Spaghetti with red pesto

by Alice on luglio 31, 2013

 

Spaghetti with red pestoIngredients

5 medium and ripe plum tomatoes, cleaned and cut into halves
1 red bell pepper, cleaned and cut into quarters
50 g peeled almonds, chopped
1 handful of fresh basil, cleaned and chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
extra virgin olive oil, to taste
whole sea salt, just enough to taste
freshly ground black pepper, just enough to taste
half a spoon of muscovado sugar
200 g di semi-wholewheat spaghetti

Makes 2 servings. [click to continue…]


Posted in: condiments,pasta,savoury,summer,vegetables

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Spinach, coconut and banana smoothie

by Alice on aprile 15, 2013

Spinach, coconut and banana smoothie

Ingredients

2 handfuls of fresh spinach leaves, cleaned and chopped
1 banana, peeled and cut into slices
50 ml natural coconut milk with no added sugar or flavourings
50 ml rice milk with no added sugar or flavourings
1 tablespoon agave syrup
a squeeze of lemon juice
2-3 pinches vanilla powder
dark chocolate shavings, for garnish
coconut shavings, for garnish

Makes 1 smoothie.  [click to continue…]

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Spaghetti with chickpeas and fried sage

by Alice on novembre 7, 2012

Spaghetti with chickpeas and fried sage

Ingredients

150 g spaghetti (I used ‘spaghettoni’)
extra virgin olive oil, to taste
250 g cooked chickpeas
1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
1 small red chili pepper, cleaned and minced
a large handful of fresh sage leaves, cleaned and pat dried
freshly ground black pepper, to taste  [click to continue…]


Posted in: autumn,beans and legumes,cooked,pasta,picnic,savoury,winter

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Spinach hummus with lemon and cumin

by Alice on settembre 21, 2012

Spinach hummus with lemon and cumin

Ingredients

about 6 handfuls (or 250 g) of fresh spinach, cleaned
200 g cooked chickpeas
the juice and grated zest of 1 organic lemon
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 small handful of chives, cleaned and chopped
1 large tablespoon tahin
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 teaspoon and a half ginger powder
whole sea salt, just enought to taste
about 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 small red chili pepper, cleaned and sliced

Makes 1 bowl.  [click to continue…]


Posted in: autumn,beans and legumes,breakfast and brunch,cooked,dips, spreads and patés,finger food,gluten-free,lunch-box,picnic,savoury,spring,tea time,winter

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Fusilli, pepper and smoked tofu salad with basil and mint

Ingredients

1 red pepper, cleaned and diced
1 yellow pepper, cleaned and diced
1 garlic clove, peeled
a handful of fresh basil, cleaned and chopped
a handful of fresh mint, cleaned and chopped
180 g spelt fusilli (I used Monograno Felicetti pasta)
(optional) 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
200 g smoked tofu, cut into cubes
extra virgin olive oil
whole sea salt, just enough to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
chilli powder, to taste
paprika, to taste

Makes 2 servings. [click to continue…]


Posted in: cooked,lunch-box,pasta,salads,savoury,spicy,summer,tofu,vegetables

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