Turkish Tomato Soup / Турска чорба од домати

(Serves 6) / (За 6 лица) Me and bf discovered this soup while on a trip to Turkey. We just wanted to see what the restaurant had to offer of the popular Arab vegetable soups (lentil and mushroom soups along with this one are among the Eastern staple vegetarian/vegan dishes). The soup tasted so rich and full…

Vegan Tiramisu / Веганско тирамису

(Serves 3) / (За 3 лица) As you all know, I’m an activist and founder of an Animal and Environment Protection Association, and at the end of last month (September 27 to be more precise) we organized the first ever Vegan Picnic in Macedonia. It was called Skopje VeggiePicnic. Despite the cloudy weather (not that good a…

Tabbouleh Salad / Салата „Табуле“

(Serves 4 / За 4 лица) It’s summer…you’re hot…you’re hungry, but you’re out of ideas?! Just turn to the Arab cuisine for inspiration. It’s abundant in highly energizing and healthy meal options. And this is one option I tend to exploit the most 🙂

Vegan Nutella / Веганска нутела

Spoonfull of sinful heaven anyone? I swear you die a little after each taste, so without further ado, I give you its majesty – The Vegan Nutella – creamy and ridiculously tasty. Oh, and don’t forget to pass it on and share the joy!

Baba Ghanoush / Баба гануш

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) Ingredients 1 medium sized eggplant 1 large sized garlic clove 1/2 small lemon, squeezed 1 Tbsp tahini *Tahini has a bit overwhelming taste, so if you’re using it for the first time, try adding 1/2 Tbsp first, and then add the other 1/2 later if you still want it. Salt

Hot Polenta / Лута палента

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) Ingredients 250 g (1 2/3 cup) polenta 5 cups water 1/3 cup peperoncini pickling liquid 3-4 large sized peperoncini, chopped

Spring Tagliatelle / Пролетни јуфки

(Serves 4) / (за 4 лица) I don’t think I’ve done this before – mixing cooked and raw ingredients to make the most awesome spring meal. And now that I realize this I don’t know why it is so. This is so easy to make, and so full of nutrients. Explosive colors and equally amazing taste. Enjoy!

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…

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…

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…

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…

Easy Creamy Risotto / Лесно кремаво рижото

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) It’s not a big secret that I can’t really cook a lot of things that require expert cooking skills, but some time ago I got frustrated that I can’t cook a risotto, and I love rice as an ingredient and I eat it really often. God bless Italians, coz…

Pizza Colorata / Разнобојна пица

(Serves 4) / (за 4 лица) The Italian name is a tribute to the original recipe for this pizza dough a friend of mine suggested I make. When you have absolutely no idea what to eat – by all means – eat pizza. Pizza is always a good choice and the varieties are endless. So every…

Mushroom Triangles/ Триаголници со печурки

Macedonian food is really tasty, handmade pies and other pastry is really heaven. But, you need skills to hand roll the dough. And the thing is both my BF and I adore pastry, so we looked through some old recipes and discovered these really easy triangles that you can fill with anything you want. They…

Vegan Bajadera / Посна бајадера

(Serves 15) / (за 15 лица) It’s been a while since I posted something sweet, huh? Well this traditional Croatian recipe will blow your mind! It’s a high-end dessert – incredibly rich and I bet you won’t be able to eat past the third piece (OK fifth :)) no matter how insatiable your sweet tooth…

Vegan Pancakes / Посни пишии

(Serves 6) / (за 6 лица) We don’t really call these pancakes in Macedonia. In fact our concept of pancakes is actually French crêpes, not the thick American pancakes. But these are no crêpes either. It’s a dialectal word for a recipe traditional to the city of Kavadarci located in southeastern Macedonia. And that word is pišii, it’s…

Keerai Masiyal (Mashed Spinach) / Пире од спанаќ

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) When I was younger I HATED spinach. My grandmother used to prepare all of our meals at home and she was kind of stingy on the water (or the time) so she never wasted hours (like I did today) washing a bunch of greens. Every time we had spinach…

Messed Up Sarma :) / Растурена сарма

(Serves 6) / (за 6 лица) Let’s face it, sometimes despite your best intentions and your enormous wish to eat well and treat your body right, there just isn’t enough time, right? Some dishes may take ages to prepare and sometimes you simply have to find that way around them. This here is a variation of…