Prajiturica economica / The economic cake

Cea mai simpla reteta de prajitura pe care o cunosc. Prima oara am gustat in copilarie cand o colega de serviciu de-a mamei mele ne-a servit cu aceasta prajitura. Cu siguranta oricine o poate face, chiar si un barbat mai stangaci hotarat sa-si surprinda iubita sau prietenii. O sa ii zic simplu, prajitura economica.

praji biscuit

Avem nevoie de:

900 gr biscuiti populari

1,5 l lapte

3 plicuri de budinca ( daca doriti de culori si arome diferite)

cateva fructe la alegere

250 ml frisca lichida

Procedeul este cat se poate de usor. Asezati biscuitii in tava de copt unul langa altul. Pregatiti prima budinca conform instructiunilor de pe plic. Odata ce au iesit aburii din budinca fierbite o turnati peste stratul de biscuiti din tava si o intindeti uniform.

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Asezati peste ea un alt strat de biscuiti si puneti la foc a doua budinca. Repetati procedeul de mai devreme si puneti a doua budinca peste biscuiti dupa care asezati al treilea strat de biscuiti.

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In sfarsit puneti a treia budinca pe foc. O turnati apoi peste al treilea strat de biscuiti din tava si peste ea un ultim strat de biscuiti. Daca mai este calda crema o lasati 30 min la racit la temperatura camerei si o bagati apoi la rece la frigider.

Se poate servi dupa 5 ore. Nu e nevoie de sirop pt ca biscuitii se vor inmuia de la crema si de la temperatura joasa din frigider.

Inainte se servire decorati-o cu frisca batuta si fructe.

Pofta mare!

English version:

The easiest cake recipe that I know. The first time I tasted this cake in childhood when a colleague of-my mother served us with this cake. Absolutely anyone can make it, even the clumsiest man decided to surprise his girlfriend or his friends. I will call it simple, the economic cake.
We need:
900gr of the simplest biscuits
1.5 l milk
3 puddings (if you want they can be of different colors and flavors)
some fruit of your choice
250 ml liquid cream
The process is quite easy. Place the biscuits on baking tray one next to the other. Prepare the first pudding as per the instructions from the back of the package. Once the boiled pudding is out of the steams pour the pudding over the layer of biscuits in the tray and spread it evenly.
Place another layer over biscuits over the pudding and start preparing the second pudding. Repeat the process of earlier and put your second pudding over the third layer of biscuits.
Finally start preparing the third pudding. When ready pour it over the third layer of crackers and over it a last layer of biscuits. If it’s still warm because of the cream, leave it for 30 minutes to cool at the room temperature and then put it in the refrigerator to cool even better.

It can be served after 5 hours. No need for any syrup as the biscuits will soften due to the cream and the low temperature in the refrigerator.
Before serving decorate it with whipped cream and fruit.
Enjoy!

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Salata de spanac proaspat / Fresh spinach salad, with cheese

Vorba multa, saracia omului. Propun sa ne dregem tranzitul intestinal cu verdeata. Dupa cantitatile considerabile de carne la gratar, bere, oua rosii si alte minuni, ne-ar sade bine cu o salata colorata si plina de fier.
De data aceasta va propun salata de spanac verde si proaspat cu rosii, branza de vaca, castravete si otet de mere. Un deliciu.

Se prepara in 10 minute. Spalati legumele.

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Taiati rosiile, castravetii si ceapa dupa placul inimii. Apoi rupeti frunzele spalate de spanac si amestecati toate legumele cu branza taiata in cuburi, piper, sare, putin ulei si otet de mere.

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Pofta mare!

English verson:

In Romania we have a saying “Talk much, lose much”. So here I am with a fast forward salad recipe, a bowl filled with greens. After the Easter time when most Romanians consumed considerable quantities of barbecue dishes, beer, eggs, tomatoes and other wonderful and traditional dishes, I would loke to propose a change of course with a colorful salad.
We need fresh green spinach, tomatoes, cottage cheese, cucumber and apple vinegar. A true delight.

You can prepare it in 10 minute. Wash well all vegetables.

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Cut the tomatoes, cucumbers and onions as your heart pleases. Then tear the washed spinach leaves and mix all vegetables with the diced cheese add pepper, salt, some sunflower little oil and vinegar.

Enjoy the spring!

Liebster Award – April 2014 –

Cu putine detalii vin azi in fata voastra cu dorinta de a impartasi un premiu de blog pe care l-am primit de curand. Am fost foarte placut impresionata de aceasta surpriza si ma bucur ca prin regulile acestui premiu il pot da mai departe. Alegerea blogurilor pe care le nominalizez eu a fost total intamplatoare si aleatorie dintre toti acei care isi fact imp sa mai citeasca ce scriu sis a incerce poate, ce gatesc. Va imbratisez cu drag, si sa dati premiul mai departe!

L-am primit de la: http://fallenforfood.wordpress.com/

 

Raspunsurile la intrebarile celei care mi-a dat premiul :

1 . Ai o porecla ?
Porecla mea este KMP ( vine de la Oana Campioana : P )

2 . Ce te-a facut sa iti creezi un blog?
Am inceput blogging-ul , ca o cura de vindecare in urma unei mici pierderi dar si pentru a vedea daca sunt suficient de buna pentru a tine un blog, si ma bucur ca am luat aceasta decizie .

3 . Daca azi ar fi ultima ta zi , care sunt cele trei feluri de mancare pe care le-ar gati, manca, cumpara?
Ciocolată , ciocolată , ciocolată și poate niște … ciocolată

4 . Ce iti gateste mama de ziua ta?
Ceva dulce, cum ar fi o prajitura sau clătite sau „ceva bun”.

5. ( Doar pentru ca acesta este intotdeauna printre primele intrebari pe care le pun oamenilor ): Ai un animal de companie ?
Da ! Iubesc caini … dar si alte animale

6 . Blog culinar sau cartea de bucate ?
Ambele . Cartile de bucate tind sa fie plictisitoare, dar sunt mult mai precise, in opinia mea.

7 . Ce te face sa admiri o persoana?
Daca rade, daca ii place viata, si se bucura de a tot ce face.

8 . Exista un fel de mancare pe care il urasti, desi nu l-ai gustat niciodata?
Da, gandaci, greieri si alte creaturi similare.

9 . Spune despre tine trei adjective negative care te descriu cel mai bine .
Impulsiva, uneopri lenesa , imatura (imi place sa fiu un copil )

10. Doar pentru ca eu sunt interesata; ce carte e preferata ta?
” Papesa Ioana ” (si ” Eat, Pray, Love ” )

 

Iata si intrebarile mele pentru cei pe care i-am nominalizat:

1. Ce alte interese/ pasiuni ai in afara de gatit?
2. Care este primul lucru pe care le-ai gatit sau copt?
3. Daca ai putea lua cina chiar acum cu cineva mort sau viu, care ar fi acea persoana?
4. Care este micul dejun preferat?
5. Care era cea mai frumoasa vacanta pe care ai avu-o vreodata si de ce?
6. Cum ai ales numele pentru blog-ului?
7. De ce anume esti cel mai mandru/mandra?
8. Ai vreun talent ascuns?
9. Care este lucrul care iti place cel mai mult la tine?
10. Blog culinar sau carte de bucate?

Acest premiu trebui onorat cu urmatoare reguli:
1. Un link catre persoana care te-a nominalizat
2. Raspunsurile la intrebarile de la acea persoana
3. Nominalizarea altor bloguri
4. Enuntarea a 10 intrebari noi pt cei nominalizati
5. Sa ii anuntati pe cei nominalizati

 

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Here I come before you today with the desire to share a blog award that I received recently. I was very impressed by this surprise and I’m glad the rules of this award ask me to give it away to others. Choosing the nominees was totally accidental and random from all those who take some time on reading what I write and maybe to try what I cook. Love, kisses and hugs, don’t forget to give away this lovely award!

From where I received it:

http://fallenforfood.wordpress.com/

The answers to the questions I’ve been asked:

 

1. Do you have a nickname?

My nickname is KMP (stands for champ :P)

2. What is it that made you blog?

I started blogging so I could heal from a loss and to see whether I am good enough to blog, and I am glad I took this decision.

3. If today was your last day, what are the three dishes that you would cook, eat, buy or order?

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate and maybe some… chocolate

4. What is the dish your mum has always cooked/baked for your birthday?

Something sweet, like a cake, cookie, crepes and others similar

5. (Just because this one’s always among the first questions I tend to ask people): Do you have a pet?

Yes! I absolutely love dogs… and other animals

6. Food blog or cookbook?

Both. Cookbooks tend to be boring but they are more accurate, in my opinion

7. What is it that makes you admire a person?

If they laugh, if they love, if they live and enjoy doing it

8. Is there any kind of food that you hate although you’ve never actually tasted it?

Bugs, crickets and other similar creatures

9. Give me the three best and worst adjectives that best describe you.

Impulsive, lazy-ish, immature (I like being a child)

10. Just because I’m interested: what’s your favorite book?

”Pope Joan” (and “Eat, pray, love”)

 

My nominees:

http://rantingchef.com/

http://rubenbudau.wordpress.com/

http://laurafrunza.com/

http://foodandeverythingelse.me/

http://dulceiutesarat.wordpress.com/

http://mccallumsshamrockpatch.wordpress.com/

http://allthatcooking.com/

http://myfavouritepastime.com/about/

http://www.lisasmatblogg.se/

http://sweetsbymia.wordpress.com/

My questions for the people I nominated:

  1. What is/are your other interest/s aside from cooking and baking?
  2. What is the first thing you’ve cooked and baked?
  3. If you could have dinner right now with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
  4. What is your favorite breakfast?
  5. What was your best ever holiday and why?
  6. How did you choose the name for your blog?
  7. What are you most proud of?
  8. Do you have any hidden/not so hidden talents?
  9. What is the thing you like best about yourself?
  10. Food blog or cookbook?

 

The award’s rules:

1. Link to the person who nominated you
2. Answer their questions
3. Nominate new blogs for the award
4. Ask them 10 new questions
5. Let the nominees know they have been nominated

Branza cu mamaliguta si ou / Cheese, polenta and egg – Romanian sheperd dish

Toate familiile, ca sunt de 2, 3 membrii sau 1 milion de persoane, si aici ma refer la o comunitate, sau o natiune, are o istorie in bucatarie. Cand vine vorba de transpunerea unei retete regionale in farfuriile unei familii, e minunat cum ingrediente dispar sau apar si arome se combina in cele mai ciudate feluri.

Cam asa este si cu acest fel de mancare, pe care il gateam relativ des cu parintii sau bunicii in copilarie. Sunt sigura ca nu-i roman care sa nu fi incercat pana acum o mamaliguta calda cu branza, ou fiert, branza si unt.

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Imi aduce aminte de copilarie si mirosul mamaligii calde care topeste oul fiert, untul si branza, imi ruleaza un film alb negru cu zambete si barfe de familie de acum 2 decenii.

Putina melancolie, nu strica la inceput de an, nu-i asa?

Pentru 2 portii avem nevoie de urmatoarele:

  • 2 cani de malai pt mamaliguta
  • 500 – 600 ml apa
  • 2 oua
  • 150 gr branza
  • 50 gr unt
  • 5 linguri de smantana sau iaurt gras

 Punem la fiert mamaliguta. Intre timp fierbem ouale dar sa nu fie tari, medii sa zic, dupa ce incep sa fiarba lelasam 4 minute. Cand e gata mamaliguta, luam cu lingura si punem in farfurie peste branza.

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Peste ea punem oul curatat, branza, smantana si untul. Daca e nevoie si de sare, punem si sare si amestecam cu lingura dar sa nu se omogenizeze perfect.

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Se mananca atunci cat e calda. E buna si o tarie inainte, asa ca sa mai taie din greata untului si a oului.

O puteti servi seara la cina, sau intr-o dimineata tarzie cand nu ati servit altceva decat cafeluta de la trezire. Mare atentie insa, sa aveti un membru al familiei cu voi, sa va tina companie la o mica barfa.

Pofta mare!

 English version:

 All families that have 2 , 3 members or even 1 million members, and here I am referring to a community, or a nation  have a history in the kitchen. When it comes to the implementation of a regional recipe into the plates of one family, it’s great how ingredients disappear or appear and flavors combine in the strangest ways.

So it is with this dish , which I was cooking it relatively often with my parents or grandparents in childhood. I ‘m sure there are few Romanians who haven’t tried yet this dish, a hot polenta with cheese, boiled egg, cheese and butter.
It reminds me of my childhood and the smell of hot polenta that melts the egg and cheese, it runs a black and white film with smiles and family gossips in my mind, a movie we “shot” two decades ago.
A little melancholy, does not hurt at the beginning of the year, or does it?
For 2 servings we need the following :

2 cups cornmeal for the polenta
500-600 ml of water
2 eggs
150 gr cheese
50 g butter
5 tablespoons of sour cream or Greek yogurt

You make the polenta. Meanwhile boil the eggs but not hard, let’s say medium. When the polenta is read , take few spoon and put it in a bowl. Over it we add the egg , cheese, and butter and the sour cream. If necessary add salt then mix with a spoon but not to perfect homogenize the mix.
Then eat it while it’s still hot . It’s good to taste some strong drink before, like some Romanian whiskey, if you have or a shot of vodka so you feel less nausea from the butter and egg. This is one of the many traditional dishes prepared by Romanian sheperds.
You can enjoy it at dinner or in a late morning when you have not served something else than the waking up coffee. Attention , make sure you have a family member with you to keep you company for a little gossip while eating.

Enjoy!

Budinca de cartofi / Potatoes pudding

Se intampla uneori sa vrem sa gatim ceva deosebit, o reteta asa mai speciala din ingrediente simple. Sau se mai intampla sa ai musafiri si sa nu poti sa ii tratezi cu retete complicate ca nu te tine buzunarul. De asta e bine sa mai ai la indemana si o reteta foarte usoara, facuta de altii sau auzita de la vreun coleg de munca, nu se stie niciodata cand ai nevoie de ea.

Asadar dragii mei, sa va prezint budinca mea de cartofi.

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Initial reteta o auzisem de la o colega de munca. Ea e novice in bucatarie insa iubitul ei vine cu idei stralucite de retete facute de mama lui. Si uite asa prin viu grai ne ajutam unii pe altii cum sa gatim bun si simplu.

In reteta originala aveam nevoie de:

  • 1 ardei gras
  • 1 morcov
  • 1 ceapa
  • 5 cartofi mai mari, cam 1,5 kg asa
  • 150 gr branza
  • 2 oua
  • Vreo 6 linguri de smantana
  • Putin piper si rozmarin

 Pentru ca eu nu am vrut sa folosesc toate legumele, am folosit doar cartofii, branza si smantana. Am purces asadar la fierberea cartofilor in coaja.

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Apoi i-am curatat si i-am taiat in cubulete cum m-am nepriceput eu mai bine. Am pus peste ei ouale, smantana si piperul. Apoi am ras branza si am pus si rozmarin. Sare nu am adaugat pt ca era branza suficient de sarata.

Le-am amestecat bine pana s-a omogenizat compozitia, si am adaugat si o lingura de ulei. In cazul in care doriti sa folositi toate legumele din reteta originala, trebuie sa le spalati, sa le taiati cuburi si sa le sotati putin in ulei. Apoi le amestecati cu restul ingredientelor.

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Am pus in vasul de yena putin ulei si am pus compositia. Peste ea am ras inca o felie de branza si am pus si putina smantana care ramasese singurica in cutie. Si zdup la cuptor, la foc mediu.

Se vor coace repede, aproximativ 40 minute. Arata foarte bine ca si garnitura dar la o adica o puteti servi cu o muratura langa si gata cina.

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Pofta mare!

English version:

It happens sometimes that you to want to cook something special but to be a recipe with simple ingredients. Or it happens for you to have guests and you cannot treat them with complicated recipes ‘cause you have an empty pocket . That ‘s why it’s good to have at hand and a very easy recipe , made ​​by others or heard from a colleague, because you never know when you might need it .
So my dears, let me present you my potato pudding.
Originally, the recipe I had heard about from a work colleague. She’s a novice in the kitchen but her boyfriend comes with bright ideas of recipes made ​​by his mother. And so we help each other with nice recipes, by simply talking about food and what we like.
The original recipe needed :

1 bell pepper
1 carrot
1 onion
5 large potatoes about 1.5 kg or so
150 gr cheese
2 eggs
About 6 tablespoons of sour cream
some pepper and rosemary

Because I did not want to use all my vegetables, I only used the potatoes, the cheese and the sour cream. I started by boiling the potatoes with their skins on. Then I peeled them and I cut them  into cubes as I bad as I could, because size doesn’t matter. I put over them the eggs , cream and pepper. Then I grated the cheese and added the rosemary . I didn’t added salt for the cheese was salty enough .

I thoroughly mixed until the composition was homogenized , and added a tablespoon of oil . If you want to use all the veggies from the original recipe , you have to wash them , dice them and sauté them in some oil. Then mix them with the rest of the ingredients.

Then I put the mix in a yena dish with a tablespoon of oil first in it. I grated one more slice of cheese and added the rest of the remaining sour cream that was alone in the bowl. And then bang in the oven at medium heat!
It will cook fast, in about 40 minutes. It looks great as a side dish or garnish but I think you can serve with a pickle next to it and there you have your simplest supper.

Enjoy!

La multi ani mie la prima aniversare blogareasca! / Happy first blog anniversary to me!

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1 an inseamna 365 de zile. Ba nu, inseamna multa mancare. Nici asa nu e bine… 1 an inseamna multe zambete, o groaza de farfurii spalate si niste fire de par pierdute ca nu-ti iese botoselul din fondant. Ahhhmmm, nu nu, reiau. 1 an inseamna un timp sufficient de lung incat sa iti dai seama de detalii care erau in fata ochilor tai dar pana atunci nu le vazusei. E mai bine acum? Sau 1 an inseamna sa te redescoperi, sa te regasesti acolo unde nu te cautasei niciodata, si sa impartasesti cu altii muuuulte intamplari. Hai ca imi place cum suna asta. Tot 1 an inseamna primii pasi, ai unui copil, ai copilului din tine care viseaza, care spera, care greseste si care incepe sa simta gustul, gustul macarii, gustul esecului dar si gustul victoriei dupa multe incercari nereusite.

1 an inseamna ca v-am zapacit cu 100 de “hartiute” pe care am scrijelit orice mi-a bubuit mintea… Mai inseamna si mult curaj, inconstienta si cateva kg de nebunie, pura nebunie. 365 de zile inseamna mai mult de 1 an, inseamna 8760 de ore in care m-am tot gandit ce sa mai nascocesc, ce cratita sa mai ard, ce sfinti sa mai inalt la ceruri ca sa imi iasa o mancare prapadita asa cum visez eu.

52 de saptamani de sperante ca oamenii ma vor citi, ca suflete vor vibra la fel ca mine, ca voi strange macar 20.000 de vizualizari ( asta o taiati la montaj va rog, ca am depasit 20.300 deja)

31.536.000 de secunde in care m-am gandit la voi, toti care ati binevoit sa popositi pe la mine prin bucatarie, si mi-ati acordat putin din pretiosul timp ca sa vedeti o poza facuta cu mare stangacie, sau sa cititi un gand prafuit, sau poate sa zambiti la balivernele publicate de mine.

Nu mai trag de elastic, presimt ca daca ii dau drumul ma plezneste peste ochi, asa ca VA MULTUMESC, si ne citim in continuare, parol!

 English version:

1 year means 365 days. No, it means lot of food . No it doesn’t sound so good … 1 year means many smiles, lots of dishes washed and some hair loss ‘cause my fondant baby shoe it’s not coming out as it should. Ahhhmmm, I don’t like this, let me rephrase. 1 year means a long enough time when you realize the key lies in front of your eyes but you hadn’t seen it yet. It’s better now? Or let’s say 1 year means to rediscover yourself, find yourself where you never ever searched, and share with others so many events .

Ok, this is much better, I like the sound of that. Also 1 year means the first steps of a child, the child in you, hoping and dreaming and who begins to feel the taste of food, the taste of failure but also the taste of victory after many unsuccessful attempts.
1 year means that I confused you guys with 100 “notes” I scribbled on my blog, with rumbling thoughts… It also means courage, unconsciousness and a few pounds of madness , pure madness. 365 days is more than 1 year it’s 8760 hours that I’ve been thinking about what to cook and what pot to burn, it means raising saints to the highest heaven to turn the crappy food into what I actually had in mind.
52 weeks I hoped for people will read these lines and their souls will vibrate like mine, that I will gather at least 20,000 views ( cut this when you review the article please, I already passed the 20,300 views)

31,536,000 seconds in which I thought of you, all that halt in my kitchen, and that gave me some of their precious little time to see a picture taken by a rookie, or to read a dusty thought, or to smile at the nonsense published by me.

Ok I won’t pull the string too much, as I got a feeling that it will spank me in the face, so just to say THANK YOU ALL, and we read each other’s lines further on, cross my heart and hope not to die!

Salata de fasole verde cu usturoi / Green beans garlic salad

Stiu ca vara este pe sfarsit si ne concentram sa prindem ultimele zile calduroase pana sa vina vremea rece. Cu toate acestea multe legume sunt inca pe val si merita sa le acordam toata atentia. Ca de exemplu fasolea verde si dovelgelul. Cu ceva vreme in urma va impartaseam reteta mea de dovlegel pane care merge de minune cu un sos de usturoi. Astazi vreau sa va impartasesc o reteta combinata, cu alte cuvinte, langa dovlegel mai puteti pune pe farfurie si o salata de fasole verde cu usturoi si o rosie.

Avem nevoie de:

  • 1 kg de fasole verde
  • Dovlegel pane, conform retetei sus amintita
  • 3, 4 catei de usturoi
  • Si cateva rosii sau ce mai vreti sa puneti in farfurie

Procedeul este foarte simplu. Fierbeti fasolea in apa mai multa. Dupa ce s-a fiert o scoateti si o lasati sa se scurga bine de apa. Puneti 3 linguri de ulei intr-o tigaie si adaugati fasolea.

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Este un fel de stir fry romanesc, numai ca noi avem deja leguma fiarta. O caliti 3 minute si o lasati sa se linisteasca. Intre timp curatati usturoiul, pisati-l bine si frecati-l cu 1 lg de ulei si putina sare pana se face ca o pasta.

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La final adaugati pasta de usturoi peste fasolea calita si gata salata. Eu am servit fasolea cu dovlegelul pane si cateva rosii, un deliciu.

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Pofta mare!

English version:

I know that summer is winding down and we are all focusing to catch the last warm days before the cold weather comes. However many vegetables are still on the rise and worth to give them all the attention we have available. Such veggies would be the green beans and zucchinis. A while ago I shared with you my zucchinis chips recipe that goes well with a garlic sauce. Today I want to share another recipe where I combined the green beans, with the zucchinis and garlic, or whatever other veggies you want to put on your plate.

We would need:

  • 1 kg of green beans
  • the zucchinis chips, as per my recipe
  • 3, 4 cloves of garlic
  • And some tomatoes

The process is very simple. Boil the beans in plenty of water. After boiling, remove them from the bowl it and let the water drain well. Put 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add the beans. It’s kind of Romanian style stir fry, only that we have already boiled the vegetable. Leave it for 3 minutes and let it rest. Meanwhile take the peeled garlic, crushed it and rub it with 1 Tbs of oil and a pinch of salt until it forms a paste. Finally add the garlic paste over the beans and the salad is ready. I served it with the zucchinis chips and some tomatoes.

Enjoy!