This Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball tastes like a smoked salmon sandwich but less expensive. Full of bright dill, briny capers, and smoked salmon. Easy, festive, delicious, and affordable.
My 12 Tips for Easy and Stress-free Entertaining will help you survive this busy holiday season and actually enjoy it! Amazing tips from how to set the table to prepping the recipes to shortcuts for cooking! I’ve been using these tips for years and they helped me host sit-down dinner parties for up to 20 people with no stress!
This Instant Pot Maple Cranberry Sauce is lightly sweetened and beautifully tart. It’s a delicious accompaniment to Thanksgiving turkey, cheese platter, or even your morning toast. Easily made in electric pressure cooker and very versatile.
This mind-blowing trick for How to Store Herbs will change your life! The herbs will easily last for 2 weeks and often 3 or even 4 weeks in your fridge!
Read the post with exact instructions and view the video where I show you precisely how to store fresh herbs!
These Russian Dill Pickles are deliciously crunchy and refreshing. Perfect to accompany a sandwich or your favourite bbq meal! Really easy and quck to make, these pickles will be ready in just 2 days. No canning required!
Click to see a short instructional video on how to make these pickles. Hint: it’s the first time when you will actually see the person behind Imagelicious!
Cold Beet Soup is a perfect way to eat healthy and delicious during summer. A bowl filled with crunchy cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, sweet beets, and cold creamy kefir will keep you full and satisfied for hours!
This Easy Bean Salad with Pecans is perfect for summer picnics or potlucks. It’s made only with a handful of ingredients found in your pantry but has a really bright and vibrant flavour. It’s healthy, filling, naturally gluten-free and vegan! Great for summer meal prep! Click to read more and watch a video of how EASY this salad is to make!
When making these Braised Duck Breasts with Apples and Onions, your kitchen will smell like a high-end restaurant. Succulent duck breasts meld together with delicious sweet and tart apple-onion sauce with cranberries. It’s a comforting and delicious meal perfect for any celebration or just a cozy weekend dinner.
This recipe for the Braised Duck Breasts with Apples and Onions is an homage to that Russian Duck with Apples. In Russia, the most popular duck recipe is for the whole duck that is stuffed with whole or chopped apples and then roasted in the oven. In my version, I use duck breasts that I sear first, then braise in a delicious mixture of Ontario apples, onions, thyme, and cranberries. For those who think that braising duck breasts is a sacrilege, I tried this same recipe with duck legs also. It works and is totally delicious but I personally like Braised Duck Breasts with Apples and Onions more than the legs. To make this recipe even more Russian, I serve it with buckwheat, which is a traditional side in Russian cuisine.
Healthy Chicken Stew is delicious and easy to make. It has only 5 ingredients and is loaded with vegetables. Made on the stove top or in Instant Pot, it’s a perfect meal to serve over rice, quinoa, or noodles.
If I have a bit extra time then I prefer my Healthy Chicken Stew to be made on the stove top. The chicken and vegetables cook in a little bit of water and their own juices for a long time until everything is melting and juicy. Instant Pot version of this recipe is faster and a bit easier since you don’t have to watch the pan and make sure that there’s enough water. However, because the water doesn’t evaporate in the pressure cooker and the vegetables and the chicken also have a lot of liquid, the resulting stew comes out a bit soupy. To counteract the soupiness (it’s a word, right?), I shred the chicken. The flavour of this Healthy Chicken Stew is the same whether it’s made on the stove top or Instant Pot but the texture is a little bit different.
Beef and Dill Stuffed Crepes (or blini or blinchiki) are delicious, filling, and healthy. They are a great lunch or dinner if served with salad. Traditional Russian recipe that can be made in advance and frozen for a quick meal. I always have a few Beef and Dill Stuffed Crepes in the freezer. Not because…