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

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

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INGREDIENTS:

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

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp butter (0.53 EUR)

500 grams Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

1 cup green lentils (0.67 EUR)

1 cup rice (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

3 cups water (–)

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METHOD:

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

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

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

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

SASTOJCI:

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

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja čenjaka (1,00 kn)

4 žlice maslaca (4,00 kn)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

1 šalica zelene leće (5,00 kn)

1 šalica riže (2,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,25 kn)

3 šalice vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

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

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

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

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

Lentil and Yellow Bean Spicy Stew (vegan) / Pikantno varivo od leće i žutih mahuna (vegan)

I’m in a super lazy phase when it comes to cooking these days so I’m looking into easy and no-fuss recipes that can be whipped up quickly. Dishes which I can make in big batches and reheat later as needed are currently my BFFs. I don’t know if it’s the weather, very busy period at work, or just life, but man, I am so ready for a vacation (which isn’t happening for another month D:). Anyhow, here’s a super easy and tasty recipe for you guys, so enjoy.IMGP6548

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.88 EUR per serving / 3.53 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion, diced (0.10 EUR)

1 can of tomatoes (0.80 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.13 EUR)

500 grams frozen yellow beans (1.00 EUR)

1 cup red lentils (1.00 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 cups water (–)

Small bunch of fresh parsley, chopped (0.20 EUR)

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Saute onion on olive oil until slightly translucent. Add in canned tomatoes and garlic, then smash down the tomatoes into smaller chunks with your spatula. This is also very therapeutic if you had to deal with annoying people at work for half a day. Allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes, then dump in yellow beans, lentils, paprika, Gochujang, salt and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook with a lid cracked open for about 20 minutes, while stirring occasionally. If needed, add a splash more of water. Remove from heat, stir in chopped parsley and serve warm.IMGP6553


Ovih sam dana u nekoj jako lijenoj fazi kada je u pitanju kuhanje, pa tražim lagane recepte bez puno komplikacija, koji se brzo mogu smutiti. Jela koja mogu napraviti u velikim porcijama i kasnije podgrijati po potrebi su mi trenutno najbolji frendovi. Nemam pojma da li je to zbog vremena, užasno ubzranog tempa na poslu, ili jednostavno života, ali ljudi moji, spremna sam za godišnji (koji se neće desiti još mjesec dana, grrr D:). Uglavnom, evo vam jedan jako jednostavan i ukusan recept, pa uživajte.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 6,61 kn po porciji / 26,42 kn za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk, narezan na kockice (0,75 kn)

1 konzerva pelata (6,00 kn)

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

500 grama smrznutih žutih mahuna (7,50 kn)

1 šalica crvene leće (7,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

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

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

2 šalice vode (–)

Mali pregršt peršina, sitno nasjeckanog (1,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Prodinstajte luk na maslinovom ulju dok ne bude staklast. Dodajte pelate i češnjak, pa pelate špatulom izgnječite u manje komade. Ovo je jako terapeutski ako ste se cijeloga dana na poslu bavili sa napornim ljudima. Pustite da se krčka 5-10 minuta, pa ubacite unutra mahune, leću, papriku, Gochujang, sol i vodu. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 20 minuta, uz povremeno miješanje. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode. Maknite sa vatre, umiješajte nasjeckani peršin i poslužite toplo.

Lentil and Yellow Bean Spicy Stew (vegan) / Pikantno varivo od leće i žutih mahuna (vegan)

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

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

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INGREDIENTS:

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

2 cucumbers (0.27 EUR)

1 green pepper (0.20 EUR)

1 small onion (0.06 EUR)

2 tomatoes (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp lemon juice (0.27 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

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METHOD:

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

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

SASTOJCI:

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

2 krastavca (2,00 kn)

1 paprika babura (1,50 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 paradajza (1,50 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice limunovog soka (2,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

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

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

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

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

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INGREDIENTS:

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

For the dressing:

Small piece of fresh ginger, grated (0.01 EUR)

1 garlic clove, minced (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp lemon juice (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp water (–)

Pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

For the salad:

1 small carrot (0.07 EUR)

½ small onion (0.03 EUR)

1 block of smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

Big handful of lettuce (0.67 EUR)

1 cup of bean sprouts (1.00 EUR)

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METHOD:

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

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

SASTOJCI:

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

Za dresing:

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

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

2 žlice soja sosa (0,50 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

2 žlice soka od limuna (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

1 žlica vode (–)

Prstohvat sušenog chilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

2 žlice sjemenki sezama (0,50 kn)

Za salatu:

1 manja mrkva (0,50 kn)

½ manjeg luka (0,25 kn)

1 dimljeni tofu (7,50 kn)

Veliki pregršt zelene salate (5,00 kn)

1 šalica grahovih klica (7,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

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

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

Omelet Sandwiches / Omlet sendviči

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

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 serving / 1.29 EUR)

For sandwiches:

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

1 tbsp crème fraîche (0.13 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

4 slices of ham (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp shredded cheese (0.40 EUR)

2 slices of dense stale bread (0.13 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

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

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

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 porciju / 9,66 kn)

Za sendviče:

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

1 žlica milerama (1,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,10 kn)

4 šnite šunke (3,00 kn)

3 žlice ribanog sira (3,00 kn)

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

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

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

Omelet Sandwiches / Omlet sendviči

Crunchy Tuna Salad / Hrskava salata of tune

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

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INGREDIENTS:

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

1 can of tuna (1.73 EUR)

2 salted anchovy fillets (0.27 EUR)

1/3 cup pitted olives (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp capers (0.27 EUR)

Large handful of mixed greens (1.00 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp lemon juice (0.27 EUR)

Small pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

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METHOD:

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

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

SASTOJCI:

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

1 konzerva tune (13,00 kn)

2 slana fileta inčuna (2,00 kn)

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

2 žlice kapara  (2,00 kn)

Veliki pregršt miješane salate (7,50 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice limunovog soka (2,00 kn)

Mali prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

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

Crunchy Tuna Salad / Hrskava salata of tune

Creamy Chicken with Vegetables and Herbs / Piletina u kremastom umaku od vrhnja sa povrćem i začinskim biljem

Yes, another chicken recipe! I’ve been craving chicken in cream sauce for a while, so naturally I cooked a humongous batch to eat to my heart’s desire. The only problem with this dish is that it’s so good you’ll have a hard time putting your fork down, so consider yourselves warned.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8 servings / 1.58 EUR per serving / 12.62 EUR for all)

For the chicken:

3 chicken breasts (8.00 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

4 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.05 EUR)

For cream sauce:

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

1 large zucchini (0.67 EUR)

4 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

2 cups of cooking cream (2.00 EUR)

Handful of fresh chives (0.20 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.20 EUR)

For serving:

8 cups cooked rice (0.80 EUR)

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METHOD:

Remove bone and skin from chicken breasts then cut the meat in small chunks. Toss with salt and pepper, so all of the pieces are coated, and allow it to sit a bit. While the chicken is resting wash and peel your veggies. Dice the onion, shred zucchini and carrots on a box grater, mince garlic and chop up chives and parsley.

In a medium-sized pot roast chicken pieces in a few batches on sunflower oil until crispy. Add a bit more oil to the pot as necessary. Remove all chicken pieces from the pot, deglaze with a bit of water and pour all the delicious juices over chicken. Set the meat aside.

Add remaining tablespoon of oil to the pot and saute onion until slightly translucent. Add in zucchini, carrot and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 10 minutes until most of the water from the veggies evaporates, while stirring occasionally. Return the meat to the pot, pour cooking cream over everything and stir to combine. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens to desired consistency. Finally stir in chives and parsley and serve over cooked rice.

This dish reheats great, so you’ll be all set if you’re making a big batch to take to work.

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Da, još jedan recept s piletinom! Već mi se duže vrijeme jede piletina u umaku od vrhnja, pa sam naravno skuhala enormnu količinu da mogu to tamaniti do mile volje. Jedini je problem sa ovim jelom što je toliko fino da će vam biti teško ostaviti vilicu. Smatrajte se upozorenima.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8 porcija / 11,83 kn po porciji / 94,62 kn za sve)

Za piletinu:

3 pilećih prsa (60,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,40 kn)

Za umak:

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

1 velika tikvica (5,00 kn)

4 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 šalice vrhnja za kuhanje (15,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg vlasca (1,50 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,50 kn)

Za posluživanje:

8 šalica kuhane riže (6,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Odkoštite pileća prsa i skinite kožu, pa narežite meso na manje komadiće. Pomiješajte sa soli i paprom da svi komadi budu obloženi, pa ostavite da malo odstoji. Dok meso odmara, operite i ogulite svo povrće. Narežite luk na kockice, naribajte tikvicu i mrkvu, te fino nasjeckajte češnjak, vlasac i peršin.

U loncu srednje veličine u nekoliko manjih tura na ulju ispecite komadiće piletine da se zahrskaju. Po potrebi dodajte malo po malo ulja. Maknite sve komadiće mesa iz lonca, a sa malo vode otopite sve što se uhvatilo na dnu lonca i prelijte te ukusne sokove preko piletine. Stavite na stranu.

U lonac dodajte preostalu žlicu ulja, pa prodinstajte luk da bude staklast. Ubacite tikvicu, mrkvu i češnjak, začinite sa soli i paprom, te kuhajte uz povremeno miješanje desetak minuta da većina vode iz povrća ispari. Vratite meso u lonac, prelijte preko svega vrhnje za kuhanje i dobro promiješajte. Kuhajte par minuta da se umak zgusne do željene konzistencije. Na kraju umiješajte vlasac i peršin te poslužite preko kuhane riže.

Ovo se jelo super podgrijava tako da ćete imati riješen ručak za ponijeti na posao ako skuhate veću količinu.

Creamy Chicken with Vegetables and Herbs / Piletina u kremastom umaku od vrhnja sa povrćem i začinskim biljem