Chickpea and Butternut Squash Casserole


This recipe – is my discovery of the year to date. And for sure it will take a place in the end of the year top-20

Time of preparation: 60 minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • Onion______1
  • Garlic______2 cloves
  • Leek_______2 
  • Oil________ 2 tablespoons
  • Butternut Squash_200 grams
  • Splash of white wine
  • Creme Fraiche___200 grams
  • Chickpeas___400 grams
  • Tarragon____1 tablespoon
  • Double Cream___ 100 ml
For Scones
  • Potatoes________500 grams
  • Self-raising flour____100 grams
  • Butter___________50 grams
  • Salt, pepper  

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Potato Pancakes or Draniki

To be completely honest, this is not typically Russian dish, the honor of inventing it belongs to Belorussia, the country with the highest level of potatoes consumption in the world. As you can easily guess, they know million ways to prepare this vegetable, and draniki is my favorite – to be honest, I am totally crazy about French Fries, with all their oily, salty and fat glory. But it maybe a good idea to replace it with something healthier – at least for my belly – draniki are pancakes from raw potatoes, crispy on top and soft inside, which is not that bad alternative. And they are a way healthier than french fries.
Time of preparation: 50 minutes Difficulty: Easy
Potatoes____1 kg
Flour_______2 tablespoons
Sour cream__1 tablespoon
Garlic______2 cloves
Oil, Salt, Pepper

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Zucchini Soup

When I told my bf in an exited voice we were going to have cream zucchini soup, he asked me several times to leave this idea. But I decided to let it go and it turned out amazing – I would never think zucchini can give such rich taste to a soup! But it is very important to bake the garlic before you use it, otherwise the dish looses a lot of flavor. You can do it in advance, wen you bake something.
Time of preparation: 30 minutes    Difficulty: Easy
  • One whole garlic
  • Zucchini_______4 small
  • Potatoes_______3 small
  • Vegetable Broth_3-4 cups
  • Onion_________1
  • Butter________1 tablespoon
  • Oil___________1 tablespoon
  • Cream_________200 ml
  • Salt,Pepper

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Balkan Cheese Pie


A real treasure for all cheese-lovers! Amazing combination of cheeses and aubergine wrapped in the perfect dough will make this pie of your favorites!

Time of preparation:  90 minutes Difficulty: Easy
For dough:
  • Self-raising Flour___200 grams (or plain flour+1 teaspoon of baking powder)
  • Butter____________100 grams (softened)
  • Sour cream_______ 100 grams
  • Salt______________1/2 teaspoon
  • Yolk_____________ 1
For stuffing:
  • Feta_____________100 grams
  • Cottage Cheese___130 grams
  • Gauda Cheese____100 grams
  • Aubergine________1
  • Potato___________1
  • Egg_____________1
  • Flour____________1,5 tablespoons
  • Coriander

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