Tuna steak & steamed vegetables

Three days ago I had to present my Final project for my Bachelor’s degree, and after three hours in front of the committee presenting my smart home security system and answering questions, I passed. Now I can officially say that I’m an Mechatronics engineer. Not only was I happy to have passed, I finally have…

Stir-fry vegetables & rice (Vegetarian)

While staying at the seaside, I had a chance to see some of my friends, catch up, swim & sunbathe with them and hang out. Some of them also came to the coast from Zagreb, like one of my best friends who came to stay with me for a few days. As she is a…

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…

Crispy pork belly & pea risotto

Vacation! Finally the time for vacation came and here in Croatia we all love spending our summer at the seaside. I had some time off and for the last week I’ve been swimming and sunbathing all the way from Split to the islands of Hvar and Vis which are one of the most beautiful islands…

Leek stew

Every time my mom made this stew when I was a kid, I would always say “We just had it last week” and the fact was that we had it more then 3 months ago. I wasn’t a stew-lover and I hated it for years to come, but then something changed and I grew to like…

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,…

Ground beef, tomato, potato & bell pepper casserole

I can feel the summer in the air, the hot nights when you just can’t get any sleep, the days when you’d rather be inside the house with the AC turned on. We in Croatia spend our summers at the seaside, where most of us have our vacation homes. For the last five or six…

Spring rolls & red bean dip (vegetarian)

For a year now I’ve been learning Chinese. I have to admit it was not mine idea, but fortunately I got into a beginners group and loved it. In the beginning it was hard to keep up with all the characters and grammar rules we learned, but one step at a time and it all…

Chicken vegetable stew

The cold days are behind  us, at least they should be since it is middle of spring but for a few days now it’s been colder than some days in March. At one moment you can’t see a cloud in sight and the sun is up, and then in the next everything changes and the…

Green pea soup with crispy bacon

Last week I was at the seaside taking walks on the beach and enjoying every ray of sunshine, but returning to Zagreb it took me a few days to adapt to the low temperatures that welcomed me back. It’s even hard to believe that a day ago it was snowing near Zagreb and this part…

Oven baked gnocchi with chicken in vegetable sauce

For the last few weeks I’ve been planning a trip to Italy. A country I have visited many times, traveled for my swimming competitions there, been there with friends and family, even went shopping there. But probably the most important reason why I come back every time is food. I admit there were a few…

Grilled bream and cooked vegetables

It’s said that eating fish at least two to three times a week is absolutely necessary for your health. I don’t eat fish because it’s necessary, I eat it because it’s delicious. There is always fresh fish at the market and there is no excuse not to cook it. Preparation: 10 min        …