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desserts

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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Cantaloupe and cinnamon granita

by Alice on luglio 20, 2011

Ingredients 500 g cantaloupe pulp the juice of 1 lemon 30 ml agave syrup half a teaspoon cinnamon powder Makes 2-3 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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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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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 500 ml mixed berry tea (use your favourite blend) a little squeeze of lemon juice one quarter of a teaspoon vanilla powder one quarter of a teaspoon powdered cloves 5 tablespoons rice malt syrup 3 teaspoons powdered agar agar Makes 4 servings.


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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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