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Slow Roasted Quinces with Greek Yogurt & Pistachio

Slow Roasted Quinces with Greek Yoghourt & Pistachio

It’s definitely quince season, flavourful and perfectly roasted ones. This slow roasted quinces recipe is here to honour these beautiful fruits, so underrated most of the times. Are you ready for it? 🙂 I got lucky this season, for my mom sent me, all the way from Romania, a nice bag of freshly picked quinces. Unfortunately here in Germany quinces are almost non existent, or you can only find them…

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autumn/ cook at home/ Vegetarian

Eggplant Salad with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes (The Romanian Classic Reinterpreted)

Eggplant Salad with Roasted Garlic & Tomatoes

Eggplant salad is the dish that I grew up with. My mom always had eggplants at hand, either fresh (in the season) or freezed for the winter. And a delicious eggplant salad or “salata de vinete” was ready in no time, with lots of flavours and incredibly rich. I’ve wrote more about the traditional recipe in a previous post, so you can check it out here. But the inspiration for…

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Dutch Baby Pancake with Caramelized Pears

Dutch Baby Pancake with Caramelized Pears

Dutch Baby pancake easily became a go to dessert for us on those lazy Sunday mornings. So easy to make and so versatile that you can basically serve it with anything. It perfectly goes with fruits, honey, or your favourite combo of eggs and ham, or sausages, or sautéed veggies, or, or, or 🙂 But I’m honest with you, I’ve only recently discovered the recipe while having breakfast at our…

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Roasted Pumpkin with Marinated Grapes & Feta

Roasted Pumpkin with Marinated Grapes & Feta

Roasted Pumpkin with Marinated Grapes & Feta – to cherish the warm autumn days. Pumpkin is definitely representing autumn, especially October. And I don’t really know a better way to celebrate the abundance of pumpkins you can see everywhere, than to roast them. A crispy and flavourful pumpkin roast to impress your guests and nourish your taste buds. This pumpkin type I’m using for this recipe is called Hokkaido, or…

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autumn/ cook at home/ Vegetarian

Creamy Polenta & Perfect Roasted Veggies

Creamy Polenta & Perfect Roasted Veggies

Creamy Polenta & Perfect Roasted Veggies will definitely come as a celebration for this autumn start. Just as they should be, hearty, earthy and incredibly delicious. The glorious autumn is definitely here, you can feel it in the chilly morning air and by the plentitude of pumpkins that you can find in every supermarket or farmers’ market. Speaking of, I have really big list of pumpkin based dishes that are…

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autumn/ cook at home/ spring

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

Winter is definitely around the corner, or almost already here if you look at the temperatures outside, and this, inevitably takes me back 2 years ago, when I first started writing on this blog. Boy, what a journey! Laughter, frustration, fingerlicious food, failed recipes, and incredible passion I put in each recipe which I wrote or picture that I took. I am now very grateful I learned so much about…

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Roasted Squash With Maple Syrup, Cinnamon & Nutmeg

Roasted Squash With Maple Syrup, Cinnamon & Nutmeg

Can you ever think about something more autumnal than some roasted squash with cinnamon and nutmeg? Exactly, I am talking about that warm and cozy flavor that spreads all over your house in a Sunday afternoon.   Along with all the nice colored leaves, crispy morning air and lots of tasty grapes, autumn brings with it abundance of squash, just ready to be enjoyed as a snack or as a…

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autumn/ cook at home/ spring

Homemade Pickled Veggies

Homemade Pickled Veggies

It’s that time of the year when I am craving for some pickled veggies to eat with my breakfast omelette or some roasted potatoes, and I can’t help but thinking of those that my mom makes every autumn: crunchy, with a pinch of spiciness which makes them perfect as a snack too. Autumn really hit us, here in Munich, and I have to say I love it. I love all…

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autumn/ cook at home/ Lunch box/ summer

Salata mediteraneana cu ton si naut

Scotocind prin rafturile supermarketului, mi-au cazut in mana niste conserve cu ton si, ce-i drept, nu mai mancasem de mult o salata misto de ton. Chef nu aveam de clasica combinatie, ton, porumb, ceapa si salata verde, asa ca a trebuit sa scotocesc in continuare si alte ingrediente pentru a-mi satisface pofta. Salata mediteraneana cu ton si naut a reusit sa-mi schimbe total ideile despre ce poti face cu o…

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autumn/ cook at home/ Lunch box/ spring/ summer

Cuscus cu sos de rosii si chimion si hamsie fripta

cuscus cu sos de rosii si chimion si hamsie fripta

Pentru mine hamsie = pestele mic pe care-l mananci vara, pe carton, in balciul din Mamaia. Este imaginea copilariei mele si, oricat de multe retete as incerca avand hamsia ingredientul vedeta, imaginea asta n-as avea cum s-o uit vreodata. Asta mica, hamsia, o fi ea mai putin simandicoasa cand vine vorda de mancaruri cu peste, dar daca o frigi bine pe gratar, poti pune de-un snack, sau chiar de-o saramura dobrogeana de mananci…

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