Anastasia Movie Night

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It’s #Movienightfriday and we are transporting back into time, into another sad time in Russian history, with Anastasia. Anastasia is a beautifully rendered and was pulled from Disney + due to the Ukranian/Russian War that is currently going on. You can find the DVD for cheap.

We took the time to first understand what is going on in current events, then we spoke of the real Romanov family. Unfortunately, their end was brutal and not as mysterious as the movie and the myths/legend thought to have been.

Then we mapped Russia, took a virtual tour then made traditional dishes to get to know the culture a bit more.

We hope you enjoy it and sing along just as much as we did.


Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine

vegan mushroom stroganoff over gluten-free noodles in white bowl

This easy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff is made in just 20 minutes! Creamy and hearty, this satisfying meatless dinner is gluten-free, dairy-free, allergy-free, made in 1 pot with just 8 ingredients! Serve this healthy recipe over your favorite gluten-free pasta, rice, or potatoes for some quick and simple comfort food your family will love!” – Rebecca

Vegan Sour Cream Recipe – Strength & Sunshine

vegan sour cream in a bowl with metal spoon

Learn how to make Vegan Sour Cream with just 2 ingredients! Thick and creamy, perfectly tangy dairy-free sour cream is the perfect substitute for regular sour cream! An easy and quick homemade recipe that’s gluten-free, allergy-free, has no nuts, soy, or oil, and is made from scratch in 2 minutes! A budget-friendly replacement to always have in your fridge!” – Rebecca

Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff (With Egg Noodles) – One Carefree Cook

Chicken stroganoff in a bowl.

“Instant pot chicken stroganoff is a one-pot meal with bite-sized boneless chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce. The egg noodles are cooked right along with the other ingredients in the pot, and the whole dish comes together in 30 minutes. A quick and easy dinner for busy weeknights that everyone will love!” – Saima

Russian Vinegret Salad – Little Sunny Kitchen

Russian Vinegret Salad in a white bowl

“Vinegret salad is a traditional Russian beet salad that is naturally vegan, healthy, and filling. The main ingredient in this salad is beets, so it has a distinctive vibrant pink color. It’s simple and easy to make, and the dressing is made with basic ingredients that you already have in your kitchen.” – Diana

Russian Borscht Soup – Little Sunny Kitchen

A bowl of Russian Borscht soup placed on a traditional Russian tray

“Borscht soup is traditional Russian beet soup. It’s a hearty soup packed with vitamins and nutrients and has a distinctive vibrant red color. This is the original Russian recipe from my Mother.” – Diana

Russian Cinnamon Buns (Plushki) – Little Sunny Kitchen

Sweet and fluffy Russian cinnamon sugar buns recipe (Plushki). Perfect for any tea party!

Sweet and fluffy Russian cinnamon buns that are perfect for any tea party!” – Diana

Russian Rose Bread (Braided Cinnamon Wreath) – Little Sunny Kitchen

Cinnamon Wreath

A Russian braided cinnamon wreath that my Grandmother used to bake for us…” – Diana

Russian Herring Under Fur Coat Layered Salad – Little Sunny Kitchen

Russian Herring Under Fur Coat Layered Salad

An interesting layered salad that every Russian grew up with!” – Diana

Golubtsi Recipe (Easy Russian Stuffed Cabbage) – Babaganoosh

Golubtsi stuffed with ground beef and rice on a plate.

“Whether you call these golubtsi, golabki, golumpki, or simply Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, you’re going to love this classic Eastern European dinner. This recipe is the perfect combination of beef, rice, cabbage baked in a tasty tomato sauce. Hearty, delicious, and full of healthy ingredients!” – Kate

Russian Beet Salad with Feta – Babaganosh

“A classic Russian appetizer, this version of the creamy Russian Beet Salad has feta cheese and chopped toasted walnuts for extra flavor and crunch.” – Kate

Syrniki Recipe – Russian Cheese Pancakes – Babaganosh

Syrniki Russian Cheese Pancakes with blueberry sauce

“An easy Syrniki recipe: make these delicious, pillowy-soft, Russian cheese pancakes for a tasty breakfast treat. Serve these with syrup like traditional American pancakes, or with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt and a spoonful of fruit preserves.” – Kate

Draniki (Deruny or Potato Fritters) – Babaganosh

Fried draniki on a black plate

“Draniki, also known as Deruny or Latkes, are a favorite comfort food. Draniki are potato fritters made from whole grated potatoes and fried until golden brown. Serve these with a dollop of sour cream or lime crema, or with apple sauce like traditional latkes.” – Kate

Chicken Hearts with Mushrooms and Onions – Babaganosh

Chicken hearts with sauteed mushrooms and mashed potatoes on a plate.

“This chicken hearts recipe with sautéed mushrooms and onions might just turn you into a chicken hearts fan! This dish is incredibly easy to make in under 30 minutes with just 5 main ingredients and has loads of flavor. It’s naturally gluten-free and nutritious.” – Kate

Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon – Babaganosh

sauteed cabbage and bacon on a plate

“This recipe of Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon is so easy to make and surprisingly crazy delicious even though it uses just a few ingredient” – Kate

MAKARONY PO-FLOTSKY – Pandemonium Noshery

“Makaroni Po Flotski translates to Macaroni of the Navy. It was a frequent dish for the Russian navy; when out to sea and rations were difficult it was a way to take simple ingredients and combine them into a delicious whole. Because of the ease and deliciousness of the dish it eventually caught on for home cooks. I can’t think of a single person that isn’t interested in a dish that is delicious, economical, and easy to prepare. I love to be a bit extra and made some meals that are whatever the opposite of all of those are, but sometimes that doesn’t work. Sometimes you just want something easy.  This is a great way to use us leftover pork, I love making it the night after a roast. But even without that it makes for an easy dinner even if you cook pork from scratch, since it can be made the night before.” – Juli

MANNIK – Pandemonium Noshery

“This semolina cake was so delicious I ended up making a second one as soon as we ate the first. The dark brown sugar gives it a slight caramel flavor perfectly balanced by the kefir. This recipe comes from Together: Our Community Cookbook. After hearing about it, and loving the idea of a multicultural community cookbook, especially one for charity, I picked one up for a gift exchange with a group of friends. I ended up loving the book so much I immediately bought one for my daughter and a third for a friend.” – Juli

Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting (Russian Buttercream) – Partylicious

Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting on cupcake

“Also known as Russian buttercream, this easy sweetened condensed milk frosting uses only two ingredients and can be made in 15 minutes! ” – Sophia


medovik tort on a cake stand with a slice of cake on a white plate

“This Medovik tort Russian honey layer cake is a unique birthday or celebration cake. Layered with thin honey cakes and whipped sour cream frosting makes for a deliciously soft and satisfying cake.” – Amanda

Reuben Dip – Spend with Pennies

Casserole dish with Reuben Dip

“Reuben Dip is a party favorite all year long!” – Holly

Salmon Coulibiac Recipe – Healthy Recipes 101

is this recipe healthy

“We made today’s salmon coulibiac recipe as a guide to a brilliant dinner party idea. This amazing fish pie certainly is a great choice for special occasions and holidays to impress your party guests.” – Luna

Cabbage Soup Recipe – Healthy Recipes 101

Cabbage Soup Recipe

“A simple method and everyday ingredients come together to make our cabbage soup recipe accessible and ready in less than 30 minutes. Though it may sound it, the soup isn’t bland at all; the cabbage and carrots bathe in a dynamic tomato-based broth.” – Luna

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