• Soups,  Vegetarian Recipes

    Squash soup

    The cold weather is now here…It came with rain and colds. First my daughter had a cold and then i had a cold(well i still have it a little bit) and i think next is daddy. At the same time with the cold weather comes our desire to eat hot food! What is better then a soup when outside is cold and rainy? The squash soup i cooked is not a traditional Romanian soup – although we do cook cream soups in Romania too – but it is tasty and my hubby and i love it! We can’t say the same about my daughter but hopefully with time she will…

  • Soups,  Vegetarian Recipes

    Romanian tomato soup with rice

    I’ve been thinking to cook my dad’s tomato soup for ages. Yes you hear me right! My dad’s. He cooks the best tomato soup ever. It’s simple and delicious! And simple is what I need to cook while I’m at home with a cold. So last night I cooked my dad’s tomato soup as I remember it. This is a soup that can be eaten hot or cold. Perfect for a hot summer day and for a day when you just want to heal your sore throat! I looked in my fridge to try and find some vegetables to add to my so. We didn’t go shopping last weekend so…

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    Garlic soup

    I’m Romanian and I like garlic! My hubby says that romanians eat garlic with anything. More or less is true…LOL. Thing is if we put garlic in a dish it’s always lots! For the past couple of days I’ve been suffering with a very bad cold and believe me when I tell you a cold it’s even worse when pregnant! So today, as soon we got home from up north I decided to cook a soup for my sore throat! The only problem was the fact that we didn’t have any of the ingredients need it to cook a traditional Romanian soup. One that my mum always use to cook…

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    Celery soup

    I cooked celery soup. If you usually read my blog you will know that I am following the Dukan Diet. I find it quite easy to follow as I am allowed to eat as I want.Anyway last week I was In need for some soup so decided to make some celery soup – had some in the house… Never done it before so I used the good old Internet search to help me and discovered a very simple recipe on the BBC website. Here it is: Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped 1⁄2 red onion, chopped 150g/51⁄2oz celery, chopped 200ml/7fl oz hot chicken stock 2 slices toasted…

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    Soup a la slow cooker

    So yesterday I decided to use my slow cooker again. I think we bought it about 5 years ago but only used it a couple of times – maximum 10 times. I think is just that I find it a bit difficult to just forget about the conventional way of cooking . But yesterday it just seem handy to just put everything in the slow cooler and leave it cook while I was cleaning up the house. So then I put a litre of water in the slow cooker and cover just to let it boil for a little bit. In the meantime I just prepared the vegetables. You see…