Empanadas

Empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried, mostly known as a traditional dish in Latin America and Spain. The first mention of them was in a cookbook published in Spain in 1520, and then they were mostly stuffed with seafood. Even though it has origins in Spain, it has a long history…

Lentil & bean stew with grilled sausages

Bean stew has always been a traditional dish in Croatia, especially in the continental part. Everyone has their own version of the recipe, you can probably go from one village to the next and the recipes would be slightly different. But that is actually the best part about it, you can try so many versions…

Asian bowls

Hi everyone! September is here, summer is coming to an end, and since I’ve returned from the seaside it’s been raining non stop. At moments there were ice cubes falling from the sky, making me think of spending my time at the beach, sunbathing and swimming in the sea just a week ago. I’m a…

Grilled sea bream

I have to admit when with my parents, I usually eat more fish, more seafood in general, seems just like most of my friends don’t like it so I don’t tend to prepare it for myself when travelling with them. But after days of wishful thinking and longing for grilled fish I decided to make…

Asian – European wok

For the last year, as I’ve mentioned before in my posts, I’ve been learning Chinese, and I have to say I’ve fallen behind while working on my other obligations. In a few weeks I should continue with my studies, but not sure how much I remember. The reason why I started it in the first…

Steak in mushroom sauce & gnocchi

Did it ever happen to you that after staying somewhere, like a vacation destination for too long, you start calling it your home?.. Not specifically, it just pops up when you’re at the store talking to a friend on your phone and you say ~ ‘I’ll call you when I get home’ thinking of the…

Oreo cheesecake

For the last few weeks, while staying at the seaside I didn’t make any cakes. Usually when on vacation I don’t bake cakes since I’m mostly out of the house, or there aren’t as many people to share them with. So I’ve been imagining cakes, getting new ideas, thinking about new recipes and can’t wait…

Stir-fry vegetables & rice (Vegetarian)

While staying at the seaside, I had a chance to see some of my friends, catch up, swim & sunbathe with them and hang out. Some of them also came to the coast from Zagreb, like one of my best friends who came to stay with me for a few days. As she is a…

Grilled mackerel & bean salad

For a month now I’ve been living at the seaside, I didn’t move or anything, I’m still enjoying my last vacation as a student. The reason why I haven’t been posting new recipes was because I didn’t have wi-fi or any other way to get on the Internet and even though it was tough and…

Pork roast

Pork roast has always been my family’s go-to dinner idea when everyone was coming over, actually either pork or duck. My grandma used to roast duck and I loved it, I also shared a recipe a few months back and you can still check it out – Roasted duck. Seems like the tradition of making duck…

Pumpkin soup

I have to admit it is not a pumpkin season this time of year here in Croatia, even though you can find butternut in every supermarket or the organic farmer’s market nowadays all year round. Pumpkin is a vegetable I love using in my kitchen, and it wasn’t something you could find on my family’s…

Stuffed bell peppers

When was the last time you took a moment and looked around yourself, but really looked, with appreciation towards your surrounding, taking in all of the beauty that’s right in front of you? Did you ever feel like walking down the same street which you’ve been walking down for years, maybe ten years or more,…