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Ingredients 1 red pepper, cleaned and diced 1 yellow pepper, cleaned and diced 1 garlic clove, peeled a handful of fresh basil, cleaned and chopped a handful of fresh mint, cleaned and chopped 180 g spelt fusilli (I used Monograno Felicetti pasta) (optional) 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced 200 g smoked tofu, […]

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Ingredients 2 large aubergines (eggplants), cleaned 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 shallot, peeled and minced 300 g plain seitan, minced half a glass white wine whole sea salt, just enough to taste a few pinches of freshly ground white pepper a few pinches of chili powder 300 g tomato puree 2 ripe tomatoes, […]

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Beluga lentil, tomato and avocado salad

by Alice on maggio 26, 2011

Ingredients 100 g beluga lentils the juice of half a lemon 8-10 cherry tomatoes, cleaned and cut into halves 3-4 sun dried tomatoes, soaked in filtered water for 10 minutes then drained and chopped dried mint, to taste fresh and cleaned mint, to taste extra virgin olive oil, to taste whole sea salt, to taste […]

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


Ingredients 200 g cleaned cherries 300 g cleaned strawberries, cut into quarters the juice of half a lemon the juice of 1 orange 1 tablespoon naturale vanilla extract 2 tablespoons molasses (from whole cane sugar) the juice of 2 cm cleaned and grated fresh ginger root 4-5 fresh mint leaves, cleaned and chopped 1/4 teaspoon […]

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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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Spring orecchiette salad

by Alice on maggio 5, 2010

Ingredients 150 g semi-whole durum wheat orecchiette 1 small bunch of asparagus, cleaned and cut into pieces extra virgin olive oil, to taste 10-12 baby date tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes), cut into quarters a handful of olives (I used Taggiasca), pitted and roughly chopped 1 small bunch of fresh chives, cleaned and chopped 1 small […]

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Ingredients 2-3 cups filtered water 2 teaspoons dried mint a pinch of powdered cloves (or 1-2 whole cloves) a pinch of powdered star anise (or 1 whole star anise) 200 g whole grain cous cous (I used whole spelt cous cous) Himalayan salt, just enought o taste 2 tablespoons raw sesame oil 2-3 handfuls of […]

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Chickpea and tomato salad

by Alice on ottobre 6, 2009

Ingredients 250 g chickpeas, soaked for 8-10 hours then cooked in filtered water with a pinch of whole sea salt (use canned chickpeas only if you really have to) 8-10 cherry tomatoes (I used black cherry tomatoes), washed and cut into wedges 4 large handfuls of fresh parsley, rinsed, pat dried and more ore less […]

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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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Fava cream with mint

by Alice on giugno 13, 2009

Makes about 2 cups. Ingredients: 2 cups fresh fava beans 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2-3 pinches Himalayan salt 1 handful fresh mint juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 teaspoon powdered dried ginger

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Ingredients 1 medium-sized celeriac 6-8 tablespoons corn flour whole sea salt, to taste 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves, finely crushed 1 teaspoon powdered coriander seeds Makes 12-15 patties. Directions Peel the celeriac, cut it into even-sized chunks and put them in a steamer placed over a saucepan filled with […]

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