Lentil and Mushroom Risotto (Vegetarian) / Rižoto od leće i gljiva (vegetarijanski)

This summer lentils seem to be my most favorite ingredient. They are super quick to cook, cheap, filling and tasty. I am sneaking them into every dish and everything appears to be suddenly improved by lentils. This dish is very quick to make and super tasty. You can also easily make it vegan by just swapping butter for coconut oil.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.01 EUR per serving / 4.03 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp butter (0.53 EUR)

500 grams Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

1 cup green lentils (0.67 EUR)

1 cup rice (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

3 cups water (–)

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METHOD:

Peel the onion and garlic and finely dice them. Wash and thinly slice mushrooms. Pick through lentils, then rinse well in a colander, together with rice.

Add the onion to olive oil and saute until slightly translucent. Throw in garlic and butter and give a good stir. When butter melts, add in sliced mushrooms. You might want to do this in two or three smaller batches as the mushrooms cook down. After a few minutes dump in lentils, rice, salt, pepper, parsley and bay leaf. Cover with water, stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer with lid cracked open for 15-20 minutes, until lentils and rice are thoroughly cooked through. Stir occasionally and add in a splash of water if necessary.

This dish reheats great and will keep refrigerated for a few days, so you can prepare ahead and have your lunch ready to take to work.

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Čini mi se kako mi je ovo ljeto leća postala najdraža namirnica, što je sasvim i razumljivo jer se brzo skuha, jeftina je, zasitna i fina. Počela sam leću ubacivati u skoro sva jela, a sa njom je i sve odmah nekako ukusnije. Ovaj je recept jako jednostavan i fin. Lako ga možete modificirati i u veganski, ako maslac zamijenite sa kokosovim uljem.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,54 kn po porciji / 30,17 kn za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja čenjaka (1,00 kn)

4 žlice maslaca (4,00 kn)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

1 šalica zelene leće (5,00 kn)

1 šalica riže (2,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,25 kn)

3 šalice vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i sitno nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Operite i narežite gljive na tanke listiće. Proberite leću, pa skupa sa rižom dobro isprerite pod tekućom vodom u cjediljci.

Bacite luk na maslinovo ulje i kratko prodinstajte dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte češnjak i maslac, pa dobro promiješajte. Kada se maslac rastopi, postepeno u dve ili tri manje ture dodajte gljive da se i one skuhaju. Nakon par minuta dodajte leću, rižu, sol, papar, peršin i lovorov list. Prelijte preko svega vodu, promiještajte i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru i krčkajte uz povremeno miješanje sa odškrinutim poklopcem 15-20 minuta, dok se riža i leća do kraja ne skuhaju. Po potrebi dodajte još malo vode.

Ovo se jelo super podgrijava, a u hladnjaku će držati par dana, tako da slobodno možete skuhati malo više i imati ručak za ponijeti sa sobom na posao.

Lentil and Mushroom Risotto (Vegetarian) / Rižoto od leće i gljiva (vegetarijanski)

Ultimate Summer Salad (Vegan) / Ultimativna ljetna salata (veganska)

For me, this salad is the epitome of summer salads. It captures everything that I love about summer produce and is super simple to make. I have it with almost every meal, so I decided to share it with you guys.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 0.56 EUR per serving / 1.12 EUR for all)

2 cucumbers (0.27 EUR)

1 green pepper (0.20 EUR)

1 small onion (0.06 EUR)

2 tomatoes (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp lemon juice (0.27 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and peel the veggies. Using a mandoline slicer, thinly slice cucumbers, pepper and onion. Also, watch your fingers. Chop up the tomatoes. Toss everything with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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Za mene je ova salata ogledni primjerak svih ljetnih salata. U sebi ima esenciju svega onoga što najviše volim u ljetnom povrći i totalno je jednostavna za napraviti. Ja ju jedem skoro sa svakim obrokom, pa sam ju odlučila podijeliti i sa vama.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 4,16 kn po porciji / 8,32 kn za sve)

2 krastavca (2,00 kn)

1 paprika babura (1,50 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 paradajza (1,50 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice limunovog soka (2,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Operite i ogulite povrće. Na ribežu za zelje tanko narežite krastavce, papriku i luk. Također, čuvajte prste. Narežite paradajz na kriške, pa sve pomiješajte sa uljem, limunovim sokom, soli i paprom. Poslužite odmah.

Ultimate Summer Salad (Vegan) / Ultimativna ljetna salata (veganska)

Smoked Tofu Salad (vegan) / Salata sa dimljenim tofuom (veganska)

The weather is super hot and sticky today, so here’s another salad recipe for you that you can quickly whip up without hovering over the stove.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 large servings / 1.66 EUR per serving / 3.32 EUR for all)

For the dressing:

Small piece of fresh ginger, grated (0.01 EUR)

1 garlic clove, minced (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp lemon juice (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp water (–)

Pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

For the salad:

1 small carrot (0.07 EUR)

½ small onion (0.03 EUR)

1 block of smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

Big handful of lettuce (0.67 EUR)

1 cup of bean sprouts (1.00 EUR)

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METHOD:

First assemble the dressing so the flavors have time to mingle by whisking all of the ingredients in a jar and setting aside. Peel and shred carrot into strips by using a veggie peeler. Peel and slice thinly the onion and cube tofu. Wash and pat-dry the lettuce, then chop or rip into smaller chunks. Toss carrot, onion, tofu, lettuce and bean sprouts together in a large bowl and drizzle prepared dressing over everything and serve immediately.

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Pošto je vrijeme danas turbo vruće i ljepljivo, evo vam još jedan brzinski recept za salatu takod a ne morate bedinjati kraj vrućeg štednjaka.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 velike porcije / 12,43 kn po porciji / 24,85 kn za sve)

Za dresing:

Mali komadić svježeg đumbira, nariban (0,10 kn)

1 češanj češnjaka, sitno nasjeckan (0,25 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (0,50 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

2 žlice soka od limuna (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

1 žlica vode (–)

Prstohvat sušenog chilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

2 žlice sjemenki sezama (0,50 kn)

Za salatu:

1 manja mrkva (0,50 kn)

½ manjeg luka (0,25 kn)

1 dimljeni tofu (7,50 kn)

Veliki pregršt zelene salate (5,00 kn)

1 šalica grahovih klica (7,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Prvo pripremite dresing tako da se svi okusi malo prominglaju. U staklenci dobro promiješajte sve sastojke i stavite na stranu. Ogulite i sa ljuštilicom za krumpir narežite mrkvu na trake. Ogulite i tanko narežite luk, a tofu narežite na kocke. Operite i malo posušite salatu, pa ju natrgajte ili narežite na manje komade. Pomiješajte mrkvu, luk, tofu, salatu i klice u velikoj zdjeli, sve pokapajte pripremljenim dresingom i poslužite odmah.

Smoked Tofu Salad (vegan) / Salata sa dimljenim tofuom (veganska)

Omelet Sandwiches / Omlet sendviči

Guys, I have for you the easiest and tastiest omelet sandwiches. There are no skillets involved, so the preparation and the cleanup are a breeze. Actually, this recipe is so simple that I almost feel bad putting it up there.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 serving / 1.29 EUR)

For sandwiches:

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

1 tbsp crème fraîche (0.13 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

4 slices of ham (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp shredded cheese (0.40 EUR)

2 slices of dense stale bread (0.13 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Lightly grease the foil and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, crème fraîche, salt and pepper. Tear or shred ham into smaller pieces, then stir in the egg mixture together with shredded cheese. Divide the mixture between bread slices and bake for 10 minutes, until the egg is thoroughly cooked and the ham begins to crisp up. Serve immediately.

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Dragi ljudi, imam za vas najlakši i najfiniji omlet sendvič. Ovdje nema nikakvog pečenja u tavi pa su priprema i čiščenje čas posla. Zapravo, ovaj recept je tako jednostavan da mi ga je skoro pa i neugodno objaviti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 porciju / 9,66 kn)

Za sendviče:

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

1 žlica milerama (1,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,10 kn)

4 šnite šunke (3,00 kn)

3 žlice ribanog sira (3,00 kn)

2 šnite ne baš friškog i malo čvršćeg kruha (1,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Obložite protvan za pečenje sa aluminijskom folijom za brže čišćenje. Lagano namastite foliju i stavite na stranu. U zdjelici razmutite jaje, mileram, sol i papar. Natrgajte ili narežite šunku na manje komadiće, pa umiješajte u smjesu jajeta skupa sa ribanim sirom. Podijelite smjesu među šnitama kruha i pecite 10 minuta, dok se jaje skroz ne ispeče, a šunka se lagano zahrska. Poslužite odmah.

Omelet Sandwiches / Omlet sendviči

Crunchy Tuna Salad / Hrskava salata of tune

The weather has been super warm and humid lately, so all I wanna do is munch on salads. This recipe is ideal as a light lunch and you can whip it up in just minutes. If you’re as lazy as I am, you’re gonna make it even easier for yourself and use prewashed and cut bagged mixed greens. Mine had thin carrot sticks in as well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 2.03 EUR per serving / 4.06 EUR for all)

1 can of tuna (1.73 EUR)

2 salted anchovy fillets (0.27 EUR)

1/3 cup pitted olives (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp capers (0.27 EUR)

Large handful of mixed greens (1.00 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp lemon juice (0.27 EUR)

Small pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

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METHOD:

Drain canned tuna from brine or oil and flake it with a fork. Finely chop up anchovies and cut pitted olives into rings. Toss together with capers and mixed greens. Season with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and enjoy. Be sure to go easy on the salt, though, as anchovies, olives and capers are already quite salty on their own.

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Vrijeme je zadnjih dana baš toplo i sparno, tako da mi se samo jedu salate. Ovaj recept je idealan kao lagani ručak, a možete ga zgotoviti za svega par minuta. Ako ste jednako lijeni kao i ja, olakšajte si dodatno tako da uzmete pakiranu opranu i narezanu zelenjavu. U mojoj salati su bili također i tanki štapići mrkve.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 15,16 kn po porciji / 30,32 kn za sve)

1 konzerva tune (13,00 kn)

2 slana fileta inčuna (2,00 kn)

1/3 šalice odkoštenih maslina (3,00 kn)

2 žlice kapara  (2,00 kn)

Veliki pregršt miješane salate (7,50 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice limunovog soka (2,00 kn)

Mali prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Ocijedite tunu od salamure ili ulja i usitnite viljuškom. Fino nasjeckajte inćune, a masline narežite na kolutiće. Pomiješajte skupa sa kaparama i salatom. Začinite sa maslinovim uljem, sokom od limuna, soli i paprom i navalite. Samo pazite da ne pretjerate sa soli, jer su i inčuni, masline i kapare već prilično slani sami za sebe.

Crunchy Tuna Salad / Hrskava salata of tune

Peanut and Lentil Stew (vegan) / Varivo od leće i kikirikija (vegansko)

This stew is da bomb! It is super easy to make, cheap, very filling and dang tasty. I had this after a one hour run on the weekend and have instantly been brought back to life.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.69 EUR per serving / 2.77 EUR for all)

For the stew:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

3 carrots (0.20 EUR)

Pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

½ cup raw and hulled peanuts (1.00 EUR)

2 cups of precooked lentils (0.53 EUR)

3 tbsp peanut butter (0.60 EUR)

2 cups water (–)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

For serving:

4 cups cooked rice (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely chop up onion and carrots. Add oil to the pot on high heat and saute onion for a few minutes, until softened and slightly translucent. Dump in carrots and red pepper flakes, then stir and cook for a few minutes so the aromas can develop. Add in the peanuts and allow them to slightly brown. Now stir in lentils, peanut butter, water, salt and pepper and let it all simmer for about ten minutes, while stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve over cooked rice. This reheats great, so you know what to do with the leftovers.

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Ovo varivo je bomba! Jako je jednostavno za napraviti, jeftino, zasitno i prefino. Ovo sam proždrla nakon jednosatnog vikend trčanja i odmah me vratilo u život.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 5,18 kn po porciji / 20,71 kn za sve)

Za varivo:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

3 mrkve (1,50 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

½ šalice sirovog oljuštenog kikirikija (7,50 kn)

2 šalice kuhane leće (4,00 kn)

3 šlice kikiriki maslaca (4,50 kn)

2 šalice vode (–)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

Za posluživanje:

4 šalice kuhane riže (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino narežite luk i mrkve. Stavite ulje u lonac na jaku vatru pa prodinstajte luk par minuta, dok ne omekša i ne postane staklast. Ubacite mrkvu i čili, promiješajte i kuhajte par minuta da se okusi razviju. Dodajte kikiriki i kratko kuhajte dok lagano ne potamni. Sada umiješajte leću, kikiriki maslac, vodu, sol i papar i pustite da se krčka desetak minuta, uz povremeno miješanje. Kušajte i prilagodite začine te poslužite preko kuhane riže. Ovo se super podgrijava, tako da znate što vam je činiti sa ostacima.

Peanut and Lentil Stew (vegan) / Varivo od leće i kikirikija (vegansko)

Spaghetti with Quick and Simple Tomato Salsa (vegetarian) / Špageti sa brzom i jednostavnom šalšom od paradajza (vegetarijanski)

Not only is this tomato salsa quick and simple, it’s also super cheap. This is my go-to meal during the week when I am too zonked for some elaborate cooking, but saves me from resorting to takeout. You can totally throw in a veggie or two if you’d like, or some bacon, or canned tuna. But this dish is as amazing on its own, so there you go.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 3 servings / EUR per serving / 2.68 EUR for all)

For spaghetti:

Water (–)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

300 grams of spaghetti; I used whole-wheat (0.80 EUR)

For the sauce:

3 tbsp olive oil (0.13 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 can of peeled tomatoes (0.80 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp dried oregano (0.07 EUR)

¼ cup of finely grated hard cheese, like Parmigiano-Reggiano (0.53 EUR)

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METHOD:

Add olive oil and salt to a large pot of water and bring to a rolling boil. Throw in spaghetti and cook to al dente according to the instructions on the package. While spaghetti cook, peel and finely chop onion and garlic. Reserve about a cup of pasta water for later, drain and rinse spaghetti under cold running water to immediately stop cooking and set them aside.

Wipe the pot clean, return to high heat and saute onion on oil until slightly translucent. Dump in garlic and stir for a minute before adding in tomatoes. Crush the tomatoes with your spatula, season with salt, pepper and oregano and cook for about 10 minutes to thicken. Return spaghetti to the pot, stir to coat evenly and add a splash of reserved pasta water. Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese. Taste and adjust seasoning and, if necessary, dilute the sauce with a bit more of reserved pasta water. Serve immediately.

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Ova šalša je ne samo super brza i jednostavna za skuhati, ujedno je i jako jeftina. To mi je jedno od glavnih jela za ekspresno smutiti nakon posla, kada sam preumorna za neko komplicirano nakuhavanje, a svaki puta me spasi da ne pribjegnem naručivanju dostave. Možete slobodno ubaciti i neko povrće ili dva, ili malo špeka, ili konzervu tune. Ali ovo je jelo fantastično i samo za sebe, tako da recept slijedi u nastavku.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 3 porcije / 6,67 kn po porciji / 20,02 kn za sve)

Za špagete:

Voda (–)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

300 grama špageta; ja sam upotrijebila integralne (6,00 kn)

Za umak:

3 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,99 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 konzerva pelata (6,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žličica sušenog origana (0,50 kn)

¼ šalice tvrdog fino ribanog sira, tipa Parmigiano-Reggiano (4,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Dodajte maslinovo ulje i sol u veliki lonac vode i pustite da zavrije. Ubacite špagete i skuhajte al dente prema uputama na pakiranju. Dok se špageti kuhaju ogulite i sitno nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Sačuvajte oko šalicu vode od tjestenine za kasnije, pa procijedite i operite špagete pod hladnom tekućom vodom da se prestanu kuhati, te ih stavite na stranu.

Obrišite lonac u kojem ste kuhali špagete, vratite na jaku vatru i na ulju prodinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite češnjak i promiješajte minutu prije nego ubacite pelate. Špatulom izgnječite pelate na manje komadiće, začinite solju, paprom i origanom, te kuhajte desetak minuta da se zgusnu. Ubacite unutra skuhane špagete i dodajte malo sačuvane vode od kuhanja tjestenine. Maknite s vatre i umiješajte ribani sir. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, a prema potrebi dodajte još malo vode od tjestenine da razrijedite umak. Poslužite odmah.

Spaghetti with Quick and Simple Tomato Salsa (vegetarian) / Špageti sa brzom i jednostavnom šalšom od paradajza (vegetarijanski)