From the monthly archives:

aprile 2011

Ingredients For the asparagus and porcini cream 200 g fresh and cleaned asparagus 300 ml filtered water 200 ml vegetable cream (I used oat cream) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil whole sea salt, just enough to taste ground nutmeg, to taste freshly ground white pepper, to taste 4 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in about 70 […]

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Seitan ragù with olives and peppers

by Alice on aprile 20, 2011

Ingredients 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (and a little more when ready to serve) 1 white onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped 1 small carrot, cleaned and finely chopped 1 celery stalk, cleaned and finely chopped 13-15 Piccadilly tomatoes (or other baby tomatoes), cleaned and diced half a […]

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Chocolate, amaranth and blackberry cakes

by Alice on aprile 18, 2011

Ingredients 100 g 70% Fairtrade dark chocolate, chopped 400 g cooked amaranth 80 g semi-whole wheat flour a few pinches of Himalayan salt 85 g agave syrup 50 ml extra virgin olive oil 3 large tablespoons natural blackberry preserves (made from fruit, with no added sugar) unbleached (organic and Fairtrade) powdered sugar, to taste Makes […]

Posted in: autumn,baking,breakfast and brunch,cakes,chocolate,cooked,desserts,finger food,fruits,grains,lunch-box,picnic,snacks,spring,tea time,winter

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Ingredients 250 g peeled potatoes 1 large zucchini, cleaned and cut into pieces 1 clove of garlic, peeled and cut into halves 2-3 cm fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons shoyu a pinch of Himalayan salt freshly ground white pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon vegetable stock powder […]

Posted in: autumn,breakfast and brunch,finger food,lunch-box,savoury,soy,spicy,spring,summer,terrines,tofu,vegetables,winter


Ingredients 150 g vegan labneh or other vegan yogurt based cheese (see this recipe) 1 tablespoon unflavored and unsweetened soy yogurt 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil a handful of capers, soaked in filtered water for 15 minutes then rinsed, drained and chopped a few fresh dill sprigs, cleaned and chopped a pinch of whole […]

Posted in: autumn,dips, spreads and patés,finger food,gluten-free,savoury,snacks,soy,spring,summer,winter


Ingredients 2 large potatoes, peeled, cut into slices then into quarters a handful of kalamata olives, stones removed a handful of sango radish sprouts, cleaned whole sea salt, just enough to taste extra virgin olive oil, to taste a little lemon juice a little rice or apple vinegar a few pinches of nori flakes freshly […]

Posted in: autumn,cooked,gluten-free,salads,savoury,seaweeds,spring,sprouts,summer,vegetables,winter