All posts tagged: italian food

cashew, basil & garlic pesto

– A handful of cashew nuts (preferable soaked over night in water) – One basil plant – One big glove of garlic – About 1 dl of olive oil – 1/2 teaspoon pepper, pinch of thyme, pinch of Himalayan salt – 1/2 dl grated Parmesan cheese (leave out for a vegan version) Preparation couldn’t be any easier: Mix all the ingredients in a blender or mortar & pestle. Delicious as a pasta sauce, sprinkled over salad or a sandwich. Try adding some pesto on roasted vegetables, to bread dough or to garnish a soup. Store in the fridge and consume within 4 days.

The better “bad” with spinach and ricotta

I love pizza. It’s just too bad that after a tasty and juicy margarita I often feel bloated and heavy. Also too bad that the gluten-free pizza bases don’t tend to offer that same crispy stone-baked feel. So, while looking for the perfect gluten-free (vegan!) pizza that exists in my dreams and at Blazing Salads in Dublin, I decided to try and make a slightly healthier version. The base has less gluten and more nutrients and the toppings include leafy greens and fresh herbs. All ingredients are organic of course, so I won’t mention that separately on each line. This recipe makes two pizzas. Pizza base: 2 or 2,5 dl of whole grain rice flour a good 3 dl of whole grain wheat flour 2 large table spoons of tapioca powder 1 bag of dried yeast 2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil ( + 1 table spoon separately) 0,5 tea spoon of Himalayan salt 2-2,5 dl of warm (not hot!) water Mix the rice flour, wheat flour, tapioca powder, dried yeast and salt …