Orange, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Salad with mint and basil

Simple, delicious, vibrant salad to be enjoyed in solitude or shared with others.

This salad is as simple as it can be, but the flavours are fantastic.

Simple slice the orange and grapefruit, and add the pomegranate seeds.

Chop the Basil and Mint together to create an interesting aromatic and top the fruit with them. Mix well and enjoy!

Chocolate & Hazelnut Granola Bar

Sweet chocolate granola is even better with a crunchy twist

 

Preheat your oven at 180ºC. Blend the oats and hazelnuts until you get a flour. Add the dates, maple syrup and almond milk, and mix again.

If it’s too liquid add more oats until it resembles cookie dough.

Spread the mix on an oven tray with a silicone mat and bake for 15 minutes. Cut into bars and let cool.

Coconut and Peanut Balls

Peanuts and coconut are a thing of perfection . .

Mix all ingredients, except half the coconut shreds. If the mix is too dry add 1 more tbsp maple syrup,  if it’s too wet add more oats.

Make small balls with the mix and roll them on the remaining coconut shreds.

Refrigerate them for 30 minutes before eating them.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Strawberry Galettes

A delicious, classic French dessert made vegan and gluten-free.

1. Make the Crust: In a medium bowl or standing mixer, beat olive oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and yogurt until creamed together and slightly fluffy. Add in tapioca flour, oat flour, and baking powder and fold together. Form into a ball and set dough aside on parchment lined baking sheet.

2. Make the filling: Use the same bowl to make the filling. Gently fold all filling ingredients together until berries are well coated.

3. Roll out Dough: Preheat oven to 200C. On parchment paper, press dough ball into a rectangle using the palms of your hands/fingers. Flour your rolling pin and roll out dough into a oval/rectangle. Thickness should be about 0.5cm. Dough might crack on edges while rolling, just pinch together sides of dough when needed.

4. Assemble Galette: Transfer the parchment paper with the rolled out crust onto a baking tray.  Place astrwberries in the center of the dough, leaving a 5cm border. Fold the edges up and over the filling, overlapping slightly (pinch together dough at bottom if it cracks when folding over). Optional: Lightly brush with almond milk and sprinkle with coconut sugar.

5. Bake Galette: Bake galette at 200 C. for 25-30 minutes until golden and strawberries are slightly bubbling. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Vegan, Dairy and Gluten-Free Mango Curd Tarts

Heavenly, and vibrant dessert that will excite you beyond imagination.

FOR THE CURD:

Place the coconut cream in a small saucepan
In a small bowl add lemon juice and arrowroot starch whisk thoroughly until dissolved.
Then add to coconut cream mixture and stir.
Lastly, add the honey. Start with 1 tbsp and whisk until well combined. Add the second tbsp if needed.
Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low bubble – not boil – whisking often. Once it starts bubbling and getting thick, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until a visible ribbon forms when spooning a bit of the curd across the top. It should be thick and kind of jiggly in texture. Stir constantly to ensure the curd isn’t sticking to the bottom or sides of the pan.
Remove from heat and taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more lemon juice for acidity, or honey for sweetness.
Let rest for 15 minutes, then whisk once more and transfer to a glass bowl or jar. Cover with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic wrap touches the curd – otherwise a film may form.
Refrigerate for 5-6 hours, or overnight, or until completely chilled and set.
Once the crust for the pies has cooled down add the curd on top and refrigerate for 10 more minutes.

FOR THE CRUST:

Add the almond flour and coconut oil to a food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs. Add the maple syrup and mix well, if needed water until the dough sticks together when pressed between fingers.

Place the dough in the pie dishes and press evenly to the bottom and up the sides.

Place in the oven at 200ºC for 15 minutes.

Let cool completely before adding the curd.

 

Banana Bread

It’s one of the most important recipes in my life, because of the meaning it has.

This is the master recipe from our Banana Bread ebook. It is FREE so be sure to download it. It will teach you how to make many versions of Banana Bread, so you never get bored.

Start by beating the eggs very well, then add the sugar and keep whisking very fast. After that, add the milk and oil and reduce the beating speed, then add the flour and baking powder. At the end fold the mashed bananas in.

Oil a baking pan and bake at 200oC until golden ( +or- 1 hour).

Crepes

Our founder’s grandmother recipe. An homage to her and her cooking

 

1. Beat the eggs, add the milk, sugar, salt and oil. Mix well.

2. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix everything well.
3. It has to be a silky and smooth liquidy mix. Let it rest for 30 minutes.

3. In a hot pan add a little bit of oil. Grab a ladle and fill it with the mix, add to the hot pan and distribute the batter very well by moving the pan in a circular motion. It has to be a thin layer of batter. Once the sides of the crepe are golden and crispy, and you have bubbles in the centre, flip it, it will only take 2 minutes to cook.

4. She usually sprinkles some caster sugar in the middle and roll them like a taco. You can also add honey and olive oil.

Chocolate Thins with Nuts and Fruit

Easy and fast little desserts to share and enjoy .

Simply start by breaking the chocolate bars and adding it into a bowl

Melt the chocolate with a “Bain Marie”. Ideally, the chocolate won’t heat higher than 45ºC. Use silicone or a wooden spatula to move the chocolate until it is completely melted.

Add the melted chocolate to a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spread it thinly with a spatula.

Sprinkle on top the toppings of your choice and put it in the fridge until the chocolate hardens. Cut into pieces.

 

Cheese Board

Valentine’s day is fast approaching, and cheese lovers will understand the importance of a good cheeseboard on this day.

I am adding 2 recipe ideas. One in the ingredients list and one below:

Grab 2 of your favourite cheeses. Ideally 1 soft and 1 strong. My choices are, most of the times, either brie or goats cheese; and manchego or cheddar.

Place 2 stalks of black grapes, because grapes and cheese pair very well together.
Buy a beautiful fig jam. Buy a good quality jam, it makes all the difference.
Choose your favourite nuts, either walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, etc. you could do a mix of some or simply choose one type.
Add some pretzels and toasted baguettes

Vegan Brownies

Vegan Brownies

A really dense, fudgy vegan brownie topped with amazing red fruit.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC

  1.  Mix the flax seeds with water end let sit for 5 minutes.
  1.  Mix the oat flour with the coconut flour, and the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  2.  Add the milk, coconut oil and the flax seeds with water.  Mix well until all the ingredients are well combined and smooth.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
  4. Oil a rectangle tin and pour the dough. Add the fruits on top of the brownie mix.
  5.  Bake for 15 minutes.

Cinnamon Rolls

There is no better way to end a meal than with cinnamon rolls.

 

Start by activating the YEAST:

1) Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water. Let stand for about 10 minutes, if it doesn’t foam, discard the yeast and start over.

DOUGH:

 

1) On a clean surface add the flour and make a hole, put the egg, dissolved yeast, milk, sugar, and salt in the center. Gradually add all the ingredients.

2) Mix until smooth, add the butter in pieces.

3) Work the dough by hitting it on the table, stretching it, and folding it on itself, at first it will be sticky, but it is not recommended to add more flour.

4) Put it in a bowl and cover it with a damp cloth. Let it rest for about an hour or until doubled in size.

5) Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it lightly. Extend it forming a rectangle of about 40 X 25 cm and 1 cm thick.


FILLING:

1) Spread all the ingredients on the dough. Roll up and cut slices of about 4 cm.

2) Arrange them in the mold leaving a small space between them, cover with a damp cloth, and let them double.

3) Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes or until cooked and golden. If they start to brown and are not yet cooked through, cover them with aluminum foil.

GLAZE:

1) Mix the icing sugar with the water and the vanilla extract little by little, adding more water if necessary.

2) Glaze the rolls as they come out of the oven while they are hot.

 

Vegan Caramel Sauce with Fleur de Sel

A delicious and super easy take on Salted Caramel . And it’s vegan!

  1. In a small pan, add the coconut cream, brown sugar, vanilla beans and cornstarch. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly while the coconut cream melts. The mixture will get bubbly and almost foamy. Lower the heat to a simmer and stir frequently for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add a pinch of salt.
  3. Remove from heat. The caramel can be used immediately, or let it cool and it willthicken considerably. Each time you go to use it, give it a good stir.