Vegan Rice Omelette
Many argue that cooking vegan food is not that easy because one has to pay close attention to its preparation, but, according to my personal experience, there are little secrets for cooking successful vegan food. For example you can prepare different dishes a few days before and store them in the fridge in watertight containers, to preserve the freshness and the taste of the ingredients. Furthermore, one can even use lunch left-overs and transform them into new tasty dishes.
Yesterday, for example, I prepared some Basmati rice and pumpkin omelettes that I am going to eat tonight. For this recipe, I will sauté pumpkin with some onion and sage, combine it with some rice and dip the dough in some chickpea flour to get a crisp surface with a soft and tasty heart. It is important to say that, Basmati rice contains a lower glycemic index, a more delicate taste and is more digestible for the content of a particular starch, than other type of rice, so I prefer it to the common one.
Enjoy your week with this irresistible recipe!
Lebanese Salad Recipe
If you really want to know and appreciate London, besides visiting the usual tourist attractions and having enjoyed its multiculturalism, you should stop into the richest part of the city: the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Here you can admire very beautiful homes, the prestigious Victorian architecture, restaurants and luxury shops: places that many of us should only admire, but that are undoubtedly part of the beauty and peculiarity of this city.
Today I reached Holland Park by bus, which is an area and park in this exclusive district: here there are hectares of greenery, lakes, trees, animals and a Zen Garden (Kyoto Gardens), where it is pleasant to take a lunch break and enjoy some relax.
For this occasion, I prepared a delicious Lebanese salad, full of tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, lettuce and radishes that I really love. These incredible vegetables give a feeling of fullness, are rich in depurative properties, contain few calories and are full of vitamins.
Do we really need to get rid of chocolate from your diet? Absolutely not. What should be avoided is the content of sugars and fats, but it not easy to give up with chocolate: just pick the dark chocolate, preferably the one that contains minimum 70% cocoa.
In fact, cocoa is the ingredient that makes beneficial in properties: it is good for your skin, it keeps attention alive, it can prevent diabetes and heart disease, it stimulates the release of endorphins and thus enhances one’s mood.
If melted or serve hot and dense it can combat the cold. Or, if crunchy and overwhelming, that melts on the tip of the tongue, it could help fighting against the heat.
Today, I am going to use chocolate to prepare Brownies: If you don’t want to give up with pleasure, you just need to make healthy choices!
Ingredients for 20 brownies:
- 200g wholemeal flour
- 100 g agave syrup
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 bag baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Zest of half orange
- 200 ml water
- 100 ml seed oil
- 100 g walnuts
- 150 g of Vegan chocolate
- In a bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda;
- Mix in another bowl, water, oil, agave syrup and vanilla;
- Slowly pour all liquid ingredients in the first bowl, stirring until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous;
- Cut chocolate chips and mince walnuts;
- Add to the mixture chocolate and walnuts;
- Add orange zest, try to incorporate it well into the mixture;
- Pour the mixture into a rectangular baking pan;
- Bake in preheated oven at 180° for about 30 minutes.
- Let it cool and cut into pieces
- You can add chopped walnuts also on the surface of the cake, before put it in the oven.
- You can serve it with vegan spray cream and fresh fruit, your guests will be astonished.