Roasted eggplant & millet warm salad * Salata calda de vanata coapta cu mei

  So, I’ve been reading this environment sociology book  that I got from the library and, with or without the author’s intent, I don’t feel like eating meat anymore. To be honest, I’ve tried a couple of time before to go vegetarian.. but I was never able to pass a 3 months period. This time, I…

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Chicken Salad * Salată cu pui

          INGREDIENTS FOR 1 SERVING: 1/2 parsley 10 baby carrots 1 celery stick 1/2 apple 1/2 cup spinach 1 chicken thigh boiled (or any other part) pink salt & fresh ground pepper 1 tbsp vegenaise 1 tbsp yellow mustard   Grate the carrots, the parsley and the apple. Chop the celery…

Tuna Salad

      INGREDIENTS FOR 1 SERVING: 1 can of tuna 1 red pepper italian parsley 1/4 cup capers 1/4 sweet onion lemon juice pink salt & fresh ground pepper chili flakes   Chop the veggies and combine all the ingredients= delicious salad. ENJOY!    

Ode to an Eggplant

  A few weeks ago as I was reading a local magazine in a coffee shop, I found “An ode to okra” (I live in the South) and found the idea pretty strange. Why in God’s name would anyone want to write an ode to a vegetable?! And why would anyone choose okra?! (I really…

Beef and Green Beans Salad

  Just try it!!       INGREDIENTS FOR 2 SERVINGS: 1 pound green beans (remove the ends) 1/2 pound chuck roast red onion cherry tomatoes extra virgin olive oil balsamic vinegar crushed ginger 1 tbsp sesame oil     Fill a larger pot with water and bring it to a boil. Season the water…

Dressed-up Portabella

    Nom Nom and ready in less than 30 minutes…of which 15 minutes were spent “degustating” (is this even a word?) wine. ‘Cause you know…I too cook with wine and sometimes I even use it in my recipes. INGREDIENTS: 1 portabella mushroom 2 tbsp goat cheese about 2 cups spinach 1/3 yellow onion 1…

Pomegranate Bonanza

    The pomegranates are in season and they’re pretty delicious, so make sure you use them in your cooking while you can.     INGREDIENTS: 1/2 pomegranate 2 tbsp goat cheese spring mix salad 1 cucumber pink salt & freshly ground pepper chili flake (optional) 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar…

Tomato Pickles Salad

      INGREDIENTS FOR 2 SERVINGS:   1 big tomato 6 pickles 1/3 cup red pepper stuffed green olives  1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 small sweet onion freshly ground pepper   Chop and enjoy!