Chicken Stew

    This is comfort food for me because my mother used to make this dish for us in the winter time. We call it “tocăniță de pui” or  “tocană de pui”. 🙂 She also made the best pickles in the whole world and the best red cabbage salad.   Ingredients:   5 chicken drumsticks…

Fried Asparagus and Omlette Sandwich

    Fun to make and I sure I was delicious.   Ingredients:   2 eggs 1/2 cup shredded cheese pink salt & pepper 1 scallion chopped 1 tbs olive oil  6 – 7 asparagus spears 2 slices of bread   Toast the bread. Crack the eggs and beat them well. Salt & pepper the…

Asian Paella

  I only wish I wasn’t on a diet. 😀   Ingredients:      a dozen shrimps        1/3 pound  ground beef 1 cup bean sprouts  2 cups steamed sushi rice  2 tbs butter 1 tbs sesame oil 3 tbs soy sauce 3 tbs olive oil  1/2 cup oyster mushrooms  1/2 cup maitake…

How to: Pork Kidney

  I personally don’t like kidneys. I don’t like the smell of them and I don’t like the taste of them. But I know there is a lot of people out there who actually enjoy them and I happen to live with one of those people.     I didn’t take any photos while I…

Oven Roasted Salmon Burgers

    You need:   1 1/2 pound wild salmon 2 scallions 2 garlic cloves crushed 2 – 3 tbs light soy sauce salt & pepper 2 tbs olive oil 1 egg 1 loaf of whole wheat bread crumbled  (or Panko crumbs) 1 tbs butter 1 – 2 tbs canola oil     Remove the…

Sweet Basil Seeds Berry Smoothie

      First you need to let the sweet basil seeds soak for a few minutes in cold water. For about 2 servings:   I used about 1 tbs of seed and 1/4 cup water. 1 cup frozen strawberries 1 cup frozen raspberry + blueberries 2 tbs coconut flakes 2  cups coconut milk  …

Delicious Hummus with no Tahini

    1 can of chickpeas rinsed and drained 3 tbs greek yogurt 2 tbs kalamata olives 2 tbs green olives 1/2 jar artichokes  salt & pepper 1/3 cayenne pepper (skip it if you don’t like spicy food) lemon juice sun dried tomatoes to put on top 1 tbs olive oil   Puree all the…

Roasted Veggies III

      You need:   1/2 red onion sliced 8 cherry tomatoes 1 potato peeled cut in small cubes 3 – 4 crushed garlic cloves unpeeled 4 – 5 small peppers cut into halves 10 asparagus spears cut into halves 1/2 zucchini cut into small cubes 10 baby carrots cut into halves 1 tbs…

Egg Noodles my way

    Holidays are over!! Happy New Year!!    Back to cooking, I say! and don’t get me wrong I have been cooking some these days, but there was no time, and I wasn’t really in the mood, for taking pictures.     First of all, I did not have noodles on my Christmas menu,…