This Russian recipe is one that everyone ought to try at least once. With very few ingredients and a relatively quick cooking time, this pasta dish makes a good family dinner.
Kasha Varnishkes is the first of what I hope will be many Easy Gluten Free Recipes. By easy, I mean 5 ingredients or less for a main dish, and three ingredients or less for a side dish. Of course, if you scroll ahead, you’ll see that the Kasha Varnishkes has six ingredients. I’ve decided not to count the water though, as I didn’t want to fail on the first night of my new experiment =)
When I cook, I tend to make a mess. Tend is probably the wrong word. I do make a mess and I can’t seem to help it! T. My dad recently told my husband that he could always tell, as soon as he walked in to the door, whether my mom or I was cooking. Big mess = me; No mess = mom.
Since the kitchen is getting more and more out of hand, I’ve decide to do an experiment. I think that if I limit the number of ingredients in my dishes, then I will make less of mess, supper will be ready soon, and therefore I’ll have the energy to blog and clean up. We’ll see.
I’m somewhat anxious about this experiment because I’m afraid that it will limit the number of spices that I can use. I use a lot of spices, and I love that! I don’t want to give that up. We’ll see.
Kasha Varnishkes is a Jewish/Russian dish that is usually served as a side dish. I have to say, this is not the best meal I’ve ever eaten. It was rather blah. But maybe that’s just me. I checked a few other blogs – blogs written by Jewish cooks – and I seem to have prepared it correctly. Since they raved about it, it must just be me. A few people said that it’s better as leftovers, so here’s hoping for tomorrow’s lunch. (I will be taking some cranberry sauce with me, just in case!)