Travel

11 Homemade Backpacking Meals

Are you sick of spending money out the wazoo for pre-packaged backpacking meals? Those things are $8-10 a pop, which means my recent 3 day trip with 3 people would have cost ~$180 for food alone!! That’s just crazy. So I decided to start making my own homemade backpacking meals. These easy to prepare homemade …

Sautéed Squid (Calamari) with Vegetables-inspired by Slovenian Cuisine

I’ve been back stateside for a year now, and I truly miss Slovenia and all the traveling we got to do while living there. So it’s no surprise that I couldn’t wait to get cooking when I saw this month’s Recipe Redux theme. A Vacation-Inspired Recipe – Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about …

Clean Out The Fridge Pot Pie (Recipe ReDux)

Hey friends! After a fun-filled once in a lifetime experience living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the hubby and I are back in The States and have finally been reunited with our furry little guys. Life is starting to get back to normal as we get back into the daily grind of things. Moving overseas is quite …

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Muffin Pies {Recipe ReDux}

When life doesn’t go as planned… Sometimes, things just don’t happen like you expected them to. Like that time some friends, my husband, and I ducked into a cafe in the middle of a snowstorm in Ankara, Turkey. It was cold, windy, snowy, and the street was deserted. We just wanted a place to warm …

Simple Summer Salad

Hey Guys! Guess what? It’s almost summer!!! I’m beyond excited to do all the fun summery outdoorsy stuff here in Slovenia. Summer here means lots of ice cream (they have it on every corner), climbing Triglav (the highest mountain in Slovenia), and rafting on the Soča River. I. Can’t. Wait. For me, summertime also means lots of salads. …

Avocado wrapped in Prosciutto

Have I ever told you about the prosciutto made in the Slovenian Karst region? Kraški Pršut (Karst Prosciutto) Basically just a leg of dried, cured ham, what makes this special is simplicity and climate. There are only a few key ingredients: high quality pork sea salt Burja-the name of the strong wind that blows here time-12-16 months …

Šunka v Testu (ham baked in pastry)

Today’s recipe comes from Adele, who blogs over at Adele in Slovenia. I love Adele’s blog because she writes about everything that I love too: food, the outdoors, and of course Slovenia! I’m so happy to have Adele guest posting on Taste of Divine this week. Thank you Adele! When Christine asked me to write a …

Hungarian Goulash {Recipe ReDux}

  The food in Hungary makes me hungry. The most well-known Hungarian dish that comes to mind is Hungarian goulash, and I kind of have this thing for goulash. Here’s a picture of the goulash we had at a food stand at the market in Budapest. Mmm. Hungarian goulash in #Hungary. #budapest #goulash #golaz #streetfood A post …

Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana

Christmas of 2014 was a time of new traditions in the Taste of Divine household. The hubby has been deployed over Christmas twice, but this was the first time I’ve been away from home for the holidays, and we were excited to make our own traditions and celebrate together. Christmas time in Ljubljana was something the …

Looking back on 2014

Wow-a lot has happened since I wrote this same post last year, Best of 2013. For one, we graduated from a language program in California, and then we left our dog and cat behind (so sad!) and we moved half-way across the world to the wonderful little country of Slovenia. We also touched foot in six …