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!

Potato Burgers / Ќофтиња од компири

(Yields 20 burgers) / (излегуваат 20 ќофтиња) Ingredients 1 kg potatoes 150 g olives 4-5 scallions 3 large sized garlic cloves 1 cup polenta 2 Tbsp flax seed, freshly ground Salt Turmeric Mixed pepper, freshly ground Sumac Unrefined grape-seed oil

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….

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…

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…

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…

Red Lentil Burgers / Ќофтиња од црвена леќа

(Serves 6) / (за 6 лица) It’s official – I’m sick! No fever, but nose is running like crazy. Not the best way to start a food post – I know 🙂 I’m not taking any drugs, I do not believe in drugs. There’s this tea we have here, the woman that owns the company…

Brussels Sprouts Mix / Бучкуруш со прокељ

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) I know I’ve already admitted in one of my previous posts that bf taught me how to cook. Well, this here was one of his culinary escapades. No idea for dinner? Here, just let me look at what’s left in the fridge. And a half an hour later –…

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

Breaded Eggplant / Панирани модри патлиџани

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) Not so long ago I was at a friend’s place and she made me these wonderfully amazing soy schnitzels. They were so irresistible I couldn’t stop stuffing my face, literally. I told my mom about them in superlatives, so, obviously, she couldn’t wait to get her hands on the…

Oyster Mushrooms and Mashed Potatoes / Буковка и пире

(Serves 2) / (за 2 лица) Here’s what we had for dinner yesterday. The mashed potatoes are my mom’s invention and the taste – phenomenal! I really can’t get enough of oyster mushrooms cooked this way (OK, I admit, for a certain period of time, then I have to have them in some other way…