• 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…

  • Sweet cabbage with pork

    Since i came home i’ve been eating a lot more Romanian food rather than english style food. The main reason is the fact that i am here and the other that i can’t really cook(standing is difficult when you have only one healthy leg. But i enjoy helping mum prepare food and earing the food too of course. Today i have for you another traditional romanian recipe – ‘Sweet cabbage with pork’. Ingredients: 5-6 pieces of pork steak 1 big onion finely chopped 1 medium-big white cabbage cut finely a small box of tomato sauce(or a couple of tbsp of tomato paste disolved in a bit of water) 1-2 bay…

  • 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…

  • 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…