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Summer Panzanella with Marinated Fennel & Halloumi

Summer Panzanella with Marinated Fennel & Halloumi

I’m absolutely in love with this summer panzanella. The good tomatoes season is starting to flourish and all the veggies are more tastier and fresher. Yey to SUMMER! If you are still struggling to find out what panzanella is, all you need to know is that’s the easiest, simplest and tastier salad there is out there. It comes from Tuscany (like almost all the delicious food in this world) and…

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share the food/ 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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share the food/ spring/ Vegetarian

Spicy Cauliflower With Breadcrumbs & Fresh Garlic

Spicy Cauliflower With Breadcrumbs & Fresh Garlic

You know the saying “if cauliflower can become pizza, you, my friend can do anything”. Well, these words are really motivational, but when it comes just to cauliflower, you can indeed transform it from pizza crust to rice in just a second. Pretty cool, huh? This particular spicy cauliflower with breadcrumbs and fresh garlic is an easy recipe to make and absolutely delicious, but there are some few tips to follow for…

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Lunch box/ share the food/ 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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share the food/ summer/ Vegetarian

Summer Halloumi and Roasted Peppers

Lazy summer days are just around the corner, and I don’t want to miss any 🙂 I guess nothing compares with a breezy afternoon spent on the beach, ideally a Greek island beach 🙂 where you can enjoy fresh seafood and grilled Halloumi cheese with a cold glass of white wine. But if this is just a wild dream, you can always bring the summer feeling to your home, directly into your…

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share the food/ summer/ Vegetarian

Mediterranean fennel and orange salad

This mediterranean fennel and orange salad is becoming a really must have in my summer diet as the weather is slowly starting to warm up. Fennel is definitely an unique veggie, you can either love it or hate it, I don’t think you can go in between with this one, especially if you don’t use it very often in your traditional cuisine. Very popular in the meditarranean countries in Europe, like Italy,…

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Scrambled eggs toast with crispy asparagus

scrambled eggs toast with crispy asparagus

If you are still recovering after the long weekend, just like I am, I know the remedy: a good and powerful breakfast it’s all you need to start the day and the new month. A simple and yet incredibly delicious breakfast like this scrambled eggs toast with crispy asparagus  is inevitably asking for extra quality ingredients: tasty and nutritious bread, free range organic eggs and locally grown asparagus. All seasoned with a…

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Spicy chicken with blood orange and avocado salsa

spicy chicken with blood orange and avocado salsa

Moving (temporarily) to Bavaria brought me many things. A stunning city to live in, incredibly good bread, tasty beer, not that fancy cuisine, but I can live with that, and lots of secret ingredients that were quite hard to find back home in Romania. I’ve been craving blood oranges for quite some time now and wanted them in my recipes ASAP. After cooking for the third time in a row the roasted chicken…

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Middle-eastern style cabbage with flavored butter potatoes

Middle-eastern style cabbage with flavored butter potatoes

Facing a small dilemma on how to cook a fresh cabbage on a sunny Sunday, I decided that the best recipe would go just by following my intuition and my moods about spices and tastes from that moment. So I got to it, a yummy and incredibly tasty middle-eastern style cabbage. In Romania we are used to cooking the cabbage either by stuffing its leaves with a mix of meat…

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