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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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Pizza without yeast

by viviana on August 2, 2012 in Mains

My daughter requested pizza for dinner, so I decided to go for pizza with baking powder. Same thing as regular yeast pizza, the only difference being that you don’t need to wait 2 hours for the dough to grow.

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Hehe! My friend, Octavian will say that Google will get tired of reading the title of this post. I decided to keep it long like this because this is the way my Granny used to name this very traditional dish. Polenta (mamaliga in Romanian) is not hard to prepare. It takes only 20 minutes and it’s better than any bread (in my opinion). Mamaliga goes with cheese, sour cream, sausages, sarmale (cabbage meat rolls), and many other cooked or raw products. This is our family’s version.

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Butter potatoes

by viviana on March 22, 2012 in Mains,Ovo Lacto

There are so many ways to cook potatoes. My sweet daughter likes them fried or simply boiled with butter and parsley. Today I am going to tell you how you can make the nicest garnish for chicken in the fastest way possible. The only secret is to sprinkle a little more salt than usual. 

Another guest post from Octavian Logigan! Yes, this guy cooks a lot and has such a gift for writing about it :). Here is a new recipe:

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Just beautiful! Another guest post from my friend, Octavian who is really doing his best in teaching us how to prepare fast and delicious meals.

Ingredients: rye bread, butter, ground pepper, cheese, eggs, lemon, salt, stuffed green olives, pesto

Baked apples

by viviana on February 18, 2012 in Desserts

There is really no other quicker to make, more pleasant and with a better smell dessert in the world! I can prepare 3 apples in 5 minutes (and I am sure you can beat that!) and I only need to bake them in the oven for 45 minutes. Baked apples are perfect in winter because they give you a cozy and warm feeling. There is no place like home!

Ingredients: 3 large, beautiful, sweet apples, butter (50 g), sweet jam (3 teaspoons), 3 nuts (halves), sugar (50 g), raisins (3 tablespoons), vanilla extract (1/2 vial), whipped cream (for serving)

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Deep fried vegetable dumplings

by viviana on February 13, 2012 in Appetizers,Ovo Lacto

Totally enjoyed making deep fried dumplings for the first time in my life. For some reason you can all understand I felt the pleasure of watching Kung Fu Panda again! My daughter and I love that cartoon (especially the first one) and we both think it is full of good advice for grown ups and kids alike. Well, I for one was thinking of Kung Fu Panda because Panda’s father makes noodles and dumplings, but this is not the main part of the cartoon.

I have been dying to make some sort of stuffed something that looked like Chinese something, and I think that these deep fried vegetable dumplings are delightful! I am going to try to use other ingredients in the future: minced beef, some other vegetables, maybe some cheese paste. Anyway, for the time being take my word: they are wonderful! I ate 15 of them with soy sauce…

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