Honey Pecan Baked Brie

Ideas for Christmas or New Year’s dinner party? Yes, please! I will be going to a pre- Christmas party this Saturday and this will be one of the dishes I will bring along. I am also making some delicious cheese pretzels and probably some gingerbread… Romanian parties are savage when it comes to the amount…

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Crackle Chocolate Cookies

Ugly cookies are delicious… and they’re actually pretty. It is the first time I am making this type of cookies, even though I’ve been planning to make them for years now.  I try not to bake unless I have a reason, which this time was Saint Nicholas day, and share the sweets immediately after I…

Shrimp and Grits

I am really having fun with these recipe templates, in case it was not obvious already. I’ve got nothing insightful    else to say on this gloomy Monday, so I’ll open a bottle of red wine and continue reading Marco Polo’s Adventures until my eye start itching. I  might be needing vision glasses, thank you countless nights…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I baked this banana bread for a friend. Honestly, it was for a friend, but as I am preparing this blog post, I really wish I made one for myself as well. No worries, I still have half a bucket of candies from Halloween. You can find an older recipe for  chocolate marbled banana bread…

Chili Con Carne and Kale

        I made chili con carne before but this time I had plenty of time and I did it the “right” way. And by that I mean slow cooking and allowing the sauce to rest before serving the dish.     INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PORTIONS: 1 tbsp oil 1 yellow onion 1 red pepper…

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…

Italian Meatballs

    To tell you the truth I’ve been really confused lately with all the diets/ eating plans/ eating trends that seem to appear every other day like mushrooms after rain… So am I eating right? And the next thing I usually ask myself is what is right? I do eat more meat than I did…