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Roasted bell pepper salad

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Another summer’s favorite. Hated it as a child, absolutely love it now. You only need few ingredients and your trust worthy cast iron skillet, I promise.  So you’ll need: bell peppers, 2-3 per serving 1 tsp vinegar 1 crushed clove of garlic salt pepper METHOD: heat your cast iron skillet on medium high; wash your peppers, pat them dry and add them to the skillet; cook over medium heat for 20 minutes or up until […]

M’sakhan

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Still a little bit uninspired with your Sunday roast? Try M’sakhan, a Palestinian dish made out of chicken, onions, flatbread and roasted almonds. It’s easy and beyond yummy. Like really, beyond. You need: 4 chicken legs 4 large onions 1-2 tbsp olive oil 2-3 tbsp sumac 1 litre chicken stock 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 – 1 tsp all spice seasoning handful of almonds vegetable oil salt pepper 1 pack of whole wheat flatbreads METHOD: cut […]

How to cook Aubergines perfectly

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I was mumbling the other time, I think on my Baba Ganoush recipe on how to make the best-perfect-melt-in-your-mouth aubergines ever! And I was telling you back then that you basically just need a little bit more oil than you would normally use and a little bit more salt. That’s it, really. So, you’ll need: aubergines vegetable oil salt garlic powder METHOD: place your frying pan on a medium high heat, add a generous amount […]

Beer Bread

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Yep. Beer bread. The easiest, soft on the inside crunchy on the outside bread you’ll ever make. With no yeast and no waiting time for proofing. And by all means I didn’t come up with the recipe but The New York Times did and although it looked suspicious (bread with no yeast??!) I gave it a try. I mean, all over the wide world web this recipe required no yeast so I guess it must […]

Potato bacon bites

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Yep, it’s been a while but I’m back. WITH SOME AMAZING BEER COOKED POTATO BACON BITES. I know how to make an entrance, eh? Ingredients: 4-5 potatoes 1 onion 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 bottle of beer, 330 ml salt pepper shake of cayenne breadcrumbs bacon METHOD: preheat the oven at 220°C; cut the onion and add it to a frying pan with a little bit of oil; cook it until golden brown; in […]

Refried beans

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Another no brainer, people pleaser. Add some on top of your tortilla chips, top it with cheese and you get the mexican version of fasole prajita cu mamaliga si branza. And if you’re wondering, we Romanians as cool as we were before anyone else, we have our own refried beans recipe that we call fried beans, Fasole prajita and we pair with mamaliga  and pickles. So little did I know that by putting this refried beans on […]

How to make baba ganoush

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Two ways. One Romanian, one Levantine. Only that we Romanians don’t call it baba ganoush but eggplant salad, Salată de vinete. Traditionally, baba ganoush is made with olive oil, tahini and spices while the Romanian version is simpler, requiring just chopped onion and oil. Either way, it is the same technique and with no further due, you’ll need: 2 eggplants half an onion per eggplant, finely chopped, massaged with some lemon juice and salt lemon […]

Ep. 4: Cream cheese

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Homemade cream cheese, that’s right. It only takes you 2 minutes and 1-3 days but other than that this project is your perfect healthier alternative to the store bought cream cheese. In today’s post I will be showing you how to make cream cheese 4 ways: low fat, high fat, goat cream cheese and vegan cream cheese. The winner – money wise – is the vegan cream cheese since it can get quite pricy at […]

Ep. 3: Craft butter

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A thing millennials are interested in, apparently. But that aside, this is another 5 minute project meant to impress whomever. What you see here is the butter I made on the last post to which I added: orange-rosemary-sea salt, perfect for an extra kick to your chicken; thyme-lime, perfect for your eggplants and stews; sea salt, because one cannot not have enough sea salt homemade butter; rosemary-garlic, perfect for your potatoes; chilli-sea salt, perfect for […]

Ep. 2: Homemade Butter

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You don’t need to be any milkmaid to make your own butter. All you need is a jar and some heavy cream. Or a food processor if you didn’t break yours like I did. The recipe is pretty straight forward. You’ll need some heavy cream if you buy it from the supermarket or some high fat sour cream (smântână) if you can grab your hands on something organic and straight from the farm. And of […]