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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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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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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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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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Strawberries and banana on toast

by Alice on maggio 30, 2011

Ingredients (quantities to taste) wholemeal toast bread raw almond butter banana slices fresh strawberries, cleaned and cut into pieces or quarters agave syrup vanilla powder


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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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Orange jam with ginger and vanilla

by Alice on febbraio 22, 2011

Ingredients 6 sweet, organic oranges, cleaned 1 teaspoon vanilla powder a 6 cm piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped 400 g rice malt syrup 250 g muscovado sugar Makes 4 small jars.


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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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