• cakes,  desserts

    Banana raisin cake

    Banana, cinnamon, raisins and some chocolate sauce… Mmmm, sounds amazing, right? Well, it tastes even better. This banana raisin cake is super delicious and very easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. This banana raisin cake may be an excellent snack or dessert for kids because I didn’t add sugar into the batter. The sweetness comes from the bananas and raisins. Of course, you must use overripe bananas! Instead of raisins you may add other dried fruits or a few tablespoons of honey. This banana raisin cake is not a very sweet cake but if you want more sweetness, you may top the cake with cream cheese frosting or…

  • breakfast,  desserts,  Muffins

    Banana oatmeal muffins

    Sugar free, fat free and yet these banana oatmeal muffins are incredible delicious and packed with flavor. These muffins are also very easy to prepare with a handful of healthy and natural ingredients. Sugar is not so good for our health and I’m looking for sugar free recipes. These banana oatmeal muffins are a hit! These super delicious muffins are perfect for breakfast, dessert or for an afternoon snack. To prepare these healthy muffins, you should start by grounding the oats. Next, mash the bananas and combine all the ingredients. Then spoon the batter into a slightly greased muffin tin and bake. I didn’t use paper muffin cups because they…

  • appetizers and snacks,  breakfast

    Feta cheese zucchini muffins

    Because it’s summer and because I love zucchini, here’s another super delicious zucchini recipe: feta cheese zucchini muffins. These muffins were a hit! Very tasty, packed with flavor, moist and very easy to prepare, these feta cheese zucchini muffins make the perfect summer breakfast! And you don’t have to be a zucchini lover to enjoy these muffins. They have a very subtle zucchini flavor, the main flavors are feta cheese and onion. My kids loved these muffins, although they call me “evil” when they find zucchini into their soup :). These feta cheese zucchini muffins are very quick and easy to prepare. You should start with the zucchini. Grate them,…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Chocolate zucchini slice

    This chocolate zucchini slice is amazing! Soft, moist, rich and packed with flavor (not any flavor, I’m talking about chocolate and cinnamon flavor!) this chocolate zucchini slice is sooo goood… I mean it’s yummylicios 🙂 But what makes this cake so special? The answer is simple: zucchini. Zucchini in a cake may sound weird but you have to trust me: zucchini bring that special moisture to this cake. And not only the zucchini have this special effect on cakes. Carrots, apples or bananas are other examples of veggies/fruits which you can add to your dessert for extra moisture. And the best part of this chocolate zucchini slice is that you…

  • salads,  vegan

    Lentil zucchini salad

    Very tasty, nourishing and satisfying, this lentil zucchini salad became one of my favorite salads. It’s absolutely delicious and easy to prepare with a handful ingredients. For this salad I cooked lentils for the first time. I mean I ate lentils many times but I never cooked them. My mom did :). So, I was really surprised how incredible easy is to cook lentils. I use to cook dried beans which must be soaked over night and cooked for hours. As regarding the lentils, you don’t have to soak them and they need to be cooked for about 20-30 minutes (until cooked through). And, as a plus, lentils are much…

  • desserts

    Profiteroles – with vanilla pastry cream, ice cream and chocolate sauce

    Soft and flaky choux filled with cold vanilla pastry cream and topped with ice cream and chocolate… Mmm, these profiteroles make the perfect summer treat! Profiteroles are French pastry balls filled with vanilla pastry cream or whipped cream and usually topped with chocolate sauce or dusted with sugar. Profiteroles are made from pâte Ă  choux (choux pastry), the same dough used to prepare Ă©clairs. It is made from flour, eggs, butter and water/milk (or half water and half milk). The batter can also be made using vegetable oil instead of butter. The choux are fluffy and airy but I think they are a little drier than the ones made with butter.…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Éclair cake recipe

    Super delicious, creamy, appetizing and easy to prepare, this Éclair cake is a real hit. It makes the perfect choice for parties but also for a family weekend dinner. I love éclairs and I was very happy to find this recipe because it gathers all the good parts of Ă©clairs. This Éclair cake has a thin crust, plenty of vanilla custard, chocolate and whipped cream. It’s a delight! :). And if you don’t like vanilla custard you can replace it with chocolate custard, caramel custard or coffee custard. Make your favorite combo. The crust is made from pâte Ă  choux (Choux pastry), the same dough that we use to prepare Ă©clair shells. It’s…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Crème brûlée recipe

    Rich, creamy, vanilla flavored and absolutely delicious, crème brĂ»lĂ©e is the best dessert. It’s incredibly easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients and so yummy that you won’t be able to stop eating:). This delicious crème brĂ»lĂ©e comes from French cuisine (according to others opinions it has English origins). Crème brĂ»lĂ©e is actually a thick and rich custard topped with delicious caramel. Traditionally it is vanilla flavored but you can add your favorite flavor or 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee. You can also top your crème brĂ»lĂ©e with fresh fruits and/or whipped cream. In Romania we have several recipes of cakes made from crème brĂ»lĂ©e and sponge cake or brownie. I…

  • main course,  pork

    Spice-crusted pork loin roast

    Juicy and very tender, packed with flavor an incredible easy to make, this spice-crusted pork loin roast became our family favorite. I have already made this recipe twice and my husband asked me to prepare this recipe every weekend :). This pork roast is very easy to prepare even if you have to prepare a large amount. You may use your favorite spices. First time I used red pepper which was a little sweet and incredible flavored. Second time I didn’t find red pepper and I used green pepper. Well, I’ve found out that green pepper is very hot and it seemed that something was missing from my pork roast…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Walnut rolls

    You know how much I love cinnamon rolls, right? I could eat cinnamon rolls every day, without getting bored.But good news: I have a recipe which is much more delicious. I’m talking about walnuts rolls, an absolutely delicious Romanian recipe. It’s very similar to cinnamon rolls but instead of cinnamon the rolls are filled with walnuts. And there’s another delicious difference: the bottom is caramelized, sticky when the rolls are warm and crunchy when the rolls are cooled.These super delicious rolls are made from brioche dough and filled with butter, sugar and walnuts. You can also add some cinnamon :).To get that delicious caramelized bottom, you have to do 2…