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Bruschette reloaded (attempt 3)!

by viviana on August 4, 2012 in Appetizers,Ovo Lacto

 

My daughter really likes bruschette. Here are my previous attempt number 1 and attempt number 2 to prepare this wonderful Italian appetizer.

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Mango and garlic fajitas

by viviana on July 14, 2012 in Guests,Mains,Ovo Lacto

A brand new and extremely exciting recipe from Octavian, my BFF! Check out the…Fajitas!!! All photos and text courtesy of Octavian 🙂

This is a quick and refreshing recipe you could make a healthy and unpretentious dinner of; I tried it once for myself and once for my boyfriend and it was definitely well received. It’s easy to make, ingredients can be changed to suit your taste.

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Lemon and garlic chicken liver

by viviana on July 10, 2012 in Chicken,Mains

Totally loved the chicken liver cooked in butter! It’s the best way to cook chicken liver, because if you cook them right they are tender inside and crispy outside. Check out this absolutely fantastic dish!

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This recipe breaks a few rules, so don’t expect the regular directions for grilling vegetables. I always take the liberty to try new things in the kitchen, although I always follow what my Granny has taught me since I was 6. All these adjustments are aimed at cooking healthier and tastier food for my daughter.

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This is the second type of bruschette (here is the first one) we can quickly cook in the evening, when we get home. They take 5-10 min and they are delicious. Check out the recipe!

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Baked chicken wings on potato bed

by viviana on May 14, 2012 in Chicken,Mains

Yes, chicken and potatoes again! The reason why this blog is for women with a sense of cooking and not for professional cooks is pretty obvious by now, ay? I love sharing my recipes because I can guarantee they are easy and fast. Key words for my blog: fast cooking, cooking at home, Romanian cuisine, Romanian recipes! So, in case you forget the address of this blog, simply type one of the phrases above and you will be directed to the site. Too much talk, let’s start cooking!

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My daughter is a bruschette fan, so today a post about them! You know by now that I cook to impress my daughter and to teach her bits and pieces about healthy food and cooking for your family. All I cook is simple and unsophisticated. I like to eat out, and when I really like something I have at a restaurant, I like to try it at home. Sometimes I check Sanda Marin’s “bible” for Romanian recipes, and sometimes I check the Internet for tips.

I have recently discovered I have a “soul sister” in the United States! Mia (@Mia’s Domain) cooks with passion and love and she has learned everything from her Grandmother (see the resemblance?).

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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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Spaghetti and meatballs

by viviana on April 24, 2012 in Mains

Romanian housemakers cook a lot of dishes based on minced meat, pork being the most popular of all. I can still remember the meatballs in sauce that my Granny used to make for me when I was a child, but I have to admit that I liked the mashed potatoes that came with the sauce better. Hoping that my daughter and the 3 other guests we had over for lunch last weekend would enjoy spaghetti with the meatballs, I tried to make a really nice and filling meal for all of us.

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Mushroom stew with white sauce

by viviana on April 22, 2012 in Mains

A piece of advice: always think twice before you throw food away! Today I am happy to present my mushroom stew recipe. I prepared it with the mushroom stems I used when I cooked stuffed mushrooms.

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