Mixed Mushroom, Spinach and Barley Stew (vegan) / Varivo od miješanih gljiva, špinata i ječma (vegansko)

For all mushroom lovers out there, here’s a delicious and filling stew which is super easy to make and also freezer friendly. Sadly, we ate our whole stash already, but I could definitely persuade myself into cooking up another batch.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 1.08 EUR per serving / 6.50 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp vegan butter (0.27 EUR)

250 grams of oyster mushrooms (1.33 EUR)

250 grams of cremini mushrooms (1.33 EUR)

100 grams of shiitake mushrooms (1.00 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 and ½ cups barley (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried oregano (0.07 EUR)

6 cups of veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

400 grams of frozen leafy spinach (1.00 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. Add oil, onion and carrots to a large pot on high heat and saute for about five minutes to slightly caramelize. Add in vegan butter and all of the mushrooms. Stir and cook for 10-15 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked down and lightly browned. Now add in minced garlic, barley, tomato paste, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, dried oregano and veggie broth. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes, until the barley is cooked through.

Once the barley is cooked, turn off heat and stir in frozen spinach. Put the lid back on and let the stew sit for about 10 minutes, so the spinach cooks from residual heat. Give a good final stir and serve immediately. This dish also freezes and reheats great, so don’t be shy and be sure to cook up a nice big batch. You’ll definitely thank yourself later.

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Za sve vas ljubitelje gljiva, evo vam recept za jedno prefino i zasitno varivo koje, ne samo da je jednostavno za pripremiti, već se i super smrzava. Na žalost, mi smo slistili naše zalihe, ali definitivno bih samu sebe mogla uvjeriti da skuham još jednu turu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 8,10 kn po porciji / 48,61 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

2 žlice veganskog maslaca (2,00 kn)

250 g bukovača (10,00 kn)

250,00 g smeđih šampinjona (10,00 kn)

100 g shiitaka (7,50 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica ječma (1,50 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog origana (0,50 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

400 g smrznutog špinata u listovima (7,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Ulje, luk i mrkve stavite u veliki lonac na jakoj vatri i dinstajte jedno pet minuta da se sve blago karamelizira. Dodajte maslac i sve gljive. Dobro promiješajte i kuhajte jedno 10-15 minuta dok tekućina iz gljiva ne ispari i gljive se blago zapeku. Sada dodajte sjeckani češnjak, ječam, koncentrat rajčice, sol, papar, čili, češnjak u prahu, origano i temeljac. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko pola sata, dok ječam ne bude kuhan.

Kada je ječam kuhan, maknite lonac s vatre i umiješajte smrznuti špinat. Ponovno poklopite i ostavite tako desetak minuta da se špinat skuha od topline u loncu. Za kraj sve još jednom promiješajte i odmah poslužite. Ovo se jelo super smrzava i podgrijava, pa se nemojte ustručavati skuhati više. Vjerujte mi, vaše buduće ja biti će vam zahvalno.

Mixed Mushroom, Spinach and Barley Stew (vegan) / Varivo od miješanih gljiva, špinata i ječma (vegansko)

Kimchi Stew Number Two (vegan) / Varivo od Kimchija broj dva (vegansko)

If you enjoyed the first Kimchi stew recipe I’ve posted, do check this one out as well. The second version is more hearty and robust, and therefore better suited for colder days we are facing. The warm spices really revive and keep the blood flowing, which was just what I needed after a miserable day of ending soaked up in rain on my way home from work.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.06 EUR per serving / 4.24 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

4 medium sized potatoes (0.27 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 cups vegan Kimchi (0.93 EUR)

1 can of cooked chickpeas (0.80 EUR)

8 Shiitake mushrooms (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

3 tbsp chickpea flour (0.20 EUR)

4 cups veggie broth (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up all the veggies and mushrooms. Add oil, onion, carrot and potatoes to a pot on high heat. Saute for about five minutes to slightly caramelize then add in garlic and Gochujang. Stir and cook for just a minute before adding in Kimchi, chickpeas, mushrooms, tomato paste, salt, black pepper, bay leaf and soy sauce. Dissolve the chickpea flour in veggie broth, then pour the concoction into the pot. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for about half an hour, until the potatoes are thoroughly cooked through. Be sure to stir everything occasionally and, if needed, add in a splash more of water. Turn off heat and stir in the toasted sesame oil. Serve warm. The stew reheats great so it’s also an excellent meal prep option as well.

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Ako vam se svidio raniji recept za Kimchi varivo koji sam objavila, definitivno isprobajte i ovaj. Ova nova verzija je definitivno zasitnija i robusnija, pa samim time i prikladnija za hladne dane sa kojima se suočavamo. Topli začini će vas stvarno napuniti energijom i razbuditi, što je meni definitivno trebalo nakon što me oprala kiša pa sam sva mokra i promrzla došla doma s posla.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,93 kn po porciji / 31,71 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

4 srednje velika krumpira (2,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

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

2 šalice veganskog Kimchija (7,00 kn)

1 konzerva slanutka (6,00 kn)

8 gljiva shiitaka (4,00 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

3 žlice brašna od slanutka (1,50 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće i gljive. Ulje, luk, mrkvu i krumpire ubacite u lonac na jakoj vatri. Dinstajte oko pet minuta da se sve blago karamelizira, pa dodajte češnjak i Gochujang. Promiješajte i kuhajte minutu prije nego dodate i Kimchi, slanutak, gljive, koncentrat rajčice, sol, papar, lovor i soja sos. Brašno od slanutka otopite u temeljcu, pa tu smjesu ulijte u lonac. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem jedno pola sata, dok krumpiri ne omekšaju. S vremena na vrijeme sve dobro promiješajte, a po potrebi podlijte sa još malo vode. Maknite s vatre i umiješajte sezamovo ulje. Poslužite toplo. Ovo se varivo super podgrijava, pa je odlična opcija za pripremiti unaprijed i ponijeti na posao.

Kimchi Stew Number Two (vegan) / Varivo od Kimchija broj dva (vegansko)

Kimchi Stew (vegan) / Varivo od Kimchija (vegansko)

Have you already tried making Kimchi at home? If so, then you probably have abundance of it and may be searching for ideas to throw Kimchi into other dishes. This stew is just the thing and is unbelievably simple to make and delicious. Honestly, my expectations were pretty low, but I ended up being pleasantly surprised by the outcome, so this will definitely end up in our regular food rotation.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.23 EUR per serving / 4.93 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

1 parsnip (0.40 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

2 cups vegan Kimchi (0.93 EUR)

1 block of smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

4 cups veggie broth (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (0.07 EUR)

200 grams glass noodles (1.33 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up all the veggies. Drain and dice the smoked tofu. Add oil, onion, carrot and parsnip to a pot on high heat. Saute for about five minutes to slightly caramelize then add in garlic and Gochujang. Stir and cook for just a minute before adding in tomato paste, Kimchi, tofu, veggie broth and soy sauce. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 20 minutes. Turn off heat, add in sesame oil and noodles then put the lid back on and let sit for around five minutes until the noodles are cooked through from residual heat. Serve warm. This also reheats great and will only taste better on the next day, so be sure to make a few extra servings.

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Jeste li već probali kod kuće napraviti Kimchi? Ako da, onda sigurno imate tonu Kimchija i počeli ste izmišljati načine kako ga sve ubaciti u neka druga jela. Ovo varivo je onda baš prava stvar za vas, a veoma je lako za pripremiti i stvarno ukusno. Iskreno, moja su očekivanja bila poprilično niska, ali sam se baš ugodno iznenadila koliko je sve ispalo fino, tako da će Kimchi varivo sigurno biti ubačeno u naš redovni meni.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 9,24 kn po porciji / 36,95 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

1 pastrnjak (3,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

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

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

2 šalice veganskog Kimchija (7,00 kn)

1 kocka dimljenog tofua (7,50 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

1 žličica tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,50 kn)

200 g tankih rižinih rezanaca (10,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ocijedite i na kocke narežite dimljeni tofu. Dodajte ulje, luk, mrkve i pastrnjak u lonac na jaku vatru. Dinstajte jedno pet minuta da se sve lagano karamelizira, pa dodajte češnjak i Gochujang. Promiješajte i kuhajte samo minutu prije nego ubacite i koncentrat rajčice, Kimchi, tofu, temeljac i soja sos. Pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru te krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-tak minuta. Maknite sa vatre, dodajte sezamovo ulje i rezance, pa poklopite i ostavite pet minuta da se rezanci skuhaju od preostale topline. Poslužite toplo. Ovo jelo se također super podgrijava, a sljedećeg će dana biti još bolje, pa definitivno skuhajte koju porciju više.

Kimchi Stew (vegan) / Varivo od Kimchija (vegansko)

Creamy Pea and Edamame Stew (including a vegan option) / Kremasto varivo od graška i boba (uključujući i vegansku opciju)

This stew is a clean-up-your-fridge type of dish, which means you can basically chug in anything your heart desires. I had various leftovers floating around, so this is what I came up with. There’s also a tiny bit of pancetta in there as well, but if you’re vegetarian or vegan, feel free to just use smoked tofu instead.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.60 EUR per serving / 3.60 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

3 carrots (0.30 EUR)

Small piece of pancetta (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

4 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.03 EUR)

6 cups veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

3 potatoes (0.20 EUR)

1 cup frozen peas (0.20 EUR)

1 cup frozen edamame beans (0.80 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies and pancetta. Place deep pot on high heat and add in oil, onion, garlic and carrots. Saute for a few minutes, until veggies slightly soften up. Add in diced pancetta and cook for a few minutes to slightly crisp up before adding in salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, Hungarian paprika, basil and bay leaf. Cook for a minute, just so the spices become fragrant.

Stir in flour then add about one to two cups of broth. Stir vigorously, so all the flour dissolves in broth and there are no clumps. If needed, add in a bit more broth to thin out the mixture. Then turn the heat down to medium and allow this mix to simmer for about ten minutes, while stirring frequently. After about ten minutes, gradually stir in the remaining broth. Add in diced potatoes, peas, edamame beans, tomato paste and parsley.

Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes. Be sure to give an occasional good stir, so that nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot. Serve warm or portion out for later, as this stew reheats great.

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Ovo varivo je onaj tip jela koji skuhate kada trebate počistiti hladnjak i špajzu, jer unutra bez problema možete utrpati svakakve ostatke. Osim raznog povrća, ja sam imala i mali komadićak pancete, pa sam i nju odlučila iskoristiti. Ako ste vi vegetarijanac ili vegan, slobodno umjesto pancete upotrijebite dimljeni tofu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 4,46 kn po porciji / 26,76 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

3 mrkve (2,25 kn)

Mali komadić pancete (5,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

4 žlice glatkog brašna (0,20 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

3 krumpira (1,50 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog graška (1,50 kn)

1 šalica smrznutog boba (6,00 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće i pancetu. Stavite veliki lonac na jaku vatru i dodajte ulje, luk, češnjak i mrkve. Dinstajte nekoliko minuta da sve malo omekša. Ubacite sjeckanu pancetu, pa i nju kuhajte da se malo zahrska prije nego dodate sol, papar, čili, češnjak u prahu, papriku, bosiljak i lovor. Kuhajte minutu da začini zamiriše.

Umiješajte brašno, pa dodajte jednu do dvije šalice temeljca. Sve jako dobro promiješajte da se brašno skroz rastopi u temeljcu i ne bude grudica. Po potrebi razrijedite sa još malo temeljca, te smanjite vatru i uz učestalo miješanje krčkajte desetak minuta. Nakon kojih deset minuta postepeno umiješajte preostali temeljac. Dodajte krumpire, grašak, bob, koncentrat rajčice i peršin.

Pustite da varivo zavrije, smanjite vatru, te kuhajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30-tak minuta. S vremena na vrijeme sve dobro promiješajte kako se ništa ne bi uhvatilo za dno lonca. Poslužite odmah toplo, ili rasporedite u porcije za kasnije, s obzirom da se ovo varivo super podgrijava.

Creamy Pea and Edamame Stew (including a vegan option) / Kremasto varivo od graška i boba (uključujući i vegansku opciju)

Kale and Chickpea Stew (vegan) / Varivo od kelja i slanutka (vegansko)

This stew is cheap, simple and easy. It yields a nice big batch so you’re settled for the whole week. Basically, it’s a perfect meal. So tune in if you’re a kale fan and need some inspiration.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.46 EUR per serving / 2.78 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried basil (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

4 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.01 EUR)

4 cups veggie broth (0.27 EUR)

1 can of diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

½ of large kale head (0.30 EUR)

3 cups cooked chickpeas (0.60 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies. Add oil, onion, garlic and carrots to a large pot on high heat and saute for a few minutes, until veggies are slightly caramelized. Add in salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, smoked and Hungarian paprika, basil and bay leaf, stir and cook for just a minute, so the spices become fragrant. Add in flour, give a good stir and add about a cup of veggie broth. Stir well, until all of the flour is dissolved in broth and no lumps remain. Simmer for about five minutes before stirring in the remaining broth, tomatoes, kale and chickpeas.

Bring everything to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer on low with a lid cracked open for 20-30 minutes. If needed, add a splash more of water to the veggies and stir occasionally. Serve warm or portion out to reheat later on.

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Ovo varivo je jeftino, jednostavno i lako za pripremiti. Od recepta dobijete priličnu količinu, pa ste što se kuhanja tiče odmah mirni za više dana. Radi toga je to po meni savršeno jelo, a ako ste ljubitelj kelja i treba vam malo inspiracije, nastavite čitati.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 3,75 kn po porciji / 22,51 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog bosiljka (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

4 žlice glatkog brašna (0,20 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (4,00 kn)

½ velike glavice kelja (3,00 kn)

3 šalice kuhanog slanutka (4,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ulje, luk, češnjak i mrkve stavite u veliki lonac na jakoj vatri, pa dinstajte par minuta da se sve blago karamelizira. Dodajte, sol, papapr, čili, češnjak, slatku i dimljenu papriku, bosiljak i lovor, promiješajte, te pustite samo minutu da začini zamiriše. Ubacite brašno, promiješajte i zalijte sa šalicom temeljca. Sve jako dobro promiješajte da se brašno skroz rastopi u temeljcu i ne ostanu grudice. Krčkajte oko pet minuta, prije nego u smjesu umiješate preostali temeljac, pelate, kelj i slanutak.

Pustite da sve zavrije, smanjite vatru, pa krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-30 minuta. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode, a s vremena na vrijeme i promiješajte. Poslužite toplo ili rasporedite u porcije da kasnije samo podgrijete.

Kale and Chickpea Stew (vegan) / Varivo od kelja i slanutka (vegansko)

Bean, Quinoa, Lentil and Sausage Stew / Varivo od graha, kvinoje i leće sa kobasicama

I had various leftovers at home and decided to whip up a huge pot of stew to feed us in the upcoming week. So this is an odd, yet delicious mix of things like quinoa and bacon, which in many peoples’ minds maybe doesn’t fit together at all. But I’m happy to report that this marriage was a delicious and a happy one, though. Naturally, as always, you do you and adapt where you see fit, following the directions where your fridge and pantry stocks nudge you.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 8 generous servings / 0.90 EUR per serving / 7.17 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

1 red horn pepper (0.33 EUR)

2 large smoked sausages (2.00 EUR)

Small chunk of bacon (0.67 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

1 cup red lentils (0.67 EUR)

1 cup quinoa (1.00 EUR)

4 cups precooked cannellini beans (0.80 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp dried chili flakes (0.03 EUR)

1 and ½ tsp salt (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

8 cups water (–)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies. Cut the sausages into coins and roughly chop the bacon. Wash quinoa and lentils in a fine mesh colander under running water. Add the oil to a big pot and saute onion on high heat for a few minutes, until slightly translucent. Add in fresh garlic, carrots and horn pepper. Cook briefly, so that the veggies start to caramelize, before adding in the sausages and bacon. Give a good stir and let it cook for about five minutes.

Add in diced tomatoes, lentils, quinoa, beans, parsley, bay leaf, paprika, garlic powder, chili, salt, black pepper and water. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce heat and cook with a lid cracked open for about 45 minutes, while stirring occasionally. If needed, add in a bit more water. Serve warm. This stew reheats great and will keep refrigerated for up to five days. It also freezes very well.

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Pošto sam doma imala raznih ostataka, odlučila sam nam smućkati veliki lonac grah variva da nas hrani kroz tjedan. Tako da sam na kraju dobila ovakav čudnjikav, ali i jako ukusan miks na prvi pogled nespojivih stvari kao što su kvinoja i špek. Međutim, konačni je rezultat ispao odlično. Naravno, kao i uvijek, vi slobodno prilagodite sastojke, kako vlastitom ukusu, tako i onome što vam je doma pri ruci u hladnjaku i špajzi.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 8 izdašnih porcija / 6,69 kn po porciji / 53,57 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

1 crvena paprika roga (2,50 kn)

2 velike dimljene kobasice (15,00 kn)

Mali komadić slanine (5,00 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckane rajčice (4,00 kn)

1 šalica crvene leće (5,00 kn)

1 šalica kvinoje (7,50 kn)

4 šalice kuhanog bijelog graha (6,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

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

1 i ½ žličica soli (0,02 kn)

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

8 šalica vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Kobasice narežite na novčiće, a slaninu na par krupnih komada. U mrežastoj cjediljci dobro isperite kvinoju i leću pod mlazom vode. Dodajte ulje u veliki lonac, pa na jakoj vatri par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, mrkvu i papriku rogu. Kratko kuhajte tako da se povrće blago karamelizira, te onda ubacite kobasice i slaninu. Dobro promiješajte te ostavite kuhati pet minuta.

U lonac dodajte sjeckane rajčice, leću, kvinoju, grah, lovor, slatku papriku, češnjak u prahu, čili, sol, papar i vodu. Pustite da zavrije, pa smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 45 minuta. Povremeno promiješajte, a po potrebi dodajte još malo vode. Poslužite toplo. Ovo se varivo super podgrijava i smrzava, a u hladnjaku će držati do pet dana.

Bean, Quinoa, Lentil and Sausage Stew / Varivo od graha, kvinoje i leće sa kobasicama

Barley and Ham Stew / Varivo od ječma sa šunkom

I feel like I haven’t posted any of these meal prep one pot wonders in a while, so here goes a simple, easy and comforting recipe. This yields a huge amount of food, but it also freezes great and will keep in fridge for up to five days.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 0.77 EUR per serving / 4.60 EUR for all)

1 tbsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

3 carrots (0.30 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

1 cup barley (0.13 EUR)

500 grams ham (2.67 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (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 (0.02 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies. Cut the ham into cubes. Add pork lard to a large pot on high heat and saute the onion for a few minutes until translucent. Add in garlic and carrots, then cook those up to slightly caramelize. Add in the rest of the ingredients, give a good stir and bring to a rolling boil.

Reduce heat and simmer on low with a lid cracked open for about 40 minutes, until barley if thoroughly cooked through. If needed, add in a bit more water. Serve warm, or portion out for later.

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Čini mi se da već dugo nisam objavila ovakva čuda iz jednog lonca koja su super kao priprema za užurbani tjedan. Evo vam stoga jedan jako brzi, jednostavni i ukusni recept. Dobiti ćete veliku količinu hrane, ali bez brige, jer se ovo jelo super smrzava. Također, u hladnjaku može isto držati i do pet dana.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 5,74 kn po porciji / 34,46 kn za sve)

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

3 mrkve (2,25 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (4,00 kn)

1 šalica ječma (1,00 kn)

500 g šunke (20,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u listićima (0,15 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Šunku narežite na kockice. Svinjsku mast stavite u veliki lonac, pa na jakoj vatri par minuta na masti dinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte češnjak i mrkvu, te kratko kuhajte da se blago karameliziraju. Dodajte sve preostale sastojke, dobro promiješajte i pustite da zavrije.

Smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 40 minuta, dok ječam ne bude skroz kuhan. Po potrebi, dodajte još mrvicu vode. Poslužite toplo ili si rasporedite za kasnije.

Barley and Ham Stew / Varivo od ječma sa šunkom