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Ingredients 6-7 tomatoes, cleaned and seeds removed then cut into small pieces 6 sundried tomatoes, soaked in filtered water for about 10 minutes then rinsed, pat-dried and cut into pieces a handful of fresh rocket, cleaned and chopped a handful of fresh basil, cleaned and chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and cut into slivers extra […]

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Ingredients For the asparagus and porcini cream 200 g fresh and cleaned asparagus 300 ml filtered water 200 ml vegetable cream (I used oat cream) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil whole sea salt, just enough to taste ground nutmeg, to taste freshly ground white pepper, to taste 4 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in about 70 […]

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Raw beets with hazelnuts, ginger and nori

by Alice on marzo 8, 2011

Ingredients 1 handful of fresh parsley, cleaned and chopped a 3 cm piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped a 1-2 cm piece of a fresh chilli, cleaned and chopped 1 handful hazelnuts, shelled and chopped a 2-3 cm piece of a fresh spring onion, cleaned and chopped 1 tablespoon nori flakes 4-5 tablespoons […]

Posted in: autumn,condiments,dips, spreads and patés,finger food,gluten-free,salads,savoury,vegetables,winter


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 […]

Posted in: breakfast and brunch,chocolate,desserts,finger food,lunch-box,picnic,snacks,sweet,tea time,winter


Ingredients 10-12 mushrooms (champignons) the juice of 1 lemon 1 zucchini, cleaned 1 garlic clove, peeled 2 tablespoons flax seeds, finely ground a large handful of fresh basil, cleaned 5 handfuls hazelnuts (and some more for garnish) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (and some more for garnish) freshly ground green pepper, to taste (and […]

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Chocolate and hazelnut mousse

by Alice on settembre 22, 2010

Ingredients 100 g dark chocolate (70% cacao), preferably Fairtrade 220 ml almond cream (or other vegetable cream) a pinch of whole sea salt 4 tablespoons rice malt syrup 3 tablespoons hazelnut butter chopped hazelnuts, for garnish Makes 4 servings.

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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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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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Hazelnut and thyme cream tarts

by Alice on gennaio 13, 2010

Ingredients For the crust The recipe is here. You will need about 80-100 g of dough in order to make 2 tart shells. of about 15 cm. The quantities vary according to the thickness you prefer for the single shells. For the hazelnut cream 200 ml almond milk a pinch of whole sea salt 2 […]

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Ingredients For the mini loaves 150 g semi-whole wheat flour 50 g chestnut flour 50 g whole rice flour 50 g cornstarch half a teaspoon powdered cinnamon a pinch of whole sea salt 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 70 ml extra virgin olive oil 100 g rice malt syrup 230 ml oat milk 3 small […]

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Pear, chocolate, hazelnut and cinnamon crumble

by Alice on ottobre 27, 2009

Ingredients For the filling 3 slightly under-ripe pears (Bartlett or similar), peeled and cut into pieces 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 2 tablespoons agave syrup juice of 1 lemon For the crumble topping 100 g dark chocolate (or 1 bar) 4 handfuls of hazelnuts a pinch of whole sea salt 3 tablespoons muscovado sugar a few […]

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Ingredients For the rocket pesto 4-6 handfuls of fresh rocket, washed and pat dried 2 small handfuls of fresh parsley, washed and pat dried 1 garlic clove, peeled 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon apple vinegar a pinch of whole sea salt a pinch of chilli powder 2-3 handfuls of hazelnuts (and a […]

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