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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Stuffed calamari

This morning Zagreb was covered in fog, like a cold blanket it settled above the streets and crawled in between the buildings. I could feel the cold air trying to get in through the windows of my apartment, while I was trying to find the sun they said was coming out today. Unable to find…

Stuffed mushrooms

There are many ways to prepare stuffed mushrooms, from using different ingredients for the filling, to preparing them in a vegetable based sauce. I’ve prepared them through the years many times and I try to use different filling every time I do, so this is one of my favourite versions you can try out. It’s…

Oven-baked octopus & potatoes

Croatia has a beautiful and long coastline, from Istra to Dubrovnik, and a countless number of islands. I’ve mentioned the breathtaking nature probably countless times but there is one more segnificant thing – food! Every region stretching from north to south has it’s own book of recipes, ways of preparing their traditional dishes, but there’s…

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…