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Kale Salad with Apples and Avocado

One cup fresh Kale contains 133% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin A you need, and 134% of the recommended amount of Vitamin C. This wonder vegetable, a superfood in its own right, is also a great source of Calcium (10%), Vitamin B-6 (10%), Potassium 9% and Magnesium 7%. It only contains 33 calories […]

#Veganuary Salad Week: Red Cabbage Slaw

Red Cabbage, or purple cabbage, as it is also known, is a wonderful vegetable, full of vitamin C, and rich in vitamin A (ten times more than green cabbage). In Garden Super Hero Tales (Volume 1), Young Red Cabbage is one of the 10 delicious vegetables recommended for a healthy diet. “I am red, and […]

Romanian Ciorbă de Fasole (Bean Soup)

In Romania, where I come from, “Ciorbă de Fasole” is considered among the “foods of the poor,” but also, among the top traditional dishes, offered to foreigners, even in high-end restaurants, when they visit our country. Don’t worry, if it is a good restaurant, you will get something authentic. Nevertheless, the best “ciorbas” I’ve ever […]

Beetroot, Chickpeas and Walnut Hummus

Soon, a new volume of the Garden Super Hero Tales will be released, where Stainy Beetroot becomes one of the main 10 characters. Among the recipes there, you will also find a better version of my beetroot, chickpeas and walnut hummus. This is a very easy recipe: you will need two beetroots (boiled); some tinned chickpeas […]

Miss Aubergine Loves Eggplant Rolls

In the first volume of Garden Super Hero Tales, where Miss Aubergine is one of the main characters, we learn a lot about fashion. Today, part of my Veganuary challenge,  we learn about Miss Aubergine’s favorite eggplant dish this month. The thing I love about eggplant/aubergine is its “versatility.” This is the perfect veggie: low in calories; […]

10 Rookie Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them

The worst cooking mistake in my book is not to taste as you go. This is disastrous for many recipes that require seasoning with herbs, and can ruin dishes when you add too much salt, too many times. Another common mistake is overcrowding the pan, especially when you are in a hurry to finish a […]