Leek and Barley Pot / Lonac sa porilukom i ječmom

If there was rice in this dish, there would be no problem calling it a risotto. However, since I decided to use barley, and wanted to avoid any potential confusions, I just had to stick with a generic name which is pot. This is something ideal for those lazy days (pretty much any day from Monday to Friday, in my book), as everything simmers in a single pot. Also, you can of course add any other vegetable or grain of your choice too. I just happened to be in a leek mood.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.74 EUR per serving / 4.45 EUR for all)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

2/3 cup of finely diced bacon (1.33 EUR)

4 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoky red paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground coriander (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

3 large leeks (1.33 EUR)

2 cups barley (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

5 cups water (–)

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METHOD:

Wash and chop up carrots, leek and garlic. Rinse barley in a colander and set aside. In a big pot, saute bacon on olive oil until crispy and golden. Throw in carrots, then cook them for about 5 minutes to slightly caramelize. Stir in garlic, bay leaf, Hungarian and smoked paprika, coriander and red pepper flakes and cook for a minute so the flavors bloom and develop. Add in leek and allow it to cook for about 10 minutes until it wilts down.

Now add in barley, salt, tomato paste, parsley and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 30-40 minutes, until barley is thoroughly cooked through. Remember to stir occasionally and as necessary add in a splash more of water. Serve warm.

This dish will hold in a fridge for up to five days and also reheats great, so you can pack your lunch to work for a whole week, hooray!

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Da u ovom jelu ima riže, uopće ne bi bilo nikakve dileme i zvalo bi se rižoto. Međutim, pošto sam odlučila upotrijebiti ječam, da izbjegnem konfuzije stavila sam generički naziv – lonac. Ovo je jelo idealno za lijene dane (po meni je to sve između ponedjeljka i petka), pošto se sve krčka u istom loncu. Osim toga, naravno da možete dodati bilo koje povrće ili žitaricu po vlastitoj želji. Ja sam jednostavno bila raspoložena za poriluk.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 5,56 kn po porciji / 33,28 kn za sve)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

2/3 šalice špeka narezanog na kockice (10,00 kn)

4 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog korijandera (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

3 velika poriluka (10,00 kn)

2 šalice ječma (3,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

5 šalica vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i nasjeckajte mrkve, poriluk i češnjak. Isperite ječam u cjediljci pod tekućom vodom i stavite na stranu. U velikom loncu prodinstajte špek na maslinovom ulju dok se ne zahrska. Ubacite mrkve i kuhajte pet minuta da se malo karameliziraju. Umiješajte češnjak, lovor, slatku i dimljenu papriku, korijander i čili, pa ih pustite oko minutu da se arome razviju i zamiriše. Dodajte poriluk i kuhajte ga desetak minuta dok malo ne povene.

Sada umiješajte ječam, sol, rajčicu, peršin i vodu. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru, te krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30-40 minuta, dok se ječak skroz ne skuha. Pazite da tu i tamo promiješate, a po potrebi dodajte i mrvicu vode. Poslužite toplo.

Ovo će se jelo dobro držati u frižideru do pet dana, a također se i super podgrijava što znači da si možete spakirati ručak za posao za cijeli tjedan, hura!

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Leek and Barley Pot / Lonac sa porilukom i ječmom

Pork and Cabbage Spicy Noodle Stir-Fry / Prženi pikantni rezanci sa piletinom i kupusom

These noodles are something else, I tell you. I made a big batch, which I finished in just a few days. Now I’m plotting to make more. These were quickly whipped up in order to clean up the fridge and I accidentally ended up with a fantastic dish. Excuse me while I run to the store to get more pork.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.08 EUR per serving / 4.32 EUR for all)

For the meat:

2 cups ground pork (2.00 EUR)

1 tbsp fish sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

4 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.05 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

2 squares of ramen noodles (0.40 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1 cup shredded carrots (0.40 EUR)

5 garlic cloves, minced (0.17 EUR)

1 tbsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.13 EUR)

3 cups shredded cabbage (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp fish sauce (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Toss the pork together with fish sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Allow to rest for a few minutes. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package instructions to al dente. Rinse under cold water, drain and set aside.

Place wok on high heat to get thoroughly warmed up. Add two tablespoons of sunflower seed oil and half of the pork. Cook for about five minutes, until crispy and dark brown. Remove pork, add two more tablespoons of oil and repeat with the remaining meat. Remove all of the meat from wok and set aside.

If necessary, add another tablespoon of oil to the wok and dump in shredded carrots. The carrots are gonna release some water, so that’s going to help you to deglaze the pan. Stir well, then throw in minced garlic and Gochujang. You can also use chili flakes or fresh minced chili instead of Gochujang. Give a good stir and cook for about 30 seconds so the flavors release from spices before adding in shredded cabbage. Stir-fry the cabbage until it slightly wilts down, for about 3-5 minutes. Return the pork to the wok, add in noodles and season with fish sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil. Give a good final stir and serve immediately.

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Ovi rezanci su nešto ekstra, kažem vam. Bila sam si skuhala veću količinu koju sam slistila u samo par dana, pa sada sve nekako kalkuliram da napravim još. Kombinacija sastojaka je rezultat toga što sam morala počistiti ostatke iz frižidera, a sasvim sam slučajno završila sa mrak jelom. Sada me ispričajte dok skoknem do dućana po još svinjetine.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,10 kn po porciji / 32,41 kn za sve)

Za meso:

2 šalice mljevene svinjetine (15,00 kn)

1 žlica ribljeg umaka (2,00 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (1,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,40 kn)

Za wok:

2 kocke ramen tjestenine (3,00 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1 šalica ribane mrkve (3,00 kn)

5 češnjeva češnjaka, sitno sjeckanog (1,25 kn)

1 žlica Gochujanga – korejske chili paste (1,00 kn)

3 šalice ribanog kupusa (1,50 kn)

1 žličica ribljeg umaka (1,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Pomiješajte meso sa ribljim umakom, soja sosom, solju i paprom. Pustite da odstoji nekoliko minuta. U međuvremenu skuhajte rezance al dente prema uputama na pakiranju. Isperite pod mlazom hladne vode, ocijedite i stavite na stranu.

Stavite wok na jaku vatru da se dobro ugrije. Dodajte dvije žlice suncokretovog ulja i pola mesa. Kuhajte oko pet minuta, dok se meso ne zahrska i ne dobije boju. Maknite meso, dodajte još dvije žlice ulja i ponovite sa preostalom svinjetinom. Maknite svo meso iz woka i stavite na stranu.

Po potrebi, dodajte u wok još žlicu ulja i ubacite ribanu mrkvu. Mrkva će otpustiti vodu i od nje će se iz woka otpustiti sve mrvice od prženja mesa. Dobro promiješajte pa ubacite sjeckani češnjak i Gochujang. Promiješajte i kuhajte tridesetak sekundi da se iz začina otpuste arome prije nego dodate zelje. Kuhajte zelje uz povremeno miješanje dok malo ne povene, oko 3-5 minuta. Vratite u wok meso, dodajte rezance, te sve začinite sa ribljim umakom, soja sosom i sezamovim uljem. Za kraj još jednom promiješajte i odmah poslužite.

Pork and Cabbage Spicy Noodle Stir-Fry / Prženi pikantni rezanci sa piletinom i kupusom

Chickpea, Rye and Sausage Stew (including a vegan option) / Varivo sa kobasicom od slanutka i raži (sa veganskom opcijom)

I guess my favorite part of autumn is all those warm and cozy soups and stews. Those are just the perfect dishes, if you ask me. They are filling, cheap and super easy to make. Also, you can always cook up big batches to have some leftovers for work and shove a portion or two in your freezer. Meal prep saves me so much time and sanity, so I always welcome dishes like this one that reheat well.

This recipe is super customizable so feel free to switch ingredients with stuff you have on hand. I had some whole grain rye around, but feel free to use barley, wheat or even brown rice. To make this vegan, just ditch the sausage and use some smoked firm tofu or seitan.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 1.09 EUR per serving / 4.34 EUR for all)

1 cup dried chickpeas (0.67 EUR)

1 cup whole grain rye (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 pickled sweet pepperoncino peppers (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of dried chili flakes (0.02 EUR)

4 carrots (0.27 EUR)

4 small sausages – I used Carniolan sausage (1.87 EUR)

2 tbsp ajvar – red pepper paste (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

4-5 cups water (–)

2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

The day before rinse chickpeas and rye under running water and leave to soak overnight. When ready to cook, drain them, wash again under running water and set aside. Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies and cut the sausages into coins.

Saute onion on olive oil on high heat until slightly translucent. Add in chopped garlic, pepperoncinos, bay leaf and chili. Give a good stir and cook for just a minute, so the aromas from spices release. Add in diced carrots and sausage coins (or a vegan alternative), then cook for about 10 minutes to slightly caramelize. Now dump in drained uncooked chickpeas and rye, ajvar, tomato paste, paprika, salt, pepper and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about an hour, until the chickpeas and rye are thoroughly cooked through. You can also skip the overnight soak if you are in a hurry, but the cooking time is gonna be around hour and a half then and you’ll definitely need to add more water to the stew. While the stew cooks, if necessary, add in another splash of water and stir occasionally. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley.

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Milsim da su mi najdraži dio jeseni sva ona topla jela na žlicu. Po meni je to jednostavno savršena hrana jer je zasitna, jeftina i jednostavna za skuhati. Također, uvijek možete pripremiti više i imati ostatke za na posao ili ubaciti koju porciju u zamrzivač. Meni osobno takav način kuhanja štedi mnogo vremena i živaca, tako da obožavam ovakvu vrstu hranu koja dobro trpi podgrijavanje.

Ovaj je recept jako prilagodljiv, pa slobodno zamjenite neke od sastojaka onime što vam je pri ruci. Ja sam imala nešto integralne raži pri ruci, ali slobodno umjesto toga upotrijebite ječam, pšenicu ili čak smeđu rižu. Da ovo jelo bude vegansko, izbacite kobasice i umjesto njih ubacite dimljeni čvrsti tofu ili seitan.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 8,13 kn po porciji / 32,52 kn za sve)

1 šalica suhog slanutka (5,00 kn)

1 šalice suhe integralne raži (4,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 ćešnja ćešnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 ukiseljena slatka feferona (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

4 mrkve (2,00 kn)

4 male kobasice – ja sam upotrijebila kranjske (14,00 kn)

2 žlice ajvara (1,00 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

4-5 šalica vode (–)

2 žlice svježeg sjeckanog peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Dan prije isperite slanutak i raž pod tekućom vodom i ostavite ih da se namaču preko noći. Kada ste spremni za kuhanje, ocijedite ih, isperite još jednom pod tekćom vodom i stavite na stranu. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće, a kobasice narežite na novčiće.

Prodinstajte luk na maslinovom ulju na jakoj vatri dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite sjeckane češnjak i feferone, lovorov list i čili. Dobro promiješajte i kuhajte samo koju minutu, da se arome iz začina otpuste. Ubacite nasjeckanu mrkvu i kobasice (ili vegansku alternativu), pa kuhajte desetak minuta da se sve blago karamelizira. Sada dodajte ocijeđene slanutak i raž, ajvar, koncentrat rajčice, crvenu papriku, sol, papar i vodu. Promiješajte, pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i ostavite da se krčka sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko jedan sat, dok se slanutak do kraja ne skuha. Ako ste u žurbi možete preskočiti namakanje slanutka i raži preko noći, ali ćete onda trebati sve kuhati oko sat i pol i u varivo će trebati dodati više vode. Po potrebi tokom kuhanja dodajte još malo vode i povremeno promiješajte. Poslužite posipano svježim sjeckanim peršinom.

Chickpea, Rye and Sausage Stew (including a vegan option) / Varivo sa kobasicom od slanutka i raži (sa veganskom opcijom)

Open-Faced Grilled Cheese on Thick Buttermilk Pancake / Topli sendviči na debeloj palačinki od kiselog mlijeka

The other day while browsing our fridge I concluded that we had a whole bunch of odds and ends which needed to be utilized and eaten as soon as possible. That usually happens when I don’t plan for the meals but instead succumb to cravings for let’s say cheese or buttermilk or cake. However, cake is rarely a leftover in our house so luckily you don’t have to bake one to assemble this sandwich. 🙂

This recipe is fairly liberal and you can substitute buttermilk for yogurt, sour cream or even milk. The toppings are also totally optional and throwing a grilled veggie or two would work out more than fine. As would some crispy bacon.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 sandwiches / 0.90 EUR per sandwich / 1.80 EUR for all)

For the batter:

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

1 cup buttermilk (0.40 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

¼ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

1 cup all-purpose flour (0.07 EUR)

For sandwich topping:

6 slices of cheese (0.53 EUR)

4 slices of ham (0.53 EUR)

Additional:

4 tsp sunflower oil for cooking (0.05 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the batter by whisking together egg, buttermilk and salt. Add in baking soda and flour and whisk until fully incorporated and no lumps remain. The batter should be quite thick.  Cover with cling foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

When ready to cook, preheat cast iron skillet on medium heat. Add in two tablespoons of sunflower oil and half of the batter. Flatten the batter with a spatula and cook until the top is set, for about five minutes. Flip the pancake over and finish off on the other side, for about two minutes. Keep the pancake warm and repeat the process to use up the remaining batter.

To assemble the sandwiches, place two slices of cheese on each pancake, top with two slices of ham and then cover the ham with remaining slice of cheese. Put sandwiches under a broiler for just a minute or two until the cheese melts. Serve immediately.

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Dok sam neki dan kopala po frižideru ustanovila sam da imamo cijelu gomilu nekakvih ostataka koje treba iskoristiti i čim prije pojesti. To mi se obično desi kada ne isplaniram točno unaprijed što ću skuhati, već me ulovi želja za raznoraznim stvarima, kao što su sir, ili kiselo mlijeko, ili torta. Međutim, torta je rijetko kada ostatak u našem kućanstvu, pa ne morati prethodno ispeći jednu da bi ste si složili ovaj sendvič. 🙂

Ovaj recept je otvoren za razne modifikacije pa slobodno možete zamijeniti kiselo mlijeko s jogurtom, kiselim vrhnjem ili mlijekom. Fila za sendvič je također prilagodljiva vašem ukusu, a bez problema možete dodati i neko povrće sa žara. Ili hrskavi špek.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 sendviča / 6,71 kn po sendviču / 13,42 kn za sve)

Za tijesto:

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

1 šalica kiselog mlijeka (3,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

¼ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

1 šalica glatkog brašna (0,50  kn)

Za sendvič:

6 šnita sira (4,00 kn)

4 šnite šunke (4,00 kn)

Dodatno:

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja za pečenje (0,40 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Napravite smjesu tako da skupa umutite jaje, kiselo mlijeko i sol. Dodajte sodu bikarbonu i brašno i dobro sve promiješajte dok ne dobijete glatko, gusto tijesto bez grudica. Pokrijte zdjelu prijanjajućom folijom i stavite u hladnjak na 30 minuta.

Kada ste spremni za pečenje, zagrijte tavicu od lijevanog željeza na srednjoj vatri. Dodajte dvije žlice suncokretovog ulja i pola smjese. Špatulom poravnajte smjesu i pecite dok se gornja strana ne stisne, oko pet minuta. Okrenite palačinku i zapecite za druge strane, još oko dvije minute. Držite palačinku na toplom i ponovite sa ostatkom smjese.

Složite sendviče tako da na svaku palačinku stavite po dvije šnite sira, pokrijte sa po dvije šnite šunke i za kraj poklopite šunku sa još po šnitom sira. Stavite sendviče na koju minutu odmah ispod grijača na pećnici upaljenog na najjače, tek toliko da se sir rastopi. Poslužite odmah.

Open-Faced Grilled Cheese on Thick Buttermilk Pancake / Topli sendviči na debeloj palačinki od kiselog mlijeka

Crispy Oven Roasted Parasol Mushrooms (wheat free, vegetarian) / Hrskave pohane sunčanice iz pećnice (bez pšenice, vegetarijanske)

Autumn is here with all its colorful abundance and the shift in weather also means mushroom season. My dad went mushroom foraging a few days back and brought me some lovely parasol mushrooms. These are always a delight, but I decided to tweak the classic fried recipe and make it a bit healthier. I’m always a fan of doing all the frying in the oven instead of deep frying stuff in a gallon of oil.

Just a small note of precaution, though. Under no circumstances should you ever go mushroom foraging if you don’t know what you are doing. It’s mandatory to always take someone experienced with you and to pick only mushrooms you can identify with absolute certainty. There’s really no need to put yourself in a hospital.

Okay, so onto the recipe once we got that out of the way.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 0.46 EUR per serving / 0.92 EUR for all)

For the batter:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

¾ cup fine corn flour (0.10 EUR)

2-3 tbsp water (–)

For the mushrooms:

6 parasol mushrooms (free – they were from the woods)

1 cup polenta (0.20 EUR)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. For easy cleanup line a baking tray with aluminum foil and place parchment paper on top. Set aside. Pluck off and discard the stems from mushrooms. Use a damp paper towel to clean the mushrooms and gently wipe their caps.

Make a thick batter by whisking together eggs, salt, pepper and flour, then add in a splash of water as necessary. Dip the mushrooms into the batter, then coat in polenta. Lightly brush coated mushrooms on both sides with olive oil and spread on prepared baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes until crispy and deep golden-brown. Serve immediately.

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Jesen je ovdje sa svojim šarenim izobiljem, a promjena u vremenskim prilikama znači i sezonu gljiva. Tata mi je neki dan donio par predivnih sunčanica. One su uvijek prava poslastica, ali sam klasični recept za pohane sunčanice odlučila malo modificirati da bude mrvicu zdraviji. Meni je uvijek draže pohati stvari u pećnici, umjesto da ih utopim u loncu ulja.

Međutim, prvo samo mala napomena što se tiče opreza. Ni u kojem slučaju ne idite brati gljive ako nemate pojma što radite. Uvijek vodite sa sobom iskusnu osobu i berite samo gljive koje sa sigurnošću možete identificirati. Stvarno nema potrebe da sebe strpate u bolnicu.

Ok, sada kada smo to rekli, idemo na recept.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 3,42 kn po porciji / 6,83  kn za sve)

Za smjesu:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

¾ šalice finog kukuruznog brašna (0,75 kn)

2-3 žlice vode (–)

Za gljive:

6 sunčanica (besplatne – ubrane u šumi)

1 šalica palente (1,50 kn)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Za lako čišćenje, obložite protvan aluminijskom folijom i onda sve još pokrijte papirom za pečenje. Stavite na stranu. Skinite i bacite stručke sa sunčanica. Gljive očistite tako da im vlažnim papirnatim ručnikom samo nježno prebrišete klobuke.

Umutite u gustu smjesu jaja, sol, papar i brašno te po potrebi dodajte i mrvicu vode. Gljive umočite u smjesu i onda obložite palentom. Obje strane gljiva lagano premažite maslinovim uljem i raširite sunčanice po pripremljenom protvanu. Pecite 20 minuta, dok ne budu hrskave i zlatno-smeđe. Poslužite odmah.

Crispy Oven Roasted Parasol Mushrooms (wheat free, vegetarian) / Hrskave pohane sunčanice iz pećnice (bez pšenice, vegetarijanske)

Roasted Horn Pepper Salad (vegan) / Salata od pečenih paprika roga (veganska)

Here is a super quick and easy recipe for my favorite snack or salad of the season. The secret, of course, is in slathering the roasted peppers in minced garlic, so therefore this salad maybe isn’t the best idea for a first date. However, once you get comfy enough with each other, I thoroughly encourage you to enjoy this salad, and all the accompanying garlic fumes it ensures, with your significant other. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 0.80 EUR per serving / 1.60 EUR for all)

10 red horn peppers (1.33 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Wash the peppers and spread out in a baking dish. Roast for one hour, until charred and blistered. Transfer the hot peppers into a bowl and cover the bowl with cling foil. Allow to cool completely, then peel off the skins from peppers and pull out and discard stems and seeds. Mix peppers with garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and serve. These also keep in a fridge for a few days, so go ahead and roast a bigger batch.

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Evo jedan turbo brzi i jednostavan recept za moju najdražu sezonsku salatu. Tajna je, naravno, u tome da pečene paprike zakopate pod debelim slojem sjeckanog češnjaka. Stoga ova salata možda i nije najbolja opcija ako trebate nekog impresionirati na prvom spoju. Međutim, jednom kada se jedno s drugim već udomaćite, svakako bi ste trebali zajedno uživati, kako u ovoj salati, tako i u popratnim češnjakovim isparavanjima. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 6,01 kn po porciji / 12,02 kn za sve)

10 crvenih paprika roga (10,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka, sitno sjeckana (1,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice jabučnog octa (0,10 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Operite paprike i raširite ih po protvanu. Pecite sat vremena, dok paprike ne potamne i nabubre. Preselite vruće paprike u zdjelu i pokrijte zdjelu prijanjajućom folijom. Ostavite da se paprike skroz ohlade, pa im ogulite kože, te izvucite i bacite peteljke sa sjemenkama. Pomiješajte paprike sa sjeckanim češnjakom, maslinovim uljem, octom, soli i paprom, pa poslužite. Paprike će držati u hladnjaku nekoliko dana, stoga slobodno napecite veću količinu.

Roasted Horn Pepper Salad (vegan) / Salata od pečenih paprika roga (veganska)

Green Tomato and Roasted Horn Pepper Shakshuka (vegetarian) / Jaja u umaku od zelenih rajčica i pečenih paprika (vegetarijanska)

I started work again last week after my three week summer vacation. Needless to say, that’s always fun. The most challenging thing was to plug into the new routine. I miss my slow mornings the most, as I always take my time in the morning on my days off. To compensate for this and free up some more space in the afternoons, I bring you a super quick, yet delicious dinner recipe.

Green tomatoes give a really delicious and interesting kick, so I suggest using them while they are still available. I also had some roasted red horn peppers lying around and decided to throw in those. Of course, you can use fresh, but they’ll require a bit of cooking time, so I’d throw them in together with green tomatoes.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 1.55 EUR per serving / 3.09 EUR for all)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

Good pinch of dried chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

4 medium green tomatoes (0.27 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 roasted red horn peppers – or 1 fresh (0.27 EUR)

1 can of diced Roma tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

4 eggs (0.80 EUR)

A chunk of feta cheese (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies. Place a deeper skillet on high heat, add in olive oil and diced onion, then sauté for a few minutes until the onion starts browning slightly. Throw in dried chili flakes and stir for a few seconds, so the flavors release into the oil. Dump in diced green tomatoes, minced garlic and fresh horn pepper, if using. If, on the other hand, going with the roasted peppers, add them in together with Roma tomatoes, when green tomatoes are cooked through and most of the liquid has evaporated. After 5-10 minutes, throw in canned Roma tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Give a good stir, reduce heat to medium and cook for about 10 minutes, until sauce is thickened.

Make four small wells in the sauce with a spoon and break the eggs into the wells. Reduce heat to low, cover the skillet with a lid and cook covered for 7-10 minutes, until the egg whites are thoroughly cooked through, but the yolks are still runny. Resist the urge to open the lid too often so the steam doesn’t escape, as that’s what’s gonna cook the eggs. When eggs are done, gently break the whites into the sauce with a spatula, but leave the yolks intact. Crumble feta on top and serve Shakshuka with a nice hunk of crispy bread for dipping. We also like it over cooked rice.

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Prošli sam tjedan ponovo krenula raditi nakon trotjednog ljetnog godišnjeg odmora. Naravno, takav povratak na posao je uvijek jedno divno iskustvo. Najteže od svega mi je palo ponovo se prištekati na novu rutinu, a najviše su mi falila spora jutra. Da nekako kompenziram i oslobodim mjesta poslije podne, donosim vam ovaj brzi, ali jako fini recept.

Zelene rajčice daju jedan jako ukusan i zanimljiv štih, pa predlažem da ih upotrijebite dok se još mogu naći za kupiti. Također, imala sam pri ruci i nešto pečenih paprika roga, pa sam odlučila i njih ubaciti. Naravno, možete ih zamijeniti sa svježima, samo će im trebati malo duže kuhanja, pa njih onda dodajte skupa sa zelenim rajčicama.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 11,54 kn po porciji / 23,08 kn za sve)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

Dobar prstovat sušenog chilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

4 srednje zelene rajčice (2,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 pečene crvene paprike roge – ili 1 svježa (2,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (5,00 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

4 jaja (6,00 kn)

Komadić feta sira (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte povrće. Stavite dublju tavu na jaku vatru, dodajte maslinovo ulje i sjeckani luk, pa dinstajte par minuta dok se luk ne počne lagano karamelizirati. Ubacite sušeni chili i par sekundi miješajte, da se arome otpuste u ulje. Ubacite sjeckane zelene rajčice, češnjak i svježu papriku, ako nju koristite. Ako se, s druge strane, odlučite na pečenu papriku, dodajte ju skupa sa pelatima, kada se zelene rajčice blago iskuhaju i većina tekućine je isparila. Nakon 5-10 minuta ubacite pelate, bosiljak, peršin, sol i papar. Dobro promiješajte, smanjite vatru na srednje jaku i kuhajte desetak minuta, dok se umak ne zgusne.

Žlicom napravite četiri udubljenja u umaku i unutra razbijte jaja. Smanjite vatru na nisku, poklopite tavu i kuhajte 7-10 minuta da se bjelanjci skroz skuhaju, ali žutanjci i dalje ostanu tekući. Nemojte stalno skidati poklopac da vam ne pobjegne sva para, obzirom kako će ona skuhati jaja. Kada su jaja gotova, bjelanjke špatulom lagano razbijte u umak, ali žutanjke ostavite cijele. Namrvite fetu po svemu i poslužite Shakshuku sa komadom finog hruskavog kruha za umakanje. Nama je također super i sa kuhanom rižom.

Green Tomato and Roasted Horn Pepper Shakshuka (vegetarian) / Jaja u umaku od zelenih rajčica i pečenih paprika (vegetarijanska)