Gobi Manchurian (Fried Cauliflower in Spicy Sauce)

Gobi Manchurian is an Indo Chinese dish of fried cauliflower. A popular snack food in India. The florets are coated in batter, then pan fried.  A spicy rich sauce is made that coats the cauliflower giving the dish wonderful spicy flavours and consistency.  I was first introduced to this dish by my chef and trainer.  I… Continue reading Gobi Manchurian (Fried Cauliflower in Spicy Sauce)

Home Made Corn Bread (Easy Recipe)

Growing up in Croatia, I still have fond memories of home made corn bread. Traditional corn bread was made from dry corn kernels which were milled in the local community and turned into a flour.  This flour was coarse and resembled polenta.  The bread was traditionally baked in a wood fired oven, it formed a beautiful… Continue reading Home Made Corn Bread (Easy Recipe)

Sicilian Style Summer Caponata

A little while ago I promised that I would share the Sicilian style summer caponata recipe.  For those that have been waiting patiently this recipe is for you.  As well as for those that enjoy eating Sicilian dishes.  Let us begin preparing this wonderful dish. All these ingredients are readily available at the moment and… Continue reading Sicilian Style Summer Caponata

Home Made Corn & Zucchini Fritters

When in season I can never go past corn to prepare some home made dishes. It is that time of the year and I am in heaven. It reminds me of my childhood back in Croatia. Where I lived the fields were abundant during the late summer.  Corn was enjoyed in many different ways. Today… Continue reading Home Made Corn & Zucchini Fritters

Filled Peppers, Crusted Chicken & Cucumber Salad

I promised a friend that I would post the recipe for the filled Bull Horn Peppers.  In this post I would also like to include a recipe for Crusted Chicken Breast served with a refreshing Cucumber Salad.  My garden is abundant with Lebanese Cucumbers. The cucumbers have been growing well and we have been lovingly… Continue reading Filled Peppers, Crusted Chicken & Cucumber Salad

Chef Skills – Cooking for Large Crowds

Cooking for large crowds can be daunting, nerve racking, exhilarating, hard work and most of all rewarding for many of us working in this industry as Chefs.  I find the challenge satisfying, inspiring and fun. Creating a production line for me is like endeavouring to perfect a particular task. You strive to improve on your… Continue reading Chef Skills – Cooking for Large Crowds

Mini Goat Cheese & Roast Pepper Quiches

With Christmas not too far away and many of us in the middle of planning the dishes we are going to prepare, appetisers, main courses, desserts, drinks and the list goes on.   During this time of year, I endeavour to make my life as easy as possible and without too much stress.  After all it… Continue reading Mini Goat Cheese & Roast Pepper Quiches

Croatian Style Pancakes With Walnut Filling (Palačinke Sa Orasima)

Food lovers of Pancakes with walnuts (Palačinke sa orasima) are easy, fun to make and are enjoyed by all ages.  Pancakes can be savoury, sweet, made into wonderful desserts, served for breakfast as well as during the day or evening. They become mouthwatering and totally delicious when topped with fresh fruit, drizzled with maple syrup, a… Continue reading Croatian Style Pancakes With Walnut Filling (Palačinke Sa Orasima)

Indian Inspired Chickpea Curry

This mouth watering curry is guaranteed to satisfy a healthy appetite.  In our family we can never say no to a good curry and this vegetarian and vegan friendly dish boasts wonderful spices, Indian flavours and only a few ingredients.  This humble dish is filling, delicious and easy to prepare. Curry Paste 1 teaspoon Garam… Continue reading Indian Inspired Chickpea Curry

Potato Salad (European Style)

For those that are fans of potato salad, needless to say there are many of us, this is a truly simplistic and yet amazing dish.  This side dish can accompany many meat and fish dishes or for our vegetarian and vegan friends can accompany other vegetable dishes.  This version is one that I grew up… Continue reading Potato Salad (European Style)