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Welcome to the MAINS (Main dishes) category on Cooking Romania by Vivi!

In the MAINS Category you will find easy international or Romanian chicken, beef or pork homemade recipes.

Why Cooking Romania by Vivi?

Since the age of 6 I have been cooking and creating new, simple recipes. Since 2012, I have been focusing on easy recipes for busy people, as helping others not only brings good karma, but primarily makes me feel really good! Talking about karma, check out my self-realization journey for more details on how cooking and meditation are the same thing.

For whom is Cooking Romanian by Vivi?

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This cooking blog contains fun and easy recipes for busy peopleCooking Romania by Vivi mainly addresses businesspersons with a sense of cooking. I don’t have a lot of time to cook (although I would love to LIVE in the kitchen), so I thought I should share some tips and tricks that have made my life easy and my culinary talents quite popular.

Check out this MAINS (main dishes) category to discover easy recipes containing mainly meat and vegetables, with a focus on low carb. Leave a comment if you would like me to post another recipe you enjoy.


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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.

Easy Low Carb Creamy Carrots and Mushrooms in White Sauce

Easy Low Carb Creamy Carrots and Mushrooms in White Sauce

Easy Low Carb Creamy Carrots and Mushrooms in White Sauce is one of the most popular recipes in our household. We love heavy cream (sour cream in Romania), carrots, mushrooms and green onion. You can add chicken, butter, white wine, ginger, curry or lime leaves to it. Don’t hesitate to add ingredients to your liking to this basic recipe!

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.