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breakfast and brunch

Spinach, coconut and banana smoothie

by Alice on aprile 15, 2013

Ingredients 2 handfuls of fresh spinach leaves, cleaned and chopped 1 banana, peeled and cut into slices 50 ml natural coconut milk with no added sugar or flavourings 50 ml rice milk with no added sugar or flavourings 1 tablespoon agave syrup a squeeze of lemon juice 2-3 pinches vanilla powder dark chocolate shavings, for […]

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Spinach hummus with lemon and cumin

by Alice on settembre 21, 2012

Ingredients about 6 handfuls (or 250 g) of fresh spinach, cleaned 200 g cooked chickpeas the juice and grated zest of 1 organic lemon 1 garlic clove, peeled 1 small handful of chives, cleaned and chopped 1 large tablespoon tahin 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons cumin powder 1 teaspoon and a half […]


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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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Chocolate, orange and ginger truffles

by Alice on dicembre 22, 2011

Ingredients 200 g dark chocolate (70% cacao), preferably fairtrade 3 tablespoons cashew butter, at room temperature 3 tablespoons orange jam (with no added sugar), at room temperature 1 organic orange, washed half a teaspoon dried ginger powder (and some more to roll the truffles) 100-110 g almond meal cocoa powder (with no added sugar), just […]


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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 280-300 g cooked semi-whole rice 100 ml coconut milk, unsweetened and unflavoured 100 ml almond milk, unsweetened and unflavoured a few pinches of vanilla powder 2 handfuls raspberries, cleaned maple syrup, to taste a handful of toasted pumpkin seeds Makes 2 servings.


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Cold rice custard with apricots and almonds

by Alice on luglio 19, 2011

Ingredients 200 g semi-whole rice 5 ripe apricots, cleaned, stoned and quartered (and 1 more for garnish) 50 ml agave syrup (and some for garnish) 180 ml almond milk the seeds of half a vanilla pod almond flakes, for garnish Makes 6-8 servings.


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Strawberries and banana on toast

by Alice on maggio 30, 2011

Ingredients (quantities to taste) wholemeal toast bread raw almond butter banana slices fresh strawberries, cleaned and cut into pieces or quarters agave syrup vanilla powder


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Ingredients 200 g cleaned cherries 300 g cleaned strawberries, cut into quarters the juice of half a lemon the juice of 1 orange 1 tablespoon naturale vanilla extract 2 tablespoons molasses (from whole cane sugar) the juice of 2 cm cleaned and grated fresh ginger root 4-5 fresh mint leaves, cleaned and chopped 1/4 teaspoon […]


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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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Spiced carrot and almond treats (raw)

by Alice on maggio 3, 2011

Ingredients 1 carrot, cleaned and grated 2 tablespoons powdered (finely ground) golden flax seeds 130 g almonds, peeled and coarsely ground a handful of raisins, soaked in filtered water for about 10 minutes then drained a pinch of whole sea salt 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon 1 teaspoon powdered ginger half a teaspoon grated nutmeg half […]


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