Recipes for Oksana’s cooking sessions


Many thanks to all the cooks from Youngstown Ohio and Mindy Sue Frazer who wrote the recipes down for all of those to follow. Oksana.

Oksana’s Green Salad Dressing Recipe


½ cup Olive Oil

2-3 T Balsamic Vinegar

Grated Garlic-1.5 cloves

Small Onion-cubed

½ lemon squeezed

2 T of brown mustard

Can add 1 spoon of honey

Mix above ingredients. Add to salad with sliced tomato and sliced red pepper.

Oksana’s Lentil Salad


1 bag (500gr) of red/orange lentils

3 T Walnuts-chopped

4 stalks of celery cubed

Hand-full of fresh Coriander-chopped

3 T Craisins-cut

¼ Cup of oil

¼ Lemon squeezed

3 T soy sauce

2 T Balsamic Vinegar

Grated Garlic

Salt to taste

1 sweet red pepper-cubed

1 sweet yellow pepper-cubed


Boil Lentils in water for 4 minutes. Rinse Lentils. They should be al dente or with “a little bone”.

Cool Lentils. Add above ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate.

Oksana’s Moroccan Carrots

1 bag of Carrots-boiled, drained and sliced.

1 Cup of Olive Oil

1 tsp. of red pepper (Paprika)

1 tsp. Cayenne pepper

1 tsp. Yemenite Hawaig Seasoning (or Cumin)

1½ grated garlic cloves

1 lemon squeezed

Hand full of Coriander-chopped

Dressing: Miz the Olive Oil, red pepper, Cayenne, Yemenite Hawaig Seasoning, garlic, lemon and coriander. Pour over hot carrots.

Oksana’s Quiche

Crust Ingredients:

4 Cups of Flour

1 Cup of Olive Oil

1 tsp. Kosher salt

½ tsp Nutmeg

Grated lemon zest

1½ Cups of yogurt

Crust Instructions:

Mix flour and oil. Add yogurt and mix. Add the salt, nutmeg, zest and mix.

Kneed Flour. Divide into two balls and roll. Add parchment paper to two 8 1/2 x 13 pans. Spread Olive Oil onto parchment paper. Cover lined pan with dough.

Quiche Filling-Broccoli:


1 Cup of Heavy Crème

4 eggs

1 bag (500 gr) of Broccoli, boiled

8 oz. grated cheddar cheese

½ block crumbled Feta cheese

½ tsp nutmeg


Add eggs to crème and mix with whisk. Add cheddar, Feta and broccoli to crème mixture. Pour into dough. Bake for 40 minutes at 400° F.

Sweet Potato Quiche Filling:


3 large sweet potatoes, boiled and cubed

1 cup of crème

4 eggs

1 tsp nutmeg

Ground pepper

8 oz. grated cheddar cheese

½ block crumbled Feta cheese

½ tsp nutmeg


Whisk crème and eggs. Add and mix with a spoon: the sweet potatoes, nutmeg and ground pepper to the crème and eggs.

Pour into the 2nd dough in lined pan. Bake for 40 minutes at 400° F.

Oksana’s Eggplant Salad


3 medium eggplants cubed

½ cup of lemon juice

½ Cup Olive Oil

Kosher salt to taste

Garlic sliced 4-5 cloves

Feta Cheese 100 gr – crumbled

Little bit of fresh mint-chopped

Little bit of fresh coriander or parsley – chopped


Pour oil, lemon juice and salt on eggplant.

Bake eggplant at 400°F for 20 min. or until browned to “look nice” in a dish lined with parchment paper and olive oil.

Add Feta, garlic and fresh herbs.



Oksana’s Magic Bread


5-6 Cups of Unbleached Flour

¾ Cups Olive Oil

5 Cups of water

4 pkgs. Of yeast

2 eggs

1 tsp Kosher salt

Crushed red pepper to taste

1 T Cilantro (or dried oregano or basil)

Blob of spicy brown mustard

Optional: honey, jalapeño or anything that peaks your interest.


Mix oil, flour and water. Add egg and mix. Add yeast and mix. Add salt, red pepper, Cilantro, mustard and dough. The texture of dough should be “wet” or “loose”.

In a parchment lined and oiled 8.5 x 13 pan, add the dough. Let the dough rise for 1 hour. Bake at 400° F for 30-40 min.


Oksana’s Chocolate Cupcakes

Makes 20-22 cupcakes


7 eggs- separated by whites and yokes (will use both ingredients)

2 cups of sugar

500 grams of dark chocolate

3 T. of flour

½ Cup. Olive Oil

2 T. ground nuts


1st bowl:

Wisk I cup of sugar and 7 yokes

2nd bowl:

Wisk 1 cup of sugar and 7 egg whites

3rd bowl:

Break up chocolate and melt in microwave for 1 minute. Stir.

Microwave another 1 to 2 minutes until melted. Add oil and nuts.

Mix with a spoon. Add flour to chocolate and nut mixture, mixing with spoon.

Mix the contents of three bowls with a spoon.

Fill cupcake liners ¼ full and bake in oven at 400° for approximately 8 minutes or until you see little cracking.

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