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Vegan whole wheat fusilli pasta


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Oh marmite et ponponER’S how i miss you ❤

I woke up this morning and the first thing on my mind was marmite et ponpon. Back form the summer vacation and before getting overwhelmed by a packed schedule, i wanted to start with by a big fat i love you and i miss you.

I spontaneously chose the last post from the queue (the long queue, the really long queue) to share it with you, without thinking and without planning … All i can say (emotionally driven) i really miss you and miss my space where i share with you what i like to do the most.

Happy to reconnect with you after this long time!

Vegan whole wheat fusilli pasta is my recipe to share with you today. Serving 4, you will need:

  • one pack of whole wheat fusilli (cooked as per pack instructions, washed and drained)
  • 500b tomato puree
  • 1 big capsicum cut a la julienne
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh mushroom sliced
  • 5-6 small zucchini cut a la julienne
  • 2 big carrots shaved or thinly sliced
  • 1 cup black olive, seedless
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper as per your taste

Bring olive oil to heat and sautee the broccoli, carrots and zucchini for 2 minutes then add capsicum (choose the color you want), mushroom and olive to sautee all for another 1-2 minutes.

 

Pour the puree of tomato and cook the mixture 1 minute after boiling. You don’t want the veggies to be 100% cooked. The little bit of crunchiness will create a beautiful contrast with the pasta. Add salt and pepper as per your taste!

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Mix the sauce with the pasta and serve it hot or maybe at room temperature. Bon appetit!

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Apple carrot cake


apple carrot cakeSometimes all you need is a simple and easy cake recipe for everyday. Breakfast or dessert, this is the wholesome cake to adapt. It has fruits (apple and carrots), nuts (walnut), eggs and milk.

apple carrot cake

It’s a complete meal or snack, made it healthier by replacing the butter with vegetable oil and using low fat milk.

So much flavors in a simple cake to enjoy and indulge.

apple carrot cakeYou will need: (9″ baking dish)

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • zest of one lemon (approx 1 tbsp)
  • zest of one orange (approx 1 1/2 tbsp)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1 medium apple grated
  • 1/2 cup milk (low fat)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chip
  • a handful walnut

apple carrot cake

 

Preheat oven on 180°C. Butter a 9″ dish and dust with flour then put it aside.

Start by mixing eggs, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until light in color and fluffy. Mix in the lemon and orange zest and the oil and keep mixing for another 5 minutes on low speed.

Fold in the flour, baking powder, grated carrot, grated apple and milk. Mix gently until all ingredients are well incorporated.

Pour in the baking dish and bake for an hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

If you wish to wrap the cake with chocolate, sprinkle 1 cup dark chocolate chip on top when the cake is done and still hot then garnish with a handful walnut. If you don’t want to add chocolate, chop the walnuts and add them to the batter before baking.

apple carrot cakeIt’s so fluffy and rich, beware that one piece could drag another. In other words it’s addictive.

This cake is so versatile, you can add cinnamon if you’re fond of, and if you wish to enjoy a deep flavor,  you can add a pinch of nutmeg and clove.

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aphrodisiac carrot ginger soup to a natural tan


carrot ginger soup

The sweetness of carrots with the sourness of orange spiked with ginger, makes this soup heavenly delicious!

Summer is here, top up your tan with this magical soup. Carrots are the best source of beta carotene for a deeper and prolonged tan. Without forgetting the terrific benefits of ginger. Ginger is a powerful aphrodisiac and increases sexual prowess. I bet you will have fun this summer 😉

ginger carrot soup

My sister in low (Salma) had carrot ginger soup in a restaurant and she liked it so much that she motivated me to look for a nice recipe to adapt. I say adapt because i can never use a recipe without adding my personal taste!

Ingredients: (serving 4 people)

  • 800g carrots roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat to cook onion and ginger until soft and fragrant about 5 minutes.

Add carrots, broth, water and orange juice, increase heat to medium high and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot and let it simmer for 45 minutes.

Puree the soup in a blender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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You can serve it warm or chilled! To serve it chilled add a spoon of sour cream on top and savour it!

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It’s so addictive that one portion is not enough! you will be craving for more.

The smell of ginger filled the house incredibly!

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