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 Post subject: Ukrainian Easter Dinner Like Nan Used to Make
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:41 pm 
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My nan was a 1st generation immigrant from the Ukraine. I honestly don't know too much about it, except for the slang "dupa," (aka butt lol) but she was a wonderful, sweet, extremely giving woman and every Easter I like to think of her by making her comfort food. So here goes:

Of course i had to spiralize it! 2 lbs of beet noodles ready to go the day before.
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app day of: the uncheese cookbook's onion, dill horseradish cheese with finn rye crisps (totally fitness friendly btw). of course nan never made this, but i have to add my own modern twist.
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the big meal - borscht, potato & sauerkraut pierogies w/ sauteed onion, kielbasa-style steamed vegan sausage & hot horseradish mustard. i wish i got a better pic of the sausage - i even molded them into U shapes like real kielbasa.
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for dessert i made happy herbivore's fat-free carrot cupcakes w/ maple frosting. i was afraid they'd taste like hockey pucks but they were actually really good! my whole omnivore family liked them, even my picky 5 year old who did NOT want to eat carrots. plus - only 197 calories each, including frosting & jelly beans!
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inside shot. the key (for picky 5 year olds anyway) is finely shredding the carrot - using the preshredded kind from the grocery store won't cook down this nicely i learned the hard way last year
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i also made chocolate lollipop's for my kids' basket using dark choc chips & the alton brown microwave tempering method. it looked ok on day 1, not so much a week later - there is one left and it has sort of dusty light brown stuff on it. still tastes good though!
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bonus leftover meal - eastern european bowl. you can't tell because it soaked in quickly, but the quinoa + extra white beans (from the sausage recipe) mix had a creamy almond dill dressing. there's also sauteed cabbage, more kielbasa, horseradish mustard and steamed cauliflower. good thing my dupa is adjusted to this diet lol!
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 Post subject: Re: Ukrainian Easter Dinner Like Nan Used to Make
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Wow! Everything looks really good! I've never attempted any kind of Eastern European food because it seems so meat/dairy heavy, but your pictures are making me want to try to make some.


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 Post subject: Re: Ukrainian Easter Dinner Like Nan Used to Make
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This is so appealing to me 1/4 Ukrainian 1/4 polish part of me! Everything looks great and comforting and familiar.

Spiralized beets are a great idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Ukrainian Easter Dinner Like Nan Used to Make
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That all looks fantastic! Did the spiralized beets just go directly into the soup? I'm playing with my brand new spiralizer and have no idea how to cook anything.


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rohai wrote:
That all looks fantastic! Did the spiralized beets just go directly into the soup? I'm playing with my brand new spiralizer and have no idea how to cook anything.


i used the recipe from isa does it mainly. just left out the potatoes. it took a little less time to simmer the noodles than chunks, but not much less. i'll say it is very important to have a good tasting broth for this, otherwise it can dominate the beets. and the soup was definitely better the longer it sat - leftovers were even better.

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Wow, that looks so beautiful - and so delicious!

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Yesssss, I love pierogis and kielbasa! And borscht! I need to learn to make my own pierogis, they're just so rad.

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This reminds me so much of my Polish grandma! I need to make kielbasa and pierogies sometime soon.

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ok how is my relatively old post still at the top?? i feel like i broke something. where is the new food porn?

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