Bulgarian Meatball Soup

Bulgarian Meatball Soup – Supa Topcheta

Supa Topcheta, or Bulgarian Meatball Soup, is a favorite traditional dish and comfort food at its best. The hearty soup is filled with vegetables and meatballs made with a combination of pork and beef. Then it’s thickened with egg yolks and Greek yogurt spiked with fresh lemon juice. The resulting soup is creamy without being overly heavy. […]
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Caves of Barac Croatia

Exploring the Caves of Barac

We discovered the Caves of Barać while visiting the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. We arrived later in the day than originally planned during an overnight trip from Split. The caves and the national park are an easy three hour drive from Split and we should have gotten there about mid-morning. Word to the wise, […]
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mussels in wine leeks and tomatoes

Mussels with Leeks, Garlic, Tomato and Wine

Mussels are one of my favorite things to share. It’s rare that I ever eat them alone. A pot of mussels in a savory sauce is meant to be shared. One of my favorite memories of sharing mussels is finding a restaurant in Sydney, Australia that served an all-you-can-eat mussels special on Tuesday nights. They […]
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on September 25, 2016
Plitvice National Park Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park is an absolute “must visit” place in Croatia. That is, if enjoying a day discovering one beautiful waterfall after another all nestled into a forest surrounding a crystal blue lake sounds like your kind of day. It certainly is for me. It was a day I won’t forget and would gladly […]
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on September 23, 2016
Split Croatia Food Tour

The Art of Wine Split Croatia Food Tour

Our one regret in taking this food tour of Split, Croatia is that it wasn’t the first thing that we did when we arrived. Instead, we spent our time in Split clueless about the craft beer, hadn’t known about the walnut infused grappa and had no idea that we walked by the best bakery in the area over […]
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on September 20, 2016
Krka National Park Waterfall

Krka National Park, Croatia

Croatia is home to some incredible national parks, some particularly known for waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is probably the most famous of these. A smaller park, Krka National Park, is arguably a more accessible version of a park filled with waterfalls. During our recent stay in Split, Croatia, we decided to check […]
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Things to do in Split Croatia

A Day in Split, Croatia: Beyond Diocletian’s Palace

Split sits on the Adriatic coast in the Dalmatian region of Croatia. We tried to explore most of this beautiful seaside destination on foot. Winding our way through its narrow streets, we gazed at the massive limestone rocks that were installed by slave labor as early as 284 AD. On foot we could explore the corners where countless battles were fought, both […]
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on September 13, 2016
Crustlessi Miini Quiche

Mini Crustless Quiches with Zucchini and Swiss Cheese

Having these little mini crustless quiches around is a delicious way to make sure you have a good high protein snack ready whenever you need one. I like to pop one in the microwave in the morning or grab one for a quick lunch when I’m in a hurry. They are filling and so delicious! […]
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on September 11, 2016

Zagreb, Croatia: Broken Relationships and Bloody Bridges

Split and Dubrovnik get much more attention than Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Sure, Zagreb doesn’t have the coast, but this city has a complex history, incredible architecture, some strange museums, and a lively and friendly atmosphere. We spent a week exploring the city, and have outlined our favorite things to see, most of them […]
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Eggplant Parmesan Parmigiana

Easy Stove Top Eggplant Parmesan

While traveling through Italy, eggplant Parmesan became one of my favorite dishes. Whether in Northern or Southern Italy, a version of this dish is on most menus. Interestingly though, eggplant Parmesan (or melanzane parmigiana) is typically served as an appetizer dish. It is most often baked in the oven like a lasagna, but I’ve adapted […]
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on September 4, 2016