Cornbread with cheese (Proja)

Cornbread with cheese (Proja) can be made in many versions. My favorite version is with low-fat cheese, it’s healthy and very tasty when it is fresh and warm, but it can also stand in the bread pan for days and will not lose its quality. Cornbread with cheese (Proja) can be used instead of bread….

Salsa sauce with tomatoes and peppers

Every summer I get a lot of home-grown tomatoes and peppers, so I turn them into Salsa sauce and prepare it for the winter. There is nothing better than the scents of the summer in the middle of the winter. Salsa sauce (which is basically made only from tomatoes), serves me as a base for…

Green Bean Salad

A simple summer salad, made of green bean with the addition of garlic and sour cream. Ingredients for Green Bean Salad (for 2 persons): 250 g of green (fine) beans 2 tablespoons of sour cream 1 clove of garlic Preparation: Wash the green (fine) beans and cut off their ends, and chop to a size…

Grandfather’s Bećarac / Sataraš

Simple recipe for Bećarac, also known as Sataraš. This vegan risotto is made of tomatoes, peppers and rice, and you can eat it as a main dish or as a side dish. My grandfather taught me this recipe from his childhood, and he always told me that he cooked it while he was on ‘bostan’…

Pickled Beetroot For Winter

Beetroot is extremely healthy vegetable. It’s great for anemia, but it also lowers blood pressure, provides energy, helps digestion, is full of antioxidants, preserves immunity … There are numerous benefits to our health that this beautiful pink vegetable gives us, and it doesn’t have many calories (twice less as banana). So if you wanna enjoy…

Chard Pie Soparnik

Soparnik is Dalmatian dish and it’s traditionally baked on Good Friday. This famous Chard Pie was known as a food for the poor. It’s especially tasty when it’s baked in a fireplace. But since most of us don’t have a fireplace, here’s a recipe for Soparnik that you can make in the oven. Ingredients for…

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup is a world famous soup, and it’s originaly from Spain. It is very popular in Croatia and my favourite version of Tomato Soup is with tarana, celery sticks and basil. Ingredients for Tomato Soup: 500 ml of tomato sauce 300 ml of water onion celery and basil Preparation: Pour some oil into the…

Granatir with pasta

In Croatia, Granatir has many names: Granadir, Grenadir, Grenadir march, Granadir march, Granatir with pasta… This ultra-simple dish is made of pasta (you can use any type of pasta, like fusilli, macaroni…etc.), and cooked potatoes, stewed onions and ground red pepper. When you mix everything together you will get a very tasty dish with a…

Oven-baked Plum Jam

Oven-baked Plum Jam is very easy to make. Plums are sweet enough to bake them without any additions, but if you like aromatic taste, try with this recipe. If you bake 2 kg of plums, you will get approximately 1 liter of jam (so you can prepare jars). Ingredients for Oven-baked Plum Jam: 2 kg…

Smarne

Smarne are similar to pancakes, but much more easier to make. You can eat Smarne with something sweet, like honey or jam, but you can also eat them in salty version, with cream cheese and lettuce salad. Ingredients for Šmarne (for 2 persons): 1 egg 2 dcl of milk 100 g of flour a pinch…

Cabbage in tomato sauce

Ingredients for ‘Cabbage in tomato sauce’: half an onion half a head of cabbage half liter of tomato sauce Preparation: 1. Cut the cabbage into strips, and onion into small cubes. 2. Stew it all together, on little bit of oil, until it softens. 3. Pour tomato sauce on it, and leave it on heat…

Tarana – soup pasta

Ingredients for Tarana – soup pasta: 1 egg 130 g of semolina Preparation: 1. Stir one egg in a bowl with fork, and mix it while you slowly adding semolina. 2. After you add all semolina, mix the dough with your hands. Dough must be very hard, because you must to be able to grate…