Mushroom and Kale Spätzle (vegetarian) / Spätzle sa gljivama i keljom (vegetarijanske)

Oh, hey, look, it’s a one-pot pasta dish! I haven’t made any of those in a while, which needs to be promptly corrected. I used fresh store-bought Spätzle in the recipe, but you’re more than welcome to substitute them with any other type of fresh or dried pasta. Just keep in mind that dried pasta will require more liquid and a longer cooking time to thoroughly cook, so adjust accordingly.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.25 EUR per serving / 5.01 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

500 grams of Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

½ small head of kale (0.20 EUR)

500 grams of Spätzle (1.33 EUR)

2 cups vegetable broth (0.13 EUR)

½ cup finely grated hard cheese (0.67 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies. Clean and thinly slice the mushrooms. Place a deep skillet on high heat and sauté the onion until translucent. Add in garlic, stir and cook for a minute or two before adding in butter, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Give a good stir and cook for a few minutes until the mushrooms decrease in volume. Stir in kale and cover the skillet with a lid so the kale can wilt down.

After about 2-3 minutes, add Spätzle and vegetable broth to the skillet. Give a good stir, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for a few minutes, until the liquid is mostly absorbed and the pasta is done. Just be sure to give a good stir every now and then so that the paste doesn’t stick to the pot. Once the pasta is done, remove from heat and stir in grated cheese (I used Grana Padano). Taste and adjust seasoning and serve immediately.

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Evo vam jedan super recept za tjesteninu gdje ćete zaprljati samo jedan lonac. Već dugo nisam objavila ništa tog tipa, pa to treba pod hitno ispraviti. Ja sam upotrijebila svježe kupovne spätzle (iz Lidla), ali vi slobodno uzmite bilo kakvu drugu svježu ili sušenu tjesteninu. Samo imajte na umu da će vam za sušenu tjesteninu trebati više tekućine, a i samo vrijeme kuhanja će biti duže, pa stoga tako i prilagodite recept.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 9,37 kn po porciji / 37,46 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

½ male glavice kelja (1,50 kn)

500 g spätzli (10,00 kn)

2 šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,00 kn)

½ šalice fino ribanog tvrdog sira (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Očistite i tanko narežite gljive. Duboku tavu stavite na jaku vatru, pa na ulju prodinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Dodajte češnjak, promiješajte i kuhajte minutu, samo da češnjak zamiriši, prije nego ubacite maslac, gljive, sol i papar. Dobro sve promiješajte te kuhajte nekoliko minuta da se volumen gljiva smanji. Umiješajte kelj i poklopite tavu kako bi kelj povenuo.

Nakon 2-3 minute dodajte spätzle i temeljac. Sve dobro promiješajte, smanjite vatru na laganu te kuhajte par minuta dok se tjestenina skroz ne skuha i ne popije većinu tekućine. Pazite da u međuvremenu tu i tamo sve promiješate kako se tjestenina ne bi zapekla za dno tave. Maknite s vatre kada su spätzle gotove i umiješajte sir (ja sam upotrijebila Grana Padano). Kušajte i prilagodite začine pa odmah poslužite.

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Mushroom and Kale Spätzle (vegetarian) / Spätzle sa gljivama i keljom (vegetarijanske)

Chicken Satay Stir-Fry / Satay piletina iz woka

This dish is so so good that I just wanna eat it all the time, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Luckily, I do have a semblance of self control now and then, so I know better. But man, this is still unbelievably good.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.89 EUR per serving / 3.55 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 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

2 tsp corn starch (0.03 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.03 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

2 bell peppers (0.40 EUR)

1 purple onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp peanut butter (0.27 EUR)

½ cup water (–)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Prep the meat the day before by cutting it into small pieces and stirring together in a bowl with salt, black pepper, paprika, soy sauce and oil. Be sure to get all of the chicken pieces coated, cover the bowl with cling foil and refrigerate until the next day. On the following day remove the chicken from your fridge while you prep everything else, so it has time to come to room temperature. Toss with corn starch and set aside.

Wash, peel and finely slice all of the veggies. Place a wok or a deep pan on high heat and allow to thoroughly warm up. Add a tablespoon of oil, then fry the chicken until nice and crispy. I find that it’s best to work in two smaller batches to ensure the best results. Remove the chicken from wok once it’s done and set aside.

Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to wok and stir-fry the carrots, peppers, onion and garlic. Once the veggies are done, return the meat to the pot and also add in Gochujang, peanut butter, water, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir everything really well so that the peanut butter and Gochujang can dissolve in water. Finish cooking for just another minute and serve immediately over a bed of rice.

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Ovo jelo je tako fino da ga želim jesti svaki dan, i to za doručak, ručak i večeru. Srećom, ipak s vremena na vrijeme imam neke naznake samokontrole. No bez obzira na to, ovo je jelo baš savršeno.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 6,63 kn po porciji / 26,51 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 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

2 žličice kukuruznog škroba (0,20 kn)

Za wok:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja, podijeljene (0,20 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

2 paprike babure (3,00 kn)

1 ljubičasti luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

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

2 žlice kikiriki maslaca (2,00 kn)

½ šalice vode (–)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Dan prije pripremite meso tako da ga narežete na male komadiće i u zdjelici pomiješate sa solju, paprom, paprikom, soja sosom i uljem. Vodite računa o tome da su svi komadići mesa obloženi marinadom. Pokrijte zdjelu prijanjajućom folijom i stavite u hladnjak do idućeg dana. Sljedeći dan izvadite meso iz hladnjaka dok pripremate druge sastojke kako bi imalo vremena doći na sobnu temperaturu. Pomiješajte meso sa kukuruznim škrobom i stavite na stranu.

Operite, ogulite i tanko narežite svo povrće. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na jaku vatru i pustite da se dobro ugriju. Dodajte žlicu ulja, pa ispržite piletinu da bude fino hrskava. Meni se čini da meso bude najukusnije ako ga ispržim u dvije manje ture. Kada je piletina gotova, maknite ju iz woka i stavite na stranu.

U wok dodajte preostalu žlicu ulja i ispržite mrkve, paprike, luk i češnjak. Kada je povrće gotovo, vratite u wok meso te također dodajte i Gochujang, kikiriki maslac, vodu, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Dobro sve promiješajte kako bi se Gochujang i kikiriki maslac skroz rastopili u vodi. Dovršite kuhanje još minutu pa odmah poslužite preko kuhane riže.

Chicken Satay Stir-Fry / Satay piletina iz woka

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.

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

Chicken and Cabbage Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa piletinom i kupusom

Yup, here’s another fried rice recipe for you all. If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you know that those are my absolute favorite type of dishes, so no further introductions is necessary.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.63 EUR per serving / 2.51 EUR for all)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.04 EUR)

1 cup minced chicken (1.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

3 cups shredded cabbage (0.30 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

3 cups precooked cold rice (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel and thinly slice the onion and mince garlic. 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 minced chicken to the wok. Season generously with salt and pepper, then cook for about 5 minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through and starts to crisp slightly at the edges. As the chicken cooks, break it down with your spatula into smaller pieces.

Once the chicken is done add in cabbage, onion and garlic. Give a good stir, then cover with a lid and cook covered for about 2-3 minutes. This will help to steam and wilt down the cabbage more quickly. Once the cabbage cooks down, uncover and cook until all of the excess water evaporates. Then push everything to one side of your pan and add the remaining sunflower seed oil to the empty pan bottom. Pour the whisked eggs out on oil and cook for a minute or two, while gently folding them over with a spatula.

Once the eggs are cooked through, stir in rice, Gochujang, ketchup, soy sauce and sesame oil. Cook the rice undisturbed for a few minutes, until the bottom gets slightly crispy. Stir everything thoroughly one final time and serve immediately.

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Da, evo vam još jedan recept za prženu rižu. Ako ste dovoljno puta navratili na ovaj blog, znate da mi je to jedno od omiljenih vrsta jela. Nikakvi daljnji uvodi ovdje nisu potrebni, pa hajdemo odmah na recept.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 4,68 kn po porciji / 18,71 kn za sve)

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

1 šalica mljevene piletine (7,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

3 šalice ribanog kupusa (2,25 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

3 šalice kuhane hladne riže (1,50 kn)

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

2 žlice kečapa (0,50 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i tanko narežite luk te sitno nasjeckajte češnjak. Jaja razmutite u maloj zdjelici i stavite na stranu. Duboku tavu ili wok stavite na jaku vatru da se dobro zagriju. Dodajte dvije žlice ulja i piletinu, dobro začinite solju i paprom te kuhajte oko 5 minuta da se meso lagano zahrska. Dok se piletina kuha, špatulom ju razdrobite na manje komade.

Kada je piletina gotova ubacite kupus, luk i češnjak. Dobro promiješajte pa wok poklopite i tako kuhajte 2-3 minute. Na taj način će se uz pomoć pare kupus brže skuhati i povenuti. Kada je kupus povenuo, maknite poklopac i nastavite kuhati otklopljeno dok sva tekućina ne ispari iz woka. Sada sve pogurajte na jednu stranu woka kako bi vam dno na jednom dijelu ostalo prazno. Na prazni dio dodajte preostalo ulje i na njega iskrenite razmućena jaja. Kuhajte ih koju minutu dok ne budu gotova, s time da ih za vrijeme kuhanja nježno presavijajte špatulom.

Kada su jaja gotova umiješajte rižu, Gochujang, kečap, soja sos i sezamovo ulje. Idućih nekoliko minuta sve kuhajte bez miješanja kako bi se dno lagano zahrskalo. Na kraju sve dobro promiješajte i odmah poslužite.

Chicken and Cabbage Fried Rice / Pržena riža sa piletinom i kupusom

Chicken and Chickpea Bolognese Sauce / Bolonjez od piletine i slanutka

Bolognese sauce is one of those pasta classics where everyone has their own version on how to make it. Since this means that you basically can’t go wrong with it, I decided to make mine with some chickpeas for additional protein and yumminess.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.69 EUR per serving / 4.16 EUR for all)

For the sauce:

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

1 cup minced chicken (1.00 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 tsp dried oregano (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.66 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

2 cups cooked chickpeas (0.40 EUR)

½ cup water (–)

2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (0.13 EUR)

For the pasta:

Water (–)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.01 EUR)

500 grams dried pasta (0.67 EUR)

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METHOD:

Finely dice the onion and carrots and mince garlic. Place a deep skillet on high heat and sauté onion on olive oil for a few minutes, until slightly translucent. Add in the chicken mince, generously season with salt and pepper, then cook for about 10 minutes, until the meat is done. As the meat cooks, break it down with your spatula into smaller chunks.

When the meat is done, add in carrots, garlic, oregano, basil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, smoked and Hungarian paprika and bay leaf. Give a good stir and cook for a minute until the spices become fragrant. Then add in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chickpeas and water. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes. Give it an occasional stir and add a splash of water if needed. Towards the end of cooking, stir in fresh parsley.

While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in salt, oil and pasta, then cook it to al dente according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta and transfer to a skillet with sauce to finish off cooking for the last two minutes. If needed, add a splash of pasta water to the sauce to thin it out. Serve immediately, or portion out for future lunches.

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Bolonjez je jedan od onih klasičnih umaka za tjesteninu, tako da svatko ima neku svoju verziju. Pošto po meni to znači da u principu ne možete pogriješiti, ja sam svoj umak odlučila podebljati sa slanutkom za dodatne proteine i fini okus.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 5,23 kn po porciji / 31,38 kn za sve)

Za umak:

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

1 šalica mljevene piletine (7,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 žličice sušenog origana (1,00 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

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

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (5,00 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

2 šalice kuhanog slanutka (3,00 kn)

½ šalice vode (–)

2 žlice sjeckanog svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

Za tjesteninu:

Voda (–)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žlica suncokretovog ulja (0,10 kn)

500 g sušene tjestenine (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Fino nasjeckajte luk, mrkve i češnjak. Duboku tavu stavite na jaku vatru, pa na ulju par minuta dinstajte luk da postane staklast. Ubacite mljevenu piletinu, dobro začinite solju i paprom, pa kuhajte desetak minuta dok meso ne bude gotovo. Kako se meso kuha, špatulom ga razbijte na manje komadiće.

Kada je meso gotovo dodajte u tavu mrkve, sjeckani češnjak, origano, bosiljak, sušeni češnjak, čili, dimljenu i slatku papriku i lovorov list. Dobro promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu da začini zamiriše prije nego ubacite pelate, koncentrat rajčice, slanutak i vodu. Promiješajte da se sve sjedini i pustite da zavrije. Tada smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 30 minuta. Prema potrebi promiješajte i ako zatreba podlijte s malo vode. Prema kraju kuhanja umiješajte svježi peršin.

Dok se umak krčka stavite veliki lonac vode da zavrije. Dodajte sol, ulje i tjesteninu, koju skuhajte al dente prema uputama na pakiranju. Ocijedite tjesteninu i ubacite ju u tavu sa umakom da se zadnje dvije minute skuha do kraja. Prema potrebi umak razrijedite sa malo vode u kojoj se kuhala tjestenina. Poslužite odmah ili si rasporedite u porcije za kasnije obroke.

Chicken and Chickpea Bolognese Sauce / Bolonjez od piletine i slanutka

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew (vegan) / Varivo od batata i leće (vegansko)

This recipe comes together super quick so it’s ideal to whip up during a busy week. Which is exactly what I did, ha! It’s also very versatile and will work well with any sort of random veggies you have lying around your fridge and want to use up.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.91 EUR per serving / 3.63 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried thyme (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp ground chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

2-3 medium sweet potatoes (1.00 EUR)

1 bell pepper (0.27 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

1 cup red lentils (0.67 EUR)

4 cups vegetable broth (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and dice all the veggies. Place a large pot on high heat, then saute onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in minced garlic, smoked paprika, Hungarian paprika, garlic powder, thyme, chili, black pepper, salt and bay leaf. Stir and cook for a minute, just until spices become fragrant. Add in a splash of water and stir in diced sweet potatoes and bell pepper. Cook for about five minutes to slightly caramelize before adding in diced tomatoes, lentils, veggie broth and parsley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 30 minutes.

Once the stew is cooked you can leave it as it is, or run half of it through a food processor for additional thickness, which is what I decided to do. Return the pulsed stew to the pot, stir everything together to incorporate and serve. This stew will keep refrigerated for a few days, so it’s an excellent meal prepping option too.

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Ovo jelo se stvarno može smutiti za čas pa je idealno za pripremiti tijekom užurbanog tjedna, što je baš ono što sam i ja napravila, ha! Također, što se tiče sastojaka jako je fleksibilno, pa u varivo možete slobodno ubaciti bilo koje povrće koje imate po frižideru, a htjeli bi ste ga iskoristiti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 6,77 kn po porciji / 27,06 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušene majčine dušice – timijana (0,50 kn)

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

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

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

2-3 srednje velika batata (7,50 kn)

1 paprika babura (2,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (5,00 kn)

1 šalica crvene leće (5,00 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Stavite veliki lonac na jaku vatru, pa na ulju par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite sjeckani češnjak, dimljenu i slatku papriku, češnjak u prahu, majčinu dušicu, čili, papar, sol i lovor. Promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu, da začini zamiriše. Dodajte mrvicu vode i umiješajte nasjeckane batate i papriku. Kuhajte oko pet minuta, da se sve lagano karamelizira, prije nego dodate pelate, leću, temeljac i peršin. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem tridesetak minuta.

Kada je varivo gotovo možete ga poslužiti takvo kakvo je, ili pak polovicu variva izblendati da se sve još malo zagusti (što sam ja odlučila učiniti). Propasirani dio vratite u lonac, sve dobro promiješajte da se sjedini i poslužite. Varivo će u hladnjaku držati nekoliko dana, tako da je odlična opcija i za pripremiti unaprijed i ponijeti na posao.

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew (vegan) / Varivo od batata i leće (vegansko)

Mushroom and Turkey Burgers / Burgeri od puretine i gljiva

These burgers are one of those things where you throw everything together in a food processor, which is basically one of my favorite type of recipes. If there is any way that I can reduce the amount of actual work I need to do myself in the kitchen, I’m all for it. I’m quite certain that laziness is in equal part a mother of invention, as is a necessity.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 10 burgers / 0.45 EUR per burger / 4.55 EUR for all)

7-8 big Portobello mushrooms (1.33 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 garlic cloves (0.07 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

2 cups ground turkey (2.67 EUR)

1 tsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash and pat dry the mushrooms and peel the onion and garlic. Roughly chop everything up, then throw in a food processor to grind down a bit, together with fresh parsley. Don’t pulse for too long, because you’ll end up with a mush, which is not what we’re going for. Add in all of the remaining ingredients and pulse briefly again, just to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes so the mixture is easier to handle.

Using your hands divide and shape the mixture into patties, then spread them out onto parchment lined baking sheet. At this point you can either freeze the patties for later use, pan fry them, or roast them in the oven at 200°C for 25-30 minutes. Just keep in mind that due to the water content in the mushrooms, these will shrink more than regular burgers, but are still very juicy and delicious.

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There is a patty under all that stuff, I promise. 😀

Ovi burgeri su jedan od onih divnih recepata u kojem možete sve sastojke ubaciti u multipraktik i pustiti njega da za vas odradi sav posao. Što je za mene idealno. Ako ikako postoji način da si smanjim količinu posla u kuhinji, ja sam apsolutno za. Sasvim sam sigurna kako je ljudska lijenost, u jednakoj mjeri kao i nužda, zaslužna za sve velike izume.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 10 burgera / 3,39 kn po burgeru / 33,96 kn za sve)

7-8 velikih šampinjona (10,00 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka (0,50 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

2 šalice mljevene puretine (20,00 kn)

1 žličica svinjske masti (0,05 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

½ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 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)

PRIPREMA:

Operite i kuhinjskim ručnikom posušite gljive te ogulite luk i češnjak. Grubo sve to nasjeckajte skupa sa peršinom i ubacite u multipraktik, pa pulsirajte da se sve usitni. Nemojte predugo pulsirati jer ćete dobiti gnjecavu kašu, a to nije ono što tu želimo. Dodajte sve preostale sastojke u multipraktik i još malo kratko propulsirajte samo da se svi sastojci sjedine. Smjesu stavite u hladnjak na 30-tak minuta kako bi se malo stisnula pa da vam s njom bude lakše rukovati.

Rukama smjesu raspodijelite i oblikujte u pljeskavice, pa njih raširite po protvanu koji ste obložili papirom za pečenje. Sada možete burgere smrznuti za kasniju upotrebu, ispržiti ih u tavi ili ih 25-30 minuta peći u pećnici zagrijanoj na 200°C. Samo imajte na umu to da će se burgeri dosta stisnuti radi veće količine vode u gljivama, ali će ispasti jako sočni i ukusni.

Mushroom and Turkey Burgers / Burgeri od puretine i gljiva