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chocolate

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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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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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 6-7 tablespoons puffed millet unsweetened and unflavoured oat milk, to taste a handful of unsweetened, dried banana chips a tablespoon dried coconut flakes a tablespoon fairtrade dark chocolate bits or chips a few pinches of vanilla powder Makes 1 serving.


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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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Chocolate, cherry and hazelnut balls

by Alice on dicembre 1, 2010

Ingredients 150 g vegan plain biscuits (with no hydrogenated vegetable oils and no added refined sugar), very finely crushed (you can use a food processor or coffee grinder) 200 g cherry jam or cherry preserve, with no added sugar 30 g coconut oil, to be melted 40 g pure cocoa butter, to be melted 200 […]


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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.


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Spiced apricot, almond and cacao crumble

by Alice on luglio 29, 2010

Ingredients For the apricots 700-750 g fresh and ripe apricots, cleaned, pitted and cut into thin slices 4 tablespoons rice malt syrup the juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract half a teaspoon dried ginger powder half a teaspoon cardamom powder For the crumble 300 g almond meal 5-6 tablespoons muscovado sugar a […]


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Ingredients 50 ml GMO-free vegetable cream (I used almond cream), unsweetened and unflavoured 50 ml almond milk, unsweetened and unflavoured 120 g rice malt syrup 50 g hazelnut butter 50 g almond butter 100 g dark fairtrade chocolate (70% cocoa), broken into pieces and melted in a bain-marie 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract 1-2 handfuls […]


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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 150 g semi-whole wheat flour 100 g whole oat flour 50 g coconut flakes 50 g golden flax seeds, finely ground 2 tablespoons cornstarch, GMO-free a pinch of whole sea salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 60 ml extra virgin olive oil 110 g rice malt syrup 130 g coconut […]


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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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