There are a few food smells that you never forget if you live in Romania: the smell of sarmale (rolled cabbage), vinete coapte (roasted eggplant), cozonac (sweet bread – on Christmas and Easter), muraturi (pickles – in fact, the pungent smell of boiled vinegar and spices in this case).
Month: August 2020
omatoes (poison apples) were feared for 200 years in Europe because the aristocrats got sick and died after eating from pewter platters.
Cauliflower is quite popular in 2020, as it is totally keto friendly and somehow neutral when it comes to flavor and taste. My Granny used to say that boiled cauliflower smells like something bad – I’ll let you guess of what exactly :)).
Romanian soups are soured with sauerkraut juice, vinegar, or bors (made from bran), less frequently with lemon juice. My Granny used to say that “the nobles sour their soup with lemon juice, the plebeians with bors.”
With 5 ingredients and a lot of passion you can prepare this delicious cake in no more than a few minutes.
A long journey, however, always begins with the simplest of first steps. This classic tomato soup has always been a comforting but tasty dish to brighten up my day. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Try the homemade crispy chicken recipe recommended by Adara & Daria! You have all you need in the recipe card (with video). Enjoy!
So much has been written lately about the low carb keto diet and it caught my eye a few years ago. I went on the low carb diet on November 2018, and have lost 11 kilos since. Never felt better! So, here is an example of one of my once-per-day meals (I also fast for at least 16 hours/day): easy keto/low carb sausage, cheese, avocado and vegetables meal. It is ready in a under 10 minutes and it takes no effort whatsoever.
You can pretty much wrap anything in bacon and make foods even more palatable. I don’t think I’ve seen this particular combination before and thought I would give it a try. If you like bacon wrapped asparagus, for example, you might want to give this a try.
On top of being really healthy and refreshing, cucumber water offers a unique opportunity: prepared in a beautiful tall glass recipient, pitcher or jar, it is pleasing to the eye and it gives off a wonderful smell.