Risotto is King!

  Summer is over, as far as I’m concerned. I’m back to my small kitchen, my pots and pans and my daily routine. It’s never easy coming back here after spending summer with family and friends. The first couple of months are a little sour and all we talk about is what we’ll do next…

Beet Burgers * Burgeri din Sfecla

  This version of veggies burgers it’s super fun, you won’t believe the colors on your plate! Plus it’s extra healthy! I try my best not to eat bread (even though I bake fresh bread every 3-4 days), so I served my veggie burger with a handful of fresh spinach, avocado paste, some cherry tomatoes, few…

Breakfast Omelette Pie

  Christmas is around the corner y’all and I’ve been slacking in the cooking department lately… I’ve eaten so many times at Viet Cuisine these days that I’m almost sore they don’t offer a weekly pass to its loyal customers, like myself. Asian food can be more addictive than fast food for some of us. All…

The perfect asparagus

  Well, Thanksgiving it’s history already! Time flies, soon will wake up in 2016! Don’t get me wrong I’m not excited at all, I am always very nostalgic during this time of the year… I have the Holidays Nostalgia. I made this very simple recipe a few weeks ago (the weather was still nice and…

Apple & pecan coffe cake *Prajitura cu mere si nuci

        Mondayzz! Perfect day to continue baking old time favorites, like this apples and pecan simple cake. This was my favorite cake when I was a little girl, so I had to recreate it during this nostalgic cooking period in my life. It’s not the first time I am talking about this…

Mediterranean couscous * Cuscus mediteranean

  Yummy couscous alert! If you’re into sun dried tomatoes, parsley and olives as much I am, this is nirvana in a bowl. Yeap, I’m pretty much obsessed with parsley! What is couscous? Wiki says: ”Couscous is a traditional Berber dish of semolina which is cooked by steaming. It is traditionally served with a meat…

Almond Flour Chocolate Muffins

              Mondayzzz! I decided I should start this week with something sweet & delicious, but also guilt & gluten free. In part, this recipe takes inspiration in the project initiated by the nice people at Nuts.com advocating the benefits of almonds consumption. Their page dedicated to almond products, it’s more than any mortal can…

Gazpacho back in town

  I love summer, but it’s really killing me! It’s so hot and humid in Alabama that all you can do is chill under AC with a glass of iced tea! It was just as hot in NYC, but not as humid (except the day we went for a 5 hour walk on Broadway!). Besides,…