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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 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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Romanian Christmas dinner (2012)

by viviana on December 25, 2012 in Festive,Mains

I enjoyed cooking and preparing all these dishes big time! Every Christmas is a great opportunity for all Romanian cooks to show their creativity and love for old Romanian Christmas traditions. Here are a few mouthwatering and splendid looking dishes. Enjoy!

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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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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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Rice vermicelli pasta with beef and tomato sauce

by viviana on September 24, 2012 in Mains

I love rice vermicelli pasta because of its immaculate color and light taste. Here is a tasty dish you can cook in less than an hour: pasta with beef and tomato sauce.

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Oven baked salmon

by viviana on September 21, 2012 in Mains

I cook salmon pretty often; I like its texture, taste, flavor and, of course, the fact that it cooks very fast. The oven baked salmon takes 1 hour in total.

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Veal sour soup (2)

by viviana on August 8, 2012 in Soups

I am so glad to be able to post a new slightly changed recipe for “Veal sour soup”. Here is the first recipe. It was equally good, but a little bit more difficult to prepare, so try this one if you are in a hurry.

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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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