Spicy Broccoli Soup (vegan) / Pikantna juha od brokule (veganska)

You know how when you buy a head of broccoli you always throw away a huge stem? You don’t throw it away? Then congrats, you’ve been using the broccoli correctly for the whole time! However, up until recently, I had no idea that you can actually eat the broccoli stem and that it, in fact, has an even better nutritious blueprint than the florets. This soup utilizes whole broccoli and thus produces a ton of food and very little waste. That is, of course, a huge win in my book.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 0.61 EUR per serving / 3.65 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

2 heads of broccoli (1.60 EUR)

6 carrots (0.60 EUR)

6 medium sized potatoes (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. Peel the outer layer of broccoli stems and dice those up as well. I wanted to keep some chunks in my soup, so I cooked broccoli florets and half of the carrots in a separate pot of salted water to al dente. You can do that too, or just keep everything in the same pot to make things easier and then when the soup is done, blend it all together.

Add the oil to a deep pot, then sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in minced garlic and stir for just a minute before adding in broccoli stems, carrots, potatoes, salt, Gochujang, tomato paste, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper. Cover everything with a veggie broth and bring to a rolling boil.

Once the soup reaches a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes with a lid cracked open until everything is cooked through. Remove from heat and pulse with an immersion blender until creamy. If you cooked part of the veggies separately, stir in those, then taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.

This soup is really filling and reheats great, so it’s an awesome meal prep option for a busy work week.

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Znate kako kada kupite cijelu brokulu uvijek bacite u smeće ogromnu stabljiku? Vi ne bacate stabljiku? Onda vam čestitam, jer cijelo vrijeme koristite brokulu na pravilan način! Međutim, sve do nedavno, ja nisam uopće znala da je stabljika brokule jestiva. A stabljika ne samo da je jestiva, već ima još i veću nutritivnu vrijednost od cvjetića brokule. Za ovu juhu iskoristit ćete cijelu brokulu, pa ne samo da ćete imati jako puno juhe, već vam ostati i jako malo otpada od povrća.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 4,54 kn po porciji / 27,21 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

2 glavice brokule (12,00 kn)

6 mrkvi (4,50 kn)

6 srednje velikih krumpira (3,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0.01 kn)

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

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

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

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ogulite i bacite vanjski sloj sa stablike od brokule, pa nasjeckajte i stabljiku. Ja sam dio povrća u juhi ostavila cijeli, pa sam cvjetiće brokule i dio mrkve skuhala al dente u posebnom loncu u slanoj vodi. Ako želite, i vi napravite tako, ili ako želite pojednostaviti stvari, sve skuhajte u istom loncu i propasirajte cijelu juhu.

Ulje stavite u veliki lonac, pa prodinstajte luk par minuta dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte svježi češnjak, pa promiješajte i kuhajte minutu, samo da zamiriši, prije nego u lonac ubacite stabljike brokule, mrkvu, krumpir, sol, Gochujang, koncentrat rajčice, papriku, češnjak u prahu i papar. Sve zalijte povrtnim temeljcem i pustite da zavrije.

Kada juha zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30-tak minuta, dok povrće ne bude kuhano. Maknite juhu sa vatre i propasirajte štapnim mikserom da bude kremasto. Ako ste dio povrća skuhali posebno, sada to povrće ocijedite i umiješajte u juhu. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa odmah poslužite.

Ova je juha jako zasitna i super se podgrijava, tako da je odlična opcija za prirpemiti unaprijed za užurbani radni tjedan.

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Spicy Broccoli Soup (vegan) / Pikantna juha od brokule (veganska)

Creamy Shiitake, Bean and Potato Miso Soup (vegan) / Krem miso juha od shiitaka, graha i krumpira (veganska)

Everyone who knows that I’ve ordered a huge bag of dried shiitake mushrooms from Chinese section of Ebay thinks I am nuts, but hey, I ate those mushrooms and I’m still alive. Of course, the main reason for this is that they were super cheap. And I have inevitable faith in humanity. I’m certain that this could have gone either way, though.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.36 EUR per serving / 2.16 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 cup cooked Cannellini beans (0.20 EUR)

6 medium sized potatoes (0.40 EUR)

6-8 shiitake mushrooms, dried or fresh (0.40 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 tbsp miso paste (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

Optional:

Dried seaweed strips for serving (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. If using dried shiitake, soak them in warm water to soften, then roughly chop up. If using fresh shiitake, you can chop those up right away.

Add the oil to a deep pot, then sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant, then add in the beans, potatoes, mushrooms and their soaking liquid, veggie broth, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the soup from heat.

Dissolve miso paste in half a cup of cooking liquid and stir it into the soup. Be sure that the soup is off heat at that point. You don’t want miso to boil because it will then lose all its health benefits from the good bacteria. Stir the dissolved miso back into the soup together with sesame oil. Pulse the soup with immersion blender until creamy. Taste, adjust seasonings and serve. Optionally, sprinkle with strips of dried seaweed.

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Svi koji znaju da sam od kineske enklave na Ebayu naručila sušene shiitake gljive misle da sam poludila, ali evo, mogu sa zadovoljstvom prijaviti da sam pojela gljive i preživjela. Naravno, razlog za taj avanturizam je primarno to što su gljive bile stvarno jeftine. A i ja imam nepokolebljivu vjeru u čovječanstvo. Iako, bila sam otvorena za sve ishode. 🙂

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 2,69 kn po porciji / 16,11 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

1 šalica kuhanog bijelog graha (1,50 kn)

6 srednje velikih krumpira (3,00 kn)

6-8 sušenih ili svježih shiitaka (3,00 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 žlica miso paste (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

Dodatno po želji:

Trakice sušenih morskih algi za posluživanje (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ako koristite sušene shiitake, namočite ih u toploj vodi da omekšaju, pa grubo nasjeckajte. Svježe shiitake možete odmah narezati.

Veliki lonac sa uljem stavite na jaku vatru, pa na ulju par minuta dinstajte luk, sve dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte češnjak i kuhajte minutu, samo da zamiriši, pa onda ubacite i grah, krumpire, gljive sa tekućinom od namakanja, temeljac, sol, papar i čili. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30-tak minuta. Nakon 30 minuta maknite juhu sa vatre.

Miso pastu rastopite u oko pola šalice tekućine od kuhanja, pa umiješajte sve to natrag u juhu. Svakako pazite da vam juha više nije na vatri jer miso ne smije zavrijeti, pošto će onda izgubiti sva zdrava svojstva od dobrih bakterija. Rastopljeni miso umiješajte natrag u juhu skupa sa sezamovim uljem. Propulsirajte juhu sa štapnim mikserom dok sve ne bude lijepo kremasto. Kušajte, prilagodite začine i poslužite. Po želji juhu još možete posipati sušenim morskim algama koje ste narezali na tanke trakice.

Creamy Shiitake, Bean and Potato Miso Soup (vegan) / Krem miso juha od shiitaka, graha i krumpira (veganska)

Post-Holiday Detox Miso Soup (vegan) / Miso juha za post-blagdanski detox (veganska)

I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get some veggies into my system. The holidays were generally a carb laden rollercoaster, so I think that enough is enough. Therefore, this soup happened. It has an abundance of greens, is light and yet sufficiently filling, but also tastes amazing.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 1.41 EUR per serving / 8.44 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large leek (0.53 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

8 large Portobello mushrooms (1.07 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

½ of medium sized kale head (0.33 EUR)

½ of medium sized cauliflower head (0.66 EUR)

2 cups frozen peas (0.40 EUR)

Block of smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.07 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp miso paste (0.53 EUR)

250 grams rice vermicelli (2.76 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all of the veggies, mushrooms and tofu. Place a large pot with oil on high heat and sauté the white part of leek for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in carrots, mushrooms and garlic, then cook those down for about five minutes. Now throw in the remaining green part of leek, kale, cauliflower, peas, tofu, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Cover everything with veggie broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 15 minutes, until veggies are softened and cooked through. Remove from heat.

Dissolve miso paste in half a cup of cooking liquid and stir it into the soup. Be sure that the soup is off heat at that point. You don’t want miso to boil because it will then lose its health benefits from good bacteria.

While your soup is cooking, cook the rice vermicelli in a separate pot according to cooking instructions to al dente. Once everything is ready, place some rice noodles in a bowl and cover with miso soup. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve warm.

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Ne znam za vas, ali ja sam spremna da u sebe ubacim brdo zelenjave. Blagdani su uglavnom bili maraton u prežderavanju ugljikohidratima, pa mislim da tome treba stati na kraj. I tako se desila ova juha koja je nakrcana povrćem, lagana, no ujedno i prilično zasitna i super fina.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 10,60 kn po porciji / 63,61 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki poriluk (4,00 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

8 većih šampinjona (8,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

½ srednje glavica kelja (2,50 kn)

½ srednje glavica cvjetače (5,00 kn)

2 šalice smrznutog graška (3,00 kn)

1 dimljeni tofu (7,50 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

1 žličica sušenog chilija u pahuljicama (0,50 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

2 žlice miso paste (4,00 kn)

250 g tankih rižinih rezanaca (20,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće, gljive i tofu. Veliki lonac sa uljem stavite na jaku vatru, pa par minuta dinstajte bijeli dio poriluka, sve dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite mrkve, gljive i češnjak, pa kuhajte jedno pet minuta. Sada dodajte preostali zeleni dio poriluka, kelj, cvjetaču, grašak, tofu, sol, papar i čili. Sve zalijte temeljcem i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru, pa krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 15-tak minuta, dok povrće ne omekša i ne bude kuhano. Maknite s vatre.

Miso pastu rastopite u oko pola šalice tekućine od kuhanja, pa umiješajte sve to natrag u juhu. Pazite da vam juha više nije na vatri jer miso ne smije zavrijeti, pošto će onda izgubiti sva zdrava svojstva od dobrih bakterija.

Dok vam se juha kuha, skuhajte rižine rezance al dente u posebnom loncu prema uputama na pakiranju. Kada je sve spremno, rižine rezance stavite u zdjelicu pa obilno zalijte miso juhom. Posipajte svježim peršinom i poslužite toplo.

Post-Holiday Detox Miso Soup (vegan) / Miso juha za post-blagdanski detox (veganska)

Roasted Squash and Split Pea Soup (vegan) / Juha od pečene tikve i žutog graška (veganska)

What is autumn without squash recipes, my friends? Nothing, I say! I’m totally for seasonal fruits and veggies, as not only that they are then at their cheapest, but they’re also at their tastiest. So let’s take full advance of the fall abundance and do some hearty cooking.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.99 EUR per serving / 3.96 EUR for all)

½ of butternut squash (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 garlic cloves (0.07 EUR)

2 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

6 cherry tomatoes (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground coriander (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

1 cup dried split yellow peas (0.67 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.27 EUR)

4 cups vegetable broth (0.27 EUR)

6 sundried tomatoes (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Prepare the squash by giving it a good wash. Split it in half, then scoop and discard the seeds. Place on prepared baking tray with skin side down and roast for one hour, until softened and nicely caramelized. Allow the squash to cool slightly before scooping the flesh out of the skin and giving it a brief mash with a fork. I decided to roast the whole squash immediately and then froze the remaining half of the squash puree for future use. If you’d like a thicker soup, you can also dump all of the squash puree in it, or simply do as I did.

While your squash is roasting, wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies. Soak the sundried tomatoes in a bit of warm water. Pick through the peas and rinse them in a colander, then set aside. Place a large pot with oil on high heat and sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in fresh garlic, carrots and cherry tomatoes and cook for a few minutes until slightly caramelized. Stir in garlic powder, coriander, smoked and Hungarian paprika, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and bay leaf and cook for just a minute so the spices become fragrant. Throw in the peas, parsley and veggie broth. Finely dice the sundried tomatoes and add them into the soup together with their soaking liquid. Stir everything until fully incorporated.

Bring the soup to a rolling boil, then reduce heat and simmer on low for about one hour, until the peas are softened and cooked through. Finally, stir in the roasted squash puree, taste and adjust seasoning, then serve.

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Dragi prijatelji, što je jesen bez recepata sa tikvom? Ništa, baš ništa! Veliki sam zagovornik sezonskih recepata i načina kuhanja, jer tada ne samo da su voće i povrće najjeftiniji, već su ujedno i najukusniji. Stoga treba u punoj mjeri iskoristiti jesensko izobilje i baciti se na kuhanje.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,35 kn po porciji / 29,41 kn za sve)

½ butternut tikve (4,00 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 češnja češnjaka (0,50 kn)

2 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

6 cherry rajčica (6,00 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica korijandera u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

1 šalica sušenog žutog graška (5,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (2,00 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

6 sušenih rajčica (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i obložite protvan papirom za pečenje. Pripremite tikvu tako da ju dobro operete i raspolovite. Žlicom očistite i bacite sve sjemenke. Stavite tikvu na pripremljeni protvan, sa kožom okrenutom prema dolje i pecite sat vremena da omekša i karamelizira se. Pustite tikvu da se malo ohladi prije nego meso odvojite od kože i malo ga izgnječite vilicom. Ja sam odlučila odmah ispeći cijelu tikvu, pa polovicu pirea smrznuti za kasnije. Ako želite gušću juhu, možete u nju ubaciti pire od cijele tikve, ili pak učinite kako sam i ja.

Dok se tikva peče, operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Sušene rajčice namočite u malo tople vode. Proberite grašak i isperite ga u cjediljci pod tekućom vodom, pa stavite na stranu. Stavite veliki lonac na jaku vatru, pa na ulju par minuta dinstajte luk, sve dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte svježi češnjak, mrkve i cherry rajčice, te kuhajte koju minutu da se sve blago karamelizira. Umiješajte češnjak u prahu, korijander, dimljenu i slatku papriku, sol, papar, sušeni čili i lovor i kuhajte minutu, samo da začini zamiriše, prije nego dodate grašak, peršin i temeljac. Fino nasjeckajte sušene rajčice, pa i njih ubacite skupa sa tekućinom u kojoj su se namakale. Dobro sve promiješajte.

Pustite da juha zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte oko jedan sat, dok grašak ne omekša i ne bude sasvim kuhan. Na kraju umiješajte pire od pečene tikve, kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite.

Roasted Squash and Split Pea Soup (vegan) / Juha od pečene tikve i žutog graška (veganska)

Kale, Parsnip and Lentil Soup (vegan) / Juha od kelja, pastrnjaka i leće (veganska)

Colder autumn days are like made for wearing your favorite sweater and getting cozy with a bowl of a nice hot soup. This dish is not only delicious and healthy, but also very satisfying and filling, so it can definitely be served as a full meal. It comes together very quickly and reheats great, and thus makes a wonderful meal prep option.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.85 EUR per serving / 5.12 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 chili pepper (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground coriander (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

2 large parsnips (1.33 EUR)

2 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

1 medium sized kale head (0.67 EUR)

2 cups brown lentils (0.80 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies. Rinse the lentils in a colander and set aside. Place a large pot with oil on high heat and sauté the onion for a few minute until slightly translucent. Add in fresh garlic, chili pepper, garlic powder, coriander, smoked and Hungarian paprika, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and bay leaf. Give a good stir and cook for just a minute until the spices become fragrant. Add in parsnips, carrots, kale, lentils, parsley, tomato paste and veggie broth. Stir and bring to a boil.

Once the soup reaches a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve warm.

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Hladniji jesenski dani su kao stvoreni za to da se zavučete u najdraži džemper i ugnijezdite se sa zdjelicom fine tople juhice. Ovo jelo ne samo da je ukusno i zdravo, već je ujedno i vrlo zasitno, pa ga definitivno možete poslužiti kao samostalan obrok. Pripremiti ćete ga za čas, a podgrijava se super, pa je izvrsna ideja za pripremiti unaprijed i ponijeti na posao.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 6,36 kn po porciji / 38,16 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 čili papričica (1,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica korijandera u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

2 velika pastrnjaka (10,00 kn)

2 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

1 srednje velika glavica kelja (5,00 kn)

2 šalice zelene leće (6,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (2,00 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Isperite leću u cjediljci pod tekućom vodom i stavite na stranu. Stavite veliki lonac na jaku vatru, pa na ulju par minuta prodinstajte luk, sve dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, čili papričicu, češnjak u prahu, korijander, dimljenu i slatku papriku, sol, papar, sušeni čili i lovor. Dobro promiješajte i kuhajte minutu, samo da začini zamiriše. Dodajte pastrnjak, mrkve, kelj, leću, peršin, koncentrat rajčice i povrtni temeljac. Promiješajte i pustite da zavrije.

Kada juha zavrije, smanjite vatru i lagano krčkajte 30 minuta sa odškrinutim poklopcem. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite toplo.

Kale, Parsnip and Lentil Soup (vegan) / Juha od kelja, pastrnjaka i leće (veganska)

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)

Vegan Hot and Sour Soup / Veganska kiselo ljuta juha

This soup is my absolute favorite and I order it every time when we are having some Chinese takeout. Of course, it’s always better to rely on yourself and prepare your food on your own. I’ve already posted a non-vegan version of this recipe a while back, but I wanted to try out a vegan variation as well. Let me tell you, this turned out delicious and came together super fast.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 1.12 EUR per serving / 6.74 EUR for all)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.04 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

250 grams oyster mushrooms (1.00 EUR)

100 grams shiitake mushrooms (1.60 EUR)

3 large carrots (0.30 EUR)

1 block of smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp ginger powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp red pepper flakes (0.07 EUR)

¼ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp brown sugar (0.03 EUR)

2 cups frozen peas (0.53 EUR)

1 can white cannellini beans (0.67 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.07 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp corn starch (0.08 EUR)

½ cup warm water (–)

3 tbsp apple cider vinegar (0.04 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the vegetables. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp kitchen towel and cut into thin strips. Add the oil to a large pot on high heat and sauté onion until slightly translucent. Throw in oyster mushrooms and shiitake and cook for a few minutes before adding in carrots and tofu. Allow the carrots to soften a bit before you add in garlic, ginger powder, red pepper flakes, salt and brown sugar. Give a good stir and allow the spices to become fragrant, then dump in frozen peas, beans, chopped parsley, soy sauce, ketchup and veggie broth.

Bring everything to a rolling boil, reduce heat to medium-low and allow it all to simmer for about 10 minutes, until the peas are cooked through. Dissolve corn starch in ½ cup of warm water and then slowly pour it into the soup, while stirring constantly. Allow the soup to cook for another minute or two until it thickens a bit. Remove the soup from heat, stir in apple cider vinegar and sesame oil, taste and adjust seasoning. Serve hot.

This soup also reheats great and will keep refrigerated for a couple of days.

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Ovu juhu jednostavno obožavam i obavezno ju naručim svaki puta kada uzmemo neku dostavu iz kineskog restorana. Naravno, uvijek mi je draže pouzdati se u samu sebe i sama si skuhati ono što jedem. Već sam ranije na blogu objavila ne-vegansku verziju ove juhe, ali sam također željela isprobati i vegansku varijantu. I odma da vam kažem, ovo jelo ne samo da je isplao izvrsno, već je i jako brzo bilo gotovo.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 8,41 kn po porciji / 50,46 kn za sve)

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,30 kn)

2 velika luk (1,50 kn)

250 g bukovača (7,50 kn)

100 g shiitaka (12,00 kn)

3 velike mrkve (2,25 kn)

1 kocka dimljenog tofua (7,50 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

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

1 žličica sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,50 kn)

¼ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 žlica smeđeg šećera (0,25 kn)

2 šalice smrznutog graška (4,00 kn)

1 konzerva bijelog graha (5,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (0,50 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

2 žlice kukuruznog škroba (0,60 kn)

½ šalice tople vode (–)

3 žlice jabučnog octa (0,30 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Gljive obrišite vlažnim papirnatim ručnikom i narežite na tanke trakice. Ulje stavite u veliki lonac na jakoj vatri, pa prodinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite bukovače i shiitake, te par minuta kuhajte, a onda dodajte mrkvu i tofu. Pustite da mrkve malo omekšaju prije nego ćete ubaciti češnjak, đumbir, čili, sol i šećer. Dobro promiješajte i pustite da začini zamiriše, te tada dodajte i smrznuti grašak, grah, sjeckani peršin, soja sos, kečap i povrtni temeljac.

Pričekajte da sve zavrije prije nego vatru smanjite na srednje-nisku. Ostavite da se sve krčka desetak minuta, dok grašak ne bude do kraja kuhan. Kukuruzni škrob rastopite u pola šalice tople vode te ga polako ulijevajte u juhu, uz neprestano miješanje. Pustite da se juha kuha još minutu-dvije dok se malo ne zgusne. Maknite juhu s vatre i umiješajte ocat i sezamovo ulje. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, te poslužite vruće.

Ova juha se također i dobro podgrijava, a u hladnjaku će držati nekoliko dana.

Vegan Hot and Sour Soup / Veganska kiselo ljuta juha