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finger food

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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Sprout, cucumber, sesame and dulse salad

by Alice on giugno 27, 2011

Ingredients 2-3 handfuls lentil sprouts 2-3 handfuls radish sprouts half a cucumber (or 1 small), cleaned and julienned 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds 1-2 tablespoons dulse flakes the juice of half a lemon 1 tablespoon apple vinegar extra virgin olive oil, to taste toasted sesame oil, to taste whole sea salt, just enough to taste […]


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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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Ingredients 120 g fresh fava beans, shelled 150 g zucchini, cleaned 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons raw almond butter 2 tablespoons lemon juice a small handful of fresh dill, cleaned whole sea salt, just enough to taste freshly ground white pepper, to taste 50 g sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in filtered water for […]


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Ingredients For the seitan balls 130 g red lentils 300 ml filtered water 250 seitan sausage, minced 100 g plain seitan, minced 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons flax seeds 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (from wholemeal bread) a pinch of whole sea salt a few fresh thyme sprigs, […]


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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 250 g peeled potatoes 1 large zucchini, cleaned and cut into pieces 1 clove of garlic, peeled and cut into halves 2-3 cm fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons shoyu a pinch of Himalayan salt freshly ground white pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon vegetable stock powder […]


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Ingredients 150 g vegan labneh or other vegan yogurt based cheese (see this recipe) 1 tablespoon unflavored and unsweetened soy yogurt 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil a handful of capers, soaked in filtered water for 15 minutes then rinsed, drained and chopped a few fresh dill sprigs, cleaned and chopped a pinch of whole […]


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