Easy Kimchi Recipe (including a vegan option) / Jednostavni recept za Kimchi – korejsko pikantno kiselo zelje (uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Oh hey, here’s another fermentation project for you to try out. My best friend got me a Kimchi ready-to-use spice mix and since making the first batch, I got hooked and realized that I could replicate this very easily. The following recipe probably isn’t authentic and I hope that no Koreans out there get offended. But most of the ingredients are really easy to get a hold of, so I think it’s worthwhile to share the recipe, since Kimchi is freaking awesome.

If you want to veganize this recipe, do use either kelp powder or vegan Worcestershire sauce instead of its fishy counterparts. As a substitute for Gochugaru, you can use any other dried chili flakes or hot paprika. However, be sure to adjust the amount to your own spicy food preferences.

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INGREDIENTS:

(2.77 EUR)

1 kilo of Napa cabbage (1.33 EUR)

100 grams of shredded daikon or black radish (0.20 EUR)

50 grams of shredded carrots (0.10 EUR)

3 scallions (0.40 EUR)

For the spice mix:

2 tbsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp Gochugaru – Korean chili flakes (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp garlic powder (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp onion powder (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp ginger powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce or fish sauce (0.13 EUR)

3 tbsp water (–)

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METHOD:

Prepare the spice mix by whisking together all of the ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning. Give all the veggies a good wash. Cut the cabbage into bite-sized pieces and the scallion into thin strips. Toss all the veggies together then add the spice mix. Use your hands to rub the spices into the veggies, squishing them as you work. Do this for about 5-10 minutes, until the veggies have wilted down. I highly suggest wearing latex gloves for this, as the chili is gonna burn like hell. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for a few hours.

After a few hours have expired, transfer the veggies to clean glass containers. Pack the veggies tightly into the bottom of the jar and then cover them with any remaining liquid. Leave the jars loosely covered to ferment at room temperature for about 2-3 days, out of draft and direct sunlight.

After you notice small bubbles starting to form, that means that Kimchi is fermenting. Taste the Kimchi after 2-3 days and see if it needs more fermentation time. If it’s sour to your liking, tightly cover the jars and transfer them to your fridge. The fermentation process will still continue in the refrigerator, but at a much slower pace. The refrigerated Kimchi will not go bad for months and will only develop additional acidity as time goes by. However, it will taste the best within the first month.

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Hej-haj, evo vam još jedan projekt fermentacije koji možete isprobati. Najfrendica mi je poklonila već gotovi mix začina za Kimchi, a nakon što sam napravila prvu turu navukla sam se i zaključila da to mogu i sama lako izreplicirati. Recept u nastavku vjerojatno baš nije nešto previše autentičan i nadam se da se nitko od Korejanaca neće uvrijediti. Ali pošto većinu sastojaka nije teško nabaviti, mislim da ima smisla podijeliti ovo sa svima jer je Kimchi super.

Ako želite ovaj recept veganizirati, umjesto životinjskih komponenti upotrijebite prah od algi (kelp powder) ili veganski Worcestershire umak. Također, umjesto Gochugarua možete uzeti i neku drugu vrstu čili praha ili čak ljutu papriku, ali količine definitivno prilagodite vlastitim preferencijama kada je u pitanju ljutoća.

SASTOJCI:

(20,90 kn)

1 kg kineskog kupusa (10,00 kn)

100 g ribanog daikona ili crne rotkve (1,50 kn)

50 g ribane mrkve (0,75 kn)

3 mlada luka (3,00 kn)

Za mješavinu začina:

2 žlice soli (0,10 kn)

1 žlica Gochugaru – korejskih čili pahuljica (1,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke paprike (1,00 kn)

1 žlica šećera (0,05 kn)

1 žlica češnjaka u prahu (1,00 kn)

1 žlica luka u prahu (1,00 kn)

1 žličica đumbira u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žlica Worcestershire umaka ili ribljeg umaka (1,00 kn)

3 žlice vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Pomiješajte sve sastojke za mix začina, pa kušajte i prilagodite okus. Svo povrće dobro operite. Kupus narežite na komade veličine zalogaja, a mladi luk na tanke trakice. Povrće dobro pomiješajte sa začinima i još ih rukama dobro utrljajte, a samo povrće još onda gnječite jedno 5-10 minuta da malo povene. Definitivno vam preporučam da ruke zaštitite latex rukavicama jer će čili peći kao sam vrag. Kada ste povrće dobro nagnječili, pokrijte zdjelu prijanjajućom folijom pa ostavite sve da par sati miruje na sobnoj temperaturi.

Nakon par sati povrće preselite u čiste staklene posude. Povrće dobro nagurajte na dno posude, pa onda zalijte preostalim sokovima koji su se nakupili u zdjeli. Labavo pokrijte posude i ostavite sve da fermentira na sobnoj temperaturi 2-3 dana, dalje od propuha i sunčevog svjetla.

Nakon dva-tri dana ćete primijetiti da se formiraju mjehurići i to znači da Kimchi fermentira. Probajte Kimchi da vidite da li je dovoljno kiseo, pa ako ste zadovoljni čvrsto zatvorite posude i preselite ih u hladnjak. Fermentacija će se nastaviti dalje i u hladnjaku, ali će biti usporena. Kimchi u hladnjaku može držati mjesecima i s vremenom će se samo još više zakiseliti, međutim, okus će mu biti najbolji unutar prvih mjesec dana.

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Easy Kimchi Recipe (including a vegan option) / Jednostavni recept za Kimchi – korejsko pikantno kiselo zelje (uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Quick Spicy Noodles (vegan) / Brzi pikantni kineski rezanci (veganski)

You’re craving Chinese takeout and you want it now? No problem! This dish comes together even quicker than it would take the delivery to arrive and it’s actually quite healthy. But at the same time so, so yum! With only a few pantry staples, you’ll be whipping these noodles up in no time.

Just a little heads up, though. This recipe calls for mushroom powder, which are basically dried mushrooms ground into a fine powder in your food processor. I’ve already written about its magic in this recipe here, so be sure to check it out if you’re curious about more mushroom powder recipes.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 1.61 EUR per serving / 3.22 EUR for all)

3 squares of Chinese noodles (1.60 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

1 red pepper (0.40 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.13 EUR)

2 cups shredded cabbage (0.20 EUR)

3 tbsp shiitake powder (0.40 EUR)

½ cup water (–)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions to al dente, rinse under cold water and set aside. Add the oil to a wok on high heat and throw in chopped onion and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until softened then add in garlic and Gochujang. Stir well and allow the spices to warm up before adding in cabbage, mushroom powder, water, noodles and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer then cook for a few minutes, until all of the liquid evaporates and the noodles finish cooking. Turn off heat and stir in sesame oil. Serve immediately.

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Ako vam se jede neka kineska dostava i to baš sad sad, nema uopće problema. Ovo jelo ćete sami prirediti i brže nego vam dostavljač uspije pozvoniti na vrata, a još je uz to i prilično zdravo. I ne samo to, nego i jaaaako fino. Uz samo par sastojaka iz špajze, ove ćete nudlse zgotoviti za čas.

Samo još mala napomena. U ovom receptu ima i praška od gljiva, a to su samo sušene gljive samljevene u fini prah u vašem multipraktiku. O tom sam čarobnom sastojku već pisala u ranijem receptu ovdje, pa definitivno i njega čekirajte ako želite još neke ideje za prašak od gljiva.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 12,10 kn po porciji / 24,20 kn za sve)

3 kocke kineskih rezanaca (12,00 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

1 crvena paprika (3,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

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

2 šalice ribanog kupusa (1,50 kn)

3 žlice praška od gljiva shiitaka (3,00 kn)

½ šalice vode (–)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Rezance skuhajte al dente prema uputama na pakiranju, isperite pod hladnom vodom i stavite na stranu. Ulje dodajte u wok na jakoj vatri, pa ubacite luk i papriku. Kuhajte par minuta da omekšaju, te onda ubacite češnjak i Gochujang. Kratko promiješajte i pustite da se začini ugriju prije nego dodate kupus, prašak od gljiva, vodu, rezance i soja sos. Pustite da zavrije, pa kuhajte par minuta dok višak tekućine ne ispari, a tjestenina ne bude skroz kuhana. Maknite s vatre, umiješajte sezamovo ulje i odmah poslužite.

Quick Spicy Noodles (vegan) / Brzi pikantni kineski rezanci (veganski)

Lentil and Bean Stew (vegan) / Varivo od leće i graha (vegansko)

This type of lentil stew is my go-to recipe when I want to make a quick and easy meal. I may add in whatever else I have lying around the fridge, but the base of it are always onions, garlic, lentils and canned tomatoes. This time around I had a can of beans in tomato sauce and the final stew is probably my all-time favorite.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4generous servings / 0.63EUR per serving / 2.52 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 can of diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

1 can of beans in tomato sauce (0.53 EUR)

1 cup red lentils (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp smoked paprika (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp dried oregano (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp dried parsley (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

3 cups veggie broth (0.20 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up the onion and garlic.Rinse the lentils in a colander under running water. Add oil, onion and garlic to a pot on high heat and saute for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Throw in diced tomatoes, beans, lentils, Hungarian and smoked paprika, garlic powder, red pepper, salt, black pepper, oregano, parsley, bay leaf and veggie broth. Mix well and bring to a rolling boil.

Once the stew is boiling, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 40 minutes. Stir occasionally and add in a splash of water if needed. Serve warm or portion out for later, as this dish also reheats wonderfully.

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Ovakav tip variva me uvijek spašava kada trebam na brzinu smutiti nekakav jednostavan obrok. Unutra obično ubacim i štogod mi se već povlači po frižideru, ali baza su uvijek luk, češnjak, leća i pelati. Ovoga puta sam imala doma i konzervu graha u umaku od rajčice, a ta mi je verzija variva čak nekako i najdraža od sviju.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 4,73 kn po porciji / 18,91 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (4,00 kn)

1 konzerva graha u umaku od rajčice (4,00 kn)

1 šalica crvene leće (5,00 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

½ žličice dimljene paprike (0,25 kn)

½ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 kn)

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

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žličica sušenog origana (0,50 kn)

1 žlica sušenog peršina (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

3 šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite, operite i nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Leću isperite u cjediljci pod tekućom vodom. Ulje, luk i češnjak stavite u lonac na jakoj vatri i dinstajte par minuta dok ne postanu staklasti. Dodajte pelate, grah, leću, slatku i dimljenu papriku, češnjak u prahu, čili, sol, papar, origano, peršin, lovor i povrtni temeljac. Dobro promiješajte i pustite da zavrije.

Kada sve zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 40 minuta. Povremeno promiješajte, a po potrebi dodajte i još malo vode. Poslužite toplo ili rasporedite za kasnije, pošto se ovo jelo i super podgrijava.

Lentil and Bean Stew (vegan) / Varivo od leće i graha (vegansko)

Mushroom, Zucchini and Quinoa Skillet (vegetarian, including a vegan option) / Tava sa gljivama, tikvicama i kvinojom (vegetarijanska, uključujući i vegansku opciju)

This dish is super healthy, tasty and easy to make. I went down with quinoa, but feel free to use any other grain of your choice. Since zucchini are now in season, they were a great addition. Also, to veganize the meal, just sub the regular butter with its vegan version.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.94 EUR per serving / 5.61 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.75 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

500 grams mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

1 large zucchini (0.60 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 and ½ cups quinoa (1.50 EUR)

3 cups veggie broth (0.20 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. Rinse quinoa under running water in a fine mesh colander. Add oil and onion to a skillet on high heat and saute for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in butter and mushrooms then cook for about 5-10 minutes until the mushrooms are slightly caramelized. Now dump in the zucchini and garlic. Season with salt, pepper and soy sauce and cook for a few minutes until the zucchini is softened before adding in quinoa and veggie broth.

Give a good stir and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer with lid on for 15 to 20 minutes, until quinoa is cooked through. If needed, add a splash more of water and be sure to stir occasionally. Serve immediately or portion out for later on, as this dish reheats great.

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Ovo jelo je jako zdravo, ukusno i lako za pripremiti. Ja sam se odlučila za kvinoju, ali vi slobodno upotrijebite koju drugu žitaricu prema vašem izboru. Pošto su tikvice sada u sezoni, ovdje su bile odličan dodatak. Ako jelo želite veganizirati, to možete lako učiniti ako klasični maslac zamijenite nekom veganskom opcijom.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 6,44 kn po porciji / 38,61 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

1 velika tikvica (6,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica kvinoje (11,25 kn)

3 šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Kvinoju isperite u finoj cjediljci pod mlazom tekuće vode. Ulje stavite u dublju tavu na jakoj vatri, pa prodinstajte koju minutu luk da postane staklast. Dodajte maslac i gljive te ih kuhajte 5-10 minuta da se blago karameliziraju. Sada dodajte tikvice i češnjak, začinite solju, paprom i soja sosom, pa kuhajte par minuta da tikvica omekša. Za kraj ubacite kvinoju i temeljac.

Dobro sve promiješajte i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru, te kuhajte poklopljeno 15-20 minuta da kvinoja bude gotova. Po potrebi dodajte još malo vode i svakako sa vremena na vrijeme promiješajte. Poslužite odmah ili rasporedite u porcije za kasnije, pošto se ovo jelo super podgrijava.

Mushroom, Zucchini and Quinoa Skillet (vegetarian, including a vegan option) / Tava sa gljivama, tikvicama i kvinojom (vegetarijanska, uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Oven-Fried Zucchini Fritters (vegetarian) / Pohanci od tikvica iz pećnice (vegetarijanski)

These oven-fried zucchini fritters are so, sooo amazing that I’ll definitely be making them regularly while the zucchini are still in season. Since there is no deep frying involved, this dish is pretty light and not too terrible for you. The texture of the zucchini is also fantastic and you get an amazing combo of crispy crust and soft interior. I added a good amount of hard grated Grana Padano cheese into the breadcrumbs and that only elevated the whole thing to a whole different level.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.57 EUR per serving / 2.28EUR for all)

1 very large zucchini (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.13 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

¼ cup milk (0.07 EUR)

1 cup finely grated Grana Padano cheese (0.67 EUR)

1 cup breadcrumbs (0.20 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.10 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the zucchini into thick coins and season generously with salt. Prepare your three dipping pans – one with flour, second with whisked eggs and milk and third with mixed cheese, breadcrumbs and black pepper. Coat each zucchini coin into flour, egg mix and breadcrumb mix. Place the coated zucchini on a prepared baking sheet and repeat until all of the zucchini coins are used up.

Lightly brush each coated zucchini fritter with oil on each side and bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden and crispy to your liking. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and serve immediately with a nice big salad and maybe some dipping sauce.

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Ovi pohanci od tikvica su tako jako fini da ih planiram tamaniti dok god su tikvice u sezoni. Pošto se ništa ne prži u ulju, ovo jelo je prilično lagano i nije baš tako katastrofalno nezdravo. Tekstura je meni apsolutno savršena jer korica ispadne fina hrskava, a tikvice iznutra su sočne i kremaste. Ja sam u krušne mrvice odlučila dodati i ribani Grana Padano sir, pa je cijelo jelo sa time ispalo još malo ekstra finije.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 4,25 kn po porciji / 17,01 kn za sve)

1 jako velika tikvica (5,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

¼ šalice mlijeka (0,50 kn)

1 šalica fino ribanog Grana Padano sira (5,00 kn)

1 šalica krušnih mrvica (1,50 kn)

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

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,75 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Protvan obložite papirom za pečenje. Tikvicu narežite na deblje novčiće i dobro posolite. Pripremite si tri posude za umakanje – prvu sa brašnom, drugu sa pomiješanim jajima i mlijekom, te treću sa miksom sira, krušnih mrvica i papra. Svaku plošku tikvice obložite prvo brašnom, onda jajem i na kraju mrvicama. Slažite panirane tikvice na pripremljeni protvan i ponavljajte postupak dok sve ne potrošite.

Svaku plošku paniranih tikvica lagano premažite sa obje strane sa malo ulja. Pecite 30-40 minuta, dok tikvice ne budu zlatno-smeđe i hrskave po vašem ukusu. Kada su tikvice gotove još malo ih posolite i odmah poslužite sa nekom velikom salatom i eventualno nečim za umakanje (npr. kiselim vrhnjem, majonezom i slično).

Oven-Fried Zucchini Fritters (vegetarian) / Pohanci od tikvica iz pećnice (vegetarijanski)

Peanut Butter Caramel Granola (vegan) / Kikiriki maslac karamel granola (veganska)

It’s been ages since my last granola recipe and this time I decided to do something quick and simple. Even though turning your oven on might seem counter intuitive during the summer heat, I find this granola to be a perfect cold breakfast or snack when paired with some yogurt and fresh fruit.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8 servings / 0.29 EUR per serving / 2.35 EUR for all)

½ cup peanut butter (0.67 EUR)

½ cup date syrup (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (0.27 EUR)

¼ cup warm water (–)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

4 cups rolled oats (0.53 EUR)

½ cup crushed almonds (0.40 EUR)

1 cup ground flax seeds (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk peanut butter, date syrup, coconut oil, water and salt until everything is dissolved and thoroughly combined. Add in rolled oats, almonds and flax seeds then stir so that it’s all well coated. Spread the granola evenly on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, while stirring once halfway though. Allow the granola to cool completely on a baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container. The granola will keep for weeks while stored in a cool dark place.

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Prošlo je cijelo stoljeće od kada sam zadnji puta objavila recept za granolu, pa sam odlučila iskombinirati nešto brzo i jednostavno. Iako se možda grozite te ideje da po ljetnim vrućinama palite pećnicu, meni je ova granola zapravo super hladni doručak ili snack u kombinaciji sa jogurtom i nekim svježim voćem.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8 porcija / 2,19 kn po porciji / 17,51 kn za sve)

½ šalice kikiriki maslaca (5,00 kn)

½ šalice sirupa od datulja (1,50 kn)

2 žlice rastopljenog kokosovog ulja (2,00 kn)

¼ šalice tople vode (–)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

4 šalice krupnih zobenih pahuljica (4,00 kn)

½ šalice grubo sjeckanih badema (3,00 kn)

1 šalica mljevenih sjemenki lana (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 175°C. Obložite protvan papirom za pečenje. Kikiriki maslac, sirup od datulja, kokosovo ulje, vodu i sol dobro promiješajte skupa, dok se sve ne rastopi i ne sjedini. Dodajte zobene pahuljice, bademe i lan, pa miješajte da sve bude obloženo. Granolu raširite po pripremljenom protvanu i pecite 30-40 minuta, s time da na pola pečenja sve promiješate. Ostavite granolu da se skroz ohladi na protvanu prije nego ju preselite u hermetički zatvorenu posudu. Čuvana na hladnom i tamnom mjestu, granola će držati i do nekoliko tjedana.

Peanut Butter Caramel Granola (vegan) / Kikiriki maslac karamel granola (veganska)

Carrot Ginger Soup (vegan) / Juha od mrkve i đumbira (veganska)

Admittedly, this soup would probably suit better some cold and rainy weather. But I actually like eating such type of soups in the summer too, since they are light and yet filling. I’m also a fan of spicy foods any time of the year and this dish has a fairly good kick to it.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.41 EUR per serving / 2.46 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

Thumb-sized piece of ginger (0.20 EUR)

8 carrots (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

3 large potatoes (0.40 EUR)

6 cups veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies and mince garlic and ginger. Place deep pot on high heat and add in olive oil, onion, garlic, ginger and carrots. Saute for about 10 minutes, until everything is slightly caramelized. Add in garlic powder, red pepper flakes, paprika, salt and black pepper. Stir and cook for a minute, so the spices become fragrant, before adding in potatoes and veggie broth. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat and cook with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes turn off heat and pulse everything with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy. Serve warm, sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley. This soup freezes and reheats very well, so you can also make it ahead as meal prep.

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Istina je da bi ova juhica možda bila prikladnija za neko hladnije i kišno vrijeme. Međutim, ja baš volim jesti takve juhe i po ljeti jer su lagane, a ipak zasitne. Također sam i ljubitelj pikantne hrane u bilo koje doba godine, a ovo jelo baš ima fini ljutkasti štih.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 3,07 kn po porciji / 18,42 kn za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

Komad đumbira veličine palca (1,50 kn)

8 mrkvi (6,00 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

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

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

3 velika krumpira (3,00 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće te sameljite češnjak i đumbir. Stavite veliki lonac na jaku vatru i dodajte ulje, luk, češnjak, đumbir i mrkve. Dinstajte desetak minuta da se sve blago karamelizira. Sada ubacite češnjak u prahu, čili, papriku, sol i papar. Promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu da se začini aktiviraju, pa onda dodajte krumpire i temeljac. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i kuhajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30-tak minuta.

Nakon 30 minuta maknite juhu s vatre te ju usitnite štapnim mikserom da bude glatka i kremasta. Poslužite toplo, posipano sjeckanim svježim peršinom. Ova se juhica super smrzava i podgrijava, pa ju možete pripremiti i unaprijed.

Carrot Ginger Soup (vegan) / Juha od mrkve i đumbira (veganska)