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Ingredients 1 large ripe avocado, peeled 1 zucchini, cleaned half a medium cucumber, cleaned a handful of fresh basil, cleaned 250-300 ml almond milk, unsweetened and unflavoured juice of half a lemon whole sea salt, just enough to taste a few pinches of dried, powdered ginger 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1-2 teaspoons coriander […]

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Fava bean, cucumber and hijiki salad

by Alice on maggio 21, 2010

Ingredients 4-5 handfuls of fava beans 1 and a half handfuls of hijiki seaweeds, soaked in filtered water for 15-20 minutes, then cooked in boiling water for another 15 minutes, drained, rinsed under cold running water and drained again 1 cucumber, cleaned and cut into small sticks 4-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons […]

Posted in: beans and legumes,gluten-free,lunch-box,picnic,salads,savoury,spring,summer,vegetables


Lentil salad

by Alice on settembre 2, 2009

Ingredients 250 g brown lentils, soaked for at least six hours then cooked in natural mineral or filtered water with a pinch of whole sea salt (used canned lentils, if you really have to) water and whole sea salt, to cook the lentils 2 cucumbers, ends cut off, washed, peeled and diced 1 red pepper, […]

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Ingredients For the soup 1/2 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into pieces 2 cucumbers, ends cut off, washed, peeled and cut into pieces 1/2 shallot, peeled and chopped 2 handfuls of almonds, peeled and soaked for 1 hour juice of 1 lemon 3 teaspoons agave syrup 3 cm fresh ginger root, peeled 3 tablespoons […]

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Chilled cantaloupe soup

by Alice on settembre 3, 2008

Ingredients 1 ripe cantaloupe pulp, seeds removed, cut into cubes 2 cucumbers, peeled 1 garlic clove, peeled 2 cm fresh ginger root, peeled 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil the juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons apple vinegar half a teaspoon whole sea salt ground white pepper, to taste ground paprika, to taste red chili […]

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Strawberry and cucumber salad

by Alice on aprile 14, 2008

I’ve always loved strawberries and cucumber, but never thought about having them together as main ingredients in a salad. I got the idea from a book on vegetarian Indian cuisine (Yamuna Devi’s The Best of Lord Krishna’s Cuisine), and slightly changed the recipe. This sweet-savoury salad is indeed very light and refreshing, and works perfectly as a salad, […]

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