[cakesandcoffee 16] – puff pastry with sour cherries

Well, it should have been a sour cherry strudel. I just didn’t have the time and desire to roll out the dough, so I turned to the puff pastry supply in the freezer. It turned out to be a medium-sized, slightly burnt disaster (because of the oven, not me, lol), with some fruit and the

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. 🙂 Green string beans

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! 😀 What vegetables do we use? I tried to

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. 🙂 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. 🙂 Bell peppers, red

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. 😀 To prepare the recipe, boil a large cup of water.

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. 🙂 Plus antioxidants and lots of vitamins. 😀 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

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. ?

Ep. 114 – bruschetta with tomatoes

This month we have a series of disastrously simple but super fancy recipes to impress your friends. 🙂 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. 🙂 But the end result, maaamaaaamiiiiiiaaaa,

Ep. 106 – veggies a la Venice

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

Ep.102 – Moroccan couscous

Since the time when one of my many personalities was in Morocco. 🙂 Couscous, hot water to cover it and vegeta (or salt and pepper). For 15 minutes or until all the water has evaporated. Dried apricots, dried dates and raisins, if you like. Cut into small pieces. Canned boiled chickpeas, drained of juice and

Special [ipsebrexit] ep. – winter slaw

I wanted to make this salad last year, for the December bookclub, I even bought radishes, but in vain, I didn’t have time. 🙂 Oana, on the other hand, did not give up, so today we have the remaining recipe. A fancy one. 😀 — Good thing I read Jamie Oliver’s book of Christmas recipes

Ep. 93 – couscous with carrots and almonds

Well, today we have the kind of food that can be, as the case may be, the main course or side dish. 🙂 In fact, the recipe was with bulgur, only it is fine, thank you, on the store shelf. 🙂 So I found the couscous in the pantry. I put a cup with about

Ep. 89 – a side of carrots with oranges

As you may know, Romanians eat a lot of potatoes compared to other nations. The Romanians from Transylvania are famous because they know how to put potatoes in everything, including bread. ? Well, if you’re tired of potatoes and want to change (or maybe you want to combine potatoes with something new, lol ??: D),

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 :))). —

Ep. 84 – super fast veggie borscht

Well, you definitely missed a 15 minute recipe. ? 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. ? Throw the vegetables in a pot with some water

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 discussion…), 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. ?

Special ep. – yellow string beans with onion

Yellow string beans with onions. Episode 4. Carmen mother… 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:

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. ? 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. 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. ? As a result, I ended up reading vegan recipes, as I do every time I want to relax. ? It’s just that this time

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. 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. 51 – 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. 43 – winter salad with broccoli and lemon

When you cook with pinterest and instagram, something like today’s salad comes out. ? Surprisingly, it is really edible and eye-catching. ? 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. 22 – Green Bean Soup

Well, let’s say it’s a soup because it’s not sour and it doesn’t have too many tomatoes in it. :)) (Otherwise should be “ciorbă”, the local equivalent for a sour soup). Preparing and cooking it takes less than a windows update. ? First open the refrigerator (or pantry, as appropriate). Identify some soup vegetables, e.g.

Ep. 17 – Holy Moly Mango Guacamole; Gazpacho

Take an avocado, wait until it ripens (yes, in our village you rarely find ripe avocado), the idea is to have it buttery greenish-yellow and not brown. ? Then we run a full lunch menu for a really hot day. ? Gazpacho – two medium tomatoes, half a red onion, a larger cucumber, half an

Ep. 13 – Beet Borscht

Tell us right now, did you succeed in not altering the original recipe? Weeeell…. :)))) Inspired by our neighbors (Ukrainians, Russians or Poles, as you prefer) beet borscht can be a long soup, my case, or not, in the case of Jamie Oliver. And even a cream soup made with a blender, if you start

Ep. 7 – Stuffed Eggplant

I’ve cooked it in the past, but of course I deviated from the original recipe. ? İmam bayıldı as it is called in the original language, it contains eggplant plus onion, garlic and tomatoes and a ton of olive oil (from which the imam is said to have fainted, of emotion that his wife consumed

Ep. 5 – Macedonian stew with chickpeas and eggplant

I was actually looking for cupcake ideas when I came across a book with Mediterranean recipes. On this occasion I found out that not only did the Turks take our stuffed cabbage rolls and eggplants on bread, but the Greeks also make traditional bean soup (lol), and the Spaniards make cousins soup…. uuups, meat balls.

Ep. 2 – Some Quince

Recipes for disasters as big as me. ❤ For everyone else there are specialized cooking sites. 🙂 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