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Eggplant dip recipe (salata de vinete) on Cooking Romania by Vivi

Easy Romanian Roasted Eggplant Dip (Salata de Vinete)

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).

Smoked pork lard, cheese, garlic, onion and plum brandy on Cooking Romania by Vivi

Most Popular Best Romanian Dishes

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.”

Tomato soup by Paul Brilleman

Tomato Soup

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!

Easy keto/low carb sausage, cheese, avocado and vegetables meal

Easy Keto/Low Carb Sausage, Cheese, Avocado and Vegetables Meal

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.

Bacon-wrapped bok choy by John W. MacDonald

Bacon-Wrapped Bok Choy

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.

Blackberry cucumber water on Cooking Romania by Vivi

Fruit Flavored Cucumber Water

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.