From the monthly archives:

ottobre 2009

Pear, chocolate, hazelnut and cinnamon crumble

by Alice on ottobre 27, 2009

Ingredients For the filling 3 slightly under-ripe pears (Bartlett or similar), peeled and cut into pieces 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 2 tablespoons agave syrup juice of 1 lemon For the crumble topping 100 g dark chocolate (or 1 bar) 4 handfuls of hazelnuts a pinch of whole sea salt 3 tablespoons muscovado sugar a few […]

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Ingredients For the dressing 8 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 3 teaspoons raw sesame oil a pinch of whole sea salt 2 teaspoons umeboshi paste 3 teaspoons tahin 3 teaspoons apple vinegar 4 teaspoons white miso 3 teaspoons maple syrup juice of half a lemon For the salad half a white cabbage, shredded 1 carrot, […]

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Ingredients half a cup quinoa, rinsed under running water filtered water and a pinch of whole sea salt (to cook the quinoa) 1 medium zucchini, trimmed, peeled and sliced half a head of Romanesco broccoli, washed, broken into bite-sized florets and cooked in salted boiling water for 3-5 minutes (they should stay crunchy) a large […]

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Ingredients For the rocket pesto 4-6 handfuls of fresh rocket, washed and pat dried 2 small handfuls of fresh parsley, washed and pat dried 1 garlic clove, peeled 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon apple vinegar a pinch of whole sea salt a pinch of chilli powder 2-3 handfuls of hazelnuts (and a […]

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Ingredients 1 cup whole barley, hulled 3 cups filtered water a pinch of whole sea salt a piece of kombu, 2 cm long 1 small red, round radicchio, outer leaves removed, cored, rinsed, dried and thinly sliced 8 fresh champignon mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 3-4 handfuls of white grapes, rinsed, cut into halves and seeded […]

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Pear, cinnamon, thyme jam

by Alice on ottobre 10, 2009

Ingredients 1200 g peeled, cored and coarsely chopped, ripe pears 400 g rice malt syrup juice of 1 lemon half a teaspoon powdered cinnamon 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves Makes about 2 jars, 350 g each. Directions Put the pears in a large heavy-based saucepan. Add the malt syrup, lemon and cinnamon and toss until […]

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Chickpea and tomato salad

by Alice on ottobre 6, 2009

Ingredients 250 g chickpeas, soaked for 8-10 hours then cooked in filtered water with a pinch of whole sea salt (use canned chickpeas only if you really have to) 8-10 cherry tomatoes (I used black cherry tomatoes), washed and cut into wedges 4 large handfuls of fresh parsley, rinsed, pat dried and more ore less […]

Posted in: beans and legumes,cooked,salads,savoury,spicy,spring,summer


Fresh berry and custard tartlets

by Alice on ottobre 2, 2009

Ingredients For the crust 50 g cornmeal (GMO-free) 100 g whole wheat flour 100 g whole rice flakes’ flour a pinch of whole sea salt a pinch of vanilla powder 70 ml extra virgin olive oil 70 ml natural mineral or filtered water, at room temperature Makes about  24 discs (tartlets) or 1 20-22 cm crust. […]

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Ingredients 180 g whole grain farro medium-short pasta ( I used ‘torchioli’) water and whole sea salt, just enough to cook the pasta 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 carrot, peeled and more or less finely chopped 1 yellow pepper (stem, core and seeds removed), diced 1 long, medium-hot, sweet red pepper, Italian or […]

Posted in: cooked,lunch-box,pasta,picnic,savoury,summer,sweet,vegetables