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Moldavian Chorba Soup. A Low Carb Recipe
Moldova or Moldavia is a former USSR republic and now a new independent state in Southeast Europe. Historically, its culture is the result of many influences such as from Greece, Turkey, and Slavic peoples. All these circumstances are reflected in Moldavian cuisine, which, however, has its own culinarytraditions. For example, there are famous Moldavian corn meal dishes, stuffed vegetables, fermented vegetables, and dishes with Feta.
Chorba Soup1lb. Beef
1 c string or green beans, cut into1' pieces
1/4 head cabbage
1 onion, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
1 parsley (stalk, leaves, and root), chopped
1 celery (stalk, leaves, and root), chopped
1 leek(stalk, leaves, and root), chopped
1/2 ts paprica powder
Kvas to taste
Sour cream for garnish
In a soup pot, pour just enough cold water to cover the beef. Boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 1.5 hours. Remove and reserve the beef. Add beans, cabbage, onion, the roots, and carrot. Simmer for 30 minutes more. Add the greens and Kvas, boil for 1/2 minute. Serve with sour cream.
Kvas is traditional and very popular Slavic beverage belonging to the categoryof fermented foods. In the process of fermentation practically all carbohydratesare being transformed to CO2 by friendly bacteria giving the beverage carbonatedtexture and many valuable nutrients while removing sugars.
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