Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mom's Borsh Recipe

People have been asking me to post my mom's Borsh recipe and I finally got around to it. Borsh is my favorite soup! I love it hot and cold. You can also make Borsh with beef but this one is only made with vegitables. So, here we go...


  • Small cabbage – thin sliced
  • One large carrot – grated 
  • Small onion – diced
  • 3 potatoes – cut in large cubes
  • 2 large tomatoes – diced
  • 3-4 beets (the smaller the beets, the redder the color)
  • 1 box (1 quart) organic chicken broth or vegetable broth (low sodium preferably)
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
Step 1. First, cut the ingredients as mentioned above.  
Step 2. In a frying pan, sauté onions and tomatoes in olive oil. 
Step 3. In a large pot (where you will be making Borsh) add 1-quart chicken broth and 1-quart water and bring to a boil. 
Step 4. Add the beets and let them boil for 10 minutes. 
Step 5. Add cabbage, potatoes, and carrots to the pot. 
Step 6. Remove the beets from the pot when they are cooked. This occurs when a fork can easily be inserted into the beet. Grate the beets in a food processor or with a manual grater then set aside. 
Step 7. Add the sautéd onions and tomatoes from Step 2. 
Step 8. Add onions, parsley, salt, and grated beets. Bring the soup to a boil once again then turn it off immediately if begins boiling. Now it’s done! 

Feel free to add a dollop of sour cream to your bowl. Enjoy!
Note: As you can see Mom's Borsh is thick but if you use less cabbage and less potatoes you can make it more brothy.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Chinese Hot Pot

Our friend Chris invited us for some hot pot which we hadn't tried before. It was amazing! Below are the raw ingredients he used: lettuce, dumplings, tofu (two different kinds), mushrooms, seaweed, diakon, and beef.

We definitely need to invest in a hot pot! We drank "Black and Gold" sake and it turned out to be the best one we've had.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Homemade Sushi

My friend Ania and I were craving for some homemade sushi and finally we got together to make it. We got cucumbers, avocados, smoked salmon, and creme cheese. If you haven't tried to make sushi yet it is lot of fun! There are plenty of step-by-step guides on internet. We used for inspiration.

Besides sushi, we made fresh raspberry basil margaritas. We smashed raspberries and basil together then added Wegman's Organic Raspberry Lemonade and tequila. It was really tasty!

 And voilà!