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Vlada Vladic Keeps Serbian Traditions Alive While Showing How to Eat Healthy

By November 15, 2013

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Serbian Potato-Stuffed Peppers
Serbian Potato-Stuffed Peppers
Vlada Vladic, used with permission.
I just saw a rerun of the 2010 Food Network Thanksgiving Family Face-Off, featuring Vlada Vladic from Temecula, Calif., who used her Serbian cooking skills to win the challenge. In addition to a turkey slathered with honey, butter, fresh oregano, salt, pepper and a little bacon, the native Serbian prepared sauerkraut with rice and bacon, veal schnitzel stuffed with prosciutto, goat cheese, baby Brie and parsley, fresh cranberry salad, a fire-roasted paprika (red pepper) salad, and a potato bake topped with bread crumbs. But the show stopper was apple strudel made with hand-pulled filo dough stretched to the size of a bed sheet. Check out the strudel-making technique here.

In addition to doing the art of Serbian cooking proud, Vladic has committed herself to preserving time-honored recipes while showing families how to cook and eat more healthfully. Check out her website Cooking and Kids for more recipes and ideas, including a walnut-peach jam strudel.

Vladic has shared her spin on a Serbian recipe for Potato-Stuffed Peppers or Paprike Punjene Krompirom. She ups the protein factor by adding albacore tuna. This is a perfect dish for Serbian Christmas Eve, which is Jan. 6.

Another recipe from Vladic is her Reform Torte. No one can seem to tell me how the name of this cake came to be. Does anyone know?

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February 15, 2011 at 12:30 am
(1) milica vladic says:

That my aunt no lie

April 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm
(2) Alessandro Ciciliani says:

My mother maiden name is Dubravka Vladic. She’s a daughter of Zivko Vladic. Are you a far relative perhaps ? Regards.

April 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm
(3) easteuropeanfood says:

Why not email Vlada Vladic directly — healthykids@cookingandkids.info. I’m sure she would be glad to answer your question about whether you are related.

April 12, 2011 at 11:44 pm
(4) Vlada says:

Thank you Barbara…

Best to Milica and Alessandro!

March 13, 2013 at 10:22 am
(5) Jovan says:

Postovana Vlado,
skuvaj ljudima crvene suve punjene posne paprike i napravi im ,, Prepec,, da vide kakva je to pita sa spanacem. Drago mi je da si uspela i da je srpska domaca kuhinja cenjena u Americi.

Najbolji pozdravi iz Srbije.
Dear Vlado
Boil people lean red peppers stuffed with dry and make them,, overdo, to see what kind of pie with spinach. I’m glad you made it and that the Serbian domestic cuisine appreciated in America.

Best wishes from Serbia.

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