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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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cook at home/ summer/ Vegetarian

Roasted Tomatoes & Feta Toast

Roasted Tomatoes & Feta Toast

Roasted Tomatoes & Feta Toast for breakfast? Bring it on! I am a morning and a breakfast type of person, and I’m proud of that. But, figuring out what to eat in the morning, was never an easy job. Just between me and you now, there was a time, in my sweet high school days, when I was having small chicken schnitzels in the morning, not to starve until lunch 😂.…

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cook at home/ Lunch box/ spring

Pork Chops with Carrots, Wilted Spinach & Mustard Dressing

Pork Chops with Carrots, Wilted Spinach & Mustard Dressing

Right at this moment, when I’m typing these words, the weather outside went from sunny to rainy in just a few minutes, but that rain had something magic in it, the way the drops were falling over my lush garden transpose me directly into a totally different mood about the recipe I’d like to share with you today. These pork chops with carrots, wilted spinach and mustard dressing are definitely…

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cook at home/ summer

Cori’s French Bouillabaisse

Cori's French Bouillabaisse

I am right now in a phase of discovering and trying out delicious French recipes, which somehow, for various reasons, I left them aside in my culinary adventures. Bouillabaisse, maybe you know it or not, is a fish stew made by fishermen in Marseilles originally prepared from bony fish they couldn’t sell to the restaurants or at the market. A vegetable mix such as fennel bulb, leek, tomatoes, potatoes and…

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cook at home/ summer/ Vegetarian

Summer Roasted Veggies & Pasta Salad

Summer Roasted Veggies & Pasta Salad

Every day must be a reason for celebration, not to mention a summer comeback after some heavy rainy days last week. One very appropriate way for me to do this was to cool down some hot maccheroni pasta with an extraordinary roasted veggie mix. And the result..I think I could have eaten the pasta salad with both hands 🙂 Summer pasta salads are fairly easy to cook and with lots…

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cook at home/ Lunch box/ summer

Cori’s Thai Curry Chicken

Cori's Thai Curry Chicken

I’m definitely in a spicy food mood these days and almost everything I cook has to have some chili traces in it. I am still wondering how I didn’t add some chili in my coffee yet, but perhaps you know some spicy coffee recipes and you could share, maybe I’ll enjoy them. After a quick visit at the Asian store next to my house I am now fully equipped with…

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autumn/ cook at home/ spring

Chili Garlic and Parsley Horse Mackerel

stavrid la cuptor cu sos picant de patrunjel si usturoi

I’d eat these lil’ guys, along with the fresh anchovies, without stopping, in fact this is what I actually did with the full baking tray, and you can’t blame me. In my hometown, Constanta, if you didn’t eat at least once every summer, lots of fried, grilled fish, with chili garlic and parsley dressing, polenta, and so on, there may be something fishy with you..just kidding 🙂 Now is full…

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cook at home/ spring/ summer/ Vegetarian

Juicy Panzanella – Tuscan Tomato & Bread Salad

Juicy Panzanella - Tuscan Tomato & Bread Salad

I don’t know if I could really call this juicy Panzanella a recipe, but it is definitely my favorite summer dish: fresh tomatoes, toasted bread, garlic, and fresh basil. The funny thing is that I’ve first tried mixing the ingredients into a proper salad on a moody and cold spring day, but Tuscany will always bring sun into your home, no matter the weather outside or your mood. Is there anyone…

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