• Main Dishes

    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…

  • Main Dishes,  Romanian Dishes

    Potato and chicken Stew-Tocanita de cartofi si pui

            Now that i am back from holiday i have my head full of my mum’s cooking(and belly). I think i put on around 3 kg while i was in Romania. Anyway i wanted to share with you one of my childhood favourite foods. My mum says that this dish was one of the only ones i used to eat! She use to sing me “Tocanita de cartofi toocanita de cartofi” just to make me eat it. So funny when i remember. The recipe is very simple and fast to do. You will need the below ingredients: 5 chicken breast halves, boneless / skinless(you can use chicken tights as…