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.

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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

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)

Corn and Potato Chowder (vegan) / Krem juha od kukuruza i krumpira (veganska)

This dish definitely isn’t the prettiest, but it’s super tasty, filling and cheap. Plus, it takes very little effort to make. I opted for roasting the potatoes, onions and garlic to give the chowder an extra layer of flavor. You can absolutely skip this and just cook everything on stovetop. But I think such extra little effort was well rewarded.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.37 EUR per serving / 2.24 EUR for all)

6 medium sized potatoes (0.40 EUR)

3 tbsp olive oil (0.13 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

3 cups frozen corn (0.80 EUR)

6 cups water (–)

2 tbsp coconut butter (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of dried chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Wash, peel and dice potatoes and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Quarter the onions with skins intact and tuck around the potatoes, together with unpeeled garlic cloves. Bake for about 45 minutes, until slightly crispy and golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit before peeling and discarding the skins from onions and garlic.

Meanwhile, cook the frozen corn in water for about 10 minutes, until softened through. You can also use canned corn and skip this step, but frozen was what I had on hand. Reserve one cup of cooked corn for later and add the rest together with cooking water, coconut butter, garlic powder, smoked and Hungarian paprika and chili flakes, together with roasted potatoes, garlic and onions to a food processor and pulse until creamy. If needed, dilute with a bit more water. Put to a pot, add the reserved whole corn and gently simmer on low for about ten minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve.


Ovo jelo definitivno nije najfotogeničnije, ali je jako fino, zastino i jeftino. Osim toga, treba uložiti sasvim malo truda da ga smutite. Ja sam se odlučila ispeći krumpire, luk i češnjak, kako bi sve dobilo još jedan sloj arome. Naravno, možete taj korak preskočiti i sve skuhati na štednjaku, ali ja mislim da se taj mali dodatni napor i više nego isplatio.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 2,79 kn po porciji / 16,75 kn za sve)

6 srednje velikih krumpira (3,00 kn)

3 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,99 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

3 šalice smrznutog kukuruza (6,00 kn)

6 šalica vode (–)

2 žlice kokosovog maslaca (2,00 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica slatke crvene paprike (0,25 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,25 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Operite, ogulite i narežite krumpire na kocke, pa pomiješajte sa maslinovim ulje, solju i paprom. Raširite po protvanu u jednom sloju. Raščetvorite luk skupa sa ljuskom, pa zajedno sa neoguljenim češnjakom rasporedite među krumpirima. Pecite oko 45 minuta, dok se sve ne zahrska i ne zažuti. Maknite iz pećnice i pustite da se malo ohladi prije nego ogulite i bacite ljuske od luka i češnjaka.

U međuvremenu, desetak minuta kuhajte kukuruz u vodi, dok ne bude mekan. Možete također uzeti i kukuruz iz konzerve, pa ovaj korak preskočiti, ali ja sam doma imala smrznuti. Sačuvajte jednu šalicu kuhanog kukuruza, a ostatak skupa sa vodom, kokosovim maslacem, češnjakom u prahu, dimljenom i crvenom paprikom, čilijem, te pečenim krumpirima, lukom i češnjakom, ubacite u blender i pulsirajte dok ne bude kremasto. Po potrebi, razrijedite sa još malo vode. Sve ubacite u lonac, skupa sa cijelim kukuruzom kojeg ste sačuvali, te lagano krčkajte desetak minuta. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite.

Corn and Potato Chowder (vegan) / Krem juha od kukuruza i krumpira (veganska)

Enhanced Cream of Mushroom Soup / Nabrijana krem juha od gljiva

Let’s be real. On some days you just wanna slouch in your pajamas and shovel down frozen pizza or instant ramen. I’ve been there. Most of my work week summons up such feelings. That’s why I do majority of serious cooking on the weekend.

Furthermore, I still try to eat something substantial even on those days of absolute sloth. And this soup is a middle ground. It packs a bunch of good things, but uses prepacked cream of mushroom soup (I used a Knorr sachet) to make life more simple. For some substance I also dumped in a bunch of precooked rye I had lying around. But really, simple rice or any other grain will work here, as will potatoes or lentils. Just throw in whatever you have on hand.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.74 EUR per serving / 4.41 EUR for all)

4 tbsp olive oil (0.18 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp butter (0.27 EUR)

500 grams Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly cracked black pepper (0.02 EUR)

2 cups precooked whole rye (0.40 EUR)

6 cups of water (–)

1 bag cream of mushroom soup of choice (1.07 EUR)

2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Finely dice onions, mince garlic and thinly slice mushrooms. Saute onions on olive oil on high heat for a few minutes, until translucent. Throw in garlic and cook for a minute or two. Add in butter and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, then cook for a few minutes to reduce the bulk of mushrooms. Finally add in rye, water and soup powder. Give a good stir until everything is even and there are no lumps floating around. Bring to a boil and cook according to the instructions on the soup sachet – mine took about five minutes. Stir in chopped parsley and serve.

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Budimo skroz realistični. Ima dana kada samo želite ljenčariti u pidžami, a u usta lopatati pizzu ili instant tjesteninu. Takvo stanje nije mi ni malo strano. Zapravo, većina mojeg radnog tjedna priziva te osjećaje. Radi toga ono ozbiljnije kuhanje obavim uglavnom preko vikenda.

Također, trudim se pojesti nešto koliko-toliko zdravo čak i kada me obuzmu ti dani apsolutne lijenosti. Ova juha je nekakva zlatna sredina. U njoj je natrpano i dosta dobrih stvari, ali je, da si olakšam život, baza krem juha od gljiva iz vrećice (ja sam upotrijebila Knorr). Da obrok bude zasitniji, u juhu sam ubacila i kuhanu raž koju sam već ranije imala spremnu. Naravno, ovdje će poslužiti i najobičnija riža ili koja druga žitarica, kao i krumpiri ili leća. Samo dodajte ono što vam je pri ruci.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 5,50 kn po porciji / 32,98 kn za sve)

4 žlice maslinovog ulja (1,32 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 žlice maslaca (2,00 kn)

500 grama šampinjona (15,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 šalice kuhane raži (3,00 kn)

6 šalica vode (–)

1 vrećica krem juhe od gljiva po izboru (8,00 kn)

2 žlice sjeckanog svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak, a gljive narežite na tanke listiće. Prodinstajte luk na maslinovom ulju na jakoj vatri dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite češnjak, pa kuhajte minutu-dvije. Dodajte maslac i gljive, začinite solju i paprom, te kuhajte nekoliko minuta da se volumen gljiva smanji. Konačno, ubacite i raž, vodu te juhu iz vrećice. Dobro promiješajte dok sve ne bude jednolično i bez grudica. Pustite da zavrije pa kuhajte prema uputama na pakiranju juhe. Moja je bila gotova za pet minuta. Umiješajte sjeckani peršin i poslužite.

Enhanced Cream of Mushroom Soup / Nabrijana krem juha od gljiva