Category «Sustainable Living»

Spring Rolls

Ingredients 2 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped Small piece ginger, finely chopped 4-5 medium shitake mushrooms, rehydrated for 15 minutes in 150ml hot water and then chopped (reserve soaking water) 1 medium carrot, julienned 1 small onion, or 4 scallions, chopped 4-5 medium mushrooms, sliced 1 celery …

Creamy Pomegranate Smoothie

Everyone knows pomegranates are great! You can add the seeds to a salad, a smoothie or just enjoy as a snack! Another excellent way to fit in more pomegranates is to make a juice or a smoothie. A smoothie is easy to make and blending pomegranate seeds results in a nice creamy consistency! Feel free …

Marinated Crimini Mushrooms

Ingredients: 1-2 cups of thinly sliced crimini mushrooms (preferably organic) 1-2 table spoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice 1-2 table spoons olive oil Pink Himalayan salt to taste Optional: paprika, black pepper, dried parsley or tarragon Feel free to adjust the amounts of all ingredients to your liking. Directions: Toss the mushrooms in olive oil …

Kohlrabi (recipe)

Kohlrabi is a great vegetable; it has a mild, slightly nutty, sweet taste – not only is it delicious, it is rich in dietary fiber, carotenoids, vitamin A, B, C and K, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, manganese and copper. The leaves contain minerals and vitamins as well so make sure to keep them – they …

Nut Roast (recipe)

225g of mixed ground nuts (peanuts, hazelnuts, cashews, blanched almonds) 225g of bread crumbs (from rye sourdough if possible) 1 finely chopped leek, sautéed in a tablespoon of sesame oil at a low heat for approximately ten minutes. Mixed fresh herbs (or dry if fresh unavailable): from parsley basil, oregano, tarragon, lovage, or dill Half …

No-Frills Cookies

3 ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup finely chopped dates (use food processor or chop by hand) 2 cups of porridge oats 1/3 cup oil, e.g. rapeseed 1 tsp vanilla essence. Mix all the ingredients together. Place on greaseproof paper and bake at gas mark 6/200F until light brown (about 20 minutes). I use gluten free …

No-Bake Banoffee Pie

This is a very easy, simple and healthy way to make banoffee pie. As with most ‘no-bake’ recipes, you’ll need a good blender or food processor but feel free to add a little water or soya milk to any of the mixtures to make mixing easier. 300g Dates 4 Large Bananas 100g Cashews 100g Oats 300g Coconut Milk 2tbsp Agave …

Wild Food – Summer Fruits

by Sarah Valentim   “What will come from the briar but the berry?” says the old Irish proverb. Berry picking once played an important role in Ireland, back in the days when you couldn’t find pretty berries packed in a hygienic plastic box in Tesco. The tiny bilberry, or fraughan (from the Irish fraochán) played …