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Transilvania’s Cabbage & Smoked Meat Dry Thyme Spiked “Soup”

Today I’m giving you one of the best ‘soups’ from my mom’s repertoire, a delicious cabbage concoction, with smoked meat and thyme. Before I dive into the recipe, please keep in mind that I’ve called it soup for the sake of simplicity, but in fact, it is a Romanian traditional and regional (Transilvania) recipe from the ‘ciorba’ department. It is not a soup. ☺️ 😉

Ingredients to four servings: 1/2 cabbage, 1 carrot, 1 parsnip, 1/4 celery root, 1 onion, 1 red pepper, dry thyme, lemon juice from 1/2 lemon or less, fresh dill, 300 g smoked pork meat, 2-2.5 l water, sun flower oil, salt and pepper (optional).
NOTE: you can choose any type of smoked pork meat.
Cookware for this recipe: stock pot + fry pan

STEP 1 – Stock Pot

We are starting off by preparing 2 – 2.5 l water into our stock pot and put it on low heat. This will give us enough time for cutting the 1/2 cabbage, with a knife. Once this is done, we can add it to the warm or even boiling water. It doesn’t matter, as long as it is not cold. The cabbage is now going to be let to cook in peace while we are going to move to step two.

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STEP 2 – Fry Pan

Step two is all about pre-cooking our smoked pork meat together with most of our vegetables. But before using our fry pan, we are going to cut and chop the ingredients. Cut your meat into medium pieces and put aside for now. Next, we are going to grate our carrot, parsnip and celery root. Then, we are going to chop the onion and cut the red pepper.

We have prepared all our ingredients for this step. Now it’s time for the actual pre-cooking. We are starting off by heating few drops of oil into our fry pan, add the meat that we have prepared and let it fry for a minute. It only needs to get a bit of crust before we are adding all the other vegetables, first the grated ones and then the onion and red pepper. This mixture is going to cook on low heat until the onion is golden and the carrot is soft. You can add a bit of salt and pepper if you like. And now we are off to step three.

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STEP 3 – Back to the stock pot

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By now the cabbage had started to soften up, which is just perfect for adding the pre-cooked meat and vegetables. We are going to add all of it and not miss one drop of oil from the pan. Everything needs to get inside the stock pot. Give it a stir and mix everything together. Add the dry thyme. Let everything cook until the cabbage is melting soft.

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When it’s done add salt for taste, lemon juice and fresh dill. Pepper is optional.

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You can serve it with onion, pickled green hot peppers or just by itself. And then you can have some hot polenta next to it or even home made bread. It works either way. Enjoy!

Tasty 3-Ingredient Soup | Supa cu Doar 3 Ingrediente

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Today I felt like I HAVE to give my body a soup – the flu and a bad stomach in the same time really took out from my energy. In the same time I wanted something very simple since most vegetables can play tricks on your body if there’s boiling involved.

Let’s get into it! Continue reading “Tasty 3-Ingredient Soup | Supa cu Doar 3 Ingrediente”

Delish Home Cooked Asian Fried Rice Comfort Food with Garlic Pork Soup

Today I’m telling you how to cook a simplified asian fried rice recipe that I recently had in combination with a vey delicious pork soup.

the soup – PORK SOUP WITH MUSTARD AND GARLIC ✔️

ingredients: sun flower oil, pork meat, classic mustard, pepper, garlic, water, red pepper, dill, parsley, salt

I started with the soup and for that I marinated my meat in 2 table spoons of classic mustard and some pepper – not for long, just few minutes. Then I cooked it in a fry pan (be smarter and use a pot) with very little oil and 5 grated cloves of garlic on a low heat for about 7 minutes. At this point everything dried in the pan – however, not burned because I added water just in time. For some extra flavour I added few slices of red pepper and tied together parsley and dill to avoid messiness in my soup (#notafreak).

Cook until the meat is well done and don’t forget to add salt at the end – not before.

the rice –  SIMPLIFIED ASIAN FRIED RICE ✔️

ingredients: long-grain rice, egg, salt

As you might know, asian fried rice can be quite elaborate, however, I’ve decided to keep it simple and make it fast. So first I did my egg, very little cooked in few drops of oil. I then took it away and added the rice on top of what was left from the omelette. I left it to burn a little and then I added water to boil. When it finished cooking, I added my egg and made it into really tiny pieces. Then I mixed everything together with a bit of salt.

How I served and how it tasted

I had the rice and few pieces of pork meat from the soup together in the same plate and served with soup from a little bowl.

I have to say that this tasted like a comfort food. The rice was soft and really tasty and the meat had a pleasant mustard like flavour. While sipping on my soup and eating the rice with the meat I felt like I just spoiled myself. Seriously, you need to try it!

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Chicken Breast and Colorful Veggies | Pui cu Legume Colorate

I am again in a rush OR I think I am – truly don’t know. For today I’ve decided again for something fast but more importantly, something that is not over done – in fact barely cooked. That’s the word we want to hear, right – HEALTHY!

As you can see in the pictures, I’ve prepared few champignons, half a zucchini and garlic. I kept most of my mushrooms in one piece  – tails too. Zucchini is sliced for a faster cooking and garlic is sliced in two. I used zero oil – nada, niente, nimic. On top I’ve added salt, which works wonders with the mushrooms.

cooking time: 5 min
seasoning: salt

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Moving on, after I cleaned my frypan, I sliced one chicken breast into thin slices and placed them into the pan, again without any oil. I like it better this way because I’m avoiding the greasy feel I get whenever I’m frying meat.

cooking time: 10 min- 15 min
seasoning: salt

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With my mushrooms, zucchini, garlic and chicken being ready to be served, I could build my plate, but before that I wanted to add few raw veggies. Red and yellow pepper did the job wonderfully, looking colorful and appetizing.

Now that’s what I call a nice sight!

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RO: Servirea de azi merge numai bine pentru cei care au sarit peste mic dejun, dar asta nu inseamna ca tu, cea/cel care ai fost cuminte si ai papat de dimineata, nu poti savura o farfurie cu legume la tigaie, piept de pui la “gratar” si ardei cruzi pentru masa de pranza – din contra. Totusi exista o chichita, si anume lipsa de ingrediente pentru gust (doar sare) si o lipsa de coacere completa in legumele servite. Ca urmare, daca iti place sa fii mai disciplinat sau vrei sa mananci sanatos, aceasta idee de pranz sau brunch este numai buna pentru tine!

Am inceput cu cateva ciuperci si cozile lor – totul lasat intreg, o jumatate de dovlecel taiat felii si cativa catei de usturoi taiati in jumate. In tigaia semi incinsa si fara ulei am asezat toate aceste ingrediente, pe care le-am lasat sa se coaca pana am crezut eu ca ciupercile sunt ok de papat. Putina sare deasupra si gata cu prim parte!

↑ timp de gatire: 5 min

Separat taiasem un piept de pui in felii subtiripe care le-am asezat frumos in tigaia spalata si incinsa. Nu am folosit ulei si am lasat pieptul sa se coaca frumos, pe fiecare parte. La final am adaugat doar sare.

↑ timp de gatire: 10 min-15 min

Dupa ce am terminat cu ingredientele “gatite”, am pregatit cam un sfert de ardei rosu si un sfert de ardei galben in fasii – pe post de ornament (ca deh, cand sufletul cere, trebuie sa-i dai) si pentru a savura ceva raw alaturi de pieptul de pui si legumele “gatite”.

Nu-i asa ca arata frumos!

 

 

Using Leftovers for Today’s Meal/Sa ma Laud cu Pranzul de Ieri – Ceva Raw si Ceva Gatit

Azi mi-am pregatit  pentru pranz ceva de papa cu snitelul ramas de ieri. Se uscase un picut, asa ca l-am taiat feliute si nici nu ai fi zis ca este de ieri. Langa m-am decis pentru dovlecel prajit – dovlecel pe care l-am gatit foarte putin. Peste am taiat usturoi crud, fara fite si figuri – mancam sanatos sa facem fata la frig.

Ca cruditati am ales un morcov raw pe care l-am taiat frumos in rondele si langa, intr-un alt bol, am adaugat o mana de salata mixta. Si cam acesta a fost pranzul meu. Hai sa recapitulam:

• snitel cu ou taiat felii

• dovlecel semi-prajit

• usturoi crud taiat mic

• 1 morcov crud taiat rondele

• o mana salata mixta

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Super usor, rapid, gustos si pe deasupra sanatos. Yumm!

Pofta Buna!

Ceva Rapid Si Usor – Piept De Pui Servit Cu Salata Delicioasa cu Seminte si Ardei Rosu

Zilele trecute m-am luat cu treaba serios, asa ca trecuse binisor de ora pranzului iar eu inca nu mancasem – decat ciugulisem cate-o fructa si chestii lejere. Dupa o analiza a frigiderului si a nivelului de foame am ajuns la concluzia ca cel mai bine este sa prepar ceva rapid, simplu si gustos.

Asa ca am alcatuit urmatorul meniu:

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Semintele sunt de floarea soarelui si le folosesc cateodata in salatele de legume si in cele de fructe – trebuie doar sa-mi amintesc ca am asa ceva in casa. Pe langa ardei rosu si seminte, salata mea mixta mai contine rucola, salata Butterhead (clasica), ceapa verde si varza rosie.

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Salata inca neterminata

Intre timp s-a prajit si pieptul de pui pe care l-am batut putin pentru a se praji mai repede. La final am asezat puiul peste salata si l-am servit cu o pofta, oops – adica foame nemaivazuta. V-am spus ca este simplu si rapid, nu?

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P.S. – Ignorati lispa de estetica in felul in care am taiat pieptul de pui. Vroiam doar sa pap.