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

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

Ep. 134 – Rice with Chickpea and Lemon

Or how I destroyed the rice. With a pinterest-inspired vegan recipe – yeeess, I saved several on a Greek sunny day outside. :))) Well, I might be a disaster, but I can’t stand the dishes where the rice is boiled until the grain is gone. Like the traditional pilaf – is a big no-no. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ep. special [mexican] – Enchiladas with Zucchini

If we had the version with tortillas, I found another recipe, inspired by Pinterest. Although you probably think that we fill tortillas with zucchini or squash, well, you were wrong. :)) In fact the slices of zucchini will be filled with chicken, in the version with meat. But you can be creative and have a

Ep. 133 – Peasant Soup with Potatoes and Leek

In the original recipe, a ton of chopped leeks (11 cups) is sautรฉed in 6 tablespoons of butter, then you add a tablespoon of flour and cook for another 2 minutes, put about 1 kg of potatoes cut into large pieces and cover with 5 cups of chicken soup; season with salt, pepper and bay

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. ๐Ÿ˜› 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™‚

Special ep. [fromquarantine] – chicken fajitas with salsa

Unlike you #poorpeople, I semi-isolated myself at home with Chef on call. ๐Ÿ˜€ Something that came bundled with conversations like: I’m hungry, what do we make to eat? A sandwich? No. We could make a pizza, but it takes a while. No. Well, then… Take some meat out of the freezer, we make fajitas!!! That

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

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? ๐Ÿ˜€ 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

Ep. 86 – bean salad

The only disaster that can happen is not to find canned beans on the shelf :)) Well, a can of red beans mix with tomatoes, red onion and green parsley, finely chopped, plus some oil and lemon or lime juice. It is eaten with tortillas (because that’s all there is in the house :))). โ€”

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Although, the explanations for Angela’s limited success with our gang are much simpler: the book ended up

Ep. 80 – meat pie

Well, what to do when you boiled some hen in a soup, that probably caught the pre-Brexit times? ๐Ÿ™‚ You cook a meat pie. You take the boiled meat nicely and pass it through the mincer. Because that’s the only way it can be made edible. ๐Ÿ˜› Mix the minced meat with a beaten egg

Ep. 78 – ramen

Ramen soups are a Japanese dish, an adaptation of the 19th century of Chinese wheat noodles. Traditionally, noodles are served in a chicken or fish soup, with soy sauce and various toppings (pork, seaweed, etc.). In this case, the noodles are from the package, Vietnamese. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yessss, from a packet of soup. :))) Boil in

Ep. 77 – baked chestnuts

I have to admit that until I got to Baia Mare I didn’t eat chestnuts. ๐Ÿ™‚ In recent years they have also appeared in supermarkets, but years ago you couldn’t find much of that in the store. Meanwhile, the chestnuts from Maramureศ™ exist only with the name and the festival from September. There are two

Cookingbookclub 5

We have two more books and the year is over. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

Ep. 74 – minciunele (sweet fried ribbons)

Minciunele (in English, little lies) or scovergi or sweet fried ribbons, a traditional Romanian sweet pastry. 6 egg yolks, 100g wine, 1 teaspoon butter, flour as it needs. Fried in an oil bath. Oioioioiiii how good they were !!! โค I could tell a lie that I made them, but no, I’m too much of

Ep. 73 – breakfast burrito

Whole grain pita (accidentally found at Lidl), 2-egg omelet, pickled cucumbers. Rolled like pancakes, wrapped in foil, eaten in the car. Disastrous fast. Here you have, a breakfast on the go. :)) Can you use regular pita? Yes, but you need to warm them before, because there are not very elastic. Can other fillings be

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided to show you today some unhealthy, grilled, delicious ideas. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ep. 71 – potato salad with mint sauce

Just when I thought I had tried all the possible variants of potato salad, ups, I found another one. ๐Ÿ™‚ Extremely easy to do even by the disaster of me, the most complicated thing being boiling potatoes. :)) For this type of salad, the best are red potatoes, which do not crumble. Good luck finding

Ep. 67 – easy cooked yellow beans

Well, the success of this ultra fast food is green or yellow beans, freshly bought from the market or store. Fresh means that when you clean it, it has no threads and when you break it it is tender. I don’t know how to explain it to you very clearly, but I can show you.

Ep. 66 – carrot and ginger soup

Yesterday two things happened simultaneously: I wanted to cook something, and I didn’t know what and I woke up having to write on the blog, and I didn’t know what. ๐Ÿ™‚ As a result, I ended up reading vegan recipes, as I do every time I want to relax. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just that this time

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. ๐Ÿ˜€ Because we upgrade from the classic grilled minced meat rolls with potato salad, eaten outdoor to many variants of burgers, salads and other stuff.

Ep. 65 – beautiful meat lasagna

Well, in recent years lasagna has been wreaking havoc on my regular menu. ๐Ÿ™‚ From โ€œI don’t eat anything like that everโ€ to โ€œbe with vegetables or meatโ€ believe me it took a lot of effort. And time. ๐Ÿ™‚ The variant below is with meat and peas. Maybe you remember the ragu sauce, in which

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

Special ep. – hummus with red peppers

It took me a lot to choose this month’s recipe, so that the summer came before me deciding, that’s why the good temperature outside have chosen for me, to bake peppers on the tiles on my terrace. Therefore the recipe: Humus with red peppers (baked on the tiles on the terrace)! It pairs with raw

Ep. 63 – feast with tortilla, salmon and…

Well, because obviously I didn’t get past the kindergarten age, no matter how hard I tried, I loved this month’s book. โค โค Which is why I cooked not one, not two, but three delicious recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚ About a Sunday menu. Or for when your friends visit you and you want to impress them. Assuming

Cookingbookclub 3 | Children’s recipes

The third book proposed at the cookingbookclub in March / April was Ultimate Childrenโ€™s Cookbook. I’m a big fan of colorful books (well, there is an explanation ๐Ÿ™‚), with simple, nutritious and balanced recipes. What I liked about the book is that there are recipes that can be cooked by children or with children –

Ep. 62 – meatball soup

In the local culture, the classic meatball soup (or cousins, as we call it – is a Romanian language joke) is a test for the informal citizenship exam. If you destroy the aforementioned soup, you will have ninety years of bad luck, you will reincarnate as prime minister and you will never get married again.

Ep. 61 – pastas with tuna or broccoli

Many years ago I told an Italian how we eat pasta with breadcrumbs – an absolutely unimaginable thing :)) – and he gave me a recipe for pasta with tuna in exchange. Take a frying pan, throw in the contents of a can of tuna, some cloves of garlic, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, chopped

Ep. 60 – banana pancakes with apple sauce

An option for the days when you don’t know what to eat for breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚ Banana pancakes are the version with a thick dough, which still flows easily. I made you dizzy, I know! :)) Well, the quantities are approximate, because I never measure the ingredients. Sorry. ๐Ÿ™‚ A ripe banana, crushed with a fork,

Ep. 59 – office salad

Obviously I’m a big fan of salads. And more obviously I prefer food prepared from scratch, because in this way you can control the ingredients, calories, amount of salt, sugar and so on. Well, don’t think I was born with salads under my nose. ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus it took me a while to form some skills

Ep. 58 โ€“ ragu

Ragu is a meat sauce invented in the XVIII-th century, which is combined with pasta. You’ve probably heard of bolognese sauce (ragu alla bolognese), which is not eaten with spaghetti, but with short pasta. Or ragu used in lasagna. I tried to make lasagna with meat about twice and it turned out pretty nasty, which

Cookingbookclub 3

And we came to book number 3 this year, to read & cook, which is Ultimate Childrenโ€™s Cookbook. Well, the beginning of June is approaching, therefore it is a good time to rediscover the child in you (option 1) or to cook with your child (option 2). Of course there is also option 3, both

Ep. 57 – baked vegetables

More vegan than this, I do not know :))) Beets: washed, peeled, cut into thick slices, placed in a tray directly or on baking paper and sprinkled with oil, plus spices (salt, pepper, thyme, etc.). Bake over medium heat. Vegetable mix: carrot, celery, parsnip, red onion, zucchini, red pepper. The same principle, oil and spices,

Ep. 56 – pork and quince shaorma

What do you say there, Claudia, shaorma with whaaaaaat? Pork, arugula and quince, to be specific. ๐Ÿ˜› Well, let me explain the process behind this disastrously good recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚ I read and reread Bourdain and among drops of swearing, I cooked one, two, three things, depending on what was in the fridge. Of course, I

Special ep. – Ratatouille

So, my mouth watered at all the meats in this month’s cookbook, but I was afraid I’d go to the butcher’s and get a cleaver between my eyes if I start with: -Was this cattle fed on grass? -Yes, ma’am, is it possible? We feed only organic, eco, not sprinkled grass for export to our

Special ep. – potatoes salad

Episode 2. Carmen, list the recipe! So, the recipe. American and because of that, with American quantities. Meaning: 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste, 6 ounces thick-cut bacon, 1 cup Mayonnaise or store-bought mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, Freshly

Ep. 55 – beet and orange salad

Actually a garnish of 3 ingredients, but it became a salad due to my lack of inspiration. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, sometimes it happens to me tooโ€ฆ Beetroot, washed, cleaned and sliced, placed in a tray (I prefer on baking paper), greased with olive oil and spices (salt, pepper, thyme, etc.), put in the oven over medium

Cookingbookclub 2 | Bourdain’s recipes :)

The second book proposed at the cookingbookclub in March / April was Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain. I don’t know how you are, but every time I (re)read Bourdain I get incredibly hungry. :)) Problem number 2 is that I would cook all the recipes (but who else climbs the scales, whoooo ?: D),

Ep. 53 – crouton salad

Well, let me see, do you remember what you put in it? ๐Ÿ™‚ Yesssss. โค Canned tuna, canned corn, grated carrot and celery cut into thin slices or cubes. With regular dressing, lemon and oil. The surprise is the homemade croutons. ๐Ÿ™‚ Because I wanted to buy them from the store and Chef said that

Ep. 51 โ€“ hummus

Well, I don’t know if I told you how excited I am about my blender. Until it, I used to have two options: to buy the hummus from the shop – sometimes is ok, other times not really or to use the meat grinder – a semi-horror experience. Ever since the blender, I threw all

Ep. 50 – marinated chicken with rice

Chicken breast, deboned and peeled, cut into small pieces. In a bowl, mix some soy sauce, honey and grated ginger (salt and pepper to taste). Add the chicken pieces and mix well, then leave them to marinate for about an hour. Fried in a wok or pan, in hot oil (be careful not to burn

Ep. 49 โ€“ brownies

Especially for the woman in you, overcooked brownies. โค I almost burned them – logically – but how good they came out, you can’t even imagine !!!! ๐Ÿ˜› Well, I had the recipe for many years, but this is the first time I’ve done it. Which is why I kept the cake in the oven

Cookingbookclub 2

This year’s number two book to read & cook is Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain. I read it in its days, even though I wasn’t a Bourdain fan, and I liked it. Because it starts with questions like “what do normal people do?” and โ€œwhat does a normal happy family mean?โ€, meaning what they

Ep. 48 โ€“ Hawaiian pizza

Created by a Canadian Greek, Hawaiian pizza has its fans, although many say that pineapple has nothing to do in a pizza. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, tastes are not discussed, and it just so happens to be one of my favorites (because mango pizza is still not in trend. :))) On the pizza top, you add tomato

Ep. 47 – salad with apples

What did the author of this picture mean? ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, I’ll tell you a secret, but it stays between us, okay? ๐Ÿ˜‰ This time I made the salad, I ate it, after which I remembered that I didn’t write anywhere what I put in itโ€ฆ as a result I had to rummage through my memory

Special ep. with biscuits

Well, we have another special recipe from Reese’s book, Cheddar Biscuits, from Oana. ๐Ÿ™‚ Many recipes in the book caught my eye, especially salads, but until the strawberries’ season, we make Cheddar Biscuits. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also found this type of cheese in the grocery store, not exactly like the one described in the recipe, mine

Special ep. with fried chicken

Today – guest post – Carmen burns recipes in the kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also from Reese’s book. ๐Ÿ™‚ Aunt Reese, with her spoon, wrote a book about cooking. The only edible thing in the whole book is this. For me, that is. Okay, actually there’s another one, but I still don’t understand the concept of pecans.

Ep. 46 โ€“ Reeseโ€™s Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Or as translated in Romanian, Reese’s chicken pie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reeseโ€™s Chicken Pot Pie Casserole is a pie with hash browns, vegetables, chicken and puff pastry. I chose it because I thought it to be nourishing and because I had never cooked anything like it. ๐Ÿ™‚ In a pan greased with oil I put the layer

Cookingbookclub 1 | Reese’s recipes :)

The first book proposed to the cookingbookclub in January/ February was Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon. So, we have as follows, two Reeseโ€™s Chicken Pot Pie Casserole, one piece Cheddar biscuits, one piece Dorotheaโ€™s Brined-and-Battered Fried Chicken. All successful

Ep. 44 – vegetables with liver

As I used to tell my mother, I am eating some things I can’t believe it either. :))) In addition to the usual roots (carrot, parsnip, celery), I also combined some red onions, eggplant, pumpkin, peppers and tomatoes. Cut into pieces and put in the pan, one at a time, plus oil and spices. In