Quick Miso Ramen (vegetarian, including a vegan option) / Brzi miso ramen (vegetarijanski, uključujući i vegansku opciju)

I’ve got to be honest with you and admit that I’ve been treating my body like a dumpster lately. Pastries, cakes, fried food and the likes have been vigorously clogging my blood vessels. I’ve finally decided that enough is enough and that I need to have something green and light to bring me back to life. This quick ramen was the perfect remedy. Also, should you decide to make it vegan, just add some soft tofu to it instead of the egg and you’ll be good to go.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.14 EUR per serving / 4.57 EUR for all)

For the soup:

2 tbsp coconut oil (0.13 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

1 large carrot (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

Thumb-sized piece of ginger (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

6 cups veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

1 cup frozen peas (0.20 EUR)

Bag of frozen broccoli (1.00 EUR)

2 squares of Chinese noodles (1.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp miso paste (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

Additional for serving:

4 eggs (0.80 EUR)

Sriracha (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up onion and carrot. Mince ginger and garlic. Add coconut oil, onion and carrot to a pot on high heat and saute for about five minutes until slightly caramelized. Add in minced garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Give a good stir and cook for just a minute so the spices become fragrant. Add in the veggie broth and bring to a rolling boil, then dump in peas, broccoli and noodles. Season with salt, pepper and soy sauce, then cook for about 5-10 minutes, until veggies and noodles are cooked through.

While the soup is cooking, cook the eggs in a separate pot until medium-done, for about 5-6 minutes. Rinse the eggs in cold water, then peel and cut into halves.

Once the veggies are done to your liking, turn off the heat. Dissolve miso in a bit of broth, then stir everything back into your pot together with toasted sesame oil. Serve each portion of soup with an egg (or tofu if you want to make it vegan) and drizzled with a bit of Sriracha.

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Moram biti iskrena sa vama i priznati da sam zadnjih dana svoje tijelo tretirala kao kontejner. Slatkiši, kolači, pržena hrana i slična zla mi veselo plutaju po krvotoku i začepljuju arterije. Odlučila sam tome svemu stati na kraj jer mi je stvarno više trebalo nešto zeleno da me vrati u život, a ovaj brzi ramen se pokazao kao pravi lijek. Također, ovaj recept lako možete i veganizirati tako da umjesto jaja upotrijebite mekani tofu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,48 kn po porciji / 33,91 kn za sve)

Za juhu:

2 žlice kokosovog ulja (1,00 kn)

1 velika mrkva (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

Komadić đumbira veličine palca (0,50 kn)

½ žličice čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog graška (1,50 kn)

Vrećica smrznute brokule (7,50 kn)

2 kocke kineskih rezanaca (8,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

1 žlica miso paste (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

Dodatno za posluživanje:

4 jaja (6,00 kn)

Sriracha (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte luk i mrkvu. Đumbir i češnjak sitno nasjeckajte ili naribajte. Kokosovo ulje, luk i mrkvu dodajte u lonac na jakoj vatri i dinstajte oko pet minuta da se blago karameliziraju. Dodajte češnjak, đumbir i čili, pa dobro promiješajte i pržite minutu da začini zamiriše. Sada u lonac dodajte temeljac i pustite ga da zavrije, pa ubacite unutra grašak, brokulu i rezance. Začinite solju, paprom i soja sosom, pa kuhajte jedno 5-10 minuta dok povrće i rezanci ne budu gotovi.

Dok se juhica krčka, u posebnom loncu skuhajte jaja da budu srednje-kuhana kako bi ste imali želatinasti žutanjak, jedno 5-6 minuta. Jaja odmah operite u hladnoj vodi, pa ogulite i raspolovite.

Čim je povrće u juhi gotovo, maknite sve s vatre. Miso otopite u malo juhe, pa onda sve to skupa umiješajte u lonac skupa sa sezamovim uljem. Svaku porciju juhe poslužite sa jajetom (ili tofuom ako idete na vegansku varijantu) i pokapajte sa malo Srirache ili kojeg drugog ljutog umaka po vašem izboru.

Quick Miso Ramen (vegetarian, including a vegan option) / Brzi miso ramen (vegetarijanski, uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Pea and Bacon Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa graškom i slaninom

This dish is an excellent way to clean up your fridge and get rid of any leftovers and various odds and ends. It’s also super easy and quick to prepare and is therefore ideal to whip up during the busy work week.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.07 per serving / 2.14 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

A few thin slices of bacon (0.60 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 cup frozen peas (0.40 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

2 cups precooked rice (0.40 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and thinly slice the onion. Cut the bacon into small pieces. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Place a wok or a deep skillet on high heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add in the oil and the onion, then stir and cook until slightly caramelized. Throw in the bacon bits and cook briefly to crisp up before adding in Gochujang and frozen peas.

Allow the peas to thoroughly thaw and cook through, move them all aside and pour the eggs into the empty part of the skillet. Gently fold for a minute or two until they are done, then add in rice, salt, black pepper, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir until everything is evenly incorporated and cook for another five minutes so the rice slightly crisps up at the bottom. Serve immediately.

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Ovo je jelo odlična stvar kada morate iskoristiti razne ostatke koji su vam se nakupili po frižideru. Ujedno je jako ukusno, a priprema je brzinska, tako da je idealno za smućkati tijekom užurbanog tjedna.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 8,06 kn po porciji / 16,11 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 manji luk (0,75 kn)

Par tankih kriški slanine (4,50 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog graška (3,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

2 šalice kuhane riže (3,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Luk ogulite i tanko narežite. Špek narežite na manje komadiće. Jaja razmutite u maloj zdjelici i stavite na stranu. Wok ili duboku tavu stavite na srednje jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugriju. Dodajte ulje, pa kratko popržite luk da se blago karamelizira. Dodajte špek te pustite da se zahrska prije nego ubacite Gochujang i smrznuti grašak.

Pustite da se grašak skroz odmrzne i skuha, pa onda sve što vam je u woku pogurajte na jednu stranu, a na prazni dio tave izlijte jaja. Nježno ih presavijajte špatulom dok ne budu gotova, pa onda u sve to dodajte i rižu, sol, papar, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Dobro sve promiješajte da se sastojci sjedine te kuhajte još jedno pet minuta da se riža blago zapeče sa donje strane. Poslužite odmah.

Pea and Bacon Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa graškom i slaninom

Kung Pao (Gong Bao) Chicken / Kung Pao (Gong Bao) piletina

First and foremost – I am no expert on Chinese cuisine and this dish is probably very far from being authentic. Furthermore, my only experiences with Chinese food are from various Chinese restaurants and takeout, which I understand are all heavily westernized to accommodate out palate. Nevertheless, I am a huge fan of this takeout dish and here’s my version. And I sincerely hope that no Chinese people are offended.

Also, this dish is pretty spicy, so tone down the amount of red pepper flakes if you’re not into that. You can definitely use fresh chili peppers if you have any on hand, but we didn’t have any and dried worked just fine.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.13 EUR per serving / 4.53 EUR for all)

For the meat:

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (2.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.03 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

Thumb-sized piece of ginger (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp red pepper flakes (0.07 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

2 red bell peppers (0.80 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

½ cup peanuts (0.40 EUR)

For the sauce:

1 tbsp smooth peanut butter (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

2 tsp apple cider vinegar (0.01 EUR)

2 tsp brown sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp corn starch (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

¾ cups warm water (–)

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METHOD:

Cut the meat into cubes and toss it with salt, pepper, soy sauce, sesame and sunflower oil. Allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes, but best overnight. Prep your veggies before you start cooking – mince garlic and ginger and cube onion and bell peppers. Prepare the sauce by whisking together all of the ingredients until smooth.

Place a wok or a deep skillet on medium heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add in a bit of oil then fry the meat in two smaller batches for about five minutes until cooked through and slightly crispy.

Remove the chicken from pan and set it aside. Add in remaining oil, minced garlic and ginger and red pepper flakes. Cook for a minute or two while stirring constantly before adding in diced onions and peppers. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the veggies are slightly caramelized. Add in peanuts and return the meat back to your wok. Stir-fry for another minute or two, then pour the sauce over everything. Stir well and cook briefly until the sauce thickens up. Serve immediately over cooked rice.

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Prvo i osnovno – ja nisam nikakav stručnjak kada je u pitanju kineska kuhinja i ovo je jelo sigurno jako daleko od autentičnog. Osim toga, moja jedina iskustva kada je u pitanju kineska klopa su iz raznih lokalnih kineskih restorana i dostave, za koje mi je sve jasno da su jako pozapadnjačeni kako bi pasali našim okusnim pupoljcima. No neovisno o tome, veliki sam fan ovog popularnog jela i evo vam moja verzija. I također, nadam se da sa time ne vrijeđam Kineze.

Ujedno, imajte na umu kako je ovo jelo dosta ljuto, pa smanjite količinu čilija ako to nije vaša furka. Definitivno možete upotrijebiti i sviježi čili ako ga imate – mi ga nismo imali doma, a sušeni također super funkcionira.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,49 kn po porciji / 33,97 kn za sve)

Za meso:

1 pileća prsa bez kostiju i kože (15,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

1 žlica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

Za wok:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja, podijeljene (0,20 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

Komad đumbira veličine palca (1,00 kn)

1 žličica sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,50 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

2 crvene paprike (6,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

½ šalice kikirikija (3,00 kn)

Za umak:

1 žlica glatkog kikiriki maslaca (1,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

2 žličice jabučnog octa (0,10 kn)

2 žličice smeđeg šećera (0,10 kn)

1 žličica kukuruznog škroba (0,15 kn)

1 žlica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

¾ šalice tople vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Meso narežite na kockice i pomiješajte sa solju, paprom, soja sosom te sezamovim i suncokretovim uljem. Pustite da odmara barem 30-tak minuta, ali najbolje preko noći. Prije početka kuhanja pripremite si svo povrće. Češnjak i đumbir naribajte, a luk i paprike narežite na kockice. Umak priredite tako da u zdjelici pomiješate sve sastojke da budu glatki.

Wok ili duboku tavu stavite na srednje jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugrije. Dodajte malo ulja, pa na njemu ispržite piletinu u dvije manje ture. Trebati će vam oko pet minuta za svaku rundu piletine da bude lijepo hrskava.

Maknite meso iz woka i stavite na stranu. Dodajte preostalo ulje, češnjak, đumbir i čili. Kuhajte minutu-dvije uz neprekidno miješanje da začini dobro zamiriše prije nego li u wok ubacite luk i papriku. Začinite solju i paprom, te pržite da se povrće blago karamelizira. Ubacite kikiriki te meso vratite u wok. Kuhajte još koju minutu te sve podlijte umakom. Dobro primiješajte i samo još kratko prokuhajte da vam se umak zgusne. Poslužite preko kuhane riže.

Kung Pao (Gong Bao) Chicken / Kung Pao (Gong Bao) piletina

Hot and Sour Soup with Dumplings (vegan) / Kiselo-ljuta juha sa valjušcima (veganska)

A whole while back I bought some gyoza dumplings from Lidl which were in all honesty not that great. I mean, they could pass, but I wasn’t all that thrilled with the prospect of eating them and so they remained lingering in my freezer for a few months. I finally got the idea to make a hot and sour soup and to dump those dumplings in there and boy, was that a good idea. This soup turned out fantastic and now I’m kinda sorry that we don’t have any more of those sad dumplings.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 1.11 EUR per serving / 6.68 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 large carrots (0.20 EUR)

2 parsley roots with leaves (0.40 EUR)

1 kohlrabi with leaves (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried garlic (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

8 cups veggie broth (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

1 block of smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

8 shiitake mushrooms (0.53 EUR)

3 tbsp soy sauce (0.20 EUR)

400 grams frozen vegan dumplings of your choice (2.67 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp apple cyder vinegar (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and dice up all the veggies and tofu. Keep the kohlrabi and parsley leaves separated. Place a deep pot on high heat and add in the oil, onion, carrots, parsley roots and kohlrabi (not the leaves!). Stir and cook for about 10 minutes, until slightly caramelized. Add in flour, Gochujang, garlic, salt and pepper and give a good stir, so that all the veggies are coated in flour and spices. Gradually add in veggie broth and keep stirring to dissolve the flour. Then add in the tomato paste, smoked tofu, mushrooms and soy sauce. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about ten minutes.

Add in the frozen dumplings and reserved parsley and kohlrabi leaves, then cook until the dumplings are done (mine took about 10 minutes, but check the package instructions). Remove from heat, stir in sesame oil and vinegar, then taste to adjust the seasoning. Serve warm.

This soup also reheats really well, so it’s a great meal prep option too.

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Ima već sto godina da smo u Lidlu kupili te neke gyoza dumplingse koji nam iskreno i nisu bili baš nešto prefini. Mislim, ono, dali su se pojesti, ali ne baš sa nekim posebnim guštom. S obzirom na to, tako su oni stajali u frizeru nekoliko mjeseci. I onda mi je napokon sinulo da sa njima napravim kiselo-ljutu juhu, a to je bome ispala jedna od boljih ideja. Juha je bila baš jako ukusna, pa mi je sve nekako i žao da sada nemamo više tih otužnih dumplingsa.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 8,33 kn po porciji / 49,96 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 velike mrkve (1,50 kn)

2 korjena peršina sa lišćem (3,00 kn)

1 korabica sa lišćem (3,00 kn)

3 žlice glatkog brašna (0,15 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

8 šalica povrtnog temeljca (4,00 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 dimljeni tofu (7,50 kn)

8 gljiva shiitaka (4,00 kn)

3 žlice soja sosa (1,50 kn)

400 g smrznutih veganskih dumplingsa (valjušaka) po izboru (20,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

2 žlice jabučnog octa (0,20 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i tofu. Lišće peršina i korabice držite sa strane. Duboki lonac stavite na jaku vatru pa dodajte ulje, luk, mrkvu, korijen peršina i korabicu (bez lišća!). Promiješajte i kuhajte desetak minuta da se sve blago karamelizira. Dodajte brašno, Gochujang, češnjak, sol i papar, te dobro promiješajte da se svo povrće obloži brašnom i začinima. Postepeno ulijevajte temeljac uz stalno miješanje kako bi ste otopili brašno. Onda dodajte još i koncentrat rajčice, dimljeni tofu, gljive i soja sos. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem desetak minuta.

Ubacite smrznute dumplingse i lišće peršina i korabice koje ste sačuvali, pa kuhajte dok dumplingsi ne budu gotovi (mojima je trebalo jedno 10 minuta, ali provjerite upute na pakiranju). Maknite juhu sa vatre, umiješajte sezamovo ulje i ocat te kušajte i prilagodite začine. Poslužite toplo.

Ova se juhica odlično podgrijava, tako da je ujedno odlična opcija i za pripremiti unaprijed.

Hot and Sour Soup with Dumplings (vegan) / Kiselo-ljuta juha sa valjušcima (veganska)

Cabbage and Pea Curry (vegan) / Curry od kupusa i graška (veganski)

I don’t know about you, but I love cooking with cabbage since it is such a cheap, healthy and delicious ingredient. Cabbage is also a pretty sturdy vegetable which can last for ages in the fridge – it just never seems to go bad, which is another reason why I love having it around. This curry is really easy and delicious, so give it a go if you’re in a mood for something aromatic and cozy. We’ve had it served with cooked barley, but rice or any other grain of your choice would work just as well too.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.59 EUR per serving / 2.38 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

3 carrots (0.30 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp curry powder (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 bay leaves (0.07 EUR)

½ cabbage head (0.50 EUR)

2 cups frozen peas (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

½ cup water (–)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up all the vegetables. Add the oil, onions and carrots to a large pot on high heat and saute for about 5-10 minutes, until everything is slightly caramelized. Add in minced garlic, curry powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt and bay leaves. Give a good stir and cook for just a minute so the spices become fragrant. Add in chopped cabbage, frozen peas, tomato paste and water. Give a good stir, turn down heat and cover with a lid. Simmer covered for about 20 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve with a grain of your choice.

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Ne znam kako je kod vas, ali ja baš volim kuhati sa kupusom pošto je on tako jeftin, zdrav i ukusan sastojak. Osim toga, kupus je i jako otporan te u hladnjaku može trajati stvarno dugo – čini se da se nikako ne kvari, te je to još jedan razlog zašto ga volim imati doma. Ovaj curry je jako jednostavan i ukusan, pa ga svakako isprobajte ako ste raspoloženi za nešto toplo i aromatično. Mi smo ga jeli uz kuhani ječam, ali riža ili bilo koja druga žitarica po vašem izboru bi također bila super.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 4,40 kn po porciji / 17,61 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

3 mrkve (2,25 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

2 žlice curry praha (2,00 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

½ žličice sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

2 lovorova lista (0,40 kn)

½ glavice kupusa (3,75 kn)

2 šalice smrznutog graška (3,00 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

½ šalice vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite, operite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Stavite veliki lonac na jaku vatru pa u njega dodajte ulje, luk i mrkve. Kuhajte 5-10 minuta, dok se povrće ne karamelizira, pa onda ubacite i sjeckani češnjak, curry, češnjak u prahu, čili, papar, sol i lovor. Dobro promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu da začini zamiriše. Ubacite u lonac narezani kupus, grašak, koncentrat rajčice i vodu. Dobro promiješajte, smanjite vatru i poklopite. Krčkajte poklopljeno 20-tak minuta uz povremeno miješanje. Kušajte i prilagodite začine pa poslužite uz žitaricu po vašem izboru.

Cabbage and Pea Curry (vegan) / Curry od kupusa i graška (veganski)

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste (vegan) / Pasta od đumbira i češnjaka (veganska)

While ginger garlic paste is a staple in Indian cuisine, I find that it’s also a great staple to simply have lying around and adding to any aromatic dishes. Another thing worth mentioning are the health benefits of both garlic and ginger, so this paste is an excellent immune system booster, especially in there cold months when we all need a little bit of extra help.

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INGREDIENTS:

(1.10 EUR)

2 garlic bulbs (0.67 EUR)

Thumb-sized piece of ginger (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and roughly chop garlic and ginger, then add to a food processor with oil and pulse until completely smooth. Store in an airtight container in fridge, where the paste can last up to a month.

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Pasta od đumbira i češnjaka je jedan od bitnijih sastojaka u indijskoj kuhinji, no po meni je ona odlična za imati uvijek pri ruci i po potrebi ubaciti u sva aromatična jela. Ono što je također bitno za naglasiti je da su i đumbir i češnjak poznati po svojim ljekovitim svojstvima, tako da je ova pasta ujedno i odlična za vaš imunitet. A mislim da nam sada u hladnijim mjesecima svima može dobro doći malo dodatne pomoći po pitanju zdravlja.

SASTOJCI:

(8,20 kn)

2 glavice češnjaka (5,00 kn)

Komad đumbira veličine palca (3,00 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i grubo narežite češnjak i đumbir. Ubacite u multipraktik skupa sa uljem, pa pulsirajte dok pasta ne bude skroz glatka. Čuvajte u hladnjaku u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi, gdje pasta može trajati i do mjesec dana.

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste (vegan) / Pasta od đumbira i češnjaka (veganska)

Carrot and Parsnip Coconut Soup (vegan) / Krem juha od mrkve, pastrnjaka i kokosa (veganska)

You’ve probably noticed by now that creamy soups are definitely my thing. They are usually quite easy to make, so I’ll whip up a big pot at least once a week. Paired with a crispy chunk of some tasty bread and maybe a salad, such soups make a well-rounded meal for me. They also reheat great and are therefore an excellent meal-prep option. The combo of earthy carrots and parsnips with sweet coconut in this iteration is splendid, so do give it a go if you’re into delicious creamy soups.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.97 EUR per serving / 5.82 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.75 EUR)

8 carrots (0.80 EUR)

4 parsnips (1.60 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp curry powder (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

6 cups veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

1 can full fat coconut milk (1.60 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up all the veggies. Add the oil, onion, carrots and parsnips to a large pot on high heat and saute for about ten minutes, until the veggies are slightly caramelized. Add in minced garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Hungarian and smoked paprika and curry powder. Give a good stir and cook for just a minute to activate the spices. Now add in the tomato paste, veggie broth and coconut milk. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes turn off heat and attack with an immersion blender. Pulse the soup until smooth and creamy. Serve warm.

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Do sada ste već vjerojatno zaključili da volim krem juhe. Što nije nimalo čudno, pošto ih je obično lako za pripremiti pa nam ja barem jednom tjedno skuham veliki lonac. Kada se takva juha spari sa komadom finog, hrskavog kruha i još nekom salatom, za mene je to onda cijeli zaokruženi obrok. S obzirom da se taj tip juha i dobro podgrijava, odlična je opcija za spremiti unaprijed i ponijeti na posao. Kombinacija dubokih zemljanih aroma mrkve i pastrnjaka sa slatkim kokosom u ovoj iteraciji je izvrsna, pa definitivno isprobajte recept ako ste ljubitelj finih, kremastih juhica.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 6,45 kn po porciji / 38,71 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

8 mrkvi (6,00 kn)

4 pastrnjaka (12,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

½ žličice sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica curry praha (0,50 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

1 konzerva punomasnog kokosovog mlijeka (12,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ulje, luk, mrkvu i pastrnjak stavite u lonac na jakoj vatri, pa dinstajte desetak minuta da se sve blago karamelizira. Dodajte sjeckani češnjak, sol, papar, čili, slatku i dimljenu papriku te curry prah. Dobro sve promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu da se začini aktiviraju. Sada ubacite i koncentrat rajčice, temeljac i kokosovo mlijeko. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru te kuhajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-tak minuta.

Nakon dvadesetak minuta maknite sa vatre i krenite u ofenzivu sa štapnim mikserom. Pulsirajte dok juha ne bude glatka i kremasta. Poslužite toplo.

Carrot and Parsnip Coconut Soup (vegan) / Krem juha od mrkve, pastrnjaka i kokosa (veganska)

Kimchi Stew Number Two (vegan) / Varivo od Kimchija broj dva (vegansko)

If you enjoyed the first Kimchi stew recipe I’ve posted, do check this one out as well. The second version is more hearty and robust, and therefore better suited for colder days we are facing. The warm spices really revive and keep the blood flowing, which was just what I needed after a miserable day of ending soaked up in rain on my way home from work.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.06 EUR per serving / 4.24 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

4 medium sized potatoes (0.27 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 cups vegan Kimchi (0.93 EUR)

1 can of cooked chickpeas (0.80 EUR)

8 Shiitake mushrooms (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

3 tbsp chickpea flour (0.20 EUR)

4 cups veggie broth (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. Add oil, onion, carrot and potatoes to a pot on high heat. Saute for about five minutes to slightly caramelize then add in garlic and Gochujang. Stir and cook for just a minute before adding in Kimchi, chickpeas, mushrooms, tomato paste, salt, black pepper, bay leaf and soy sauce. Dissolve the chickpea flour in veggie broth, then pour the concoction into the pot. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for about half an hour, until the potatoes are thoroughly cooked through. Be sure to stir everything occasionally and, if needed, add in a splash more of water. Turn off heat and stir in the toasted sesame oil. Serve warm. The stew reheats great so it’s also an excellent meal prep option as well.

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Ako vam se svidio raniji recept za Kimchi varivo koji sam objavila, definitivno isprobajte i ovaj. Ova nova verzija je definitivno zasitnija i robusnija, pa samim time i prikladnija za hladne dane sa kojima se suočavamo. Topli začini će vas stvarno napuniti energijom i razbuditi, što je meni definitivno trebalo nakon što me oprala kiša pa sam sva mokra i promrzla došla doma s posla.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,93 kn po porciji / 31,71 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

4 srednje velika krumpira (2,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

2 šalice veganskog Kimchija (7,00 kn)

1 konzerva slanutka (6,00 kn)

8 gljiva shiitaka (4,00 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

3 žlice brašna od slanutka (1,50 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Ulje, luk, mrkvu i krumpire ubacite u lonac na jakoj vatri. Dinstajte oko pet minuta da se sve blago karamelizira, pa dodajte češnjak i Gochujang. Promiješajte i kuhajte minutu prije nego dodate i Kimchi, slanutak, gljive, koncentrat rajčice, sol, papar, lovor i soja sos. Brašno od slanutka otopite u temeljcu, pa tu smjesu ulijte u lonac. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem jedno pola sata, dok krumpiri ne omekšaju. S vremena na vrijeme sve dobro promiješajte, a po potrebi podlijte sa još malo vode. Maknite s vatre i umiješajte sezamovo ulje. Poslužite toplo. Ovo se varivo super podgrijava, pa je odlična opcija za pripremiti unaprijed i ponijeti na posao.

Kimchi Stew Number Two (vegan) / Varivo od Kimchija broj dva (vegansko)

Kimchi Stew (vegan) / Varivo od Kimchija (vegansko)

Have you already tried making Kimchi at home? If so, then you probably have abundance of it and may be searching for ideas to throw Kimchi into other dishes. This stew is just the thing and is unbelievably simple to make and delicious. Honestly, my expectations were pretty low, but I ended up being pleasantly surprised by the outcome, so this will definitely end up in our regular food rotation.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.23 EUR per serving / 4.93 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

1 parsnip (0.40 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

2 cups vegan Kimchi (0.93 EUR)

1 block of smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

4 cups veggie broth (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

200 grams glass noodles (1.33 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up all the veggies. Drain and dice the smoked tofu. Add oil, onion, carrot and parsnip to a pot on high heat. Saute for about five minutes to slightly caramelize then add in garlic and Gochujang. Stir and cook for just a minute before adding in tomato paste, Kimchi, tofu, veggie broth and soy sauce. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 20 minutes. Turn off heat, add in sesame oil and noodles then put the lid back on and let sit for around five minutes until the noodles are cooked through from residual heat. Serve warm. This also reheats great and will only taste better on the next day, so be sure to make a few extra servings.

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Jeste li već probali kod kuće napraviti Kimchi? Ako da, onda sigurno imate tonu Kimchija i počeli ste izmišljati načine kako ga sve ubaciti u neka druga jela. Ovo varivo je onda baš prava stvar za vas, a veoma je lako za pripremiti i stvarno ukusno. Iskreno, moja su očekivanja bila poprilično niska, ali sam se baš ugodno iznenadila koliko je sve ispalo fino, tako da će Kimchi varivo sigurno biti ubačeno u naš redovni meni.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 9,24 kn po porciji / 36,95 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

1 pastrnjak (3,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

2 šalice veganskog Kimchija (7,00 kn)

1 kocka dimljenog tofua (7,50 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

200 g tankih rižinih rezanaca (10,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ocijedite i na kocke narežite dimljeni tofu. Dodajte ulje, luk, mrkve i pastrnjak u lonac na jaku vatru. Dinstajte jedno pet minuta da se sve lagano karamelizira, pa dodajte češnjak i Gochujang. Promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu prije nego ubacite i koncentrat rajčice, Kimchi, tofu, temeljac i soja sos. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru te krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-tak minuta. Maknite sa vatre, dodajte sezamovo ulje i rezance, pa poklopite i ostavite pet minuta da se rezanci skuhaju od preostale topline. Poslužite toplo. Ovo jelo se također super podgrijava, a sljedećeg će dana biti još bolje, pa definitivno skuhajte koju porciju više.

Kimchi Stew (vegan) / Varivo od Kimchija (vegansko)

Chicken and Purple Cabbage Noodles / Kineski rezanci s piletinom i crvenim zeljem

Oh hey, here’s another noodle recipe for you all to enjoy. We can never have too many of those floating around, right?

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.33 EUR per serving / 5.31 EUR for all)

For the chicken:

1 large boneless skinless chicken breast (2.00 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

3 squares of Chinese noodles (1.60 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 green peppers (0.80 EUR)

3 cups of shredded purple cabbage (0.20 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cut the chicken into thin strips. Toss it with oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but best overnight. In the meantime, cook the noodles according to package instructions to al dente. Rinse under cold water to get rid of residual heat and stop the cooking process, then drain. Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies.

Place a wok or a deep skillet on medium high heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add in a bit of oil then fry up the chicken until crispy. It’s best to do this in two batches, so you don’t overcrowd the pan. Remove all the chicken from the wok and set aside. Add in the remaining oil and dump in the onions, peppers and cabbage. Cook for a few minutes to slightly caramelize before adding in minced garlic and Gochujang. Give a good stir and cook briefly. Dump in the noodles, chicken, soy sauce and sesame oil. Cook for about five minutes, until everything is thoroughly warmed up and the noodles at the bottom of the pan start crisping up slightly. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve immediately.

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Hej haj, evo vam još jedan recept za nudlse koji možete isprobati. Takvih nikako ne možemo imati viška, zar ne?

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 9,93 kn po porciji / 39,71 kn za sve)

Za meso:

1 velika pileća prsa bez kostiju i kože (15,00 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Za wok:

3 kocke kineskih rezanaca (12,00 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja, podijeljene (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn kn)

2 zelene paprike (6,00 kn)

3 šalice ribanog ljubičastog kupusa (1,50 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Piletinu narežite na tanke trakice. Pomiješajte sa uljem, soja sosom, soli i paprom, te ostavite u hladnjaku da se marinira minimalno pola sata, a najbolje preko noći. U međuvremenu skuhajte rezance prema uputama na pakiranju da budu al dente. Isperite ih dobro pod mlazom hladne vode da se prestanu kuhati od zaostale topline te ocijedite. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće.

Wok ili duboku tavu stavite na srednje jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugrije. Dodajte malo ulja, pa na njemu ispržite piletinu dok ne bude hrskava. Za najbolje rezultate je najbolje to napraviti u dvije manje ture kako vam wok ne bi bio prenatrpan. Gotovu piletinu maknite iz woka i stavite na stranu. Dodajte u wok preostalo ulje, luk, paprike i kupus. Kuhajte oko pet minuta, da se povrće lagano karamelizira, pa onda ubacite sjeckani češnjak i Gochujang. Dobro promiješajte i još kratko kuhajte te dodajte tjesteninu, piletinu, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Kuhajte jedno pet minuta da se sve dobro ugrije, a tjestenina na dnu woka blago zahrska. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite odmah.

Chicken and Purple Cabbage Noodles / Kineski rezanci s piletinom i crvenim zeljem