Creamy Polenta with Mushroom Sauce and Braised Chard (vegetarian) / Kremasta palenta sa umakom od gljiva i blitvom (vegetarijanska)

If you’re looking for something cheap, quick and easy, look no further. This dish is all of the above and more. You can also easily veganize the recipe by using vegan butter and vegan cream. The veggie combo is also totally optional, so feel free to sub chard with kale, spinach, broccoli, green beans or whatever else your heart may desire.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 1.23 EUR per serving / 4.93 EUR for all)

For polenta:

5-6 cups water (–)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)t

1 cup cornmeal (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp butter (0.53 EUR)

For the mushroom sauce:

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

500 grams of Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 cup cooking cream (0.66 EUR)

For braised chard:

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

500 grams of Swiss chard (1.00 EUR)

2 garlic cloves (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. To prepare the polenta, bring 5 cups of salty water to a rolling boil. Add in cornmeal and cook for 5-10 minutes, while stirring continuously. If too thick, add in a bit more water. Also keep in mind that polenta will thicken up as it cools. Once done, stir in butter. Set aside.

To make the mushroom sauce, saute the onion on oil until slightly translucent. Add in the mushrooms, butter, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, until most of the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated. Stir in the cooking cream, allow it to warm up and turn off heat.

Make the braised chard by combining all of the ingredients in a deep skillet on high heat. Cover tightly with a lid and cook for a few minutes until the chard wilts down, while stirring occasionally.

Once all of the above is cooked, serve polenta with mushroom sauce and braised chard. All of these have similar cooking times, so you can easily prepare all of the components to the dish simultaneously.

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Ako ste u potrazi za nekim jeftinim, brzim i laganim jelom, ne gledajte dalje. Ova kombinacija je sve od navedenog, pa i više. Također recept lako možete veganizirati ako upotrijebite veganski maslac i vrhnje. Također, izbor povrća se može prilagoditi vašem osobnom ukusu, pa umjesto blitve slobodno možete uzeti kelj, špinat, brokulu, mahune ili štogod već volite.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 36,84 kn po porciji / 9,21 kn za sve)

Za palentu:

5-6 šalica vode (–)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica kukuruzne krupice (1,00 kn)

4 žlice maslaca (4,00 kn)

Za umak od gljiva:

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 šalica vrhnja za kuhanje (5,00 kn)

Za dinstanu blitvu:

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

500 g blitve (7,50 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Palentu priredite tako da pustite 5 šalica slane vode da zavriju. Dodajte kukuruznu krupicu te kuhajte 5-10 minuta uz učestalo miješanje. Ako je smjesa pregusta, dodajte još malo vode. Također, imajte na umu da će se palenta još dodatno zgusnuti kako se bude hladila. Kada je palenta kuhana, umiješajte maslac i stavite na stranu.

Za umak od gljiva prodinstajte luk na ulju koju minutu da postane staklast. Ubacite gljive, maslac, sol i papar. Kuhajte oko pet minuta, dok većina tekućine iz gljiva ne ispari. Umiješajte vrhnje za kuhanje, pustite da se ugrije, pa maknite sa vatre.

Blitvu priredite tako da sve sastojke pomiješate u dubljoj tavi na jakoj vatri. Čvrsto poklopite i kuhajte par minuta dok blitva ne povene. Povremeno promiješajte.

Kada je sve gotovo, palentu poslužite sa umakom od gljiva i blitvom. Pošto sve komponente imaju slično vrijeme kuhanja, sve možete lako tempirati da bude približno istovremeno gotovo.

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Creamy Polenta with Mushroom Sauce and Braised Chard (vegetarian) / Kremasta palenta sa umakom od gljiva i blitvom (vegetarijanska)

Lentil Veggie Pie (vegetarian, including a vegan option) / Pita od leće i povrća (vegetarijanska, uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Since I’ve baked my first savory pie with homemade flakey dough, I decided I wanted to try out a veggie version as well. The pie stuffing here is vegan, so if you have a favorite vegan pie dough recipe, use that and this pie easily gets 100% vegan. Since I already had an opened container of heavy cream at hand that I wanted to use up, I’ve left those experiments for a different pie baking adventure.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 pie / 2.66 EUR)

For the pie crust:

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.13 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup heavy cream (1.00 EUR)

1-2 tbsp water (–)

For the filling:

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

1 large carrot (0.10 EUR)

½ cup red lentils (0.33 EUR)

½ cup dry soya flakes (0.27 EUR)

½ cup tomato puree (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp dried parsley (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

1 and ½ to 2 cups veggie broth (0.13 EUR)

½ cup frozen peas (0.10 EUR)

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METHOD:

Make the pie dough by whisking together flour and salt. Add in heavy cream, then stir to combine. Knead the dough lightly, until you are able to shape it into a disc. If needed, add a tiny bit of water, a tablespoon at the time. Be sure not to overwork your dough, as you don’t want the gluten to go crazy, since that will make the dough tough and chewy. We’re going for flakey here, so patchy dough is perfect. Once the dough comes together, divide it into two. Shape each half into a disc, wrap individually in cling foil and refrigerate for at least half an hour, but up to three days in advance.

Prepare the filling. Wash, peel and chop all the veggies and rinse the lentils in a colander under running water. Saute the onion and carrots on oil for a few minutes until a bit caramelized, then add in the lentils, soya flakes, tomato puree, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, parsley and bay leaf. Add in 1 and ½ cups of veggie broth and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes, until the lentils are cooked through. If needed, add in a bit more veggie broth. Taste and adjust seasoning, turn off heat and stir in the frozen peas. No need to cook them up at all at this point, as they’ll finish cooking while the pie bakes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Roll out your pie dough into two thin sheets. Place one sheet into a bottom of a pie tin and prick it with fork. Add in the prepared filling, even out with a spatula, then cover with another sheet of dough. Be sure to cut a few holes in the top crust, so that the steam can escape while the pie is baking. Trim off the excess dough, then tightly wrap the top and bottom pie edges together.

Bake the pie between 1 hour and 1 hour and 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown on top. If your top crust is browning a bit too quickly, just lower the pie to the bottom third of the oven. Allow the pie to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving. This pie also reheats great, so you can enjoy it for several days.

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Sve od kada sam ispekla prvu slanu pitu sa domaćim prhkim tijestom, imam želju isprobati i varijantu sa povrćem. Nadjev je u ovoj piti veganski, tako da ako imate neki prokušani recept za vegansko tijesto, ovu pitu možete lako napraviti u 100% veganskoj verziji. Pošto sam ja već imala otvoreno pakiranje slatkog vrhnja koje sam htjela potrošiti, takva eksperimentiranja sam ipak odlučila ostaviti za neku drugu kuhinjsku avanturu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 pitu / 19,88 kn)

Za tijesto:

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica slatkog vrhnja (7,50 kn)

1-2 žlice vode (–)

Za nadjev:

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

1 velika mrkva (0,75 kn)

½ šalice crvene leće (2,50 kn)

½ šalice sušenih sojinih ljuskica (2,00 kn)

½ šalice pirea od rajčice (1,00 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žlica sušenog peršina (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

1 i ½ do 2 šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,00 kn)

½ šalice smrznutog graška (0,75 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Tijesto za pitu pripremite tako da skupa pomiješate brašno i sol. Dodajte slatko vrhnje, pa miješajte da se sjedini. Kratko promijesite tijesto, tek toliko koliko treba da ga formirate u disk. Po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode, žlicu po žlicu. Pazite da ne mijesite tijesto previše jer ne želite previše razraditi gluten, pošto će u tom slučaju pita biti žilava umjesto hrskava. Ako vam je smjesa prošarana flekama, to je savršeno. Tijesto podijelite na dva dijela, svaki spljoštite u disk, te ga čvrsto umotajte u prijanjajuću foliju. Stavite u hladnjak na barem pola sata, ali i do 3 dana unaprijed.

Pripremite nadjev. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Leću isperite u cjediljci pod tekućom vodom. Luk i mrkvu prodinstajte na ulju koju minutu da se lagano karameliziraju, pa onda dodajte leću, soju, pire od rajčice, češnjak, sol, papar, čili, papriku, peršin i lovor. Sve zalijte sa 1 i ½ šalicom povrtnog temeljca i pustite da zavrije. Krčkajte otklopljeno oko 15 minuta, dok se leća ne skuha, a po potrebi dodajte još malo temeljca. Kušajte i prilagodite začine. Maknite s vatre i umiješajte smrznuti grašak. Nema potrebe da ga sada kuhate u nadjevu jer će se sve zgotoviti kako se pita bude pekla.

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Tijesto za pitu razvaljajte u dvije tanke plahte. Jedan komad tijesta utisnite u kalup za pitu te ga izbockajte vilicom. Dodajte pripremljeni nadjev, poravnajte špatulom, pa poklopite drugom plahtom tijesta. Obavezno napravite par rupa na gornjem tijestu kako bi para za vrijeme pečenja mogla izaći van. Višak tijesta koji visi preko rubova odrežite, a rubove čvrsto spojite i zamotajte.

Pitu pecite između 1 sat i 1 sat i 10 minuta, dok ne bude hrskava i zlatno smeđa. Ako vam pita sa gornje strane prenaglo tamni dok se peče, spustite ju na donju trećinu pećnice. Pustite pitu da 10 do 15 minuta odmori prije nego ju narežete i poslužite. Ova pita se također i super podrgijava, tako da u njoj možete uživati i nekoliko dana.

Lentil Veggie Pie (vegetarian, including a vegan option) / Pita od leće i povrća (vegetarijanska, uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Super Quick Hummus Pesto Pasta (vegan) / Ultra brza tjestenina sa humusom i pesom (veganska)

We all need easy dishes like this one in our arsenal. Why, you ask? You have a work week from hell ahead of you? You are moving houses? You’re gonna have renovations at home? And you’re gonna order takeout, right? WRONG!!! You’re gonna take 10 minutes on the weekend to whip up this hummus and this pesto. Or buy a jar of pesto (vegan, if that’s your thing). Or buy both. And then you’re going to cook dinner in just a few minutes, when you come home exhausted. Or even meal prep this, as it tastes good cold and reheats quite well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 0.39 EUR per serving / 1.56 EUR for all)

500 grams dried pasta of choice (1.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup hummus (0.33 EUR)

3 tbsp pesto (0.20 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cook the pasta in salty water according to package instructions. Drain, but reserve a bit of pasta water for later. Add in hummus and pesto, then stir until well combined. If needed, add in a splash of reserved pasta water. Season generously with black pepper and serve immediately.

To take this dish up a notch, you can also throw in some fresh seasonal veggies. Or cook peas, broccoli, cauliflower or whatever else together with pasta. But it totally works on its own too and is super delicious.

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Svima nam u životu trebaju ovakva jednostavna jela. Zašto pitate se? Jer imate tjedan iz pakla na poslu. Ili se selite. Ili doma preuređujete nastambu. I onda ćete naručiti dostavu, je li tako? NEĆETE!!! Već ćete za vikend izdvojiti desetak minuta i pripremiti si ovaj humus i ovaj pesto. Ili kupiti teglu pesta (veganskog, ako je to vaša brija). Ili kupiti oboje. Ali ćete onda, kada doma dođete umorni, moći skuhati večeru u samo desetak minuta. Ili si pripremiti ovo jelo unaprijed, jer je ukusno i hladno, a i dobro se podgijava.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 2,92 kn po porciji / 11,66 kn za sve)

500 g tjestenine po izboru (7,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica humusa (2,50 kn)

3 žlice pesta (1,50 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Skuhajte tjesteninu u slanoj vodi prema uputama na pakiranju. Ocijedite, ali malo vode od kuhanja sačuvajte za kasnije. U tjesteninu umiješajte humus i pesto. Prema potrebi razrijedite sve sa vodom od kuhanja tjestenine. Dobro sve začinite paprom i odmah poslužite.

Ovo jednostavno jelo lako možete još podignuti tako da ubacite još i nešto svježeg sezonskog povrća. Ili skupa sa tjesteninom skuhajte i grašak, brokulu, cvjetaču ili štogod drugo vam se već svidi. Ali jelo funkcionira super i ovakvo kakvo je, te je veoma ukusno.

Super Quick Hummus Pesto Pasta (vegan) / Ultra brza tjestenina sa humusom i pesom (veganska)

Spicy Kale and Mushroom Sesame Noodles (vegetarian) / Pikantni rezanci sa keljom, gljivama i sezamom (vegetarijanski)

Noodles with whatever is in the fridge seem to be my all-time solution for busy and lazy days. And are also a great way to use up any leftovers. I greatly appreciate the flexibility of such impromptu meals, along with their short cooking time, of course.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.78 EUR per serving / 3.13 EUR for all)

250 grams of dried Chinese egg noodles (1.07 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

¼ head of kale (0.20 EUR)

6-8 shiitake mushrooms (0.40 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp soy sauce (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

4 tbsp sesame seeds (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Cook the noodles according to package instructions to al dente. Rinse well under cold water, drain and set aside. Wash and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl.

Place a wok or a deep skillet on medium-high heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add in the oil, kale, mushrooms, salt pepper and garlic. Stir, then cover with a lid and cook covered for about five minutes so the kale wilts down. Push everything to one side of the wok and turn out the egg to the empty pan bottom. Cook for a minute or two, while folding gently, until the egg is thoroughly cooked through.

Return the noodles to the wok, then add in soy sauce, ketchup, Gochujang and sesame oil. Give a good stir and cook briefly, until noodles are warmed up. Serve immediately sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Nudlsi sa onime što već imamo u hladnjaku moje su vječno rješenje za sve one užurbane i lijene dane. Također su i super opcija za iskoristiti bilo kakve ostatke. Jako cijenim fleksibilnost takvih improviziranih obroka, kao naravno i brzinu pripreme.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 5,84 kn po porciji / 23,36 kn za sve)

250 grama kineskih rezanaca s jajima (8,00 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

¼ glavice kelja (1,50 kn)

6-8 shiitaka (3,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

3 žličice soja sosa (3,00 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (1,00 kn)

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

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

4 žlice sezama (1,00 kn)

PIPREMA:

Tjesteninu skuhajte al dente prema uputama na pakiranju. Isperite dobro pod mlazom hladne vode i ocijedite, pa stavite na stranu. Operite i nasjeckajte povrće i gljive. Jaja razmutite u zdjelici.

Wok ili duboku tavu stavite na srednje jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugrije. Dodajte ulje, kelj, shiitake, sol, papar i češnjak. Promiješajte, pa poklopite wok i kuhajte jedno pet minuta da kelj povene. Sve pogurajte na jednu stranu woka, pa na prazno dno iskrenite jaja. Kuhajte jaja minutu-dvije, a špatulom ih nježno presavijajte, sve dok ne budu gotova.

U wok vratite rezance pa dodajte soja sos, kečap, Gochujang i sezamovo ulje. Sve dobro promiješajte i kratko kuhajte da se rezanci ugriju. Poslužite odmah posipano sa sezamom.

Spicy Kale and Mushroom Sesame Noodles (vegetarian) / Pikantni rezanci sa keljom, gljivama i sezamom (vegetarijanski)

Sweet Apple and Ginger Corn Bread / Slatka kukuruzna zlevanka sa jabukama i đumbirom

Since I liked a lot how my savory cheese and spinach cornbread recipe turned out, I naturally decided to take the sweet route and make a cornbread with apples. Because one can never have too many cakes in their arsenal.A good measure of dried ginger added a nice kick to it and I also find the apple and ginger combo really interesting and refreshing. If you are an apple lover and a cornbread lover, this simple cake is just the thing for you.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 squares / 0.28 EUR per square / 3.32 EUR for all)

For the batter:

1 and ½ cups corn flour (0.10 EUR)

½ cup all-purpose flour (0.03 EUR)

½ cup sugar (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground ginger (0.07 EUR)

3 eggs (0.60 EUR)

1 cup sour cream (0.53 EUR)

1 cup milk (0.33 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, melted (0.53 EUR)

For the topping:

4-5 apples (0.80 EUR)

3 tbsp sugar (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp cinnamon (0.13 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a square baking pan and line it with parchment paper, then set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger. Stir in the eggs, sour cream and milk, then finally fold in the melted butter. Transfer the batter to a prepared baking pan. Gently shake to even out.

Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Arrange the apple slices on top of the batter, then sprinkle generously with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the apples are golden and caramelized and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow the cornbread to cool for about ten minutes before slicing and serving.

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Pošto mi se jako dopalo kako mi je ispala slana zlevanka sa sirom i špinatom, naravno da sam se odlučila okušati i sa slatkim stvarima i ispeći zlevanku sa jabukama. Jer ne možete nikada imati previše kolača u svojem arsenalu. Dobra količina sušenog đumbira dala je dašak zanimljivog okusa, a meni je osobno također kombinacija jabuka i đumbira baš odlična i osvježavajuća. Ako volite jabuke i volite kukuruzne zlevanke, ovaj jednostavni kolač je baš za vas.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 komada / 2,03 kn po komadu / 24,37 kn za sve)

Za smjesu:

1 i ½ šalica kukuruznog brašna (0,75 kn)

½ šalice glatkog brašna (0,25 kn)

½ šalice šećera (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

1 žličica cimeta (0,50 kn)

1 žličica đumbira u prahu (0,50 kn)

3 jaja (4,50 kn)

1 šalica kiselog vrhnja (4,00 kn)

1 šalica mlijeka (2,50 kn)

4 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (4,00 kn)

Za jabuke:

4-5 jabuka (6,00 kn)

3 žlice šećera (0,15 kn)

1 žličica cimeta (0,50 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Namastite pravokutni protvan i obložite ga papirom za pečenje, pa ga stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli pomiješajte oba brašna, šećer, sol, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu, cimet i đumbir. Dodajte unutra jaja, kiselo vrhnje i mlijeko, pa na kraju umiješajte rastopljeni maslac. Nježno protresite protvan da se sve poravna.

Ogulite, čistite od sjemenki i tanko narežite jabuke. Kriške jabuka poslažite po kolaču, pa posipajte sa cimetom i šećerom. Pecite 40-50 minuta, dok jabuke ne budu zlatne i karamelizirane, a testni štapić koji upiknete ne izađe čist. Pustite da se zlevanka ohladi desetak minuta prije nego ju narežete i poslužite.

Sweet Apple and Ginger Corn Bread / Slatka kukuruzna zlevanka sa jabukama i đumbirom

Mixed Mushroom Fried Rice (Vegetarian) / Pržena riža sa miješanim gljivama (vegetarijanska)

Have some leftover rice and mushrooms in your fridge? Fear not, I have just the thing for you to make. This dish comes together in no time and tastes better than any takeout.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.19 EUR per serving / 4.74 EUR for all)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.04 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

8 Portobello mushrooms (0.53 EUR)

2-3 clusters of oyster mushrooms (1.00 EUR)

4 shiitake mushrooms (0.80 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

6 cups precooked cold rice (0.80 EUR)

3 tbsp ketchup (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp Sriracha (0.53 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and finely dice the onion. Clean and thinly slice all of the 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. Add in all of the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, then cook for 5-10 minutes, until slightly crispy and reduced in size.

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, ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir-fry for a few more minutes, until the rice slightly crisps up. Serve immediately, generously drizzled with Sriracha.

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Imate doma nešto gljiva i ostataka kuhane riže? Ne bojte se, imam baš pravu stvar za vas! Ovo ćete jelo pripremiti za čas, a sto puta je ukusnije od bilo koje dostave.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 8,12 kn po porciji / 32,46 kn za sve)

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

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

8 šampinjona (4,00 kn)

2-3 ‘grozda’ bukovača (7,50 kn)

4 shiitake (6,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

6 šalica kuhane hladne riže (3,00 kn)

3 žlice kečapa (0,75 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

4 žlice Sriracha umaka (4,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i sitno nasjeckajte luk. Očistite i tanko narežite sve 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. Ubacite sve gljive, začinite solju i paprom, pa kuhajte 5-10 minuta dok se malo ne zahrskaju i volumen im se ne smanji.

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, kečap, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Kuhajte uz povremeno miješanje još par minuta, dok se riža blago ne zahrska. Poslužite odmah, pokapano sa dobrom mjerom Srirache.

Mixed Mushroom Fried Rice (Vegetarian) / Pržena riža sa miješanim gljivama (vegetarijanska)

Cheesy Buckwheat and Veggie Casserole (vegetarian) / Složenac od heljde, sira i povrća (vegetarijanski)

This dish is super simple to make, but an absolute bomb. It’s also a great way to use up any leftovers, especially if you have some precooked buckwheat lying around. You could basically do this with any other grain as well. The casserole itself is very filling and satisfying and can also be prepared in advance to reheat when necessary.

I’ve tried baking the casserole both in muffin tins and in a small ramekin and I feel that the ramekin is a better option here, as the texture was too delicate and the muffins simply wouldn’t hold themselves together. However, they still tasted great and were a great portable option, as long as I left everything intact for transport in the silicone muffin molds.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 0.91 EUR per serving / 5.44 EUR for all)

For buckwheat:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large purple onion (0.13 EUR)

2 garlic cloves (0.07 EUR)

1 cup raw buckwheat (0.67 EUR)

2 and ½ cups vegetable broth (0.33 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

Large handful of fresh baby spinach (0.67 EUR)

For the casserole:

3 eggs (0.60 EUR)

1 cup crème fraiche (0.67 EUR)

1 cup farmer’s cheese (0.80 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

2 cups shredded cheese (0.93 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and peel all the veggies. Finely dice the onion and mince garlic. Add the oil to a pot on high heat. Saute onion for about five minutes until translucent, then add in garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant. Add in buckwheat, veggie broth, garlic powder, salt, pepper, tomato paste, Gochujang and bay leaf. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce heat and cook with a lid cracked open for 10-15 minutes, until buckwheat is cooked through.

Meanwhile, while the buckwheat is cooking, shred the carrot on a box grater. Once the buckwheat is done, remove from heat and stir in spinach and shredded carrot. Put the lid back on and the veggies will wilt down from residual heat. Allow the buckwheat to cool a bit before proceeding, so you can also cook the buckwheat in advance, up to few days ahead.

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Lightly grease a baking dish and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, crème fraiche, farmer’s cheese and salt. Stir about two thirds of cheese mix into cooled buckwheat, along with half of the shredded cheese. Transfer the buckwheat into a prepared baking dish, top with remaining egg mixture and sprinkle with reserved cheese. Crack some black pepper on top and bake for about 30 minutes, until bubbly and golden-brown on top. Serve warm.

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Ovo jelo je jako jednostavno za pripremiti, a totalna je bomba. Također je izvrstan način da iskoristite razne ostatke, a posebno ako vam se pri ruci nađe i kuhane heljde. Zapravo bi ste umjesto heljde lako mogli upotrijebiti i bilo koju drugu žitaricu. Ovaj je složenac super zasitan i ukusan, a također se možete pripremiti i unaprijed te podgrijati prema potrebi.

Ja sam složenac pokušala peći i u maloj posudi i kalupima za mafine, a čini mi se da je posuda bila bolja opcija jer je tekstura složenca predelikatna, pa mafini nisu baš najbolje držali oblik. Svejedno su bili jako ukusni i dobra prijenosna opcija, sve dok bi složenac držala u silikonskim mafin kalupima prilikom transporta.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 6,78 kn po porciji / 40,67 kn za sve)

Za heljdu:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki ljubičasti luk (1,00 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka (0,50 kn)

1 šalica sirove heljde (5,00 kn)

2 i ½ šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,50 kn)

½ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

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

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

Veliki pregršt svježeg baby špinata (5,00 kn)

Za složenac:

3 jaja (4,50 kn)

1 šalica milerama (5,00 kn)

1 šalica svježeg sira (6,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

2 šalice ribanog sira (7,00 kn)

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

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i ogulite sve povrće. Fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Ulje stavite u lonac na jakoj vatri, pa pet minuta prodinstajte luk, dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite češnjak te kuhajte minutu da zamiriši. Dodajte heljdu, temeljac, češnjak u prahu, sol, papar, koncentrat od rajčice, Gochujang i lovor. Pustite da zavrije, pa smanjite vatru i kuhajte 10-15 minuta sa odškrinutim poklopcem, dok heljda ne bude gotova.

U međuvremenu, dok se heljda kuha, naribajte mrkvu. Kada je heljda gotova, maknite ju s vatre i umiješajte u nju špinat i ribanu mrkvu. Vratite poklopac na lonac i ostavite da miruje, kako bi povrće povenulo od zaostale topline. Pustite da se heljda ohladi prije nego nastavite, tako da heljdu zapravo možete skuhati i do par dana unaprijed.

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Lagano namastite posudu za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U zdjelici pomiješajte jaja, mileram, svježi sir i sol. Oko dvije trećine te smjese umiješajte u ohlađenu heljdu skupa sa pola količine ribanog sira. Heljdu sada preselite u pripremljenu posudu, pa po vrhu rasporedite ostatak smjese svježeg sira i jaja i posipajte preostalim ribanim sirom. Začinite crnim paprom i pecite oko 30 minuta, dok sve ne bude lijepo zapečeno i zlatno-smeđe. Poslužite toplo.

Cheesy Buckwheat and Veggie Casserole (vegetarian) / Složenac od heljde, sira i povrća (vegetarijanski)