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Quinoa Lentils Walnuts Salad

Quinoa Lentils Walnuts Salad

I love the already cooked quinoa and lentils from Trader Joe's and I always have a package of each in the fridge/freezer for emergencies. They are a lifesaver when time is short and you have to put dinner on the table. I also like cooking almost everything from scratch and that includes lentils and other beans, but tonight, I decided to use the already cooked ones and make a quick salad. I added walnuts to the mixture, then some crunchy…

Lentil Feta Walnut Salad

Lentils are some of my favorite legumes in the winter. I live in a cold climate and have a hard time eating cucumber and tomato salads unless is July, so beans, lentils and chickpeas combined with other vegetables make a great addition to our meals in the winter. As you probably know already, lentils are nutritious and balanced providing proteins, fibers, vitamins and minerals. This humble legume lowers cholesterol, helps with digestion, stabilizes blood sugar and overall it is a…

Chickpeas Green Beans With Pork And Spanish Chorizo

Today I will continue sharing with you another traditional Spanish recipe, Chickpeas Green Beans with Pork and Spanish Chorizo, recipe I collected during my vacation in Spain. It is a heart-warming dish, great to make on chilly days. Easy to put together, especially if you have, like me, those cans of chickpeas in the pantry and you do not know what to do with them. If you like chickpeas, I have some other few ideas for you besides this recipe, like Okra with Chickpeas…

Cheesy Chorizo And Tomato Baked Pasta

Cheesy Chorizo and Tomato Baked Pasta

Who doesn't love pasta? Easy to make and so versatile, pasta can become an addiction for many of us who love comfort food. This recipe uses very few ingredients and it is made in no time. I love easy recipes and I love the fact that with minimum effort, you can have a lovely dish on your table to feed the whole family. I, personally, also love the leftovers. Pasta, in any form, is a perfect meal to have for…

Romanian Beef Salad(Salata De Boeuf)

Romanian Beef Salad(Salata De Boeuf)

I would not be a truly Romanian if I would not share with you this salad recipe. The Romanian beef salad or "salada de boeuf" is considered to be a traditional recipe that is made for Christmas , New Year's and Easter.No matter where Romanians live around the world, this salad will be on the table for these celebrations. The salad is also widely popular in the Balkans/Eastern Europe. Root vegetables, cooked beef or chicken mixed with pickled vegetables and…

Romanian Meatballs Sour Soup (Ciorba De Perisoare)

Romanian meatballs sour soup or Ciorba de Perisoare is one of the most traditional soups of the Romanian cuisine, the glory of the soups and the pride of every Romanian cook. "Perisoare" means meatballs usually made with minced pork, beef or a combination of both mixed with rice, egg and spices, then boiled in the soup, or ciorba. We eat many soups in this family because we live in a cold climate where hearty soups are the perfect meal. I also think…

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake is a recipe that I have owned for many years. I make it for parties, potlucks, special occasions or just for Sunday afternoon dinners. However, this has always been a New Year's Eve favorite, because my friends and family always ask me to make it for this special occasion. The recipe uses lemon juice and lemon zest in a cream made, originally, with farmers cheese or ricotta, butter, lemon juice and lemon zest, and it is decorated…

Old Fashioned Lemon Bread With Lemon Syrup

Old Fashioned Lemon Bread with Lemon Syrup

This recipe of old fashioned lemon bread with lemon syrup carries a double dose of lemon. Finely grated lemon zest in the batter and lemon syrup poured over the bread after baking, make this bread one of the best lemon bread recipes I ever tried. I found this recipe to be an awesome one for the holidays because it makes a very pretty gift to family and friends. Wrapped in a cute box or bag, the bread looks luxurious and…

Orange-Almond Flan

Orange-Almond Flan

Spoiler alert: This recipe is gluten free and also dairy free! I like unique recipes that are full of flavor, so for today I decided to share with you this beautiful Orange-Almond Flan. Flan is a versatile dessert that can be made in many different ways by adding different ingredients to the base of milk, eggs and sugar. One of my favorite recipes of flan is Flan with Cream Cheese, but I also love the flan with a hint of coffee in it. This recipe…

Cinnamon Tomato Chicken Stew

Cinnamon Tomato Chicken Stew

This cinnamon tomato chicken stew is a dish I always loved. It comes from Greece and it is also known as Kota Kapama. The hidden ingredient in the tasty sauce is cinnamon and it makes chicken taste like a party. Whether you're making this recipe with beef, chicken, pork, or lamb, a touch of cinnamon intensifies the savory aroma and adds a subtle richness to the meat. It won't taste like cinnamon, but it will add a layer of flavor…

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