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Ligia’s Kitchen: Raw Pickles

It has been a while since we published an episode of Ligia’s Kitchen! I’m so glad we had a chance to film one this past weekend, even though we had to cut it short because Sophie needed Ligia’s attention. That by the way, is the reason we haven’t been filming new episodes. The little sweetheart needs us and we can’t dedicate a few hours to the filming of an episode.

In this new episode, you’ll learn how to make delicious, healthy, probiotic raw pickles without vinegar or preservatives. You’ll be seeing how pickled cucumbers and pickled green tomatoes get made. All of the ingredients that go into these pickles are fresh and organic and the pickling process itself involves no heat or vinegar whatsoever. The recipe is posted in the video.

Ligia’s co-host in this video is Izabela Panescu, the creator and host of a show called “Tinerete Fara Batranete” on Digi24, a Romanian TV station.

We filmed this episode in Romanian but don’t worry, I’ve provided English subtitles for you. Make sure to click on the CC button below the video to enable them.

Enjoy!

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De Vorba cu Ligia: the first four shows

De Vorba cu Ligia

As I looked over my site archive today, I realized that I haven’t yet told you about Ligia‘s latest show, which is called “De Vorba cu Ligia“. Translated from Romanian, it means “Talking with Ligia”. It’s a simple name and a lovely show where she interviews various interesting people doing good things in Romania. It’s a show where we also talk about raw food, which is what we did in the fourth, most recent episode. We publish each episode to Ligia’s YouTube Channel in full 1080p HD. We started filming it in December of last year, when Ligia was about six months pregnant with Sophie, and we filmed the last episode this last weekend, when Sophie was 2½ months old.

I’ve posted the first four shows here for you. They’re in Romanian, but I know that at least a few of you subscribed readers know the language, so you’re fine. As for the rest of you, the last two episodes will be of interest, because we’ll show you stuff, not just talk about it, and that’s easily understood in any language. Besides, you’ll get to see our little Sophie in the last one, and babies are adorable in any language!

Episode 1 (12/20/12):

Episode 2 (2/5/13):

Episode 3 (2/14/13):

Episode 4 (5/22/13):

Enjoy! :-)

Chia Roe Salad

Ligia’s Kitchen: Raw Vegan “Fish Roe Salad” from Chia Seeds

The word “chia” probably conjures images of the “Chia Pet” in your minds, if you grew up during the 80s and 90s. Besides being a fun toy, chia seeds are incredibly nutritious and as it turns out, delicious!

In this new episode of Ligia’s Kitchen, my wife presents an original recipe of hers, which she just created: a raw vegan version of fish roe salad, or taramosalata as the Greeks call it. Being half-Greek, she’s earned the right to meddle with this traditional Mediterranean dish.

For those of you who’ve only recently subscribed to my website after I was featured in the Freshly Pressed section of WP.com (hello and thank you by the way), I should explain that I produce Ligia’s Kitchen; I also direct it, film it and edit it. That’s how I get to call myself a filmmaker. Ligia’s Kitchen is an award-winning web series which earned the title of YouTube Next Chef.

Enjoy watching this episode and do try the recipe, it’s guaranteed to be delicious!

Lentil and scallion entree

Ligia’s Kitchen: Lentil and Scallion Entree

We just published episode 32 of our show, Ligia’s Kitchen, featuring a delicious entree made from lentils and scallions, seasoned with dill, lemon and salt. Ever since Ligia created the recipe a couple of months ago, she’s made it for us at least once a week, and it’s still great, every time I taste it. It’s a wonderful summer recipe.

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Released 6/25/12

Enjoy!

Strawberries and cream

Ligia’s Kitchen: Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries are ripe and ready to be picked in our garden! This means, among other delicious things, that we’ve made a wonderful recipe for you, a raw twist on the traditional Strawberries and Cream dessert.

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Released 6/7/12

The cream is made from cashews, honey, lemon juice and water, and you pour it over freshly picked and sliced strawberries.

Enjoy!

A bottle of freshly prepared Kombucha.

Ligia’s Kitchen: Kombucha Tea

After about three months on hiatus, during which we re-purposed one of the rooms in our house as a studio for the show and renovated it from top to bottom, we’re back with a new episode of Ligia’s Kitchen!

It’s a recipe for Kombucha Tea, a delicious probiotic beverage that will replenish your body with a much-needed enzyme and vitamin soup. You can grow Kombucha in your pantry (it needs a dark, not-too-cold place to grow) and if you’re good to it, you can have a Kombucha colony, so you’ll always have fresh Kombucha on hand should you want it (and you will want it).

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Released 5/28/12

Don’t forget to turn on the subtitles (use the CC button) for this video, because we recorded it in Romanian. We’ll be back to English starting with the next episode.

Cheers!

Hemp Hearts

Ligia’s Kitchen: Lovely Hemp Hearts for Valentine’s Day

We made a special episode of Ligia’s Kitchen for Valentine’s Day, which we hope will provide you with a great recipe for your loved ones: raw, organic hemp hearts (brownies), glazed with strawberry sauce and topped with pomegranate!

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Released 2/9/12

Bon appetit and Happy Valentine’s Day!