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

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 Plum Jam: 2 kg of plums juice of 1 lemon 2 vanilla sugars…

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…

Pasta with eggs

Ingredients for Pasta with eggs 300 g of pasta (e.g. fusilli) 2 eggs little bit of oil (possibly olive oil) Preparation: 1. Boil the pasta in salted water. 2. When it’s done, strain the paste and return it to the stove in the same pot where it’s cooked. 3. Take the plate, and beat two…

Cheese dumplings

Ingredients for Cheese dumplings (for 2 persons): 500 g of fresh cheese 4 eggs 4 big spoons of flour 4 big spoons of semolina 150 g of breadcrumbs little bit of sunflower oil or butter Preparation: 1. Mix cheese, eggs, flour and semolina with big spoon. 2. Leave it in a fridge for at least…

Quiche with asparagus, champignons and pine nuts

Ingredients for Quiche with asparagus, champignons and pine nuts (for two persons): Dough: 200 g of flour 100 g of cold butter 1 egg 1 big spoon of kajmak (similar to clotted cream) 1/2 small spoon of baking powder pinch of salt Stuffing: 250 g of asparagus 4 champignons 1 small zucchini 1/2 of onion…

Potato soup with homemade dumplings

Potato soup for me is a reminder of my childhood because it was one of the few dishes that I loved. I still love it, especially because it can be cooked quickly. For better taste, I add sour cream. In addition to the simplicity of this soup, the advantage are the modest groceries that you…