carrots

Mushroom, carrot and onion stew

by viviana on December 11, 2012 in Mains

I like to use all parts of a mushroom, so after cooking delicious  “Butter baked mushrooms” I decided to make a nice “Mushroom stem and carrot stew”. Check out one of the easiest recipes ever.

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Vegetable stew and sausages

by viviana on June 4, 2012 in Mains

This is just another quick and easy recipe.

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Baked turkey leg

by viviana on April 26, 2012 in Mains

I can still remember the first time I came up with the idea we should cook an entire stuffed turkey (as I learned about Thanksgiving from a book). I told my Granny we should cook turkey the way the Brits do, and we did! It was grand!

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Vegetable sour soup with bacon

by viviana on April 20, 2012 in Soups

Cooking sour soup in Romania is like cooking pasta in Italy. There are some dishes that a Romanian housemaker needs to excel at, and sour soup is definitely one of them.

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Baked Dorada on vegetable bed

by viviana on February 13, 2012 in Mains

I cook dorada very often. After cooking salmon for a very long time (baked, with or without vegetables, with or without cheese, etc) I have decided to cook dorada instead, as it is less fat and has white flesh. Here is a lovely recipe of fish on a vegetable bed that takes quite a while to cook, but the reward is stunning!

Ingredients: 2 dorada fish, 1 large potato, half a red bell pepper, 4 small carrots, 4 small tomatoes, 2 large onions, 4 garlic cloves, olive oil (4 tablespoons), water (1 large cup), salt, basil, juice of 1 lemon

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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Potato stew

by viviana on February 9, 2012 in Mains

Every time I cook potato stew I think of summer :). My Granny used to cook it on hot summer days. I remember coming back from the beach and smell the stew from downstairs. The secret? Well, add some smoked sausages or rashers of pork ham and the stew will smell and taste like heaven.

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Cream of vegetable soup

by viviana on February 2, 2012 in Ovo Lacto,Soups

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to have some very nice cream of vegetable soup at the Italian restaurant in Feeria (Baneasa mall). It was balanced and tasty. I wanted to try and make something similar myself, especially that I had many carrots and potatoes.

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