Creamy Broccoli and Chickpea Soup (vegan) / Krem juha od brokule i slanutka (veganska)

This soup doesn’t look too pretty, but it has it all. It’s cheap, filling, healthy and simple to make. You could throw in any other odd veggie you have floating around the fridge. This recipe works wonderful for meal prep and also a quick dinner solution.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous serving / 0.60 EUR per serving / 3.61 EUR for all)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground coriander (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

3 large potatoes (0.30 EUR)

2 cups precooked chickpeas (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.27 EUR)

6 cups of water (–)

1 bag of frozen broccoli (1.60 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up the vegetables. Add olive oil to a large pot and sauté onion for about five minutes, until slightly translucent. Throw in fresh garlic and garlic powder, basil, coriander, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and bay leaf. Stir and cook for a minute until spices get fragrant. Add in potatoes, chickpeas and parsley. Cover everything with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for 20 minutes, until potatoes are almost done. Now add in broccoli and cook for additional 10 minutes until the broccoli is cooked through.

Remove the pot from heat and fish out and discard the bay leaf. If you want some texture in the soup, set a bit of the chunky stuff aside. Attack the rest with an immersion blender and puree until smooth. Stir back the reserved chunky bits into your soup and serve hot.

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Ova juha baš i nije nešto pretjerano vizualno primamljiva, ali jednostavno ima sve. Jeftina je, zasitna, zdrava i jednostavna za pripremiti. U nju možete slobodno ubaciti još pokoje povrće koje vam se povlači po frižideru, a ovaj recept će jednako dobro funkcionirati ako si želite spremiti ručak unaprijed, ili jednostavno napraviti brzu večericu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 4,49 kn po porciji / 26,93 kn za sve)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

1 žličica čenjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljak (0,50 kn)

1 žličica korijandera u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

3 velika krumpira (2,25 kn)

2 šalice kuhanog slanutka (4,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (2,00 kn)

6 šalica vode (–)

1 vrećica smrznute brokule (12,00)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte povrće. U velikom loncu na maslinovom ulju dinstajte luk oko pet minuta dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite unutra svježi češnjak, češnjak u prahu, bosiljak, korijander, sol, papar, čili i lovor. Dobro promiješajte i kuhajte oko minutu, samo da začini zamiriše. Dodajte krumpir, slanutak i peršin, sve zalijte vodom i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru i ostavite da se krčka sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 20 minuta, da krumpiri budu skoro pa gotovi. Sada ubacite i brokulu te kuhajte još 10 minuta, sve dok brokula ne bude kuhana.

Maknite juhu s vatre i ispecajte van i bacite lovorov list. Ako želite dodatnu teksturu u juhi, dio gustih komadića izdvojite na stranu za kasnije. Ostatak napadnite štapnim mikserom i pulsirajte dok ne bude glatko. Umiješajte natrag u juhu ono što ste sačuvali sa strane i poslužite vruće.

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Creamy Broccoli and Chickpea Soup (vegan) / Krem juha od brokule i slanutka (veganska)

Pea and Broccoli One-Pot Pasta (vegetarian, including a vegan option) / Tjestenina sa graškom i brokulom iz jednog lonca (vegetarijanska, uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Honestly, when life gets busy (or when I am plain lazy), there is very little I appreciate more than a one-pot pasta dish. If you still haven’t tried making one-pot pasta dishes, you haven’t lived. Seriously, drop everything you are just doing right now and try out this recipe! It will change your whole life! And the customization options with this are virtually endless, so you can have one-pot pasta dishes all the time and do less dishes in your life! Yay!!!

I opted for whole-wheat pasta, which was a bit more expensive than regular pasta, but definitely healthier. To make this dish vegan, replace the butter with coconut oil or vegan butter and cheese with nutritional yeast, vegan cheese or ground almonds.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings /1.21EUR per serving / 4.82EUR for all)

3 tbsp olive oil (0.13 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of dried chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

300 grams frozen peas (0.80 EUR)

300 grams whole-wheat pasta (1.00 EUR)

3 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

300 grams frozen broccoli (0.80 EUR)

½ cup finely grated hard cheese (0.80 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Finely dice the onions and mince garlic. Add olive oil to a larger pot and sauté onion for about five minutes, until slightly translucent. Dump in butter, minced garlic, garlic powder, paprika, basil, bay leaf, chili and salt, then stir for a minute until spices release their flavors. Now throw in frozen peas and pasta, give a good stir and cover with broth.

Arrange broccoli florets on top and as soon as everything comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover tightly with a lid. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the pasta is al dente. Stir very gently once or twice during cooking, but don’t overdo it with the stirring because pasta will fall apart. Once the pasta is al dente, remove from heat and let it sit covered for another 3-5 minutes so the pasta finishes cooking. Sprinkle with grated cheese or its vegan alternative, crack some black pepper on top and serve.

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Iskreno, kada sam zatrpana obavezama (ili kada sam jednostavno lijena), jako je malo stvari koje su mi draže od jela sa tjesteninom koja se kuhaju u istom loncu. Ako do sada još niste isprobali takve recepte, niste živjeli. Ozbiljno, pustite iste sekunde sve što sada radite i isprobajte ovaj recept! Promijeniti će vam se cijeli život. S obzirom da su ovakvi recepti jako prilagodljivi, mogućnosti su gotovo beskrajne, pa jela sa tjesteninom iz jednog lonca možete stalno kuhati.I trošiti manje vremena na pranje suđa! Hura!!!

Ja sam se ovdje odlučila za integralnu tjesteninu, koja je mrvicu skuplja od one obične, ali dosta zdravija. Da ovo jelo napravite u veganskoj varijanti, maslac zamijenite sa kokosovim uljem ili veganskim maslacem, a sir sa prehrambenim kvascem, veganskim sirom ili mljevenim bademima.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 9,03 kn po porciji / 36,10 kn za sve)

3 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,99 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

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

1 žličica dimljene crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

300 g smrznutog graška (6,00 kn)

300 g integralne tjestenine (7,50 kn)

3 šalice povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

300 g smrznute brokule (6,00 kn)

½ šalice fino ribanog tvrdog sira (6,00 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Stavite maslinovo ulje u veliki lonac, dodajte luk i dinstajte oko pet minuta dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite maslac, sjeckani češnjak, češnjak u granulama, papriku, bosiljak, lovor, čili i sol, pa miješajte minutu da se arome iz začina otpuste. Sada dodajte smrznuti grašak i tjesteninu, dobro promiješajte i pokrijte temeljcem.

Poslažite cvjetiće brokule po svemu, a čim zavrije odmah smanjite vatru na skroz lagano i čvrsto poklopite. Kuhajte desetak minuta da tjestenina bude al dente. Nježno promiješajte jednom ili dva puta tokom kuhanja, ali nemojte pretjerivati sa miješanjem jer će vam se tjestenina poraspadati. Čim je tjestenina al dente maknite s vatre, ali ostavite poklopljeno još 3-5 minuta da se tjestenina skuha do kraja. Posipajte ribanim sirom ili nekom od veganskih alternativa, dodajte malo crnog papra i poslužite.

Pea and Broccoli One-Pot Pasta (vegetarian, including a vegan option) / Tjestenina sa graškom i brokulom iz jednog lonca (vegetarijanska, uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Cream of Broccoli and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup / Krem juha od brokule i čičoka

This soup is so creamy and rich you’ll have a hard time constraining yourself from polishing off the whole pot. I mean, you totally don’t need any excuses at all, just have all the soup you’d like. I know I did. This soup is also 100% vegan. I just can’t get it around my head how quickly it cooks and how little ingredients it took, so I know this one will be a keeper for sure.

So without further ado, here’s the recipe.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 0.62 EUR per serving / 2.47 EUR for all)

6 medium to large bulbs of Jerusalem artichokes (1.33 EUR)

1 large head of broccoli, florets only (0.80 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.09 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.07 EUR)

4 cups of water (–)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Crack of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and roughly dice Jerusalem artichokes. Wash broccoli florets and set aside. Finely chop the onion, add to pot with olive oil, place on high heat and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until translucent. Add minced garlic and stir for a few seconds. Throw in chopped Jerusalem artichokes, broccoli florets, tomato paste, water, salt and pepper to bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until artichokes soften up. Turn off heat and puree with an immersion blender. Alternatively, allow the soup to cool a bit and run through food processor. Taste, adjust seasoning and serve.

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Ova juhica je tako kremasta i bogata da ćete se teško obuzdati da ne smažete cijeli lonac. Mislim, nije da trebate neku ispriku, slobodno potamanite svu juhu koju želite. Znam da ja jesam. Ova juha je također 100% veganska. Ni samoj mi još uvijek nije jasno kako se tako brzo može skuhati i kako malo sastojaka za nju treba, tako da ću ju sigurno ubrzo opet kuhati.

Bez puno daljnje priče, evo vam recepta.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 4,60 kn po porciji / 18,42 kn za sve)

6 srednjih do velikih čičoka (10,00 kn)

1 velika brokula, samo cvjetići (6,00 kn)

1 manji luk (0,50 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka, sitno nasjeckana (0,70 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (0,50 kn)

4 šalice vode (–)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i grubo narežite čičoke. Operite cvjetiće brokule i stavite na stranu. Fino nasjeckajte luk, stavite u lonac sa maslinovim uljem, pa pirjajte na jakoj vatri 2-3 minute dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte nasjeckani češnjak i miješajte nekoliko sekundi. Ubacite u lonac narezane čičoke, brokulu, koncentrat rajčice, vodu, sol i papar, pa pustite da sve zavrije. Smanjite vatru na srednje jaku i kuhajte 15-20 minuta, dok čičoke ne omekšaju. Maknite s vatre i štapnim mikserom sve ispasirajte. Možete također pustiti da se juha malo ohladi pa sve ispasirati u multipraktiku. Kušajte, po potrebi prilagodite začine i poslužite.

Cream of Broccoli and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup / Krem juha od brokule i čičoka

Poor Man’s Broccoli Soup / Siromahova juha od brokule

They say necessity is the mother of invention. I was in a mood for a soup, but our pantry and fridge stashes were running on fumes. We were even out of onions and carrots, a few of which can always be found sitting around. After inspecting what was at hand, this is the soup I came up with and it didn’t turn out half as bad either. I imagine it would taste even better with broth, but alas, we were out of broth as well, so water it was.

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 0.52 EUR per serving / 2.08 EUR for whole)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

2 chili peppers, deseeded and cut thinly (0.26 EUR)

3 cloves of garlic, minced (0.06 EUR)

25 g butter (0.23 EUR)

2 tbsp all-purpose white flour (0.01 EUR)

4 cups warm water (-)

1 pack (450 g) frozen broccoli florets (1.06 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

2 large eggs, whisked (0.40 EUR)

Few drops of toasted sesame oil (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Add olive oil and cut chilies to a pot and sauté on high for a minute or two, until fragrant and a bit softened. Add minced garlic, stir for a minute and then add butter. As soon as the butter melts add flour, stirring constantly until golden brown and it starts smelling nutty. Slowly add warm water (or broth, if you have it around), bit by bit, all the while stirring the mixture in the pot and making sure the flour doesn’t end up clumpy.

Once it comes to a rolling boil, add frozen broccoli florets with a pinch of salt and cook on medium for about 10-15 minutes, until broccoli stalks have softened through. Once cooked, reduce heat to low and slowly drizzle in whisked eggs, stirring gently as you drizzle. Turn off the heat, test for seasoning and serve with a few drops of sesame oil on top.

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Kažu da je nužda majka izuma. Jela mi se juha, ali su nam i špajza i frižider zjapili prazni. Ostali smo čak i bez mrkvi i luka, iako inače uvijek pokoji bude negdje pri ruci. Nakon što sam pregledala raspoložive namirnice, smislila sam juhu koja uopće nije ispala loše. Sigurno bi bila još finija sa temeljcem, ali smo bili i bez temeljca, pa sam upotrijebila običnu vodu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 3,91 kn po porciji / 15,65 kn za sve)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

2 čili papričice, bez sjemenki i tanko narezane (2,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka, mljevena (0,50 kn)

25 g maslaca (1,75 kn)

2 žlice oštrog pšeničnog brašna (0,01 kn)

4 šalice tople vode (-)

1 paket (450 g) smrznutih cvjetića brokule (8,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

2 velika jaja, razmućena (3,00 kn)

Par kapi tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Stavite ulje i narezane čilije u lonac i pirjajte na jakoj vatri minutu-dvije, dok malo ne omekšaju i zamiriše. Dodajte mljeveni češnjak, miješajte minutu i onda dodajte maslac. Čim se sav maslac otopi dodajte brašno i stalno miješajte dok ne postane smećkasto i ne počne mirišati. Polako dodajte toplu vodu (ili temeljac, ako ga koristite), malo po malo, uz stalno miješanje, kako brašno ne bi bilo grudasto.

Kada zakipi ubacite smrznute cvjetiće brokule i posolite, pa kuhajte 10-15 minuta dok stabljike brokule ne omekšaju. Kad je brokula kuhana smanjite vatru pa polako sipajte razmućena jaja, miješajući nježno. Skinite s vatre, dodajte začina po potrebi i poslužite pokapano sa sezamovim uljem.

Poor Man’s Broccoli Soup / Siromahova juha od brokule