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Home Town: Krasnoyarsk Krai , Russia
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Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books
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Bodega Bay Cioppino
Beet, Walnut and Prune Salad
Ukha (Russian Fish Soup)
About this Cook
healthnut and ''Whole Foods'' fan, passionate seafood and veggie lover, cosmopolitan and world traveler. To me good food is one of great pleasures in life, cultural experience and of course love! Trying local authentic cuisine is a must wherever I go. Although I usually pick healthy stuff - in the end we are what we eat. Food photography is very pleasing to me also. By the way great website for healthy lifestyle ( recipes, tips and a lot more ): www.lime.com Here you can look at and even purchase some of my pictures: http://www.fotolia.com/p/5918 Hope you'll enjoy them!
My favorite things to cook
just about anything international ( recently obsessed with lebanese and greek food ),organic,fresh and healthy! Fresh seafood and fish, of course caviar! Lots of fresh herbs and spices, veggies, whole grains, no white bread and butter. I cook everything in olive oil and use sunflower/avocado/sesame/walnut ( love experimenting with different kinds of healthy oils!) oil for vegetable salads. Not into pork/fatty cuts of meat/anything fat. Minimum processed foods;) no dough please since I'm not interested in baking - me and dough just don't click)))) However once in a while I love gourmet good quality brownies and the like from tiny authentic bakeries, and little chocolates/truffles from chocolaterias - you know, just like in the movie ''Chocolat'' - pure magic! ;) Love flan,turkish delight, gelato, lemon sorbet...anything lemon really) but very rarely make dessert myself - in my opinion not really worth the time involved)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and grandmom are both the best cooks ever so we have lots of cherished family recipes that I'm going to put together in a family cookbook with my photography and design!
My cooking triumphs
every time something I prepared myself tastes good being good for me also is a success!
My cooking tragedies
not really tragedies, just a few cute mistakes;)
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Best London Broil Ever!
I could never get london broil to be tender, and this worked great! I used 1 small can of diced tomatoes with okra, 3 small sliced onions on top, cayenne, salt, added some burgundy wine, covered with heavy duty foil and cooked on 325F for 2,5 hours like others suggested. Tender and juicy, it will probably be the only way I will cook london broil from now on - any sauce can be used, possibilities are endless! This is extremely easy and no-fail recipe - THANK YOU SO MUCH!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 27, 2009
Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad
I eat greek salad almost every day but never thought of adding garbanzo beans to it! For this already this recipe deserves 5 stars - what a great idea, they go so well with feta cheese...mmm. Now I'm on garbanzo bean kick and want to add it to everything - which is not bad since chick peas is very healthy and choke full of vitamins. I always use EVOO instead of italian dressing, no garlic and any tomatoes I have on hand. It's also great with any lettuce/spinach. Skip salt - there is plenty there from feta cheese. And the more garbanzo beans you add, the tastier;)

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2009
Bodega Bay Cioppino
Can't go wrong with all this seafood - yummy! I used mussels instead of clams, omitted crab, used dry italian herbs instead of parsley ( it did have basil in them ) ,added a little tomato juice and totally skipped salt and pepper. Next time I will try to make it as written - I rarely follow recipes exactly;) Beware: there is plenty of salt from tomatoes and seafood ( if you are using frozen ones ), so you might want to add it in the end after trying ready stew first - might be no need for it. Crusty bread is a must with this one as there is plenty of yummy broth!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2008
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