5 przepisów dla ekonomicznej i ekologicznej kuchni

5 recipes for an economical and ecological kitchen

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When supplying our kitchen or pantry, we often face a dilemma whether to stock up or choose only the products we need in a given week. We've all experienced the sight of wilted lettuce stuck to the back of the refrigerator, and jars with one tablespoon of mayonnaise or jam left that have been decorating the fridge door for a week. It would be useful to use them for something, but - what?

Today we will give you a few tricks to save money and at the same time create healthy dishes and side dishes from products you already have at home. We will present some ideas for tasty, healthy and affordable dishes from leftovers! Check which of the following ingredients you have in your kitchen and what new you can prepare with them!


1. Oats - turn them into oat milk


Rich in fiber and minerals, oat milk will not only be the perfect addition to your morning coffee, but it will also provide us with calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium! It will be an ideal choice for people with lactose intolerance and, most importantly, it is absurdly easy to prepare! You will need:

- 1 cup of oatmeal

- 4 cups of water (or 1 part cereal to 4 parts water) Salt, sugar, honey or maple syrup to taste



  1. Put oats and cold water in a blender. Cover with a lid and blend for 35 to 45 seconds. Do not blend for too long - the milk may then have an unpleasant sticky consistency
  2. Drain through a clean cotton cloth or several layers of cheesecloth.
  3. For best results, strain the milk twice to remove most of the oats.
  4. Store homemade oat milk in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake before use.

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oat milk


2. Mayonnaise - turn into buns

We know that mayonnaise is made from eggs and fat, but did you know that it can be used as an egg substitute in some recipes? Mayonnaise buns is a simple recipe that you can make in half an hour!


You will need:

- half a cup of milk

- 3 heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise

- a cup of flour 

- half a teaspoon of baking powder 


- grated cheese/seeds or nuts for sprinkling 



1. Mix milk, flour, mayonnaise and baking powder. A sticky dough should form. 

2. Prepare a muffin mold (you can grease the mold with oil or margarine) and pour the batter into the molds. 

3. Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees


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mayonnaise buns

3. Garlic - turn into garlic confit

The recipe for garlic confit, popular on social media, has stolen the hearts of everyone who has already tried to prepare it. Toasted garlic cloves, consistency of butter, on good homemade bread, a bit of salt and we have the perfect snack! (You can find our pot bread recipe here)

You will need:

- garlic (as much as you have)

- olive oil or cooking oil (enough to cover the garlic cloves)

- fresh herbs - e.g. marjoram or rosemary

- salt



1. Peel the garlic (to make it go faster, you can put the garlic in boiling water for a moment, then it will be easier to remove the skins).

2. Place the peeled garlic in a casserole dish and pour over the olive oil to cover the garlic.

3. Bake for about 2 hours at a temperature not exceeding 120 degrees, until the garlic is golden brown.


Serving suggestion: Use the Vintage Cuisine hand blender, blend a few cloves of garlic and serve as a pasta sauce.


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garlic jam



4. Basil - turn it into pesto!


Pesto is a sauce made from ground basil leaves, olive oil, pine nuts, cheese, garlic and salt. This Italian sauce is widely used in the kitchen, both as an addition to pasta and in many other dishes.

You will need: 

- basil leaves (without stems) - a few handfuls

- 4 cloves of garlic

- 1 - 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

- 3 - 4 tablespoons of pine nuts or sunflower seeds

- 3 - 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese (use nutritional yeast for the vegan version)

- 1/4 teaspoon of salt

- 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil

- 3-4 tablespoons of water



 1. Blend the basil, nuts, cheese (or yeast flakes), lemon juice and garlic with the Vintage Cuisine hand blender.

2.Gradually add the olive oil and then the water until you get the desired consistency.

3. Store in the fridge for up to a week or put in an ice cube tray and store in the freezer!


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5. Ginger - turn it into healthy shots


Ginger shots are a real hit among lovers of healthy eating. Not only are they wonderfully refreshing, they help in digestion, but they also support the immune system. And best of all, you can combine them with your favorite fruits and vegetables to create a delicious drink!

You will need: - 2-3 cm of ginger

- apples/oranges/carrots/celery

- honey or sugar and lemon to taste, turmeric for color and health benefits


 1. Thoroughly wash and peel the ginger and selected additives

2. Cut into smaller pieces to fit into the Vintage Cuisine Slow Juicer.

3. Sweeten to taste!


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ginger shot


Thanks to these few simple recipes, you can easily reduce the amount of waste and save money too! Try them out and share the results with us - tag us @vintagecuisineeu on instagram!

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