Thursday, March 31, 2016

Beetroot and Honey Salad

beetroot salad

So delicious that this is like a main dish for me. Sour and sweet and fresh. The beetroot-carrot combination is always good. The honey gives it some exotic touch and the rosemary is a story for itself. try it and you will make it often, I promise

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Vegan Cashew Cheese

vegan cashew cheese

I could leave without meat, but I couldn't live without cheese. So, during the Great Lent the thing I miss the most is cheese. In pasta, in salad, or just cheese. So when I found a recipe on the internet for a vegan cheese I didn't think twice to try it. And the result is incredible. I think I will continue to make this cheese even when it's not a Lent time. You can use it as cream cheese, or you can leave it in the fridge for 2 days and use it as regular cheese.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

vegan spaghetti bolognese

I love pasta, especially spaghetti. I first tried the Bolognese sauce a couple of years ago, and I fell in love with it. Before that, the cheese-spaghetti combination was perfect enough :) We are in the middle of the Great Lent so I had to find a version applicable now. I used soya crumbs instead of meat, and guess what's equally perfect!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Крем супа од спанаќ / Spinach Cream Soup

spinach cream soup

(scroll down for the recipe in English)

Супава е превкусна! Здрава и лесна за правење. Кремаста е и лимонот и додава многу свежина. За тие што постат, еве идеја за вкусен оброк. Се се става во тенџере и се вари. Толку :)


  • 1 кг спанаќ
  • 2 компири (исечени на ситни парчиња)
  • 2 чешниња лук (истолчени)
  • сок од 1 лимон
  • 1 филџан вода
  • 1 лажица брашно
  • сол по вкус
  • црн пипер
Ставете го спанаќот во тенџере, додадете ги компирите, лукот, брашното (растворено во малку вода),па додадете 1 филџан вода и сокот од лимон. Варете се додека не се сварат компирите. Додадете сол и пипер и други зачини доколку сакате. 
Ставете се во блендер и мешајте се додека не добиете изедначена кремаста супа.
Добар апетит!

spinach cream soup

 This soup is absolutely delicious! It's healthy and so easy to make, but most important of all is that it is creamy and tasty. The secret ingredient is the lemon juice, it adds freshness. You have to try it yourselves.

  • 1 kg spinach (35 oz)
  • 2 potatoes, cut in small pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic (grated)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • some salt
  • some pepper
Put the spinach in a pot, add the potatoes, garlic, the flour, add 1 cup of water and the lemon juice. Cook everything well until the potatoes are cooked. Add some salt and pepper, or any spices you like.
Put everything in a blender, and mix it until you get a smooth creamy soup.

Bon appetit! 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Baked Potatoes!

baked potatoes

If you don't like fried food, or you are in the middle of the Great Lent this is something tasty you can try. We eat potatoes often, but not cooked in this way.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Veggie Chocolate Bundt Cake

chocolate bundt cake

I've been sitting in front of the computer trying to to describe this extraordinary chocolate cake for a while, and I can't find the words. It's magical. While you are eating it you have a feeling that you have entered some kind of a fairy tale. I'm not exaggerating. You simply must try this recipe!!!
chocolate bundt cake

Rainbow Smoothie

rainbow smoothie

I've always wanted to try one of those smoothies in different colors. This is not a recipe from my Granddad's book, of course. It's easier than you think and it looks pretty and it's delicious too.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ginger Ale

ginger ale

You either like ginger or you can't stand it. I love it! This is a drink for people who like the smell and taste of ginger. It's refreshing and healthy and very easy to make.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Peanut Spread

peanut spread

If you want a healthy snack this is the perfect recipe for you. It's a veggie recipe, no dairy products, no meat, not even oil. And the taste is...... I cannot describe, you have to try it yourselves. With some pickles on top, or some tomato, or lettuce to give it freshness. In one word - perfect. I started with one piece of bread with this spread on top, and five minutes later I had eaten four. Yup, four :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016



My favorite food especially during the Great Lent. I could eat guacamole every day, literally. On a piece of toast, with some olives....delicious

Sunday, March 13, 2016

French Crepes

french crepes

There are two very similar crepes recipes in  my Grandad's cookbook - French and Turkish. The difference is that the French recipe has some white wine in it, so that's why I decided to try that :) But I used the walnuts from the Turkish recipe, so it's one sweet combination. Crepes, and cream with taste of wine, vanilla and rum. Perfect!!!

Melted Cheese

melted cheese

We all love cheese, and especially melted cheese. This is so easy to make and so delicious that I am sure it will become a regular treat at you home. It goes well with wine or beer. For lunch, dinner or as a snack :)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Лазања со моцарела и спанаќ / Mozzarella and Spinach Lasagna

Рецептов не е од книгата на дедо ми, но сигурна сум дека би му се допаднал. Веќе ја забележавте сигурно мојата опседнатост со спанаќ. Посебно во комбинација со сирење, кисело млеко, павлака. Лазањава со спанаќ ми е десет пати поубава од таа со месо. Не ни правам со месо откатко ја пробав оваа. Моцарелата ја прави целата приказна совршена.


  • 500 грама лазања
  • 500 грама спанаќ
  • 250 грама моцарела
  • 250 грама урда (или рикота ако сакате да е уште повусно)
  • 100 грама фета сирење
  • 100 грама кашкавал за од горе
  • 1 чешне лук
  • малку сол и бибер

За бешамелот:

  • 50 грама путер
  • 4 лажици брашно
  • 750 мл млеко
  • 1 лажиче сенф
  • малку сол и бибер

Mozzarella and Spinach Lasagna

Ставете малку масло во тава и загрејте го. Испржете го лукчето и додадете го исецканиот спанаќ. Нека се пржат неколку минути. Зачинете со сол и бибер и додадете ја урдата и фета сирењето и измешајте убаво. Тргнете го од шпоретот.

За бешамелот, загрејте го путерот и постепено додавајте го брашното, мешајќи постојано. Додадете го топлото млеко, малку по малку и се убаво промешајте. Додадете го сенфот и зачините. Оставете го настрана да се излади 10 минути.

Покријте ја тавата во која ќе печите со лазањи, врз нив ставете една третина од бешамелот и половина од смесата со спанаќ. Од горе ставете кругчиња моцарела. Повторете го истото уште еднаш. Завршете со лазањи најгоре премачкани со бешамел.

Mozzarella and Spinach Lasagna

Mozzarella and Spinach Lasagna

Печете на 180 степени, 40 минути. Покријте ја лазањата со пармезан или кашкавал и вратете ја тавата во рерна уште 10 минути.
На здравје!

Mozzarella and Spinach Lasagna

Mozzarella and Spinach Lasagna

Not a recipe from my Grandad's Cookbook but I'm sure he would have liked it. It's so tasty I had to share it with you. With plenty of spinach and ricotta , this is the most delicious lasagna I have ever tried. I don't want to hear about meat lasagna anymore. The mozzarella makes it cheesy and perfect.Ingredients:
  • 500 grams lasagna (17 oz)
  • 500 grams spinach (2 cups)
  • 250 grams mozzarella cheese (1 cup)
  • 250 grams ricotta cheese (1 cup)
  • 100 grams feta cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • some salt and pepper

For the bechamel sauce (White sauce)
  • 50 grams butter (1/4 cup)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 750 ml milk (3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • some salt and pepper
Put some oil in a pan and heat it. Fry the minced garlic and then gradually add the sliced spinach. Let it fry for a couple of minutes. Add the salt and pepper and the ricotta cheese and feta cheese and mix everything well. Put the spinach mixture aside.

For the white sauce, heat the butter and gradually add the flour mixing constantly. Add the warm milk little by little and mix everything well. Add the mustard and the spices. Set it aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Cover the lasagna pan with lasagna noodles, spread one third of the white sauce and one half of the spinach mixture. Put slices of the mozzarella cheese on top of the spinach mixture. Repeat it again. Finish with lasagna noodles and white sauce on top.

Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 40 minutes. Cover the lasagna with Parmesan cheese, or any other cheese you like and return it in the oven for additional 10 minutes.