• Romanian bean soup #recipe

    Romanian bean soup

    The bean soup – “Ciorba de fasole” – is probably one of the most traditional dishes in Romania. It’s easy to make and everybody knows how to do it. Women anyway. Ingredients for about 4 portions: -250 g white beans; -a big onion; -one big carrot; -one small parsnip; -one small celery root; -one red pepper; -one tsp of sweet paprika; -one tbsp of tomato paste(optional) – a pinch of dried thyme; -salt; -3 tbsp of oil; Wash the beans and put them to boil. The water just needs to cover slightly the beans and no more. Boil until the skin starts to become wrinkled. At that point change the…

  • Chicken with tomato sauce and garlic

    My daughter loves ketchup and everything that resembles it. So to try and give my daughter a better meal I am trying to replicate it in as many ways as possible. This is how I came up with this recipe below. The chicken can be served with mash potato, rice or even oven potatoes. Anything your child wants its good. Ingredients: Chicken legs Peeled garlic Passata Olive oil Red wine Pepper Salt Herbs As you can see I didn’t give you any quantities as you just need to cook as many chicken legs as you need. For the 3 of us 3 were enough. So while the oven is getting…

  • Chicken and rice with vegetables

    Time for another recipe my lovelies! Chicken and rice was one of my favourite dishes when I was a child. My mum told me that was the only thing I wanted to eat! So tis is nevertheless pretty much a replica of my mum recipe but of course with my twist. I tried to cook it a little bit healthier though. So here is what I done. Ingredients: – 2 tbsp of oil; – half of medium onion diced; – chicken legs; – 1 cup of rice; – 3 cups of chicken stock; – frozen vegetables: carrot,broccoli,peas; – seasonings; Rice: Take a shallow pan and add a couple of tablespoons…

  • Italian chicken #recipe

    Italian chicken with nature potatoes

    A couple of weeks ago i went out to Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Westfield with some of my fellow bloggers. While there I ate some chicken with olives and tomatoes and it was superb. Last week I was really keen to try and replicate the dish just by using my “head” and hint the actual ingredients. I could’ve just look for the recipe but I settled myself a challenge and opted not too. I have to say I was scared but in a way trusted my “cooking skills”and went for it! You can read below what I came out with!   First I did call the recipe “Italian” but really…

  • Meatballs my way

    Recently my daughter start refusing eating vegetables! I guess this is a toddler thing and just a phase but in the meantime I need to think of ways to give my daughter some vegetables. This is why I decided to make these meatballs on Sunday! My daughter loves meatballs so they were a success. Ingredients: – 150 gr. of mince beef; – 1 small courgette; – 1 carrot; – 1 small onion; – 2 cloves of garlic; – salt and pepper; – a bunch of parsley Put all the ingredients besides the mince in a mixer and pulse until smooth. At the end put the vegetable mixture on top of…

  • Daddy cooks with M Savers

    My hubby is not the best cook in the world but he can do quite good sometimes. He makes the best steak and potato pie! After we shopped at Morrisons he decided that he should also give the MSavers recipes a chance. Also he really enjoy eating the Meatballs in tomato sauce with spaghetti that i cooked thank to the recipes on Morrisons website.So last week he decided to make burgers. This is not a MSavers recipe but the ingredients he used were from the MSavers range and he used the method shown on Morrisons website. My husband used the beef and pork mice that i used for the meatballs but of course you can use only…

  • Cooking liver

    Since I moved to England I haven’t eaten a great deal of liver. At the moment I can’t really eat because I am pregnant. Even though in Romania women eat liver and pâté during pregnancy. I am craving some at the moment only….until now only the thought of it use to make me cringe, I guess it has to do more with my sense of smell and so on. But before I was pregnant I only bought liver occasionally as hubby doesn’t like. Today looking through the pictures I took with food over the time I discovered the ones below and I remembered that I never actually posted the recipe.…