Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables. I make cabbage salads often, red cabbage salads, stuffed cabbage rolls, etc. This dish is very similar to my traditional Russian dish- Tushenaya kapusta with Chicken except it’s vegetarian.  Couldn’t be easier and, although there isn’t any meat or bacon, I added Zucchini and rice and the resulting flavor is incredibly delicious. 



In a Dutch oven on high heat sauté onions, garlic and carrots in olive oil until tender for 3-5 minutes. Add red bell pepper and zucchini, cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Add cabbage, rice, bay leaf, ketchup, cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin, season with salt and pepper; mix well, reduce heat and let simmer/braise for 30 minutes.


(Add more water if needed so the bottom doesn’t dry out, depends on your cabbage). After its done simmering add lemon juice, chopped dill and if it’s necessary adjust seasoning. Turn off the heat and serve.

Rogaliki Cookies - Russian Rugelach

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Category: Dessert, Holidays, Russian

Servings: 10-14

Rogaliki Cookies - Russian Rugelach


  • Dough:
  • 1cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup jam or fruit preserves
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups sugar powder
  • Flour, to dust surface


  1. In a small bowl combine your favorite jam and crushed walnuts.
  2. Place softened butter, sour cream and yeast in a mixer bowl and with the paddle attachment beat until well combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Switch to a dough hook mixer attachment and gradually add the flour.
  3. The dough should be very smooth and not sticking to your hands. Transfer the dough to a dusted with flour working surface and divide it into 6 even pieces; shape each piece into a small ball.
  4. Get one of the dough balls and keep the rest covered with the kitchen towel.
  5. On a flowered surface roll the dough into a circle about 11-12 inches.
  6. Using pizza cutter cut the dough into even triangles. Place about 1 teaspoon of the jam mixture on outside edges of each piece.
  7. Fold the dough from the edge to cover the jam and roll it in towards the center.
  8. Place the cookies end edge down onto a pan lined with parchment paper. Finish rolling rest of the dough.
  9. Bake in preheated oven at 350F for about 20-25 minutes or until they are nice golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool for about 10-15 minutes on a baking sheet.
  10. Place the powdered sugar into a large bowl and working with 6-8 cookies at a time cover them with powdered sugar completely.
  11. Enjoy!!!