Tag: Food

Summer time and the eating is good…

Back in Croatia for holidays, and it’s always so nice to get back to what I love best: the freshest food possible and the cheapest eating out I ever get to enjoy. SOOO many cafe stops since I tried a long macchiato: hello perfect coffee I’ve been searching for. Not too strong or too milky ...

Going vegan: a year later.

Just over a year ago I threw myself into being vegan the same way I do any new thing: with great enthusiasm and lots of loud declarations. In the first couple of weeks my waist shrank and all the abdominal bloating I was used to disappeared. I felt like I had rebooted my digestive system ...

Ras el Hanout BBQ chicken

It’s no exaggeration to say that buying a new BBQ late last year has transformed our cooking. We opted for a gas model made by leading BBQ brand Weber, despite everyone saying no! not gas! don’t do it! it tastes shit! But after twenty years with a charcoal BBQ which was a huge pain in the ...

Coq au vin

File this under “would have been posted years ago if only it photographed prettier.” This is one of our family’s favourite meals ever. It’s usually served with creamy mashed potato while the sauce is mopped up with a crusty baguette. {It was served with soft polenta in the photo above}. It’s not hard but like ...

Mediterranean stuffed vegetables

There’s a very traditional Croatian recipe for stuffed peppers called punjena paprika, literally translated to stuffed or filled capsicums, which are filled with a mix of mince meat and rice, some kind of smoked pork like speck or pancetta, lots of seasoning and is usually served with mashed potato. It’s cooked in a tomato based broth ...

Cherry strudel.

If you’re after a super easy dessert tat takes almost no time at all to prepare and zero cooking ability, is low in sugar and high in flavour, and will also impress whoever you serve it to then look no further. If you’re like me and tend to stock up on random ingredients you then ...

Mushroom & zucchini frittata with feta.

As a former egg hater it took frittata’s to convince me that eggs were any good. I still don’t eat them poached, scrambled, or fried, but a frittata packed with vegies will always be an ideal meal. After recently re-introducing eggs back into my diet this was the first thing I made, and the first ...

A whole lotta wtf…

I’m so confused at the moment. Frustrated too, but mostly confused. And a little pissed off too. Here’s why: After working out FIVE DAYS A GODDAMN WEEK for five weeks and being super smart with my food choices I have managed to put on three kilos. Current mood: And no, it’s not fucking muscle. I ...

Spinach & ricotta stuffed portobello mushrooms

I was searching for something quick, easy, and delicious to serve alongside some BBQ the other day. Something vego that would not require too much effort on what was my lazy Sunday. And apart from a few minutes {literally, about two} spent softening the mushroom stems and one small shallot, these are as low effort ...

Mushroom rice paper rolls with garlic vinegar dipping sauce.

This dish was inspired by two things: the delicious mushroom spring rolls I recently tried at China Doll, and the heatwave conditions this Summer. Cooking dinner on a scorching hot day, even with the a/c working overtime, isn’t fun. You want something that requires mere assembly rather than actual cooking, and rice paper rolls are ...