Chilli con carne tortilla stack

As it gets colder outside I love preparing those hot saucy dishes, like Chilli con carne, that are the pure definition of Comfort food. My family enjoys it, and actually my sister was the one who shared the idea of adding bacon to the recipe for that smoked delicious flavour. I always picture myself with…

Seasonal salad with Balsamic dressing

When it comes to lunch or dinner, salad of any kind is unavoidable on my menu. Lettuce is mainly what I prepare and I buy one each day at the local farmers’ market. For the last few years I’ve been adding arugula to it, or lamb’s lettuce, radicchio, baby spinach or some of the fresh…

Rump steak & barley

Every time I would leave for a competition in swimming or diving when I was a kid, and then after as a teenager, I would always have a wish which dish my mother would make me when I return home. My competitions were usually out of the city, especially when I started training diving and…

Lava cake (Gluten-free)

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. When it comes to gluten it is generally referred to proteins that can be found in wheat flour, so people who have Celiac disease can’t eat different pastry products,…

Chicken, pineapple & vegetable stir-fry

Usually this would be a perfect summer recipe, it has all of the fresh and colorful ingredients you can find at the local farmer’s market during summer, but I needed a dash of color for one of these gray autumn days. Today you can find some vegetables at the market all year round, no matter…

Bacon wrapped & Mozzarella stuffed pork tenderloin

For the last few days I haven’t posted any new recipes, have to admit I spent my time looking for a new job, hanging out with friends and working on some other projects. Honestly I really missed out on writing new posts, editing my recipes and sharing them with all of you wonderful people out…

Spicy chicken, broccoli & mushroom spaghetti

I don’t know if you know but the first mention of pasta was around the 5th century AD, and it refered to dried pasta that could be prepared in boiling water. It’s believed that the first forms of long and thin pasta, such as spaghetti, were first made in Sicily 700 years after the first…

Penne with Gorgonzola, baby spinach & walnuts (Vegetarian)

Creating and planning vegetarian dishes is easy if you have inspiration. It’s also easy to be vegetarian if you know how to cook and prepare delicious dishes consisting of colorful and flavorful vegetables. Don’t get me wrong, vegetarian diet doesn’t consist of just vegetables, but they’re the best part because they bring so much flavour…

Tomato noodle soup (Vegetarian)

Tomato soup always reminds me of my grandmother, as many other recipes do. She had a few signature dishes and as a kid I would spend my weekends over at her house where she would show me how to cook. Even if I didn’t ask I would always see her rolling out the dough or…

Beef stew

Today I woke up to a foggy cold day in Zagreb. As I watched the wind bending the tree branches and gray clouds settling above the rooftops, I didn’t want to get up. Nevertheless I had to, and as soon as I did, I threw on a dozen layers of clothes just to stay warm….

Crepes with Ricotta & orange juice

Crepe is a French word for a pancake, and since I was a kid, the meaning of pancakes here in Croatia was a thin one with strawberry jam or Nutella spread. Later by watching TV shows and movies the thick American pancake was introduced to me, but I always loved those thin ones a bit…

Chocolate almond cookies

Yesterday was Halloween and even though the celebration itself isn’t as popular here in Croatia, many night clubs still organize parties where people dress up and have fun. The last time I dressed up in a costume was when I was a kid, since I went both to Croatian and American school where we learned…