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Lecso- Hungarian Pepper-Tomato Stew

Lecso- Hungarian Pepper-Tomato Stew

Lecso is a Hungarian dish that is very similar to the Italian peperonata. This dish is made with bell peppers, especially red sweet ones, onions, garlic and tomatoes. The sweet paprika, the most popular condiment used in the Hungarian and Transylvanian  cuisines, is added to the sauce for a rich flavor.  The stew can also carry smoked bacon, sausages or even pork. In other words, it could be vegetarian/vegan or not. If you choose to not add any meat to…

Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas-Fajitas De Pollo

Authentic Mexican Chicken Fajitas-Fajitas De Pollo

Today we are going to prepare a delicious authentic Mexican chicken fajitas, or fajitas de pollo. One of the easiest dishes of the Mexican cuisine are the fajitas that are usually made with chicken, beef or shrimp. You can serve them on a sizzling cast iron plate (like in the restaurants), or you can serve them on a regular serving plate next to guacamole, limes, salsa and warm corn or flour tortillas, as tacos.  In Mexico, this dish is popular…

Mustard Pickled Vegetables- A Winter Delight

Mustard Pickled Vegetables- A Winter Delight

Canning seems to be a forgotten skill in the modern times and few people enjoy doing it or finding it necessary. With the abundance of fruits and vegetables all year long in the supermarkets, there is no need to can anymore as our ancestors used to do it for survival reasons. People used to eat in season and if you did not can over the summer and early in the fall you had no food for the winter, which was…

Summer Comfort- Romanian Tomato Soup

Summer Comfort- Romanian Tomato Soup

Who doesn't like tomato soup? I remember eating this soup during the hot summers in Bucharest, while growing up. The tomatoes were coming from the farmers market and they were sweet and tangy at the same time. The celery and the fresh parsley were perfuming the soup in a delicate way. I cannot imagine anything more appropriate for a hot day in summer than a bowl of this tomato soup that can be consumed warm or cold. Chunky carrots, celery and…

Vegetarian Mini Quiche Recipe

Vegetarian Mini Quiche Recipe

I love quiche! It is so versatile, easy to make, great for breakfast or brunch, makes an awesome appetizer and it is a handsome dish! When I am in a hurry, I usually make a crustless quiche, because it is so easy to put together and also has less carbs. This time though, as my daughter was going to a New Year's Eve party and needed some appetizers to bring with, we decided to make some easy mini quiche. Many…

Scalloped Corn With Vegetables

Scalloped Corn with Vegetables

Scalloped Corn with vegetables is my favorite recipe for Thanksgiving. Very easy to put together and delicious, this recipe is perfect for the holidays.
Sour Fish Soup- Romanian Style

Sour Fish Soup- Romanian style

I am not sure how popular a fish soup would be out there, but for the Romanians, this soup is considered a wonderful meal. Having the Danube River as a border with Bulgaria and also having the Danube Delta close to the Black Sea, many people who live in that part of the country eat a lot of fish.  You can make soup from any kind of fish. In the Danube Delta, people use sturgeon, carp, catfish or pike chunks…

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