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Ingredients For the crust 270 g semi-whole wheat flour 40 g manitoba flour half a teaspoon whole sea salt 120 ml extra virgin olive oil 100-120 ml filtered water For the filling (quantities are enough for a 20-22 cm pie) 170-180 g red onions, cleaned and chopped 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 zucchini, […]

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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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Stuffed peppers

by Alice on ottobre 3, 2010

Ingredients 4 peppers (I used yellow peppers), washed 150 g semiwhole rice (I used Carnaroli), rinsed under cold running water 150 g seitan, finely chopped 1 zucchini, cleaned and cut into cubes 8-10 cherry tomatoes, cleaned and cut into quarters a handful of capers, soaked in filtered water for 10-15 minutes then rinsed and drained […]

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Ingredients For the salad 200 g green beans 2 medium-large potatoes, peeled and sliced a large handful of fresh rocket, cleaned a handful of capers, soaked in cold filtered water for about 15 minutes then rinsed For the pesto a large handful of fresh, cleaned basil (and some for garnish) 2 small zucchini, cleaned a […]

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Flat bean, fava bean and tomato salad

by Alice on maggio 24, 2010

Ingredients 10-15 long flat beans, cleaned, trimmed, cut into pieces, cooked in salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes (they should stay crispy and bright green), then rinsed under cold running water and drained well 2-3 handfuls of fava beans, cleaned and unshelled 6-8 date or cherry tomatoes, cleaned and sliced 1 small handful of capers, […]

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Ingredients 180 g whole grain farro medium-short pasta ( I used ‘torchioli’) water and whole sea salt, just enough to cook the pasta 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 carrot, peeled and more or less finely chopped 1 yellow pepper (stem, core and seeds removed), diced 1 long, medium-hot, sweet red pepper, Italian or […]

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Farro with summer vegetables

by Alice on settembre 16, 2009

Ingredients 200 g pearled or semi-pearled farro, rinsed under running water (plus natural mineral or filtered water, and a pinch of whole sea salt to cook it -use 1 part farro, 2 parts water) the juice of 1 lemon 2 large handfuls of  fresh green beans, ends trimmed, washed and cut into pieces (plus natural mineral or […]

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Marinated green tofu

by Alice on aprile 28, 2009

Ingredients200 g GMO-free, plain tofu 1 large handful fresh parsley 1 tablespoon apple vinegar 1 tablespoon capers 2 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup 1 pinch whole sea salt roughly 120 ml extra virgin olive oil Makes 2 servings (16-20 cubes).

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