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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Steak marinated in beer, croquettes & grilled peppers

I always wanted a boat. Each summer I would go to the seaside for more than a month, and there I would usually have friends with boats. From old wooden boats their grandparents owned to 60ft yachts some of them rented for the time they were in Croatia. I always had fun, either travelling by…

Steak, barley & green bean salad

Split, most of you probably heard of it if you ever visited Croatia because it’s the first stop for most of our tourists, being second largest city in Croatia and a intraregional transport hub where you can catch a ferry to one of the islands in the Adriatic. But it’s not just a port, it’s a…

Steak & green bean salad

Green beans, since I was a kid, we’ve eaten them in stews most of the time. My mother prepared them regularly every two weeks and I wasn’t a big fan, I didn’t even like it when my grandma made them but I always remember breaking green beans in half with her. She would buy a…

Pork chops with gnocchi in mushroom sauce

The first recipe I used wine in was my famous mushroom sauce. It’s also one of my favourite recipes and the one my friends always ask me to make when we go on a road trip to the seaside. The best thing is that my friend makes the best white wine from white grapes from…

Steak sandwich

I’m always thinking of or looking for an interesting new lunch idea. There are so many bookmarked recipes I’ve got, there are those printed out just waiting on my desk, even the ones I’ve singled out in different cookbooks my mother bought. Even then I’m just stuck and can’t decide on what to make. But…

Grilled steak and broccoli

Hey guys! With steaks it is all about grilling them perfectly, whether you like them raw, medium raw or well done. I love organizing barbecues with friend or family. Usually we all get together at my brother’s house where we grill meat in the yard, where we can all play with his kids. Or if with…