From the monthly archives:

settembre 2010

Ingredients 200 g black chickpeas, soaked in cold filtered water for at least 9 hours, or overnight, then washed and drained 150 g quinoa, washed under cold running water half a red pepper, cleaned and cut into cubes half a yellow pepper, cleaned and cuto into cubes 8-10 cherry tomatoes, cleaned and cut into quarters […]

Posted in: beans and legumes,gluten-free,grains,lunch-box,picnic,salads,savoury,summer,vegetables


Ingredients For the salad 200 g green beans 2 medium-large potatoes, peeled and sliced a large handful of fresh rocket, cleaned a handful of capers, soaked in cold filtered water for about 15 minutes then rinsed For the pesto a large handful of fresh, cleaned basil (and some for garnish) 2 small zucchini, cleaned a […]

Posted in: autumn,beans and legumes,gluten-free,salads,savoury,summer,vegetables


Chocolate and hazelnut mousse

by Alice on settembre 22, 2010

Ingredients 100 g dark chocolate (70% cacao), preferably Fairtrade 220 ml almond cream (or other vegetable cream) a pinch of whole sea salt 4 tablespoons rice malt syrup 3 tablespoons hazelnut butter chopped hazelnuts, for garnish Makes 4 servings.

Posted in: autumn,breakfast and brunch,chocolate,desserts,gluten-free,spring,summer,sweet,winter


Ingredients half a (round) radicchio head, cleaned and thinly sliced into ribbons 3-4 fresh, ripe, firm figs, cleaned and cut into quarters 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds extra virgin olive oil, to taste whole sea salt, just enough to taste balsamic vinegar, to taste fresh thyme leaves, cleaned (to taste) Makes 2 servings.

Posted in: autumn,fruits,gluten-free,salads,savoury,summer,vegetables


Zucchini with lemon, thyme and pink peppercorns

by Alice on settembre 15, 2010

Ingredients 4 small zucchini, cleaned and sliced the juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons rice vinegar extra virgin olive oil, to taste whole sea salt, just enough to taste fresh thyme leaves (cleaned), to taste pink peppercorns Makes 2-4 servings.

Posted in: gluten-free,salads,savoury,spring,summer,vegetables

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Fig and hazelnut open sandwich

by Alice on settembre 13, 2010

Ingredients multy grain or wholemeal bread, sliced (and lightly toasted, if you prefer) maple syrup hazelnut butter fresh figs (ripe but firm), cleaned and cut into quarters shelled hazelnuts, coarsely chopped dark chocolate, preferably Fairtrade

Posted in: breakfast and brunch,fruits,snacks,summer,sweet,tea time


Almond custard and fresh berries

by Alice on settembre 12, 2010

Ingredients For the custard 500 ml unsweetened and unflavoured almond milk 3 teaspoons agar agar powder 6 tablespoons rice malt syrup 3 tablespoons almond butter For the berries black berries (1 small basket) blueberries (1 small basket) 3-4 tablespoons rice malt syrup a few pinches of vanilla powder 2 tablespoons lemon juice lemon zest (from […]

Posted in: desserts,fruits,gluten-free,summer,sweet


Plum jam (with ginger and vanilla)

by Alice on settembre 8, 2010

Ingredients 2 kg extra ripe purple plums (I used the Italian variety), cleaned 1 cup (250 ml) filtered water the juice of 1 lemon 100 g muscovado sugar 300 g rice malt syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla powder 2-3 cm long fresh ginger root, peeled and grated Makes about 4 jars, 300 g each.

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


Ingredients 1 large ripe avocado, peeled 1 zucchini, cleaned half a medium cucumber, cleaned a handful of fresh basil, cleaned 250-300 ml almond milk, unsweetened and unflavoured juice of half a lemon whole sea salt, just enough to taste a few pinches of dried, powdered ginger 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1-2 teaspoons coriander […]

Posted in: chilled soups,condiments,gluten-free,savoury,soups,summer,vegetables


Quinoa and fruit salad

by Alice on settembre 2, 2010

Ingredients 2 cups cooked quinoa, cold (here‘s how to cook quinoa) 1-2 chilled nectarines, sliced 1 banana, sliced 2-3 handfuls of chilled blueberries a squeeze of lemon juice 2-3 pinches of vanilla powder rice malt syrup, to taste Makes 2 servings.

Posted in: breakfast and brunch,fruits,gluten-free,grains,lunch-box,picnic,salads,summer,sweet