• Grilled Pepper Salad – Salata de ardei copti

     As promised and maybe a bit faster than i thought it will be here is the recipe for the Grilled Pepper Salad. This can be a hassle for some and opening a jar of grilled peppers might be better. But hear me when i say that none of the peppers found in the shops will taste better than this!! This is the way my mum and my grandmother use to cook it!! If you want just a one time salad and have no space to cool them in please use the quantities below. Otherwise you can multiple this how many times you want and store it in the fridge. In…

  • Eggplant Salad

    Eggplant salad – Salata de vinete

    I am Romanian and I always wanted to share with you a few of our traditional recipes. I think now is time to start and i would love to start with my sister’s favorite recipe – Salata de vinete- like we say in Romanian. I found that my husband doesn’t like this salad but it might be because he doesn’t enjoy eggplant anyway… So here you go..for this recipe we need: 2 medium eggplants, about 1-1.5 lbs(try and buy eggplants that are long and slim not round-it is easier to cook) 1tbsp. salt 1/2 cup olive oil the juice of 1 lemon 1/2 onion – chopped finely 8 black olive(optional if you…

  • Low Calorie Snacks

    No matter how much i try and to tell the truth quite often i just quit i don’t seem to lose weight as much as i wish i could! I am going to start this talk about dieting with a few tips about low calorie snacks. This is where i hit the worse! I eat healthy and little during my mealtimes but when it comes to snacking i fail. I believe that if I will try to keep the bad calorie foods or at least minimize them combined with exercise i will be able to loose weight soon…Maybe… So here are 10 low calorie snacks that i enjoy eating: 1.…

  • Muffins and cupcakes

    What is a Muffin? A small, cakelike bread that can be made with a variety of flours and often contains fruits and nuts. Most American-style muffins fall into the quick bread category and are leavened with either baking powder or baking soda. The yeast-raised type, such as the English muffin, is generally finer in texture. These small breads are usually made in a muffin pan (also called muffin tin), a special baking pan with 6 or 12 cup-shaped depressions that hold the muffin batter. Each standard muffin cup is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. There are also giant muffin pans with 3 1/4-inch cups, miniature muffin pans (gem pans)…

  • Nigella Chocolate banana muffins

    I know i rarely write down a recipe here but i bakes these wonderful muffins today and i thought i should share them with you as well. The recipe is so simple and easy and only ready to eat in line 30 minutes! Ingredients: 3 very ripe or overripe bananas 125 ml vegetable oil 2 eggs 100g  soft light brown sugar 225g plain flour 3x15ml tablespoons best quality cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Preheat oven to 200 grade Celsius and line a muffin tin with muffin cases. In a bowl mash the banana by hand ( this is how i done it ) or with a freestanding…