Most of you already are familiar with Cabbage Rolls, but to Eastern European cooks, they are known as Holupki. Holubtsi, or Golabki. All Cabbage Rolls may look the same, yet be very different, depending on the filling used to prepare them. The most popular filling consists of cooked rice mixed with ground beef and spices; however you can also use rice or buckwheat mixed with mushrooms, spiced up mashed potatoes, or a vegetarian filling, which I will introduce in this recipe. Cabbage Rolls are not the easiest dish to prepare, since it requires a lot of prep work beforehand, especially the cabbage, but if you love them, it’s well worth the effort.
I personally like to prepare meatless meals on Wednesdays and Fridays for the duration of the Great Lent, as well the whole Holy Week, which is the week before Easter Sunday.
It actually is healthy to give our system a break from the weekly meat consumption, and introduce some vegetarian or seafood dishes instead.
Winter is not over yet, so don’t be fooled by the warm sun during the day. The nights are still quite cold, so perfect time for a bowl of hot homemade soup for dinner.
This Cabbage and Sausage Soup recipe is from Nick Stellino’s site, but for your convenience I am posting it here as well.
My sister-in-law tired this recipe first, and her family unanimously approved it, so she suggested for me to try it.
It takes less 30 minutes to prepare.
One of my grandsons loves ginger flavored baked goods, which inspired me to search for ginger flavored cookies recipe, so this is the one I loved the best.
They are very easy to make, and the pleasant aroma of the spices filled my kitchen while baking.
Europeans love their soup, as anyone who traveled to Eastern Europe would agree that soup in part of every lunch and dinner menu.
Soups are quite simple to prepare, and very nutritious as well. You can make your own stock, as the base for every soup, or use the ready-made available at your grocer. There is such a variety of broth now…chicken, beef, vegetable, low-fat, low sodium….so it makes it that much easier to get your soup cooking together.