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

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

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INGREDIENTS:

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

For the soup:

2 tbsp coconut oil (0.13 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

1 large carrot (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

Thumb-sized piece of ginger (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

6 cups veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

1 cup frozen peas (0.20 EUR)

Bag of frozen broccoli (1.00 EUR)

2 squares of Chinese noodles (1.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp miso paste (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

Additional for serving:

4 eggs (0.80 EUR)

Sriracha (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

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

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

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

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

SASTOJCI:

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

Za juhu:

2 žlice kokosovog ulja (1,00 kn)

1 velika mrkva (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

Komadić đumbira veličine palca (0,50 kn)

½ žličice čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog graška (1,50 kn)

Vrećica smrznute brokule (7,50 kn)

2 kocke kineskih rezanaca (8,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

1 žlica miso paste (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

Dodatno za posluživanje:

4 jaja (6,00 kn)

Sriracha (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

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

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

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

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

Noodle Miso Soup (vegan) / Miso juha sa rezancima (veganska)

Can we talk about the fact that it’s going to be June tomorrow and I am wearing a sweater and a windproof jacket? Since the weather conditions obviously don’t care one bit that we are approaching summer, here’s a quick and cozy recipe to warm up your frostbite laden souls. If you are lucky enough to experience more reasonable temperatures for this time of the year, then I am deeply envious. But nevertheless, bookmark this quick little recipe for future emergencies.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.14 EUR per serving / 4.55 EUR for all)

2 squares of Chinese noodles (1.07 EUR)

6 cups veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

4 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

8 Shiitake mushrooms (0.53 EUR)

½ small head of cauliflower (0.80 EUR)

1 cup edamame beans (0.80 EUR)

1 tbsp miso paste (0.27 EUR)

1-2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

Good pinch red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions, rinse under cold water and set aside. Bring the veggie broth to a rolling boil and add in carrots, mushrooms, cauliflower and edamame beans. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the veggies are cooked through. Add in the noodles and cook for another minute just to reheat. Turn off heat.

Melt the miso paste in a bit of hot broth, then stir into the soup. Taste and add soy sauce as needed. Stir in red pepper flakes and toasted sesame oil. Serve immediately.

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Možemo li porazgovarati o činjenici da će sutra lipanj, a ja hodam okolo u džemperu i jakni? Pošto vremenske uvjete baš boli briga za to što se približava ljeto, evo vam jedan brzi i fini recept da vam ugrije ozeble duše. Ako imate tu sreću da uživate u razumnijim temperaturama za ovo doba godine, onda vam zavidim. Ali neovisno o tome, bukmarkirajte si ovaj receptić za buduća krizna stanja.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,54 kn po porciji / 34,15 kn za sve)

2 kocke kineskih rezanaca (8,00 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

4 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

8 gljiva shiitaka (4,00 kn)

½ male glavice cvjetače (6,00 kn)

1 šalica boba (6,00 kn)

1 žlica miso paste (2,00 kn)

1-2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

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

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte povrće i gljive. Rezance skuhajte prema uputama na pakiranju, isperite pod hladnom vodom i stavite na stranu. Temeljac stavite da zavrije, pa dodajte u njega mrkve, gljive, cvjetaču i bob. Kuhajte desetak minuta, dok povrće ne bude gotovo. Dodajte rezance i kuhajte još minutu da se ugriju. Maknite s vatre.

Miso pastu rastopite u malo vrućeg temeljca pa onda umiješajte u juhu. Kušajte i prema potrebi dodajte soja sosa. Umiješajte čili i sezamovo ulje, pa odmah poslužite.

Noodle Miso Soup (vegan) / Miso juha sa rezancima (veganska)

Creamy Shiitake, Bean and Potato Miso Soup (vegan) / Krem miso juha od shiitaka, graha i krumpira (veganska)

Everyone who knows that I’ve ordered a huge bag of dried shiitake mushrooms from Chinese section of Ebay thinks I am nuts, but hey, I ate those mushrooms and I’m still alive. Of course, the main reason for this is that they were super cheap. And I have inevitable faith in humanity. I’m certain that this could have gone either way, though.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.36 EUR per serving / 2.16 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 cup cooked Cannellini beans (0.20 EUR)

6 medium sized potatoes (0.40 EUR)

6-8 shiitake mushrooms, dried or fresh (0.40 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp miso paste (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

Optional:

Dried seaweed strips for serving (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. If using dried shiitake, soak them in warm water to soften, then roughly chop up. If using fresh shiitake, you can chop those up right away.

Add the oil to a deep pot, then sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant, then add in the beans, potatoes, mushrooms and their soaking liquid, veggie broth, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the soup from heat.

Dissolve miso paste in half a cup of cooking liquid and stir it into the soup. Be sure that the soup is off heat at that point. You don’t want miso to boil because it will then lose all its health benefits from the good bacteria. Stir the dissolved miso back into the soup together with sesame oil. Pulse the soup with immersion blender until creamy. Taste, adjust seasonings and serve. Optionally, sprinkle with strips of dried seaweed.

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Svi koji znaju da sam od kineske enklave na Ebayu naručila sušene shiitake gljive misle da sam poludila, ali evo, mogu sa zadovoljstvom prijaviti da sam pojela gljive i preživjela. Naravno, razlog za taj avanturizam je primarno to što su gljive bile stvarno jeftine. A i ja imam nepokolebljivu vjeru u čovječanstvo. Iako, bila sam otvorena za sve ishode. 🙂

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 2,69 kn po porciji / 16,11 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

1 šalica kuhanog bijelog graha (1,50 kn)

6 srednje velikih krumpira (3,00 kn)

6-8 sušenih ili svježih shiitaka (3,00 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 žlica miso paste (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

Dodatno po želji:

Trakice sušenih morskih algi za posluživanje (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ako koristite sušene shiitake, namočite ih u toploj vodi da omekšaju, pa grubo nasjeckajte. Svježe shiitake možete odmah narezati.

Veliki lonac sa uljem stavite na jaku vatru, pa na ulju par minuta dinstajte luk, sve dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte češnjak i kuhajte minutu, samo da zamiriši, pa onda ubacite i grah, krumpire, gljive sa tekućinom od namakanja, temeljac, sol, papar i čili. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30-tak minuta. Nakon 30 minuta maknite juhu sa vatre.

Miso pastu rastopite u oko pola šalice tekućine od kuhanja, pa umiješajte sve to natrag u juhu. Svakako pazite da vam juha više nije na vatri jer miso ne smije zavrijeti, pošto će onda izgubiti sva zdrava svojstva od dobrih bakterija. Rastopljeni miso umiješajte natrag u juhu skupa sa sezamovim uljem. Propulsirajte juhu sa štapnim mikserom dok sve ne bude lijepo kremasto. Kušajte, prilagodite začine i poslužite. Po želji juhu još možete posipati sušenim morskim algama koje ste narezali na tanke trakice.

Creamy Shiitake, Bean and Potato Miso Soup (vegan) / Krem miso juha od shiitaka, graha i krumpira (veganska)

Post-Holiday Detox Miso Soup (vegan) / Miso juha za post-blagdanski detox (veganska)

I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get some veggies into my system. The holidays were generally a carb laden rollercoaster, so I think that enough is enough. Therefore, this soup happened. It has an abundance of greens, is light and yet sufficiently filling, but also tastes amazing.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 1.41 EUR per serving / 8.44 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large leek (0.53 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

8 large Portobello mushrooms (1.07 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

½ of medium sized kale head (0.33 EUR)

½ of medium sized cauliflower head (0.66 EUR)

2 cups frozen peas (0.40 EUR)

Block of smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.07 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp miso paste (0.53 EUR)

250 grams rice vermicelli (2.76 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all of the veggies, mushrooms and tofu. Place a large pot with oil on high heat and sauté the white part of leek for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in carrots, mushrooms and garlic, then cook those down for about five minutes. Now throw in the remaining green part of leek, kale, cauliflower, peas, tofu, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Cover everything with veggie broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 15 minutes, until veggies are softened and cooked through. Remove from heat.

Dissolve miso paste in half a cup of cooking liquid and stir it into the soup. Be sure that the soup is off heat at that point. You don’t want miso to boil because it will then lose its health benefits from good bacteria.

While your soup is cooking, cook the rice vermicelli in a separate pot according to cooking instructions to al dente. Once everything is ready, place some rice noodles in a bowl and cover with miso soup. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve warm.

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Ne znam za vas, ali ja sam spremna da u sebe ubacim brdo zelenjave. Blagdani su uglavnom bili maraton u prežderavanju ugljikohidratima, pa mislim da tome treba stati na kraj. I tako se desila ova juha koja je nakrcana povrćem, lagana, no ujedno i prilično zasitna i super fina.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 10,60 kn po porciji / 63,61 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki poriluk (4,00 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

8 većih šampinjona (8,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

½ srednje glavica kelja (2,50 kn)

½ srednje glavica cvjetače (5,00 kn)

2 šalice smrznutog graška (3,00 kn)

1 dimljeni tofu (7,50 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

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

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

2 žlice miso paste (4,00 kn)

250 g tankih rižinih rezanaca (20,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće, gljive i tofu. Veliki lonac sa uljem stavite na jaku vatru, pa par minuta dinstajte bijeli dio poriluka, sve dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite mrkve, gljive i češnjak, pa kuhajte jedno pet minuta. Sada dodajte preostali zeleni dio poriluka, kelj, cvjetaču, grašak, tofu, sol, papar i čili. Sve zalijte temeljcem i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru, pa krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 15-tak minuta, dok povrće ne omekša i ne bude kuhano. Maknite s vatre.

Miso pastu rastopite u oko pola šalice tekućine od kuhanja, pa umiješajte sve to natrag u juhu. Pazite da vam juha više nije na vatri jer miso ne smije zavrijeti, pošto će onda izgubiti sva zdrava svojstva od dobrih bakterija.

Dok vam se juha kuha, skuhajte rižine rezance al dente u posebnom loncu prema uputama na pakiranju. Kada je sve spremno, rižine rezance stavite u zdjelicu pa obilno zalijte miso juhom. Posipajte svježim peršinom i poslužite toplo.

Post-Holiday Detox Miso Soup (vegan) / Miso juha za post-blagdanski detox (veganska)