Appetizer, Photography

Turmeric hummus

Now that Christmas and New Year are gone is time for healthier food. So I will start with my favorite Arabic recipe: hummus. It takes only 10 min to prepare it and is great. I added a few ingredients for a special hummus. Ingredients: -2 cups canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved - 6 chopped garlic… Continue reading Turmeric hummus

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Smoked salmon spread

Smoked salmon is expensive, in any country. So, I found a way to stretch a package of smoked salmon and impress my guests. First time I had a homemade salmon spread was at our friends and it was great. She told me the recipe, but I did not remember some of the ingredients, so I… Continue reading Smoked salmon spread

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Breakfast of Champions

I start running at end of July and I love it. I am still learning what to eat before each run so I don’t look for bathrooms along my route. I am still discovering my body and the way it reacts to running and recovering. Some days I have yogurt and cereal, others chocolate milk… Continue reading Breakfast of Champions

Appetizer, Maine dish, Photography

Baked sweet brown pumpkin with mushrooms

This recipe is an adaptation of this Baked pumpkin with porcini mushrooms recipe. I saw brown sugar pumpkins in the shop and I thought about this recipe I made a while back. Simple and tasteful this recipe goes great as a side dish or a main dish. We ate it with meat cooked on the… Continue reading Baked sweet brown pumpkin with mushrooms

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“Langosi cu branza sarata” – Romanian fried donuts with salty cheese

"Langosi cu branza sarata" - Romanian fried donuts with salty cheese Who doesn’t love donuts? I know I love them. And I love the spicy and salty ones. So today here is my recipe for salt and spicy donuts. These salty cheese donuts are famous and are named: “Langosi cu branza sarata” Here is the… Continue reading “Langosi cu branza sarata” – Romanian fried donuts with salty cheese

Appetizer, Maine dish, Photography

“Scrijele” – Romanian Traditional Potato Chips

All my childhood I had potato chips, but not the one you find in the shops. I grew up with “scrijele” which are so great as a side dish, snacks, etc. This type of Potato Chips is found in the North, North - West part of the country. It is an easy way to have… Continue reading “Scrijele” – Romanian Traditional Potato Chips

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Omelet with chanterelles

  We had amazing omelets in our life more than once. I know I had it in the morning, evening or lunch with meat or without, mushrooms or herbs, lots of great recipes. One of the best recipes for omelet is the one with chanterelles. One of the best mushrooms in the world, chanterelles are… Continue reading Omelet with chanterelles

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Green omelet in the oven

Spring is here and nature is getting alive. Is the right time for all the green ingredients you need for a green omelet. For mine I use wild garlic and stinging nettles which I find in our garden. You can venture in the forest to find them if you don’t have them in the garden or… Continue reading Green omelet in the oven

Appetizer, Maine dish, Photography

Beetroot and chickpeas burger

These days I longed for a burger, a healthy version of a burger.  I made this Spicy beetroot burger last year in March and it was great. A few days back I made another healthy burger which my husband ate most of them. Ingredients for the beetroot burger: 250 g roasted beetroot peeled 250 g… Continue reading Beetroot and chickpeas burger