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)

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

Best Ever Carrot, Ginger and Tomato Soup (vegan) / Najbolja ikad juha od mrkve, đumbira i rajčice (veganska)

I need to be completely honest with you and admit that I wasn’t sold on the concept of carrot ginger soup right away. But that was simply because I never tried any. However, once I finally decided to give this flavor combo a try, I was immediately sold. I’ve made a ton of variations of this soup ever since, but this one is definitely my ever favorite. For now, at least. 🙂

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.56 EUR per serving / 2.22 EUR for all)

3 tbsp coconut oil (0.20 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

Thumb-sized piece of ginger (0.13 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 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 ground turmeric (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp curry powder (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp brown sugar (0.01 EUR)

2 cups tomato puree (0.67 EUR)

4 cups veggie broth (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up the onion and carrots. Mince ginger and garlic. Add the oil, onion and carrots to a pot on high heat and saute for 5-10 minutes to slightly caramelize. Add in minced ginger, garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, turmeric and curry powder. Stir and cook for a minute or two until the spices are fragrant before adding in brown sugar, tomato puree and veggie broth. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 20 minutes. Occasionally give it a stir and add in a splash of water if needed.

After 20 minutes remove from heat and pulse with an immersion blender. Taste and adjust seasonings and serve up. This soup also reheats great and tastes even better on the second day, so now you know what to meal prep.

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Moram biti iskrena sa vama i priznati da me koncept juhe od mrkve i đumbira isprva i nije baš oduševio. Doduše, razlog tome je bio što takvu juhu jednostavno nisam nikada imala prilike probati. Međutim, kada sam se napokon jednom odlučila isprobati tu kombinaciju okusa, juhica me odmah osvojila. Napravila sam do sada već bezbroj varijacija ove juhe, ali ova tu mi je definitivno najdraža. Barem za sada. 🙂

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 4,22 kn po porciji / 16,86 kn za sve)

3 žlice kokosovog ulja (1,50 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

Komadić đumbira veličine palca (1,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žličica kurkume u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žlica curry praha (1,00 kn)

1 žlica smeđeg šećera (0,10 kn)

2 šalice pasirane rajčice (5,00 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte luk i mrkve, a đumbir i češnjak naribajte. Kokosovo ulje, luk i mrkve stavite u lonac na jaku vatru, pa dinstajte 5-10 minuta da se blago karameliziraju. Dodajte đumbir, češnjak, sol, papar, čili, kurkumu i curry prah. Promiješajte i kuhajte minutu-dvije, samo da začini zamiriše, prije nego što dodate šećer, pasiranu rajčicu i temeljac. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-tak minuta. S vremena na vrijeme promiješajte, a prema potrebi dodajte još malo vode.

Nakon 20 minuta maknite juhu sa vatre i propulsirajte ju štapnim mikserom. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, te poslužite. Ova juhica se također i super podgrijava, a meni je još i finija idući dan, tako da sada znate što si trebate skuhati za sutra.

Best Ever Carrot, Ginger and Tomato Soup (vegan) / Najbolja ikad juha od mrkve, đumbira i rajčice (veganska)

Dump and Bake Mushroom, Chickpea and Rice Tray (vegan) / Protvan iz pećnice sa gljivama, slanutkom i rižom (veganski)

If you’ve been around this blog for a while, then you know that I am constantly on the lookout for new recipes hacks that yield easy, delicious and uncomplicated dishes. This one is perfect on all fronts are requires so little effort that it’s altogether ridiculous. I’ve made this tray on Monday and had meals secured throughout the whole week. To make things more interesting, I would usually doctor the meals up by adding various things to the original dish when reheating, like soy sauce and chili sauce combo, cheese and sour cream combo or chunks of roast chicken. You can also add in some extra veggies or a fried egg and really, anything else that your heart desires.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 0.41 EUR per serving / 2.47 EUR for all)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

1 large carrot (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

250 grams mushrooms (1.00 EUR)

2 cups of precooked chickpeas (0.40 EUR)

1 cup uncooked white rice (0.20 EUR)

2 and ½ cups veggie broth (0.17 EUR)

½ 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 dried thyme (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Peel, wash and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. Add chopped veggies to a deep baking tray together with chickpeas and uncooked rice. Stir to evenly combine. Add the veggie broth to a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, thyme and parsley into the broth, then pour this liquid over your veggies and rice. Gently stir so that it’s all evenly distributed, then wrap the tray tightly in aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes, until the rice is thoroughly cooked through. Carefully remove the foil, fluff up the rice, taste and adjust seasoning then serve.

Like I’ve already said, this dish is fantastic for meal prep and really reheats wonderfully.

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Ako ste dovoljno dugo na ovom blogu, onda sigurno znate da stalno tražim neke nove metode kako da dobijem jednostavna, ukusna i nimalo komplicirana jela. Ovo ovdje je savršeno na svim tim frontama i zahtijeva tako malo truda da je to sve skupa smiješno. Ja sam ovaj protvan smutila u ponedjeljak i imala obroke osigurane cijeli tjedan. Da stvari učinim zanimljivijima, obično bi još nešto i nadodala u originalno jelo sa svakim obrokom, kao recimo kombinaciju soja sosa i čili umaka, ili drugi puta sir i kiselo vrhnje, ili pak komadiće pečene piletine. Također si možete ubaciti i još malo ekstra povrća ili možda prženo jaje. Ma ono, stvarno samo nebo je tu granica.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 2,90 kn po porciji / 17.41 kn za sve)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

1 velika mrkva (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

250 g šampinjona (7,50 kn)

2 šalice kuhanog slanutka (3,00 kn)

1 šalica sirove bijele riže (1,50 kn)

2 i ½ šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,25 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

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

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

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 190°C. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Sjeckano povrće i gljive ubacite u protvan skupa sa slanutkom i rižom i promiješajte. Temeljac stavite u lončić na jaku vatru i pustite da zavrije. Umiješajte u temeljac sol, papar, čili, timijan i peršin, pa taj miks prelijte preko povrća i riže. Nježno malo promiješajte tako da se sve ravnomjerno rasporedi, i protvan čvrsto prekrijte aluminijskom folijom. Pecite 45 minuta dok riža ne bude skroz kuhana. Pažljivo maknite foliju, sve malo promiješajte viljuškom, kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa odmah poslužite.

Kao što sam već rekla, ovo je jelo savršeno za pripremiti unaprijed jer se super podgrijava.

Dump and Bake Mushroom, Chickpea and Rice Tray (vegan) / Protvan iz pećnice sa gljivama, slanutkom i rižom (veganski)

Spinach and Broccoli Soup (vegan) / Juha od špinata i brokule (veganska)

Soups are a fantastic and easy way to get more veggies and nutrients into your systems. Needless to say, they are delicious and pretty cheap as well, so it’s absolutely a win-win situation. You can definitely puree this soup to make it creamy, or opt to keep it in chunks as it is – the world is your oyster.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 0.49 EUR per serving / 2.93 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

1 head of broccoli (0.80 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

4 medium sized potatoes (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp dried thyme (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

2 bay leaves (0.05 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

Large handful of fresh spinach (0.67 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. Peel the outer layer of broccoli stem and dice it up as well. Add the oil, onion and broccoli stem (reserve florets for later) to a large pot on high heat and saute for about 5-10 minutes to slightly caramelize. Add in the garlic and cook for a minute before dumping in potatoes, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, thyme, basil, parsley, bay leaves and veggie broth. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes add in broccoli florets and simmer for another 10 minutes. Check if the potatoes and broccoli are done to your liking, then turn off heat. Stir in fresh spinach, then put the lid back on and allow the soup to sit covered for a few minutes so the spinach wilts down from residual heat. Puree or serve as it is.

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Juhice su super način da u svoj organizam ubacite još više povrća i nutrijenata. Ne moram posebno niti isticati kako su ujedno ukusne i prilično jeftine, tako da su samim time i odličan obrok. Ovu juhu svakako možete ispasirati da bude skroz glatka ili pak poslužiti kakva već je sa svim komadićima – kako vam je više drago.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 3,64 kn po porciji / 21,82 kn za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

1 glavica brokule (6,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

4 srednje velika krumpira (2,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

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

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

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

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

2 lovorova lista (0,40 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

Veliki pregršt svježeg špinata (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ogulite i bacite vanjski sloj sa stablike od brokule, pa nasjeckajte i samu stabljiku. Cvjetiće brokule stavite na stranu za kasnije. Ulje, luk i stabljiku brokule stavite u veliki lonac na jakoj vatri i kuhajte 5-10 minuta da se sve blago karamelizira. Dodajte češnjak te kuhajte minutu da zamiriši prije nego ubacite i krumpire, sol, češnjak u prahu, papar, čili, timijan, bosiljak, peršin, lovor i temeljac. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru te kuhajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 15 minuta.

Nakon 15 minuta ubacite u juhu i cvjetiće brokule te sve skupa kuhajte još 10 minuta. Provjerite da li su krumpir i brokula skuhani po vašem ukusu, pa maknite sve s vatre. Umiješajte svježi špinat u juhu i poklopite sve na još par minuta da špinat povene od topline. Juhu propasirajte ili ostavite kakva je i poslužite.

Spinach and Broccoli Soup (vegan) / Juha od špinata i brokule (veganska)