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Tomatoes & spinach with chickpeas
I love simple dishes. I even think the simpler the better, pretty much with everything. Maybe except Gucci’s latest collections.
Sometime this is all you need – couple of ingredients, exotic spices and voila – great meal full of flavour is born. So here it is – my biggest discovery this summer – Tomatoes with chickpeas and spinach. This delicious vegan dish is so easy to make and takes less time and effort that you could imagine.
What you need:
- 1 can of chickpeas
- canned chopped tomatoes ( or around 5 fresh ones)
- spinach and a clove of garlic
- spices: garam masala( 3/4 tsp), cinnamon (1/2 tsp) and ground coriander (1/4 tsp)
What you do:
Garlic and spices go first into the wok, then chickpeas and tomatoes. Let them simmer for 20 minutes and season to taste. In the meantime you can cook rice ( 10mins) or set couscous aside to be ready. Voila! Easy- peasy! That’s it. You blink and it’s ready. Magic people! Perfect vegan mid-week dish for the whole family. You’re welcome!
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Everyone has their fail-safe recipe for a good dish or dessert. Today I’d like to share mine. This is something I always go back to, when I have bananas that need to be eaten soon. It’s a delicious, easy and super good for you dessert, which only takes 15 minutes to make. I usually go for it in those in-between months – so during spring or late autumn. When the seasonal fresh fruits are mostly gone or not yet available. March is ideal to make it as long as you can get pears. Do not worry – they don’t need to be too ripe as they will all end up being boiled in one pot together with bananas.
Another important thing to point out – it’s a French desert. I don’t know about you – but I feel that almost everything French is better or at least must be good. Here I’m right again, trust me. I found this recipe in my favourite parenting book ”French Kids Don’t Throw out Food”. It’s a typical French dessert made for little children for their gouter. Lucky French kids I say! Once I tried it – I was in love. And so were my little ones! Last thing to note – there’s no sugar in it. Just natural sweetness of the ripe bananas. Isn’t it genial?
It’s just yummy but also so good for you. But to be clear – my overall food philosophy – I do not make it because it’s healthy/ sugar free etc but because it’s simply super delicious. Ok – and easy! 😉
Boil 2 – bananas and 2 pealed pears in lemon juice( from a half) and 1/4 of glass water for 15 minutes. Put aside and refrigerate before serving. That’s it! Easy peasy! Enjoy!
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Here is my delicious result of experimenting in the kitchen – amazing vegan chocolate cookies (gluten and refined sugar free) 😍
I was really craving chocolate two days ago and we had none at home. We rarely have some store bought sweets. This was the time when I really really needed to have my homemade dessert. So… I started going through all my cupboards. Found remaining of coconut flour and items I always have like raw cocoa, coconut oil, maple syrup, dates and raisins ( my staple). Normally I’m not worried about gluten. I actually love gluten;) However this time I just wanted to get rid of the GF flour I bought some time ago for one particular recipe. Finally the time has come to use it – otherwise I am happy with normal flour. Nonetheless – I’ll be making these again for sure and will go and buy that coconut flour! Purely for its taste qualities – I loved the texture it gave me. It made the cookies extra crunchy and somehow delicate. You just need to try it at least once for yourself basically.
Chocolate Cookies Recipe
What you need:
- 200g of coconut flour
- 3 tbs of coconut oil
- 8 big tbs of raw cocoa
- 5 tbs of maple syrup
- 100g of raisins
- A handful of dates
- Pinch of salt
What you need to do:
Melt coconut oil in a pan and add maple syrup. Pour it to the bowl with the flour and mix well. In the meantime soak your raisins and dates for 15mins. Put everything in the food processor and blend until smooth. You can add it’s if you like. Form small balls, flatten them and arrange on a baking paper and baking tray. Bake at 170 degrees for 15-20 mins ( turning half way) and enjoy!
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