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Easy Romanian Roasted Butternut Squash (2)

Easy Romanian Roasted Butternut Squash

You can also add raisins, nuts, honey, vanilla or rum extract, even salt and pepper if you feel like it. Feel free to add ingredients to this beautiful simple dish that brings back childhood memories every time you cook it.

Tom Kha Gai Chicken Shrimp Soup on Cooking Romania by Vivi 2

Tom Kha Gai Chicken, Shrimp, Coconut Soup

The traditional Tom Kha Gai Soup consists of chicken chunks, galangal, lemongrass, garlic, chili, kaffir lime leaves, mushrooms, coconut milk and fish sauce. We added shrimp to the recipe as it is a common ingredient in Thai cuisine, and it imparts a superb oriental flavor to the dish.

Traditional Romanian Rolled Cabbage Sarmale on Cooking Romanian by Vivi

Romanian Cabbage Rolls or Stuffed Cabbage (Sarmale)

My Granny’s traditional Romanian cabbage rolls or stuffed cabbage (sarmale) recipe is the epitome of scrumptious taste and irresistible flavor. This traditional Romanian recipe is made with sour cabbage stuffed with fat pork meat (and/or beef), rice and onion. Granny also used a lot of smoked bacon that gives it a heavenly flavor and smoky taste. I have helped prepare or made sarmale every Christmas and Easter for the past 42 years.