Urnebes Salad / Урнебес салата

(Yields 400 ml) / (излегува 400 мл) Vegan picnic today! Yay! This is one of the recipes we made. People (non-vegans) that tried it said it tastes exactly the same as a regular dairy-loaded salad. I will be sharing all the recipes from today’s menu with you soon, personal post with pics from the picnic…

Aromatic Olive Bread / Ароматично лепче со маслинки

(Makes 1 loaf) / (излегува 1 лепче) This was also a great hit at the vegan picnic, along with these irresistible vegan snickers bars. It abounded with a myriad of different, yet harmonically combined, aromas. Whether you’d be using this with sandwiches or as a canapé base you won’t go wrong 🙂

Homemade Peanut Butter / Домашен путер од кикирики

(Yields one small jar) / (излегува една мала тегличка) I’ve never really liked peanut butter much, but becoming vegetarian, and later a vegan made me enjoy trying out new stuff. One of the things that I also enjoy doing is thinking of new interesting ways to incorporate old ‘boring’ recipes into delish food combos. Sometimes I like it…

Eggplant Pâté / Паштета од модар патлиџан

(Yields one 600 ml jar) / (излегува една голема тегла од 600 мл) Ingredients 1 large sized eggplant 1 Tbsp mustard 3 Tbsp vegenaise 1/2 handful coarsely chopped walnuts 2 large sized garlic cloves Salt Mixed pepper, freshly ground

Vegan Lava Cakes / Вегански лава колачиња

(Yields 11 cakes) / (излегуваат 11 колачиња) I can tell you this much. This recipe sure didn’t begin as a lava cake. I was trying to make three ingredient banana cookies when I realized I’d put too much liquids in. So I had to add flour… and while I was at it I added baking powder too……

Beer Baked Potatoes / Компири печени со пиво

(Serves 4) / (за 4 лица) These were a big hit when I made them last summer at the IKAR Hut. Too bad I got burnt from the tray and ended up spilling half of them on the kitchen floor, but hey, I’ve already admitted I’m a disaster waiting to happen when it comes to cooking….

Olive Hummus / Хумус со маслинки

(Yields one 600 ml jar) / (излегува една тегла од 600 мл) Today, March 20th, is the American Meatout Day. It’s an internationally observed day when the public is exposed to to the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet, while promoting the availability and selection alternatives to meat and dairy in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants,…

Toasted Shiitake / Тостирани шитаке

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) Shiitake, my fav mushroom! This is the first time I’m preparing it like this. If you’re out of time and you want to eat something healthy, yet tasty, I highly recommend this. Combine it with regular veggie salad, potato salad, pasta..the possibilities are endless, it just goes so well with…

Moussaka / Мусака

(Serves 4) / (за 4 лица) First of all I want to apologize for the messy picture. If only we hadn’t been so hungry and actually waited for the dish to set before we ate it, you could have gotten the real picture – inviting layers of yumminess! The literal meaning of the Arabic root of…

Spinach Risotto / Ризото со спанаќ

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) Another one of my favorites for this spring. I love combining spinach with carbs. It’s a new thing for me. I hated spinach when I was younger, but ever since I became a vegetarian (and later a vegan) – I let in all those stuff that I kept at…

Šopska (Salad) / Шопска (салата)

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) I’m fully aware that this recipe is not going to be interesting for my Macedonian readers, because I don’t think there is a Macedonian in the world that doesn’t know how to make it, but compromises have to be made 🙂

Fattoush / Фатуш

(Serves 1) / (за 1 лице) Oh_my_God! Do I love this salad!!! Me and bf were running late for a book promotion tonight, but still somehow I managed to lick the bowl clean (and yes, I mean it literally, are you judging?). So I’d say this salad is finger-licking good, but that wouldn’t do it…

Cornbread / Пченкарен леб

(Makes one 1 kg loaf) / (за 1 леб од 1 кг) We have this bread maker and I’ve been searching for a decent cornbread recipe ever since we bought it. No luck though, so after much painstaking trial and error I finally managed to make the perfect cornbread myself. It’s as good as those mouth watering corn…

Falafel / Фалафел

(Yields 20 burgers) / (за 20 ќофтиња) I’m a philologist, so it’s only natural that I waste c.a. half an hour trying to find the right spelling of the word ‘falafel’. Even though Oxford dics list it primarily as ‘felafel’ with ‘falafel’ as an alternate spelling, Arabs beg to differ. They don’t have the short…

Avocado Cream Soup / Крем супа од авокадо

(Serves 4) / (за 4 лица) Hectic days and million stuff to do can get the best of us sometimes and products are just not as fresh as we’d like them to be when we cook `em. But there is virtually no soup a squeeze of fresh lemon and a dash of freshly ground pepper cannot…

Almond Yogurt / Јогурт од бадеми

My friend Elena that also shares recipes with you here made the amazing almond cheese yesterday and this was reason enough for me to immediately try it, and of course add something little of my own 🙂 Macedonian people adore yogurt, but not the sweet kind with fruit. No, ours resembles the Turkish ayran which…

Kale Chips / Чипс од кељ

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) Had the today me approached the old me from 10 years ago and said that there will come a day when I am going to spend most of my ‘free’ time in the kitchen, old me would have lit up a cigarette, laid back into the comfortable armchair and laughed…

Künefe / Кадаиф

(Serves 10 ) / (за 10 лица) Yesterday was a great Orthodox holiday – Sunday before Lent, or as my ppl like to call it – Forgiveness Sunday. It is a day when younger members of the family visit the older ones asking for forgiveness for whatever they may have done wrong in the previous…

Aronia Mix / Аронија микс

(Yields 2 x 600 ml jars) / (излегуваат две тегли од по 600 мл) This is not a recipe per se, but it is something that is very efficient if you’re fighting anemia. I was inspired to post this today because I just found out that a dear friend of mine was completely cured after…