From the monthly archives:

ottobre 2008

Crunchy barley salad with daikon sprouts

by Alice on ottobre 29, 2008

Ingredients For the salad 1 cup whole barley (hulled) 3 cups filtered water a pinch of whole sea salt a piece of kombu (2 cm long), soaked pumpkin seeds (a good handful), lightly toasted 1 cup daikon sprouts fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional) For the dressing 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons […]

Posted in: gluten-free,grains,lunch-box,salads,savoury,spring,summer


Easy guacamole with sweet corn

by Alice on ottobre 20, 2008

Guacamole is always a nice solution to turn to if you don’t know what to do with your ripe avocados. This one here is very quick and simple, and I think sweet corn makes it a bit different. Feel free to use more garlic (2 cloves instaed of 1, for a super garlicky guacamole…). Makes 2-4 […]

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Rocket and Watermelon Salad

by Alice on ottobre 20, 2008

This salad is definitely a celebration of summer. It’s very refreshing and perfect as an appetizer or light lunch break. Although winter is almost here, I’m sure some readers around the world can still get hold of watermelons.   Makes 2 servings. Ingredients: the pulp of ¼ watermelon (seeds removed), cut into bite-sized pieces 4 cups fresh rocket 1 […]

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Plum jam (with cloves)

by Alice on ottobre 18, 2008

Ingredients 2 kg extra ripe purple plums (I used the Italian variety) 1 cup filtered water the juice of 2 lemons 100 g muscovado sugar 300 g rice malt syrup 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 5 to 6 cloves (finely ground) Makes about 4 jars, 300 g  each.

Posted in: breakfast and brunch,fruits,gluten-free,jams


Makes 2-4 servings (1 pizza). Ingredients: For the almond-basil pesto 1 clove garlic fresh basil leaves (a good handful) almonds (a good handful) 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil whole sea salt (to taste) For the tomatoes 4-5 tomatoes (I used Piccadilly, an italian variety. Any other plum tomato, like San Marzano, would work just […]

Posted in: baking,cooked,pizza,savoury,spring,summer

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