• Chicken meatballs in tomato sauce

    My girls love meatballs but as the beef taste is different over here i thought i would try and make meatballs with chicken instead. It was a very good idea so now i decided that it will be good to share the recipe with you my readers too. Ingredients: For the meatballs: 500 g of chicken tights 3 eggs 2 tbsp greek yogurt 1 small zucchini grated 1 small onion 1-2 cloves of garlic 1 slice of bread without crust and soaked in milk a handful of parsley and dill 2-3 tbsp of olive oil salt & pepper if you wish;i prefer not to add them as i feed little…

  • Chicken Kebabs – Romanian style

    As you can imagine as the whole family got together in the last couple of weeks we had lots of BBQ’s! I am sure i told you before that i love having BBQ’s as i get to relax in the garden while the boys are taking care of the meat and the ladies are chilling and chatting. One of my favourite BBQ dishes is Chicken Kebabs – simple and tasty. Ingredients: 600 g chicken breast 2 white onions 2 small zucchini 2 green peppers 8-10 mushrooms 150 ml of milk dehydrated garlic paprika salt pepper warm water 8-9 sticks Put sticks to soak in cold water for 30 minutes. This…

  • Mushroom Salad

    A Charcoal Challenge

    It’s summer. It’s hot so it means that is time for BBQ’s! We love BBQ’s in our family. My dad thinks of himself as a BBQ master and so is my husband. I think all men think of themselves as being BBQ masters isn’t it? LOL Thanks to Moneysupermarket last week we had a proper BBQ feast.For us when we have a BBQ means that is time to spend precious moments with the family. We enjoy spending time with each other and we enjoy the meat and salads prepared.The men(my dad and my hubby) usually sit around the BBQ cooking meat and us the ladies (my mum, my sister, myself and the girls)…

  • Sarmale(cabbage stuffed with mince) – a traditional romanian dish

      What you can see above is how my hubby eats sarmale.   Sarmale is THE Signature dish for Romania.   Every time we visit home or my mum visits us in London she makes us a batch of  “sarmale”. And when i say a batch i am talking about 100. So what are the “sarmale”? Stuff cabbage or vine leaves with mince.   This time around my mum cooked them with sweet cabbage. Ingredients: – 1 white cabbage -1kg. minced meat (beef/pork+beef) -2 fine chopped onions -2 tablespoons of rice -2 tablespoons of tomato sauce -salt,pepper,crushed dill Preparation: In a big bowl mix the mince of your choice with…

  • Perfect roast chicken

    This is the best way to roasts chicken. The meat just falls of the bone is that good. Ingredients: – 2.25 kg free range chicken – 55 g of butter – 1 lemon quartered – 125 ml of white wine – Thai spices from Gourmet Garden – salt and pepper Preheat the oven to 220C. Wash the chicken well and get rid of all the bit that you don’t need like the end of the chicken wings and legs. Dry it after with kitchen paper inside and out. Place the chicken in a roasting tin. In a bowl soften the butter with a fork and mix in the Thai spices…

  • Pasties with leftovers mince

    This last week I’ve been watching a program call Superscrimpers on Channel 4. There are lots of frugal advices but one I really liked tip about leftover pasties. One of the super crimpers (can’t recall her name) advice us to make pasties if we have leftover mince. As it happens I had some leftover mince in the fridge from a chilli i made earlier in the week and some short crust pastry so I tried it. It was a success! If you didn’t watch the program then and would like to try making this then here is what you need: – short crust pastry – leftover mice Make little parcels…

  • Beef stew

    Hubby bought me a couple of new cook books for Mother’s Day so last weekend i decided to cook this beef stew for us. Unfortunately i didn’t have the exact ingredients but i tweaked and replaced whatever i didn’t have and it become this new yummy stew that both hubby and daughter loved. Ingredients: 1.3 kg boneless braising steak cut into 5 cm pieces 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 onions chopped 3 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 litre beef stock 3 carrots cut in 2.5 cm chunks 2 green peppers cut into slices 900 g of potatoes preferably Maris Piper cut into large chunks 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp dried…