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…

Lasagna 2.0

Last night as I was coming home from a night out, to my surprise and for the first time this season it started snowing in Zagreb. It didn’t take long until all the streets and rooftops of the houses around me were covered in snow, it was like a miracle. So the next day when…

Gravče tavče

I had a chance to look after my niece and nephew this weekend, and it was crazy, both fun and exhausting. They are 3 and 1-year-old, just the time when they have probably the most energy and want to try and do everything. I didn’t get a minute to sit down, but that’s what I…

Steak with vegetable & bacon barley

It’s finally Friday and I’m going out tonight! When going out, for me it’s all about having an amazing dinner before, to set the mood. Being happy about it, I prepared something delicious for dinner. This is already a good old classic in my home, but I just can’t get enough of these Dijon mustard &…

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…

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…

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…

Stuffed calamari

This morning Zagreb was covered in fog, like a cold blanket it settled above the streets and crawled in between the buildings. I could feel the cold air trying to get in through the windows of my apartment, while I was trying to find the sun they said was coming out today. Unable to find…

Sarma & mashed potatoes

Here in Croatia it’s all about tradition. We have much to offer, from beautiful nature like all of our national parks, picturesque villages, breathtaking views of the coastline, of course our crystal clear sea and there is also food. We love to eat, and we show it by our delicious recipes. Sarma may not origin…

Buckwheat with crispy bacon, carrot & celery

Buckwheat is plant with a grain-like seed used in many recipes today. It originates from Central Asia, but today you can probably find it in any store or market. Don’t know if many of you had a chance to cook with buckwheat, but a considerable amount of recipes you can find today use buckwheat as…

Green bean stew & spicy chicken wings

Here in Croatia if you have a grandma and you visit her at least once a week, you’ve probably experienced breaking green beans in half with her. My grandma played a big role in my life and I always visited her at least once a week, mostly on Sundays. During those visits I saw her…

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…