Tomato noodle soup (Vegetarian)

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Tomato soup always reminds me of my grandmother, as many other recipes do. She had a few signature dishes and as a kid I would spend my weekends over at her house where she would show me how to cook. Even if I didn’t ask I would always see her rolling out the dough or standing over the oven preparing a family dinner. No matter what her age was or how tired she felt, she gave her all to prepare something we would all enjoy and think about for days to come. She was always an inspiration to me, and someone I think of when ever I put an apron on and start the oven.

Today when ever you go to the store you can see instant-soups you can buy and prepare in 5 min. That’s not just the case with soups, you can buy frozen Lasagna you can just…

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Stuffed mushrooms

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There are many ways to prepare stuffed mushrooms, from using different ingredients for the filling, to preparing them in a vegetable based sauce. I’ve prepared them through the years many times and I try to use different filling every time I do, so this is one of my favourite versions you can try out. It’s a fairly simple one, using beef mince, bell pepper and bacon with lovely seasoning, and what wouldn’t be delicious with a bit of bacon, for all of you who aren’t vegan or vegetarian of course!

I’ve already posted a number of recipes using mushrooms, that are both a great idea for lunch, as well as for dinner. You can check them out and pick which one you like best?

Fried chicken, mushrooms & mashed potatoes Fried chicken drumsticks, oyster mushrooms, mashed potatoes & tartar sauce

Steak in mushroom sauce & gnocchi Steak in mushroom sauce & gnocchi

Mushroom risotto Mushroom risotto (Vegetarian)

baked-pork-chops-with-pumpkin-and-oyster-mushrooms Baked pork chops with pumpkin & oyster…

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Stuffed bell peppers

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When was the last time you took a moment and looked around yourself, but really looked, with appreciation towards your surrounding, taking in all of the beauty that’s right in front of you? Did you ever feel like walking down the same street which you’ve been walking down for years, maybe ten years or more, and just then you realized that your neighbor has the most beautiful balcony in the street, decorated with all sorts of flowers and plants and herbs? Seems like many of us don’t even see what’s staring us in the face, like it takes a car crash to get our attention, deeply lost in our routines.

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I’ve realized living like that, losing yourself by constantly trying to get in a routine.. and we as people try to do so, we love routines – they’re carefree, you don’t have to worry about any unforseen situations.. isn’t something…

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Spinach, tomato & Mozzarella stuffed chicken

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If only I could have this view in front of me every morning when I step out on the street. The smell of pine in a light salty breeze coming from the sea, the sky clear and blue and just a few steps to the beach.

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This is something I woke up to every day last week. I would get up earlier than usual, went to a local beach bar for coffee and after that just relaxed on the beach. Every time it got too hot I would just jump in the sea, swam a few laps and repeat. Now while sitting at my desk in Zagreb I can’t stop thinking about it, missing every moment.

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It’s actually interesting how first inhabitants lived on the island of Vis in the 4th century BC. At some point they were an independent city starting their own colonies on other islands and even…

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Steak, barley & green bean salad

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Split, most of you probably heard of it if you ever visited Croatia because it’s the first stop for most of our tourists, being second largest city in Croatia and a intraregional transport hub where you can catch a ferry to one of the islands in the Adriatic. But it’s not just a port, it’s a tourist destination with a centuries-old history, architecture and one of the most beautiful promenades.

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In a few photos that I’ve taken of Split I’ll try and show you how beautiful it is.

As I mentioned before, one of my grandfathers was from the island of Brač and the other from the island of Korčula. Most of my family is still living on the islands in the Adriatic, not to mention those who moved to Canada, Argentina, Australia, Germany and a lot more countries, but sticking to the Adriatic coast my father’s half-brother and his family…

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Beef sauce & rice

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It’s been about a week now since I started my new Facebook page Recipes by chefkreso. It’s a place where I share all of my new recipes the second I post them here, and where my Instagram posts are also being redirected. I would love it if you’d grab a second and check it out!

Getting back to my new recipe – Beef sauce & rice. Beef sauce is first in the name on purpose, since it’s the focus of this recipe, everything about it makes it the perfect lunch idea you can combine with rice or pasta depending on which you like more. In this case rice works better for me, because it pairs with the flavour of red wine reduction in the sauce and the seasoning so well.

This is not my first beef recipe. On my blog among other recipes you can find a few recipes…

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Fresh Breath and a Dose of Antioxidants

 

You may have seen that parsley on your plate and thought of it as just a decoration. And while parsley is often used as a pretty garnish, it also has many health benefits.

It turns out that parsley is very high in antioxidants. These chemicals help to prevent disease and improve your overall health. They also slow down the aging process. Specifically, parsley contains luteolin, vitamin A, and vitamin C that are powerful antioxidants.

Parsley can help you to improve your immunity to disease. Because it’s packed with vitamin C it naturally supports healthy immunity. It also helps your body to repair the connective tissue collage in the body. Eating parsley can help you to have stronger bones and teeth and repair more quickly from cuts and scratches.

The vitamin K found in parsley helps to protect your body from hardened arteries and heart disease. It keeps calcium from building up in your blood vessels and collecting as plaque. It also helps to keep your bones strong.

Vitamin K also offers protection for your nerve cells and can strengthen your nervous system and prevent disorders of it.

The natural oils in parsley are also known to fight cancer. Specifically, you can reduce your risk of colon cancer and prostate cancer. You can even get some protection from the carcinogens in cigarette smoke, though parsley won’t make it a good idea to pick up smoking.

Diseases that are related to inflammation can also see improvement when eating parsley regularly. Arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autoimmune diseases can all be helped by adding this nutrient to your diet.

How much parsley do you need to eat in order to get the benefit? It turns out that you only need about two tablespoons of fresh parsley each day to get the vitamins and antioxidants it provides in high levels.

Parsley is delicious in its own right. It makes a great compliment to many dishes either raw or cooked. However, when it’s raw you’ll get the greatest benefits from it.

And, on a cosmetic level, the oils and texture of parsley help to clean your teeth and freshen your breath after a meal. This is great when you don’t have time to brush your teeth between meals. So, instead of leaving the parsley on the plate, next time go ahead and eat a bit of the garnish to get the health benefits.

You’ll walk away with fresh breath and an army of nutrients to help keep your body healthy and young.