Welcome to the Ovo Lacto section on Cooking with Vivi!

Not vegetarian, but light and filling dishes cooked with love and passion, vegetables, eggs, butter, vegetable oil and other non-meat ingredients. Spend just a small amount of time in the kitchen and enjoy great healthy, fresh, cholesterol free homemade food with you dear ones.

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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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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Butter baked mushrooms

by viviana on November 7, 2012 in Appetizers,Ovo Lacto

We love succulent mushrooms, especially baked in the oven and seasoned with salt and pepper. Here is the simplest recipe possible!

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My sweet daughter does not exactly like beetroot by itself. So I thought I should surprise her with a beautiful salad, and maybe she’d eat the beetroot, too. And so she did! She loved the mix of corn, parsley, ham and egg with a centerpiece of beetroot with horseradish paste. Check this out, it’s all about being creative!

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Halloween pancakes

by viviana on October 31, 2012 in Desserts,Festive,Ovo Lacto

The easiest way to keep a 12 year old lady and her great grandfather entertained on Halloween is to have them help you cook! We decided to go for theme pancakes this year, and we hope you’ll like our designs :). The ingredients and quantities are the same as for 5-6 pancakes, but you need to be a little more creative than usual. Try this on Halloween, you won’t be sorry!

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Another festive salad added to the Festive food section on Cooking with Vivi. It makes me happy and proud to see how much my daughter enjoys the food I cook for her. She has this absolutely sweet and delightful reaction when she sees the platter waiting for her on the table: she is literally swept off her feet and she shouts for joy! I need no other motivation to prepare exciting dishes for her!

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Almost perfect scrambled eggs

by viviana on October 18, 2012 in Breakfast,Ovo Lacto

Why “almost perfect”? Because nothing is absolutely perfect, and I am sure that I’ll somehow improve this recipe in the future :). I made omelet or scrambled eggs before, so if you want to take a look you are one click away from recipe 1, recipe 2, recipe 3.

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Butter lemon cauliflower

by viviana on October 12, 2012 in Mains,Ovo Lacto

I love cauliflower, but my daughter can’t stand its smell! So I cook it when she is not at home ;). Here is the simplest recipe of boiled butter lemon cauliflower.

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Among other traditional dishes, mashed eggplant is very popular in Romania. It is usually served with chopped onion and tomatoes. I made mashed eggplant and a separate tomato, cucumber, olive, onion and parsley salad. Here they are!

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Cheese, olive and tomato snack

by viviana on August 23, 2012 in Ovo Lacto,Salads

I am a strong advocate of food design. I think that there is no one on this planet who can resist a beautifully designed dish. I was showing a smart 17 year old lady some photos I took on March 8, 2012 in our office, when we celebrated Women’s Day (link here) and she told me: “you can feel the taste of the sweets in these photos”.

I agree. There are platters of food that just make your mouth water. There are cakes and pastry in window shops that just make you die to have one! Here is a beautiful salad I arranged for my daughter. She had it for breakfast, but it can be served at any time of the day.

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