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Delicious and easy lettuce soup

Delicious and easy lettuce soup

I didn’t even know you could make lettuce soup until I found myself with a big bunch of curly lettuce on it’s way to waste. This is an easy, tasty, lazy soup that you can make in less than half an hour. For 2 portions, […]

Lemon and banana muffins: an illustrated recipe

Lemon and banana muffins: an illustrated recipe

Today I had an idea of illustrating all my recipes and binding them into a book. This could work, as I am a visual learner and I’ve always been amazed how much easier it is for me to remember things that I’ve seen written or […]

Freckled Mini Cheese Buns

Freckled Mini Cheese Buns

We had some salty hard cheese left over the other day and we wanted to make a some quick-bake buns to go with the sunny day outside so we mixed the crushed cheese with a fork, added some fresh cheese and corn flour and a […]

Easy Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

This is an easy and delicious recipe that’s great to employ when you want to save those forgotten, overripe bananas. What we really like about this banana bread, is how soft it is and how well it preserves for up to a week (depending on […]

How to Make Traditional Romanian Mucenici (Soft Honey Bread)

How to Make Traditional Romanian Mucenici (Soft Honey Bread)

Mucenici is a traditional holiday in Romania and Moldova on the 9th of March; it celebrates spring and the new spring brings. The legend says that the Martyrs (The Mucenici) were soldiers drowned by the roman emperor Licinius and that the 8 shape symbolises the […]

How to Make Delicious Fresh Pasta

How to Make Delicious Fresh Pasta

My grandmother never bought noodles or pasta, it was simply not something you would buy. A mother and a daughter would meet and make fresh pasta together; sometimes it given as a gift, but never sold, never bought. Sometimes my grandmother would take a still-warm […]

Easy Cheesy Buns Recipe

Easy Cheesy Buns Recipe

What’s nicer on a Sunday morning than the smell of freshly baked bread? And what if you could cut the preparation time by 80% by using baking powder instead of yeast and making small palm-filling easy bake buns? These cheesy buns are super easy to […]

Crunchy Toasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Reduction

Crunchy Toasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Reduction

Crunchy Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Reduction I love brussels sprouts. These miniature cabbages, part of the brassica genus are close relatives of broccoli, cauliflowers, mustard and of course, cabbage and they contain a chemical called¬†sulforaphane, which is believed to have anticancer properties. The best way […]

An Idea to Try: Sweet Potato Hummus

You know when you see a recipe and you instantly feel excited thinking how amazing it will taste when you’ll cook it later in the evening? I love this sweet potato hummus recipe from New York Times’ Dawn Lerman, author of the Fat Dad series. […]

Grilled Broccoli with Hummus Sauce and Roasted Sesame Seeds

This has to be one of the easiest dinner ideas ever. You only need: fresh broccoli, canned chickpeas, lemon, salt and pepper. Some fresh parsley would be nice too. Make the humus first: add 2 garlic cloves to a can of chickpeas and the juice […]