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What’s cooking part II

I cook daily, so it’s natural I share my new and old recipes with you, especially when I’m so proud of my dishes.

Brussels sprouts in the oven. I really love them. I tried this recipe for the first time last month and this is the 5th time I’m making it, it’s very easy to make and it’s very savoury. I put the washed sprouts in a tray with 2 spoons of oil and condiments and leave them in the oven for 30-40 minutes.

Brussels sprouts

It’s a nice dish with different flavours, the exterior it’s crisp and the interior it’s moist and a little bitter.

pasta with warm rocket and goat cheese

The soon-to-be-famous dish from Laura & Mihai’s wedding: pasta with warm rocket and goat cheese. I liked it so much… I’ve done it twice. I left out the mushrooms because the 1st time I forgot and after that I thought it’s better this way. The caramelized the onion it’s mixed with the pasta and on top I put goat cheese and the rocket. I warmed the rocket in a pan for less then a minute.

Mashed beans with caramelized onion

Mashed beans with caramelized onion. This is a traditional Romanian dish. The beans are mashed with condiments, garlic and some oil. On top I put caramelized onions mixed with tomatoes and tomato puree and, of course, condiments.

Potato salad

Potato salad with soy in a red sauce. The regular potatoes and the sweet potato were covered in a sauce of butter and Rosemary. I fried the soy in a drop of oil in a non-sticking pan, after it was done I put tomato puree, a little olive oil (I used one from a can of olives in oil and it had a better flavor, more intense) and tarragon.

Tomato soup

Tomato soup, it’s hubby’s favorite soup. Just plain soup with some basil and pasta.


Mini-pizzas. I made 2 different versions, as usual. The dough was for a diet: flour, baking powder, 1 spoon of oil and water. For my husband’s I put different kind of cheeses, mushrooms and olives.


For me I made a vegetarian quattro stagioni: spinach and cedar – mushrooms – brie and olives – goat cheese. It was lovely, I will try something similar again.



upside-down cake with apple

For desert: upside-down cake with apple. It’s easy to make and we enjoyed it very much. I greased the silicon tray with butter (1/2 a spoon) and I sprinkled sugar. I put the fruits on the sugar. Now I used apples, but it’s very good with different fruits: apricots, plums, nectarines, peaches, pears, seedless grapes. On top of the fruits I pour the dough made from 3 eggs, 1 cup of flour, 3/4 cups of sugar and 1/2 cups oil (or less). After I get it from the oven I flip it.