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winter

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 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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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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Ingredients 2 chili peppers, cleaned and julienned 6-7 cm ginger root, peeled and juiced the juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon agave syrup whole sea salt, just enough to taste 1 small spring onion, cleaned and sliced 150 g thai rice 1 broccoli head, divided into florets 4-5 champignons, cleaned 2 handfuls peanuts, toasted and […]


Posted in: autumn,condiments,gluten-free,grains,lunch-box,rice,savoury,spicy,vegetables,winter

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Ginger and coriander marinated seitan

by Alice on maggio 25, 2011

Ingredients 350 g plain seitan, thinly sliced the juice of 1 lemon the juice of 1 orange 50 ml extra virgin olive oil a handful of fresh coriander, cleaned and chopped whole sea salt, just enough to taste 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped 3 cm fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon […]


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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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Seitan ragù with olives and peppers

by Alice on aprile 20, 2011

Ingredients 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (and a little more when ready to serve) 1 white onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped 1 small carrot, cleaned and finely chopped 1 celery stalk, cleaned and finely chopped 13-15 Piccadilly tomatoes (or other baby tomatoes), cleaned and diced half a […]


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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 […]


Posted in: autumn,baking,breakfast and brunch,cakes,chocolate,cooked,desserts,finger food,fruits,grains,lunch-box,picnic,snacks,spring,tea time,winter

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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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