Cookingbookclub 24

And just like that, we’re slowly approaching the end of the year. ๐Ÿ™‚ This month’s #cookingbookclub #disasterinthekitchen edition is dedicated to Paul Hollywood, a super famous baker, whom you can see on several tv shows on British television. I tried a few recipes from him and they almost came out, so he deserves an episode

Cookingbookclub 23

At today’s #cookingbookclub we have Tiffany Thiessen, Kelly from Save the Bell, our favorite childhood series. ๐Ÿ™‚ Tiffany grew up and after many roles, a husband and two children, she started cooking on TV for about three seasons, after which she also wrote a cookbook and made a website, just good for inspiration. ๐Ÿ™‚ I

Cookingbookclub 22

I am pretty sure you will like David Lebovitz, who is the inspiration of the month at #cookingbookclub #disasterinthekitchen with number 22. He has many recipes inspired from the French cuisine, which come with beautiful and interesting stories. And he has a lot of jam recipes, mmmmm. You can find his website here, but I

Cookingbookclub 21 | Giadei de Laurentiis’s recipes

What can I say, I’m a big fan of Giada, because she has simple recipes, many with pasta and vegetables, and she cooks in a familiar Italian style. ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus the green kitchen, this month, was with more vegetables and fruits than usual, which is not too difficult in my case. The good thing is

Cookingbookclub 21

Welcome back to the 21st edition of #cookingbookclub directly from our green kitchen. I hope you did not put the spinach on the fire and that you stocked up on salads because this month we are learning to cook as many vegetables and fruits as possible and we are trying recipes from Giada de Laurentiis!

Cookingbookclub 20 | Ikea’s recipes

I went through the recipes in this collection several times, in the end I didn’t cook anything from here, although I saved a few ideas – well, that’s it. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I cooked something else, inspired by Ikea’s recipes, because that’s how creativity works in the kitchen, you read one and you cook another. Preferably

Cookingbookclub 20

Don’t know what to cook this month? ๐Ÿ™‚ Servus, today’s #cookingbookclub comes with the weirdest cookbook I’ve ever read: The ScrapsBook from Ikea, written in collaboration with chefs from North America. Book from which we will try – me and you – a few recipes, because it fits with the theme of this month’s green

Cookingbookclub 19 | David Chang’s recipes

The initial idea was that I would cook some noodles with soup, based on David’s ideas. But since the plan at home doesn’t match the one in the supermarket, I ended up with a couple of eggplant recipes. I didn’t want to cook just one and let the second one get wilted and thrown away!

Cookingbookclub 19

Welcome to a new edition #cookingbookclub, our cooking club, where I propose a book, an author or a site every two months, according to an algorithm only known to me. Lol. :)))) We are thus stepping into year number 4 – wow !!!! – and we will have a theme this year as well, because

Ep. 194 – mini empanadas with chicken and vegetables

I tried to make empanadas about a year or two ago, but it was such a big miss that I was embarrassed to show it to you. I can only tell you that the puff pastry and the vegetable sauce don’t go well together. :))) This time I studied the recipes from Martha Stewart –

Cookingbookclub 18 | Martha Stewart’s recipes

Disaster no. 1: It was supposed to be Potato Galette with Smoked Salmon, but a sort of smoked salmon potato salad came out. Boiled potatoes. Smoked salmon. Some finely chopped sour cucumbers. A dressing of lemon zest with mayo. And that’s it. :)))) Disaster no. 2: the chicken salad tarts turned into a salad with

Cookingbookclub 18

We end this year with the #cookingbookclub proposal number 18 (wow!!!). Martha Stewart is an institution itself, she cooks, crochets, plants and when she gets bored she posts on all the social networks and on the website. At 80! :))) You can search for shows on Youtube or on TV, read her books or choose

Cookingbookclub 17 | Stanley Tucci’s recipes

Since we all come from a Traian, of course the list of recipes to try was super-ultra-mega long. ๐Ÿ˜€ Great thing, at least in my case, that I’m fussy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bruschetta con pomodoro meaning tomato bruschetta: toast, on top of which you put chopped red tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil. I added some celery and

Cookingbookclub 17

This month the #cookingbookclub proposal is an actor/ cookbook author about his Italian family/ producer of culinary shows on CNN and great head of cocktails at the Insta-corona division. ๐Ÿ™‚ The only and incomparable Stanley Tucci, about whom I admit that until this year I did not know much, except that he has nice roles

Cookingbookclub 16 | Adi Hฤƒdean’s recipes

I don’t know why, but I don’t feel like cooking this time of year. Either my brain is on vacation or it’s from the heat. ๐Ÿ™‚ So today we have a recipe instead of the recipesโ€ฆ Plus I like what Adi’s mother cooks, all those pies that look great in pictures, but I’m not allowed

Cookingbookclub 16

This month we have a local proposal again. ๐Ÿ™‚ I admit that I have no idea who the most famous Chefs in Romania are, I haven’t watched the shows and the chances of recognizing a person on the street are about zeroโ€ฆ not that they aren’t very famous, but because I am nonstop with my

Cookingbookclub 15 | Ina Garten’s recipes

I don’t know how I ended up with a long list of vegetarian/ vegan recipes. Without bothering too much. :))))) What I tried: Moroccan couscous (with vegetables) – see the recipe here. I made Moroccan couscous before, but with chickpeas. This time the recipe is only with vegetables. A tasty disaster. ๐Ÿ™‚ Green string beans

Special ep.: lentil soup with sausages

Good idea for this soup from Ina Garten. It is basically a vegan soup, but it can be improved with sausages. And grated Parmesan cheese for fans of this product. ๐Ÿ™‚ For 3-4 servings I used half a cup of green lentils, an onion, a clove of garlic, a carrot, two stalks of celery and

Special ep.: string beans (haricots verts)

String beans, boiled in salted water and rinsed with cold water and set aside. I used a bag of frozen beans, you might find it fresh at the market, in which case you break its tails beforehand, wash it and boil it, to make it edible, but to keep it crispy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bell peppers, red

Special ep.: Moroccan couscous (with vegetables)

Well, this is a variation on the Moroccan couscous, only it does not have chickpeas in it, like the recipe tried last year, but a mix of seasonal vegetables. All I can say is that it is done quite quickly and the result is disastrously delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€ What vegetables do we use? I tried to

Cookingbookclub 15

Hello to a new edition of cookingbookclub, number 15. Today’s proposal is Ina Garten, or Barefoot Contessa, a nice gourmet lady, born in the same year as my father. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you watch food shows, you’ve probably seen at least one recipe tried by Ina, even if you didn’t pay attention to the presenter. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cookingbookclub 14 | Jamila’s recipes

The good thing about Jamila is that she has instructions, text and video. So from the three combined you should have an approximately similar product at the end. I insist on the word “approximately” because obviously I didn’t really get what she had in the pictures. :)))))) That’s why the old cookbooks were good, with

Special ep.: Jamila’s special hamburger buns recipe

For 8-10 pieces, we make dough from 350g lukewarm water, 570g flour, 10g yeast, 3g oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 egg, salt. I made half a portion and they came out approx. 5 buns of 100g each. From the water, yeast, sugar and a little flour we make the leaven and leave it to rise

Cookingbookclub 14

I may have told you before, but every time my mother calls me to tell me that she had cooked something new, she found her recipes on the site at Jamila Cuisine. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, you would expect that after so many episodes, disasters would be the first source of inspiration in the family. Still,

Cookingbookclub 13 | Gordon Ramsay’s recipes

Last year there was #321sourcesofinspiration. This year comes with #foodfriendsandlove. And Gordon Ramsay, who cooks for friends. ๐Ÿ™‚ What is Gordon telling us? That he teaches his children that if you want to live to old age and for a healthy lifestyle, you have to eat well. This also means knowing where the food comes

Special ep.: linguini with feta, lemon and seeds

Well, they’re not really linguini, they’re whole spaghetti. From the pantry. ๐Ÿ™‚ But linguini is for you, to know what to buy next time you go to the store. ๐Ÿ˜› It’s a very complicated recipe. :))) Boil pasta al dente, drain and rinse with warm water. You add olive oil, lemon juice (I put half

Cookingbookclub 13

Well, with this article we enter season 3 of our reading and cooking club, which, surprisingly, has generated some disastrously tasty attempts in the past years. I don’t know about you, but I relaxed looking for recipes through books, websites and Youtube. And let’s not start talking about the extra kilograms. :))))) As you have

Cookingbookclub 12 | Nigella’s recipes

As you can remember, this year we are cooking from #321sourcesofinspiration, the last one for this year being Nigella Lawson. Which Nigella just got a new TV show based on a new book called “Cook.Eat.Repeat.” I watched two episodes and had a lot of fun to see what disasters is cooking, omgosh. ๐Ÿ˜› As for

Special ep. โ€“ Amaretto Sour

A good cocktail with amaretto and lemon juice. Yes, of course is a bit sour, like any authentic disaster. :))))) The recipe for a cocktail is as follows: 3 parts amaretto liqueur, 2 parts lemon juice mixed and poured into a glass, with or without ice. I preferred without. Garnish with a glazed cherry and

Special ep. – festive couscous

Well, the trick of this main course – garnish are the spices. Usually I made couscous mixed with a little salt or vegeta. This time, however, I used, as written in the recipe, a mixture of spices, which raised the couscous to another level. ๐Ÿ˜€ To prepare the recipe, boil a large cup of water.

Special ep. – turkey strips

Well, this is a pretty modified recipe. Because Nigella’s original was with grated Parmesan cheese on top and a sauce with eggs and cream. Sorry, we don’t serve that this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you want this version, look for “Ed’s Victorious Turkey Hash”, as the original recipe is called. My variant: a piece of turkey

Special ep. – red salad

Nigella’s red salad, used as an entree, I think is one of the fastest inventions. From three ingredients, YEIII! Specifically, a can of red beans, rinsed well and drained is placed in a bowl. Separately cut a red onion, julienne or cubes, as you prefer, and mix with a little vinegar (I used balsamic vinegar)

Special ep. – fruit salad with antioxidants

Nigella fruit salad with just three ingredients. ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus antioxidants and lots of vitamins. ๐Ÿ˜€ Guess why I chose the recipe? Because it had mangoes in it!!! I just ate the mango until I made the fruit salad, like a real disaster, lol. So I adapted. Which I recommend to you every time. Don’t cling

Cookingbookclub 12

Well, the last book and the last episode of this year of #cookingbookclub will also be a site/ Instagram. ๐Ÿ™‚ If we jumped from paper to online, let’s do this to the end. :)))) Greaaat, and whose site is it? To Nigella Lawson. ๐Ÿ™‚ From the #321sourcesof inspiration, I chose Nigella, because she has thousands

Cookingbookclub 11| Gennaroโ€™s Recipes

As you remember this year we cook from #321sourcesofinspiration, the number five source being Gennaro Contaldo’s recipes. I really like Gennaro because everything is very simple with him. ? The truth is that food must be edible, nutritious, full of nutrients, not just an Instagram picture. People cooked food because they needed energy and because

Cookingbookclub 11

Well, I know you’re wondering to whom will belong the Youtube channel I’m proposing to you this month at #cookingbookclub. Did Claudia start vlogging? Come on people, how disastrous I am, do you want to have nightmares next month? ๐Ÿ˜› From the #321sourcesofinspiration, from which we have already tried 3 sites offered by store chains

Cookingbookclub 10| Kaufland’s recipes

As you may remember, this year we are cooking from #321sourcesofinspiration, the fourth being Kaufland’s Recipes site. Tomatoes stuffed with couscous Well, you’ll have a lot of fun reading how I started making this recipe, only to find out that I don’t have the main ingredientโ€ฆ :))))) As the recipe says, it doesn’t take much,

Cookingbookclub 10

The proposal for our #cookingbookclub this month, in the #321sourcesofinspiration category, also comes from a corporate recipe site. Well, didn’t I tell you earlier this year that we’;; have 3 sites? ๐Ÿ™‚ The fourth proposal is the Kaufland recipe site. Over 1800 different recipes, including gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian or vegan-free. Like last time, try new

Cookingbookclub 9 | recipes from communism

As you remember, this year we are cooking from #321sourcesofinspiration, the proposal of the month being to search the archives for communist books, that maybe a recipe catches our eye. From a 1962 salad book I found a recipe romantically titled “Vitamin Potato Salad.” At first I thought that as a dressing you pour some

Cookingbookclub 9

Well, this month #cookingbookclub is a surprise, even for me. ๐Ÿ˜€ In theory it was supposed to be a book from which to read and cook together, that maybe we got tired of so many sitesโ€ฆ In practice, it was difficult to choose, because I wanted to increase the accessibility of the fan club. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cookingbookclub 8| Mega Image’s recipes

As you remember this year we cook from # 321sourceofinspiration, the second being Mega Image’s Recipes. These people’ recipes are kind of broken. To my surprise. For instance, the picture, the list of ingredients and the description are 3 different things. Or the recipes are put in some dubious categories. So if you haven’t come

Cookingbookclub 8

Well, spring comes tomorrow or the day after tomorrow and with it a new proposal for our #cookingbookclub of this month. I hope you haven’t forgotten that this year we have the #321sourcesofinspiration for our disastrous cooking. 3 Romanian sites, 2 surprise books and 1 piece of Youtube channel. The second proposal is the Mega

Cookingbookclub 7 | Lidl’s recipes

As you can remember, this year we are cooking from #321sourcesofinspiration, the first being Lidl Kitchen. Check below some of the recipes tried by our gang. ๐Ÿ™‚ Focaccia with cherry tomatoes – the recipe here – I replaced a quarter of the amount of flour with wholemeal flour. Banana and yogurt muffins – recipe here

Cookingbookclub 7

Welcome to 2020! I hope the pots, spoons and your hob are ready for a new season #disasterinthekitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t panic if you burn something, we all know that lightly burnt food is the bestโ€ฆ plus you get the badges of honor of our extremely select club. ๐Ÿ˜› This year we deviate a little from

Ep. 90 – pork and rice salad

Pork and rice salad. With Granny Smith apples, nuts, honey and thyme. If I translated correctly from Jamie Oliver’s book. If not, that’s what I put in it anyway. :)))) Well, I have to admit that a lot of the salads caught my eye and it was a little hard to choose, but the ingredients

Cookingbookclub 6 | Jamies’s recipes

The last book of the year to read & cook was Jamie Oliverโ€™s Christmas Cookbook. And now, good news and bad news, which do you want first? ? The bad one, I knew it. :)) It says that those many recipes are still in the works, because everyone was busy, plus, maximum disaster !!!!, Chef

Cookingbookclub 6

The latest book this year to read & cook is Jamie Oliverโ€™s Christmas Cookbook. Jamie wrote the perfect book, with seasonal recipes for all categories – carnivores, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, etc. All you have to do is go through it, choose your recipes for the seasonal menu, buy the ingredients and get to work. ?

Special ep. – pumpkin cream soup

From Oana, we have a special recipe today. ? So I don’t know what’s with the extra healthy vegan recipes (not where the idea that vegans are extra healthy comes from, but that’s another discussionโ€ฆ), but you say that the authors conceived them during a delirium in which the thought was on steaks and cheeses,

Ep. 82 – zucchini noodles with sauce

Well, it doesn’t matter the sauce – although, obviously, it was about it in the recipe on page one hundred and seventy-something, because the disaster in me lit up when saw the zucchini noodles. ? Because if we don’t burn things in the kitchen, my multiple personalities and I like to push our limits. ?

Cookingbookclub 5 | recipes with veggies :)

This year’s number five book to read & cook was The Oh She Glows Cookbook, by Angela Liddon. Now, not that we would be slightly anti-vegan, but it was not the most successful book suggested at cookingbookclub. ? Although, the explanations for Angela’s limited success with our gang are much simpler: the book ended up

Cookingbookclub 5

We have two more books and the year is over. ? This year’s number five book to read & cook is The Oh She Glows Cookbook, by Angela Liddon. There is also a sequel to the book, if you are passionate about vegan recipes, you might like it. You can safely skip the introductory part

Special ep. – yellow string beans with onion

Yellow string beans with onions. Episode 4. Carmen motherโ€ฆ Take a 401 pages book with recipes for grills, pies and other things that Americans eat at the barbecue. Okay, 376 if you don’t count the covers, the contents list and some nonsense. Read it once. Forget about it. Read it again. Think about. And conclude:

Cookingbookclub 4 | barbecue recipes

The last book was The Big Book of Backyard Cooking 250 Favorite Recipes for Enjoying the Great Outdoors. Lots of meat, salads, fruit tarts, yada-yada, read or do research on the internet for American recipes, because they are all about the same. ? I decided to show you today some unhealthy, grilled, delicious ideas. ?

Cookingbookclub 4

The book number four to read & cook is The Big Book of Backyard Cooking 250 Favorite Recipes for Enjoying the Great Outdoors. I guess you’ll like it a loooooot. ? Because we upgrade from the classic grilled minced meat rolls with potato salad, eaten outdoor to many variants of burgers, salads and other stuff.

Special ep. – falafel with tzatziki

Falafel. With tzatziki. Episode 3. This round we have a book for my cooking level. That is a cooking book for children. The book is for children, not the cooking. So, listing the recipe, I took the recipe (also American, also in their quantities, but partially translated into my quantities) in my pocket and went