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DODO, A GLASS OF RED WINE AND A GREEN CURRY SOUP


INTRODUCTION

If somebody have told me only few months earlier, that I was going to get up early every day to try and take amazing pictures of fruit smoothie, and if that same guy have said that I was seriously thinking about getting a pet…I would be like: HELLO!!! Or I would at least tell him that he needs to get serious. Unfortunately that just can’t be me… I’m a child of a fluffy croissant, hidden half-eaten donuts, a huge fan of creamy cakes, the star of those famous family barbecue, big hater of salads and amazed people watcher (the same people that have all those pets I dream about). How am I supposed to fit in one more animal in my already pretty filled up life? But, sometimes life just shows you who the boss is and practically makes me, forces me to fall in love with Dodo.

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PLOT

And than it starts. Beautiful and healthy food that comes up on almost every single post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any social network. You know, the ones that make you cry just cause you can only see them and not eat them… that much that you can smell them through the photo. You can’t even comprehend how many smoothies, salads and types of making rice exist in this world. And just wait a little bit…you won’t be eating anything else forever in a matter of seconds. Chia pudding will, believe it or not, became one of your favourite treats. I never realized how tasty and delicious really healthy food is! And now I remember those young days… I definitely didn’t see this one coming.
And it knocks you down…this new incarnation of healthy life… and just like that, you’re a healthy addict!

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DENOUEMENT

The decision has been made! It was only a matter of time when I will find a soul mate that will accompany me in my adventures and its name is… MyLittleGreenStories. It is how it is and the Almighty one upstairs really sees everything, puts a little magic in our lives and here we are. Željka and I have been discussing our battle plan since the day we met(through Insta) and it is to be cooking our butts off! Tasty and healthy. To enjoy life. Play with all sorts of amazing food combinations. Making dreams come true. And to spoil a tummy or two…:-)

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CONCLUSION

Željka lives with her family in a high end of Zagreb, in one of those houses that reminds us of all those movie stars and celebrities who have enough money to buy an island if the want to. You’d think Željka would be a little bit conceited for living in a place like that…but that is the farthest from the true possible!! She is an amazing, talented and a little bit self-effacing. When everything sums up, she is truly a wonderful person.
Marija and I come fully loaded (I brought all my dishes, she brought all her photography equipment) at her place while the morning was still a little bit foggy. And our welcoming party included not only Željka, but 2 very lovely dogs, Roxie and Dodo. Roxie is a little imp, but Dodo have made me feel like I have fallen in love for the first time again.
So here we are, in Željka’s home playing with the sunlight, testing new delicious meals and trying to capture every single moment. Sun started to rise…and we talk, cook, take pics, having a blast, starting a fire in the fireplace, toasting to our cooperation with a smooth glass of red wine. The final product was this amazing green curry soup! Of course that is not the only thing that we made that day in the kitchen…but we’ll come back on that. Cheers my friends…

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RECIPE

GREEN CURRY SOUP

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Ingredients(2 portions):

½ onion
1 yellow carrot
½ small parsley root
1/2 small parsnip root
freshly grated ginger
slice of garlic
500-600 ml of water
¼ middle-sized cauliflower
1-2 spoons of lime juice
black pepper
salt
few parsley and celery leaves
mixed curry spices
for decoration: black cumin seeds

How to make:

Preamble: You need to know that curry soup needs to be much less spicy than original curry is, so as we are trying to make soup as green as it can be, we need to avoid anything that can turn the curry soup onto the red colour.
That’s why we have to put that ½ of sliced onion into the pan that has previously been greased with olive oil. Than we add sliced yellow carrot and ½ of small parsley and parsnip root.
Let it sit for a few minutes than add freshly grated ginger and a slice of garlic.
Stew…
We add ¼ of middle sized cauliflower, and if you like you can also add some green leaves in it and a 1-2 spoons of lime juice. We mix it in with 500-600 ml of water.
When the cauliflower is cooked enough you can add this ingredients per taste… little bit of ginger or garlic or lime juice, black pepper, parsley leaves and celery too…as well as mixed curry spices and salt.
We mix it all up in the blender. Or by hand if you prefer that.
Decorate with black cumin seeds right before serving.

Serve along side Grisine Encian, „Bite and Go!“

ENJOY GUYSSSSSSSS!

Text: Lidija Šeatović

Recipe created and made by: Željka Čolakić

Photos: Marija Laća

Prepared in cooperation with company ENCIAN.

Thanks to company Sol i Papar for the dishes we used.

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