Turkey Pašticada / Pureća pašticada

Pašticada is a famous Dalmatian dish which is typically made with beef. Traditionally, the meat is pierced and stuffed with veggies and pancetta, then marinated in a mixture of spices, red wine and vinegar, and finally slowly simmered in a sauce of mixed root veggies, aromatics, prunes and prosecco. Of course, me being me, I decided to simplify things a lot and skip certain steps. However, the final flavor of the dish with a mixture of sweet, savory, spicy and acid was excellent, so I highly recommend that you give this dish a chance, even in such a simplified form.

While this recipe is pretty time consuming and requires a bit of planning ahead, it produces a ton of food. The leftovers are even better when reheated and all the extras can also be frozen for future times.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 generous servings / 1.44 EUR per serving / 17.30 EUR for all)

For the meat and marinade:

2 whole boneless and skinless turkey breast fillets, about 1,5 kilos in total (10.00 EUR)

1 cup red wine (1.33 EUR)

1 cup red wine vinegar (0.27 EUR)

1 cup water (–)

2 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

2 bay leaves (0.05 EUR)

For the sauce:

4 tbsp pork lard (0.05 EUR)

4 onions (0.40 EUR)

4 carrots (0.40 EUR)

½ small celeriac root (0.60 EUR)

½ cup finely diced pancetta (1.00 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

Bunch on fresh parsley (0.13 EUR)

10 prunes (0.40 EUR)

4 tbsp sugar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp red pepper flakes (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp ground nutmeg (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp dried rosemary leaves (0.07 EUR)

2 bay leaves (0.05 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

1 cup tomato puree (0.27 EUR)

1 cup red wine (1.33 EUR)

3-4 cups veggie broth (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Prepare the meat 24-48 hours in advance. In a deep pot (which you will later use for cooking), mix together red wine, red wine vinegar, water, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes and bay leaves until the salt is fully dissolved. Place the meat into the pot, making sure everything is fully submerged. Refrigerate the meat in the marinade for 24-48 hours (the longer, the better), making sure to turn the meat pieces over a few times throughout the process.

After the meat has sat in its marinade, discard all the liquids, rinse the pot and pat the meat dry. Add lard to your pot, place it on medium-high heat and sear the meat on all sides for a few minutes. Remove the seared meat from the pot and set aside. Meanwhile, wash, peel and finely dice all your veggies. You can totally chop everything up in a food processor to make life easier.

Once you’ve removed the seared meat from pot, add to the pot your chopped onions, carrots and celeriac. Cook the veggies for about 15-20 minutes to slightly caramelize. Once all of the excess water has evaporated, add in diced pancetta, stir and cook for about 5-10 minutes to crisp up slightly. Finally, add in chopped garlic and parsley stalks (reserve the leaves for later), stir and cook for a minute until fragrant. Add in prunes, sugar, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, nutmeg, rosemary, bay leaves, tomato paste, tomato puree and wine. Bring to a boil, then cook for a few minutes until all of the alcohol has evaporated. Then return the meat to the pot and add in enough broth until the meat is fully submerged. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 3 hours.

While the meat is simmering, be sure to check on it every now and then, stirring as best you can and adding in a bit of liquid if needed. After three hours, turn off heat and carefully remove the meat from the sauce. Fish out and discard the bay leaves, then pulse the sauce until smooth with an immersion blender. If needed, add in more broth or water to thin the sauce out. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning. Slice the meat up (mine was so soft that it was falling apart), then return it to the sauce. Stir in the reserved parsley leaves.

Serve warm over a carb of your choice. Our favorites are gnocchi or cooked polenta.

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Iako se pašticada tradicionalno radi sa junetinom koja se našpika povrćem i pancetom, ja ne bi bila ja da nisam odlučila stvari malo promijeniti i pojednostaviti. Konačno je rezultat svejedno ispao odličan i jako sam zadovoljna sa finalnim balansom slatkog, slanog, pikantnog i kiselog. Stoga vam definitivno preporučam da isprobate ovo jelo, čak i u ovako pojednostavljenoj verziji.

Iako će vam za pripremu i ove moje pašticade trebati dosta vremena i malo planiranja, na kraju ćete dobiti tonu hrane. Meni je sve bilo još puno ukusnije kada se podgrijalo, a dio sam čak i zamrznula i bilo je super kasnije.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 izdašnih porcija / 10,85 kn po porciji / 130,18 kn za sve)

Za meso i marinadu:

2 cijela komada purećih prsa bez kostiju i kuže, sve zajedno oko 1,5 kg (75,00 kn)

1 šalica crnog vina (10,00 kn)

1 šalica crvenog vinskog octa (2,50 kn)

1 šalica vode (–)

2 žličice soli (0,02 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

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

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

2 lovorova lista (0,40 kn)

Za umak:

4 žlice svinjske masti (0,40 kn)

4 luka (3,00 kn)

4 mrkve (3,00 kn)

½ manjeg celera (4,50 kn)

½ šalice fino nasjeckane pancete (7,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

Pregršt svježeg peršina (1,00 kn)

10 suhih šljiva (3,00 kn)

4 žlice šećera (0,20 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

½ žličice muškatnog oraščića (0,25 kn)

1 žličica sušenih listića ružmarina (0,50 kn)

2 lovorova lista (0,40 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

1 šalica pasirane rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 šalica crnog vina (10,00 kn)

3-4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Meso pripremite 24-48 sati unaprijed. U dubokom loncu (u kojem ćete poslije sve i kuhati) pomiješajte vino, ocat, vodu, sol, češnjak u prahu, papar, čili i lovor, tako da se sol skroz rastopi. Komade mesa stavite u lonac, s time da vodite računa o tome da sve bude skroz potopljeno. Meso u marinadi stavite u hladnjak na 24-48 sati (što duže, to bolje), a komade mesa s vremena na vrijeme i preokrenite.

Nakon što je meso odstajalo u marinadi, bacite svu tekućinu iz lonca, lonac malo isperite, a meso posušite kuhinjskim ručnikom. U loncu rastopite mast, pa meso zapecite na srednje jakoj vatri, po par minuta sa svih strana, samo da se na mesu napravi korica i pore se začepe. Kada ste ga zapekli sa svih strana, puretinu maknite iz lonca i stavite na stranu. U međuvremenu operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte sitno svo povrće, a možete si tu pomoći i sa multipraktikom.

Kada ste meso maknuli iz lonca, u lonac ubacite sjeckane luk, mrkve i celer. Povrće kuhajte jedno 15-20 minuta da se blago karamelizira. Kada je sva voda isparila iz povrća, ubacite u lonac sjeckanu pancetu, te i nju kuhajte jedno 5-10 minuta da se blago zahrska. Na posljetku, dodajte i sjeckani češnjak i stabljike peršina (lišće sačuvajte za kasnije), pa i njih kuhajte koju minutu da zamiriše. Dodajte u lonac šljive, šećer, sol, papar, čili, muškatni oraščić, ružmarin, lovor, koncentrat rajčice, pasiranu rajčicu i vino. Pustite da zavrije pa onda kuhajte par minuta da alkohol ispari. Vratite meso u lonac i sve podlijte sa dovoljno temeljca koliko treba da je puretina skroz potopljena. Pustite da sve zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 3 sata.

S vremena na vrijeme bacite pogled na pašticadu i promiješajte koliko možete, a prema potrebi i podlijte sa još tekućine. Nakon tri sata maknite sve sa vatre i meso pažljivo izvadite iz umaka. Ispecajte lovorove listove, a umak propulsirajte sa blenderom da bude gladak. Po potrebi možete dodati još temeljca ili vode da umak malo razrijedite. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, a puretinu narežite i vratite u umak. Moja je bila toliko mekana da se počela raspadati. U sve to umiješajte lišće peršina koje ste bili sačuvali.

Pašticadu poslužite toplu, preko nekog ugljikohidrata po vašem izboru. Nama su top njoki ili kuhana palenta.

Turkey Pašticada / Pureća pašticada

Spicy Turkey and Green Bean Stew / Pikantno varivo sa puretinom i mahunama

This easy little stew is well seasoned and brings together the best from two quite different styles of cooking. Initially it starts off as a stir-fry, but then you finish everything with a nice simmer, so all the aromas have time to develop and mingle. I served it over cooked rice, but you can totally have it with a nice hunk of crusty bread as well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.93 EUR per serving / 3.73 EUR for all)

For the meat:

200 grams of turkey breast fillets (1.33 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp soy sauce (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp Sriracha (0.13 EUR)

For the stew:

2 tbsp coconut oil (0.13 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

Thumb-sized piece of ginger (0.13 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

300 grams frozen green beans (0.80 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 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground turmeric (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp curry powder (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp brown sugar (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

2 cups veggie broth (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp corn starch (0.03 EUR)

½ cup warm water (–)

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METHOD:

Cut the meat into small cubes, then toss together with salt, black pepper, soy sauce and Sriracha. Allow to sit for about half an hour. While the meat is resting, wash, peel and chop up all the veggies.

Place a wok or deep skillet on medium-high heat and add in coconut oil and meat. Cook for about 5 minutes, until slightly crispy before adding in onion and carrots. Allow the veggies to slightly caramelize and then add in minced ginger and garlic. Give everything a good stir and allow the spices to become fragrant just for a minute before you add in green beans, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, turmeric, curry powder, brown sugar, tomato paste and veggie broth. Bring to a gentle simmer, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes dissolve corn starch in water and stir into the stew to thicken. Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve with a carb of your choice.

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Ovo jednostavno pikantno varivo (ili bolje reći, gulaš) je dobro začinjeno i na neki način objedinjuje u sebi najbolje stvari iz dva totalno različita stila kuhanja. Prvo krenete sa stir-fry prženjem kao za jela iz woka, a na kraju sve završite sa dobrim krčkanjem, tako da se arome sjedine i prožmu. Ja sam ovo jelo poslužila sa kuhanom rižom, ali totalno bi super išlo i uz komad nekog lijepog hrskavog kruha.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,01 kn po porciji / 28,02 kn za sve)

Za meso:

200 g fileta od purećih prsa (10,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 žlica soja sosa (0,50 kn)

2 žlice Srirache (1,00 kn)

Za varivo:

2 žlice kokosovog ulja (1,00 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

Komadić đumbira veličine palca (1,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

300 g smrznutih mahuna (6,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

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

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

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica kurkume u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žlica curry praha (1,00 kn)

1 žlica smeđeg šećera (0,10 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata rajčice (1,00 kn)

2 šalice povrtnog temeljca (1,00 kn)

1 žlica kukuruznog škroba (0,25 kn)

½ šalice tople vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Meso narežite na male kockice, pa pomiješajte sa solju, paprom, soja sosom i Srirachom. Pustite da odstoji oko pola sata. Dok meso odmara, operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće.

Stavite wok ili dublju tavu na srednje jaku vatru, pa dodajte meso. Kuhajte oko pet minuta da se malo zahrska prije nego dodate luk i mrkve. Pustite da se povrće blago karamelizira pa dodajte još sjeckani đumbir i češnjak. Dobro sve promiješajte, pa kada začini zamiriše ubacite mahune, sol, papar, čili, papriku, kurkumu, curry, smeđi šećer, koncentrat rajčice i temeljac. Ostavite da zavrije, smanjite vatru, te krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-tak minuta.

Nakon 20 minuta kukuruzni škrob rastopite u vodi te umiješajte u varivo da se ono zgusne. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite sa ugljikohidratom po vašem izboru.

Spicy Turkey and Green Bean Stew / Pikantno varivo sa puretinom i mahunama

Barley and Chickpea Stew (vegan) / Varivo od ječma i slanutka (vegansko)

These one-pot type of dishes not only feed my tummy, but also my soul. Additionally, you only get one single pot dirty and end up with a ton of food. I often whip something like this as a meal prep and then I am all set for the week with minimal effort and minimal number of dirty dishes involved. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

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

For the stew:

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

3 carrots (0.30 EUR)

1 red pepper (0.40 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

1 cup barley (0.13 EUR)

3 cups cooked chickpeas (0.60 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 smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp dried thyme (0.07 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

8 cups of veggie broth (0.53 EUR)

Optional for serving:

Fresh baby spinach (0.67 EUR)

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METHOD:

Peel, wash and chop up all the veggies. Add oil, onion, carrots and red pepper to a large pot on high heat and saute for about 10 minutes, until veggies are slightly caramelized. Throw in minced garlic, tomato paste, barley, chickpeas, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, bay leaf, parsley and veggie broth. Give a good stir, bring to a rolling boil and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 45 minutes, until barley is thoroughly cooked through. Stir occasionally while it’s cooking and also add in a splash of water if needed. Taste and adjust seasoning.

For extra greens, serve the stew on a bed of fresh baby spinach. The spinach will wilt down from residual heat. This stew reheats and freezes great, so it’s an excellent meal prep option to have.

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Ovakva jela na žlicu nisu samo hrana za moj želuček, već i za moju dušu. Osim toga, zaprljate samo jedan lonac, a na kraju vam ispadne tona svega. Stoga često smutim nešto ovoga tipa i onda imam riješen ručak za cijeli tjedan sa minimalnom količinom posla i minimalnom količinom prljavog suđa. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 4,47 kn po porciji / 26.81 kn za sve)

Za varivo:

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

3 mrkve (2,25 kn)

1 crvena paprika (3,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 šalica ječma (1,00 kn)

3 šalice kuhanog slanutka (4,50 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 dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica sušenog timijana – majčine dušice (0,50 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

8 šalica povrtnog temeljca (4,00 kn)

Dodatno za posluživanje:

Svježi baby špinat (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ulje, luk, mrkve i papriku ubacite u veliki lonac na jakoj vatri i dinstajte desetak minuta da se povrće blago karamelizira. Dodajte sjeckani češnjak, koncentrat rajčice, ječam, slanutak, sol, papar, čili, češnjak u prahu, dimljenu papriku, timijan, lovor, peršin i temeljac. Dobro promiješajte, pustite da zavrije te krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem jedno 45 minuta, dok ječam nije skroz do kraja kuhan. Dok se varivo kuha, s vremena na vrijeme ga promiješajte, a po potrebi dodajte i još malo vode. Kušajte i prilagodite začine.

Za malo ekstra zelenjave, varivo poslužite preko velikog pregršta baby špinata koji će povenuti od zaostale topline. Ovo se varivo super podgrijava i smrzava, tako da je super opcija za pripremiti unaprijed.

Barley and Chickpea Stew (vegan) / Varivo od ječma i slanutka (vegansko)

Green Bean and Sausage Stew / Varivo od mahuna i kobasica

These types of dishes instantly throw me back into my childhood, as my grandma used to cook up something like that on a weekly basis. They are also super comforting and cozy, with minimal fuss. This week has been pretty hectic so far, so let’s all chill with a really easy recipe.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 1.15 EUR per serving / 6.87 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

3 carrots (0.30 EUR)

2 spicy sausages (2.00 EUR)

4 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.03 EUR)

6 cups veggie broth (0.40 EUR)

4 potatoes (0.27 EUR)

800 grams frozen green beans (2.00 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp dried thyme (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.27 EUR)

Optional:

Smoked pork bones (1.00 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies. Cut the sausages into coins. Place deep pot on high heat and add in oil, onion, carrots and sausage coins. Saute for about 10 minutes, until fragrant and slightly caramelized. Add in the flour and give a good stir so the veggies and sausages are coated in flour. Then gradually add in veggie broth, while stirring to remove any clumps. Add in all of the remaining ingredients. For some extra smoky flavor, add in some smoked pork bones as well (totally optional, but so, so worth it).

Give a good stir, bring to a rolling boil and reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about 45 minutes. Give an occasional stir and add a bit more water as needed. Serve warm. This stew reheats great, so it’s also an excellent meal prep option. I wouldn’t suggest freezing it, though, as potatoes tend to turn kinda weird.

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Ovakav me tip jela uvijek nekako podsjeti na djetinstvo, jer bi moja baka stalno kuhala nešto slično barem na tjednoj bazi. Uz to, ova hrana je baš onako utješna i fina, a sa njom ima minimalno posla. Cijeli tjedan mi je bio nešto kaotičan, pa ajmo se sada svi skupa malo opustiti uz jedan jako laganini recept.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 8,54 kn po porciji / 51,26 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

3 mrkve (2,25 kn)

2 pikantne kobasice (15,00 kn)

4 žlice glatkog brašna (0,20 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

4 krumpira (2,00 kn)

800 g smrznutih zelenih mahuna (15,00 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

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

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

1 žličica sušenog timijana (0,50 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (2,00 kn)

Dodatno po želji:

Dimljene svinjske kosti (7,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Kobasice narežite na novčiće. Stavite veliki lonac na jaku vatru i dodajte ulje, luk, mrkve i kolutiće kobasice. Dinstajte desetak minuta da sve zamiriši i blago se karamelizira. Dodajte brašno i sve dobro promiješajte da se sastojci oblože brašnom. Postepeno uz miješanje dodajte temeljac kako ne bi bilo grudica. Dodajte sve preostale sastojke, a za ekstra aromu dima dodajte i svinjske kosti (totalno neobavezno, ali jako, jako preporučljivo).

Dobro sve promiješajte, pustite da zavrije pa kuhajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko 45 minuta. Po potrebi s vremena na vrijeme promiješajte i ako treba podlijte sa malo vode. Poslužite toplo. Ovo se varivo super podgrijava, pa je odlična opcija za pripremiti unaprijed. Smrzavanje vam baš i ne bih preporučila jer krumpiri onda postanu čudnjikavi.

Green Bean and Sausage Stew / Varivo od mahuna i kobasica

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