Traditional Dishes

Polenta Dishes

Polenta Dishes

      Polenta Dishes I was sitting today together with my kids looking through my childhood pictures and I remembered about a dish I used to eat with pleasure every time I was in summer vacation at my grandparents house in Romania. So I decided […]

Oriental Potato Salad

Oriental Potato Salad

  Oriental Potato Salad with olives, eggs and red onions! An easy, delicious and healthy potato salad ready in only 30 minutes! Every once in a while I’ll share a recipe with you that I grew up with. (Traditional Dishes section) I would say this […]

Semolina Pudding

Semolina Pudding

  Ingredients: ~600 ml or 2 1/4 cup milk ~70 gr semolina or 1/3 cup ~115 gr sugar or 1/2 cup (traditional way) ~ I use maple syrop ~1/2 teaspoon cacao powder ~1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon cinnamon ~jam ~ flavour at your choice   How […]

Romanian Lettuce Soup

Romanian Lettuce Soup

              Ingredients 1 head chopped romanian lettuce 1 onion garlic to taste 1 tsp butter or oil 5 eggs – omelette bacon bits or sliced sausage (optional) 2 1/2 cups milk or 2 cups milk + 1/2 cup heavy […]

Romanian Chicken Soup with Semolina Dumplings

Romanian Chicken Soup with Semolina Dumplings

    Chicken soup is a worldwide cure-all for cold days, stuffy noses, and general under-the-weather moments. If you are a regular cook, then you should try making your own broth. It’s a good economical way to use a whole chicken and the remaining meat […]

ROMANIAN SWEET BREAD WITH WALNUTS – COZONAC

ROMANIAN SWEET BREAD WITH WALNUTS – COZONAC

Cozonac – a delicious sweet bread typically filled with a walnut filling, this is the most traditional sweet thing you will find in every Romanian family on Easter and Christmas. It is normally filled with a walnut-egg white filling, but you can actually find many […]

Romanian White Bean Dip – Fasole batuta

Romanian White Bean Dip – Fasole batuta

       Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  1 hour 15 mins Total time:  1 hour 35 mins Serves: 4 A creamy, garlicky, vegan white bean dip, topped with delicious tomato-paprika onions, Romanian fasole batuta.       Ingredients For the dip: 250 g/ 8.8 […]

Easter Chicken Drob

Easter Chicken Drob

Drob de pui – a delicious chicken appetizer for the Easter brunch, a twist on the traditional Romanian lamb drob. The traditional Romanian Easter drob it is actually made with lamb. For the orthodox Christians the lamb symbolizes Jesus’ sacrifice for the mankind, so traditionally […]

Romanian Easter Cheesecake – Pasca

Romanian Easter Cheesecake – Pasca

  This is another traditional Romanian Easter dessert: “Pasca de Pasti” or Easter Cheesecake. Basically a typical cheesecake made with the so called “cow’s cheese – “branza de vaci”, but untypical baked in a sweet bread case.The name of the cheese doesn’t only mean that […]

Romanian cabbage rolls (sarmale)

Romanian cabbage rolls (sarmale)

Romanian cabbage rolls (sarmale) Preparation time 30 mins Cook time 4 hours Total time 4 hours 30 mins Author: Madelyn Jewell Serves: 10 Ingredients * 2 to 3 lbs ground pork and beef (or whatever meat you prefer) * ½ cup long grain rice * […]