Eliza & Arthur’s Gothic dinner

by viviana on April 23, 2013 in Festive,Mains

This is a guest post from Arthur Mayer, the cook of a wonderful Romanian/German/American dinner (including my Granny’s “Little Slippers” and a nice Romanian Merlot), and the gifted author of its description. Arthur and his friend, Eliza are from the US and they are lovers of Gothic/industrial music, just like me. Please note that Arthur also wrote what the soundtrack of the evening was!

I met Arthur on Facebook and I was very happy when he chose to cook my dear Granny’s “Little slippersin his cozy American home. Here is a beautiful description of the dinner with Arthur’s photos. Enjoy!

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Braised beef, mushrooms and olives

by viviana on April 11, 2013 in Mains

Beef is easy to cook if you know one trick: how to tenderize the meat using baking soda! So, here is a new beef recipe for all cooking enthusiasts :).

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I often cook stuffed mushrooms. Here, here and here are my other versions of “Stuffed mushrooms”. Today’s recipe is really simple and fast.

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Baked stuffed eggplant (“Little slippers”)

by viviana on April 3, 2013 in Mains

This is one of my favorite posts ever because my Granny loved cooking this dish for me and she used to call it “Little Slippers”. As you know by now I learned how to cook from my dear Granny, Victoria Paladi. I helped her in the kitchen for a long time, and then roles changed and she started helping me cook – in all, 33 years of sharing the pleasure of cooking together. I miss my Granny every second of my life and I feel she still lives with us. I feel she watches over me and she loves me still. I will always love my Granny.

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Baked stuffed trout

by viviana on March 21, 2013 in Mains

Trout is a delicious fish and along with salmon is very frequently served on our table. It is easy to cook and very healthy. Follow a few simple steps to a gorgeous baked stuffed trout recipe.

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Vegetable and sausage quick lunch

by viviana on February 26, 2013 in Appetizers,Mains

I am not a professional cook and never pretended or wanted to be one. I express myself in many ways (from my teaching style to the way I wear my clothes, from the way I capture life through my Nikon lens to the way I cook for my family) and I put a lot of love and passion in everything I do. My entire life is about passion, caring, love and sharing what I feel and what I’ve learned. “Cooking with Vivi” is my statement about love for my family. I cook for my family almost every day and from time to time I choose to share the recipes and photos with my readers. Most of you are busy ladies who are looking for easy recipes and that je ne sais quoi that makes a lunch or dinner more enjoyable. Today I am sharing a simple recipe of vegetables and sausage that my daughter liked very much. Enjoy and try at home!

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Green pepper, onion and soy sauce chicken

by viviana on January 28, 2013 in Chicken,Mains

Just another easy chicken and vegetables recipe, this time with soy sauce. Wanna show your family you love them? Cook a nice dinner and serve it with passion :).

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I cooked chicken schnitzel before, and today I decided to prepare a slightly more complicated yet delicious turkey version of the schnitzel. Follow the instructions and you will show real love to you dear ones :).

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Baked turkey thigh and butter potatoes

by viviana on January 19, 2013 in Mains

Turkey is a very affordable meat and it cooks almost as fast as chicken. As I wanted the dinner to be ready as fast as possible, I cut the large turkey thigh in small strips (3-5 cm long). Here is the recipe.

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Sour cream vegetable soup

by viviana on January 14, 2013 in Ovo Lacto,Soups

A cream of vegetable soup is a beautiful dish, either for lunch or dinner. I’ve cooked a nice cream of vegetable soup before and today I am presenting a new simpler version of it. Please follow the really easy steps and enjoy!

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