Tomato and Corn Soup (including a vegan option) / Juha od rajčice i kukuruza (i sa veganskom opcijom)

If you are in the mood for a quick soup, there likely isn’t a faster and easier recipe than the one ahead. Furthermore, a tomato soup is such a versatile dish that it can easily be made with dumplings, croutons, grilled cheese sandwich, precooked rice, tiny pasta or whatever else you feel pairing it with instead of corn. We happened to have half a bag of frozen corn in our freezer, so that’s what went into the soup. Canned would work just as well here.

To make this meal vegan, either skip the butter altogether or swap with vegan butter instead (which would be a far better choice, if you ask me). The butter simmering with the tomato puree adds quite a lot of silky richness to the dish and is a game changer.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 0.85 EUR per serving / 1.69 EUR for all)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 garlic cloves (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp smoked paprika (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp dried basil (0.03 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup frozen corn (0.33 EUR)

2 cups tomato puree (0.53 EUR)

2 cups vegetable broth (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Finely dice the onion and mince garlic. Place a pot on high heat, add in the oil and saute the onion for a few minutes, until soft and translucent. Add in minced garlic, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika, basil and salt. Cook for just a minute, so the spices can bloom before adding in corn, tomato puree, veggie broth and butter. Give everything a good stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 20 minutes. Serve warm, or portion out to reheat and eat later on.

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Ako vam se baš jede neka juhica, vjerojatno nema bržeg i jednostavnijeg recepta od ovoga koji slijedi. Osim toga, juha od rajčice je jako prilagodljivo jelo i super je također i sa noklicama, prepečenim kockicama kruha, toplim sendvičem sa sirom, kuhanom rižom, sitnom tjesteninom, pa i svim ostalim stvarima koje mislite utrpati u nju osim kukuruza. Nama se u frizeru našlo pola vrećice smrznutog kukuruza, tako da je to završilo u juhi. Kukuruz iz konzerve bi funkcionirao jednako dobro.

Da ovo jelo bude vegansko jednostavno izbacite maslac ili ga zamijenite sa veganskim maslacem (što bi po meni bio bolji izbor). Maslac koji se krčka sa pasiranom rajčicom jednostavno daje svilenkastu dubinu ovom jelu i bogatiji okus.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 6,34 kn po porciji / 12,67 za sve)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka (0,50 kn)

½ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 kn)

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

½ žličice dimljene paprike (0,25 kn)

½ žličice sušenog bosiljka (0,25 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog kukuruza (2,50 kn)

2 šalice pasirane rajčice (4,00 kn)

2 šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,50 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Stavite lonac na jaku vatru, dodajte ulje, pa koju minutu dinstajte luk da postane staklast. Ubacite svježi i sušeni češnjak, papar, papriku, bosiljak i sol. Promiješajte i kuhajte minutu, samo da začini zamiriše, pa onda dodajte kukuruz, rajčicu, temeljac i maslac. Sve dobro promiješajte i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru, te kuhajte 20-tak minuta sa odškrinutim poklopcem. Poslužite toplo ili rasporedite u porcije za kasnije.

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Tomato and Corn Soup (including a vegan option) / Juha od rajčice i kukuruza (i sa veganskom opcijom)

Quick Veggie and Mushroom Fried Rice (Vegetarian) / Brza pržena riža sa povrćem i gljivama (vegetarijanska)

This blog definitely doesn’t lack quick wok recipes where you throw in a bunch of leftovers and hope for the best. Luckily, those things usually turn out quite well and I am always surprised at how little it takes to whip up a delicious meal.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.66 EUR per serving / 2.65 EUR for all)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.04 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

2 red horn peppers (0.40 EUR)

8 Portobello mushrooms (0.53 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

½ tsp dried ginger powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

4 cups precooked cold rice (0.27 EUR)

3 tbsp tomato sauce (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and thinly slice all the veggies and mushrooms. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Place a deep pan or a wok on high heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add two tablespoon of sunflower seed oil and the onion to the wok and saute for a few minutes, until slightly translucent. Gradually add in carrots, peppers and mushrooms, leaving a few minutes in between each veggie. Before adding in the eggs, throw in garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, black pepper, sugar and salt. Give everything a good stir and cook for a minute so the spices warm up and get fragrant.

Push everything to one side of your pan and add the remaining sunflower seed oil to the empty bottom. Turn the whisked eggs over on oil and cook for a minute or two, while gently folding them over with a spatula. Once the eggs are cooked through, give a good stir and add in the rice, tomato sauce and sesame oil. Stir-fry for a few more minutes, until the rice slightly crisps up. Serve immediately.

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Ovom blogu definitivno ne manjka brzih i lakih recepata za wok, gdje skupa smutite hrpu ostataka i nadate se najboljem. Srećom, te stvari uvijek nekako ispadnu dobro pa se i ja na kraju sama sebi čudim kako je zapravo malo potrebno za pripremiti ukusan obrok.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 4,97 kn po porciji / 19,86 kn za sve)

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja, podijeljene (0,30 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

2 crvene paprike roge (3,00 kn)

8 šampinjona (4,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

½ žličice đumbira u prahu (0,25 kn)

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

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

1 žlica šećera (0,05 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

4 šalice kuhane hladne riže (2,00 kn)

3 žlice umaka od rajčice (0,75 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i tanko narežite svo povrće i gljive. U maloj zdjelici razmutite jaja i maknite ih na stranu. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugriju. Sada u vrući  wok dodajte dvije žlice suncokretovog ulja i luk, pa dinstajte koju minutu dok ne postane staklast. Postepeno dodajte mrkvu, paprike i šampinjone, s time uvijek sve pustite minutu-dvije prije nego ubacite novo povrće. Prije nego što ćete dodati jaja, ubacite češnjak, đumbir, čili, papar, šećer i sol. Sve dobro promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu, da se začini ugriju i zamiriše.

Sve sastojke pogurajte na jednu stranu woka, pa onda na prazno dno ulijete preostalu žlicu ulja i na ulje iskrenite razmućena jaja. Nježno jaja minutu-dvije preklapajte špatulom dok se do kraja ne skuhaju. Kada su jaja gotova, sve dobro promiješajte pa dodajte u sve rižu, umak od rajčice, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Kuhajte uz povremeno miješanje još par minuta, dok se riža blago ne zahrska. Poslužite odmah.

Quick Veggie and Mushroom Fried Rice (Vegetarian) / Brza pržena riža sa povrćem i gljivama (vegetarijanska)

Spinach and Mushroom Creamy Quinoa (vegetarian) / Kremasta kvinoja sa špinatom i gljivama (vegetarijanska)

I’ve promised more quinoa recipes, ever since my grand discovery of quinoa a few weeks back, and lo and behold, I am here to deliver. This dish is very scrumptious, but is loaded with plenty of healthy things for a good measure. It also comes together super fast.

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INGREDIENTS:

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

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

250 grams Portobello mushrooms (1.00 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

1 cup quinoa (2.00 EUR)

3 cups water (–)

2 cups frozen leafy spinach (0.47 EUR)

½ cup sour cream (0.27 EUR)

½ cup shredded cheese (0.33 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and dice onion and thinly slice the mushrooms. Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh colander under a running water and set aside. Add the oil to a large pot on high heat and saute onion until slightly translucent. Throw in butter, mushrooms, salt and pepper and give a good stir. Cook for a few minutes, until the mushrooms cooks down a bit.

Now add in rinsed quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes stir in frozen spinach and simmer for additional five minutes, so the spinach thaws. Stir in sour cream and shredded cheese and serve immediately.

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Kada sam pred nekoliko tjedana doživjela epohalno otkriće kvinoje, obećala sam vam još recepata. Ta-da, evo ga kako sam i najavila! Ovo jelo je jako bogato i ukusno, ali također ima i dovoljno zdravih sastojaka za dobru mjeru, te se osim toga i veoma brzo priprema.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,49 kn po porciji / 33,96 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

250 g šampinjona (7,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 šalica sirove kvinoje (15,00 kn)

3 šalice vode (–)

2 šalice smrznutog špinata u listovima (3,50 kn)

½ šalice kiselog vrhnja (2,00 kn)

½ šalice ribanog sira (2,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i fino nasjeckajte luk te tanko narežite gljive. Isperite kvinoju u finoj cjediljci pod tekućom vodom i stavite na stranu. Ulje stavite u veći lonac na jakoj vatri, te dinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte maslac, gljive, sol i papar i sve dobro promiješajte. Kuhajte nekoliko minuta, dok se gljive malo ne iskuhaju.

Sada ubacite ispranu kvinoju i vodu. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru, te krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 15 minuta. Nakon 15 minuta umiješajte i smrznuti špinat, te krčkajte još pet minuta da se špinat odmrzne. Za kraj umiješajte kiselo vrhnje i sir, te odmah poslužite.

Spinach and Mushroom Creamy Quinoa (vegetarian) / Kremasta kvinoja sa špinatom i gljivama (vegetarijanska)

Potato Phyllo Pie (including a vegan option) / Pita krumpiruša (uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Ever since my last success with homemade phyllo, I felt a strong urge to bake a potato filled pie. Because, who doesn’t like filling carbs with more carbs, right?

This dish can be easily made vegan if you replace the butter with coconut oil or margarine. Actually, any kind of mild-flavored oil would work, but you would need to add it gradually to dough while stretching it out.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.15 EUR per serving / 0.87 EUR for all)

For the dough:

2 cups all-purpose flour, divided (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

¾ cup lukewarm water (–)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

For the filling:

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

3 medium sized potatoes (0.13 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the baking pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the dough by mixing together one cup of flour, salt, oil and water. When everything is uniform, gradually start adding the remaining flour and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and no longer sticks to your hands. Tightly wrap it in cling foil and leave to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes knead the dough once more and divide into 6 even balls. Place a small piece of butter (or a vegan substitute) on each dough ball and gently massage it around the dough. You don’t want the butter penetrating the dough at this point, but you want the dough balls pretty evenly coated on all sides. Leave the dough to rest uncovered, again at room temperature, but this time for 30 minutes.

While the dough is resting prepare the filling by finely dicing the onion and shredding the potatoes on a box grater. Add in the remaining filling ingredients, stir well and set aside. There’s no need to precook the filling, as it’s going to get cooked through while the pie bakes.

Once the dough has rested for the second time, preheat the oven to 200°C and grease a round baking pan with a little bit of oil. Thin the dough balls out a bit with a rolling pin. Then use your hands, thread them underneath the dough and gently pull it out towards the outer edges. The dough should spread out into thin sheets easily and will be elastic enough not to break. Place three dough sheets on top of each other on the bottom of the greased pan, but leave the edges to hang out. Spread out the filling and then top with remaining three sheets.

Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to trim the thick edges off the dough, leaving just a centimeter or two of the overlap hanging off the pan. Pinch the remaining overlapping layers together and roll them into a neat fold.

Bake the pie for about 45 minutes, until crispy and deep golden brown. If the top starts browning too quickly, cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake covered. Uncover the pie for the last 5-10 minutes of baking to crisp it up and finish off.

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Od kako sam zadnji puta uspješno napravila domaće kore za burek, imala sam veliku želju napraviti i pitu krumpirušu. Jer naravno, tko ne voli ugljikohidrate podebljati sa još malo ugljikohidrata, zar ne?

Ovo jelo veoma lako može biti vegansko ako maslac zamijenite sa kokosovim uljem ili margarinom. Također, možete upotrijebiti i bilo koje ulje neutralnog okusa, jedino ćete ga morati postepeno dodavati u tijesto kako ga budete razvlačili.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 1,06 kn po porciji / 6,37 kn za sve)

Za tijesto:

2 šalice glatkog brašna, podijeljene (1,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

¾ šalice mlake vode (–)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

Za nadjev:

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

3 srednje velika krumpira (1,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan za pečenje (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Napravite tijesto tako da prvo pomiješate šalicu brašna sa solju, uljem i vodom. Kada dobijete jednoličnu masu, postepeno dodajte ostatak brašna, a tijesto mijesite dok ne bude glatko i prestane vam se lijepiti za ruke. Tijesto dobro umotajte u prijanjajuću foliju i ostavite da tako miruje na sobnoj temperaturi 20 minuta.

Nakon 20 minuta još jednom promijesite tijesto te ga podijelite u 6 jednakih loptica. Na svaku lopticu stavite mali komadić maslaca, pa ga rukama nježno umasirajte po tijestu. U ovom trenutku nije potrebno da maslac uđe u tijesto, već samo da je loptica sa svih strana dobro namašćena. Tijesto ostavite da miruje na sobnoj temperaturi nepokriveno, ovoga puta 30 minuta.

Dok tijesto odmara pripremite nadjev tako da fino nasjeckate luk, a krumpire naribate. U to dodajte preostale sastojke za nadjev te sve dobro izmiješajte i stavite na stranu. Nema potrebe da nadjev kuhate jer će se sve skuhati u bureku kako se on peče.

Kada je tijesto odmorilo i drugi puta, zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C, a okrugli protvan namastite sa malo ulja. Loptice tijesta malo razvaljajte valjkom, a onda rukama razvucite u tanke krugove, i to tako da ruke podvučete pod tijesto i nježno ga povlačite prema van. Tijesto bi se trebalo dati lako razvući i biti će dovoljno elastično da ne puca. Tri plahte tijesta složite jednu na drugu, u pripremljeni protvan, s time da ostavite krajeve tijesta da vise preko ruba. Po tome ravnomjerno rasporedite nadjev te ga poklopite sa preostale tri plahte tijesta.

Kuhinjskim škarama ili oštrim nožem odrežite debele krajeve tijesta, s time da vam jedno centimetar-dva i dalje ostane viriti preko ruba kalupa. Taj višak stisnite skupa, pa sve uredno zamotajte.

Krumpirušu pecite oko 45 minuta, dok ne bude hrskava i zlatno-smeđa. Ako površina prenaglo potamni, pokrijte protvan aluminijskom folijom i pecite pokriveno. U tom slučaju krumpirušu otkrijte tek zadnjih 5-10 minuta pečenja kako bi se za kraj zahrskala.

Potato Phyllo Pie (including a vegan option) / Pita krumpiruša (uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Lentil and Corn Quesadillas (vegetarian) / Quesadilje sa lećom i kukuruzom (vegetarijanske)

This isn’t really a recipe per se – it’s more an idea on how to use up random stuff you have around your fridge. It just happens that I had some of this leftover lentil and corn stew and decided to make a new dish out of it by stuffing it in tortillas with a bunch of cheese. This type of dish would work great with any other sort of thick stew, some fresh veggies, leftover roasted meats or veggies and basically anything else you can throw in a tortilla.

It’s pretty hard to calculate the exact price on these, since I used leftover stew, but I’m pretty sure they came out really cheap.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8 quesadillas)

8 tortillas

4 cups of leftover lentil and corn stew

4 cups of shredded cheese

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METHOD:

Reheat the leftover stew and keep warm while you prepare the tortillas. Place a skillet on medium heat to warm up and toast the tortillas on one side. Keep the skillet warm as you’re gonna use it again in a bit. Spread half a cup of warm stew on one half of a toasted side of tortilla. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and fold the tortilla over in half. Return the tortilla to the warm skilled and toast a bit on both sides, while carefully flipping so the filling doesn’t fall out. Serve immediately. We prefer our food on the burnt side, so always toast things into charcoal.

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Ovo čak i nije pravi recept, više je nekakva ideja na koji način možete iskoristiti razne ostatke koje imate u frižideru. Ispalo je tako da mi je bilo ostalo ovog variva od leće i kukuruza, pa sam to odlučila iskoristiti za novo jelo, i to tako da sam ga utrpala u tortilje sa hrpom sira. Ovakvo bi se jelo dalo napraviti od bilo kakvog gustog variva, svježeg povrća, ostataka pečenog mesa ili povrća, i u principu bilo čega drugog što možete nagurati u tortilju.

Bilo mi je teško izračunati cijenu ovoga jela jer sam upotrijebila ostatke variva, ali sam poprilično sigurna da je na kraju ispalo poprilično jeftino.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8 quesadilja)

8 tortilja

4 šalice variva od leće i kukuruza

4 šalice ribanog sira

PRIPREMA:

Podgrijte varivo i držite ga na toplom dok priredite tortilje. Stavite tavu na srednju vatru i pustite da se ugrije, pa na tavi tostirajte tortilje, ali samo na jednoj strani. Držite tavu toplom jer ćete ju ubrzo opet trebati. Na tostiranu stranu svake tortilje stavite po pola šalice variva i sira. Preklopite tortilju na pola te ju vratite na tavu. Tostirajte na obje strane, pažljivo okrećući da vam nadjev ne iscuri van. Poslužite odmah. Mi volimo da je sve dobro zapečeno, pa stvari obično tostiramo dok se ne pretvore u ugljen.

Lentil and Corn Quesadillas (vegetarian) / Quesadilje sa lećom i kukuruzom (vegetarijanske)

Gnocchi with Mixed Mushroom Sauce (vegetarian) / Njoki u umaku od miješanih gljiva (vegetarijanski)

I have a confession to make. I am a hoarder when it comes to our freezer. I often stash food in there like I am preparing for the apocalypse and usually won’t stop until the freezer is bursting at its seams. Luckily, we only have a small, three drawer freezer. But my ambitions definitely exceed its size. As it happens, the freezer needs periodical defrosting, so when that time arrives, I work my way through the frozen stash. Only to build a new one right after. And so the circle of life continues.

During the last defrosting venture I found a bag of sliced porcini, which my dad foraged in the forest sometime last autumn. I instantly envisaged a giant plate of gnocchi filled with creamy mushroom sauce.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 1.58 EUR / 6.31 EUR for all)

For the sauce:

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.04 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

250 grams porcini mushrooms (free – they were foraged!)

500 grams Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

2 cups sour cream (1.07 EUR)

½ cup warm water (–)

1 cup shredded cheese (0.67 EUR)

For gnocchi:

Water (–)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1 kilo gnocchi (2.00 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and finely dice the onions. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp kitchen towel and cut into thin strips. Place a big pot on high heat and saute the onions on oil for about five minutes until translucent. Add in butter, mushrooms, salt and pepper, stir and cook until the mushrooms are cooked down a bit, for about 10 minutes. Turn the heat down and stir in sour cream, water and shredded cheese. Cook briefly while stirring constantly for just a few minutes, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy.

At the same time while you’re making the sauce, place another pot of water on high heat for the gnocchi. Add in salt, oil and gnocchi when the water reaches a rolling boil and cook the gnocchi according to package instructions. Once done, drain and serve hot with the mushroom sauce.

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Moram vam priznati da sam poprilični hoarder kada je u pitanju hrana u zamrzivaču. Često ga natrpam kao da se spremam za apokalipsu i ne stajem dok nam zamrzivač ne puca po šavovima. Srećom, imamo samo onaj mali sa tri ladice. No moje ambicije definitivno premašuju njegov kapacitet, a kao što to već biva, s vremena na vrijeme ga se treba i odlediti. Kada dođe do toga, trudim se iskoristiti i pojesti akumulirane zalihe. Samo da bi odmah napravila nove te se tako krug života nastavlja.

U zadnjoj akciji odleđivanja nabasala sam na vrećicu vrganja koje je moj tata prošle jeseni nabrao u šumi. Odmah sam imala viziju ogromnog tanjura njoka u umaku od gljiva.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 11,79 kn po porciji / 47,17 kn za sve)

Za umak:

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,30 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

250 g vrganja (besplatni – nabrali smo ih sami!)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 šalice kiselog vrhnja (8,00 kn)

½ šalice tople vode (–)

1 šalica ribanog sira (5,00 kn)

Za njoke:

Voda (–)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1 kg njoka (15,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i fino nasjeckajte luk. Gljive obrišite vlažnim kuhinjskim ručnikom i narežite na tanke listiće. Stavite veliki lonac na jaku vatru i na ulju prodinstajte luk oko pet minuta dok ne bude staklast. Dodajte maslac, gljive, sol i papar, promiješajte, te kuhajte desetak minuta da se volumen gljiva smanji. Smanjite vatru i umiješajte kiselo vrhnje, vodu i ribani sir. Kuhajte uz stalno miješanje koju minutu dok se sir ne rastopi, a umak ne bude gladak i kremast.

Istovremeno dok pripremate umak, stavite još jedan lonac vode na jaku vatru za njoke. Čim voda zakipi dodajte sol, ulje i njoke, pa ih kuhajte prema uputama na pakiranju. Kada su njoki gotovi, ocijedite ih i poslužite vruće sa umakom od gljiva.

Gnocchi with Mixed Mushroom Sauce (vegetarian) / Njoki u umaku od miješanih gljiva (vegetarijanski)

Mushroom and Veggie Fried Rice (vegetarian) / Pržena riža sa gljivama i povrćem (vegetarijanska)

Fried rice is one of my favorite dishes because it’s very quick and versatile. It’s a fabulous way to use up some odds and ends you have rolling around your fridge. Also, it’s sooo tasty. I could eat fried rice pretty much every day and never get tire of it.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.67 EUR per serving / 3.33 EUR for all)

For the sauce:

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp warm water (–)

1 tbsp honey (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

4 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.05 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 big oyster mushrooms (0.27 EUR)

4 Portobello mushrooms (0.53 EUR)

1 red bell pepper (0.53 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

2 cups precooked cold rice (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

First make the sauce by whisking together all of the ingredients until it’s all well incorporated and dissolved. Set aside. Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies and mushrooms. In a small bowl whisk the eggs.

Add two tablespoons of sunflower seed oil to a wok or a pan on high heat and saute onion for a few minutes, until slightly translucent. Add in oyster mushrooms, cook briefly and then add in the Portobello mushrooms. After a minute or two dump in bell pepper and minced garlic. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes before adding in carrots. Once it all cooks down, push everything to one side, scraping the bottom of the pan clean.

Pour the remaining two tablespoons of oil to the free pan bottom, then add in whisked eggs to the oil. Cook the eggs for a minute or two, gently folding them over with a spatula until they are done. Stir everything together and add in the rice. Allow to reheat and slightly crisp up for a few minutes before pouring the sauce over everything. Give a good stir and serve immediately, sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Pržena riža mi je jedno od omiljenih jela jer je jako brza za spremiti i vrlo prilagodljiva. Ujedno je i super za iskoristiti sve ostatke koji vam se kotrljaju po frižideru. A da ne spominjem činjenicu koliko je samo fina. Što se mene tiče, prženu rižu mogu jesti svaki dan i nikada mi neće dosaditi.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 12,48 kn po porciji / 24,95 kn za sve)

Za umak:

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

1 žlica tople vode (–)

1 žlica meda (1,00 kn)

2 žlice sojinog umaka (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

1 žličica jabučnog octa (0,03 kn)

½ žličice kukuruznog škroba (0,02 kn)

Za wok:

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,40 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 velike bukovače (2,00 kn)

4 šampinjona (4,00 kn)

1 crvena paprika (4,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

2 šalice kuhane hladne riže (1,50 kn)

2 žlice sezama (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Prvo spremite umak tako da u maloj posudi dobro izmiješate sve sastojke dok se sve ne rastopi i sjedini. Stavite na stranu. Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. U maloj zdjelici razmutite jaja.

Dvije žlice suncokreovog ulja dodajte u wok ili tavu, pa na jakoj vatri kratko prodinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite bukovače, kratko kuhajte, te dodajte i šampinjone. Nakon minutu-dvije dodajte papriku i sjeckani češnjak. Kuhajte uz miješanje nekoliko minuta prije nego što ubacite i mrkvu. Kada se sve kratko prokuha, pogurajte svo povrće i gljive na jednu stranu tave i dobro postružite sve sa dna.

Preostale dvije žlice ulja dodajte na prazni dio tave pa direktno na ulje ulijte razmućena jaja. Minutu-dvije kuhajte jaja, s time da ih špatulom nježno preklapajte sve dok ne budu gotova. Sada sve promiješajte te dodajte rižu. Pustite koju minutu da se riža ugrije i da se blago zahrska prije nego što sve zalijete pripremljenim umakom. Još jednom dobro promiješajte i odmah poslužite, posipano sezamom.

Mushroom and Veggie Fried Rice (vegetarian) / Pržena riža sa gljivama i povrćem (vegetarijanska)