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…

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…

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…

Roast chicken, potatoes & mushrooms

Since the weekend started and here in Croatia we usually have family dinners on Sunday, I have to share this delicious recipe for a family dinner with all of you wonderful peeps. Tomorrow I’ve invited my brother and his family over for dinner, and since I’m his younger brother, his kids love me. From the…

Enchiladas

First time I tried Mexican food was when I went to a Mexican restaurant in Zagreb. At the time there were only two or three restaurants serving Mexican food in or near Zagreb and this one was for a long time my favourite. First of all when you entered it looked like a pirate ship,…

Roasted chicken & fries

Despite the name French fries they are actually not French. The origins of French fries are traced back to Belgium where they’ve been preparing them since 1600s. According to some stories, villagers often ate small fried fish, but during the winter the river would freeze over so they had to find another source of food,…

Mushroom risotto (vegetarian)

Don’t know if many of you ever stumbled upon an interesting fact on rice, but I watched the other day a whole documentary on it and was fascinated with the story. Rice has been known for 4500 years and it is the oldest known food that is still consumed today. All the way from China…

Mozzarella roasted potatoes

After hiking all day yesterday today came the results, not as much as I expected, but still there was some muscle pain. Oddly it just made me want to go hiking again, and talking with friends we made a plan to go again next weekend. It’s a great opportunity to spend a day surrounded by…