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 –

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. 114 – bruschetta with tomatoes

This month we have a series of disastrously simple but super fancy recipes to impress your friends. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer with different toppings, from tomatoes with basil to vegetables, sausages or cheese. Today we have the classic version, with four ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation. ๐Ÿ™‚ But the end result, maaamaaaamiiiiiiaaaa,

Ep. 113 – Transylvanian pizza

When we were kids, my mother learned this pizza recipe, I think, from a neighbor. A recipe she keeps on making even now, when we don’t feel like making the classic pizza dough. It’s disastrously good. ๐Ÿ™‚ So good, that I preferred it on NYE, instead of stuffed eggs. Yup, familydisaster and not (too much)

Ep. 112 – broccoli cream soup

Well, if you haven’t learned anything new in lockdown, then you haven’t isolated yourself properly. ๐Ÿ™‚ In my case, I learned that broccoli cream soup does not bite, which is the achievement of the year. :))) In a pot put a carrot, some leeks, about 6 cloves of garlic, a parsnip, a medium potato, a

Ep. 110 – Niรงoise salad

Ingredients: boiled egg, tuna, boiled potatoes, olives, red onion, tomatoes, lettuce, boiled green beans. Basically, a kind of potato salad learned in high school, with tuna, lettuce and green beans, plus a super fancy name and hard to pronounce. :)) French-inspired, it is a filling salad that looks good and eats even better. ๐Ÿ™‚ The

Ep. 108 – chicken legs in a pan with grilled vegetables

The chicken: whole chicken legs, Romanian and not American (to fit in the pan), seasoned with a mix of spices (salt, pepper, cumin, rosemary, etc.), some unpeeled garlic cloves, smoked bacon (homemade preferably, if you don’t have, just buy from the store). Olive oil, a little water. Arranged nicely in the oven tray. Vegetables: zucchini,

Ep. 106 – veggies a la Venice

Have you been to Venice without us? ๐Ÿ˜€ Noooo, my mother searched intensely through her collection of recipes and discovered a vegan recipe. ๐Ÿ˜› By the way, many years ago, I tortured some volunteers with vegetables a la ศ˜teazaโ€ฆ as you can see the creativity revolves around the family, lol. :)) Well, this is a

Special [LesHalles] ep. โ€“ tomato and fennel soup

Les Halles was a famous French bistro in New York. Opened in 1990, it went bankrupt in the summer of 2017, but we are left with some of the recipes thanks to the books of Anthony Bourdain, who worked there for a while. Well, this is an attempt to get our PhD in fancy recipes.

Special [fromHongKong]ย ep. – mango pancakes (yum cha)

Yum cha (to go to dim sum) – this is the name of Cantonese brunch in the native language (includes Hong Kong and Macau). This late breakfast consists of Chinese tea with appetizers and cakes. Among which I found mango pancakes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, these wonderful pancakes are made quite quickly and are eaten disastrously fast.

Ep. 87 – quince stew

I wanted to brag with the food that I made with these two little handsโ€ฆ. only that my father was not impressed at all and he is the only one who appreciates the classic quince food in our family. ๐Ÿ˜€ So today we have a classic recipe, in a slightly disastrous version. ๐Ÿ˜› The recipe

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€”

Ep. 84 – super fast veggie borscht

Well, you definitely missed a 15 minute recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚ And an improvisation “disaster in the kitchen”. :)))) Look in the fridge and find about two slightly dehydrated carrots and an onion. Clean, wash, cut them into pieces with the fixed idea of making a soup-something. ๐Ÿ™‚ Throw the vegetables in a pot with some water

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

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

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

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

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

Ep. 54- apple crumble

Grease a saucepan with a little butter. You gracefully throw away leftover apples, which you can use in a cake or compote, cleaned and cut into pieces or slices, it really doesn’t matter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and possibly cardamom and, if you want, sugar. On top, cover the layer of apples with the noodles made

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

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

Ep. 45 – quick pies with cheese

Well, they turned out so good, that I was about to eat the whole tray instantly ๐Ÿ˜› :)) They are made so fast, that by the time you read this week’s articles on the blog, they are ready baked. Some puff pastry dough (fresh or thawed), cut into small rectangles and fill with a cheese

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

Ep. 43 – winter salad with broccoli and lemon

When you cook with pinterest and instagram, something like today’s salad comes out. ๐Ÿ˜› Surprisingly, it is really edible and eye-catching. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well, and what did you put in it? Some broccoli boiled and pan-fried with a little olive oil and garlic scraps. (It was spoiling in the fridge.) An avocado, sliced. Some carrots on

Ep. 42 – vegetable meatballs

From my mother’s successful experiments, today we have a vegetarian product. ๐Ÿ™‚ Grate carrots, celery, parsnips, potatoes, drain them well of juice and mix them with chopped dill, salt, pepper, egg, flour, to bind the composition. Sprinkle with flour mixed with breadcrumbs and fry in an oil bath. They are eaten hot, delivered at home.

Ep. 41 – potato soup with tarragon

I went through a period when everything I cooked had tarragon. Don’t ask me why, I have no explanations for disastrous behaviorsโ€ฆ :))) Well, a classic soup from Transylvania. You would take a pork chop and boiled it super well, then combined it with vegetables and potatoes and seasoned with tomato juice and tarragon, plus

Ep. 18 – 3 Salad Ideas for Hot Summer Days

My general salad recipe contains variations, combinations and arrangements from the following expression: potatoes, pasta or rice (carbs) + vegetables (veggies) + meat, fish, egg, cheese, beans, chickpeas (protein) + dressing, spices. The big advantage is that it is prepared extremely quickly, especially if you have the ingredients ready to cook. ๐Ÿ™‚ Disaster is when

Ep. 16 – Countryside Cake with Redcurrants

Inspired rom the German countryside, a cake with a shortcrust pastry and a meringue with redcurrants and almond flakes. A perfect countryside… :))) Well, from the start I have to admit that I’m not just a mess in the kitchen, I’m also a bit masochistic :)) All year long I longed to make meringue cakes,

Ep. 4 – Transylvanian Chilli

Onions, garlic, carrots, parsnips, peppers if you have, finely chopped, plus oil, salt, pepper, paprika, some hot peppers, for sure cumin, oregano or basil, plus canned tomatoes, plus some smoked meat as it is made in Transylvania, plus canned red beans. Chilli is made with minced beef, at some point I will make the original

Ep. 3 – Oat Cookies

Habemus the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚ In the first bowl we mix 250 g butter, 220 g sugar (brown, if you have) until the sugar melts (so looooong ???), then add 2 eggs, first one, then the other – by hand or with a mixer? the answer is yes; the butter should be cold or at room

Ep. 2 – Some Quince

Recipes for disasters as big as me. โค For everyone else there are specialized cooking sites. ๐Ÿ™‚ In order to make this recipe, first of all you must have the right ambiance: Pink, listened loudly and about 2-3 utensils dropped by mistake on the tiles, in the neighbor’s head in the apartment below (if you

Ep. 1 – Pretzel from Frau Merkel

This year all articles with my kitchen experiments will be labeled “disaster in the kitchen”. Because there will be recipes for disasters as big as me. ๐Ÿ˜€ For everyone else there are specialized cooking sites. ๐Ÿ™‚ At the end of last year I wanted to make breadsticks. From the recipe on the internet it seemed