Turkey drumstick in sweet & sour sauce with mlinci

For Sunday dinner we always have our family come over, and my family is a large one, I’ve got my sister’s family, my brother’s family, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mostly my older brother comes over, like today. He has two kids, my nephew who’s a 4yo and my niece who’ll be 2 years old in…

Mexican steak & vegetables stir-fry with rice

I love Mexican food, or versions of it. For some reason I always associate it with lots of vegetables, spicy dips and hot sauces, and of course tortillas. In this case there are no tortillas, but there are colorful vegetables and the spicy flavor. This is my go-to dinner idea when I have a fridge…

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…

New Year’s post – Grilled Adriatic bream

For the last day in the amazing 2017 I prepared an equally amazing recipe that showcases Croatian fresh products and simple delicious cuisine. 2017 was an incredible one for me: I went to Krakow, Poland on a road trip with six of my friends I visited the island of Vis and Hvar where I used…

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…

Steak, rice & drunk salsa

It’s that time of the week again – Friday! What’s more fitting on a Friday than a recipe including alcohol, and this one certainly has it, both in the steak marinade as much as it has in the salsa. First time I stumbled upon a drunken salsa recipe, I was very interested how it would…

Beef & Mediterranean vegetables fajitas

The perfect week for me would be if I could only eat tortilla dishes each day, of course always preparing various new and old recipes, my family wouldn’t agree and they wouldn’t even want to see tortillas in the house after the third day of my perfect week. I love tortillas as fajitas, enchiladas, tacos,…

Tagliatelle with broad beans & asparagus (Vegetarian)

For the last few months I’ve made Vegetarian recipes more often than usual, don’t know if it’s about meeting more people who are Vegetarian or is it just because the Vegetarian dishes are so delicious. I’ve grown up in a moderately traditional family where we couldn’t even imagine having dinner without meat. Seems like all…

Pork belly & roasted potatoes

This is one of those days when inspiration doesn’t hit and you have to stay with what you know works. Pork belly and roasted potatoes are a classic dish, but when it comes to classics it’s all about the spices and seasoning you’re going to use to make them stand out. That’s what I did…

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 &…