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 🙂

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Sarma / Сарма

(Serves 6) / (за 6 лица) Ingredients 1 medium sized leek, finely chopped 1 kg sauerkraut, big leaves 1 1/4 cup (150 g) walnuts, finely chopped 1 ½ cups rice 3 cups (400 g) button mushrooms, finely diced 1 large sized carrot, grated 2 large sized garlic cloves, chopped 6 Tbsp unrefined oil

Biscuity Beer Rolls / Пиварки

(Serves 17) / (за 17 лица) This is how we started our day today. It was a wonderful sunny morning and while we had our coffee and biscuity beer rolls in our garden, a hungry furry friend came along looking for some food. Prince got really scared of him, but then he became curious (cats, go…