and salmon was incredible and it’s definitely one of my favorites now.

I’m super excited to start a weekly LINK UP party where you can submit your recipes and DIY projects. It will be open every Thursday, so don’t forget to come back!!!! And look forward to your amazing posts!!! You can submit your link below.

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avocado salmon salad in Parmesan crisps, delicious recipe, easy recipe, finger food, one bite salad

avocado salmon salad in Parmesan crisps, delicious recipe, easy recipe, finger food, one bite salad

avocado salmon salad in Parmesan crisps, delicious recipe, easy recipe, finger food, one bite salad

avocado salmon salad in Parmesan crisps, delicious recipe, easy recipe, finger food, one bite salad

How to:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Spread cheese on a baking sheet with parchment paper in 2,5-3 inches in diameter

3. Bake until they start turning lightly golden /about 5-6 minutes

4. Remove from oven, start creating a shape while crisps are still warm (they firm up very quickly)

5. Prepare ingredients for the salad -diced avocado, small pieces of cured salmon and dill

6. Fill up the crispy cheese cups with your salad and decorate with dill.

And now enjoy your super easy and delicious salad bites!!!

Weekend is so close but it is still Thursday, so let’s spice it up with this LINK UP party!!!

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Chocolate Covered Kiwi Bites

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Ok, now you probably think that I’m obsessed with covering fruits and berries with chocolate and yogurt, but isn’t it cute to have these chocolate covered kiwi bites instead of just peeled kiwi? It took me less than 20min (don’t count time in a freezer) to make these kiwi pops and it was a great healthy alternative to my evening ice cream portion:)

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Ну теперь вы точно решите что я просто помешана на том чтобы окунать ягоды и фрукты в шоколад и йогурт, но неужели вы со мной не согласитесь что эти милые фруктовые крожочки в шоколаде смотрятся на тарелке намного лучше чем просто очищенный киви. У меня ушло менее 20 мин (не считая времени на заморозку) чтобы приготовить киви в шоколаде и это отличная альтернатива моей вечерней порции мороженого:)

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Chocolate Covered Kiwi Bites_healthy recipe_kiwi dessert_low calorie dessert_healthy recipe

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Bites_healthy recipe_kiwi dessert_low calorie dessert_healthy recipe

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Bites_healthy recipe_kiwi dessert_low calorie dessert_healthy recipe

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Bites_healthy recipe_kiwi dessert_low calorie dessert_healthy recipe

How to:

1. Peel kiwi fruits and slice them into 1 inch discs

2. Place a lollipop or popsicle stick (Lollipop sticks 100 count 6 inch)in each kiwi disc and freeze at least for an hour

3. Melt the chocolate and cool down to room temp.Here are some tips on How To Melt Chocolate. Dip your frozen kiwi discs into the chocolate (you can also decorate with white chocolate like I did)

4. Place on a tray or plate with wax paper and refreeze for 2min.

And now you can enjoy your delicious, healthy and crispy dessert!!!

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Рецепт:

1. Очистить киви и порезать дольками 2см

2. Вставить палочки в дольки киви и отправить в морозилку на час

3. Растопить шоколад и остудить до комнатной температуры. Обмакнуть фруктовые дольки в шоколад (можно сверху украсить белым шоколадом)

4. Положить на поднос с восковой бумагой и снова в морозилку на 2 мин

Приятного аппетита и надеюсь вам понравится этот вкусный, полезный десерт!!!

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Healthy Snack Recipe

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It’s very tempting to grab an ice cream or cookie after the dinner or while watching a good movie, especially during pregnancy,  that’s why I always look for easy homemade healthy snack recipes. Couple weeks ago I saw a photo of very interesting snack via Pinterest and wanted to try this out.

Frozen yogurt covered blueberries is a perfect low calorie, sweet, creamy, cold and full of vitamins snack that will take you less than 10 minutes to prepare, and it tastes amazing.

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frozen yogurt covered blueberries_recipe_healthy snack_healthy recipe

frozen yogurt covered blueberries_recipe_healthy snack_healthy recipe

frozen yogurt covered blueberries_recipe_healthy snack_healthy recipe

frozen yogurt covered blueberries_recipe_healthy snack_healthy recipe

How to:

1. Wash and dry 1 container of blueberries (I didn’t dry berries and yogurt didn’t stick well)

2. Using a toothpick, dip and swirl blueberries into the yogurt. Place it on cooking wax paper or baking sheet.

3. When you done with dipping, place the sheet (or plate) in the freezer for an hour.

Your creamy, delicious and healthy snack is ready!!!!

Hope you’ll like it!!!

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