Category: Mains

Lazy cabbage rolls or cabbage and meat stew on a white plate

Lazy Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls – what’s not to love? But what do you do when it is Monday night, no Latvian deli in sight, and no energy to cook? Needless to say,...

Stuffed peppers

Stuffed peppers

In Latvia stuffed peppers are usually made with green Hungarian paprika. Paprika hits the market stalls in late summer, and pretty much every household will have stuffed peppers on the...

Latvian meatloaf (fake hare)

False hare and cucumber salad

Commonly known in Latvia as “Viltotais zaķis” (literally False hare, also known as Falscher Hase), and everywhere else in the world as a meatloaf, it is a dish that shows...

cabbage-rolls-carrot sauce

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls (kāpostu tīteņi) is one of those dishes that many like to eat but deem to challenging to make. Not so long ago I belonged to this category, however,...

sauteed sauerkraut stoveti kaposti

Sauteed Sauerkraut

Sauteed sauerkraut (štovēti kāposti) is my “must-have” Christmas dish. Ever since I can remember, my grandma would spend most of the December 24 in the kitchen boiling, frying and sauteing...

Kotletes (Latvian Meatballs)

There is one thing that always puzzles me – why would Australians eat sandwiches for lunch? To me sandwich is breakfast (just simple cheese or ham and butter on rye)...