Chickpea, Rye and Sausage Stew (including a vegan option) / Varivo sa kobasicom od slanutka i raži (sa veganskom opcijom)

I guess my favorite part of autumn is all those warm and cozy soups and stews. Those are just the perfect dishes, if you ask me. They are filling, cheap and super easy to make. Also, you can always cook up big batches to have some leftovers for work and shove a portion or two in your freezer. Meal prep saves me so much time and sanity, so I always welcome dishes like this one that reheat well.

This recipe is super customizable so feel free to switch ingredients with stuff you have on hand. I had some whole grain rye around, but feel free to use barley, wheat or even brown rice. To make this vegan, just ditch the sausage and use some smoked firm tofu or seitan.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 1.09 EUR per serving / 4.34 EUR for all)

1 cup dried chickpeas (0.67 EUR)

1 cup whole grain rye (0.53 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 pickled sweet pepperoncino peppers (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of dried chili flakes (0.02 EUR)

4 carrots (0.27 EUR)

4 small sausages – I used Carniolan sausage (1.87 EUR)

2 tbsp ajvar – red pepper paste (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

4-5 cups water (–)

2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

The day before rinse chickpeas and rye under running water and leave to soak overnight. When ready to cook, drain them, wash again under running water and set aside. Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies and cut the sausages into coins.

Saute onion on olive oil on high heat until slightly translucent. Add in chopped garlic, pepperoncinos, bay leaf and chili. Give a good stir and cook for just a minute, so the aromas from spices release. Add in diced carrots and sausage coins (or a vegan alternative), then cook for about 10 minutes to slightly caramelize. Now dump in drained uncooked chickpeas and rye, ajvar, tomato paste, paprika, salt, pepper and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid cracked open for about an hour, until the chickpeas and rye are thoroughly cooked through. You can also skip the overnight soak if you are in a hurry, but the cooking time is gonna be around hour and a half then and you’ll definitely need to add more water to the stew. While the stew cooks, if necessary, add in another splash of water and stir occasionally. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley.

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Milsim da su mi najdraži dio jeseni sva ona topla jela na žlicu. Po meni je to jednostavno savršena hrana jer je zasitna, jeftina i jednostavna za skuhati. Također, uvijek možete pripremiti više i imati ostatke za na posao ili ubaciti koju porciju u zamrzivač. Meni osobno takav način kuhanja štedi mnogo vremena i živaca, tako da obožavam ovakvu vrstu hranu koja dobro trpi podgrijavanje.

Ovaj je recept jako prilagodljiv, pa slobodno zamjenite neke od sastojaka onime što vam je pri ruci. Ja sam imala nešto integralne raži pri ruci, ali slobodno umjesto toga upotrijebite ječam, pšenicu ili čak smeđu rižu. Da ovo jelo bude vegansko, izbacite kobasice i umjesto njih ubacite dimljeni čvrsti tofu ili seitan.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 8,13 kn po porciji / 32,52 kn za sve)

1 šalica suhog slanutka (5,00 kn)

1 šalice suhe integralne raži (4,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 ćešnja ćešnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 ukiseljena slatka feferona (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

4 mrkve (2,00 kn)

4 male kobasice – ja sam upotrijebila kranjske (14,00 kn)

2 žlice ajvara (1,00 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

4-5 šalica vode (–)

2 žlice svježeg sjeckanog peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Dan prije isperite slanutak i raž pod tekućom vodom i ostavite ih da se namaču preko noći. Kada ste spremni za kuhanje, ocijedite ih, isperite još jednom pod tekćom vodom i stavite na stranu. Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće, a kobasice narežite na novčiće.

Prodinstajte luk na maslinovom ulju na jakoj vatri dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite sjeckane češnjak i feferone, lovorov list i čili. Dobro promiješajte i kuhajte samo koju minutu, da se arome iz začina otpuste. Ubacite nasjeckanu mrkvu i kobasice (ili vegansku alternativu), pa kuhajte desetak minuta da se sve blago karamelizira. Sada dodajte ocijeđene slanutak i raž, ajvar, koncentrat rajčice, crvenu papriku, sol, papar i vodu. Promiješajte, pustite da zavrije, smanjite vatru i ostavite da se krčka sa odškrinutim poklopcem oko jedan sat, dok se slanutak do kraja ne skuha. Ako ste u žurbi možete preskočiti namakanje slanutka i raži preko noći, ali ćete onda trebati sve kuhati oko sat i pol i u varivo će trebati dodati više vode. Po potrebi tokom kuhanja dodajte još malo vode i povremeno promiješajte. Poslužite posipano svježim sjeckanim peršinom.

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Chickpea, Rye and Sausage Stew (including a vegan option) / Varivo sa kobasicom od slanutka i raži (sa veganskom opcijom)

Homemade Power Bars (vegan) / Domaće energetske pločice (veganske)

In August we ventured for an epic trek through the mountain range of southern Velebit. The nature was truly magnificent and in three days we met altogether about 15 people. The downside of such remoteness is that we had to carry absolutely everything in our backpacks, including all of the food. This is where these power bars come in. They are dense in nutrients, tasty and very compact, which means they took up only a small fraction of valuable backpack space. They also came out way cheaper than any store-bought power bars would and were therefore an absolute win.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 18 bars / 0.37 EUR per bar / 6.67 EUR for all)

500 grams of old-fashioned oats (0.80 EUR)

2 cups ground walnuts (2.00 EUR)

2 cups raisins (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp ground cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp ground nutmeg (0.03 EUR)

6 bananas (1.60 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

¼ cup coconut oil (0.67 EUR)

¼ cup honey (0.67 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg. Throw peeled bananas in a food processor and pulse until creamy. Pour banana cream, vanilla, coconut oil and honey over dry mixture and stir until everything is fully combined. The mixture is gonna be a pretty thick, so this will require some elbow grease.

Dump the mixture on a prepared baking tray and completely flatten and even out with a spatula. Make sure that it’s evenly thick in all places so it doesn’t burn. Especially pay attention to the edges and even them out as much as possible. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until darkened and crispy on top. As soon as you remove the tray from the oven, cut out the bars. Allow them to sit on the tray undisturbed to cool down completely, before storing for later. The bars will firm up as they cool. They will hold refrigerated in an airtight container for a month and will keep at room temperature for at least five days.

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U kolovozu smo otišli na epsko planinarenje kroz južni Velebit. Priroda je bila doista veličanstvena, a u tri smo dana sreli sveukupno niti 15 ljudi. Loša strana takve izolacije je da smo morali apsolutno sve nositi sa sobom u ruksacima, uključujući i svu hranu. A tu na scenu stupaju ove energetske pločice. Napucane su vrijednim nutrijentima, ukusne i jako kompaktne, pa zauzimaju minimum vrijednog prostora u ruksaku. Također su nas izašle puno jeftinije nego da smo energetske pločice išli kupovati, pa su stoga bile apsolutni uspjeh.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 18 pločica / 2,78 kn po pločici / 49,95 kn za sve)

500 grama krupnih zobenih pahuljica (6,00 kn)

2 šalice mljevenih oraha (15,00 kn)

2 šalice grožđica (6,00 kn)

1 žličica cimeta (0,50 kn)

½ žličice muškatnog oraščića (0,25 kn)

6 banana (12,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

¼ šalice kokosovog ulja (5,00 kn)

¼ šalice meda (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 150°C. Obložite veliki protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli pomiješajte zobene pahuljice, orahe, grožđice, cimet i muškatni oraščić. Ubacite oguljene banane u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok ne postanu kremaste. Prelijte kremu od banana, vaniliju, kokosovo ulje i med preko suhe smjese i promiješajte dok se sve u potpunosti ne sjedini. Smjesa će biti poprilično gusta pa ćete morati malo uprijeti.

Iskrenite smjesu na pripremljeni protvan i skroz špatulom skroz poravnajte. Obratite pozornost na to da je sve jednake debljine kako vam ne bi zagorilo. Posebno pripazite na rubove i poravnajte ih koliko je god moguće. Pecite 1 sat i 15 minuta, dok sve ne potamni i ne zahruska se. Čim maknete protvan iz pećnice izrežite pločice. Pustite da sve odmara u protvanu dok se skroz ne ohladi, a prije nego što ćete pločice spakirati za kasnije. Pločice će se još dodatno stvrdnuti kako se budu hladile. Hermetički zatvorene pločice će držati u hladnjaku mjesec dana, a na sobnoj temperaturi barem pet dana.

Homemade Power Bars (vegan) / Domaće energetske pločice (veganske)

Lentil and Potato Stew (vegan) / Varivo od leće i krumpira (vegansko)

Whenever I don’t know what to quickly whip up for lunch, 90% of the time it’s lentils with whatever else I have lying around the fridge. I probably eat lentils at least 2-3 times a week. But I’m totally okay with this, as they are super cheap, tasty and nutritious.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.58 EUR per serving / 2.31 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

1 can of peeled tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

1 cup green lentils (0.40 EUR)

4 medium potatoes (0.40 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of dried chili flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 tbsp dried basil (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp dried oregano (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

3 cups water (–)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up the veggies. Rinse the lentils in a colander under running water. In a big pot, saute onion on olive oil on high heat for about five minutes, until slightly translucent. Throw in chopped garlic and stir briefly until fragrant. Dump in canned tomatoes and break them down with a spatula. Cook for about five minutes, then add in the remaining ingredients. Give a good stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils and potatoes are thoroughly cooked through. Serve warm.

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U 90% slučajeva kada nemam inspiracije što bi mogla na brzinu skuhati za ručak, napravim leću u kombinaciji sa onime što mi se već taj dan povlači po frižideru. Tako da leću vjerovatno jedem barem 2-3 puta tjedno. Ali to mi je i skroz super, jer je leća jeftina, fina i zasitna.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 4,33 kn po porciji / 17,32 kn za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

1 konzerva pelata (5,00 kn)

1 šalica zelene leće (3,00 kn)

4 srednja krumpira (3,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

Prstohvat sušenog čilija u pahuljicama (0,15 kn)

1 žlica sušenog bosiljka (1,00 kn)

1 žlica sušenog origana (1,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

3 šalice vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Isperite leću u cjediljci pod mlazom vode. U velikom loncu, na jakoj vatri, dinstajte luk na ulju oko pet minuta, dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite nasjeckani češnjak i kratko promiješajte da zamiriši. Ubacite pelate i špatulom ih razlomite na manje komade. Kuhajte oko pet minuta, a onda dodajte i sve ostale sastojke. Dobro promiješajte i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru i krčkajte oko 20 minuta, dok se leća i krumpiri do kraja ne skuhaju. Poslužite toplo.

Lentil and Potato Stew (vegan) / Varivo od leće i krumpira (vegansko)

Roasted Horn Pepper Salad (vegan) / Salata od pečenih paprika roga (veganska)

Here is a super quick and easy recipe for my favorite snack or salad of the season. The secret, of course, is in slathering the roasted peppers in minced garlic, so therefore this salad maybe isn’t the best idea for a first date. However, once you get comfy enough with each other, I thoroughly encourage you to enjoy this salad, and all the accompanying garlic fumes it ensures, with your significant other. 😀

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 2 generous servings / 0.80 EUR per serving / 1.60 EUR for all)

10 red horn peppers (1.33 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Wash the peppers and spread out in a baking dish. Roast for one hour, until charred and blistered. Transfer the hot peppers into a bowl and cover the bowl with cling foil. Allow to cool completely, then peel off the skins from peppers and pull out and discard stems and seeds. Mix peppers with garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and serve. These also keep in a fridge for a few days, so go ahead and roast a bigger batch.

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Evo jedan turbo brzi i jednostavan recept za moju najdražu sezonsku salatu. Tajna je, naravno, u tome da pečene paprike zakopate pod debelim slojem sjeckanog češnjaka. Stoga ova salata možda i nije najbolja opcija ako trebate nekog impresionirati na prvom spoju. Međutim, jednom kada se jedno s drugim već udomaćite, svakako bi ste trebali zajedno uživati, kako u ovoj salati, tako i u popratnim češnjakovim isparavanjima. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 2 izdašne porcije / 6,01 kn po porciji / 12,02 kn za sve)

10 crvenih paprika roga (10,00 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka, sitno sjeckana (1,00 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

2 žlice jabučnog octa (0,10 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

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

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Operite paprike i raširite ih po protvanu. Pecite sat vremena, dok paprike ne potamne i nabubre. Preselite vruće paprike u zdjelu i pokrijte zdjelu prijanjajućom folijom. Ostavite da se paprike skroz ohlade, pa im ogulite kože, te izvucite i bacite peteljke sa sjemenkama. Pomiješajte paprike sa sjeckanim češnjakom, maslinovim uljem, octom, soli i paprom, pa poslužite. Paprike će držati u hladnjaku nekoliko dana, stoga slobodno napecite veću količinu.

Roasted Horn Pepper Salad (vegan) / Salata od pečenih paprika roga (veganska)

Mixed Pickled Veggies (Tursu / Torshi) / Miješano ukiseljeno povrće (turšija)

Whatever you wish to call this salad, it is a local staple and one of my favorite things to eat during winter months when fresh veggies are scarce and without much variety. Now is an ideal time to stock up on it, so I dedicated an afternoon to some canning.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields about 16 jars / 0.51 EUR per jar / 8.12 EUR for all)

For the brine:

1 liter distilled 9% vinegar (0.40 EUR)

5 liters water (–)

5 tbsp salt (0.03 EUR)

5 tbsp sugar (0.03 EUR)

Veggies:

1 kilo carrots (0.93 EUR)

1 kilo small gherkins (1.60 EUR)

1 kilo green bell peppers (0.93 EUR)

1 kilo green tomatoes (0.80 EUR)

1 kilo cabbage (1.00 EUR)

1 kilo cauliflower (2.00 EUR)

Additional:

Handful of black peppercorns (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Start off by preparing your jars. Wash them in hot soapy water and allow to fully dry off. Throw a few peppercorns into each jar. You can also add in garlic, bay leaf, dill and the like, but I prefer to have a more neutral taste and skip these aromatics. Wash and thoroughly clean all the veggies while ensuring you throw out any suspicious parts. Cut the veggies into smaller pieces and divide between the jars. Prepare the brine by heating up all of the ingredients until almost boiling, so the salt and sugar are completely melted. Divide the brine between jars and ensure all the veggies are fully submerged. You can also press the veggies down with toothpicks or special plastic rings.

Seal the jars and give them a 10 minute hot water bath. Allow the jars to cool completely before storing in a dark and cool place. After three weeks the veggies will be pickled and ready to enjoy.

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Ova jednostavna salata jedna mi je od najdražih stvari tijekom zimskih mjeseci kada svježeg povrća nema u raznolikom izobilju. Sada je idealno vrijeme za napraviti zalihe, pa sam jedno poslijepodne posvetila kiseljenju.

SASTOJCI:

(Za oko 16 teglica / 3,81 kn po tegli / 61,00 kn za sve)

Za zaljev:

1 litra 9% alkoholnog octa (3,00 kn)

5 litara vode (–)

5 žlica soli (0,25 kn)

5 žlica šećera (0,25 kn)

Povrće:

1 kg mrkve (7,00 kn)

1 kg sitnih krastavaca (12,00 kn)

1 kg zelenih paprika babura (7,00 kn)

1 kg zelenih rajčica (6,00 kn)

1 kg zelja (7,50 kn)

1 kg cvjetače (15,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Pregršt crnog papra u zrnu (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Za početak dobro operite staklenke sa deterdžentom i vrućom vodom i ostavite da se skroz posuše. U svaku staklenku ubacite par zrna papra. Možete također dodati i češnjak, lovorov list, kopar i slično, ali ja više volim neutralni okus pa ne stavljam ništa od toga. Dobro operite i očistite svo povrće te obavezno bacite sve što vam se čini imalo sumnjivo. Povrće narežite na manje komade i rsporedite među staklenkama. Zaljev pripremite tako da zagrijete sve sastojke dok skoro ne zakipe, a da se sol i šećer skroz rastope. Rastočite zaljev po staklenkama, pazeći da je svo povrće potopljeno. Povrće možete također pritisnuti prema dolje čačkalicama ili posebnim plastičnim prstenovima.

Zatvorite staklenke i obradite ih na 10 minuta u kipućoj kupelji. Pustite da se staklenke skroz ohlade prije nego ćete ih odložiti na tamno i hladno mjesto. Povrće će biti ukiseljeno i spremno za jelo nakon tri tjedna.

Mixed Pickled Veggies (Tursu / Torshi) / Miješano ukiseljeno povrće (turšija)

Roasted Tomato and Horn Pepper Salsa (vegan) / Šalša od pečenih rajčica i paprika roga (veganska)

You know that summer is slowly winding down when ripe juicy tomatoes are on every corner. I am absolutely filling up my freezer with this salsa so I can eat it for the whole year, because it’s delicious and super easy to make. The oven does all the work for you and I find the whole meal prep less daunting when I work in smaller batches. Later on you just need to boil some pasta, heat up the salsa on a splash of olive oil and dinner is served.

The recipe below is an approximation when it comes to ingredient amounts, but this combo of tomatoes and sweet horn peppers works best with my taste buds at the moment.

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INGREDIENTS

(Yields about 15 servings / 0.29 EUR per serving / 4.40 EUR for all)

20 big Roma tomatoes (2.00 EUR)

5 big red horn peppers (0.67 EUR)

5 large onions (0.50 EUR)

2 garlic bulbs (0.27 EUR)

2 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

10 tbsp olive oil (0.88 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Wash and halve tomatoes. Halve peppers and discard stems and seeds. Quarter the onions with skins intact. Break garlic bulbs into cloves, but leave the skins on them. Arrange tomatoes, peppers, onion chunks and garlic cloves on a baking tray in a single layer. Generously sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for about 1 hour, until everything is slightly charred.

Allow to cool a bit before peeling and discarding onion and garlic skins. Blitz everything in a food processor to desired consistency and portion out if you wanna freeze for later. This sauce is fantastic on its own, served over pasta. But it’s also very customizable and you can definitely add in any other meat or veggies. It’s also a superb base for a homemade tomato soup and will make a homemade pizza taste like heaven.

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Znate da se ljeto polako primiče kraju kada su zrele i sočne rajčice na svakom koraku. Planiram dubkom napuniti naš frizer ovom šalšom kako bi ju mogli jesti cijele godine, jer je prefina i jako jednostavna za napraviti. Pećnica će za vas odraditi većinu posla, a meni je cijeli pothvat sasvim lagan kada ovu šalšu radim u manjim turama. Kasnije trebate samo skuhati tjesteninu, podgrijati šalšu na malo maslinovog ulja i imate spreman ručak.

Recept u nastavku je poprilično odokativan što se tiče količine sastojaka, ali  ovakav omjer rajčica i slatke paprike roge nekako najabolje odgovara mojem ukusu u ovom trenutku.

SASTOJCI:

(Za oko 15 porcija / 2,32 kn po porciji / 34,87 kn za sve)

20 velikih rajčica šljivara (15,00 kn)

5 velikih crvenih paprika roga (5,00 kn)

5 velikih glavica luka (3,75 kn)

2 glavice češnjaka (4,00 kn)

2 žličice soli (0,02 kn)

2 žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

10 žlica maslinovog ulja (6,60 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Operite i raspolovite rajčice. Raspolovite paprike i bacite sjemenke i peteljke. Raščetvorite luk skupa sa ljuskom. Razlomite češnjak na češnjeve, ali također ostavite ljuske. Rasporedite rajčice, papriku, luk i češnjak po protvanu za pečenje, posipajte solju i paprom, te pokapajte maslinovim uljem. Pecite oko 1 sat, dok se sve lagano ne zapeče.

Ostavite da se sve malo ohladi prije nego što ćete oguliti i baciti ljuske sa luka i češnjaka. Sve propulsirajte u multipraktiku do željene konzistencije te rasporedite u porcije prije nego što ćete zamrznuti za kasnije. Ova šalša je fantastična sama za sebe sa tjesteninom, no također je i veoma prilagodljiva te joj možete dodati razna mesa i druga povrća. Ujedno je i izvrsna baza za domaću juhu od rajčica, a sa njom će vam domaća pizza ispasti savršeno.

Roasted Tomato and Horn Pepper Salsa (vegan) / Šalša od pečenih rajčica i paprika roga (veganska)

Lentil and Mushroom Risotto (Vegetarian) / Rižoto od leće i gljiva (vegetarijanski)

This summer lentils seem to be my most favorite ingredient. They are super quick to cook, cheap, filling and tasty. I am sneaking them into every dish and everything appears to be suddenly improved by lentils. This dish is very quick to make and super tasty. You can also easily make it vegan by just swapping butter for coconut oil.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 1.01 EUR per serving / 4.03 EUR for all)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp butter (0.53 EUR)

500 grams Portobello mushrooms (2.00 EUR)

1 cup green lentils (0.67 EUR)

1 cup rice (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

3 cups water (–)

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METHOD:

Peel the onion and garlic and finely dice them. Wash and thinly slice mushrooms. Pick through lentils, then rinse well in a colander, together with rice.

Add the onion to olive oil and saute until slightly translucent. Throw in garlic and butter and give a good stir. When butter melts, add in sliced mushrooms. You might want to do this in two or three smaller batches as the mushrooms cook down. After a few minutes dump in lentils, rice, salt, pepper, parsley and bay leaf. Cover with water, stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer with lid cracked open for 15-20 minutes, until lentils and rice are thoroughly cooked through. Stir occasionally and add in a splash of water if necessary.

This dish reheats great and will keep refrigerated for a few days, so you can prepare ahead and have your lunch ready to take to work.

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Čini mi se kako mi je ovo ljeto leća postala najdraža namirnica, što je sasvim i razumljivo jer se brzo skuha, jeftina je, zasitna i fina. Počela sam leću ubacivati u skoro sva jela, a sa njom je i sve odmah nekako ukusnije. Ovaj je recept jako jednostavan i fin. Lako ga možete modificirati i u veganski, ako maslac zamijenite sa kokosovim uljem.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 7,54 kn po porciji / 30,17 kn za sve)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja čenjaka (1,00 kn)

4 žlice maslaca (4,00 kn)

500 g šampinjona (15,00 kn)

1 šalica zelene leće (5,00 kn)

1 šalica riže (2,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

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

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,25 kn)

3 šalice vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite i sitno nasjeckajte luk i češnjak. Operite i narežite gljive na tanke listiće. Proberite leću, pa skupa sa rižom dobro isprerite pod tekućom vodom u cjediljci.

Bacite luk na maslinovo ulje i kratko prodinstajte dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte češnjak i maslac, pa dobro promiješajte. Kada se maslac rastopi, postepeno u dve ili tri manje ture dodajte gljive da se i one skuhaju. Nakon par minuta dodajte leću, rižu, sol, papar, peršin i lovorov list. Prelijte preko svega vodu, promiještajte i pustite da zavrije. Smanjite vatru i krčkajte uz povremeno miješanje sa odškrinutim poklopcem 15-20 minuta, dok se riža i leća do kraja ne skuhaju. Po potrebi dodajte još malo vode.

Ovo se jelo super podgrijava, a u hladnjaku će držati par dana, tako da slobodno možete skuhati malo više i imati ručak za ponijeti sa sobom na posao.

Lentil and Mushroom Risotto (Vegetarian) / Rižoto od leće i gljiva (vegetarijanski)