Turkey drumstick in sweet & sour sauce with mlinci

For Sunday dinner we always have our family come over, and my family is a large one, I’ve got my sister’s family, my brother’s family, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mostly my older brother comes over, like today. He has two kids, my nephew who’s a 4yo and my niece who’ll be 2 years old in…

Mexican steak & vegetables stir-fry with rice

I love Mexican food, or versions of it. For some reason I always associate it with lots of vegetables, spicy dips and hot sauces, and of course tortillas. In this case there are no tortillas, but there are colorful vegetables and the spicy flavor. This is my go-to dinner idea when I have a fridge…

Stuffed cheesy calamari

I’m sharing this recipe today because in my family we always prepare seafood dishes on Friday, so this is a great option for tomorrow’s dinner. Either it’s fish, clams, or squid, I’m always looking forward to that time of the week when I get the chance to prepare a seafood dish. Don’t know if it’s…

Bacon & carrot barley and steak

I’ve shared a couple of versions of this recipe, just because I love this dish and can’t get enough of it. As a kid my grandma was the only one who even cooked with barley and she always used it in her Bean and smoked ham stew. Growing up and cooking on my own I…

Coleslaw & red pepper salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Simple Tuesday calls for a simple recipe, and that’s just what this salad is. Most of the traditional main dishes call for a simple salad as a fresh addition to the meal, either it’s fresh lettuce, lamb’s lettuce, arugula or even coleslaw, tomatoes and any other seasonal vegetable. And what would a salad be without…

New Year’s post – Grilled Adriatic bream

For the last day in the amazing 2017 I prepared an equally amazing recipe that showcases Croatian fresh products and simple delicious cuisine. 2017 was an incredible one for me: I went to Krakow, Poland on a road trip with six of my friends I visited the island of Vis and Hvar where I used…

Bratwurst & cabbage pasta

I hope everyone had an amazing and warm Christmas with their family or people they love. I must admit I had one of the best ones yet. I spent my Christmas in Budapest, first time away from home, and even though I missed some of the traditional dishes I’d usually have prepared at home, I…

10 reasons why visit Krakow, Poland

For me probably the best way to visit Krakow is if you go on a road trip with six of your friends across 4 different countries, that’s just the way I did 8 months ago. We were all drinking beers one day in a bar in Zagreb and after a few beers we started talking…

Raspberry, poppy seed & cream cheese tart

A week ago I shared a recipe that uses an interesting combination of ingredients like apricot, poppy seed and cream cheese. This is a version of that tart, but with raspberries. I made it a couple of days ago when my friends came over, the same ones who tried the first one and liked it…

15 reasons why visit Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, one of my favourite place to be, to live and to travel to. From the low-cost food, drinks, apartments you can rent out and public transport, to friendly people and so much to see, it’s the perfect summer, as well as the winter destination. The only thing I’m thinking of…