Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Chocolate Ginger Biscotti. Wheat free.

Chocolate Ginger Biscotti. Wheat free.

Ingrediens:
– 1 1/4 cup Almond flour
– 1/4 cup Coconut flour (or use just 1 1/2 cups of Almond flour)
– 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional, but I use it often in my baking)
– 1/4 tsp salt (I use pink Himalayan salt)
– lemon juice (1 lemon)
– 1/4 cup honey (you may replace honey with Stevia)
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

– 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped
– 1/4 cup egg whites
– 3 tsp Cacao nibs (you may replace it with unsweetened chocolate chips)

– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 3 tsp unsweetened natural Cocoa

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Combine all dry ingredients (fllour, etc)

3. Add honey, egg whites, squeezed lemon juice, vanilla, chopped crystallized ginger, cacao nibs, cocoa.
4.Turn dough out onto baking sheet (lined with parchment paper!), shape a log.

5. Bake about 15 min in overn (350F)
6. Remove from the oven. Carefully slice the log into slices.

Turn them on their side and bake and bake them again BUT at 300F (decrease oven temperature) about 10-15 min.
Then flip onto other side and bake for another 10 min or so.
7. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Chocolate Ginger Biscotti. Wheat free.

Chocolate Ginger Biscotti. Wheat free.Chocolate Ginger Biscotti. Wheat free.Chocolate Ginger Biscotti. Wheat free.

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Raw cereal with sprouted buckwheat groats.

raw cereal

Ingredients:

Raw buckwheat groats (slightly sprouted for 12 hours)

Dates (chopped)

Apple (grated)

Walnuts

Almond milk

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Bean sprouts: quick and easy stir-fry.

Bean sprouts: quick and easy stir-fry.

Ingredients:

Bean sprouts

Garlic (1 clove, minced)

Celery (1 stalk)

Mushrooms (1 cup, sliced)

Red bell pepper (1 cup, sliced)

Soy sauce; I have used organic Tamari gluten free soy sauce (bought on Amazon)

Parsley (any herbs), black pepper.

Coconut oil (or olive oil)

Directions:

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Raw cauliflower salad with sprouted buckwheat groats.

Raw cauliflower salad with sprouted buckwheat groats.

Ingredients:

Raw cauliflower, shredded

Red pepper, finely chopped

Sprouted buckwheat groats (I have sprouted it for 1 day)

Sundred tomato

Zucchini

Feta cheese

Basil, parsley

Dressing:

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Beans sprouts salad with mushrooms and spinach.

Beats sprouts salad with mushrooms and spinach.

Ingredients:

Bean sprouts

Mushrooms (raw)

Spinach

Feta cheese

Herbs

Flaxseeds (1tsp)

Dressing: 

Olive oil + fresh ginger (a thumb-sized piece, grated) + sea salt and black pepper.

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Avocado dressing.

Avocado dressing.

Ingredients:

1 avocado

juice of ½ lemon
1 cup of plain yogurt
1 tsp of hot sauce
¼ cup of Avocado oil (or any olive oil you have)
2 garlic cloves, herbs (I used basil)
Sea salt
Almond milk if you want dressing to be a little bit thinner

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Wheat free Focaccia.

Wheat free Focaccia.

Ingredients:

– 2 Cups of Almond Flour
– 1 cup quinoa flour (you may replace it with chickpea flour)
– 1/2 cup golden flaxseeds
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 cup of buttermilk
– 1 tsp iyeast
– 4 egg whites
– Chia seeds (optional)

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Cream of Lentil Soup.

Cream of Lentil Soup     Cream of Lentil Soup

Ingredients (approximately for 4 servings)

– 3 cups chicken broth
– 1 cup of lentils. I used a mix of lentils+barley+pea. Please be aware that barley contains wheat.
– 1 whole clove
– 8oz of heavy whipping cream
– freshly squeezed lemon or lime
– garlic, carrots, celery, spinach, parsley

Directions:

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Strawberry-lemon-mint drink for hot summer.

Strawberry-lemon-mint drink for hot summer

Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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Old World Cauliflower Soup.

Old World Cauliflower Soup.

Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup cream of buckwheat
– 4 cups chicken broth
– 2 cups diced cauliflower 
– 1 cup milk or cream
– 1/2 cup grated cheese
– pepper, 1/4tsp nutmeg, 2Tsp butter, parsley. 

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Raw vegan candies.

Raw vegan candies

raw vegan candiesIngredients:

1 cup of dates

1 cup of walnuts

3 tsp unsweetened cocoa

unsweetened coconut flakes

pinch sea salt

Directions:

Place nuts and walnuts in food processor and process until finely ground. Add cocoa, sea salt and coconut flakes and pulse to combine all ingredients. Shape small balls, roll in cocoa or coconut flakes, and place in refrigerator to chill before consuming.

 

Zucchini salad.

Zucchini salad

Ingredients:

– Raw zucchini, carrot, beet.

– Mini greens (sunflower greens)

– Oregano (or any other herbs)

Dressing:

Avocado oil + sea salt + lemon

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Buckwheat pancakes (wheat free).

Buckwheat pancakes.

 

Ingredients:
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp Stevia (if you want it sweet add more sugar or Stevia)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp backing soda
1/4 salt
1 1/4 Almond milk (regular milk or buttermilk are fine too)
1 egg
vanilla extract

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Crash Hot Potatoes.

Crash Hot Potatoes.

Preheat Oven to 450 degrees.
1. Boil baby potatoes.
2. Drizzle olive oil on a baking sheet, set potatoes on sheet and using a potato masher, gently smash each potato down. 
3. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt/pepper and sprinkle cut fresh herbs and garlic over each. Top with some lovely grated 
Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake about 20min.

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Crispy Cheese Cauliflower.

Crispy Cheese Cauliflower.

In a dish combine cheese, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. Dredge cauliflower in egg, then in cheese mix.

Preheat oven to 450F. Bake about 15-20 min or until ready.
Sprinkle with parsley and lemon.

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Eggplant Parmezan.

Eggplant Parmezan

Ingredients:

1 large egg

1/2 cup ground golden flaxseeds

1 eggplant

olive oil

ground black pepper

1 1/5 cups tomato sauce

1/2 cup basil pesto

1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese

1/4 cup Parmezan

Preheat ovem to 400F

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Bread-and-Butter Pickles Potato Salad

Bread-and-Butter Pickles Potato Salad

Ingredients:

– boiled red skin potatoes
– bread-and-butter chips
– parsley

Dressing: Olive Oil, mustard, brine.

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Cheesy baked Tomatoes

Cheesy baked Tomatoes

…served with spinach and goat cheese.

Oven 450F; to cook about 15-20min

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Pancakes (based on Almond flour)

Pancakes (based on Almond flour)

Ingredients:

– 1,5 cup Almond flour
– 3 eggs
~1 cup Almond milk 
– 1 tsp Vanilla extract
– salt
– 1 Tsp honey
– 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional)

Directions:
1. Mix dry ingredients
2. Whisk eggs in separate bowl
3. Mix (1) + (2) 

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Spaghetti Squash and Avocado Bean bowl.

Spaghetti Squash and Avocado Bean bowl.

Direction:

1. Cut the squash, rub with oil. Roast at 375F, 45-50mins or until cooked.
2. As it is cooked, shred apart with a fork.

 Avocado Bean salad ingredients: avocado, beans, tomatoes, garlic, parsley.

Salad sauce: oil, lemon, salt, pepper. Optional: Chia seeds.

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Broussel sprouts.

Broussel sprouts

Preheat oven to 450F.
1. Toss halved Brussels sprouts with some olive oil, place in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.2. Keep in oven tossing periodically until lightly browned.3. In the bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic.

4. Remove sprouts from the oven, toss in this dressing and keep in the oven until cooked.

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Homemade juice. G for Green!

Homemade juice

Ingredients:

– kale
– celery
– apples
– cucumber
– 1/2 lime
– ginger (small chunk)

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Cocktail with coconut water.

Cocktail with coconut water.

Ingredients:

Coconut water, avocado, apricot, pear, kale, parsley, lime or any your favorite veggies/fruits (but not much fruits as they are too sweet)

Blend all ingredients.

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Blueberry muffins (Almond flour).

Blueberry muffins (Almond flour):

Ingredients:

2 cups Almond flour
3 tsp Stevia
1 tsp Baking powder
4 eggs
1/2 butter
1/4 heavy cream (I used milk)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 cup blueberries

Oven 350F, 25-30 min

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Okroshka – traditional Russian cold soup.

Okroshka - traditional Russian cold soup

All vegetables except of potatoes are raw.
Don’t put many potatoes as it’s starchy.

Ingredients:

– Mix of 1/2 Buttermilk + 1/2 Sprinkle pure water
– Potatoes
– Eggs
– Meat (in Russia we usually use ham or bologna)
– Radish
– Cucumber
– Spring onion, parsley
– Mustard 1tsp
– Some lemon juice
– Salt

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Pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes

Ingredients:

½ cup almond flour
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
½ tspbaking soda
½ tsp allspice
½ tspvanilla extract
1 teaspoon honey, or stevia to taste
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Spaghetti Squash Latkes.

Spaghetti Squash Latkes.

Ingredients:
– cooked spaghetti squash (about 2.5-3 cups)
– 2 eggs
– 2 tsp coconut flour
– 1 tsp ground golden flaxseeds
– salt, pepper,
– parsley/dill/spinach/or scallions 
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Spinach and Berries salad.

Spinach and Berries salad
Ingredients:
Spinach+berries + Feta cheese + Nuts.

Dressing:

– 1/4 cup Olive Oil;
– 2Tsp salad vinegar;
– 1tsp sugar or Stevia;
– 1/4 cup of green onions;
– salt;
– ground pepper;
– dash of Tabasco souce.

Shake dressing ingredients in a tightly covered container until sugar and salt are dissolved. Pour dressing immediately before serving.

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Tarator (Bulgarian cold cucumber soup)

Ingredients:

– plain yogurt
– cucumber
– garlic
– walnuts
– parsley or dill
– salt

Tarator soup
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Baked Kale Chips.

Kale chips

Kale chips


Ingredients:

– Kale (Remove leaves from the steam. Wash and dry very well. It should be very dry)

 -Coconut oil (or olive oil). Toss leaves with oil and distribute it evenly with your hands. Continue reading →

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