Best Ever Falafel (vegetarian) / Najbolji Falafel ikad (vegetarijanski)

I know I’ve written about Falafel very recently and the basic recipe I’ve provided is really, really good. This one, however is excellent. The finished product is the most delicious Falafel ever. There are a couple of secret ingredients here, though, like miso paste and shredded hard cheese. And you could definitely veganize the recipe by using a vegan cheese option. Anyhow, if you’re a Falafel fan be sure to give this variation a try!

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields about 25 falafel / 0.11 EUR per each / 2.72 EUR for all)

1 cup dried chickpeas (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp smoked paprika (0.03 EUR)

½ cup tahini – I used homemade (0.67 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 tbsp light miso paste (0.20 EUR)

1 cup finely grated hard cheese (0.80 EUR)

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METHOD:

Soak the chickpeas overnight in cold water. By the next day they will double in size, so wash them and drain thoroughly, then add to your food processor. Pulse until chickpeas are finely ground down, making sure to scrape the sides of your food processor a couple of times as you go, all to ensure uniform consistency.

Once the chickpeas are ground down, add in the rest of the ingredients and pulse to combine. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 200°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the batter into even small balls and spread them up on a prepared tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Serve with a nice salad and something saucy, like a homemade Tzatziki sauce.

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Znam da sam relativno nedavno pisala o falafelu i osnovni recept koji sam objavila je stvarno super. Međutim, ovaj je božanstven. Ovo ovdje je po meni najnajukusniji falafel ikad. U ovom receptu ima par tajnih sastojaka, kao što su miso pasta i ribani tvrdi sir. I mislim da ga definitivno možete i veganizirati tako da umjesto običnog sira upotrijebite neku vegansku verziju. U svakom slučaju, ako ste ljubitelj falafela, toplo vam preporučam da isprobate recept u nastavku.

SASTOJCI:

(Za oko 25 falafela / 0,81 kn po kom / 20,32 kn za sve)

1 šalica sirovog slanutka (5,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

½ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 kn)

½ žličice dimljene paprike (0,25 kn)

½ šalice tahinija – ja sam upotrijebila domaći (5,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 žlica svijetle miso paste (1,50 kn)

1 šalica fino ribanog tvrdog sira (6,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Slanutak preko noći ostavite namočen u hladnoj vodi. Do sljedećeg će se dana udvostručiti u volumenu, pa ga onda ocijedite i dobro isperite pod mlazom tekuće vode. Ubacite nabubreni slanutak u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok ga skroz ne usitnite. Par puta također i postružite stranice multipraktika kako bi ste imali jednoličnu teksturu.

Kada je slanutak smljeven, ubacite u multipraktik i sve ostale sastojke, te pulsirajte da se sve sjedini. U međuvremenu zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i obložite protvan papirom za pečenje. Smjesu grabite u male kuglice koje raširite po pripremljenom protvanu. Pecite 20-25 minuta, dok falafeli ne budu hrskavi i zlatno-smeđi. Poslužite ih sa nekom lijepom salatom i finim umakom, kao na primjer domaćim Tzatzikijem.

Best Ever Falafel (vegetarian) / Najbolji Falafel ikad (vegetarijanski)

Spicy Turkey and Green Bean Stew / Pikantno varivo sa puretinom i mahunama

This easy little stew is well seasoned and brings together the best from two quite different styles of cooking. Initially it starts off as a stir-fry, but then you finish everything with a nice simmer, so all the aromas have time to develop and mingle. I served it over cooked rice, but you can totally have it with a nice hunk of crusty bread as well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.93 EUR per serving / 3.73 EUR for all)

For the meat:

200 grams of turkey breast fillets (1.33 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)

2 tbsp Sriracha (0.13 EUR)

For the stew:

2 tbsp coconut oil (0.13 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

Thumb-sized piece of ginger (0.13 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

300 grams frozen green beans (0.80 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground turmeric (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp curry powder (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp brown sugar (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

2 cups veggie broth (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp corn starch (0.03 EUR)

½ cup warm water (–)

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METHOD:

Cut the meat into small cubes, then toss together with salt, black pepper, soy sauce and Sriracha. Allow to sit for about half an hour. While the meat is resting, wash, peel and chop up all the veggies.

Place a wok or deep skillet on medium-high heat and add in coconut oil and meat. Cook for about 5 minutes, until slightly crispy before adding in onion and carrots. Allow the veggies to slightly caramelize and then add in minced ginger and garlic. Give everything a good stir and allow the spices to become fragrant just for a minute before you add in green beans, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, turmeric, curry powder, brown sugar, tomato paste and veggie broth. Bring to a gentle simmer, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes dissolve corn starch in water and stir into the stew to thicken. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve with a carb of your choice.

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Ovo jednostavno pikantno varivo (ili bolje reći, gulaš) je dobro začinjeno i na neki način objedinjuje u sebi najbolje stvari iz dva totalno različita stila kuhanja. Prvo krenete sa stir-fry prženjem kao za jela iz woka, a na kraju sve završite sa dobrim krčkanjem, tako da se arome sjedine i prožmu. Ja sam ovo jelo poslužila sa kuhanom rižom, ali totalno bi super išlo i uz komad nekog lijepog hrskavog kruha.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,01 kn po porciji / 28,02 kn za sve)

Za meso:

200 g fileta od purećih prsa (10,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

2 žlice Srirache (1,00 kn)

Za varivo:

2 žlice kokosovog ulja (1,00 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

Komadić đumbira veličine palca (1,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

300 g smrznutih mahuna (6,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

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

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica kurkume u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žlica curry praha (1,00 kn)

1 žlica smeđeg šećera (0,10 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata rajčice (1,00 kn)

2 šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,00 kn)

1 žlica kukuruznog škroba (0,25 kn)

½ šalice tople vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Meso narežite na male kockice, pa pomiješajte sa solju, paprom, soja sosom i Srirachom. Pustite da odstoji oko pola sata. Dok meso odmara, operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće.

Stavite wok ili dublju tavu na srednje jaku vatru, pa dodajte meso. Kuhajte oko pet minuta da se malo zahrska prije nego dodate luk i mrkve. Pustite da se povrće blago karamelizira pa dodajte još sjeckani đumbir i češnjak. Dobro sve promiješajte, pa kada začini zamiriše ubacite mahune, sol, papar, čili, papriku, kurkumu, curry, smeđi šećer, koncentrat rajčice i temeljac. Ostavite da zavrije, smanjite vatru, te krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-tak minuta.

Nakon 20 minuta kukuruzni škrob rastopite u vodi te umiješajte u varivo da se ono zgusne. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite sa ugljikohidratom po vašem izboru.

Spicy Turkey and Green Bean Stew / Pikantno varivo sa puretinom i mahunama

Carrot, Walnut and White Chocolate Granola (vegan) / Granola sa mrkvom, orasima i bijelom čokoladom (veganska)

I realized that I haven’t made a granola in a very long time and of course, decided to change that as I had a whole bunch of leftovers at home that I wanted to use up. I also opted to throw in some shredded carrots in there for some extra fiber and extra healthy stuff. It was a good decision, as the carrots gave a very subtle sweet taste.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8 servings / 0.53 EUR per serving / 4.21 EUR for all)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

¼ cup coconut oil (0.40 EUR)

¼ cup brown sugar (0.20 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp ground ginger (0.07 EUR)

2 tsp ground cinnamon (0.13 EUR)

1 cup chopped walnuts (0.67 EUR)

½ cup sunflower seeds (0.20 EUR)

½ cup pumpkin seeds (0.40 EUR)

4 cups rolled oats (0.53 EUR)

1 cup raisins (0.40 EUR)

1 cup white chocolate chunks (0.80 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Walsh, peel and shred the carrots, then toss together with coconut oil, sugar, salt, ginger and cinnamon. Stir in walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and oats, making sure that everything is evenly incorporated. Spread the granola on a prepared tray in an even layer, then bake for about 40 minutes. Be sure to give it a good stir every 10-15 minutes, so that everything is evenly crisped up and nothing burns.

Leave the granola on its tray to cool completely, then stir in the raisins and white chocolate chunks. Keep the granola refrigerated in an airtight container for several weeks.

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Shvatila sam da nisam već jako dugo radila granolu, pa sam naravno to morala popraviti, a posebno jer sam kod kuće imala puno nekakvih ostataka. U ovu verziju granole dodala sam i ribanu mrkvu za malo ekstra vlakana i ostalih zdravih stvari. Osim toga, mrkva je dala baš i fini suptilni slatkasti okus.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8 porcija / 3,94 kn po porciji / 31,51 kn za sve)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

¼ šalice kokosovog ulja (3,00 kn)

¼ šalice smeđeg šećera (1,50 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog đumbira (0,50 kn)

2 žličice mljevenog cimeta (1,00 kn)

1 šalica sjeckanih oraha (5,00 kn)

½ šalice suncokretovih sjemenki (1,50 kn)

½ šalice bučinih sjemenki (3,00 kn)

4 šalice zobenih pahuljica (4,00 kn)

1 šalica grožđica (3,00 kn)

1 šalica komadića bijele čokolade (6,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 175°C te obložite protvan papirom za pečenje. Operite, ogulite i naribajte mrkve, pa pomiješajte sa kokosovim uljem, šećerom, solju, đumbirom i cimetom. Umiješajte orahe, suncokretove i bučine sjemenke, te zobene, pa dobro promiješajte da se sve sjedini. Granolu raširite po pripremljenom protvanu u ravnomjernom sloju i pecite 40 minuta. Pazite da sve dobro promiješate svakih 10-15 minuta tokom pečenja kako bi se sve ravnomjerno zahrskalo i ništa vam ne bi zagorilo.

Pustite granolu da se skroz ohladi na protvanu, pa umiješajte u nju grožđice i komadiće bijele čokolade. Čuvajte granolu u hladnjaku u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi gdje će trajati i nekoliko tjedana.

Carrot, Walnut and White Chocolate Granola (vegan) / Granola sa mrkvom, orasima i bijelom čokoladom (veganska)

Peach Baked Oatmeal (vegan) / Pečena zobena kaša sa breskvama (veganska)

Yes, it’s summer and I am turning on the oven. I might be a bit crazy, but I’ve always been known for living on the wild side. I promise you, though, this baked oatmeal will be worth it. Also, you only need to use up one dish for both mixing the batter and baking, so at least you get to have less dirty dishes.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 3-4 servings / 0.57 EUR per serving / 2.27 EUR for all)

For the batter:

1 cup old-fashioned oats (0.13 EUR)

1 cup instant oats (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp ground cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp ground flaxseed (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp brown sugar (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.20 EUR)

4 tbsp coconut oil (0.27 EUR)

½ cup apple sauce (0.20 EUR)

2 cups plant-based milk (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

For the topping:

1 peach (0.20 EUR)

1 tbsp brown sugar (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. In an oven-safe dish, mix together all oats, cinnamon, flaxseed, sugar, salt and raisins. Add in coconut oil, apple sauce, milk and vanilla, then stir until everything is well combined. Even the mixture out with a spatula, then top with sliced peach. Sprinkle the peach slices with brown sugar, then bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow the oatmeal to cool down to room temperature before slicing and portioning up. This is equally delicious when served both warm or cold.

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Tako je, ljeto je i ja palim pećnicu! Možda me radi toga netko proglasi ludom, ali što da vam kažem, oduvijek sam voljela život na rubu. No obećavam vam da će vam se trud i grijanje stana isplatiti. Također, kao mali bonus za cijeli recept trebati ćete uprljati samo jednu jedinu posudu koju ćete prvo koristiti za miješanje smjese, a kasnije za pečenje. Pa eto, barem imate manje zmazanog suđa.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 3-4 porcije / 4,24 kn po porciji / 16,96 kn za sve)

Za smjesu:

1 šalica krupnih zobenih pahuljica (1,00 kn)

1 šalica sitnih zobenih pahuljica (1,00 kn)

1 žličica cimeta (0,50 kn)

2 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (1,00 kn)

2 žlice smeđeg šećera (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (1,50 kn)

4 žlice kokosovog ulja (2,00 kn)

½ šalice pirea od jabuke (1,50 kn)

2 šalice veganskog mlijeka (6,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

Za topping:

1 breskva (1,50 kn)

1 žlica smeđeg šećera (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. U vatrostalnoj posudi skupa pomiješajte sve zobene pahuljice, cimet, lan, šećer, sol i grožđice. Dodajte kokosovo ulje, pire od jabuke, mlijeko i vaniliju, pa promiješajte da se sve sjedini. Smjesu poravnajte sa špatulom, pa po svemu poslažite komade breskve. Breskvu posipajte smeđim šećerom, pa sve skupa pecite jedno 30-35 minuta. Pustite da se kaša ohladi na sobnu temperaturu prije nego ju narežete i podijelite na porcije. Meni je ovo super i toplo i hladno.

Peach Baked Oatmeal (vegan) / Pečena zobena kaša sa breskvama (veganska)

Coconut and Cacao Power Bars (vegan) / Energetske pločice sa kokosom i kakaom (veganske)

You all know that I am a huge fan of portable breakfasts and snacks. These delicious bars can work as both and are an awesome way to use up your spotty bananas (honestly, the best kind of bananas). They are packed with a bunch of healthy stuff and can be stored in your fridge for weeks, when wrapped up tightly in cling foil.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 18 bars / E0.29 UR per bar / 5.18 EUR for all)

4 bananas (0.80 EUR)

½ cup plant-based milk (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

½ cup coconut oil (0.67 EUR)

½ cup honey (0.80 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp raw cacao powder (0.27 EUR)

500 grams of old-fashioned oats (0.80 EUR)

1 and ½ cups shredded coconut (0.60 EUR)

½ cup ground flaxseed (0.20 EUR)

1 cup sunflower seeds (0.40 EUR)

1 cup raisins (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 150°C. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl mash up the bananas, then combine with milk, vanilla, coconut oil, honey, salt and cacao. Add in the oats, shredded coconut, flaxseed, sunflower seeds and raisins. Stir until everything is well combined.

Transfer the batter to the prepared baking sheet and even out. Be sure that everything is spread out in an even layer and pressed down tightly. Also, be sure to even out the edges so nothing burns. Bake for an hour, until slightly crispy on top. At this point everything will be really soft, but the bars will firm up as they cool. Cut the bars up immediately after removing from the oven and then leave to rest and cool down completely on their baking tray. Once the bars are fully cooled, wrap them up individually in cling foil for future storage and keep in your fridge.

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Već i vrapci na grani znaju da sam veliki ljubitelj svakog prijenosnog doručka i malog snacka. Ove ukusne pločice jednako dobro pokrivaju obje uloge te su također i dobar način da iskoristite višak točkastih banana (iskreno, to su najbolje banane). Ovakve pločice su krcate sa zdravim sastojcima, a u hladnjaku ih možete čuvati i nekoliko tjedana ukoliko su dobro zamotane u prijanjajuću foliju.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 18 pločica / 2,15 kn po pločici / 38,71 kn za sve)

4 banane (6,00 kn)

½ šalice veganskog mlijeka (1,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

½ šalice kokosovog ulja (5,00 kn)

½ šalice meda (6,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

2 žlice čistog kakao praha (2,00 kn)

500 g krupnih zobenih pahuljica (6,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica sitno ribanog kokosa (4,50 kn)

½ šalice mljevenog lana (1,50 kn)

1 šalica suncokretovih sjemenki (3,00 kn)

1 šalica grožđica (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 150°C. Obložite veliki protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli zgnječite banane, pa im dodajte mlijeko, vaniliju, kokosovo ulje, med, sol i kakao. Dodajte zobene, kokos, lan, suncokret i grožđice, te dobro sve promiješajte da se sjedini.

Smjesu preselite na pripremljeni protvan te sve poravnajte. Posebno pazite da je sve rašireno u ravnomjernom sloju i utisnite u protvan. Također pripazite i da su rubovi poravnati kako vam ništa ne bi zagorilo. Pecite sve oko sat vremena, dok se blago ne zahrska. Kada izađe iz pećnice, sve će biti relativno mekano, no stisnuti će se kako se stvari budu hladile. Pločice izrežite čim ih izvadite iz pećnice, pa ostavite da se hlade na protvanu. Kada su se pločice skroz ohladile, svaku posebno zamotajte u prijanjajuću foliju i čuvajte u hladnjaku.

Coconut and Cacao Power Bars (vegan) / Energetske pločice sa kokosom i kakaom (veganske)

Spicy Cabbage Noodles (vegan) / Pikantni rezanci sa kupusom (veganski)

You know what’s the best deal with stir-fry noodles? Aside from the fantastic taste? The fact that you can have lunch done in under twenty minutes! And who doesn’t like that?! Plus, it will probably take me about twenty minutes to write up this post as well, so that’s a double win. 😉

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.06 EUR per serving / 2.12 EUR for all)

2 squares of Chinese noodles (0.80 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

1 red bell pepper (0.40 EUR)

¼ head of cabbage (0.20 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

Thumb-sized piece of ginger (0.13 EUR)

½ tsp red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cook the noodles according to package instructions to al dente. Wash under cold water, drain and set aside. Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. Mince garlic and ginger.

Place a wok or a deep skillet on medium heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add in the oil, onion, bell pepper and cabbage, then stir-fry for about five minutes until the veggies are wilted down and slightly caramelized. Season with salt, pepper, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Give a good stir and allow the spices to become fragrant before stirring in noodles, soy sauce and sesame oil. Let the noodles to cook for about five minutes to warm up and slightly crisp up on the bottom before turning off the heat and serving sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Znate što je najbolja stvar sa rezancima iz woka? Osim njihovog fantastičnog okusa? Činjenica da možete imati spreman ručak za manje od 20 minuta! A kome takva ideja nije privlačna?! Osim toga, vjerojatno će mi trebati i kojih dvadesetak minuta da vam natipkam ovaj recept, tako da je to dvostruka pobjeda. 😉

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 7,93 kn po porciji / 15,86 kn za sve)

2 kocke kineskih rezanaca (6,00 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

1 crvena paprika (3,00 kn)

¼ glavice kupusa (1,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

Komadić đumbira veličine palca (1,00 kn)

½ žličice čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

2 žlice sezama (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Tjesteninu skuhajte prema uputama na pakiranju da bude al dente. Isperite ju dobro pod mlazom hladne vode, ocijedite pa stavite na stranu. Operite, ogulite i narežite svo povrće, te naribajte ili sitno nasjeckajte češnjak i đumbir.

Stavite wok ili dublju tavu na srednje jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugrije. Dodajte ulje, luk, papriku i kupus, pa kuhajte povrće uz učestalo miješanje oko pet minuta da sve malo povene i blago se karamelizira. Začinite povrće sa soli, paprom, đumbirom, češnjakom i čilijem. Dobro sve promiješajte i pustite da začini zamiriše prije nego ubacite rezance, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Kuhajte jedno pet minuta da se tjestenina ugrije i blago zahrska na dnu, prije nego maknete sve s vatre i poslužite posipano sezamom.

Spicy Cabbage Noodles (vegan) / Pikantni rezanci sa kupusom (veganski)

Tuna and Zucchini Fritters / Popečci od tune i tikvica

Oh hey, I have another zucchini recipe for you to try out. I know, I am shamelessly abusing this vegetable, but what can I say? Zucchinis are freaking awesome and I plan to enjoy eating them while they are at the peak of their season.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 fritters / 0.44 EUR per each / 5.28 EUR for all)

For the fritters:

1 large zucchini (0.40 EUR)

1 carrot (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp salt, divided (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

3 eggs (0.60 EUR)

2 large cans of tuna in brine (3.47 EUR)

1 cup oat flour (0.13 EUR)

½ cup shredded hard cheese (0.40 EUR)

For frying:

¼ cup of sunflower seed oil (0.10 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and shred the zucchini and carrot, then sprinkle with ½ tsp of salt and allow to rest for about 10 minutes to release moisture. After 10 minutes, give the veggies zucchini a good squeeze, then drain and discard all excess liquid. Add in the remaining salt, together with black pepper eggs, drained tuna, oat flour and shredded cheese. Give everything a really good stir while mashing the tuna chunks down with a fork.

Place a non-stick skillet to medium heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add a tablespoon or so of oil to your skillet, then scoop in the mixture and shape into fritters. Fry for a few minutes on each side, then repeat the process until all of the fritter mix is used up. Serve up warm or cold.

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Hej hej, eto vam još jedan recept sa tikvicama da ga isprobate. Znam da već besramno zloupotrebljavam to povrće, ali što da vam kažem? Tikvice su mi super i planiram guštati u jelima sa njima dok god im traje sezona.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 popečaka / 3,29 kn po popečku / 39,51 kn za sve)

Za popečke:

1 velika tikvica (3,00 kn)

1 mrkva (0,75 kn)

1 žličica soli, podijeljena (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

3 jaja (4,50 kn)

2 velike konzerve tunjevine u salamuri (26,00 kn)

1 šalica zobenog brašna (1,00 kn)

½ šalice fino ribanog tvrdog sira (3,00 kn)

Za prženje:

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,75 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i naribajte tikvicu i mrkvu, posolite sa ½ žličice soli i pustite desetak minuta da povrće pusti vodu. Nakon deset minuta rukama istisnite i bacite višak vode, pa dodajte ostatak soli, papar, jaja, ocijeđenu tunu, zobeno brašno i sir. Dobro sve promiješajte, a tunu još malo i usitnite viljuškom.

Neprijanjajuću tavu stavite na srednju vatru i pustite ju da se dobro ugrije. Dodajte u tavu oko žlicu ulja, pa grabite smjesu i oblikujte ju na tavi u popečke. Pržite svaki popečak po nekoliko minuta sa svake strane, pa ponavljajte postupak dok ne potrošite svu smjesu. Poslužite popečke tople ili hladne.

Tuna and Zucchini Fritters / Popečci od tune i tikvica

Creamy Cauliflower and Mustard Sauce with Roasted Mushrooms (vegan) / Kremasti umak od cvjetače i senfa sa prženim gljivama (veganski)

Initially I’ve had plans to prepare a vegan Alfredo sauce using cauliflower, however, I came up with this dish instead. The ingredients are super simple and humble, yet this dish is really big on flavor. It’s also hard to imagine that there aren’t any dairy products in it, as it’s really rich and velvety in texture. However, this sauce is also super healthy and delicious, so I highly recommend you give it a go. I served the sauce along some brown rice, but use any carb of your choice that you prefer. I think that this would go awesome with just about anything.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.49 EUR per serving / 2.97 EUR for all)

For the sauce:

2 tbsp coconut oil (0.13 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 carrot (0.10 EUR)

½ head of cauliflower (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp dried thyme (0.03 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

1 cup veggie broth (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp mustard (0.07 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

For the mushrooms:

2 tbsp vegan butter (0.27 EUR)

250 g button mushrooms (1.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. Add coconut oil, onion, garlic and carrot to a pot on medium heat and saute for about 5-10 minutes to slightly caramelize. Add in chopped cauliflower, season with salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaf, then cover with broth. If needed, add in a splash more of water so most of the cauliflower is submerged, bring to a simmer and cover tightly with a lid. Cook for about 15 minutes, until all the veggies are softened and cooked through.

Fish out and discard the bay leaf, then pulse the cauliflower and veggies with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in mustard and chopped parsley, then taste and adjust seasoning.

While the cauliflower is cooking, fry up mushrooms on butter in a separate pan until slightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the mushrooms with cauliflower sauce and a carb of your choice.

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Inicijalno sam imala viziju kako ću sa cvjetačom napraviti nekakav veganski Alfredo umak, međutim u međuvremenu sam se ipak smislila smućkati ovo jelo. Iako su ovdje sastojci jako jednostavni i skromni, konačni je rezultat prožet okusima. Također je teško zamisliti da u umaku nema nikakvih mliječnih proizvoda, jer mu je tekstura bogata, baršunasta i kremasta. Uz to sve, ovaj je umak još i veoma zdrav i ukusan, tako da vam svakako preporučam da ga isprobate. Ja sam ga poslužila sa smeđom rižom, ali bilo koji ugljikohidrat po vašem izboru bi također dobro pasao. Mislim da bi ovo zapravo bilo fino sa skoro svime.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 3,69 kn po porciji / 22,12 kn za sve)

Za umak:

2 žlice kokosovog ulja (1,00 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

1 mrkva (0,75 kn)

½ glavice cvjetače (6,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

½ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 kn)

½ žličice timijana – majčine dušice (0,25 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

1 šalica povrtnog temeljca (0,50 kn)

1 žlica senfa (0,50 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

Za gljive:

2 žlice veganskog maslaca (2,00 kn)

250 g šampinjona (7,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Operite ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Kokosovo ulje, luk, češnjak i mrkvu dodajte u lonac na srednjoj vatri, pa dinstajte jedno 5-10 minuta da se povrće blago karamelizira. Ubacite narezanu cvjetaču, začinite solju, paprom, timijanom i lovorovim listom, pa sve zalijte temeljcem. Prema potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode kako bi većina cvjetače bila potopljena. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru pa krčkajte poklopljeno 15-tak minuta, da povrće omekša.

Ispecajte i bacite lovorov list, a sve ostalo propulsirajte štapnim mikserom u kremasti umak. Umiješajte senf i sjeckani peršin, pa kušajte i prilagodite začine.

Dok se cvjetača kuha, na maslacu u odvojenoj tavi popržite gljive da dobiju smeđu boju. Začinite gljive solju i paprom, te poslužite sa umakom od cvjetače i ugljikohidratom po izboru.

Creamy Cauliflower and Mustard Sauce with Roasted Mushrooms (vegan) / Kremasti umak od cvjetače i senfa sa prženim gljivama (veganski)

Beef and Mushroom Risotto / Rižoto sa junetinom i gljivama

This dish isn’t difficult to make at all. Sure, it takes some time so it’s a labor of love, but it’s also well worth it. All the gentle simmering makes the aromas merry into wonderful rich and deep sauce. Once you add your rice to that, it’s magic. Magic, I tell you. So, while you’re enjoying a slow Saturday morning, start prepping your meat and your veggies and you’ll later enjoy this lunch fit to feast with the gods. Oh yeah, it’s that good.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.99 EUR per serving / 5.97 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

250 g oyster mushrooms (1.33 EUR)

200 g of lean beef (1.33 EUR)

½ tsp nutmeg (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

1 parsley root (0.20 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp dried thyme (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

2 cups tomato puree (0.53 EUR)

6 cups veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

2 cups rice (0.40 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.20 EUR)

3 tbsp sour cream (0.20 EUR)

½ cup finely grated hard cheese (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Tear the mushrooms into strips. Finely dice the beef. Wash and peel the veggies, then pulse them in a food processor until finely grated but stop before they turn into a mush.

Add the oil, butter and mushrooms to a deep skillet on medium heat, then cook for about 10 minutes until mushrooms are slightly browned. Add in the beef, season with nutmeg, salt and pepper, then cook briefly to develop some color on the meat. Add in the shredded veggies, bay leaf, thyme, basil, tomato puree and a bit of veggie broth. Bring to a gentle simmer, reduce heat to low and cook with a lid on for about one and a half hour. Be sure to stir occasionally and as needed add in a bit more broth.

After the sauce has reduced and the beef softened, taste and adjust seasonings. Add in the rice, then gradually add in the broth, a cup at a time, allowing the rice to absorb all the broth before adding in more. Once the rice is cooked through and all the broth is absorbed, stir in fresh parsley, sour cream and cheese. Serve warm.

This dish reheats great and will actually taste even better on the next day. You’ll probably need to add in a splash of water before reheating to thin it out a bit.

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Ovo jelo uopće nije komplicirano za pripremiti, međutim treba vam nešto vremena da se sve nježno iskrčka, a arome prožmu i formiraju prekrasan bogat i ukusan umak. Još kada na kraju u sve dodate i rižu, desi se apsolutna čarolija. Tako da kada budete uživali u nekom sporom subotnjem prijepodnevu, lagano krenite pripremati meso i povrće, a kasnije ćete imati pravu bogovsku gozbu. Da da, definitivno je ovo sve skupa tako fino.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 7,44 kn po porciji / 44.66 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

250 g bukovača (10,00 kn)

200 g krte junetine (10,00 kn)

½ žličice muškatnog oraščića (0,25 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

1 korijen peršina (1,50 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

1 žličica sušenog timijana – majčine dušice (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

2 šalice pasirane rajčice (4,00 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

2 šalice riže (3,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,50 kn)

3 žlice kiselog vrhnja (1,50 kn)

½ šalice fino ribanog tvrdog sira (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Gljive prstima natrgajte na trakice. Junetinu narežite na sitne kockice. Operite i ogulite svo povrće, pa ga propulsirajte u multipraktiku da se usitni, ali obavezno stanite prije nego se sve pretvori u kašu.

Ulje, maslac i gljive stavite u duboku tavu na srednje jaku vatru, pa kuhajte desetak minuta da se gljive blago karameliziraju. Dodajte junetinu, začinite muškatnim oraščićem, solju i paprom, te kratko kuhajte da meso dobije boju. Ubacite sjeckano povrće, lovor, timijan, bosiljak, pasiranu rajčicu i malo temeljca. Neka sve lagano zakrčka, pa onda smanjite vatru na najniže, poklopite i kuhajte oko sat i pol. S vremena na vrijeme sve dobro promiješajte, a prema potrebi dodajte još malo temeljca.

Kada se umak reducirao, a junetina omekšala, kušajte i prilagodite začine. Dodajte rižu, pa postepeno ulijevajte i temeljac, svaki puta po šalicu, kako bi riža popila svu tekućinu prije nego dodate još. Kuhajte uz miješanje, a kada je riža gotova i popila sav temeljac, umiješajte svježi peršin, kiselo vrhnje i sir. Poslužite toplo.

Ovo se jelo super podgrijava i biti će još finije idućeg dana. Morati ćete samo prije podgrijavanja dodati mrvicu vode da malo sve razrijedite.

Beef and Mushroom Risotto / Rižoto sa junetinom i gljivama

Easy Pantry Chickpea Curry (vegan) / Lagani curry od slanutka sa sastojcima iz špajze (veganski)

It was the weekend and we had a few odds and ends lying around our house that I wanted to use up, but not many other fresh or fancy ingredients. Of course, you can make pretty much anything taste interesting if you spice it up and what’s spicier and more flavorful than a good old curry? This dish definitely proved that you don’t need much at all to make a delicious and hearty meal.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.73 EUR per serving / 2.92 EUR for all)

2 tbsp coconut oil (0.13 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 cups cooked chickpeas (0.40 EUR)

3 roasted red peppers – I used jarred (0.60 EUR)

1 can of whole peeled tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp curry powder (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp turmeric powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp brown sugar (0.02 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

2 cups of veggie broth (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up the onion. Use a potato masher to lightly mash up the chickpeas. Roughly chop up the roasted peppers and canned tomatoes. Add oil and the onion to a pot on high heat and saute for about five minutes until fragrant and lightly caramelized. Dump in all of the remaining ingredients and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Also add in a splash more of water if needed. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve warm.

This curry reheats and freezes great and will taste even better on the next day.

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Bio je vikend pa mi se to učinilo kao dobra prilika za iskoristiti neke stvarčice koje su nam se neko vrijeme povlačile po frižideru. No uz to nismo imali baš puno svježih ili nekih fensi sastojaka. Međutim, skoro pa sve možete napraviti ukusnim ako to dobro začinite, a što ima više arome nego dobar stari curry? Ovaj receptić je definitivno zabetonirao moje uvjerenje da vam uopće ne treba puno kako bi ste pripremili ukusan i zasitan obrok.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 5,44 kn po porciji / 21,76 kn za sve)

2 žlice kokosovog ulja (1,00 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 šalice kuhanog slanutka (3,00 kn)

3 pečene crvene paprike – ja sam uzela kupovne iz tegle (4,50 kn)

1 konzerva pelata (4,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

2 žlice curry praha (2,00 kn)

1 žličica kurkume (0,50 kn)

1 žlica smeđeg šećera (0,15 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

2 šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte luk. Slanutak malo zgnječite gnječilicom za krumpir. Grubo nasjeckajte pečene paprike i pelate. Ulje i luk ubacite u lonac na jakoj vatri te dinstajte pet minuta da luk zamiriši i blago se karamelizira. Ubacite sve ostale sastojke u lonac te pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30-tak minuta, uz povremeno miješanje. Prema potrebi dodajte i još malo vode. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, te poslužite toplo.

Ovaj se curry super podgrijava, a još je i finiji sljedećeg dana.

Easy Pantry Chickpea Curry (vegan) / Lagani curry od slanutka sa sastojcima iz špajze (veganski)