Lunch/Dinner

Gluten-free Gnocchi from scratch

Making gnocchi has always been a tradition in my family. We would get around the kitchen table to give our mom a hand in preparing everything: peeling the potatoes, boiling them to mash potato point, mixing the flour, rolling the dough into thinner strings, cutting the strings into smaller (2 cm length) cuts, then cooking… Continue reading Gluten-free Gnocchi from scratch

Breakfast

Homemade Coconut & Tapioca Yogurt

Making homemade yogurt was always quick and easy when I lived in Brazil. Sure, the constant heat helps the bacteria's job. You leave milk sitting out on the kitchen table overnight and you'll have fresh yogurt (or at least a thick layer of curd) the following morning. My parents taught me this easy task of… Continue reading Homemade Coconut & Tapioca Yogurt

Snacks

Quinoa & Swede Patties

Topped with homemade nut cheese, tomato & vegan mince sauce.   For the patties 300 g of quinoa (soaked overnight) 200 g of grated swede 1 pinch of cumin 1 pinch of coriander 1 pinch of ground bay leaves salt and black pepper to taste Preparing the patties Soak the quinoa in clean water overnight.… Continue reading Quinoa & Swede Patties

Snacks

Maize Biscuits (Biscoitos de Maisena)

A childhood delight... when you grow up in Brazil. 1 cup of maize 1 cup of rice flour (or any other gluten-free flour) 1 cup of coconut milk powder 4 tablespoons of molasses 5 tablespoons of vegan spread or margarine.   Mix everything in a bowl. Knead the dough until it's uniform. Roll the dough… Continue reading Maize Biscuits (Biscoitos de Maisena)

Snacks

Banana Crackles

Here's an idea to make crispy deep fried bananas to go with a nice vegetarian or vegan stew. Twisting your nose? Well, not just yet! There are quite a few Brazilian dishes, stews in fact, that go beautifully with fried banana as a side dish. Off the top of my head, there's one fish stew… Continue reading Banana Crackles