Kaiserschmarrn or shredded pancake

I was not sure I will have time to post anything else this week as I was so busy with some projects I’ve been working on and in the afternoon I’m going away for the weekend but I managed to find the time to shoot and share this simple but such a wonderful little recipe! Have you heard of Kaiserschmarrn before? It’s a German word by the way and I definitely don’t speak German but this word I know as I know this dish very well. Kaiserschmarrn is basically a fluffy shredded pancake, which has its name from the Austrian emperor (Kaiser) Franz Joseph I. It’s a popular dessert (or breakfast!) in Austria, South Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, and northern Croatia.
I already talked about how most of my childhood I remember with references through food, I know exactly what I ate with my family on almost every single trip or travel we went to! I know, a bit weird right!? But I guess I was always a little gourmet and found so much joy in food since I was little girl! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Couscous with chickpeas, almonds & pomegranate

My obsession with beautiful seasonal produce continues! Today’s star is pomegranate, in my opinion one of the most beautiful fruit out there! Its little red seeds (known as arils) look like rubies and I’m always amazed how much beauty nature gives us each season. That’s exactly the reason why I love living in places where there are actually 4 seasons as I get so excited with everything that each season has to offer and sure we all sometimes dream (and some even make those dreams come true!) that we live on some exotic Caribbean island where we can eat bananas, coconuts and mangoes all year long and walk in our shorts and flip flops but to tell you the truth, I prefer the 4 seasons because each one has so many things that make me happy!


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Raw coconut & lemon squares

It’s Friday and I have a treat for you! I already wrote about how most of my inspiration for recipes and food shoots comes from nature and beautiful seasonal ingredients and that’s exactly what happened here in this recipe/shoot. Few days ago I had my parents visiting me here in Zagreb and as they always do, they brought some delicious things with them. Some homemade plum jam, sweet Chinese dates (also called jujube) that grow in the south of Dalmatia this time of the year, mandatory Dalmatian prosciutto and the full bag of gorgeous organic lemons from their garden. Those lemons are full of juice and as they are untreated their zest is perfect to use in cooking and baking. So obviously I was inspired! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Saffron & Pistachio Rice Pudding

With Autumn officially starting tomorrow and cooler days coming our way (at least in this part of the world!), I thought it’s time for something warm and comforting. This Saffron & Pistachio rice pudding is exactly that, warm, creamy, slightly sweet with a hint of saffron, cinnamon and nutmeg spices, something that is easy to make with a few ingredients but tastes and looks so good you can serve it at any party or to any guests you are having. Yes, it is a rice pudding but not an ordinary one, this one has a special ingredient – saffron that makes it kind of fancy since saffron is the worldโ€™s most expensive spice. However, you need only a very small quantity here and it’s so worth it for that occasional special treat!

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Plum galette

Often people ask me what inspires me when creating a recipe and shooting food. Of course one part of the inspiration comes from internet, magazines, art, other bloggers and photographers whose work I love, Instagram etc… but my biggest source of inspiration is nature itself. It can be a single pumpkin I saw at the green market or a beautiful yellow leaf on the ground, grapes glistening in the afternoon sun, tiny drops of morning dew in the garden, apple tree branches, farmer’s hands after the harvest… Beauty is everywhere around us and one of the things I like the best about being a food & lifestyle photographer is that you are even more aware of that beauty and you have your eyes opened all the time in search of inspiration and capturing whether is only with your eyes or with your camera all those precious little moments in time that make life so beautiful.
Inspiration for today’s recipe came from gorgeous purple plums bursting with juices that are now in season here…


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Savoury chard (or spinach) muffins

You all know how much I love chocolate but I’ll be honest with you, I needed a little break from all the chocolate I consumed last week. Remember when I was testing a recipe for these Dark chocolate coconut oil brownies (here) that are amazing by the way and made them 3 times in 2 days! Also keep in mind that at the moment I live alone as my husband is temporary working in another country so than you can understand why me and chocolate needed this little time apart. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Dark chocolate coconut oil brownies

It’s time for chocolate yaaay!!!! Beautiful dark decadent chocolate that makes everything better and ease all our problems! ๐Ÿ˜€


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Summer trip to Celje & Maribor in Slovenia

Those of you who follow me here on my Travelling oven know already that besides food and food photography I am equally passionate about travelling. I just love the excitement of discovering something new and honestly it doesn’t have to be something big, it can be as small as the tiny little village, a corner of nature whether it’s a forrest, lake, seaside, mountain, where I haven’t been before, a charming little town where every cobbled street and every old house tells a story… It can be big too of course, like a big exciting city that I visit for the first time or a new country. It doesn’t matter big or small, it’s the excitement of discovering, seeing, feeling, it’s the sense of freedom that travelling gives me that I love so much.

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Chocolate & vanilla peanut butter smoothies

Finally new blog post! I know it’s been kind of slow here on Travelling oven but it’s because I’m still in Dubrovnik, shooting a lot but not creating many new recipes as I’m kind of enjoying my mum’s cooking at the moment. My mum always cooked healthy food, lots and lots of vegetables, beans and legumes, fish and seafood, homemade soups and stews, occasional meat dish but since I started eating better and healing my digestion/gut with food, she joined me in this and her dishes became even more healthier but still full of flavour and delicious. That’s the best food if you ask me! Of course we also make cakes and treats but instead of loads of butter, white all-purpose flour and refined sugar, now we use coconut or olive oil, spelt, rye or whole-wheat flour and coconut sugar or agave/maple syrup. Those are little changes that everybody can make to eat better and feel better…


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Summer veggie couscous

Hi! I missed you guys and hope you missed me too! ๐Ÿ˜€ I know it’s been kind of slow here on the blog lately but I try my best to post as much as I can since I am still in Dubrovnik with my family and far away from all my props, backgrounds, tools etc. Also until today my little niece and nephew were here with us so I was enjoying the role of being the best aunt I can be and spoil them with ice creams, hugs, beach time, play time, cuddles, homemade cookies and pancakes etc… All those things are good for soul and I needed that time too, specially after all the stress of moving from Switzerland, finding a new apartment in a VERY short notice, starting all over again, being away from my husband while he is working in Turkey and so on.



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