Raw Vegan Banana Ice Cream

I like ice cream very much and that’s why I’ve decided to share with you a magic trick to make a creamy ice cream with just one ingredient. Yes, that’s right: just one ingredient — and no ice cream maker needed!

Raw Vegan Banana Ice Cream

Bananas can make a pretty fabulous ice cream that is excellent if you are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-allergic or on a no-added-sugar diet.

Ingredients:
2 large ripe bananas
Ginger Sauce (optional):
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
a handful of walnuts

How It’s Made?
Step 1: Peel the bananas and cut them into coins.
Step 2: Put the bananas in an airtight container and freeze them for at least 2 hours, but ideally overnight.
Step 3: Blend the frozen banana pieces in a small food processor or powerful blender. At first the banana pieces will look crumbled or smashed. Scrape down the food processor. Then it will look gooey, like banana mush. It will get smoother, but it will still have chunks of banana in it. Scrape down the food processor.
Step 4: Suddenly, as the last bits of banana smooth out, you’ll see the mixture shift from blended banana to creamy, soft-serve ice cream texture. Blend for a few more seconds to aerate the ice cream.
Step 5: You can eat the ice cream immediately, but it will be quite soft. You can also transfer it back into the airtight container and freeze it until solid.
Step 6: Mix honey, ginger and turmeric together.
Step 7: Add walnuts over the banana ice cream and spread over the sauce. Serve immediately!

Raw Vegan Banana Ice Cream

Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory is a classic recipe that I’ve never tried it before. I’ve read about it; I’ve seen other persons trying it and sharing on their blogs about it. Because the pictures were so catchy I have decided to give it a try. It took me about 20 minutes, so I can say it’s a simple recipe and you have to try it too. You won’t regret it.

Eggs in Purgatory Recipe
Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium size onion
3-4 cloves of garlic, cut in small pieces
4 medium size tomatoes, skin removed
1 small chili pepper, chopped
salt
pepper

How It’s Made?
Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large skillet, add onions and cook until they become translucent.
Eggs in Purgatory Onion
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Step 2: Add garlic and chili pepper and fry for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Cut the tomatoes into medium pieces and add them to the skillet. Add salt and pepper.
Step 4: Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Eggs in Purgatory Sauce
Step 5: When the sauce is ready, make little depressions in the sauce with a spoon and break an egg into each of them.
Step 6: Cook for another few minutes until the eggs are ready.
Eggs in Purgatory Recipe

Brazilian Lemonade

We still have a few days until the end of the month and it’s still very warm outside so here is my idea for a delicious and refreshing lemonade that is perfect for the remaining summertime. The ingredients are very simple. It takes only a few minutes to blend them together.

Brazilian Lemonade Recipe
Ingredients
3 fresh limes
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup sugar
4 cups cold water

How It’s Made?
Step 1: Squeeze the juice from 3 limes into a blender container.
Step 2: Pulse lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, sugar and as much water you can until everything is combined.
Step 3: Pour the remaining water, stir and serve immediately over crushed ice.

Brazilian Lemonade

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

The roasted chickpeas recipe is really easy to make, very healthy, crispy, spicy and absolutely delicious. I totally recommend it, because chickpeas have a lot of benefits for you and they can be a tasty snack if you know how to cook them.

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
Ingredients:
400g cooked chickpeas
2 teaspoons curry
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
4 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
salt

How It’s Made?
Step 1: You can use canned chickpeas, which are a quick and easy alternative to dried chickpeas. If you prefer the latter version, then make sure you cook the chickpeas as indicated on the label. Drain the chickpeas, shower them through a jet of cold water and leave them 10 minutes to drain in a sieve. Then place the chickpeas on absorbent paper and gently wipe them.
Step 2: Mix the chickpeas with the rest of the ingredients.
Step 3: Place the chickpeas on a tray lined with baking paper and cook them for 15 minutes at 180° C.
Step 4: Turn the chickpeas on the other side and cook them for another 15 minutes until they become crispy and golden.

Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Oaty Raisin Cookies

Quick, easy and perfect with warm milk or natural yogurt. These cookies are amazingly easy to make, extremely healthy and tasteful. Enjoy!

Oaty Raisin Cookies

Ingredients:
50g margarine or butter
50g caster sugar
50g wholemeal flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon honey
80g porridge oats
50g raisins

How It’s Made?
Step 1: In a large bowl, mix the margarine/butter and sugar together until soft, then beat in the honey.
Step 2: Add the egg and the cinnamon powder and mix well.
Step 3: In another bowl, combine the flour, the baking powder, the oats and the raisins and mix them together before adding them to the butter mixture.
Step 4: Use a spoon to make cookies and place them on the baking sheet.
Uncooked Oaty Cookies
Step 5: Heat oven to 180° C and bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
Step 6: Leave them on the tray for a minute before transferring them to a cooling tray.
Step 7: Store in an air tight container and enjoy.

Baked Stuffed Apples with Walnuts

You might think this recipe is old-fashioned, but I guarantee you won’t regret if you try it. I would totally recommend it during the winter period, but it goes well every time you feel the need for something sweet and healthy.

Baked Stuffed Apples with Walnuts
Ingredients:
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
4 red apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons honey (optional)

How It’s Made?
Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 °C.
Step 2: Remove the core from each apple (using a melon baller for example), scooping out the steam and seeds and making a deep hole for the filling; work to within about 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apple. You can also peel the skin if you want to.
Step 3: In a small bowl, blend together the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Mix in the walnuts.
Step 4: Spoon equals amounts of the filling into the center of the apples.
Step 5: Set the filled apples in an 8-inch square baking pan or other baking pan just large enough to hold them snugly.
Red Apples Walnuts
Step 6: Bake until the apples are tender when pierced, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool and serve.

Baked Stuffed Apples with Walnuts

Shaved Fennel Salad

I’ve never tried fennel before, so I was extremely curious about the taste when I first saw it in the store at an affordable price. It tastes really original and the other ingredients in this salad do nothing else than improving the taste experience. Enjoy!

Shaved Fennel Salad
Ingredients:
1 fennel bulb, shaved paper-thin with a mandoline or knife
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons cheese
salt and pepper to taste

How It’s Made?
Step 1: Gently toss all the ingredients together and serve immediately.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie

For today, I’ve prepared you a simple recipe with rhubarb: strawberry and rhubarb pie. I’ve recently discovered this amazing vegetable and if you have the occasion to test it don’t hesitate to do it. You won’t regret it. Rhubarb is a very old plant and its medicinal uses have been recorded in history since ancient China. It has a sour taste if you eat it raw.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Ingredients:
1 portion of pate brisee
400 g rhubarb, cut into chunks
400 g strawberries, sliced into four
120 g white sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
a bit of salt

How It’s Made?
Step 1: Prepare the dough using the pate brisee recipe.
Step 2: Divide the dough into 2 disks. Roll out 1 piece of dough to make a bottom crust. Place it into a pie dish.
Step 3: Mix rhubarb and strawberry with sugar, corn starch, salt, cinnamon and ginger.
Mixed Strawberry Rhubarb
Step 4: Pour out the fruit mixture into chilled crust.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Step 5: Brush edges of pie crust with egg white. Roll out the other piece of dough and place over filling.
Step 6: Cook at 190° C for 60 minutes.

You can also serve strawberry and rhubarb pie with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Sliced Rhubarb Pie