Arugula, herrings and beets

    My sister and I both love beets, but I think she was the one that introduced me to beets in the first place. I got the idea for this salad after one of our Skype conversations about…beets, of course, what else?!   INGREDIENTS: 4- 5 herrings 2 handfuls arugula 1/4 cup beets from…

A Sunday kind of Stir-Fry

    I badly needed to use some of the veggies I tend to “hoard” in the fridge and what better way to do that then a simple and fast stir-fry.   INGREDIENTS: 1 chicken breast 1 purple potato 1/2 cup broccoli 1 small summer squash 2 large shiitake mushrooms 1/2 cup oyster mushrooms 1 scallion…

Farro with pecans and cinnamon = modern colivă

    When I saw the pack of pre-cooked farro @Trader Joe’s I had an instant flash back of the “colivă” my grandma used to make. After more research I realized that what I needed for colivă was wheat grains not farro, but I decided to give it a try and see what happens. 🙂   INGREDIENTS:…

Not a recipe, a smoothie!

    The best things in life are the simple things, right?   INGREDIENTS: handful spinach 2 celery sticks 1 ripe vine tomato  pinch of pink salt 1 cup cold water     All pureed in a blender and served immediately! ENJOY!  

Sticky rice with shrimp and peas

  I have this recipe for over 7 years now. The first time I made this, was also the first time I ever cooked for my someone. That makes this dish one of my favorite and it’s with good reason because it’s really amazing. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound fresh shrimp 1 cup of jasmine rice 1/2…

Coconut Brown Rice Pudding

  For Romanian press 2. It’s not very easy to come up with new “stuff” to eat, without meat, especially since I hate to cook just for myself! This is something my nana used to my make for us when we were little. I changed it a little by using soy milk and some coconut…