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Asparagus, herb and vegan ham muffins

by Alice on aprile 16, 2012

Ingredients For the vegetables 2 spring onions, cleaned and sliced 4-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 450-500 g fresh asparagus, cleaned and chopped freshly ground black pepper, to taste filtered water around 70 g vegan ham, chopped For the muffin batter 200 g semi-whole wheat flour 100 g fine cornmeal half a teaspoon whole sea […]

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Ingredients For the lasagne 1 pack of “tofu leaves” or equivalent (you can also use regular wheat lasagna squares) For the rocket, basil and almond pesto a large bunch of arugula, cleaned and blanched in boiling water for 1 minute then drained a large handful of fresh basil, cleaned 1 garlic clove, peeled 5 tablespoons […]

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Fig, blueberry and raspberry tartlets

by Alice on settembre 22, 2011

Ingredients For the filling (quantitites are enough for 3 -8 cm- tartlets) 120 g fresh blueberries, cleaned 60 g fresh raspberries, cleaned and crushed the juice of half a lemon 4 tablespoons agave syrup 1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract 4-5 fresh figs, cleaned and cut into wedges 1 tablespoon muscovado sugar For the crust See […]

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Ingredients 2 large aubergines (eggplants), cleaned 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 shallot, peeled and minced 300 g plain seitan, minced half a glass white wine whole sea salt, just enough to taste a few pinches of freshly ground white pepper a few pinches of chili powder 300 g tomato puree 2 ripe tomatoes, […]

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Strawberry, almond, thyme and vanilla baskets

by Alice on maggio 12, 2011

Ingredients For the filling (quantitites are enough for around 4 baskets) 250 g fresh strawberries, cleaned and cut into cubes the juice of half a lemon 4 tablespoons agave syrup fresh and cleaned thyme leaves, to taste 1 vanilla pod, scraped 2 teaspoons cornstarch, dissolved in 30-35 ml cold, filtered water For the crust (makes […]

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Ingredients For the crust 270 g semi-whole wheat flour 40 g manitoba flour half a teaspoon whole sea salt 120 ml extra virgin olive oil 100-120 ml filtered water For the filling (quantities are enough for a 20-22 cm pie) 170-180 g red onions, cleaned and chopped 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 zucchini, […]

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Ingredients For the seitan balls 130 g red lentils 300 ml filtered water 250 seitan sausage, minced 100 g plain seitan, minced 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons flax seeds 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (from wholemeal bread) a pinch of whole sea salt a few fresh thyme sprigs, […]

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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 […]

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Leek and cinnamon muffins

by Alice on dicembre 20, 2010

Ingredients 1 large leek, cleaned and chopped 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil freshly ground black pepper, to taste 200 g semi whole wheat flour 100 g whole rice flour a quarter of a teaspoon cinnamon powder half a teaspoon whole sea salt 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar […]

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Ingredients For the cake 150 g semi-whole wheat flour 150 g millet flour a pinch of whole sea salt half a teaspoon cream of tartar 4 Granny Smith apples 160 ml unsweetened and unflavoured almond milk 100 ml extra virgin olive oil 170 g rice malt syrup a few pinches of vanilla powder For the […]

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Gluten-free brownies

by Alice on aprile 15, 2010

Ingredients 200 g fair trade dark chocolate (70% cacao) 90 g quinoa flour a pinch of whole sea salt a pinch of cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 115 g rice malt syrup 55 g maple syrup, grade B or C 4 tablespons powdered flax seeds, mixed with 12 tablespoons filtered water 50 g […]

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