Vegan Coconut and Cocoa Energy balls 

Vegan coconut and cocoa energy balls 

The vegan world has totally changed my lifestyle, it has turned upside-down not only my personal diet, but every decision that concerns with the protection of the planet. In fact, being vegan means combining love for oneself with that for Nature and all living species.

The things we routinely do, such as wash our hair or using make up on our face, must begin with the awareness that it is important to use products with natural ingredients, that are environmentally friendly and cruelty-free.

During these days I came across an online shop that I find particularly interesting in Mimosa Natural Cosmetics that mainly sells vegan cosmetics made only with green ingredients: from face masks, shampoos, lipsticks to face foundations and so on. In short, there is a plenty of choice websites, even for people like me with very sensitive skin.

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Chickpeas Hummus

rsz_psx_20161115_1254531Chickpeas Hummus

 Hummus is one of the best food on earth. It might look boring or tasteless in the bowl, but it consists of a delicious purée of  soft chickpeas, olive oil and tahini. Hummus is a Middle Eastern invention and chickpeas are incredibly  nutritious.

Here in London you can find it almost everywhere. However you can make it yourself at home! It is  as tasty as easy that you can ever imagine.

Do you already have a favourite hummus recipe? If not, follow mine. I’m sure you won’t regret about it.

 INGREDIENTS

450 g drained, cooked chickpeas

50 ml lemon juice

2 garlic cloves

5 tahini tea spoon

½ tea spoon salt

Extra virgin olive oil (just enough)

 

TO SERVE

Some coriander leaves

Some paprika powder

Extra virgin olive oil (just enough)

 

INSTUCTIONS

First of all drain and rinse the chickpeas. Combine the lemon juice and tahini in a blender for few seconds. Then add chickpeas, some salt, garlic and extra virgin olive oil.

While processing the hummus continuously until it becomes very smooth, add some water. Continue processing for 1-2 minutes.

Transfer to a bowl and serve it with some coriander leaves, paprika powder and unleavened warm bread.

 

CURIOSITY….

Tahini is a condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It is used in Middle east cookery.

It is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is also called sesame paste or sesame butter.

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