From the monthly archives:

maggio 2010

Ingredients 70-80 g semi-whole long grain rice 70-80 black venere rice juice of half a lemon 4-5 handfuls of fresh peas (out of pod), cooked in boiling and slightly salted water for 5-7 minutes, drained, rinsed under cold running water and set aside to cool 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1 zucchini, cleaned and diced […]

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Flat bean, fava bean and tomato salad

by Alice on maggio 24, 2010

Ingredients 10-15 long flat beans, cleaned, trimmed, cut into pieces, cooked in salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes (they should stay crispy and bright green), then rinsed under cold running water and drained well 2-3 handfuls of fava beans, cleaned and unshelled 6-8 date or cherry tomatoes, cleaned and sliced 1 small handful of capers, […]

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Ingredients 50 ml GMO-free vegetable cream (I used almond cream), unsweetened and unflavoured 50 ml almond milk, unsweetened and unflavoured 120 g rice malt syrup 50 g hazelnut butter 50 g almond butter 100 g dark fairtrade chocolate (70% cocoa), broken into pieces and melted in a bain-marie 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract 1-2 handfuls […]

Posted in: chocolate,desserts,gluten-free,ice-cream,summer


Fava bean, cucumber and hijiki salad

by Alice on maggio 21, 2010

Ingredients 4-5 handfuls of fava beans 1 and a half handfuls of hijiki seaweeds, soaked in filtered water for 15-20 minutes, then cooked in boiling water for another 15 minutes, drained, rinsed under cold running water and drained again 1 cucumber, cleaned and cut into small sticks 4-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons […]

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Strawberry jelly spread with cardamom

by Alice on maggio 21, 2010

Ingredients 350 g ripe strawberries, cleaned and coarsely puréed 150 g rice malt syrup juice of half a lemon half a teaspoon powdered cardamom a few pinches of powdered vanilla half a teaspoon agar agar powder, dissolved in 1 tablespoon filtered water Makes about 1 jar.

Posted in: breakfast and brunch,fruits,gluten-free,jams,snacks,spring,summer,sweet,tea time

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Spring orecchiette salad

by Alice on maggio 5, 2010

Ingredients 150 g semi-whole durum wheat orecchiette 1 small bunch of asparagus, cleaned and cut into pieces extra virgin olive oil, to taste 10-12 baby date tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes), cut into quarters a handful of olives (I used Taggiasca), pitted and roughly chopped 1 small bunch of fresh chives, cleaned and chopped 1 small […]

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