Tuna tomato crispy pasta

Today has been a long day, hiking all the way to the top of Sljeme in Zagreb and back, resulting in 22 km walk by foot. It’s not my first time hiking and I really like to go as often as I can with friends. We laugh, we sing, we eat amazing food in one…

Leek quiche

Some time ago I found out that quiche, even though considered a traditional French dish, actually originated in Germany, or actually on the German territory which later became French territory. And now we all know the classic Quiche Lorraine. Today there are so many different varieties of quiche and when making one you can use…

Vanilla, chocolate & strawberry cake

Today I was on a run, the first jog in a while just for the beginning of spring. I really try to exercise as much as I can and I live near one of the most beautiful parks in Zagreb, so the best way to do so is to go on a jog. For my…

Oven baked bell peppers & broccoli

Every now and then you get to a point when you had enough of potatoes, pasta or any other carbs. The perfect way to replace them is using delicious vegetables which can be prepared in just 20 min or less in the simplest way possible. You can choose a fresh crisp salad, or simply boil…

Carrot cake

When I told my friends at college that I’ll be bringing carrot cake to class they were apprehensive. Carrot cake isn’t as popular here, and many people never tried it. I must admit I was one of them until a few years ago when I stumbled upon a carrot cake recipe. I was interested how…

Chicken breast, potatoes & zucchini

Last Sunday my family came over for dinner. It’s been days since they visited and we all hung out. It was the perfect chance for me to play with my nephew and niece. They’re three and one year old and every time they come over they pull out all of my old toys. So not…

Bacon stuffed gnocchi with creamy broccoli

Here in Croatia gnocchi are very often served at the seaside prepared by many different recipes. Often served with tomato sauce or creamy sauces like quattro formaggi. When I traveled to Italy I always ate quattro formaggi gnocchi, from Venice to Padua and Bologna. While eating my way through one of those cities I discovered…

Fried sardines & Red bean salad

When making seafood dishes, especially fish, simplicity is key. I grew up eating grilled fish with just a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice so fish prepared this way is the best for me. Grilling fish on a simple grill, brushing it with rosemary covered in olive…

Chocolate hazelnut muffins

Hey guys! For me muffins are a starter cake, meaning before you want to try and make a cake, you can practice with muffins. If you get them perfect, you’re ready to make a cake. There are so many combinations of ingredients and recipes you can try out. Chocolate ones are the most common and…

Grilled steak and broccoli

Hey guys! With steaks it is all about grilling them perfectly, whether you like them raw, medium raw or well done. I love organizing barbecues with friend or family. Usually we all get together at my brother’s house where we grill meat in the yard, where we can all play with his kids. Or if with…