Chinese Roast Duck

The history of the roast duck can be traced back to as early as the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368) when it was listed among the imperial dishes in the Complete Recipes for Dishes and Beverages. In the early 15th century of the Ming Dynasty, Beijing roast duck remained one of the famous dishes on imperial court…

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…

Creamy pepper chicken

I’ve got some awesome news… I got a new job!! 😀 It’s temporary one for now, as I’m planning on returning to college for my Master’s degree in September, but it’s great, the people are fun and the whole work environment is wonderful. So I’ve been working for the past week, from noon till late…

Spicy vegetable salsa & steak

I always wanted to have a big garden with lots of different vegetables I could grown any time of year. Unfortunately that’s just a dream at the moment since I live in an apartment building near the city center. There are a few friends of mine who live just outside the city, and they all…

Coleslaw & red pepper salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Simple Tuesday calls for a simple recipe, and that’s just what this salad is. Most of the traditional main dishes call for a simple salad as a fresh addition to the meal, either it’s fresh lettuce, lamb’s lettuce, arugula or even coleslaw, tomatoes and any other seasonal vegetable. And what would a salad be without…

Bratwurst & cabbage pasta

I hope everyone had an amazing and warm Christmas with their family or people they love. I must admit I had one of the best ones yet. I spent my Christmas in Budapest, first time away from home, and even though I missed some of the traditional dishes I’d usually have prepared at home, I…

Glass noodle stir-fry

It’s been a lazy Sunday so far and I’ve been binge watching Mindhunter all day. Immersed in the show I had to prepare something quick, easy and delicious, and that’s just what this glass noodle stir-fry is. When preparing stir-fry I always think about balancing out the flavours to get the perfect combination that any…

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…

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 &…

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…

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…

Mlinci & roasted turkey

Mlinci! So since I first posted a photo of Mlinci on my Instagram feed – chefkreso, I’ve been asked to share the recipe for them. Mlinci are a type of pasta commonly and traditionally used in Croatia as a side dish to roasted turkey or chicken. I have to admit this is one of my…