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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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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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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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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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Ingredients For the crust 15 g coconut butter 20-25 g cacao butter 40 g vegan sugarfree cookies, processed into very fine crumbs a 2-3 cm piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and grated or finely chopped a pinch of whole sea salt For the creamy filling 120 g labneh/creamy yogurt vegan/veggie cheese (let drain for […]

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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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Ingredients For the crust 260 g semi-whole wheat flour 40 g whole rice flour half a teaspoon whole sea salt 100-120 ml filtered water 120 ml extra virgin olive oil For the filling (to fill 4-6 baskets) 100 g chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup 4 tablespoons apricot jam, with no added refined sugar […]

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Ingredients For the cake 200 g semi-whole wheat flour 80 g wholemeal flour 120 g almond flour 40 g unsweetened cacao powder, sifted 50 g muscovado sugar half a teaspoon vanilla powder 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 tablespoon cornstarch a pinch of whole sea salt 180 g barley malt syrup 100 ml extra virgin […]

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Ingredients 100 g quinoa flour 200 g semi-whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons cream of tartar a pinch of whole sea salt 1 teaspoon baking soda half a teaspoon cardamom powder 200 ml plain (unflavoured) and unsweetened rice milk 70 ml extra virgin olive oil 80 g rice malt syrup 20 ml maple […]

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Ingredients For the mini loaves 150 g semi-whole wheat flour 50 g chestnut flour 50 g whole rice flour 50 g cornstarch half a teaspoon powdered cinnamon a pinch of whole sea salt 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 70 ml extra virgin olive oil 100 g rice malt syrup 230 ml oat milk 3 small […]

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Cacao and coconut cream tart with raspberries

by Alice on settembre 21, 2009

Ingredients For the cacao butter and coconut cream 50 g cacao butter (I used raw cacao butter) 200 ml coconut milk 6 tablespoons agave syrup 1 teaspoon lemon juice the zest of half a lemon 2 tablespoons almond butter For the crust 50 g almond flour 100 g whole rice flakes’ flour 100 g semi-whole […]

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