Roasted Red Pepper and Sundried Tomato Spread (vegan) / Ajvar od pečenih paprika i sušenih rajčica (veganski)

This spread is fairly similar to previous recipes for roasted red pepper spreads (ajvar) I’ve posted, but I think that sundried tomatoes add enough novelty and depth of flavor that this dish is absolutely worthy of its own cyberspace. I’ve used a combo of fresh red peppers, which I’ve roasted, and pickled roasted red pepper fillets and the result was very satisfactory. You’re free to opt for a single of these options, or use different ratios of fresh vs. pickled peppers.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 3 jars / 0.89 EUR per jar / 2.66 EUR for all)

3-4 sundried tomatoes (0.27 EUR)

3 fresh red bell peppers (1.33 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

7-8 cherry tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

4 pickled roasted red pepper fillets (0.27 EUR)

Small pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

½ tsp smoked paprika (0.03 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Place sundried tomatoes in a cup of warm water and let them soak to soften while you prepare everything else. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Wash and halve the fresh peppers and discard their stems and seeds. Cut the unpeeled onion in half, then arrange together with fresh peppers, unpeeled garlic and cherry tomatoes on a prepared baking tray. Bake for 45 minutes, until the peppers are blistered and charred. Immediately cover the hot baking tray with aluminum foil and let it sit for about half an hour. This will help the skins release from the roasted peppers.

Peel and discard the skins from roasted peppers, onion and garlic. Drain the soaked sundried tomatoes and the pickled peppers from their brine. Throw all of the ingredients in a food processor and grind into a chunky paste. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve chilled. The spread will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for at least a week.

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Ovaj namaz je veoma sličan receptima za ajvar koje sam već ranije objavljivala. Međutim, mislim da ga sušene rajčice čine dovoljno zanimljivim da zaslužuje svoj vlastiti mali kutak cyberspacea. Ja sam upotrijebila kombinaciju svježih crvenih paprika koje sam ispekla i već gotovih kupovnih ukiseljenih pečenih crvenih paprika, a rezultat je bio odličan. Naravno, vi slobodno stavite samo jedan od tih dvaju sastojaka ili se po svojoj želji malo poigrajte sa omjerima.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 3 teglice / 6,64 kn po teglici / 19,91 kn za sve)

3-4 sušene rajčice (2,00 kn)

3 svježe crvene paprike (10,00 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

7-8 cherry rajčica (4,00 kn)

4 ukiseljene pečene crvene paprike (2,00 kn)

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

½ žličice dimljene crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Namočite sušene rajčice u toploj vodi da omekšaju dok pripremite sve ostalo. Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i obložite protvan papirom za pečenje. Operite i raspolovite svježe paprike, pa ih očistite od sjemenki i peteljki. Luk skupa sa ljuskom prepolovite i zajedno sa svježim paprikama, neoljuštenim češnjakom i cherry rajčicama raširite po pripremljenom protvanu. Pecite 45 minuta dok se paprike ne karameliziraju. Odmah pokrijte vrući protvan aluminijskom folijom i ostavite jedno pola sata kako bi se paprike uparile, a kože sa njih lakše gulile.

Ogulite i bacite kožu sa pečenih paprika, kao i ljuske sa luka i češnjaka. Ocijedite sušene rajčice koje ste namočili i ukiseljene crvene paprike. Sve sastojke sada ubacite u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok ne dobijete željenu teksturu. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, a poslužite ohlađeno. Ovaj ajvar će držati u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi u hladnjaku barem tjedan dana.

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Roasted Red Pepper and Sundried Tomato Spread (vegan) / Ajvar od pečenih paprika i sušenih rajčica (veganski)

Crispy Cauliflower in Peanut Sauce (vegan) / Hrskavi karfijol (cvjetača) u umaku od kikirikija (veganski)

Cauliflower is definitely one of those most underrated foods. On its own, it doesn’t really offer much taste-wise. But its mild taste means that you can use it like a blank canvas and go wild with spices and all sorts of flavors.

This dish is super easy to make and is pretty addictive. However, I’d strongly suggest using fresh cauliflower instead of frozen, like I did in this recipe. But since we had a bag of frozen cauliflower floating around, it was what I opted for. While it did get a bit soggy and out of shape, it still tasted delicious, especially fresh from the oven.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / EUR per serving / 1.95 EUR for all)

1 bag of frozen cauliflower florets (1.07 EUR)

For the roasting batter:

1 cup all-purpose flour (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

¼ tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

¼ cup plant-based milk (0.10 EUR)

¼ cup sparkling water (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

For the peanut sauce:

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp warm water (–)

1 tbsp peanut butter (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. Make a roasting batter by whisking together all of the ingredients until smooth and no lumps remain. If the batter seems too thick, thin it out with a splash of water. Dunk the frozen cauliflower florets in batter and spread out on a prepared baking tray. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until crispy and golden. Allow the cauliflower to cool slightly so you can handle it without burning yourself, but keep the oven running because you’ll need it for phase two.

Meanwhile, while the cauliflower is roasting, prepare the peanut sauce. Whisk all of the ingredients on low heat until peanut butter and corn starch are completely dissolved and then bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for a few minutes, while stirring constantly so the sauce thickens a bit. Toss the slightly cooled cauliflower in sauce to coat evenly, then spread out on the same parchment lined baking pan and return to the oven. Bake for additional 10-15 minutes until the sauce coating is crisped up. Serve immediately.

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Karfijol iliti cvjetača je definitivno jedna od najpodcjenjenijih namirnica. Sam za sebe baš i nema puno za ponuditi po pitanju okusa. No s druge strane, baš taj blagi šmek znači da ga možete koristiti kao podlogu i razmahati se sa začinima i svakakvim aromama.

Ovo jelo je vrlo jednostavno za pripremiti i poprilično zarazno. Međutim, moja je preporuka da upotrijebite svježi karfijol, a ne smrznuti kao što sam ja učinila. Pošto smo doma već neko vrijeme imali vrećicu smrznutog karfijola, odlučila sam ga iskoristiti u ovom receptu. I iako se dosta razmekšao i povenuo, svejedno je bio jako ukusan, a posebno tek netom pečen.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 7,19 kn po porciji / 14,38 kn za sve)

1 vrećica smrznutih cvjetića karfijola (8,00 kn)

Za smjesu za pohanje:

1 šalica glatkog brašna (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

¼ žličice praška za pecivo (0,03 kn)

¼ šalice veganskog mlijeka (0,75 kn)

¼ šalice gazirane mineralne vode (0,25 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

Za umak od kikirikija:

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

2 žlice tople vode (–)

1 žlica kikiriki maslaca (1,00 kn)

1 žlica šećera (0,05 kn)

½ žličice kukuruznog škroba (0,03 kn)

½ žličice tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i obložite protvan papirom za pečenje te ga stavite na stranu. Pripremite smjesu za pohanje tako da dobro izmiješate sve sastojke, dok smjesa ne bude glatka i bez grudica. Ako vam je smjesa pregusta, razrijedite ju sa još malo vode. Smrznuti karfijol umačite u smjesu te ga onda rasporedite po pripremljenom protvanu. Pecite oko 20-25 minuta, dok karfijol ne bude hrskav i zlatan. Ostavite karfijol da se malo ohladi tako da možete njime rukovati bez da se opečete, ali za to vrijeme nemojte gasiti pećnicu jer će vam trebati za sljedeću fazu.

U međuvremenu dok se karfijol peče spremite umak od kikirikija. Miješajte na laganoj vatri sve sastojke dok se kikiriki maslac i kukuruzni škrob skroz ne otope, te pustite da umak lagano zavrije. Kuhajte nekoliko minuta uz neprestano miješanje da se umak malo zgusne. Ohlađeni karfijol pomiješajte sa umakom dok ne bude dobro obložen sa svih strana, pa ga opet raširite po istom protvanu obloženom papirom za pečenje. Pecite još dodatnih 10-15 minuta, dok se premaz od umaka ne zahrska. Poslužite odmah.

Crispy Cauliflower in Peanut Sauce (vegan) / Hrskavi karfijol (cvjetača) u umaku od kikirikija (veganski)

Cacao and Cashew Bliss Balls (vegan, paleo) / Energetski zalogaji sa kakaom i indijskim orasima (veganski, paleo)

These healthy and nutrient filled snacks are all the rage on the internet. Since the weather is getting warmer and warmer, I’m craving lighter and healthier foods and snacks. Bliss balls seem like just the thing to get me through the day and are also super easy to make, which is pretty much a necessity in my book, since I am a lazy person. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8-10 bliss balls)

10 pitted dates (0.33 EUR)

1 cup unsalted cashews (2.00 EUR)

3 tbsp raw cacao powder (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1-2 tsp water (–)

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METHOD:

Soak the dates in warm water to soften them up, about 10-15 minutes before starting. Drain the dates and add them to a food processor together with cashews, cacao powder, vanilla and salt. Pulse until thick dough starts to form, and as needed add a tiny bit of water, a teaspoon at a time.

Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before forming into bliss balls, to ensure easier handling. Dampen your fingers slightly with water before shaping the dough into balls. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to five days.

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Internet je poludio za ovim zdravim i izdašnim snackovima, a kako je vrijeme sve toplije, tako i ja nekako imam želju jesti laganiju i zdraviju hranu. Energetski zalogaji su baš prava stvar, a još su i jako jednostavni za napraviti, što je najbitnija stavka pošto sam ja jako lijena osoba. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8-10 loptica / 20,71 kn za sve)

10 odkoštenih datulja (2,50 kn)

1 šalica neslanih indijskih oraščića (15,00 kn)

3 žlice sirovog kakao praha (3,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1-2 žličica vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Namočite datulje u toploj vodi 10-15 minuta prije početka da malo omekšaju. Ocijedite datulje, pa ih skupa sa indijskim oraščićima, kakaom, vanilijom i soli ubacite u multipraktik. Pulsirajte dok se ne formira gusto tijesto, a po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode, žličicu po žličicu.

Tijesto stavite u hladnjak na 30 minuta kako bi vam bilo lakše formirati kuglice. Ruke malo namočite, pa prstima oblikujte kuglice od tijesta. Čuvajte u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi u hladnjaku do pet dana.

Cacao and Cashew Bliss Balls (vegan, paleo) / Energetski zalogaji sa kakaom i indijskim orasima (veganski, paleo)

Carrot and Apple Seedy Granola (vegan) / Granola sa sjemenkama, mrkvom i jabukom (veganska)

Granola is super easy to make and can keep refrigerated in an airtight container for weeks. It’s been a while since I’ve made a batch and decided to use up a bunch of things I had lying around the house. I went for a mix of instant and old-fashioned oats to have a more diverse texture, but you’re welcome to go for a single oat option of your choice, as its going to work just as good.

Also, I decided to take the pictures of the said granola just before running out to work at 7:00 am in the morning. Naturally, this was the worse idea I could possibly have had because the photos turned out incredibly blurry and quite awful. Sadly, the granola has since been eaten and all I have for you to marvel at are these two blurry pictures of the recipe. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.30 EUR per serving / 1.79 EUR for all)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

1 apple (0.20 EUR)

1 and ½ cups instant oats (0.20 EUR)

1 and ½ cups old-fashioned oats (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp ground flax seeds (0.07 EUR)

3 tbsp sunflower seeds (0.20 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.20 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

2 tsp cinnamon (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp ginger powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a box grater, grate the carrots and the apple. I peeled my carrots but decided to leave the skin on the apple. Add in the rest of the ingredients and give a good stir so it’s all well incorporated. I find the easiest way to do this is with my hands. Spread the granola evenly on a prepared baking sheet. I prefer to leave it clumpy and not press it into the pan too much, as the final product is then more chewy and textured.

Bake for 30-40 minutes to desired crispiness. Allow the granola to cool completely on a baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container and refrigerating.


Domaća granola je jako jednostavna za napraviti, a u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi u hladnjaku će držati tjednima. Pošto već duže vremena nisam radila granolu, odlučila sam iskoristiti sastojke koji su mi se našli doma. U receptu sam pomiješala sitne i krupne zobene pahuljice da dobijem raznolikiju teksturu, ali vi slobodno stavite i samo jednu vrstu zobenih pahuljica jer će granola i dalje ostati super.

Ono što sam kasnije mudro napravila je da sam uslikala fotografije gotove granole netom prije nego što sam u 7:00 ujutro izjurila iz stana na posao. Naravno, to je bila jedna od gorih ideja koje su mi pale na pamet jer su slike ispale mutne i užasne. Na žalost, granola se od tada odavno pojela, tako da se vi u ovom recept možete diviti samo ovim dvjema koma slikama. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 2,21 kn po porciji / 13,26 kn za sve)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

1 jabuka (1,50 kn)

1 i ½ šalica sitnih zobenih pahuljica (1,50 kn)

1 i ½ šalica krupnih zobenih pahuljica (1,50 kn)

2 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,50 kn)

3 žlice suncokretovih sjemenki (1,50 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (1,50 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žlica šećera (0,05 kn)

2 žličice cimeta (1,00 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog đumbira (0,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

2 žlice kokosovog ulja, rastopljene (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 175°C. Obložite protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. Naribajte mrkve i jabuku. Ja sam mrkve ogulila, ali jabuku nisam. Dodajte preostale sastojke i dobro sve izmiješajte da se sjedini. Meni je uvijek sve najlakše promiješati rukama. Granolu ravnomjerno raširite po pripremljenom protvanu. Meni ju je draže ostaviti grudastu i ne utiskivati ju puno u protvan, jer mi je tako završni proizvod draže teksture.

Pecite 30-40 minuta do željene hrskavoće. Pustite da se granola skroz ohladi na protvanu prije nego ju preselite u hermetički zatvorenu posudu u hladnjaku.

Carrot and Apple Seedy Granola (vegan) / Granola sa sjemenkama, mrkvom i jabukom (veganska)

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.

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

Thick Quinoa, Bean and Veggie Stew (vegan) / Gusto varivo od kvinoje, graha i povrća (vegansko)

I’m about five years late to the quinoa bandwagon. To be honest, I wouldn’t even be sitting on the bandwagon if it weren’t for a very sweet co-worker ❤ who gave me a bunch of quinoa to finally give it a try. So with this in mind, expect a kale chips recipe on this blog in about two to three years.

I’ve been reading about the almighty quinoa all the time, but it’s pretty pricey over here and I had no idea what to expect taste-wise, so I could never really justify the splurge. But now that I’ve actually tried it, I am pretty hooked. And since a little goes a long way, the price factor will level out and quinoa recipes will still be quite affordable. Therefore, expect to see some more of those around this blog.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.87 EUR per serving / 5.23 EUR for all)

4 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.05 EUR)

2 onions (0.13 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.01 EUR)

1 and ½ tsp salt (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp dried chili flakes (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground coriander (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

3 carrots (0.30 EUR)

1 cup uncooked quinoa (2.00 EUR)

2 cups precooked black beans (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp ajvar – red pepper paste (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

1 cup tomato puree (0.27 EUR)

1 and ½ cups water (–)

2 cups frozen leaf spinach (0.53 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies. Wash quinoa in a fine mesh colander under running water. Add oil to a big pot and saute onion on high heat for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in fresh garlic and garlic powder, salt, chili, black pepper, coriander, smoked and Hungarian paprika, basil and bay leaf and stir just for a minute, so the spices release their flavors. Then throw in carrots, quinoa, black beans, ajvar, parsley, diced tomatoes, tomato puree and water, give a good stir and bring to a boil.

As soon as the stew starts boiling, reduce heat to low and cook with a lid cracked open for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally and add in a splash of water if needed. Once the quinoa is cooked, remove from heat and stir in the frozen spinach. Leave covered for another 5-10 minutes until the spinach is thawed and cooked through from residual heat. Serve warm. This stew reheats great and will keep refrigerated for up to five days.

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Recimo da sam oko pet godina zakasnila na cijeli kvinoja party. Istini za volju, ne bi ni bila na partyju da mi jako draga kolegica ❤ nije poklonila hrpu kvinoje da ju napokon isprobam. Imajući ovo na umu, očekujte recept za čips od kelja na ovom blogu za jedno dvije do tri godine.

O čudesnoj kvinoji sam stalno čitala, ali pošto je ovdje prilično skupa, a nisam znala što očekivati po pitanju okusa, nekako sam bila nesklona eksperimentiranju i investiciji. Ali sada kada sam kvinoju napokon i probala, mogu reći da sam se i navukla. A pošto se mala količina stvarno može dosta rastegnuti, nekako će se i cjenovno sve izjednačiti pa mislim da će i recepti biti skroz pristupačni. Tako da očekujte još recepata sa kvinojom na ovom blogu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 6,46 kn po porciji / 38,77 kn za sve)

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,40 kn)

2 luka (1,00 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

1 i ½ žličica soli (0,02 kn)

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

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

1 žličica mljevenog korijandera (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

3 mrkve (2,25 kn)

1 šalica sirove kvinoje (15,00 kn)

2 šalice kuhanog crnog graha (4,00 kn)

2 žlice ajvara (1,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckane rajčice (4,00 kn)

1 šalica pasirane rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica vode (–)

2 šalice smrznutog špinata u listovima (4,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. U mrežastoj cjediljci dobro isperite kvinoju pod mlazom vode. Dodajte ulje u veliki lonac, pa na jakoj vatri par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, češnjak u prahu, sol, čili, papar, korijander, dimljenu i slatku papriku, bosiljak i lovorov list, te promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu da začini zamiriše. Sada dodajte mrkvu, kvinoju, grah, ajvar, peršin, sjeckanu i pasiranu rajčicu te vodu, dobro promiješajte i pustite da zavrije.

Čim varivo zavrije smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20 minuta. Povremeno promiješajte, a po potrebi dodajte još malo vode. Kada je kvinoja skroz kuhana maknite sve s vatre i umiješajte smrznuti špinat. Poklopite i ostavite da miruje još 5-10 minuta dok se špinat ne odmrzne i ne skuha od topline u loncu. Poslužite toplo. Ovo se varivo super podgrijava, a u hladnjaku će držati do pet dana.

Thick Quinoa, Bean and Veggie Stew (vegan) / Gusto varivo od kvinoje, graha i povrća (vegansko)

Mushroom and Veggie Fried Rice (vegetarian) / Pržena riža sa gljivama i povrćem (vegetarijanska)

Fried rice is one of my favorite dishes because it’s very quick and versatile. It’s a fabulous way to use up some odds and ends you have rolling around your fridge. Also, it’s sooo tasty. I could eat fried rice pretty much every day and never get tire of it.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 servings / 1.67 EUR per serving / 3.33 EUR for all)

For the sauce:

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp warm water (–)

1 tbsp honey (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp corn starch (0.01 EUR)

For the stir-fry:

4 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.05 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 big oyster mushrooms (0.27 EUR)

4 Portobello mushrooms (0.53 EUR)

1 red bell pepper (0.53 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

2 cups precooked cold rice (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp sesame seeds (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

First make the sauce by whisking together all of the ingredients until it’s all well incorporated and dissolved. Set aside. Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies and mushrooms. In a small bowl whisk the eggs.

Add two tablespoons of sunflower seed oil to a wok or a pan on high heat and saute onion for a few minutes, until slightly translucent. Add in oyster mushrooms, cook briefly and then add in the Portobello mushrooms. After a minute or two dump in bell pepper and minced garlic. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes before adding in carrots. Once it all cooks down, push everything to one side, scraping the bottom of the pan clean.

Pour the remaining two tablespoons of oil to the free pan bottom, then add in whisked eggs to the oil. Cook the eggs for a minute or two, gently folding them over with a spatula until they are done. Stir everything together and add in the rice. Allow to reheat and slightly crisp up for a few minutes before pouring the sauce over everything. Give a good stir and serve immediately, sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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Pržena riža mi je jedno od omiljenih jela jer je jako brza za spremiti i vrlo prilagodljiva. Ujedno je i super za iskoristiti sve ostatke koji vam se kotrljaju po frižideru. A da ne spominjem činjenicu koliko je samo fina. Što se mene tiče, prženu rižu mogu jesti svaki dan i nikada mi neće dosaditi.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 porcije / 12,48 kn po porciji / 24,95 kn za sve)

Za umak:

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

1 žlica tople vode (–)

1 žlica meda (1,00 kn)

2 žlice sojinog umaka (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

1 žličica jabučnog octa (0,03 kn)

½ žličice kukuruznog škroba (0,02 kn)

Za wok:

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,40 kn)

1 mali luk (0,50 kn)

2 velike bukovače (2,00 kn)

4 šampinjona (4,00 kn)

1 crvena paprika (4,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

2 šalice kuhane hladne riže (1,50 kn)

2 žlice sezama (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Prvo spremite umak tako da u maloj posudi dobro izmiješate sve sastojke dok se sve ne rastopi i sjedini. Stavite na stranu. Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. U maloj zdjelici razmutite jaja.

Dvije žlice suncokreovog ulja dodajte u wok ili tavu, pa na jakoj vatri kratko prodinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite bukovače, kratko kuhajte, te dodajte i šampinjone. Nakon minutu-dvije dodajte papriku i sjeckani češnjak. Kuhajte uz miješanje nekoliko minuta prije nego što ubacite i mrkvu. Kada se sve kratko prokuha, pogurajte svo povrće i gljive na jednu stranu tave i dobro postružite sve sa dna.

Preostale dvije žlice ulja dodajte na prazni dio tave pa direktno na ulje ulijte razmućena jaja. Minutu-dvije kuhajte jaja, s time da ih špatulom nježno preklapajte sve dok ne budu gotova. Sada sve promiješajte te dodajte rižu. Pustite koju minutu da se riža ugrije i da se blago zahrska prije nego što sve zalijete pripremljenim umakom. Još jednom dobro promiješajte i odmah poslužite, posipano sezamom.

Mushroom and Veggie Fried Rice (vegetarian) / Pržena riža sa gljivama i povrćem (vegetarijanska)