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Potato stew (easy recipe)

by viviana on September 27, 2012 in Mains

I made potato stew in the past, and it was always very tasty. However, I was determined to try it again, and prepare it faster. So here is the simplified version of my potato stew, with less ingredients, less effort and more love!

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As you know by now, my daughter simply loves vegetables. Cooking for her is a challenge and a delight at the same time. There is no better reward in this world than her saying: “E buuuuuuun!/It’s goooooood”! Mothers around the world, you know what I mean <3.

Yesterday we bought some smoked chicken breast (she loves it) so I decided to tempt her with a nicely arranged breakfast. This is what I made:

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I had to make something really nice for my daughter and a friend this morning. The 2 little girls love vegetables, so I thought I could trick them into something more than just some green stuff ;). So:

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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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Vegetable stew (fennel)

by viviana on February 6, 2012 in Mains,Ovo Lacto

There are so many ways to cook vegetables. One of my favorite dishes is vegetable stew. This time I used fennel, a vegetable that is not popular in Romania and I can find it only in Kaufland supermarkets.

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