• Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Polish pretzels

    Soft, flaky, buttery, vanilla flavored and soaked in syrup, these Polish pretzels are the best! This recipe is very popular in Romania, it’s a very popular street food. You can find Polish pretzels in every bakery. And for good reason, because nothing compares to a warm Polish pretzel. These delicious pretzels are filled with a butter and vanilla sugar mixture. I actually was tempted to add also some cinnamon because I love cinnamon rolls :). But this is a different recipe and I decided to respect it. This pretzels are traditionally shaped into rings but you can also shape them into a German style pretzel. Baked Polish pretzels, while they…

  • appetizers and snacks,  vegan

    Homemade falafel recipe

    Crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, packed with flavor and yet very easy to prepare, these falafel became my favorite vegan dish. Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, onions, garlic and spices. It’s very tasty and nourishing and, if you taste falafel for the first time, you won’t be able to say that there’s no meat :). I actually find these vegan chickpeas patties more satisfying than meat patties. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food but today it is famous all over the world as street food. It’s very easy to prepare falafel but you need a food processor and dried…

  • salads

    Green beans salad with feta cheese and eggs

    Very tasty, packed with flavor and nourishing, this green beans salad with feta cheese and eggs makes the perfect choice for lunch or for a quick and easy dinner. You may serve this delicious salad as a starter or as a side dish but also as a main dish. This is also a quick and easy to make salad and you can use your favorite veggies. Cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, green onions and olives go well with green beans. But you can also add to your salad carrots, peas, sweet corn, chickpeas, cucumbers or any other veggie you might like. As regarding the green beans, it can be fresh,…

  • beef,  main course

    Easy peas, ground beef and couscous skillet

    Do you know that feeling when you get home late and you have to cook dinner for your family? I do :). And I found out that is very easy to cook a delicious dinner using ground beef and frozen veggies. Couscous is also a good choice for a quick dinner but choose fine couscous (which is similar to bulgur) because it doesn’t need to be cooked. It just need hot water :). But let’s get back to our dinner. I’ve made a delicious combo of peas, ground beef and couscous, very tasty, quick and easy to make. Instead of peas, you may use your favorite veggies, fresh or frozen,…

  • soups

    Roasted mushroom soup

    Thick, packed with flavor and comforting, this roasted mushroom soup makes the perfect choice for lunch in a cold day. If all the members of your family love mushrooms, I recommend you to double, even triple the ingredients listed below. I barely tasted this delicious roasted mushroom soup :). My husband and my kids are very picky when it comes to soup but they really loved this roasted mushroom soup. I want to remind you again that roasting the vegetables is very important. Now you have the chance to compare because it’s a huge difference between roasted and boiled mushrooms. Roasted mushrooms are absolutely delicious and flavorful and boiled mushrooms…