Musaka, Moussaka

It doesn’t matter how it’s spelled, what matters is the taste! Enjoy my musaka dish made with sweet potatoes.

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Musaka is a dish from the Balkans, Middle East, and Eastern Mediterranean areas. The most common spelling I find is Moussaka, which is Greek. But, of course I am tapping into my Serbian roots so, I will spell it the Serbian way, musaka! Just so you know the computer hates the way I spell musaka. 😀

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Serbian Inspired Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is a favorite in my house. We make it pretty often and it never seems to get old. Here is my variation of Chicken soup to bring some Serbian flavor to your table.

Chicken soup is probably one of the most popular soups out there. There are so many ways to prepare it. My version of chicken soup is inspired by my Serbian heritage. I use garlic and vegeta to get that Eastern European taste.

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Vegeta, a Croatian Seasoning

Bring Balkan inspired food to the table with just a bit of Vegeta.

Vegeta is a versatile seasoning that is produced by a Croatian Company,  Podravka. It has been around since the birth of Barbie (1959)!

I am not sure of the correct pronunciation for the word vegeta. I grew up saying Ve-get-a, however I’ve recently heard it called ve-jet-a.

Eating and cooking with vegeta make me feel like I am stepping into Eastern Europe. It is a staple seasoning in the Balkans.

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How to Make Palaćinke

What is palacinke? Palacinke is a Serbian pancake. They are very thin and flat pancakes, much like a crepe. The recipe is very simple and delicious!

What is palacinke? Palacinke is a Serbian pancake. They are very thin and flat pancakes that you fill, then roll up or fold to eat. It’s pretty much a crepe.They are so delicious. My 15 month old son gobbles them up!

Growing up palacinke was one of my favorite dishes! Mom would make it all the time. I would eat it with ground nuts, jelly, and sometimes sugar. But, really you can fill it with anything you want.

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Ćevapčići 

Experience Serbian culture through food you can make right at home.

Ćevapčići are a Balkan delight. A magnificent food that I recommend everyone try at least once. I once read that they were inspired by a similar sausage dish brought over to the Balkans from the Arabic world. I have no idea if that is true.

pravimo cevapcici

Anyhow,

I made these wonderful little sausages for the first time with my mother. She came to visit me for 2 weeks after I gave birth to my son, Luka. I had a list of things I wanted to do with her, making homemade ćevapčići was one of them. Of course I’ll share the other Serbian dishes we made in later posts.

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