Festive Coconut Bliss Balls (raw, paleo) / Energetske kuglice sa kokosom u blagdanskim aromama (sirove, paleo)

With Christmas time and holidays slowly approaching, I’ve been thinking about festive seasonal recipes so I get my things organized and ready ahead of time. This desert / healthy snack is super easy and quick to make, but the combination of cloves and cinnamon gives the Christmas-y vibe, so I’m definitely keeping this in my arsenal.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12-15 bliss balls / 1.10 EUR)

1 cup pitted dates (0.67 EUR)

1 cup desiccated coconut (0.33 EUR)

½ cup water (–)

1 tsp ground cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp ground cloves (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until a crumbly dough forms. If the dough feels too wet and too sticky, add a bit more coconut. Using your hands shape the dough into balls. Store the bliss balls in your fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Hide from all family members who lack self-control, as these are super tasty and addictive.

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Pošto se božićno i blagdansko vrijeme polako približavaju, razmišljam o prigodnim receptima kako bih unaprijed imala sve pripremljeno i posloženo. Ovaj desert / zdravi snack je jako jednostavan i brz, ali kombinacija cimeta i klinčića baš daje onu pravu božićnu vibru. Stoga ovo definitivno ostaje u mojem arsenalu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12-15 kuglica / 8,25 kn)

1 šalica odkoštenih datulja (5,00 kn)

1 šalica kokosovog brašna (2,50 kn)

½ šalice vode (–)

1 žličica cimeta u prahu (0,50 kn)

½ žličice klinčića u prahu (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ubacite sve sastojke u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok ne dobijete grudičasto tijesto. Ako vam se čini da je tijesto previše mokro i ljepljivo, ubacite još malo kokosa. Rukama tijesto formirajte u kuglice. Kuglice čuvajte u hladnjaku u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi, gdje će držati do tjedan dana. Obavezno sakrijte od svih članova domaćinstva kojima fali samokontrole, pošto ove kuglice izazivaju ovisnost.

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Festive Coconut Bliss Balls (raw, paleo) / Energetske kuglice sa kokosom u blagdanskim aromama (sirove, paleo)

Frozen Vegan Bounty Squares (raw, paleo) / Smrznute veganske Bounty kocke (sirove, paleo)

If you’ve been around when I posted a homemade coconut milk recipe, then you know that a byproduct is coconut pulp. Here’s what you can do with it.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 3-4servings / 0.43 EUR per serving / 1.30 EUR for all)

1 cup pitted dates (0.67 EUR)

½ cup water (–)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

1 cup leftover coconut pulp or desiccated coconut (0.33 EUR)

2 tbsp raw cocoa powder (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Soak the dates in water for about one hour. Transfer the dates into a food processor with about half a cup of soaking liquid and vanilla. Pulse until you have a smooth and uniform paste. Add in coconut and cocoa powder, then pulse more until fully combined. If needed, add a splash more of reserved soaking liquid.

Line a small tray or a bowl with cling foil and carefully transfer in it the prepared dough. Even out with a spatula and freeze for an hour. Once the dough is frozen, pull out the cling foil to remove the frozen dough from your tray. Allow it to thaw for about five minutes, then cut into squares and serve. Store the squares in a freezer if you’re not planning to eat everything right away.

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Ako ste navraćali na blog kada sam objavila recept za kokosovo mlijeko, onda znate da je nusprodukt kokosova pulpa. A evo što sa njom možete učiniti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 3-4 porcije / 3,23 kn po porciji / 9,70 kn za sve)

1 šalica odkoštenih datulja (5,00 kn)

½ šalice vode (–)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

1 šalica kokosove pulpe ili kokosovog brašna (2,50 kn)

2 žlice sirovog kakao praha (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Sat vremena namočite datulje u vodi. Preselite datulje u multipraktik sa oko pola šalice tekućine od namakanja i vanilijom. Pulsirajte dok ne dobijete glatku i jednoličnu pastu. Dodajte kokos i kakao, pa još jednom propulsirajte da se sve sjedini. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode u kojoj su se namakale datulje.

Mali protvan ili posudu obložite prijanjajućom folijom, pa u njega pažljivo preselite smjesu koju ste pripremili. Poravnajte špatulom i stavite u zamrzivač na sat vremena. Kada je tijesto smrznuto, povucite foliju i tako izvadite sve iz posude. Pustite jedno pet minuta da se malo otpusti i onda narežite na kocke i poslužite. Ono što ne mislite odmah pojesti čuvajte u zamrzivaču.

Frozen Vegan Bounty Squares (raw, paleo) / Smrznute veganske Bounty kocke (sirove, paleo)

Potato and Pea Coconut Curry (vegan)/ Curry od krumpira i graška sa kokosovim mlijekom (veganski)

I’ve just posted a recipe for homemade coconut milk where I’ve announced a delicious curry recipe coming up, so here it is! I love how creamy and tasty this dish turned out to be. And also, it’s dirt cheap. I’ve served this curry over plain cooked rice so the rice can soak up all of the yummy sauce, but feel free to have it on its own. Also, adjust the spicy kick to your own liking by adding more or less chili peppers.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.58 EUR per serving / 3.47 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

2 chili peppers (0.27 EUR)

3 tsp curry powder (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp turmeric (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground coriander (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

2 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 parsley roots (0.27 EUR)

4 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

6 red potatoes (0.67 EUR)

3 cups coconut milk (0.33 EUR)

2 cups frozen peas (0.40 EUR)

1 tbsp corn starch (0.04 EUR)

1 cup water (–)

Large handful of fresh parsley (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all of the vegetables. Add the oil to a deep pot, then sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in minced garlic, chili peppers, curry powder, turmeric, coriander, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Stir for a minute so the spices become fragrant before adding in parsley roots, carrots, potatoes and coconut milk. If needed, add in a splash of water so that all of the veggies are submerged, then bring to a boil.

Once your curry reaches a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes with a lid cracked open. Stir in frozen peas and cook for additional 10 minutes until the peas are done. In a small bowl, whisk corn starch with water until completely dissolved. Stir the dissolved corn starch into the curry to thicken. Finally, stir in fresh parsley and serve the curry either on its own, or over cooked rice.

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Pošto sam baš objavila recept za kokosovo mlijeko u kojem sam najavila jako ukusni curry koji imam za podijeliti sa vama, sada donosim i to. Mene je oduševilo kako je ovo jelo ispalo kremasto i fino, a uz to još i prejeftino. Ja sam curry poslužila sa rižom kako bi ona mogla popiti sav taj fini umak, ali slobodno ga možete poslužiti i samog za sebe. Također, ljutoću si podesite po vlastitom ukusu pa prema tome dozirajte i količinu čilija.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 4,29 kn po porciji / 25,77 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

2 čili papričice (2,00 kn)

3 žličice curry praha (1,50 kn)

1 žličica kurkume (0,50 kn)

1 žličica korijandera u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

2 žličice soli (0,02 kn)

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

2 korijena peršina (2,00 kn)

4 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

6 crvenih krumpira (5,00 kn)

3 šalice kokosovog mlijeka (2,50 kn)

2 šalice smrznutog graška (3,00 kn)

1 žlica kukuruznog škroba (0,30 kn)

1 šalica vode (–)

Veliki pregršt svježeg peršina (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i narežite svo povrće. U duboki lonac stavite ulje pa par minuta dinstajte luk, dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite sjeckani češnjak, čili, curry, kurkumu, korijander, češnjak u prahu, sol i papar. Promiješaje i kuhajte minutu da začini zamiriše prije nego dodate korijen peršina, mrkve, krumpire i kokosovo mlijeko. Po potrebi dodajte mrvicu vode tako da svo povrće bude potopljeno pa pustite da zavrije.

Kada curry zakipi smanjite vatru i kuhajte 15-tak minuta sa odškrinutim poklopcem. Umiješajte smrznuti grašak te kuhajte još deset minuta dok grašak ne bude gotov. U zdjelici sa vodom rastopite kukuruzni škrob i onda tu smjesu umiješajte u curry da se zgusne. Na kraju kada je sve gotovo umiješajte svježi peršin i poslužite curry preko kuhane riže.

Potato and Pea Coconut Curry (vegan)/ Curry od krumpira i graška sa kokosovim mlijekom (veganski)

Homemade Coconut Milk (vegan, paleo) / Kokosovo mlijeko (vegansko, paleo)

Here’s another quick and easy treat for all of those who are fans of plant based milks. This coconut milk is even quicker to make compared to the cashew milk recipe I’ve posted, as it doesn’t require presoaking. And since desiccated coconut is pretty cheap, the milk is also super affordable and, needless to say, far superior in taste to store bought options. This milk should keep in your fridge for 4-5 days.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 3 cups / 0.11 EUR per cup / 0.33 EUR for all)

1 desiccated coconut (0.33 EUR)

3 cups water (–)

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METHOD:

Add coconut and water to a high speed blender and pulse for 2-3 minutes, until the milk is smooth and creamy. Strain the milk through a clean kitchen towel or a nut milk bag to separate from the pulp. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can from the pulp, then transfer the milk to a clean bottle. Store the coconut milk in your fridge and shake well before every use to re-emulsify.

I have a great curry recipe coming up with this milk so stay tuned. Also, don’t throw away the pulp, as it works awesome in smoothies, bread, cakes or pancakes. I’ve made a really tasty frozen vegan bounty squares with it and will share that recipe with you guys as well.

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Evo jedan brzi i jako jednostavni recept za sve vas koji ste ljubitelji veganskih mlijeka. Ovo kokosovo mlijeko je još jednostavnije i brže za pripremiti od mlijeka od indijskih oraščića za koje sam ranije objavila recept jer kokos ne morate namakati. A pošto je i samo kokosovo brašno prilično jeftino, ovo mlijeko je još isplativije, uz to što je i daleko finije od onih kupovnih verzija. Ovakvo domaće kokosovo mlijeko će u hladnjaku držati kojih 4-5 dana.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 3 šalice / 0.83 kn po šalici / 2,50 kn za sve)

1 šalica kokosovog brašna (2,50 kn)

3 šalice vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Kokos i vodu ubacite u jaki blender, pa pulsirajte 2-3 minute dok mlijeko ne bude glatko i kremasto. Mlijeko procijedite kroz čistu kuhinjsku krpu ili kroz specijalnu vrećicu za mlijeka od orašastih plodova kako bi ste ga razdvojili od pulpe. Iz pulpe rukama istisnite što više tekućine, te preselite mlijeko u čistu bocu. Čuvajte obavezno u hladnjaku i dobro protresite prije svake upotrebe kako bi se ponovno napravila emulzija.

Imam super recept za curry sa ovim mlijekom, pa bacite oko na blog ako vas to interesira. Također, pulpu nikako ne bacajte već ju upotrijebite za smoothyje, kruh, kolače ili palačinke. Ja sam pulpu iskoristila za prefine smrznute veganske bounty kocke, a ubrzo sa vama planiram i podijeliti taj recept.

Homemade Coconut Milk (vegan, paleo) / Kokosovo mlijeko (vegansko, paleo)