Easy Veggie and Brown Rice Risotto (vegan) / Jednostavni rižoto od povrća i smeđe riže (vegan)

If you haven’t been fully appalled by my lazy and not-at-all-legit way of cooking risotto, here’s another equally simple recipe for you from the same arsenal. I decided to use only a broccoli stalk in this recipe which would otherwise go to waste and saved the broc florets for something else. The main reasoning for this was the stalk’s longer cooking time, as the florets would basically turn into a grey mush by the end.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.52 EUR per serving / 3.09 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

3 carrots (0.30 EUR)

1 broccoli stalk (0.67 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp curry powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

1 cup frozen peas (0.20 EUR)

2 cups brown rice (0.80 EUR)

6 cups veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and finely dice all the veggies. Add the oil, onion, fresh garlic, carrots and broccoli stalk to a pot and saute for a few minutes until veggies slightly caramelize. Add in bay leaf, basil, curry, paprika, garlic powder, red pepper, salt and black pepper, stir and cook for just a minute so the spices become fragrant. Finally, add in tomato paste, peas, rice and veggie broth. Give a good stir and bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for 45 minutes, until rice is thoroughly cooked through. Stir occasionally and add a splash of water as needed. Serve immediately or portion out for later.

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Ako niste bili u potpunosti zgroženi mojim lijenim i nimalo legitimnim načinom kuhanja rižota, evo vam još jedan jednako jednostavan recept iz istog arsenala. U ovoj sam kombinaciji odlučila iskoristiti samo stabljiku brokule (čisto da se ne baci), a ne i cvjetiće koje sam sačuvala za neki drugi recept. Glavni razlog za to je bio što se stabljika kuha puno duže, a cvjetići su brzo gotovi pa bi se u ovom jelu samo pretvorili u sivu kašu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 3,84 kn po porciji / 23,06 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

3 mrkve (2,25 kn)

1 stabljika brokule (5,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

1 žličica curry praha (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

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

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog graška (1,50 kn)

2 šalice smeđe riže (6,00 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ulje, luk, svježi češnjak, mrkve i stabljiku brokule ubacite u lonac na jakoj vatri, pa par minuta dinstajte da se povrće blago karamelizira. Dodajte lovor, bosiljak, curry, papriku, češnjak u prahu, čili, sol i papar, promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu da vam začini zamiriše. Sada dodajte i koncentrat rajčice, grašak, rižu i temeljac. Promiješajte i pustite da zavrije, pa smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 45 minuta, sve dok riža nije do kraja kuhana. Povremeno promiješajte i ako treba dodajte još malo vode. Poslužite odmah ili rasporedite u porcije za kasnije.

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Easy Veggie and Brown Rice Risotto (vegan) / Jednostavni rižoto od povrća i smeđe riže (vegan)

Kale and Chickpea Stew (vegan) / Varivo od kelja i slanutka (vegansko)

This stew is cheap, simple and easy. It yields a nice big batch so you’re settled for the whole week. Basically, it’s a perfect meal. So tune in if you’re a kale fan and need some inspiration.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.46 EUR per serving / 2.78 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

4 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.01 EUR)

4 cups veggie broth (0.27 EUR)

1 can of diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

½ of large kale head (0.30 EUR)

3 cups cooked chickpeas (0.60 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies. Add oil, onion, garlic and carrots to a large pot on high heat and saute for a few minutes, until veggies are slightly caramelized. Add in salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, smoked and Hungarian paprika, basil and bay leaf, stir and cook for just a minute, so the spices become fragrant. Add in flour, give a good stir and add about a cup of veggie broth. Stir well, until all of the flour is dissolved in broth and no lumps remain. Simmer for about five minutes before stirring in the remaining broth, tomatoes, kale and chickpeas.

Bring everything to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer on low with a lid cracked open for 20-30 minutes. If needed, add a splash more of water to the veggies and stir occasionally. Serve warm or portion out to reheat later on.

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Ovo varivo je jeftino, jednostavno i lako za pripremiti. Od recepta dobijete priličnu količinu, pa ste što se kuhanja tiče odmah mirni za više dana. Radi toga je to po meni savršeno jelo, a ako ste ljubitelj kelja i treba vam malo inspiracije, nastavite čitati.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 3,75 kn po porciji / 22,51 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

4 žlice glatkog brašna (0,20 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (4,00 kn)

½ velike glavice kelja (3,00 kn)

3 šalice kuhanog slanutka (4,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ulje, luk, češnjak i mrkve stavite u veliki lonac na jakoj vatri, pa dinstajte par minuta da se sve blago karamelizira. Dodajte, sol, papapr, čili, češnjak, slatku i dimljenu papriku, bosiljak i lovor, promiješajte, te pustite samo minutu da začini zamiriše. Ubacite brašno, promiješajte i zalijte sa šalicom temeljca. Sve jako dobro promiješajte da se brašno skroz rastopi u temeljcu i ne ostanu grudice. Krčkajte oko pet minuta, prije nego u smjesu umiješate preostali temeljac, pelate, kelj i slanutak.

Pustite da sve zavrije, smanjite vatru, pa krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-30 minuta. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode, a s vremena na vrijeme i promiješajte. Poslužite toplo ili rasporedite u porcije da kasnije samo podgrijete.

Kale and Chickpea Stew (vegan) / Varivo od kelja i slanutka (vegansko)

Lazy Braised Mussels / Dagnje na lijenu buzaru

This recipe is really great for hot summer days, as it comes together super quickly which means minimal time sweating next to your hot stove. I’m personally a big fan of mussels, but definitely not a fan of scrubbing their shells clean and getting rid of all the seaweed. But frozen cleaned mussels enter the stage here and make life immensely easier.

To make this recipe even tastier with more complex flavors, sub the water with white wine. We were out of wine however, so water was also fine.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 1.57 EUR per serving / 3.14 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of dried rosemary (0.02 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

250 grams cleaned frozen mussels, thawed (2.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp dried parsley (0.07 EUR)

¼ cup water (–)

Juice of a lemon (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Rinse the thawed mussels in a colander under cold water and leave to drain. In the meantime, finely dice the onion and mince garlic. Add olive oil, onion and garlic to a skillet on medium heat and saute for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in bay leaf, rosemary, butter, tomato paste, mussels, salt, pepper and parsley and give it a toss. Add a bit of water (or wine, if using) and allow it all to simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and drizzle generously with lemon juice. Serve immediately with pasta, rice or with nice crusty bread.

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Recept u nastavku je savršen za vruće ljetne dane, pošto je gotov za tili čas što znači minimalno znojenje za vrućim štednjakom. Osobno sam veliki ljubitelj dagnji, ali nisam nikakao ljubitelj procedure ribanja i čišćenja njihovih ljuštura. Srećom, kao spas ovdje dolaze zamrznute očišćene dagnje.

Da bi ovaj recept bio još ukusniji i sa kompleksnijim aromama, umjesto vode upotrijebite bijelo vino. Mi ga nismo imali doma, tako da je i voda poslužila svrsi i sve je ispalo dobro.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 11,71 kn po porciji / 23,42 za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog ružmarina (0,15 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

250 grama očišćenih smrznutih dagnji, odmrznutih (15,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žlica sušenog peršina (0,50 kn)

¼ šalice vode (–)

Sok od 1 limuna (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Odmrznute dagnje isperite u cjediljci pod mlazom hladne vode i pustite ih da se ocijede. U međuvremenu fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Maslinovo ulje, luk i češnjak stavite u tavu na srednje jaku vatru i dinstajte par minuta da zamiriše i omekšaju. Dodajte lovor, ružmarin, maslac, koncentrat rajčice, dagnje, sol, papar i peršin, pa sve dobro promiješajte. Podlijte sa malo vode (ili vina, ako ga koristite), pa pustite da se lagano krčka 5-10 minuta. Maknite s vatre i zalijte sa limunovim sokom. Poslužite odmah sa tjesteninom, rižom ili komadom finog hrskavog kruha.

Lazy Braised Mussels / Dagnje na lijenu buzaru

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Brown Rice Risotto (vegetarian) / Rižoto od smeđe riže, gljiva i kozjeg sira (vegetarijanski)

I have a confession to make. I never cook risotto the right way, which involves infinite stirring and adding the hot, yet not quite boiling, liquid in bit by bit. Yes, I am aware that the Italian people, gourmets, proper chefs and most foodies are rolling their eyes right now in severe disapproval. However, I am lazy and value my own comfort and time more than any food related rules, especially those which I do not fully understand.

If you are okay with the above, keep reading. If, on the other hand, you find me calling the dish below a risotto thoroughly offensive, I really suggest you stop paying attention right now, because it will only get worse from this point on.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 1.13 EUR per serving / 4.53 EUR for all)

1 tsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

500 grams Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

2 cups brown rice (0.80 EUR)

4 cups water (–)

1 cup cooking cream (0.66 EUR)

1 cup shredded mature goat cheese (0.66 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and finely dice the onion. Clean and thinly slice the mushrooms. Add the onion and oil to a pot on high heat and saute for a few minutes, until slightly translucent. Throw in butter, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Give a good stir and cook until the mushrooms release their liquid. Add in rice and water, give a good stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook covered for about 40 minutes, until the rice is thoroughly cooked through. Stir occasionally and add in a splash more of water, if needed.

Once the rice is done, stir in cooking cream and shredded cheese. If you are not a fan of goat cheese, you can easily swap it for any other hard cheese like Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano. Turn off heat, taste and adjust seasonings, then cover and allow it to sit undisturbed for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm. This also reheats great, which can only mean meal prep!

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Moram vam nešto priznati. Nikad ne kuham rižoto na ispravan način – onaj koji uključuje beskonačno miješanje i polagano dodavanje vruće, ali ne baš kipuće, tekućine. Da, da, svjesna sam činjenice da svi Talijani, gurmani, pravi kuhari i fudiji sada kolutaju očima u potpunom neodobravanju. Međutim, ja sam lijena i cijenim svoje vrijeme i ugodu puno više od nekih pravila vezanih uz hranu, a posebice onih koje baš do kraja i ne razumijem.

Ako sa time nemate nekih problema, samo nastavite čitati. S druge strane, ako je moje proglašenje jela u nastavku rižotom za vas u najmanju ruku uvredljivo, bolje da se sada zaustavite jer će stvari nakon uvoda biti samo još gore.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 8,50 kn po porciji / 34,01 kn za sve)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 šalice smeđe riže (6,00 kn)

4 šalice vode (–)

1 šalica vrhnja za kuhanje (5,00 kn)

1 šalica ribanog tvrdog kozjeg sira (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i fino nasjeckajte luk. Gljive očistite i narežite na tanke listiće. Luk i ulje stavite u lonac na jakoj vatri pa dinstajte par minuta dok luk ne bude staklast. Dodajte maslac, gljive, sol i papar. Dobro promiješajte pa ostavite da gljive puste tekućinu. Sada ubacite rižu i vodu, dobro promiješajte, te kuhajte poklopljeno 40-tak minuta, dok riža ne bude gotova. Povremeno promiješajte, a po potrebi dodajte još malo vode.

Kada je riža kuhana, umiješajte vrhnje za kuhanje i ribani sir. Ako niste fan kozjeg sira, slobodno upotrijebite parmezan, Grana Padano ili neki slični tvrdi sir. Maknite rižoto s vatre, kušajte i prilagodite začine, te poklopite i ostavite da miruje 5-10 minuta. Poslužite toplo. Ovaj rižoto se također i super podgrijava, pa ga možete spremiti unaprijed i imati gotov ručak za užurbani tjedan.

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Brown Rice Risotto (vegetarian) / Rižoto od smeđe riže, gljiva i kozjeg sira (vegetarijanski)

Bean, Quinoa, Lentil and Sausage Stew / Varivo od graha, kvinoje i leće sa kobasicama

I had various leftovers at home and decided to whip up a huge pot of stew to feed us in the upcoming week. So this is an odd, yet delicious mix of things like quinoa and bacon, which in many peoples’ minds maybe doesn’t fit together at all. But I’m happy to report that this marriage was a delicious and a happy one, though. Naturally, as always, you do you and adapt where you see fit, following the directions where your fridge and pantry stocks nudge you.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8 generous servings / 0.90 EUR per serving / 7.17 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

1 red horn pepper (0.33 EUR)

2 large smoked sausages (2.00 EUR)

Small chunk of bacon (0.67 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

1 cup red lentils (0.67 EUR)

1 cup quinoa (1.00 EUR)

4 cups precooked cannellini beans (0.80 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 and ½ tsp salt (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

8 cups water (–)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies. Cut the sausages into coins and roughly chop the bacon. Wash quinoa and lentils in a fine mesh colander under running water. Add the oil to a big pot and saute onion on high heat for a few minutes, until slightly translucent. Add in fresh garlic, carrots and horn pepper. Cook briefly, so that the veggies start to caramelize, before adding in the sausages and bacon. Give a good stir and let it cook for about five minutes.

Add in diced tomatoes, lentils, quinoa, beans, parsley, bay leaf, paprika, garlic powder, chili, salt, black pepper and water. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce heat and cook with a lid cracked open for about 45 minutes, while stirring occasionally. If needed, add in a bit more water. Serve warm. This stew reheats great and will keep refrigerated for up to five days. It also freezes very well.

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Pošto sam doma imala raznih ostataka, odlučila sam nam smućkati veliki lonac grah variva da nas hrani kroz tjedan. Tako da sam na kraju dobila ovakav čudnjikav, ali i jako ukusan miks na prvi pogled nespojivih stvari kao što su kvinoja i špek. Međutim, konačni je rezultat ispao odlično. Naravno, kao i uvijek, vi slobodno prilagodite sastojke, kako vlastitom ukusu, tako i onome što vam je doma pri ruci u hladnjaku i špajzi.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8 izdašnih porcija / 6,69 kn po porciji / 53,57 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

1 crvena paprika roga (2,50 kn)

2 velike dimljene kobasice (15,00 kn)

Mali komadić slanine (5,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckane rajčice (4,00 kn)

1 šalica crvene leće (5,00 kn)

1 šalica kvinoje (7,50 kn)

4 šalice kuhanog bijelog graha (6,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

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

1 i ½ žličica soli (0,02 kn)

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

8 šalica vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Kobasice narežite na novčiće, a slaninu na par krupnih komada. U mrežastoj cjediljci dobro isperite kvinoju i leću pod mlazom vode. Dodajte ulje u veliki lonac, pa na jakoj vatri par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, mrkvu i papriku rogu. Kratko kuhajte tako da se povrće blago karamelizira, te onda ubacite kobasice i slaninu. Dobro promiješajte te ostavite kuhati pet minuta.

U lonac dodajte sjeckane rajčice, leću, kvinoju, grah, lovor, slatku papriku, češnjak u prahu, čili, sol, papar i vodu. Pustite da zavrije, pa smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 45 minuta. Povremeno promiješajte, a po potrebi dodajte još malo vode. Poslužite toplo. Ovo se varivo super podgrijava i smrzava, a u hladnjaku će držati do pet dana.

Bean, Quinoa, Lentil and Sausage Stew / Varivo od graha, kvinoje i leće sa kobasicama

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.

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

Chicken and Garlic Green Bean Stir-Fry / Piletina i mahune sa češnjakom iz woka

This stir fry-is super quick and easy to make and hence an excellent option to keep in your arsenal for busy weeknight days. It also reheats great, so you can whip up some extra for meal prep. In this recipe I used pork lard for frying, but feel free to substitute this with neutral oil of your choice.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.94 EUR per serving / 3.76 EUR for all)

For the meat:

1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (2.00 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

1 tsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.13 EUR)

500 grams frozen green beans (1.00 EUR)

Pinch of red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

Optional for serving:

2 tbsp Sriracha (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry the meat, then cut it into small cubes and toss together with salt and pepper. Place a wok on medium-high heat and fry the meat in a bit of pork lard until crispy. I suggest you fry the meat in two or three small batches to ensure the maximum crispiness. Towards the end of frying, sprinkle the meat with corn starch and cook for additional minute or two. Remove all the meat from wok and set aside.

Add a bit more lard to the same wok and throw in minced garlic, green beans and red pepper flakes. Cover your wok with a lid and cook for about five minutes, until the green beans are cooked through, while stirring occasionally. Return the meat to the wok, add in soy sauce and sesame oil, give a good stir and cook for additional minute or two.

Serve immediately over a bed of cooked rice, drizzled with Sriracha and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Ovo jelo iz woka je jako brzo i jednostavno za pripremiti pa je stoga super za imati u arsenalu kada vam treba nešto za užurbani tjedan. Također se i dobro podgrijava pa je dobra opcija i za prirediti unaprijed. Ja sam u ovom receptu upotrijebila svinjsku mast za prženje, ali vi ju slobodno zamijenite sa nekim neutralnim uljem po vašem izboru.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,05 kn po porciji / 28,21 kn za sve)

Za meso:

1 velika pileća prsa bez kosti i kože (15,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

1 žlica kukuruznog škroba (0,10 kn)

Za wok:

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka, sjeckana (1,00 kn)

500 g smrznutih zelenih mahuna (7,50 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

Po izboru za posluživanje:

2 žlice Srirache (2,00 kn)

2 žlice sezama (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom posušite meso. Narežite ga na kockice, pa začinite sa solju i paprom. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na srednje jaku vatru, pa na svinjskoj masti ispržite meso dok ne bude hrskavo. Moja je sugestija da meso pržite u dvije ili tri manje ture radi maksimalne hrskavoće. Prema kraju prženja posipajte meso sa kukuruznim škrobom i pržite još dodatnu minutu-dvije. Svo meso maknite iz woka i držite sa strane.

U isti wok dodajte još malo masti i ubacite unutra sjeckani češnjak, mahune i čili. Poklopite wok i kuhajte oko pet minuta dok mahune ne omekšaju. Prema potrebi koji puta promiješajte. Meso vratite u wok, dodajte soja sos i sezamovo ulje, te dobro promiješajte. Kuhajte još koju minutu.

Poslužite odmah preko kuhane riže, pokapano Srirachom i posipano sezamom.

Chicken and Garlic Green Bean Stir-Fry / Piletina i mahune sa češnjakom iz woka