Pear & cinnamon baked oatmeal
October 20, 2016
Do you like pears? I do but they always get sort of overshadowed by apples and to be honest very often I kind of forget about them. Even for this recipe I initially wanted to make an apple baked oatmeal but than I saw these beautiful pears on farmers market and I said to myself, ‘you’ll leave those apples for the moment and this time focus on pears!’ I do that sometimes, have these little arguments with myself, please say you do the same and I’m not this crazy person talking to myself haha! 😀
Zucchini, carrot & cheese fritters
October 17, 2016
After all the chocolate in my last post (in case you missed that Carob & apple bundt cake with dark chocolate drizzle, you can see it here) it’s time for a savoury recipe and these Zucchini, carrot & cheese fritters are a great little recipe for any time of the year. They are delicious and fritters are those kind of food you can have for lunch, snack or dinner, specially when they have some vegetables in there too! I already have Zucchini & corn fritters on the blog (for recipe see here) so why not add another one!? 🙂
Carob & apple bundt cake
October 11, 2016
This cake is a perfect treat on a dark rainy day like today, the combination of sweet apples, carob with its chocolaty flavor and coconut sugar just feels like Autumn. Rich, warm, decadent, sweet. With the weather turning cold, leaves turning red and rain drizzling most of the days I am craving all the apples, pumpkins, dark chocolate, chestnuts… I can get! Every season has so much beauty to offer and it’s important to remember that on those cold mornings when it’s so dark and gloomy that all we want to do is go back to our warm bed. Nothing inspires me more than nature, seasons changing, our daily routines adjusting to those changes so when I saw these gorgeous organic apples and carobs at the farmers market, I knew I want to bake something that will speak of Autumn and create photos that will portray that mood. So here it is, Carob & apple bundt cake that I love so much and hope you will too!
October 7, 2016
After having this blog and my little corner of internet for about 18 months now and after I shared some of my travel stories from different countries and places, finally it’s time to share a travel photo story from my hometown Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is a beautiful and very special town on Adriatic Sea in Croatia and has such a long and rich history that it would take me forever to even start. So I’ll keep the facts for you to explore if you want to and I’ll just say that wherever I am and wherever this crazy life takes me around the world, Dubrovnik is where the heart is, where the home is…
Kaiserschmarrn or shredded pancake
September 30, 2016
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! 🙂
Couscous with chickpeas, almonds & pomegranate
September 27, 2016
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!
Raw coconut & lemon squares
September 23, 2016
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! 🙂
Saffron & Pistachio Rice Pudding
September 21, 2016
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 world’s most expensive spice. However, you need only a very small quantity here and it’s so worth it for that occasional special treat!
September 13, 2016
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…
Savoury chard (or spinach) muffins
September 6, 2016
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. 😀