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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 […]


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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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 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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Zucchini, arugula and sesame crackers (raw)

by Alice on marzo 27, 2011

Ingredients 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds 150 ml filtered water a large zucchini, cleaned and cut into pieces 2 handfuls of arugula, cleaned a tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled 4-5 tablespoons sesame seeds dried thyme, to taste whole sea salt, just enough to taste freshly ground white pepper, to taste a […]

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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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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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Fig and hazelnut open sandwich

by Alice on settembre 13, 2010

Ingredients multy grain or wholemeal bread, sliced (and lightly toasted, if you prefer) maple syrup hazelnut butter fresh figs (ripe but firm), cleaned and cut into quarters shelled hazelnuts, coarsely chopped dark chocolate, preferably Fairtrade

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Strawberry jelly spread with cardamom

by Alice on maggio 21, 2010

Ingredients 350 g ripe strawberries, cleaned and coarsely puréed 150 g rice malt syrup juice of half a lemon half a teaspoon powdered cardamom a few pinches of powdered vanilla half a teaspoon agar agar powder, dissolved in 1 tablespoon filtered water Makes about 1 jar.

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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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