Dijon mustard grilled steaks & pasta with garlic mashed potatoes

When it comes to a great steak, it’s all about the perfect seasoning. For the last couple of months every time I’ve made pork steaks, I used dijon mustard combined with other seasonings as a basis for a spicy marinade. Turns out it’s an amazing idea, everyone loved it so far as it brings out…

Yogurt & peach pie

Spring is here and I’ve got the perfect recipe to enjoy the sunny weather and the bright colours revealing themselves all around us with every passing day. The best part of my week so far is the free weekend I got, off from work, so I could spend some time in the sun. Maksimir –…

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…

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…

Pineapple, strawberry, banana & white chocolate cake

Well I’ve got a treat for all of you today! Here in Zagreb the wind’s been blowing like crazy, and I decided to spend my day in the kitchen, baking a cake of course. Pineapples and strawberries have always been one of my favourite combinations, there’s a small juice bar where they make an amazing…

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…

Cream cheese, poppy seed & apricot pie

Yes it’s that time of year again! – December is here and the Christmas market is up in Zagreb. Each street coming to the main square is lit up in Christmas lights, your taste buds go crazy at the scent of delicious food coming from the food stands at the market, you can hear groups…

Spicy chicken nuggets & mashed potatoes

This weekend I had no time to post a recipe, even though I have several that I want to share. I spent my weekend getting rid of a Friday hangover, with baking cakes, preparing a big family dinner for my nephew and helping out around the house. After the exhausting weekend I had, I was…

Turkey with chickpea risotto

Today I’ve just got the dinner idea you were looking for. I spent my day searching for a simple recipe for tonight’s dinner, and ended up making something totally unplanned. I didn’t use a recipe, but actually made one myself.. it’s a simple one so I certainly recommend trying it out. A bit spicy, a…

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,…

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…