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Spaghetti with chickpeas and fried sage

by Alice on novembre 7, 2012

Ingredients 150 g spaghetti (I used ‘spaghettoni’) extra virgin olive oil, to taste 250 g cooked chickpeas 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved 1 small red chili pepper, cleaned and minced a large handful of fresh sage leaves, cleaned and pat dried freshly ground black pepper, to taste 

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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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Ingredients 1 red pepper, cleaned and diced 1 yellow pepper, cleaned and diced 1 garlic clove, peeled a handful of fresh basil, cleaned and chopped a handful of fresh mint, cleaned and chopped 180 g spelt fusilli (I used Monograno Felicetti pasta) (optional) 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced 200 g smoked tofu, […]

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Ingredients 250 g tempeh, cut into cubes 2 tablespoons turmeric powder 1 tablespoon curry powder Himalayan salt, just enough to taste extra virgin olive oil, just enough to taste 1 garlic clove, peeled 150 g black Venus rice 1 bunch of fresh asparagus, cleaned and cut into pieces sesame oil, just enough to taste the […]

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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 100 g Principato di Lucedio cannellini beans 50 g Tuscan kale 50 ml extra virgin olive oil, organically produced by Azienda Agraria Alberti (Fattoria Aquilone) 1 teaspoon of Peperita chilli pepper 1 clove of garlic 1 dessertspoon of sliced Savini Tartufi truffle 150 g Monograno Felicetti kamut tagliatelle or ribbon pasta the zest of […]

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Ingredients 200 g cooked lentils 200 g pomegranate kernels whole sea salt, just enough to taste extra virgin olive oil, to taste the juice of half a lemon 2 tablespoons apple vinegar 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon coriander powder a large handful of fresh parsley, cleaned and chopped Makes […]

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Pumpkin and pepper cream soup

by Alice on ottobre 16, 2011

Ingredients 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil half a shallot, peeled and minced 350 g raw pumpkin pulp, cut into cubes 350-400 ml filtered water whole sea salt, just enough to taste freshly ground white pepper, to taste 1 yellow pepper, cleaned, peeled and diced fresh, cleaned oregano, for garnish dehydrated red peppers, for garnish […]

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Tofu cubes with marinated peppers and sesame

by Alice on ottobre 5, 2011

Ingredients For the tofu the juice of half a lemon 3 tablespoons shoyu 2 tablespoons apple vinegar half a teaspoon powdered ginger the juice of about 6 cm fresh ginger root, peeled and grated 50 ml sesame oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons maple syrup 200-250 g organic, firm tofu, cut into cubes […]

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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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