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Ingredients 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces half a cauliflower, cleaned and divided into small florets 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (and some to serve) a 3-4 cm piece of leek, cleaned and finely chopped 300 ml water (save the water you used to cook the vegetables) 100 ml oat milk, unflavoured and […]

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Ingredients 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil a 4-5 cm piece of leek, cleaned and cut into thin slices 3-4 tablespoons filtered water 20 g dried porcini mushrooms, to be soaked in filtered water for about 10 minutes then drained and chopped 200 ml vegetable cream, unflavoured and unsweetened whole sea salt, just enough to […]

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Smoked tofu, pear, leek and spinach salad

by Alice on gennaio 11, 2011

Ingredients a 5-6 cm piece of a leek, cleaned and finely sliced the juice of 1 lemon whole sea salt, just enough to taste half a ripe but firm pear, cleaned and sliced lengthwise 2 tablespoons grade C maple syrup 100 g smoked tofu, thinly sliced a large handful of fresh baby spinach, cleaned extra […]

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Leek and cinnamon muffins

by Alice on dicembre 20, 2010

Ingredients 1 large leek, cleaned and chopped 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil freshly ground black pepper, to taste 200 g semi whole wheat flour 100 g whole rice flour a quarter of a teaspoon cinnamon powder half a teaspoon whole sea salt 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar […]

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Leek soup with crumbled chestnuts

by Alice on aprile 8, 2009

This soup provides the perfect meal: it’s tasty, slightly sweet, warm, soothing, and smooth. It’s easy to make, leaves you fulfilled, and requires very few ingredients. Here I use oat milk for its mild, sweet taste, and add some dried chestnuts to make this dish a little bit different. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients 4 leeks 5 tablespoons […]

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Creamed pumpkin

by Alice on aprile 2, 2009

Part sauce, part soup, part side dish, this creamed pumpkin is versatile, simple and delicious. You can enjoy it as a sauce with almost any kind of pasta and other grain-based dishes. As it’s incredibly smooth, it makes a perfect soup. It can also be wonderful paired with beans. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients 1 medium sized pumpkin half […]

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If you like the rich tastes of autumn, this is the kind of pasta dish you should try. It may sound a bit elaborate to make but if you get organized and follow the steps I’m suggesting here, you’ll realize the recipe is actually very simple. For a more rustic dish, substitute spaghetti with homemade, whole grain pappardelle or tagliatelle. Ingredients: […]

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