Tired of your usual lettuce and tomato salad? This creamy dill cucumber, radish and egg salad is here to rescue you from the salad rut! We’ve been home for about 10 days and I can’t stop making all the salads we’d been eating in Russia! So much creaminess and so much dill!! Correct me if […]
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Enjoying this delicious Chicken Marsala doesn’t require a restaurant trip, only 25 minutes of your time! Lots and lots could be said in favour of recipes that are on trend. They are beautiful, fresh, vibrant and full of avocado! What could be said in defence of classic recipes? They have stood the test of time. […]
Because who doesn’t want to visit Rome? Having been to Italy numerous times, it’s a wonder we hadn’t made the trip to Rome sooner. It is, after all, one of the very few world cities that makes it on every serious travellers list. I was personally inspired to visit Rome by the Audrey Hepburn and […]
This Chicken Chilaquiles will take care of ALL your problems. Trust us. We are professionals! We’ve been back from Russia for a couple of days but we are still recovering after a three week trek through the largest country in the world! We’ve covered a lot of ground in those three weeks and saw a […]
Deliciously refreshing Rhubarb Moscow Mule!! We all need one! Guess where I am writing from?? MOSCOW!! I know it’s just too cute, so I couldn’t resist not sharing a Moscow mule recipe. I did make it my own and actually Russian since there is absolutely nothing Russian about this drink apart from its name and […]
This rhubarb cake is the everyday cake you’ve been looking for! Perfect for teatime! While many of you are still battling snow storms we’ve been blessed with warmth, sunshine and blooming magnolias all over London! No, I am not trying to rub it in…please hear me out. We are usually the ones suffering from miserable […]
Well hello, I am so happy you stumbled upon my blog. I am Julia and Vikalinka is my space to share bits of my life with the world. Incidentally, much of my life is taken up by cooking, due to very hungry children and occasionally hungry husband, so you will become witnesses to my culinary endeavours if you choose to stay around.
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This falafel with tabouleh salad bowl is a game changer! What do you guys eat for lunch? I try to eat salads every day but I am only a human and I occasionally stumble and fall. Mostly because I am a flavour junkie and if something doesn’t live up to my standards, I find it […]
Because your holiday table needs this strawberry meringue cheesecake! The weather outside is positively springy and my mood matches it 100%. I think the fact that today we are packing for our holiday has something to do with it! We will be away for Easter but I wanted to bring you something special before we […]
These roasted carrots with garlicky lemon tahini sauce are a thing of beauty! I feel like I don’t share enough of side dishes, which is strange because in my opinion they often make the meal! I love vegetables and here is my promise to post more recipes including them. This recipe for roasted carrots is […]
This Tuna Noodle Casserole delivers a modern twist on the retro classic! A huge crowd pleaser! Thank you Arla Lactofree for sponsoring this post and keeping Vikalinka family pain free!! 🙂 I will never forget the day they placed my first born into my arms, almost 13 years ago. His pink cheeks, little stubby arms, […]
These Honey and Oats Granola Bars are miles tastier than the store bought ones!! Thank you Comvita Manuka Honey for sponsoring this recipe and keeping Vikalinka cooking! Do your kids eat school lunches or are you a packed lunch mom? Mine has always been turning their noses up at school lunches until Mitchell moved to […]
If you want a little escape from the mundane make this chicken in wine and mustard sauce! The inspiration for this Chicken in Wine and Mustard Sauce came from a French restaurant we visited in Prague. I always try to go for something less common, so I settled on rabbit in mustard sauce. Gasp!! My […]