Kale Stew with Homemade Seitan (vegan) / Varivo sa domaćim seitanom i keljom (vegansko)

I recently shared a homemade seitan recipe with you and now I bring you a simple stew, where you can utilize all that seitan you’ve prepared. It all comes together really quickly, and since the stew reheats so well, it’s an excellent meal prep option as well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.80 EUR per serving / 3.21 EUR for all)

6 spicy mini seitan sausages (1.14 EUR)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.04 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

1 red horn pepper (0.33 EUR)

2 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.01 EUR)

4 cups vegetable broth (0.26 EUR)

½ of medium sized kale head (0.33 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.26 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (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)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies. Tear the seitan sausages up into bite-sized chunks. Place a deep skillet or a pot on medium-high heat and add two tablespoons of oil and seitan chunks. Cook briefly, just to slightly crisp them up. Remove seitan from the skillet and set aside.

Add remaining oil to the skillet and sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Dump in fresh garlic, carrots and horn pepper. Give a good stir and cook briefly so the veggies caramelize. Add in flour, give a good stir to coat the veggies, then cook for a minute to lightly toast the flour. Gradually add in the veggie broth, making sure to stir well so no flour clumps remain. Finally, add in kale, tomato paste, garlic powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, bay leaf and parsley.

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. Return seitan chunks to the pot to reheat once more, give a good stir and serve warm.

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Pošto sam nedavno objavila recept za domaći seitan, evo vam sada i jednostavno varivo gdje taj isti seitan možete upotrijebiti. Ovo jelo se jako brzo priprema, a pošto se i dobro podgrijava, odlična je opcija za pripremiti unaprijed i imati spremno za uzeti na posao ili jednostavno imati pri ruci u užurbanom tjednu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 6,16 kn po porciji / 24,63 kn za sve)

6 pikantnih seitan mini kobasičica (9,12 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja, podijeljene (0,30 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

1 crvena paprika roga (2,50 kn)

2 žlice glatkog brašna (0,10 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca  (2,00 kn)

½ srednje glavice kelja (2,50 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (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)

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

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Seitan kobasičice prstima natrgajte na komadiće veličine zalogaja. Dublju tavu ili lonac stavite na srednje jaku vatru, pa na dvije žlice ulja kratko popržite komadiće seitana, samo da se malčice zahrskaju. Seitan maknite iz tave i stavite na stranu.

U tavu dodajte ostatak ulja, pa par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, mrkve i papriku rogu. Promiješajte, pa kuhajte koju minutu da se povrće karamelizira. Dodajte brašno i dobro promiješajte da se njime obloži povrće. Pustite samo minutu, neka se brašno mrvicu tostira, a onda malo po malo dodajte temeljac uz konstantno miješanje kako ne bi bilo grudica. Na kraju ubacite kelj, koncentrat rajčice, češnjak u prahu, slatku papriku, sol, papar, čili, lovor i peršin.

Pustite da sve zavrije, smanjite vatru, pa krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-30 minuta. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode. Vratite komadiće seitana u tavu samo da se ponovno ugriju, dobro promiješajte i poslužite toplo.

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Kale Stew with Homemade Seitan (vegan) / Varivo sa domaćim seitanom i keljom (vegansko)

Broccoli and Lentil Stew (Vegan) / Varivo od brokule i leće (vegansko)

Hello, friends! We are at the end of 2018 and it’s somewhat hard to believe that a whole year is already over. I hope that 2018 was kind to you, but that 2019 is even better. If you are in a rush to wrap up things before you start with festivities, the recipe below is exactly what you need in order to quickly put some delicious and nutritious food on the table.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.82 EUR per serving / 4.90 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

1 head of broccoli (1.00 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried coriander (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 box tomato puree (0.47 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

2 cups dried red lentils (1.33 EUR)

4 cups vegetable broth (0.27 EUR)

Small bunch of fresh parsley (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. Also, don’t throw away your broccoli stems! Those are totally edible and packed with nutrients. Just peel and discard the outer layer of the stem and finely chop up the rest. Rinse lentils in a colander under running water.

Add oil to a big pot on high heat and saute the onions for a few minutes, until slightly translucent. Dump in minced garlic and chopped broccoli stem and cook for about five minutes, to soften a bit. Reserve the broccoli florets for later. Add in Hungarian and smoked paprika, coriander, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and bay leaf. Stir for about a minute, just until the flavors from spices bloom. Now add in Gochujang, tomato puree, diced tomatoes, lentils and veggie broth, give a good stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook with a lid cracked open for about 30 minutes, while stirring occasionally. After 30 minutes, add in broccoli florets and parsley. Stir and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until the broccoli is cooked to your liking.

Serve warm or save for later, as this dish reheats wonderfully.

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Dragi moji, došli smo do kraja 2018! Iskreno, teško mi je povjerovati da je prošla već cijela godina. Nadam se da vam je 2018. bila dobra, ali svakako vam želim da vam 2019. bude još bolja. Ako ste u žurbi da sve pozavršavate prije nego započnete sa slavljem, ovaj je recept baš ono što vam treba da brzo na stol stavite nešto ukusno i zdravo.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 6,05 kn po porciji / 36,31 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0.20 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

1 brokula (7,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica korijandera (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 lovorov list (0,10 kn)

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

1 tetrapak pasirane rajčice (3,50 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckane rajčice (5,00 kn)

2 šalice crvene leće (10,00 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Nemojte ni slučajno baciti stabljiku od brokule jer je ne samo jestiva, već i nutritivno jako bogata. Jednostavno ogulite vanjski sloj stabljike i to bacite, a ostatak fino nasjeckajte. Leću isperite u cjediljci pod tekućom vodom.

Ulje stavite u veći lonac na jaku vatru, pa par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte češnjak i sjeckanu stabljiku brokule, te kuhajte jedno pet minuta da sve malo omekša. Cvjetiće brokule stavite na stranu za kasnije. Ubacite slatku i dimljenu papriku, korijander, češnjak u prahu, sol, papar i lovorov list. Sve promiješajte i ostavite samo minutu dok začini ne zamiriše. Sada dodajte Gochujang, pasiranu i sjeckanu rajčicu, leću i povrtni temeljac, dobro promiješajte i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru pa uz povremeno miješanje krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 30 minuta. Nakon 30 minuta dodajte cvjetiće brokule i svježi peršin, promiješajte te kuhajte još 5-10 minuta, dok brokula ne bude kuhana po vašem ukusu

Poslužite odmah ili spremite za kasnije, jer se ovo jelo super podgrijava.

Broccoli and Lentil Stew (Vegan) / Varivo od brokule i leće (vegansko)

Chicken and Mushroom Ragu / Ragu od piletine i gljiva

This dish might feel like a lot of work, when in reality everything comes together pretty smoothly. It is super scrumptious and rich, so definitely worth the effort. The meat just melts in your mouth and the creamy rich sauce is to die for. I suggest using whole chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs), as the fat will cook out into the delicious sauce. Also, I decided to use pork lard for cooking fat and homemade beef stock for the liquid, but of course, you can sub these with oil and chicken or veggie stock.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.58 EUR per serving / 6.31 EUR for all)

For the meat:

2 whole skinless chicken legs (2.00 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

For the sauce:

1 tbsp pork lard (0.01 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

500 grams of Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 large carrots (0.20 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

3 cups homemade beef broth (0.60 EUR)

2 tbsp flour (0.01 EUR)

1 cup crème fraiche (0.67 EUR)

Small handful of fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

The night before, generously season chicken legs with salt and leave to rest uncovered in your fridge. The next day, wash and peel all of the veggies. Dice the onions and garlic. Grate the carrots on a box grater. Wipe clean and thinly slice the mushrooms.

Place a deep non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add in lard and sear the chicken legs on all sides until crispy. Remove the chicken and set aside. Increase heat to high and in the same pan, on remaining fat, sauté the onion until translucent. Add in a bit more lard if needed. Throw in the mushrooms and cook those down for a few minutes. Dump in garlic, carrots, salt, pepper, tomato paste and beef broth. Give everything a good stir and return in the chicken legs. Allow to come to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to low and simmer covered and undisturbed for one hour, until the meat is done. You’ll know that the meat is fully cooked when it starts pulling away from the bones.

Carefully fish out the chicken legs and allow them to cool enough to handle. Meanwhile we’re gonna keep the sauce on medium heat and thicken in. Ladle out about a cup of sauce and stir in the flour, making sure that there are no lumps. Carefully and slowly pour this mix back into the pan and give everything a good stir to incorporate.

Pick off the meat from the bones and return it back to the sauce. I also chopped it up into bite-sized pieces. Stir in crème fraiche and parsley. Cook for just another minute or two so everything properly warms up. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve immediately over a carb of your choice. We had it with rice, but gnocchi or linguine would be amazing.

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Ovo jelo vam se može učiniti kao puno posla, ali po meni kuhanje i cijela priprema idu dosta glatko. Okus je savršen i bogat, tako da se u svakom slučaju sav trud isplati. Meso je tako mekano da se topi u ustima, a umak prefini. Moj je prijedlog da upotrijebite cijele pileće batke sa zabatcima, pošto će se masnoća s mesa iskuhati u umak. Također, ja sam za kuhanje upotrijebila svinjsku mast i domaći juneći temeljac za podlijevanje, ali vi slobodno umjesto toga uzmite ulje i pileći ili povrtni temeljac.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 11.81 kn po porciji / 47,22 kn za sve)

Za meso:

2 cijela pileća batka sa zabatcima, bez kože (15,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Za umak:

1 žlica svinjske masti (0,10 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 velike mrkve (1,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

3 šalice domaćeg goveđeg temeljca (4,50 kn)

2 žlice glatkog brašna (0,10 kn)

1 šalica milerama (5,00 kn)

Mali pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Večer prije dobro začinite meso sa solju, pa ostavite nepokriveno u hladnjaku. Idućeg dana operite i ogulite svo povrće. Fino nasjeckajte luk i češnjak, a mrkvu naribajte. Očistite i tanko narežite gljive.

Dublju neprijanjajuću tavu stavite na srednje-jaku vatru. Ubacite u tavu mast i kratko popecite meso sa svih strana, samo da se uhvati korica. Maknite meso iz tave i stavite na stranu. Pojačajte vatru te u istoj tavi na ostatku masnoće prodinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu masti. Ubacite gljive i kuhajte par minuta da im se smanji volumen. Sada dodajte češnjak, mrkvu, sol, papar, koncentrat od rajčice i temeljac. Dobro sve promiješajte te u tavu vratite piletinu. Pustite da umak zavrije, pa odmah smanjite vatru na skroz lagano i krčkajte poklopljeno i bez miješanja jedan sat, dok meso ne bude gotovo. Znati ćete da je meso skroz kuhano kada se počne povlačiti sa kostiju.

Pažljivo izvadite meso iz tave i ostavite ga da se mrvicu ohladi, tek toliko da možete njime rukovati. U međuvremenu držite umak na srednje-jakoj vatri da se zgusne. Odgrabite van oko šalicu umaka i u to umiješajte brašno. Dobro sve promiješajte da ne ostanu nikakve grudice, te onda tu smjesu polako i pažljivo umiješajte natrag u ostatak umaka u tavi. Sve dobro promiješajte da se skroz sjedini.

Meso očistite od kostiju i vratite ga natrag u umak. Ja sam ga prije toga također narezala na male komadiće. Umiješajte u umak mileram i peršin. Kuhajte samo još minutu-dvije, tek toliko koliko je potrebno da se sve dobro ugrije. Kušajte i prilagodite začine te odmah poslužite preko vašeg najdražeg ugljikohidrata. Mi smo ovo jeli sa rižom, ali njoki ili linguini bi bili savršeni.

Chicken and Mushroom Ragu / Ragu od piletine i gljiva

Smoky Vegan Chili / Aromatični veganski čili

The weather has been nothing but doom and gloom lately. Not to mention the cold, yuck. Such miserable days call for a steaming bowl of something hearty and this chili is just the thing. If you already have a bunch of cooked beans on hand, it all comes together super quickly and you’ll be left with days worth of stash. Trust me – you’ll thank yourself later for having enough wisdom to cook up a larger batch. 🙂

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.93 EUR per serving / 5.57 EUR for all)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.04 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

2 chili peppers (0.20 EUR)

4 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

1 red bell pepper (0.20 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

1 cup red lentils (0.67 EUR)

4 cups precooked black beans (1.00 EUR)

1 block smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 tsp smoked paprika (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

4 cups vegetable broth (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies. Drain tofu and cut into cubes. Wash the lentils in a colander under running water. Drain and rinse the beans. Add oil to a big pot and saute onion on high heat for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Throw in fresh garlic, chili peppers, carrots and bell pepper, stir and cook for a few minutes to slightly caramelize. Add in all of the remaining ingredients and bring to a rolling boil.

As soon as the stew starts boiling, reduce heat to low and cook with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally and add in a splash of water if needed. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve warm. This dish reheats great and will keep refrigerated for up to five days.

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Zadnji su dani bili baš apokaliptični i grozno hladni, a takvo bezvezno vrijeme je kao stvoreno za neko vruće jelo na žlicu. Ovaj čili je zato došao k’o naručen. Ako već imate doma kuhanog graha, jelo ćete pripremiti za čas, a ostati će vam i nekoliko porcija za kasnije. Vjerujte mi, biti ćete sami sebi jako zahvalni što ste bili dovoljno mudri da se opskrbite većom zalihom. 🙂

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 7,09 kn po porciji / 42,51 kn za sve)

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,30 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

2 čili papričice (1,50 kn)

4 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

1 crvena paprika roga (1,50 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (5,00 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 šalica crvene leće (5,00 kn)

4 šalice kuhanog crnog graha (7,50 kn)

1 dimljeni tofu (7,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 žličice dimljene paprike (1,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (1,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ocijedite tofu i narežite ga na kockice. U mrežastoj cjediljci dobro isperite leću pod mlazom vode. Ocijedite i isperite grah. Dodajte ulje u veliki lonac, pa na jakoj vatri par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, čili, mrkve i papriku rogu, promiješajte i kratko kuhajte dok se povrće ne karamelizira. Sada dodajte sve preostale sastojke i pustite da sve zavrije.

Čim čili zavrije smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30 minuta. Povremeno promiješajte, a po potrebi dodajte još malo vode. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite toplo. Ovo se jelo super podgrijava, a u hladnjaku će držati do pet dana.

Smoky Vegan Chili / Aromatični veganski čili

Quick and Simple Kale and Potato Stew (vegan) / Brzo i jednostavno varivo od kelja i krumpira (vegansko)

I feel like this stew is such a default that it doesn’t require any special introductions. However, it’s so yummy, simple and cheap that it definitely needs a feature on the blog. You can pretty much sub kale with any other vegetable and the results will be just as good.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.56 EUR per serving / 3.37 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

1 parsley root (0.20 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.53 EUR)

1 medium sized kale head (0.67 EUR)

6 medium sized potatoes (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (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)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

Small handful of fresh parsley leaves (0.20 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies, but leave one to two potatoes intact. We’re going to mash those later on when everything is cooked and whole potatoes are easier to fish out of the pot. 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 parsley root. Give a good stir and cook for just a few minutes so the veggies have time to caramelize. Add in the tomatoes, kale, potatoes, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and bay leaf, then top it all with veggie broth. It is quite okay if the veggies still peak a bit above the liquid level, as the kale is going to wilt down while it cooks and things will sink down.

Bring everything to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer on low with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through. If needed, add a splash more of water to the veggies. Fish out the potatoes you left intact and mash them up with a fork until creamy. Stir the mashed potatoes back into the stew to thicken it and add in fresh parsley. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve warm.

This dish also reheats really well, so it’s a great option for meal prepping.

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Iako je ovo varivo totalni default pa ga ne treba specijalno najavljivati, pošto je ukusno, jednostavno za pripremu i jeftino, svakako zaslužuje svoj mali kutak na blogu. Kelj ovdje možete slobodno zamijeniti bilo kojim drugim povrćem po želji i stvari će i dalje biti super.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 4,27 kn po porciji / 25,62 kn za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

1 korijen peršina (1,50 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (4,00 kn)

1 srednja glavica kelja (5,00 kn)

6 srednje velikih krumpira (3,00 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 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)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

Mali pregršt svježeg peršina (1,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće, ali dva krumpira ostavite cijela. Njih ćemo kasnije izgnječiti kada sve bude kuhano, a cijele krumpire je jednostavnije ispecati iz lonca. Veliki lonac sa uljem stavite na jaku vatru, pa par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, mrkve i peršinov korijen. Promiješajte, pa kuhajte koju minutu da se povrće karamelizira. Ubacite pelate, kelj, krumpire, češnjak u prahu, slatku i dimljenu papriku, sol, papar, čili i lovor, pa sve zalijte temeljcem. Nema veze ako vam povrće i dalje malo viri iznad temeljca, jer će kelj povenuti kako se bude kuhao pa će sve još dodatno potonuti.

Pustite da sve zavrije, smanjite vatru, pa krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30 minuta, dok se krumpiri ne skuhaju do kraja. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode. Ispecajte van krumpire koje ste ostavili cijele, pa ih viljuškom izgnječite u pire. Umiješajte to natrag u varivo kako bi ga zgusnuli, pa za kraj dodajte još svježi peršin. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite toplo.

Ovo jelo se također dobro podgrijava, pa je super opcija za spremiti unaprijed i ponijeti za na posao.

Quick and Simple Kale and Potato Stew (vegan) / Brzo i jednostavno varivo od kelja i krumpira (vegansko)

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)

Pea and Potato Stew with Dumplings (vegetarian) / Varivo od graška i krumpira sa noklicama (vegetarijansko)

Dishes like this always catapult me back to my childhood. My Grandma would make stews like this one probably at least once a week. The vegetable combo would vary, but dumplings were omnipresent. Dumplings require a tiny bit of patience, but are super easy to make and require only a few staple ingredients.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.70 EUR per serving / 4.20 EUR for all)

For the stew:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

2 chili peppers (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (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 bay leaves (0.03 EUR)

2 parsley roots (0.27 EUR)

6 carrots (0.60 EUR)

6 potatoes (0.67 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

Handful of fresh parsley leaves (0.27 EUR)

6 cups water (–)

4 cups frozen peas (0.80 EUR)

For the dumplings:

1 egg (0.20 EUR)

6 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.04 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

Optional:

2 tbsp corn starch (0.04 EUR)

1 cup water (–)

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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, smoked and Hungarian paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and bay leaves. Stir for a minute so the spices become fragrant before adding in parsley roots, carrots, potatoes, tomato paste, parsley leaves and water, then bring to a boil.

Once the stew 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.

While you are waiting for the peas to cook, prepare the dumplings by whisking together the egg, flour, salt and pepper in a small bowl. The mixture should be quite thick and completely smooth. If needed, you can add in a teaspoon of water or a bit more flour. Then grab a teaspoon and scoop the dumplings into the stew, one at a time. They are done when they start floating, which takes about a minute or two.

If the stew seems too watery, you can thicken it up with corn starch. In a small bowl, whisk corn starch with water until completely dissolved. Stir the dissolved corn starch into the stew and cook for another minute. Serve warm or portion out for later, as this reheats great.

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Ovakva me jela uvijek katapultiraju u djetinstvo jer bi moja baka barem jednom tjedno kuhala slična variva. Kombinacija povrća bi stalno varirala, ali noklice su bile sveprisutne. Za noklice vam jedino treba mrvica strpljenja, ali inače ih je stvarno jednostavno pripremiti od sastojaka koje manje-više svi uvijek imamo doma.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 5,25 kn po porciji / 31,48 kn za sve)

Za varivo:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

2 luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

2 čili papričice (2,00 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (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 lovorova lista (0,20 kn)

2 korijena peršina (2,00 kn)

6 mrkvi (4,50 kn)

6 krumpira (5,00 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

Veliki pregršt svježeg peršina (2,00 kn)

6 šalica vode (–)

4 šalice smrznutog graška (6,00 kn)

Za noklice:

1 jaje (1,50 kn)

6 žlica glatkog brašna (0,30 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

Dodatno po izboru:

2 žlice kukuruznog škroba (0,60 kn)

1 šalica vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i narežite svo povrće. U duboki lonac stavite ulje pa par minuta dinstajte luk, sve dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite sjeckani češnjak, čili, dimljenu i slatku papriku, češnjak u prahu, sol, papar i lovor. Promiješaje i kuhajte minutu da začini zamiriše prije nego dodate korijen peršina, mrkve, krumpire, koncentrat rajčice, peršinov list i vodu. Pustite da zavrije.

Kada varivo zakipi smanjite vatru i kuhajte 15-tak minuta sa odškrinutim poklopcem. Umiješajte smrznuti grašak te kuhajte još deset minuta dok grašak ne bude gotov.

Dok čekate da se grašak skuha pripremite noklice. U zdjelici razmutite jaje, brašno, sol i papar. Smjesa teba biti dosta gusta i skroz glatka, a prema potrebi možete dodati žličicu vode ili još malo brašna. Onda malom žličicom grabite tijesto i noklice jednu po jednu spuštajte u varivo. Noklice su gotove kada isplivaju, a za to im treba minuta-dvije.

Ako vam se varivo čini prerijetko, možete ga dodatno zgusnuti sa kukuruznim škrobom. U zdjelici sa vodom rastopite kukuruzni škrob i onda tu smjesu umiješajte u varivo i kuhajte još minutu. Varivo poslužite toplo ili si ga rasporedite za kasnije jer se super podgrijava.

Pea and Potato Stew with Dumplings (vegetarian) / Varivo od graška i krumpira sa noklicama (vegetarijansko)