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….

Chicken curry

First time I tried curry, I was invited to a dinner party at a friend’s house. We had a few dinner parties before, usually I was cooking or preparing something, this time it was my friend who did the cooking. It was probably the easiest curry recipe, involving just a few ingredients but lots of…

Chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie happened to me after a long day of looking for what to prepare for dinner, and having some fresh butter, chicken and veggies in the fridge. First I was thinking of making some kind of crust that would be similar to a regular pie, but decided on puff pastry. Turned out puff…

Grilled chicken salad

Usually every Friday we have a big dinner, and it seemed like we were going to have it today, but then it started raining cats and dogs and my brother and his kids decided not to come. Since there was no need to prepare a big, lavish dinner I decided to make something light, colorful…

Chicken cabbage stir-fry & barley

As mentioned in a post last week, I love using my wok and preparing stir-fry. I always use a different combination of ingredients and spices finding new delicious combinations of flavours. I got the idea of using cabbage in a stir fry when I went to this small but fairly popular restaurant near the busy…

Spicy beef & vegetable stir fry

First time I made stir fry I didn’t even have a wok to cook it in. I searched for a recipe, since a friend of mine told me I had to try it out, you have to understand it was years ago when such dishes weren’t even on the menus of restaurants in Zagreb. After…

Vegetable pie (Vegetarian)

Many of my friends are vegetarian so they’ll be happy to see me posting and sharing this simple and delicious recipe. I’m also glad to be sharing it with all of you since it is so tasty and even those of you who aren’t vegetarian would be full after enjoying a pie like this. I’ve…

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…

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…

Asian bowls

Hi everyone! September is here, summer is coming to an end, and since I’ve returned from the seaside it’s been raining non stop. At moments there were ice cubes falling from the sky, making me think of spending my time at the beach, sunbathing and swimming in the sea just a week ago. I’m a…

Stir-fry vegetables & rice (Vegetarian)

While staying at the seaside, I had a chance to see some of my friends, catch up, swim & sunbathe with them and hang out. Some of them also came to the coast from Zagreb, like one of my best friends who came to stay with me for a few days. As she is a…

Grilled mackerel & bean salad

For a month now I’ve been living at the seaside, I didn’t move or anything, I’m still enjoying my last vacation as a student. The reason why I haven’t been posting new recipes was because I didn’t have wi-fi or any other way to get on the Internet and even though it was tough and…