Crispy Spicy Chickpeas (vegan) / Hrskavi pikantni slanutak (veganski)

If you already have an oven going for something else, please take out additional couple of minutes of your day to toss together these crispy little treats. Warning: these are equally addictive on their own, as a snack, of tossed together with a salad.

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INGREDIENTS:

(0.85 EUR)

2 cups precooked chickpeas (0.67 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Drain chickpeas from any liquid, pat dry with kitchen towel and toss together with oil, paprika, salt and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through to ensure even crispiness. Enjoy as a snack, or in salads.

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Here they are in action, combined with crisped bacon and lettuce rubbed with lemony arugula pesto.


Ako ste već upalili pećnicu radi nečeg drugog, molim vas da izdvojite još koju minutu vašeg vremena i smutite ove hrskave poslastice. Upozorenje: ovaj slanutak izaziva podjednaku ovisnost sam za sebe, kao grickalica, ili u kombinaciji sa salatom.

SASTOJCI:

(6,22 kn)

2 šalice kuhanog slanutka (5,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 žličica dimljene crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Ocijedite slanutak od tekućine pa posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom. Pomiješajte sa uljem, paprikom, soli i paprom. Raširite po protvanu u jednom sloju i pecite 20 minuta. Promiješajte na pola pečenja kako bi ste osigurali jednaku hrskavoću. Papajte kao snack ili u salati.

Evo i slanutka u akciji, u kombinaciji sa hruskavim špekom i salatom u koju je utrljan pesto od rukole i limuna.

Crispy Spicy Chickpeas (vegan) / Hrskavi pikantni slanutak (veganski)

Lemony Arugula Pesto (vegan) / Pesto od rukole i limuna (veganski)

Here is another super quick pesto recipe, for those times when you have a ton of arugula hanging around and you’re really not in a mood for another salad. This pesto is super tangy and refreshing, just perfect for hot summer days.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 cup of pesto / 1.54 EUR)

1 big bunch of arugula (0.66 EUR)

3 cloves of garlic (0.10 EUR)

Juice of 1 lemon (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

4 tbsp sunflower seeds (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Roughly chop arugula and garlic. Add to a food processor with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and pulse until creamy. Add in sunflower seeds and briefly pulse to desired consistency. I prefer pesto with a few chunkier bits inside so I ran the food processor with sunflower seeds for only 3-4 seconds. Taste and adjust seasoning.

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Serve as a pasta or rice sauce, with roasted vegetables or as a salad dressing.

To store pesto for later, place in a container, smooth surface with back of a spoon and cover with thin layer of olive oil, to prevent the air getting in. You can then refrigerate pesto for up to a week, or freeze for a few months.

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Evo jedan brzinski recept za pesto, za sve one trenutke kada imate doma tonu rukole, a niste raspoloženi za još jednu salatu. Ovaj pesto je aromatičan i osvježavajuć, jednostavno savršen za vruće ljetne dane.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 šalicu pesta / 11,47 kn)

1 veliki pregršt rukole (5,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

Sok od 1 limuna (3,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

4 žlice sjemenki suncokreta (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Grubo narežite rukolu i češnjak. Ubacite u multipraktik sa limunovim sokom, maslinovim uljem, soli i paprom, pa pulsirajte dok ne bude kremasto. Dodajte sjemenke suncokreta i još kratko pulsirajte do željene konzistencije. Meni je draže da u pestu ima i malo hrskavih dijelova, pa sam pulsirala sa suncokretovim sjemenkama možda 3-4 sekunde. Kušaje i prilagodite začine.

Poslužite pesto kao umak za tjesteninu ili rižu, sa pečenim povrćem ili kao dressing za salatu.

Da biste pesto spremili za kasnije, stavite ga u posudicu, poravnajte površinu stražnjom stranom žlice i prekrijte tankim slojem maslinovog ulja, kako biste spriječili da unutra uđe zrak. Tako pripremljen pesto možete čuvati u hladnjaku do tjedan dana ili zamrznuti na par mjeseci.

Lemony Arugula Pesto (vegan) / Pesto od rukole i limuna (veganski)

Summer Tomato and Mozzarella Snack / Ljetni snack od rajčice i mozzarelle

I love summer and summer produce, especially tomatoes. When in season, I pretty much eat tomatoes every day and with most meals. This little snack is super quick and easy and salt and oil packed anchovies make it all bit more special. Sure, those anchovies might be an expensive side, but a tiny jar can last you a while, as they are packed with intense flavor and you only need a little bit.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 large serving / 2.08 EUR)

2 Roma tomatoes (0.27 EUR)

1 ball of mozzarella (0.93 EUR)

½ tsp dried basil (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

6 salt and oil packed anchovies (0.80 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cut tomatoes and mozzarella into rings and arrange on a plate. Sprinkle with basil and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Arrange anchovies on top and serve with a piece of toasted bread.

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Obožavam ljeto i ljetno sezonsko povrće, a posebno rajčice. Kada su u sezoni, rajčice jedem manje-više svaki dan i sa većinom obroka. Ovaj mali snack je super brzi i jednostavan, a slani inćuni jelo čine malo posebnijim. Istina, slani inćuni nisu baš jeftini, ali malena posudica može vam stvarno dugo trajati, pošto imaju jako intenzivan okus i treba vam samo mrvica.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 veliku porciju / 15,63 kn)

2 rajčice šljivara (2,00 kn)

1 loptica mozzarelle (7,00 kn)

½ žličice sušenog bosiljka (0,25 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

6 slanih inćuna (6,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Narežie rajčice i mozzarellu na kolutove i rasporedite po tanjuru. Posipajte sa bosiljkom i paprom te pokapajte maslinovim uljem. Rasporedite po vrhu inćune i poslužite sa komadom tostiranog kruha.

Summer Tomato and Mozzarella Snack / Ljetni snack od rajčice i mozzarelle

Garlic Sesame Zoodles (vegan) / Špageti od tikvica sa češnjakom i sezamom (veganski)

I am very reluctant about purchasing new kitchen gadgets, but vegetable spiralizer was a pretty cool buy. Of course, you can make zoodles with a mandolin, box grater or even a potato peeler, but spiralizer makes the process so much faster and easier. Sure enough, I got the cheapest one from E-bay for about 3.00 bucks. It gets the job done and thus is an investment well made.

This whole dish is whipped up in about 10 minutes, including all the chopping and cleaning up. It is the weeknight meal perfection.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 serving / 0.79 EUR)

1 medium zucchini (0.27 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

2 garlic cloves, crushed (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sesame seeds (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Thai chili sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

¼ avocado, peeled and thinly sliced (0.20 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, pat dry and push zucchini through spiralizer with skin intact. To a skillet on high heat, add olive oil and crushed garlic and briefly cook, merely to slightly soften. Then add sesame seeds and toss for a few seconds. Dump in the zoodles and stir-fry for a few minutes, until zucchini is heated up. Stir in sweet Thai chili sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper and serve immediately, with avocado slices arranged on top.

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Nisam niti malo sklona nabavi novog kuhinjskog pribora, ali spiralizator je bio super investicija. Zoodlse (špagete od tikvica) možete napraviti i sa mandolinom, ribežom, pa čak i običnom gulilicom za krumpir, ali spiralizator tu proceduru olakšava i ubrzava. Naravno, ja sam kupila neki najjeftiniji na E-bayu za oko 3,00 dolara. Ali služi svrsi, tako da se kupnja isplatila.

Ovo cijelo jelo je napravljeno u kojih 10 minuta, uključujući i svo rezanje i pranje suđa. Savršena večerica za preko tjedna.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 porciju / 5,89 kn)

1 srednja tikvica (2,00 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka, sitno sjeckana (0,50 kn)

1 žlica sjemenki sezama (0,25 kn)

1 žlica tajlandskog slatkog chili umaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,25 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

¼ avokada, oguljena i narezana na tanke ploške (1,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom i naspiralizirajte tikvicu skupa sa kožom. U tavi na jakoj vatri kratko popržite češnjak s uljem, samo da mrvicu omekša. Dodajte sezam i kratko promiješajte. Ubacite zoodlse, pa pržite miješajući koju minutu, dok se tikvica samo ne ugrije. Umiješajte tajlandski čili umak, sezamovo ulje, sol i papar, pa odmah poslužite sa kriškama avokada posloženim po vrhu.

Garlic Sesame Zoodles (vegan) / Špageti od tikvica sa češnjakom i sezamom (veganski)

Avocado Tuna Spread / Namaz od tune i avokada

I finally stumbled onto avocados on sale and immediately grabbed a few. Avocados are generally priced very unreasonably over here, so I tend to treat myself with them only when I score some for super cheap.

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INGREDIENTS:

(2.84 EUR)

1 small avocado (0.80 EUR)

Juice from ½ a lemon (0.20 EUR)

1 can of tuna in brine (1.60 EUR)

2 garlic cloves, minced (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp mustard (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and roughly chop avocado, then mash with a fork in a bowl. Immediately mix with lemon juice to prevent browning. Drain tuna from all the brine, flake, using a fork and add to avocado. Stir in all the remaining ingredients and taste to adjust seasoning. Serve chilled as a dip or spread. I ate mine over toasted, buttered homemade bread.

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Napokon sam uspjela naletiti na avokado na akciji, pa sam odmah zgrabila par komada. Avokadoi (avokadad? avokada?) ovdje imaju totalno nerazumne cijene, pa se sa njima počastim samo kada ih ulovim na nekom velikom sniženju.

SASTOJCI:

(21,27 kn)

1 mali avokado (6,00 kn)

Sok od ½ limuna (1,50 kn)

1 konzerva tune u salamuri (12,00 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka, sitno sjeckana (0,50 kn)

1 žlica sitno sjeckanog svježeg peršina (0,25 kn)

1 žličica senfa (0,25 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i na grubo narežite avokado, pa ga viljuškom izgnječite u zdjelici. Odmah pomiješajte sa sokom od limuna da vam avokado ne posmeđi. Ocijedite tunu od salamure, viljuškom usitnite, pa dodajte avokadu. Umiješajte sve ostale sastojke, kušajte i prilagodite začine. Poslužite ohlađeno kao namaz ili za umak. Ja sam svoj jela na tostiranom domaćem kruhu premazanom maslacem.

Avocado Tuna Spread / Namaz od tune i avokada

Peanut and Pork Roast Salad / Salata sa kikirikijem i pečenom svinjetinom

If you’ve decided to make pork roast for the weekend, then you probably have a bunch of leftovers to eat. Here is a salad idea where you could incorporate a bit of that leftover cold meat.

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 huge serving of salad / 1.28 EUR)

5 large lettuce leaves (0.27 EUR)

1 large carrot (0.10 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

Juice from ½ lemon (0.20 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp crushed raw peanuts (0.13 EUR)

4-5 super thin slices of cold pork roast (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry all the vegetables. Cut lettuce into strips. Peel carrot and then, using a peeler, make carrot strips. Peel and cut onion super thinly. Mix the cut vegetables with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and, using your hands, gently massage the seasoning into the veggies. Scatter crushed peanuts and meat on top and serve right away.

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Ako ste se odlučili za vikend raditi svinjsku pečenku, sigurno imate još ostataka mesa za iskoristiti. Evo jedna ideja za salatu u koju možete uključiti malo hladnog pečenja.

SASTOJCI:

(Za jednu veliku porciju salate / 9,47 kn)

5 velikih listova zelene salate (2,00 kn)

1 velika mrkva (0,75 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

Sok od ½ limuna (1,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

2 žlice zdrobljenih sirovih kikirikija (1,00 kn)

4-5 jako tankih šnita hladne svinjske pečenke (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskom krpom posušite svo povrće. Narežite zelenu salatu na trake. Ogulite mrkvu, pa onda ljuštilicom od mrkve napravite debele rezance. Očistite i jako tanko narežite luk. Pomiješajte narezano povrće sa uljem, limunovim sokom, soli i paprom, pa onda rukama nježno umasirajte začine u povrće. Po vrhnu raštrkajte kikiriki i meso te odmah poslužite.

Peanut and Pork Roast Salad / Salata sa kikirikijem i pečenom svinjetinom

Bacon and Spinach Frittata / Fritata sa špekom i špinatom

If you ask me, eggs are a perfect food. You can do a thousand things with them and easily add them to dishes to round up a full, nutritious and cheap meal. They cook quickly and are quite difficult to mess up. They work in breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners. And elevenses, naturally.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Serves 1 / 1.30 EUR)

Large handful of fresh spinach (0.27 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp finely grated hard cheese, like Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano (0.13 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

2-3 slices of bacon, chopped into squares (0.40 EUR)

1 tbsp oil (0.01 EUR)

2 garlic cloves, minced (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 250°C. Meanwhile, wash, pat dry and coarsely chop spinach. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. On medium-low heat add bacon and oil to oven-safe skillet and cook for a minute or two to slightly crisp up. Add in garlic and give a good stir and then add in all of the spinach and cook covered for a few minutes, while stirring once or twice until the spinach wilts down.

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Redistribute spinach, eggs and bacon with a spatula and then carefully pour eggs on top, evening everything out as needed. Cook for about 5 minutes until eggs are almost fully set on top and then transfer to the oven to cook for another 5-10 minutes, depending on how crispy you want your frittata. Serve immediately.

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Ako se mene pita, jaja su savršena hrana. S njima se da napraviti tisuću stvari i lako ih se doda jelima za zaokruženi, hranjivi i jeftini obrok. Brzo se skuhaju i teško ih je upropastiti. Funkcioniraju za doručak, brunch, ručak i večeru. I elevenses, naravno.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 osobu / 9,66 kn)

Veliki pregršt svježeg špinata (2,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

2 žlice fino naribanog tvrdog sira, kao što su parmezan ili Grana Padano (1,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

2-3 kriške špeka, narezane na kvadrate (3,00 kn)

1 žlica ulja (0,10 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka, sitno nasjeckana (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 250°C. U međuvremenu operite, posušite i grubo narežite špinat. U maloj zdjelici razmutite jaja sa sirom, soli i paprom. Na srednjoj do laganoj vatri u tavicu, koja može i u pećnicu, dodajte špek i ulje te kuhajte minutu-dvije, dok se špek lagano ne zahrska. Dodajte češnjak, promiješajte, pa ubacite sav špinat i kuhajte poklopljeno nekoliko minuta dok špinat ne povene. Po potrebi promiješajte jednom ili dva puta.

Špatulom rasporedite špinat, špek i češnjak, pa pažljivo preko prelijte razmućena jaja. Po potrebi malo poravnajte. Kuhajte oko 5 minuta, dok jaja sa gornje strane nisu skoro pa gotova. Onda sve preselite u pećnicu i zapecite 5-10 minuta, ovisno o tome koliko hrskavu fritatu želite. Poslužite odmah.

Bacon and Spinach Frittata / Fritata sa špekom i špinatom

Beef Steak Salad / Salata sa junećim šniclom

The local marketplace is slowly filling up again with colourful seasonal produce. Everything looks so yummy and crunchy and all of a sudden I’m feeling more motivated to eat salads. I like to hunk it up with a good dose of protein, so the salad is enough to keep me full until dinner.

Feel free to tweak up the ingredients to your liking and to what you have on hand. I just happened to have a chunk of cheese lying around, so in the salad it went.

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INGREDIENTS:

For the beef:

1 beef steak

2 tbsp olive oil

Good pinch of salt

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:

Handful of lettuce

Handful of arugula

3 spring onions

1 large tomato

Slice of smoked cheese

2 tbsp olive oil

Juice from ½ a lemon

Pinch of salt

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

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METHOD:

Place skillet on high heat for a few minutes. Cut the steak into thin strips and toss to coat together with olive oil, salt and pepper. Once the skillet is hot, put in the steak and cook for a few minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile wash and chop all the vegetables and cube or tear the cheese into chunks. Toss everything together with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and spread the freshly cook steak on top. Serve immediately. IMGP4838


Plac se polako ponovo počeo puniti sa šarenim sezonskim proizvodima. Kako sve izgleda fino i hrskavo, tako sam i ja nekako više motivirana za jesti salate. Volim ih pojačati sa dobrom dozom proteina tako da me salata za ručak drži sitom do večere.

Slobodno modificirajte ovaj recept prema svojem ukusu i prema onome što imate pri ruci. Tako sam ja u frižideru imala komadić dimljenog sira, pa je i on završio u salati.

SASTOJCI:

Za junetinu:

1 juneći odrezak

2 žlice maslinovog ulja

Dobar prstohvat soli

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra

Za salatu:

Pregršt zelene salate

Pregršt rukole

3 mlada luka

1 veliki paradajz

Komad dimljenog sira

2 žlice maslinovog ulja

Sok od ½ limuna

Prstohvat soli

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra

PRIPREMA:

Stavite tavu na jaku vatru na par minuta. Odrezak narežite na tanke trakice pa pomiješajte sa maslinovim uljem, soli i paprom. Kada je tava vruća, dodajte u nju odrezak i pecite koju minutu uz povremeno miješanje.

U međuvremenu operite i narežite svo povrće i narežite na kockice ili natrgajte dimljeni sir. Sve izmiješajte sa maslinovim uljem, sokom od limuna, soli i paprom, a po vrhu raširite svježe pečeni odrezak. Poslužite odmah.

 

Beef Steak Salad / Salata sa junećim šniclom

Protein Packed Lentil and Tuna Salad / Proteinska salata od leće i tune

I don’t know about you, but I could sure step away from the carbs for second, with holiday season being in full swing and cookies and other sweet temptations lurching to get me behind every corner. This tuna salad is just the thing. It’s simple, yet filling and delicious. And not drenched in mayo, like majority of tuna salads mostly are. Not that I have anything against mayo, on the contrary. But I’m trying to keep things with this on the healthier side of the spectrum.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 1.13 EUR per serving / 2.26 EUR for all)

½ cup of dried lentils (0.27 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

Two pinches of salt, divided (0.01 EUR)

Two pinches of freshly ground black pepper, divided (0.01 EUR)

1 medium onion (0.09 EUR)

Bunch of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 can of tuna chunks in brine (1.60 EUR)

¼ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Pick through dried lentils, wash in colander and add to pot with bay leaf, pinch of salt, pinch of black pepper and about 2-3 cups of water. Simmer the lentils for 15 minutes on medium heat, until cooked through. Rinse well under running cold water and drain.

Meanwhile, finely dice the onion, chop parsley and add to drained lentils together with drained tuna chunks. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, olive oil and lemon juice, stir well, taste to adjust seasoning and serve.

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Ne znam za vas, ali meni bi dobro došlo da se na sekundu maknem od ugljikohidrata sada kad smo usred blagdanske sezone, a keksi i drugi slatkiši vrebaju iza svakog ugla. Ova salata od tune prava je stvar. Jednostavna je, a opet zasitna i ukusna. I ne pliva u majonezi, kao većina ostalih salata od tune. Nije da imam nešto protiv majoneze, sasvim naprotiv. Ali trudim se da ovo jelo zadržim na zdravijoj strani spektra.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 8,49 kn po porciji / 16,99 kn za sve)

½ šalice sušene leće (2,00 kn)

1 lovorov listopad (0,10 kn)

Dva prstohvata soli, podijeljena (0,01 kn)

Dva prstohvata svježe mljevenog crnog papra, podijeljena (0,10 kn)

1 srednji luk (0,70 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

1 limenka komada tune u salamuri (12,00 kn)

¼ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

1 žlica zvježe iscijeđenog soka od limuna (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Proberite sušenu leću, isperite u cjedilu i stavite u lonac sa lovorovim listom, prstohvatom soli, prstohvatom papra i 2-3 šalice vode. Kuhajte leću na umjerenoj vatri oko 15 minuta, dok se skroz ne skuha. Dobro isperite pod tekućom hladnom vodom i ocijedite.

U međuvremenu sitno nasjeckajte luk i peršin pa pomiješajte sa ocijeđenom lećom i ocijeđenim komadima tune. Začinite solju, paprom, češnjakom u prahu, maslinovim uljem i sokom od limuna, dobro promiješajte, pa kušajte da prilagodite začine i poslužite.

Ova salata može stajati nekoliko dana u frižideru u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi.

Protein Packed Lentil and Tuna Salad / Proteinska salata od leće i tune

Spaghetti Squash with Mixed Veggie Salsa / Špageti tikva sa šalšom od miješanog povrća

I’ve never had spaghetti squash up to now. I know, I know, I’ve been living under a rock. But, once I’ve finally had it, I’m so making it again because it’s wonderful and flavourful and also a fantastic way to ditch carbs in a meal. Not to mention, cheap and low maintenance, so you can just dump everything in the oven to bake and go about your business.

Oh, and in my initial batch I’ve made enough sauce for at least four meals, so I’m going to half the amount for you, since small squash would make two generous servings and this way you won’t end up with leftover sauce.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields two generous servings / 0.91 EUR per serving / 1.83 EUR for all)

For the squash:

1 small spaghetti squash (0.93 EUR)

3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced (0.06 EUR)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Freshly cracked black pepper to taste (0.01 EUR)

For the sauce:

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

1 small red bell pepper (0.01 EUR)

1 small chilli pepper (0.13 EUR)

1 large carrot (0.03 EUR)

¼ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.01 EUR)

2 tsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper (0.01 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.47 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Line baking tray with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Halve the squash lengthwise using a sharp knife. With a spoon, remove seeds and squishy middle from the squash, place skin down on prepared baking tray and season the inside with sliced garlic, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Roast for 40-45 minutes, until slightly charred and wrinkled. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 20 minutes, so the skin can loosen up from the flesh. Using a fork separate the flesh from the skin into spaghetti.

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Meanwhile, roughly chop onion, pepper, chilli and carrot. Mix the vegetables well with salt, paprika, corn starch and black pepper in a baking dish and place in the oven together with the squash. Bake for around 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through. After 30 minute mark add diced tomatoes, stir once more and return to the oven for additional 10 minutes. Once done, garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Serve spaghetti squash with a dollop of sauce on top.

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Do sada nisam nikad prije jela špageti tikvu. Znam, znam, živim pod kamenom. Ali, sada kada sam ju prvi puta probala, sigurna sam da ću ju raditi opet jer je divna i fina. A i super način da malo smanjim ugljikohidrate. Osim toga, jeftina je i skroz lagana za napraviti jer se sve može samo baciti u pečnicu dok se bavite nekim drugim stvarima.

Kada sam kuhala napravila sam dovoljno umaka za barem četiri porcije, pa ću ovdje za vas sve prepoloviti jer je mala tikva dovoljna za otprilike dva izdašna obroka.

SASTOJCI:

(Za dvije izdašne porcije / 7,22 kn po porciji / 14,45 kn za sve)

Za tikvu:

1 manja špageti tikva (7,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka, tanko narezana (0,50 kn)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Svježeg mljevenog crnog papra po ukusu (0,05 kn)

Za umak:

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

1 mala crvena paprika roga (0,75 kn)

1 čili papričica (1,00 kn)

1 velika mrkva (0,25 kn)

¼ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

2 žličice slatke crvene paprike (0,10 kn)

2 žličice kukuruznog škroba – Gussnel (0,10 kn)

¼ žličice cvježeg mljevenog crnog papra (0,10 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih rajčica (3,50 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina, sitno nasjeckanog (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pečnicu na 200°C. Obložite pleh za pečenje alumijskom folijom za lakše čišćenje. Oštrim nožem uzduž raspolovite tikvu i žlicom odstranite koštice i gnjeckavu sredinu. Položite kožom nadolje na pleh za pečenje, pa unutrašnjost tikve začinite sa narezanim češnjakom, maslinovim uljem, soli i mljevenim crnim paprom. Pecite 40-45 minuta, dok se ne počne loviti korica i tikva se malo ne smežura. Izvadite iz pečnice i ostavite da odstoji 20-tak minuta kako bi se koža otpustila od mesa. Vilicom odstranite meso od kože u špagete.

U međuvremenu, narežite luk, papriku, čili i mrkvu, dobro pomiješajte sa solju, paprikom, kukuruznim škrobom i crnim paprom u manjem protvanu i pecite skupa sa tikvom oko 30 minuta. Nakon 15-tak minuta sve jednom dobro promiješajte. Nakon što istekne 30 minuta, dodajte sjeckane rajčice i sve još jednom dobro promiješajte pa vratite u pećnicu na još 10 minuta. Kada je gotovo, posipajte svježim peršinom.

Špageti tikvu poslužite prelivenu sa umakom.

Spaghetti Squash with Mixed Veggie Salsa / Špageti tikva sa šalšom od miješanog povrća