traditional romanian dishes

Eliza & Arthur’s Gothic dinner

by viviana on April 23, 2013 in Festive,Mains

This is a guest post from Arthur Mayer, the cook of a wonderful Romanian/German/American dinner (including my Granny’s “Little Slippers” and a nice Romanian Merlot), and the gifted author of its description. Arthur and his friend, Eliza are from the US and they are lovers of Gothic/industrial music, just like me. Please note that Arthur also wrote what the soundtrack of the evening was!

I met Arthur on Facebook and I was very happy when he chose to cook my dear Granny’s “Little slippersin his cozy American home. Here is a beautiful description of the dinner with Arthur’s photos. Enjoy!

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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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Sour cream vegetable soup

by viviana on January 14, 2013 in Ovo Lacto,Soups

A cream of vegetable soup is a beautiful dish, either for lunch or dinner. I’ve cooked a nice cream of vegetable soup before and today I am presenting a new simpler version of it. Please follow the really easy steps and enjoy!

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Clay pot baked chicken with vegetables

by viviana on December 16, 2012 in Chicken,Mains

More chicken recipes! Yes! We eat a lot of chicken :). Please follow the steps of this extremely simple chicken recipe. Enjoy!

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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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Beautiful food photographs by Viviana Ball (4)

by viviana on November 11, 2012 in Salads,Stats

Cooking with Vivi is 9 months old! Our baby is growing stronger every day. I am celebrating my love and passion for cooking with a collection of food photographs that made me happy. I enjoyed cooking the meals and taking these photographs, I loved every bit of light in every picture below! This is the first post, I will keep publishing photos for a few days. Enjoy my friends, and if you like my work, please share this post and the ones coming later! Love, Vivi

 Today salads only!

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Baked mushrooms

by viviana on April 6, 2012 in Appetizers,Mains,Ovo Lacto

Mushrooms are healthy, rich and tasty. I believe that mushrooms, peas and beans can easily replace meat and, in my opinion, even taste better. Here is a traditional Romanian recipe for baked mushrooms. Note that I bought huge mushrooms at Kaufland and that made my life so much easier. Try to find big mushrooms when you want to prepare baked mushrooms, because it takes less time to clean and peel them.

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