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here is my low fat version of "golubtsy" stuufed cabbage rolls with a twist to my grandma's recipe, enjoy!

  • 1 large head of cabbage
  • 1 lb of lean ground turkey
  • or ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 16 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp low fat sour cream
4.4/5 (20 Votes)

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Here is a Russian twist on the traditional deviled eggs

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 generous tablespoons fat free or light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fat free or light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • A small jar of red or black caviar (I think I used a total of about 3 tablespoons of caviar for this recipe)
  • 1/3 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh dill
  • Peel the eggs and cut lengthwise into halves.
4.2/5 (69 Votes)

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Here's a low fat version of my Grandma Katrina's russian beet salad called "vinegret" enjoy!

  • 1 lb cooked beets, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream fat free
  • 4 tbs mayonnaise fat free
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful chopped fresh dill or parsley for garnish
  • 1-2 scallions
  • 1-2 dill pickles
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and cubed
  • extra virgin olive oil
4.1/5 (36 Votes)

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Blend the flour and 1/2 tsp salt

  • For the noodle dough:
  • 2 cupsunbleached all-purpose flour
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 7 -8 tablespoonswater
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoonsunsalted butter
  • For the Potato Filling:
  • 6 tablespoonsunsalted butter
  • 1 mediumonion, finely chopped
  • 3 largepotatoes, peeled, boiled, and mashed
  • 1/4 lbfarmer cheese
  • 2 ouncescolby cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the Sauerkraut Filling:
  • 3 slicesbacon, diced
  • 1 largeonion, chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups packaged sauerkraut (not canned)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonstomato paste
  • 2 teaspoonssugar
  • 1/3 cupchicken broth or 1/3 cupbeef broth
4/5 (2 Votes)

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Here is my grandma Katrina's russian recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls, only I made them healthier!

  • 1 big loose head of white cabbage
  • 1 lb turkey ground
  • 1 + 1 onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup rice pre-boiled in 2 cups of water( I omit this for a low carb option)
  • 1 small carrot, finely grated
  • 2 big ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper (optional)
  • Filtered water, about 1 - 1 1/4 cups
  • 1 big pot to boil cabbage
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Dutch oven or big shallow pot with lid
  • Preparation time: about 2 hours
3.8/5 (39 Votes)

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Here is a low fat version I made of my grandma katrina's "piroshki" traditionally they are meat and cabbage filled ...

  • 1 medium head cabbage grated ( I grade this on a cheese grater the old stand up aluminum kind)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt and pepper to taste
  • Flaky Butter Pastry (recipe follows)
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Smart Balance buttery sticks
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbs low fat milk
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
3.6/5 (91 Votes)

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Here's a low fat version of my Grandma Katrina's russian beet salad called "vinegret" enjoy!

  • 1 lb cooked beets, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream fat free
  • 4 tbs mayonnaise fat free
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful chopped fresh dill or parsley for garnish
  • 1-2 scallions
  • 1-2 dill pickles
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and cubed
  • extra virgin olive oil
3.6/5 (23 Votes)

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this is a traditional russian easter bread here's my low fat version of my grandma katrina's recipe enjoy!

  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup low fat margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk, scalded
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied red cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied green cherries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
2.4/5 (48 Votes)

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