Vegetarian pizza

As it is clear from the title of the post, today I’m sharing my version of the Vegetarian pizza recipe. When it comes to pizza, for me the crust is as important as the combination of toppings on it. Every time I make homemade pizza, I always have to stop myself from using too many…

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…

Seasonal salad with Balsamic dressing

When it comes to lunch or dinner, salad of any kind is unavoidable on my menu. Lettuce is mainly what I prepare and I buy one each day at the local farmers’ market. For the last few years I’ve been adding arugula to it, or lamb’s lettuce, radicchio, baby spinach or some of the fresh…

Tomato noodle soup (Vegetarian)

Tomato soup always reminds me of my grandmother, as many other recipes do. She had a few signature dishes and as a kid I would spend my weekends over at her house where she would show me how to cook. Even if I didn’t ask I would always see her rolling out the dough or…

Crepes with Ricotta & orange juice

Crepe is a French word for a pancake, and since I was a kid, the meaning of pancakes here in Croatia was a thin one with strawberry jam or Nutella spread. Later by watching TV shows and movies the thick American pancake was introduced to me, but I always loved those thin ones a bit…

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…

Raspberry mini pies

How did I ever come up with this recipe? – Have to admit, I really did think up this recipe one day after having coffee with friends and they asking me to prepare something new for a special Birthday party. I had to think up of something accessible to a large crowd of people, but…

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…

Asparagus pasta (Vegetarian)

Since I made this dish for my family, probably months ago, I just couldn’t wait to post the recipe. Asparagus is a vegetable so rich in flavour and couldn’t think of a recipe where I don’t like it. It was probably faith, but the day I cooked this dish, a friend of mine brought me…

Chocolate chestnut cake

Today a friend of mine is celebrating her birthday. As every year I’m planning on making her a cake as a surprise, or some kind of a dessert like cupcakes, but has to be something with chocolate. As she will be reading this post, I have to say I still don’t have an idea what I’m…

Pork belly and polenta with mushrooms & chickpeas

Are you sick and tired of always preparing the same side dish, most usually potatoes hundreds of different ways? Are you looking for something new, a recipe that will seduce your taste buds and open your eyes to new ideas?.. – Well this Polenta with mushrooms & chickpeas has certainly opened my eyes, and showed…