• Vitamin Salad

    Today a very quick and healthy recipe from the romanian repertoire…Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 carrot 1 medium celery root 2 small cucumbers 1 big apple 3 nice tomatoes 5 – 6 ripe plums (or 2 – 3 tablespoons of pitted sour cherries) ½ cup sour cream juice from ½ lemon 1 teaspoon confectioner’s sugar saltClean the carrot and celery root, julienne, place in a salad bowl, add thinly sliced cucumbers and apple, peeled, seeded and sliced tomatoes, sliced plums or pitted sour cherries. Mix everything with the sour cream to which you added lemon juice, sugar and salt, just before serving.

  • Country Style Salad – Salata taraneasca

     So another day another recipe for a romanian salad. It seems that now is tradition…. This recipe is so simple! When i was little i use to help my grandmother prepare it. Ingredients: 2 eggs hard boiled and cooled 2 large boiling potatoes – peeled and sliced 2 green peppers cored and sliced 2 tomatoes , sliced 1 large onion peeled and sliced salt and pepper to taste 6 ripe black olives 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 recipe vinaigrette(in another post) Peel and slice eggs. Keep them cool. Boil the sliced potaoes just until they become soft about 15 minutes. Don’t over cook them. Let them cool in the fridge. Place…

  • 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…

  • Radical hair do…

      My poor baby daughter… her hair was transformed last night! She went from having a beautiful fringe like this(when i started it was a bit longer though…):   to have a very short and ugly fringe…   Mommy only hope is that her her will grow fast enough for my lil’ daughter not to remember… Mummy loves you very much Kara I guess that in this case mummy was a little bit naughty and not Kara! I have to say that she is never naughty(even though you might be able to see the pen sign on the wall just behind Kara)! She might be cheecky..but not naughty!    …

  • Potty Training Off the table

    Yes for now for at least another month or so potty training is off the table for my lil’ daughter! She is just not prepared i guess or i am too weak to actually do it with her. Maybe the fact that i am working has something to do with it as well?!?! At nursery they are saying that she will come around at some point… Well she was sitting on the toilet and potty but not doing anything for around two weeks or so.. Then she started saying that she doesn’t want poo poo so she is now refusing to sit on it altogether! Probably i should push her…

  • 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.…